I'm a lover of all things Disney! I have an adorable son named Andy (after Toy Story), and an amazing hubby named Aaron. For my family and I, Disney isn’t just a hobby or someplace we casually go when on vacation, it's a way of life. We try to go back 'Home' twice a year. My hope for this blog is to help families navigate their crazy, magical times through Disney and reach their Disney Dream!

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Top 10 Rides That You Won’t Mind Waiting in the Queue

    Disney World Queues: At Disney World, lines tend to be LONG. So long, that when you see a 60-minute wait time for Flight of Passage, you automatically think that that’s a short amount of time. Disney World also has implemented a system called FastPass +. But sometimes, there aren’t any Fastpassaes available for that ride. Never fear! Disney has made (for many of their rides) standing in line just as fun as riding the attraction! Okay, maybe not as fun, but you get the point. Here is the list of the top 7 best ones in no particular order. Dumbo– Magic Kingdom Okay, I am starting with one that might…

  • Blog Post,  Children,  Planning,  Tips

    Halloween at Disney World with Food Allergies – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

    Halloween at Disney World with Food Allergies: For kids with food allergies, Halloween can be a scary time (and I don’t mean the decorations). You never know where your allergen can be lurking. But, trick-or-treating at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is, as it says in its name, really not so scary! Disney World participates in something called the Teal Pumpkin Project. If you are unfamiliar with that, it’s when families put a Teal Pumpkin (teal is the color of allergy awareness) out on their porch to let other families know that they either have allergy-friendly candy/snacks or nonfood treats such as stickers. Disney implements this so well that kids (or kids…

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Tips for Going to Disney World on a Budget

    Disney World on a Budget: Disney World is expensive! (I feel like I have started off a few of my blog post like this before- because it’s true!). And for those that know me, know that I am a cheapo. I like to cut corners and save money wherever I can. Even when it comes to Disney. My husband and I are also really big on budgeting (more so my husband, but that’s a different story), and we live in a one-income household in one of the most expensive places to live in the country. (looking at you CT). So if we want to go to Disney World or Disneyland,…

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Top 7 Ways to Spend a Rest Day at Disney World!

    Rest Day Disney World: Disney World is magical, exciting, happy, fun, wonderful, and so many other positive feelings rolled into one. For many, it’s what people call “Home.” But, Disney World can also be overwhelming, hectic, and a little crazy — especially when you have kids. Taking a break is always something I advise people to do when they are on their Disney vacation. Sometimes that is very hard to do. We might be thinking, “I spend all of my hard-earned money on this vacation. I am not going to spend it doing nothing.” And believe me, I get it! But I feel that if you don’t take a break in the…

  • Blog Post,  Dining,  Tips

    Mistakes to Avoid When Dining at Disney World

    Hi, my name is Nicole and I LOVE food. I mean its almost an addiction. The site of food, the smells of food, and even the sounds of food make me so happy! I know, I have a problem. So when it comes to vacationing, food is always at the top of my mind. Where am I going to eat? When am I going to eat? Is it time to eat yet? And when it comes to Disney World, these questions are even MORE at the forefront of my mind. I make sure that my meals are planned out in the best possible way. So here are some mistakes to…

  • Blog Post,  Tips

    Free Things to get at Disney World!!

    Free Things at Disney World: Who doesn’t like free things, right? To be honest, I really am a big ol’ cheapo. And Disney is so expensive to begin with anyway! So, if you are anything like me, having a list of things that you can enjoy for free is a huge plus in your book. Enjoy! Free Things at Disney World that Don’t Require a Ticket I am going to break this up into two major sections. The first section will all be things that you can do without a paid ticket (not inside one of the four main parks). Mainly, these are things that you can do or get in resorts…

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    The WORST Disney Advice You Should NEVER Follow

    We have all heard our fair share of bad advice. And when it comes to a Disney Vacation, there is plenty of bad advice to go around. Now, I am not claiming that every little bit of advice I give is law and the best advice in the world. Sometimes different things work for different people or different situations. But, I have heard some advice that just leaves me scratching my head. Below is a list of advice that I truly believe is bad advice that you should ignore. 1. “Wait until you have kids to go to Disney.” Now, I am starting off with probably the most popular worse…

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
    Blog Post,  Children,  Magic Kingdom

    Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: A Beginners Guide

    Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is something that my family has only just recently started to get into. I have heard about it before, but never really looked into it. I honestly thought it was just another thing that Disney wanted us to fork money over to, because a Disney vacation isn’t expensive enough, right? Well, I was very wrong! Turns out, this is a FREE activity. Not only is it free, but it’s actually a lot of fun! My 4-year-old son (and 27-year-old husband) had a blast running around Magic Kingdom on our last trip playing this game. In this article, I will explain what it is, how it works,…