Author Archives: Katie D

I grew up in New Jersey in a family where the word “vacation” was synonymous with “Disney World.” After a few years of visiting regularly, my family became Disney Vacation Club members which meant we visited even more! Going to Disney always felt kind of like going home, and some of my best childhood and teenage memories occurred there. Now that I live in Jacksonville, FL I am excited to be a short drive from this magical place and look forward to making new memories for years to come.

Why We Still Recommend Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort

This is a time like no other at Walt Disney World.  The theme parks are open with limited hours and experiences.  Character meals are slowly returning but with social distancing.  The whole FastPass+ system is on hold.  And some of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, like early FastPass+ booking and Extra Magic Hours, just don’t ...

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The Best Perks of Visiting Walt Disney World Right Now

It’s a time like no other at Walt Disney World.  It can be easy to focus on what’s missing from the typical magical Disney experience, but we’d prefer to look on the bright side!  Here are our five best perks to visiting Walt Disney World right now:  [google_ad]  1. Quick Service is Actually Quick! One of the highlights of my ...

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10 Must-Knows Before Visiting Walt Disney World’s EPCOT


Things are definitely different at Walt Disney World these days, but you can still have amazing experiences at each of the parks.  Disney is doing a great job with enforcing safety measures to help guests feel comfortable, but this does come with some significant changes to the theme park experience.  If you’re considering a visit to Disney’s EPCOT, here are ...

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Best & Worst Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

If you ask a recent visitor to Walt Disney World about the food, you are likely to get one of two answers.  Either it is “overpriced typical theme park food”, or it’s “amazing – a foodie haven!”  With such polarizing reviews, which is accurate?  Actually, they both are.  The quality of Disney dining is really variable based on what restaurants ...

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Tips for a Stress Free Trip to Walt Disney World


I believe vacation should be relaxing, not stressful.  Yet just a few minutes of people watching at Walt Disney World will provide you dozens of examples of stressed-out visitors!  Some people might even say that a Disney vacation is inherently stressful, but I disagree.  Here are ten tips for keeping your Disney trip stress free!  [google_ad]  1. Plan your transportation ...

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How To Prepare Your Kids For A Post-Quarantine Walt Disney World


There are many great things about visiting Walt Disney World these days, but it certainly is different than before the pandemic began.  In order to help you kids have a magical experience, you’ll want to prepare them for the safety measures and the differences from the traditional Disney experience.  Here are a few ways to help get them ready and ...

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Best Ways To Have A Sweet Daddy/Daughter Day At Walt Disney World

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While family trips to Disney are always special, there is something extra special about a one-on-one visit with a parent and child.  We have 8 suggestions for a Daddy/Daughter Disney Day.  (And we’re pretty sure that any grown up/kid combo would have a blast with these too!) [google_ad]  1. Harmony Barber Shop If Magic Kingdom is the park of choice, ...

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Best Eats Around Walt Disney World’s Crescent Lake


Crescent Lake sits just outside of EPCOT’s back entrance, surrounded by Disney’s Boardwalk, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Swan, and Dolphin Resorts.  With a variety of eating, drinking, and entertainment options, it’s a great place to spend a non-park day, a free evening, or grab a meal as you move between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.  Since there are so many great ...

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