Disney with Young Children

Tips for Disney With Young Children

Tips for Disney With Young Children

By young children, I am referring to ages 2, 3, 4 and some 5. This is a big audience for Disney, but I have seen parents who simply want to do it all. It is understandable, as the Disney vacation is an expensive one. You will want to do as much as possible to feel a value for your vacation dollar. I am not immune! I often rush from site to site, push the family to get ready and get going! To some extent, this is an important quality for someone in each family, otherwise most of your trip may be spent sleeping, lollygagging around, and waiting in lots of lines, getting frustrated. Continue reading

Strategy: Riding Both Test Track & Soarin in One Day

The new Test Track is much improved!

The new Test Track is much improved!

With the newly redesigned Test Track a much improved version (see my video), crowds for this ride now rival and could surpass that of Soarin’, in terms of wait times. With that said: Is it possible for a normal family to ride both Test Track and Soarin’ attractions in one day at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World?  It can be done! But, it is not easy, nor always totally enjoyable.  Let me give you some tips based on my experience there in June 2013 to get the best possible Test Track/Soarin’/Epcot experience!  Continue reading

Recommended Reading: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

This is a fiction – science fiction in fact – book about living in the future at Disney World. I just started and am about 1/3 of the way through. Science fiction is not really my genre, but I have to say that it is really quite stimulating.

I recently returned from an Orlando vacation and wanted to pick up something Disney related from the library. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow, has been the perfect cure for my post-Disney downer.

If you have ever thought about living and working at Disney, I would give this book a read. Check it out at Amazon:

Prayers for Newtown CT

I’d like to take a moment to share our sorrow at the horrible day experienced in Newtown, CT. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow the entire community is experiencing. I can think of those families whose children were never old enough to go to Disney World or Disneyland and will now never have that chance. We express our sympathy and pray for the children of the world and the families of those affected.

Grand Floridian Review of Hotel with video

All you need to know about the Grand Floridian:

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a Continue reading

Grand Floridian & Disney World Construction Update

Interesting photo tour and commentary of construction going on at WDW including the Grand Floridian Expansion (Disney Vacation Club) as well as shots of Big Thunder Mountain, Fantasyland, and some other going-ons around the Magic Kingdom.

New Wall Constructed in front of Fantasyland Skyway

I commented “Boo, bring back the skyway”. You see, I think this is an awful upgrade, to prepare for an interactive queue for Peter Pan!?! OK, I don’t mind interactive queues, the wait for Peter Pan can be quite extensive, but really, is this the best we can hope for? I would rather the skyway return! And how does this make way for an interactive queue for Peter Pan, its on the opposite side of the path!