Rafiki’s Planet Watch – Hit or Miss?

Jump on the Wildlife Express Train to learn about how they care for and feed the animals in Animal Kingdom. There is a petting zoo, view the creepy crawlies, or you might be able to catch a scientist working! This is a great educational area, especially if you plan ahead. Talk to your children about…

What is There for the Youngest Visitors to do in Disney Studios?

The early morning line to rent strollers and wheelchairs. Disney Studios has always been one of my kids favorite park, second only to Magic Kingdom.  I love how it has grown with them.  There is always something to do no matter what the age. When my friend asked what can my 3 almost 4-year-old do…

What is There for the Youngest Visitors to do in Magic Kingdom?

This past weekend I was talking to someone about Walt Disney World and what is the “right” age to take children.  My kids both started going to Disney World when they were 18 months.  Do they remember those trips?  No.  But, we sure do. They developed great memories for their aunts, uncles and grandparents who…

You are Going to Disney World Again? My Response

As I am getting ready to book our next trip to Disney World in February already I can hear in my head all the people who ask where we are going on vacation this year say, “Didn’t you just go there?”  or my favorite, “You know there are other places to visit other than Disney…

Kilimanjaro Safari – Animal Kingdom

I love the Kilimanjaro Safari.  I know it is one of those attractions you either really love or really don’t care for.  I admit there have been times we have been to Animal Kingdom that I have chosen not to ride on the Safari because it is later in the day and the animals always…

Dining Reservation for Our Upcoming Trip

I am jump out of my skin excited that we will be leaving in just a few days for our trip to Walt Disney World.  Since it has been quite awhile since our last trip we decided to do a mix of old favorites and new restaurants for our dining reservations. Our plan is to…

With a Tape Measure and a Notebook…

Wow!  My family sure has changed since this picture was taken in Disney Hollywood Studios.  My daughter is now as tall as I am and my son is about 9 inches taller too.  Can’t wait to get an updated picture on our trip next week. Yes, we are headed back to Walt Disney World in…

Why I Plan Our Disney Trips

I am a planner. I was a first timer once.  Almost 20 years ago we came back from our first trip to Walt Disney World and everyone was talking about how beautiful the countries of Epcot were.  Sure, they were nice but….  Wait.  Gardens?  Weren’t they just buildings with restaurants and stores?  Yes, we literally…

Saving for Disney World

Everyone has their little tricks to try to save money toward a trip to Walt Disney World.  Above is our change jar.   I made this over 10 years ago from a giant pretzel jar and pictures cut from Disney catalogs (remember those?). Each day whenever we spend cash we always use dollar bills and all…

Disney Training – I’m to the Hub

In the past few years I have moved beyond Pooh sized to more Ursalaesque.  My weight or size have never bothered me.  I do what I want to do and don’t let it stop me. As we approach this Disney trip though the thought of all the walking over 8 days was beginning to make…