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Disney Cruise Line Embarkation Day Tips and Tricks

The first day of any cruise can be pretty stressful. Embarkation day on Disney Cruise Line is no different – my wife and I had some nervy moments on our first day on the Disney Dream. Still, just like with Royal Caribbean, there are some Disney Cruise Line embarkation day tips that can really help start your vacation on the right foot. So learn from our successes and mistakes to make the first day of your Disney cruise as magical as it can be! 1. Check in online as early as possible and select the earliest port arrival time...

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Top 10 Rides and Attractions for Tweens at Magic Kingdom

The focus of family vacations to Disney World often centers around younger kids. Our experience, however, has been that tweens enjoy Magic Kingdom even more. They know the stories, the characters, and are more independent. Growing older, and taller, also opens up a greater variety of rides, such as the insanely fun roller coasters. Here are my top 10 picks for rides and attractions your tweens will love at Magic Kingdom. Attractions for Fun and Laughs Mad Tea Party – Who doesn’t love a fast paced whirl around in the teacups? Well, there are some who aren’t too fond...

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Top 10 Thrill Rides for Teens at Disney World

Parents often question whether or not their teens will enjoy a Disney World vacation. “Aren’t they too old for princesses?” In case you haven’t noticed, Disney has a TV channel aimed squarely at teens and the theme parks are no less exciting for this age group. While there may not be the standard extreme roller coasters, there are still plenty of exciting thrill rides for teens at Disney World. Imagineers have put a lot more effort into designing rides that tell a story and, even in the queues, riders will find themselves entertained instead of just scared of the...

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8 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom when It’s Crowded

In an ideal (Walt Disney) World, it would be great to always have low crowd days. And, sometimes to matter how much you plan, you walk into the park and shake your head at the massive crowds. So, apart from rides and attractions, what can you do instead and still have fun? From hanging out with Castmembers to free games, here are eight things to do at Magic Kingdom when it’s crowded. But, sometimes when we visit, there’s a glitch in the crowd calendars and actual crowds are much higher than any crowd calendar notes. It’s these days that...

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What to Pack for Disney With A Baby or Toddler

The most magical place on earth- that’s the Disney promise. You know what spoils the magic really fast? An angry baby. If you’re planning to head to Disney with a baby check out this packing list and go into the trip prepared. So you have decided to venture into the world’s most visited theme park with the baby, by yourself.  Knowing that you just committed yourself to a full day of a 1:1 adult/baby ratio in the most stimulating environment imaginable, you think to yourself “Hmmm…  I may need to plan for this.”  And you are right.  You do...

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Worst Disney Character Breakfast?? Trattoria al Forno Character Breakfast

Is Trattoria al Forno character breakfast at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort the worst Disney character breakfast? We believe it just might be the worst Disney character dining experience offered at Disney World. Here’s why. Trattoria al Forno Character Breakfast Food Let’s start with the food. Most Disney character dining includes a buffet or family-style all-you-can-eat food. Trattoria al Forno offers an a la carte menu. You get to pick one entree and a bread/pastry plate comes with your breakfast (currently priced at $34.99 per adult). We recently ate at 1900 Park Fare for their breakfast and for the same...

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What Parents Need to Know About the Disney Cruise Lines Oceaneer Club

The exclusive areas for kids onboard Disney Cruise ships are just one of the many features that make Disney Cruise Line unique. Ranging from infant care to teen clubs, there are unique spaces for all age groups. By far the most popular is the Oceaneer Club. The club is divided into several rooms with different themes and activities to appeal to kids in the 3 to 12 age range. Don’t worry, kids won’t have all the fun. Parents can enjoy some kid-free time to themselves knowing that the younger members of the family are well taken care of by Disney...

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Attention Disney Sci Fi Lovers – 7 Ways for Dads to Geek Out at Disney World

Disney World is known for providing magical childhood experiences where kids can meet fantastic princesses, be wildly spun around in giant tea cups and ride in the air with a flying elephant. That doesn’t mean dads can’t have some fun of their own during a visit, especially if you are a science fiction fan like me. From pretending to be an astronaut during a mock spaceship take-off to eating a meal at a Disney sci fi diner that replicates a drive-in movie theater, there are a lot of Disney sci fi attractions for sci-fi loving dads, and moms, to...

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Best Disney Character Breakfast? 1900 Park Fare

Is 1900 Park Fare the best character breakfast at Disney World? We love 1900 Park Fare. It may be our favorite Disney Character dining experience for either breakfast or dinner. 1900 Park Fare Breakfast 1900 Park Fare offers a variety of options on their character breakfast buffet, including an omelet station and a buffet for kids only. Hunter’s (my daughter) favorite item is the cold strawberry soup. Our server was even kind enough to get her the recipe! Located in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, breakfast includes character visits from Mary Poppins, Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Mad...

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Animal Kingdom Tours: Premium Animal Encounters!

Have you ever thought about taking some Animal Kingdom tours? The Wild Africa Trek? What about the Sense of Africa? We did the Wild Africa Trek, a few years ago. Recently, as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we had the opportunity to experience the Sense of Africa tour. These premium animal experience Animal Kingdom tours provide the budding Jack Hanna (or Jane Hanna) with an up-close look at the animals, their feeding patterns, and training. They’re unique experiences that shouldn’t be missed! Sense of Africa Animal Kingdom Tours The Sense of Africa tour takes guests behind...

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