• Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Top 7 Crowded Park Strategies at Disney World

    Top 7 Crowded Park Strategies at Disney World: Raise your hand if you like a crowded park! Anyone? No one? I didn’t think so. I am assuming most of us are not fans of places being super crowded. But the reality is, that’s just life, especially when it comes to WDW. Here my list of Top 7 Crowded Park Day Strategies at WDW. 1. Always Expect a Crowd This might sound strange, but if you expect a crowd to be there, you will be setting your expectations correctly and won’t be disappointed. Disney World these days is pretty much ALWAYS crowded, and who can blame them? Disney World is the…

  • Blog Post,  Children,  Movies

    Movies You Should See Before Heading to WDW and Character Reference List

    About a year ago, the song “Be Our Guest” came on my Disney Pandora Station. My then three-year-old son says, “Mama, what movie is this song from?” You should have seen the look of pure horror on my face. It was at that moment that I realized I have failed as a parent. My son, who has been to Disney several times now, and even ate at the Beast’s castle (the restaurant is called Be Our Guest for crying out loud AND it’s his favorite restaurant), did NOT know that that song was from Beauty and the Beast. So, I figured I needed to correct this and make him watch…

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    The Magic Behind PhotoPass and Memory Maker

    They say a photo speaks a thousand words. If that’s true, then photos from a Disney Photopass Photographer must speak at least two thousand words! I don’t know how they do it, but they always seem to capture my most favorite photos of my family. My son, who I happen to think is the cutest kid in the world, just doesn’t take photos well. He’s not very photogenic. But somehow, they always capture him looking cute! In this article, I will explain what the difference is between Photopass and Memory Maker, if it’s worth you getting it for your vacation, and other need to know information.

  • Blog Post,  Children

    Getting a Letter from Mickey and Friends!

    Letter from Mickey Mouse: Do you have a child that is just as obsessed with Mickey Mouse as my son is? My son, who is 4 years old, is constantly talking about how Mickey is his friend. He thinks that they are best pals and misses him so much when we aren’t in Disney World. And since we live in Connecticut, we don’t make it to Disney nearly as often as we would both like. He truly gets very sad because he misses his ‘best friend’ so much! I went on a hunt. I was determined to figure out a way to help my son feel better in between Disney…

  • Animal Kingdom,  Blog Post,  Dining,  Disney Resorts,  Epcot,  Hollywood Studios,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    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…

  • Animal Kingdom,  Blog Post,  Children,  Epcot,  Hollywood Studios,  Magic Kingdom

    Great Activities To Do at WDW that Also Make Awesome (and FREE) Souvenirs

    FREE. Who doesn’t love something that is free? I am a self-proclaimed cheap-o and LOVE when I see that I can get something for free. I feel like I am wasting money if I don’t do whatever the free thing is. Anyway, I figured coming up with a list of activities in Disney that give you free souvenirs would be great! So here we go! I hope you enjoy this list! 1. Collecting Stickers Around the Parks Who doesn’t love stickers? Collecting stickers is a fun, neat way to bring back some free souvenirs and make a fun activity out of it! Depending on what park you are in, and…