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New Disney World Minnie Vans Perfect for Families with Small Kids

I know that many of you share my desire to streamline travel logistics as much as reasonably possible, especially when young children are involved. We did that on a recent trip to Disney World by staying on the monorail at the Polynesian to really make transitions to and from the resort for naptimes as easy as possible, but a new option is coming to Disney World that will sometimes be even better than the monorail!   At the recent D23 EXPO,…

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Surviving the Heat on a Summer Trip to Disney World

What do you think of when you think of Walt Disney World in the middle of the summer? Frequent rain showers. Temperatures close to 100 degrees plus humidity. Melting Mickey ice cream. Crying kids. Overheated adults. Long lines. Short tempers. Sound fun?   When I first thought about taking my girls to Disney World in July, I thought through some of those potential realities myself. Obviously summer is a popular time of the year to visit Disney because school is out, but summer…

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Is the Disney VIP Classics Tour Worth It?

Around the same time that I fell in love with the idea of taking the girls to Disney World this summer, I also learned about a relatively new VIP tour option in the Magic Kingdom that sounded perfect for our trip goals, stamina, and timeframe. If you aren’t familiar, Disney World offers a variety of special tours ranging from full blown private VIP tours that are $400 – $600 per hour with a seven hour minimum to one hour $30…

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The Five Best Activities at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

When we decided to splurge this summer and stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort we did it with the full intention of not just using the room as a place to lay our heads at night. Instead, the resort itself was to play an important role in our Disney vacation. From the lava pool, to the Kiki Tikis splash play area, to the character breakfast at ‘Ohana and more, we wanted to take the time to enjoy the amenities at Disney’s Polynesian.…

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Why You Shouldn’t Stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

My very first trip to Walt Disney World was as a ten year old girl with my family. We did one big family Disney trip growing up where we drove to Orlando from Texas, played at Disney and the surrounding attractions for about a week, rode absolutely everything that existed at the time, and we stayed on Disney property at the then still pretty new Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It was a grand trip, and until last week it was the…

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How We Experienced More of Disney World for Less

A couple of months ago I found myself in a situation where our big summer family trip had fallen apart and I had the opportunity to plan a new relatively last minute summer adventure. Somewhat unexpectedly given how hot it is in Orlando in July, my heart fell in love with the idea of taking the girls to Disney for a few nights. Not just that, but in part because of the reality that my youngest daughter absolutely would still need…

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Taking a Disney Vacation Club Tour for Extra FastPasses and Gift Cards!

Apologies to those who couldn’t care less about Disney related topics, but we are at Disney right now so I kind of have Disney on the brain, and on my shoes, and in my stomach, and pretty much everywhere else. Before our trip I knew a bit about the opportunity to take a Disney Vacation Club (timeshare) tour in exchange for a $50 Disney gift card and three additional “anytime use” FastPasses for each member of our party. I didn’t…

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Come Watch Our Magical Time in the July Disney Heat!

We are currently majorly tiring ourselves out, no wait, I mean making the most of every minute at Disney World. This means I haven’t been able to post as much as normal while we are here, but I am sharing clips from our Disney Days over on InstaStory. If you want to peek at what a trip with a seven and (almost) two year old to Disney World looks like in the middle of summer, come check it out before it…

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Easy Way to Save on Snacks and Drinks at Disney World

There’s a million and one posts and tips out there about how to save money at Disney World, and they are all useful to varying degrees. Heck, I’ve written plenty of posts on the topic, but now for the first time since I was a kid we are actually staying at a 100% real Disney resort as opposed to just staying nearby or at a sort-of-Disney resort like the Swan or Dolphin. While staying at a Disney resort isn’t necessarily cheap,…

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The Points You Don’t Want to Use for Disney Stays

A little while back we won some nights at a fully staffed over-the-top villa in Jamaica via an online travel auction site. Then a month or so ago it all fell through, and with it so did our mid-summer family travel plans. We had won the villa at a real steal of a deal via a legit site and had gotten some friends pretty excited to travel with us. It was a true bummer when the folks who run the villa…

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