Category Archives: Trip Planning

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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Main Street Electrical Parade to End on October 9th

It was reported, last night, by wdwnt.com along with other Disney news outlets that the Main Street Electrical Parade will be making its last run down Main Street at Walt Disney World on October 9th.  No word on what will be replacing the night-time parade at the Magic Kingdom.

A version of the Main Street Electrical Parade will be making a “limited-time appearance” at Disneyland starting on September 5th when Paint the Night parade ends it’s run there.  September 5th also marks the return of the original World of Color show at Disney’ California Adventure.  This will replace the current 60th anniversary show currently running.

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Monorail Loop or EPCOT Area Resort?

Walt Disney World has two major clusters of resorts: the monorail loop and the EPCOT area.  Both of these groups come with pros and cons.  Which is group is right for? Or do you fall into the third group – the value group?

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2016 EPCOT Food and Wine Special Event Calendar

July 21st is the first day that guests can start booking the special events for the 2016 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival.  With that in mind, I have created a day-by-day calendar listing the special culinary events taking place during the festival.  Guests can book the events by calling 407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378).  All prices are plus tax (gratuity included).

2016 EPCOT Food & Wine Special Events Calendar

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