Category Archives: Trip Planning

Surviving Walt Disney World with Younger Children

Walt Disney World is a big place.  It’s a lot of walking and hurrying to get from point A to point B and, also, a lot of waiting.  This is tough on adults but it’s also tough on the children in the parks as well.  Chances are there will be a meltdown in the parks from all the walking and waiting.  It happens to everybody.  What can you do to keep the meltdown at bay or avoid it altogether.

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Minnie’s Holiday Dine and Jingle Bell Jingle BAM

I returned from Walt Disney World on Sunday and one of the highlights of the trip was my evening at Hollywood Studios.  Hollywood Studios is undergoing a massive transformation with addition of Star Wars Land and the expansion Pixar Place.  Even with this transformation, there are still enough attractions and events to keep people in the parks all day.

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Tips for the 2016 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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I am someone who does not like Halloween.  I don’t like dressing up.  I don’t like buying candy and giving it out to the neighborhood kids.  I use just put it in a bowl and leave it on my front step.  However, at Disney, that all changes.  I’ve been to two Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties.  I dressed up for one.  I didn’t for other because it was too hot to be in costume.  Disney, in my opinion, does a great job with the Halloween party.  They turn Halloween into a fun event compared to all the work I have to put in at home to make Halloween enjoyable.

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Food and Wine Festival – Tips

I ran this post a couple of years ago when the blog was in its infancy.  Now, it’s due for an update.

Food and Wine Festival is a very popular, if not EPCOT’s most popular, event during the year.  How can the guest best enjoy the festival and spend all of their time waiting in line, not having food spills, and keeping the kids happy? Continue reading Food and Wine Festival – Tips

Dieting (or at least not gaining weight) at Disney

In December 2015, I went on the first major diet in my life.  My weight was finally reaching the point where it was starting to impact my daily life so both my wife and I decided to do something about it.  The diet consists of a lot of portion control and a slight increase in exercise.  Since December, I have lost 60 pounds and six inches off my waist.  This post is not to discuss the pros and cons of dieting and my success while on this diet.  It’s to discuss how to diet and go to Disney.  I have a work trip scheduled for September and a family vacation to Disney scheduled December.  These will be my first trips to Disney while on this diet.  So, what are some ways that you can diet (or at least not gain weight) while on a Disney vacation?

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