Author Archives: Stacy Milford

Then & Now: Disney’s Great Movie Ride and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway


Walt Disney World has been busy celebrating its 50th anniversary, starting in October 2021 and lasting for a magical 18-month period. That’s a lot of celebrating across Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Parks, along with special events, merchandise, and treats at Disney Springs, Disney’s BoardWalk, and Disney Resort Hotels. Credit: Disney Tips Of course, Disney ...

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Have You Been on the Scariest Rides in Walt Disney World?

Disney's Expedition Everest

When you think thrill rides, you might not automatically think of Walt Disney World.   After all, of Orlando theme parks, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure are better known for appealing to teenagers and adults looking for terrifyingly exhilarating attractions. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom Parks, meanwhile, are often thought of as a spot for ...

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Gone Too Soon: Attractions, Shops, and Restaurants We Miss at Walt Disney World


Guests who visited Walt Disney World during the COVID pandemic are all too familiar with the modification and closure of Disney Resort Hotels, rides, shops, restaurants, and shows.   Even though we know the closures and changes were made to keep Guests and Cast Members safe, it’s never fun seeing that your favorite attraction or restaurant isn’t available! Thankfully, most attractions, ...

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Visiting Walt Disney World in April? Here’s What You Need to Know


Spring has finally sprung! And what better way to celebrate the end of all things cold, dreary, and wintery than with a magical vacation at Walt Disney World?   If you’re planning a trip to WDW this April, you probably have your Disney Resort Hotel, advanced dining reservations, and Park Pass Reservations booked.   You may have even looked at Disney Genie+ ...

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Don’t Miss This at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Resort Area


When you’re choosing a Disney Resort Hotel for your Walt Disney World vacation, how much time do you spend thinking about the location of your Hotel?   With Disney’s complimentary transportation system, it’s easy to take a Monorail, gondola, boat, or bus wherever you need to go, and often factors like cost, availability, and amenities like feature pools take precedence over ...

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Spotlight on Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Enchanted Rose

One day, I aspire to be a Guest at Walt Disney World’s flagship Resort Hotel, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  It’s within walking distance of Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park, it’s on the Resort Monorail line, and it’s positively dripping with Victorian opulence.  Until I can stay here, I can at least pretend I’m staying here, by Resort-hopping! Credit: Disney Tips Disney’s Grand ...

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Here’s How to Get Kicked Out of Walt Disney World


Let’s assume that you’re reading this out of idle curiosity or a desire to avoid being banned from the most magical place on Earth, and not as a “how-to” manual.   As it turns out, there are quite a few reasons Guests may find themselves kicked off Walt Disney World property, and even banned for life, although usually that’s reserved for ...

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Don’t Miss This at Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk


When we’re at Walt Disney World on vacation, we never miss a chance to check out all the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Disney Springs.   But there’s another shopping, dining, and entertainment area at Walt Disney World Resort that often gets overlooked – and that’s a shame, because it’s simply beautiful, and boasts some spectacularly unique venues! Disney’s BoardWalk is ...

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Splurge or Skip: Walt Disney World’s Space 220 Restaurant


For Disney fans, there’s nothing quite as exciting as the opening of a new theme park land, attraction, Resort Hotel or restaurant in Walt Disney World.   Over the past several years, Guests have enjoyed myriad new offerings from Disney. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park, Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at ...

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Never Bring This Into a Walt Disney World Theme Park


Disney customer service is the stuff of legends. Anything a Guest needs, or wants, within reason, Cast Members do their best to accommodate. But that’s not to say anything goes in a Walt Disney World theme park. On the contrary! To ensure the safety and happiness of the tens of thousands of people that could be in Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, ...

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