Disney Parks, Planning

One of the core components to the cost of a Walt Disney World trip is tickets to the theme parks.  The tickets can easily be one fourth the cost of the trip.  What can you do to reduce this cost?  Let’s examine it in detail.… Read the rest

Disney Parks, Planning

Making FastPass+ reservations can be an exciting part of your next Walt Disney World vacation.  If you are staying at a Disney resort, you can make these reservations 60 days in advance of your trip.  If you have an annual pass or a ticket you purchased outside of a Disney World package, you can make your FastPass reservations 30 days from your visit. … Read the rest

Disney Cruise, Planning

For a number of years when the kids were young, we never made plans to take a spring break vacation.  It’s generally too cold to really enjoy the beaches near us.  We knew that Walt Disney World tends to be very crowded during spring break week, so that was out as an option as well.  We usually just stayed home and tried to balance who was going to take time off from work to do local activities with the kids.… Read the rest

Disney Parks, Planning

Although we love Disney trips, our least favorite aspect is standing in lines.  One of our favorite tools that helps us avoid lines is Touring Plans — a website and service that helps you plan around the crowds to maximize your time while on vacation. … Read the rest