• Yacht Club Lobby
    Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Ben’s Top 5 WDW Lobbies

    Courtesy of the Imagineers, Walt Disney World features some of the most magnificently themed resort hotels on the continent. Each is carefully curated to transport its guests to whatever destination the Imagineers transplanted into central Florida. Not all lobbies are created equal, though, so check out my top 5 WDW lobbies here.

  • Magic Kingdom - Top of the World Disney
    Animal Kingdom,  Blog Post,  Dining,  Epcot,  Hollywood Studios,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    Planning for Disney World – Basics

    Sitting down to start planning your Disney vacation can feel so overwhelming. Since fully embracing my Disney obsession, I feel like I’ve tailored my planning process to give me a vacation I can look forward to for months and that I can remember fondly for years. While my strategy may not be right for everybody (disclaimer: I don’t have children, and I’ve been told they change a thing or two when it comes to…oh, everything in life), hopefully I can share a tip or two that help you out!

  • FastPass
    Blog Post,  Planning,  Tips

    Disney World FastPass Guide, Tips and Trick + FREE Printable Cheat Sheet

    Disney World FastPass Guide and FREE Printable Cheat Sheet: Who likes standing in line, raise your hands! No one? For real? That’s shocking! (insert sarcastic font here). Chances are if you are reading this blog, you LOVE Disney or you are a Disney newbie and just trying to learn the ropes. Either way, I bet anyone who is reading this does not love standing in lines. You might (or might not) know that Disney offers this GREAT, FREE perk to its guest call FastPass! Below, I will tell you what a FastPass is, how to use it, and I will give you a FREE printable FastPass Cheat Sheet! So What…

  • Blog Post,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    Deciphering Disney Lingo

    Planning trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. Equally overwhelming is all the new vocabulary and acronyms you will encounter when you are planning your perfect trip. I am going to try my best to break down some of the most common acronyms and Disney lingo for you in alphabetical order.

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

    Disney World FREE Planning Printables

    Are you the type of person that likes to have a place for everything, and everything in its place? Do you like to have everything neat and organized? Are you planning on going to Disney World sometime in the future? If you answered “Yes” to even one of those questions, then these Disney World Free Planning Printables are for you! I LOVE having a scheduled and things all sorted out. So I figured making these Disney World Planning Printables would make life so much easier! What are these Disney World Free Planning Printables and how do they work? Well basically, these files that I have made up will help you…

  • 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,  Dining,  Epcot,  Hollywood Studios,  Magic Kingdom,  Tips

    Crash Course on Surviving Disney With a Toddler or Baby

    Disney with a Toddler: I’m going to be honest here… Toddlers are hard! They aren’t babies anymore, but there are not big kids yet. They are kind of in the weird in-between stage where you can’t wait for them to grow up, but, at the same time, you keep asking yourself where the time has gone. It’s an emotional rollercoaster all around! So, taking toddlers to the happiest place on earth is no small task. I am past the toddler stage (thank goodness), so I feel like someone might be able to learn from my trials and errors. In this article, I hope to show you how worth it this…

  • Animal Kingdom,  Blog Post,  Children,  Planning,  Tips

    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.

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

    10 WDW 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 pretzels available anywhere for…

  • Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Disney Vacation Club – The Basics Part 3

    Part 3 of my DVC breakdown covers the odds and ends that I think are important to know about DVC. I cover some DVC facts beyond “use DVC for Disney vacations” (non-Disney park vacation uses for DVC points, the resale market, and renting DVC points) and list some points to think about when deciding if DVC is right for you. There’s a lot to cover (this is the longest part), so let’s dive in! I know I said this in both Parts 1 and 2, but it’s worth repeating: I do not work for Disney or DVC and that I am not at all being paid for or given perks…