Vacation Packing Tips & Tricks

Plan Ahead
Use FastPass+ & Select them at 60 Days
Utilize Extra Magic Hours
Be Ready to Book Dining at 180 Days
Arrive to the Parks Early
Download My Disney Experience to your Phone

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  • If you are traveling on a Royal Caribbean cruise, it’s important to know your options regarding extra purchases and packages.  The most common question I get from clients is about beverages and beverage packages.  Here is what you need to know: What’s included: There are......

  • I’ve never really considered myself a runner.  Athlete, sure. But runner? Not really. It was 3 years ago that my husband challenged me to a bucket list item that he had which was to run a half marathon.  A few glasses of wine later and......

  • When visiting the Walt Disney World Parks you can enjoy assistance from the Guest Experience Team.  While there is a guest services area in each park, the Guest Experience Team can be found at various locations throughout the park. What assistance is available from a......

  • Enjoying incredible libations in Disney World is something every guest (who visits and appreciates exploring new drinks), should have the opportunity to experience.  There are many locations that offer drinks on the property, you just have to know where to find them. A single blog......

  • A Disney vacation is such a thrill and getting started with your planning begins with the resort hotel you select for your stay. But what if you can’t decide on just one resort? Don’t worry; you aren’t alone! Many families are torn between two or......

  • One of the most common questions we receive from cruise clients is the best location when selecting a stateroom. If you are sensitive to motion, having a stateroom center ship and on a lower deck may provide less movement of the ship. Selecting a stateroom......

  • At Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, most major attractions have a strict ‘no loose items’ policy – and that encompasses change, wallets, purses of any kind, backpacks, sunglasses, hats, etc. There are a few solutions to this:  asking a party member to......

  • One of the many perks of staying at a Walt Disney World resort is being able to add Disney’s Dining Plan onto your package.  While there are a couple of different dining package options, the Disney Dining Plan is the most popular!  This dining plan......

  • Over the years, there have been plenty of times I’ve been the one sitting out of the rides – whether I was pregnant or tending to an infant…or, quite frankly, just not interested in going on the Tower of Terror for the umpteenth time!  This......

  • Packing for a vacation is an important part of the planning process, but rarely do people think about what they should NOT bring onboard a Disney cruise.  This is a broad overview of some of the items you should leave at home in order to......

  • Thinking about a Disney vacation, but you are going as a single parent? Don’t worry! There are several tips and tricks that will make your Disney World vacation as a single parent a breeze! Schedule table service dining Anytime I take my children to Disney......

  • There is a lot to see and do on any Disney vacation. Between the rides, the shows, the meals, how can you do it all? While there’s not enough time to get everything done on any single trip, there are tips to make the most......

  • Booking a cruise is so exciting, but can also feel overwhelming if you aren’t sure what steps to take next.  To plan your next Royal Caribbean Cruise and arrive feeling calm and collected, follow these four important steps: 1. Make sure you have all of......

  • WE DID IT!!!  We accomplished a long term “goal” of successfully traveling as a family on the Disney Cruise Line.  There have been many factors over the 20 + years since my husband and I went on our first Disney cruise that has stood in......

  • Time to set that alarm! Yes, I know, you’re on vacation but trust me, you do not want to miss a minute of Universal Orlando Resorts early park admission.  This awesome perk is for Universal resort guests and other select groups to access either Universal......

  • The Food and Wine Festival is one of THE TOP festivals in Walt Disney World!  Starting the end of August and going through late November, Epcot features food and beverages from existing and new booths from countries all over the world. For many years my......

  • For families with little girls, booking a princess meal at Disney World is high on the must-do list but with multiple princess meal options – which one is best suited for your family? Cinderella’s Royal Table is located in Cinderella’s Castle. Hosted by Cinderella, you......

  • As a long-time cruiser with Disney Cruise Line, I have always enjoyed the stop at Disney’s Castaway Cay.  On my recent, first trip on Royal Caribbean, this is where they had to reach the bar that Disney has set so high in the category of......

  • Sometimes, when you hear “We’re going to Disney World”, all you see are dollar signs. As with everything at Disney, great planning can help you to save money and stay right on budget! One of my favorite, not-so-little secrets, is to save some serious cash......

  • At 7 am Eastern Time exactly sixty days before you check in to your Disney resort, you will be able to select FastPasses for your upcoming trip! To do so, you will need to make sure you already have a My Disney Experience account set......