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    A Complete Guide to MagicBands

    To me, MagicBands are basically magic. I mean, it says it all in the name! You technically don’t need MagicBands while visiting Walt Disney World. but it does make your life a whole lot easier. And I am 100% for making life easier. Here is a complete Guide to MagicBands! 1. What are MagicBands? I am so glad you asked! (I am just going to assume that you asked). Anyway, MagicBands are the most magic-filled jewelry that you will ever own. They are bracelets that use RF technology to store your specific information. You match them up (“Mickey to Mickey” as you will hear Castmembers say) to various touch points…

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    Disney World Trip Calculator- Your Best Disney Planning Tool

    I am EXTREMELY pleased and excited to announce that — drum roll please — Disney Dream Co. now has a Disney World Trip Calculator!!! Yayyyyy!!!! What is a Disney trip calculator?? Well, I am so glad you asked! This little tool will help make the process of planning a Disney vacation sooo much easier!! Here at Disney Dream Co., that’s something that we all really want to do — help make your Disney vacation easier to plan and more enjoyable! First things first… What is it?!? This calculator will help you figure out all of your ” need to know” and important dates. For example, one of the dates that I am always trying…

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    How to Survive a Rainy Day at Disney

    Rainy Day at Disney: Let’s face it, if you are going to be at Disney for more then a couple of days, chances are that you will encounter rain at some point in your trip. And I HATE getting caught in the rain! For me, it really has to do with my hair. I have such crazy, frizzy, curly hair that takes hours to tame this beast. So, mix that in with the Florida rain and humidity and it’s NOT a pretty sight! Anyway, I try not to let the rain ruin my day. Here are some ideas that you can do to help you through a rainy day. This Rainy Day…

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    How to Keep You and Your Family Cool and Survive the Heat in Disney World

    Keep Cool in Disney: I often hear people ask, “If I go to Disney World this month or that month, how will the temperature be?”  And I have the answer for you! It will be HOT. No matter what, you will experience hot portions of the day. Especially if you are from a northern state like me. Anything above 70 seems to be hot. And then there is my son. He is a sweaty mess if the temperature gets above 50. Actually, he sweats no matter what the temperature is.  So here I have compiled a list of things that will help you keep you and your children as cool…

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    Kim’s Skip List: It’s Tough to be a Bug

    Just because I love Disney, it doesn’t mean I love every attraction, show, or treat Disney has to offer. My skip list is about those park attractions I’d pass up. It’s not all negativity here, though — I offer up an alternative I’d much rather do instead! When it comes to It’s Tough to be a Bug, I’d rather do anything else. Anything. Including sitting and counting back from 7000 by 14s.

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    Kim’s Top 5 – Epcot Edition

    Epcot’s Top Attractions: Picking favorite attractions always feels a little bit blasphemous — shouldn’t we love them equally, like children? The cold, hard truth is that we don’t. There are some that have a hold tight on us and make us feel like spending hours of our lives standing in line is a brilliant idea. Here, I’m going to take on Epcot and pick my Top 5 attractions. When I first thought of this task with Epcot, I figured it’d be easy — there aren’t that many “attractions” in Epcot, so how hard could this be? A MASSIVE portion of the park is the World Showcase, and it felt like…

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    Polynesian Resort: Deluxe Studio Review- Disney World

    Polynesian Resort- Deluxe Studio Review- A few weeks ago, I ran through a 3-part series about DVC basics. (Click Here for part 1!) I absolutely love being a DVC member! I aim to someday stay at each of the DVC resorts, and was so happy to check off the Polynesian when I last visited Disney in November! Let me tell you all about it. Spoiler alert: it was fantastic. Here we go into the Polynesian Resort Deluxe Studio Review. Convenience There’s something especially magical about staying at a resort on the monorail loop. Even though the monorail could use a good sprucing, it’s inherently “Disney,” and the easy access it…

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    Tackling Disney with Food Allergies

    So you have been dreaming of a Disney Vacation? Does tackling Disney with food allergies seem overwhelming? Does someone in your family have one food allergy dietary restriction or more? Then this article and Disney are for you. Disney has a reputation for handling food allergies well and for good reason.  The staff at each food location are well trained and able to help with any questions you may have. Read more about Disney Festivals with allergies and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party with allergies here. Each quick service location has an allergy-friendly menu that you can view to get an idea of single allergy options ( dairy, egg,…

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    10 Disney World Must-Dos

    Disney World Must Dos: We all know it’s physically impossible to do everything on any WDW trip, unless you were to stay for a whole month, and maybe not even then. There are certain things, though, that you just know you’ve got to try your darnest to do each time. It’s been far too long since my last trip, so I’m just going to reminisce for a bit… 10. Eat a Mickey Pretzel – We all know calories don’t count in WDW (shhhh. Let me live this lie in peace), so you know my trips are full of treats. I know it’s probably just like a ton of other soft…

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    Taking a Last-Minute Trip to WDW! (Plus Tips and Tricks)

    Last Minute Trip to Disney: Let me start this article by saying, in some of my past articles I have suggested booking your trip waaayyy in advance (like a year in advance if you can), so this post might seem a little contradictory. Although I still suggest booking your Disney vacation as soon as you possibly can, booking a last minute trip is still very possible! I know, because I just did it! It all started when my husband was going away to sunny San Diego for a business trip (we live in CT by the way). Also, business trips for him are very fun. I wanted to do something…