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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 03:57

Arcades and barcades have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, offering something to do when going out beyond just eating and drinking. Disney has arcades big and small at its own resorts, with some offering the newest redemption games, racers, and even some Disney-themed pinball machines. But, if you want the full arcade/barcade experience, you’ll have to go off-property.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 06:49

For guests who stay on-property at Walt Disney World, there’s a bit of territoriality that comes with choosing a resort hotel. While all Disney hotels are definitely magical, we each have one that stands out above the others in our mind. There’s always one that features prominently in our mental image when someone says the phrase, “Disney vacation.”

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:27

There are an awful lot of stores at Disney Springs nowadays, but most sell items you can generally get elsewhere in the country. We’ve all been to Lacoste, Ugg, or Anthropologie in our lives, right? So, in searching for the best Disney Springs shops, scarcity is a factor for sure. Plus, you’d feel silly going on a Disney vacation and bringing home a souvenir that doesn’t say “Disney” on it somewhere, right?

Saturday, August 10, 2019 04:44

Sometimes, a trip to Walt Disney World needs a bit of a break in the middle. If you’ve been going hard, walking around Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios all week, it can be hard to resist the siren song of Disney’s fantastic water parks.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 06:09

While the Dole Whip, Mickey Pretzel, and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar are iconic and incredible, there are hundreds of amazing Disney snacks that still somehow fly under the radar. Here are just a few of those underrated Disney treats, which can be found in the parks and around the resorts on property.

Friday, July 19, 2019 05:39

At some point, you actually need to head to the parks — which happens to be something you can’t do on foot. That’s where Walt Disney World’s transit infrastructure comes in. Considering the property is roughly the size of a large city, navigating Walt Disney World can be daunting to some. The company has made it easier by providing a plethora of free transportation options to guests, but not all methods of transit are created equal.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 06:38

For some people, one of the great perks of Walt Disney World is that every restaurant offers at least some version of the classic meat and potatoes entree. But, for others, it's the wide variety of culinary options — allowing you to taste flavors from all parts of the world, including combinations and dishes you couldn’t possibly have imagined.

Saturday, July 06, 2019 05:46
For whatever reason, there are a small handful of attraction that have very high profiles among Disney visitors, but which never really have tremendously long lines. Or, in some cases, their lines are only really long at specific times which can be avoided — and I don’t mean by arriving at 6:00 AM.
Friday, July 05, 2019 06:22

Disney fans love to argue about when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World. For some, you can’t beat the energy of summer, even with its heat and humidity. For others, the trade offs of shorter park hours and fewer showtimes make the offseason the perfect time to visit. The reality is, there isn’t a bad time to head to the Vacation Kingdom.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 05:57

Because of their newfound commitment to taking on Disney, Universal has managed to outclass its local competition with bigger thrills, more technological innovation, and better value resorts. It really is harder to say no to a spending a day or two at Universal than it ever has been. That said, Disney is still king for a reason.

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