Disney

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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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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Best Disney World Resorts for Families

Disney World not only contains four theme parks, it has over 20 resort hotels to choose. From. Over the years, my family and I have stayed at several. Each has its own unique theme and layout. More importantly, there are different price levels and amenities to choose from for your particular vacation style. Will pools be an important part of your days, or maybe easy access to the parks is more important. Here are my picks for best Disney World hotels for families to help you decide. Disney World Pop Century Resort Pop Century has always been my pick...

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Minimize Wait Times By Maximizing Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

When I took my family of four to Walt Disney World for the first time, I vowed to make the best use of our time – and we did just that using techniques I outlined in a previous post. Part of my strategy was based on what my friend (and Traveling Mom) Leslie from Trips with Tykes spoke to me about the wonders of rider switch. She’s written THE definitive guide for rider switching at Disneyland. But did you know Walt Disney World rider switch just went digital? Here’s what you need to know about how to use rider switch...

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Is Disney Hollywood Studios Broken?

https://travelingdad.com/podcast-player/9404/disney-hollywood-studios-broken.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 32:11Picture This:  A Theme Park without a theme.  It’s sad, we know.  “Disney Hollywood Studios is BROKEN!”  claims Vader.  “I respectfully disagree, and you sir are a moron!”, retorts Mufasa.  “How Dare You!” shouts Vader as he slaps Mufasa with a white glove across his right cheek.  If you think that dialog like this is excellent, than don’t listen to the podcast, because none of that actually happened.  Kevin (Vader) does believe sincerely that Disney Hollywood Studios is currently broken.  There is hope with all of the changes and additions...

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Experience the New Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Now!

Did you know you can experience the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Yes, you can see Galaxy’s Edge (the new Star Wars “land” being built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida) in Star Tours! Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Star Tours At the end of the Star Tours ride, guests “fly” into a CGI model of the new Galaxy’s Edge area being constructed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge As the name implies, this area exists on the galaxy’s edge, as a hide out, safe haven, or dangerous endeavor, depending on...

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