Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Why the Treehouse Villas Are My “Go To” Resort for Relaxation at Walt Disney World

Looking for relaxation at Walt Disney World Resort or other Disney Parks? Look no further. Join me as I explore why the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is my “go to” resort for relaxation and then check out other choices in this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop.


It can be difficult to take time out to relax on a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, especially if one doesn’t get there often. You’ve paid all that money so you want to see and do everything! Unfortunately, unless you’re planning to be there for weeks, it’s just not possible, so prioritize and take some time for yourself. After all, it’s your vacation… and I have just the place to do it, a Treehouse Villa at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. Continue reading

Where to Book Early When Making Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World Resort

Not All Dining Reservations Are Created Equal – Where to Book Early When Making Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World Resort

Looking for tips for your first Disney vacation? Look no further. This month’s Blogorail Blue Loop is sharing tips for your first Disney vacation.


A few weeks ago, I covered when and how to make dining reservations at Walt Disney World Resort, but in reality, that’s kind of the easy part. With so many choices, how does one decide where to make dining reservations? It really comes down to personal preference, the food is great at all of the table service restaurants, but there are a few tips that everyone should know.

Not All Dining Reservations Are Created Equal - Where to Book Early When Making Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World ResortFirst, there are a few restaurants where very early reservations are an absolute must. It is even possible that these restaurants won’t have any availability as soon as the reservations open up. This is because many visitors make sure to be on the Walt Disney World website or on the phone with dining reservations as soon as the 180 day mark hits.  In addition, those staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can book dining reservations once it is 180 days from their check in date, even for days later in their stay (up to 10 days), so reservations 181 days or even 190 days out could be taken by those guests. Even though reservations officially open at 7am Eastern each day, many advise getting on the computer earlier and trying prior to that if you’re looking for one of these extremely popular dining locations that include: Continue reading

Why You Should Use a Travel Agent for Your Disney Vacation

Five Reasons You Should Use a Travel Agent for Your Next Disney Vacation

As much as I travel, I rarely use a travel agent. Yet, there are times that I know that using one is extremely beneficial. Planning a Disney vacation is definitely one of those times. Why? Continue reading

How to Make FastPass+ Reservations for Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Travel Planning for First-Timers (or Those Who Haven’t Been in a Few Years) – Part 3: FastPass+

No one wants to spend all their vacation standing in line waiting to get on an attraction. With advance planning using the FastPass+ system, you don’t have to at Walt Disney World. FastPass+ allows you to reserve a one-hour window to go to an attraction and enter via the shorter FastPass+ line instead of the regular, standby line. This can cut the wait time down to 15 minutes or less, and it’s free. Many first-timers make the mistake of assuming it’s an extra cost. It is not so be sure to take advantage of it. Continue reading

Walt Disney World Travel Planning for First-Timers (or Those Who Haven’t Been in a Few Years) – Part 2: Making Dining Reservations

Reservations for those restaurants that take them, dinner shows, or dining packages can be made 180 days in advance. If you are staying at a Disney World Resort, then you can make them 180 days from your check in date through your check out date as long as it’s within 10 days, so slightly longer than 6 months. Certain restaurants book up really, really early such as Be Our Guest and Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom and Le Cellier in Epcot. Many character meals (restaurants that have Disney characters visit your table while you’re dining) may also sell out early as well. In addition, during peak periods such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, ALL restaurants that take reservations are likely to require reservations well in advance. For those that don’t make reservations, there are still fast food type options available in all the parks and at the resorts that don’t require nor take reservations. Continue reading