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.

7 Awesome Things About Walt Disney World’s Pop Century Resort


Walt Disney World divides its resorts into three categories based on price and amenities: Value, Moderate and Deluxe. While many people dream of a luxurious stay at a Deluxe resort like the Grand Floridian, this experience is out of many visitor’s price range. Disney’s value resorts are a much more accessible option, and still offer the benefits of staying on ...

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How to Do Walt Disney World Right for $4000

By Katie Dalbey One of the coolest things about Walt Disney World is that it provides options for people on a variety of budgets. While you obviously do need some money to plan a trip, a wonderful Disney vacation can be experienced for $2,000 or $10,000. There are five main spending areas to think about when planning your Disney budget: ...

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How to do Walt Disney World right for $3000


By Katie D. Most kids (and many adults!) dream of visiting Walt Disney World. For many though, the cost can be overwhelming. This leads some would-be visitors to skip Disney all together, and others to end up with mediocre trips because they cut the wrong costs. A Disney vacation for a family of four could easily cost $10,000 if you ...

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8 Do’s And Don’ts For Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

8. DO Go to the park on an Extra Magic Hours day (if you’re staying at a Disney resort) Walt Disney World offers Extra Magic Hours as a perk for guests who are staying on property. Most days, a different park will either open early or stay open late, with exclusive access for Disney resort guests. The Magic Kingdom is ...

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7 Most Beautiful Sights at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is known for fun and excitement, but it is also filled with beautiful sights. From the classic Disney décor at the Magic Kingdom, to art from around the world at EPCOT center, to the beauty of the outdoors at Animal Kingdom, there are amazing visual experiences throughout the theme parks and resorts. Read below to learn about ...

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7 Reasons You Will Love Staying At Disney’s Beach Club Resort

7. You can walk to two parks! Disney’s Beach Club Resort is located on Crescent Lake in the Epcot Resort area. The location is ideal because you can walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is about a five to ten minute walk to the International Gateway entrance of Epcot. This back entrance sees little traffic and rarely has ...

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7 Reasons You Will Love Staying At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

I absolutely love the Yacht Club, and I think you will two! Located next to its sister resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, on Crescent Lake, the Yacht Club combines elegance, charm and convenience to create one of the best resorts on Disney Property. There are probably a hundred reasons you will love staying here! You will find my top seven below, ...

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7 Reasons You Will Love Walt Disney World Restaurants

At many theme parks, eating is an annoying necessity and you are forced to pay a lot of money for cheap food. This could not be further from the truth at Walt Disney World! For many, dining is just as much a part of the magical Disney experience as the rides. Whether you’re a foodie who likes to experiment with ...

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The 7 Most Beautiful Sights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Katie D Animal Kingdom is full of amazing and beautiful sights. Part theme park and part wildlife refuge, Animal Kingdom has unique rides and attractions that you will not find anywhere else. The park appeals to a wide variety of guests. It is authentic enough to please nature lovers, but also does a great job of introducing nature-novices to ...

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7 reasons you will love staying at Disney’s Vacation Club

By Katie D The Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s vacation ownership program. Members buy in with an initial investment and pay a yearly maintenance fee. In exchange, they get an annual allotment of points that can be used to stay at Disney Vacation Club resorts. The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has 13 properties – nine of which are at Walt ...

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