Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Ears with Interchangeable Bows Unveiled at the D23 Expo (and how to win a set before they’re released at the Disney Parks)

New ears were unveiled at the Dream Store at the D23 Expo last weekend. The Interchangeable Bow Collection features a starter set with a black-and-silver “Minnie” polka dot bow. The bow has a clip making it easily removable from the headband ears and other bows can be purchased. Personally, I liked the softness of the headband and ears. They are covered in a velvety fabric. Continue reading

Top 10 Pools at Walt Disney World and Disneyland for Tweens and Teens

Top 10 Pools at Walt Disney World and Disneyland for Tweens and Teens

My 13-year-old son has been going to the Disney Parks since he was 10 months old. He’s been on at least one Disney Parks trip per year since then, sometimes more. Because of that, he often prefers that we hang out at the resort and resort pool rather than the parks. For today’s post, I asked him what his favorite pools are at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World and these were his picks. Continue reading

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

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