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    The Kiss Goodnight: The Magic Kingdom’s Most Magical Moment

    One of the most magical parts of a visit to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World happens at the very end of the day, and most guests to the park actually miss it! Most visitors to Disney World head out of the Magic Kingdom in a huge crowd as soon as the fireworks are over. But those in the know stick around for a while, avoiding the mad rush to leave and experiencing this special tradition. At the end of an evening, instead of just shutting off the music and kicking everyone out of the park, Walt Disney World has a very special way of encouraging guests to head…

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    Disney World Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

    Disney World is a place where dreams come true, but sometimes those dreams come with a price tag.  Which Disney World splurges are worth the cost to experience them?  Well, I’ve already written about my top four Walt Disney World splurges that are worth the money, but I thought I’d add a few more awesome experiences that I’ve found to be fantastic. Disney Splurges:  Staying On Disney World Property Staying in a Walt Disney World Resort is one of the most expensive Disney World splurges you can experience, but it’s also one that’s TOTALLY worth the money.   Staying “on property” not only gives you a great hotel experience, it also…

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    Nine Things I Wish I Brought To Disney World

    Disney World Trips are the best, but there are always a few things I wish I brought to Disney that I always end up forgetting!  Fortunately, most of these items are available on Amazon.com!   Here’s a handy list of those thing, and why we always want them when we are at Walt Disney World.  Some of the links below may be affiliate links.  This means that I may earn a small commission from any sales made through these link, but no additional cost is passed on to you. What I Wish I Brought To Disney:  Hand Soap I love staying in hotels, especially Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.  But…

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    California Grill at the Contemporary: Walt Disney World Restaurant Review

    California Grill is often regarded as one of the best restaurants in all of the Walt Disney World Resort.  Listed as a signature dining experience, this high-end eatery at the top of the Contemporary Resort is one of the most coveted reservations on all of Disney property.  Featuring beautiful, fresh American cuisine, the chefs at California Grill truly create a memorable dining experience.  During a recent trip to Disney Parks, our family had the opportunity to dine at California Grill and experience the fantastic perks of the restaurant. In addition to the spectacular dishes, another reason this restaurant is so popular is the location.  From the top of the Contemporary…

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    How We Ended Up In A Disney Parade at the Magic Kingdom

    Disney parades are legendary.  There is no topping a parade featuring the types of floats, dancer, music, and characters of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World!  A Disney parade is nothing short of spectacular! Did you know that every single day in the Magic Kingdom, one lucky family gets chosen to be part of a Disney parade?  During our most recent trip to the parks, our family was selected to take part in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World.  I’m super excited to share our story (plus a few tips on how you might be able to take part in the parade, too!!) Disney Parade:  Our…

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    Disney After Hours: The Ultimate Magic Kingdom Guide

    I love special events at Walt Disney World, and Disney After Hours is no exception.  We recently attended a Disney After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom, so here’s everything you need to know to decide if this event is right for you! Disney After Hours:  What It Is? Disney After Hours is a special ticked event at Walt Disney World that allows ticket holders to enjoy the parks after they have closed to regular guests.  For three hours after closing, ticket holders are able to ride popular attractions, visit characters and enjoy all-you-care-to-eat snacks with little or no wait times.  Disney World is currently offering limited dates for these…

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    Royal Yacht Britannia: Everything You Need To Know To Visit This Royal Residence!

    Visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh Of all of the beautiful and historic sites I visited in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Royal Yacht Britannia was hands-down the most intriguing.  Now permanently berthed in Edinburgh, this amazing ship served as a royal residence for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the royal family for over 40 years.  Visitors get an up-close and highly personal perspective on the royals, unlike any other royal residence.  But before you head out to the ship, there are a few things you should know. Royal Yacht Britannia:  An Unexpected Location I visited the Royal Yacht Britannia on my very first day in the city, and as part…

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    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Why We Always Skip It and What We Do Instead

    Princess make-overs at Disney World’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are SUPER popular.   “BBB,” as it’s affectionately called, offers a Disney Princess Makeover Experiences for children ages 3 to 12.  Fairy Godmother’s-in-Training transform your little girl into a princess from head to toe.  The main salon location is situated inside Cinderella Castle, smack in the middle of the Magic Kingdom, and another salon is located inside the Once Upon A Toy Store in Disney Springs Marketplace. Everywhere you turn in the Magic Kingdom, you see little girls in the same princess dresses, sporting tight ballerina buns, covered in glitter.  They’re simply adorable, and I’m sure the make-over add some magic to…

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    Disney World Crowds: How To Survive A Crowded Day At Disney World

    Taking a Walt Disney World Vacation is an amazing experience for any family, but avoiding Disney World crowds is absolutely key to having a great time while you’re there.  Nobody likes to wait for hours and hours just to ride one attraction, and knowing how to deal with wall-to-wall people in the parks is essential to having an enjoyable vacation.  During our trips to the most magical place on earth, I’ve discovered some strategies to help make a crowded day at Disney World more enjoyable. Disney World Crowds:  Plan Ahead to Avoid Them During Your Trip My number one strategy to avoid crowds at Disney World is to consider them…

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    Your First Disney Trip: 9 Things You MUST DO To Have The Full Disney World Experience!

    Taking a Disney World Vacation is an ideal trip for most families, but in order to get the full experience on your first Disney trip, there are some things you MUST do! Your First Disney Trip:  Ride the Monorail Disney World’s amazing transportation system reaches it’s peak with the Monorail!  These futuristic trains carry guests into the parks in of of the most unique and exciting ways to travel.  Whether you’re visiting a resort or just taking a cruise from the ticket and transportation center over to the Magic Kingdom, a Monorail ride is the perfect start to any first Disney trip. Your First Disney Trip:  Stand on Main Street…