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Hollywood Studios FastPass Tiers 2020

on February 23, 2020

If you are looking for up-to-date info on the Hollywood Studios FastPass tiers, you’ve come to the right place. 

Recently there have been LOTS of changes to the Hollywood Studios FastPass tiers due to the opening of new attractions. The tier system is confusing to begin with, so these changes are making it even more baffling.  Read more...

Epcot FastPass 2020 Guide & Tips

on January 21, 2020
epcot in spring

Do you want to know the best way to use FastPass at Epcot? You’ve come to the right place!

This Epcot FastPass 2020 guide will help you see and do everything you want without wasting those magical minutes waiting in line.

Read on for everything you need to know to master FastPass at Disney World’s Epcot.  Read more...

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: 10 Essential Tips For Your Visit To Batuu

on January 18, 2020

star wars galaxy's edge

Are you interested in visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

Then you’ll want my tips and tricks to make sure you have the best possible experience in this immersive new land!

First, here are some quick and dirty basics on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge:

  • It is an area located inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, FL (there is also a Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland in California, but this post is concerned with the Florida version)
  • It is 14 acres in size and cost an estimated $1 billion to build
  • It opened on August 29th, 2019 in Walt Disney World (though the headliner attraction didn’t open until December 5th, 2019)

Next are my tips for visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and things you need to know before visiting! Read more...

Animal Kingdom FastPass Guide & Tips

on January 11, 2020

Do you want to know the best way to use FastPass at Animal Kingdom? You’ve come to the right place!

With this Animal Kingdom FastPass guide you’ll be able to see and do everything you want without wasting those magical minutes waiting in line.

Read on for everything you need to know to master FastPass at Disney World’s wildest park.  Read more...

Disney World Weather: What To Expect Each Month

on December 13, 2019

photos of different seasons at disney world

When you’re planning a Disney vacation, you’ll want to know what the Disney World weather will be like when you are there.

It’s likely that the weather in Orlando will be VERY different than what you are used to back home, so deciding what to pack can be tricky!

I’ve visited Disney World over 30 times during every season and I’ve finally figured out central Florida weather. Read more...

Epcot Festivals Guide: What to Expect at Each of Epcot’s Four Festivals

on November 2, 2019

The Spaceship Earth geosphere and monorail

Epcot’s first festival took place back in 1994 when the International Flower and Garden Festival began. It’s twenty-five years later and sample-sized food, musical performances, and special events abound as Epcot now hosts FOUR different festivals throughout the year!

I’ve been able to visit each of the festivals in the past year or so, and I love each one for a different reason. Read more...

Epcot Festival of the Holidays: Christmas Celebrations & More

on August 29, 2019

epcot's spaceship earth geosphere at night with mickey and minnie statues in the foreground

Epcot celebrates the holidays as only it can with the International Festival of the Holidays!

While this is technically Epcot’s newest festival, many of its elements have been around for years as part of the Epcot Holidays Around the World celebration.

This festival will run from November 29th through December 30th, 2019. Read more...

Best Backpack For Disney World

on August 25, 2019

Best backpacks for disney world pinterest image with girl and backpack

As you gear up for your Disney vacation you might be wondering how to find the best backpack for Disney World. 

Well this post is full of the best options, from fanny packs to heavy duty diaper backpacks, many recommended by folks who have actually tested them at Disney World!

Read on to find the perfect backpack for your specific needs for your Disney trip.  Read more...

FuelRod Disney World: Everything You Need To Know!

on August 23, 2019

a FuelRod portable battery charger

Keeping your phone charged at Disney World is critical to your vacation success! You’ll need your phone to access My Disney Experience for FastPass times as well as to capture your memories with photos and videos. 

This post is all about using FuelRods at Disney World to charge your phone while you are on the go. Read more...

Undercover Tourist: Special Savings on Disney World Combo Tickets!

on August 5, 2019

undercover tourist savings promotion

One of my recommended Disney World discount ticket providers is running a special sale this week on combo tickets!

Undercover Tourist already offers savings of up to $85 off the gate price of Disney World tickets. But this week only (8/5- 8/9) you can save an additional $20 when you combine a 4-day minimum Disney World ticket with a ticket to one of these other Orlando attractions: 

list of seaworld and universal tickets to purchase on undercover tourist

This sale also involves a $50 discount on Disney Deluxe resort stays, but honestly you’d get a better discount booking through Orbitz with a promo code like I describe here. Read more...

FastPass Tiers: Everything You Need To Know

on June 13, 2019

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Understanding how FastPass tiers work can help you avoid lots of waiting in line on your Disney World vacation. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Disney FastPass tiers plus some helpful tips and advice from a seasoned Disney World pro. 

How Do FastPass Tiers Work at Disney World?

shot of epcot fastpass tiers in My Disney Experience

At three out of the four theme parks you are only allowed one FastPass from the “Tier 1” group of attractions per day. Read more...

What To Expect On A Post Galaxy’s Edge Disney World Vacation

on May 29, 2019

Have you heard about a little thing called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World?

The new “Star Wars land” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened on August 29th, 2019 with the headliner attractions opening December 5th, 2019. 

For better or worse, Galaxy’s Edge will change your vacation experience at Walt Disney World. Read more...

Magic Kingdom FastPass Guide & Tips!

on March 19, 2019

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Deciding on your Magic Kingdom FastPass strategy can be an overwhelming part of planning your Disney World vacation.

With over two dozen attractions you can get a FastPass for at Magic Kingdom, it’s hard to know where to begin!

Read on for my tips, tricks, and strategy for using Fast Pass at the busiest Disney theme park to save time and hassle on your trip. Read more...