Disney Springs has been growing and changing dramatically over the last few years. It’s been part of a decades-long transformation from the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village I knew during my first Walt Disney World visits, into the dining, shopping, and entertainment behemoth that it has become today. As large as the area has become, it still features some one-of-a-kind experiences that are easy to miss in a place with over 150 venues spread across 120 acres. These are just a few unique stories that I think are definitely worth your time and money. Cake Decorating Experience...Read More
Kevin is a New Yorker by birth and settled down with his family in Virginia after serving as an active duty Naval Officer for 10 years. He is husband to Jennifer, a Federal Government employee and Navy Reserve Officer, and father to two wonderful daughters, Audrey and Kathryn. What brings him to Traveling Dad is a decades-long love affair with all things Disney. A multiple visitor to both the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as Disneyland Resort in California, he has often been called upon by family and friends for “expert advice” on the best way to plan their Disney vacations. He’s even provided real-time text message support to loved ones already on Disney property needing food or entertainment recommendations. As if this weren’t crazy enough, he has also made multiple voyages aboard Disney Cruise Line, is a member of the Disney Vacation Club, and is a proud stockholder of The Walt Disney Company.
Spending two weeks onboard a Disney cruise ship is little more than a dream for those of us with school-age children. But my in-laws have no such limitations. They recently returned from a two-week Disney Cruise Lines (DCL) sailing on the Wonder from San Diego through the Panama Canal to Galveston, Texas. I got to live vicariously through them and learned these Disney cruise tips for longer Disney cruises. Disney Cruise Tips for Longer Disney Cruises My in-laws booked this cruise while sailing with my family on the Disney Wonder Alaska cruise we did back in 2014. This was their second cruise on...Read More
It’s no secret that getting the Walt Disney World Resort experience that you want requires planning, often months, if not years, in advance. This is especially the case with dining anywhere that takes or requires a reservation. The first thing you should know is that not every restaurant that takes a reservation will be difficult to book. But, that’s not why you’re here, is it? Spots at some of the most highly sought-after restaurants can often be completely unavailable if you don’t know when to reserve. Here are the traits of a successful Walt Disney World “dining reservationist.” Research: As you...Read More