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Yeti Rambler Bottle

Essential Disney Gear: The Yeti Rambler

Yeti Rambler Cooler

Yeti Rambler

I love talking about Gadgets, gear, and items that make Disney more enjoyable. I honestly didn’t believe I could find anything new that I hadn’t already loved. Well, I did. I was introduced to the Yeti tumblers/ramblers by a few people I know and the salesperson at the Academy Sports Store.

Since the moment I bought these beauties, I have been IN LOVE. Seriously. I haven’t loved a drink apparatus this much, ever. Let me tell you why they are perfect for Disney…..Read on.

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Disney’s All Star Music Suites

How to Enjoy a Multi-Family Stay at Disney’s All Star Music Suites!

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I recently did my first stay at the family suites in the All Star Music resort at Walt Disney World. It was an interesting experience for a couple of reasons.

  1. I have never stayed at all All Star Resort before and never stayed in any of disney’s family suites.
  2. We were staying with another family – same suite.

So based on this, I have some information and short review to give you if you’re instead in splitting the cost of a stay with another family by using one of these suites! Read on for more!

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Don’t forget the Fastpass! The Festival of the Lion King

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I’m starting another series for you guys. This one is about attractions that you MUST visit while at Disney World. This series will only include attractions which can be booked in advance, or ‘Fastpassed.’ Why is this important? It gives you an advantage in planning your vacation to include the best attractions possible. It also makes great use of your precious vacation time. Let me whet your tastebuds with a little FIRE! Now, read on for more! the festival of the lion king, fire baton

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Walt Disney World Ferrytale Wishes Cruise: A Review

 

Ferrytale wishes cruise fireworks

Photopass picture from Cruise in February

Disney special events………oh how many there are! Many of these revolve around food and a special experience for just a few people. They cost money……extra money. Are they worth it? I hope to answer that question for you here regarding this particular experience. Read on!

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Don’t Miss it! Pangani Forest Trail at Animal Kingdom

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There are several attractions at Disney World which garner little attention but are pure gold. The Pangani forest trail is one of those attractions. You won’t find any fastpass lines here, nobody breaking in line for the attraction, and you may not even hear much about it. I will tell you that this type of attraction is the heart of what Animal Kingdom is – Animals. The walking trails are a wonderful way to see animals you would most likely never see otherwise. So, let’s dive into what you’ll find on the trail!

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Did you Know Disney Series: Checking Into Your Resort Online

Did you Know Disney Series: Checking Into Your Resort Online

Disney's Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary

Disney’s Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary

I have yet another installment for you in the Did you Know series, where I teach you facts that you may or may not have known about how to make your vacation even more magical. This series includes how-to’s with detailed screenshots for those of you who are currently not in the know! This post focused on online check in. For anyone staying on property at a Disney resort, I highly recommend doing online check in. This allows you to by-pass long lines when you arrive at the resort; and, for the veterans to Disney, can allow you to bypass the desk altogether and go straight to your room! How exciting is that?! Read on for more!

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Did you Know Disney Series: Fastpass Plus How to – It’s Free and Easy!

Hollywood tower of Terror line

Hollywood tower of Terror line

Did you Know Disney Series: Fastpass Plus How to – It’s Free and Easy!

If you want to avoid lines like the one in the picture above – you need the green mickey head in your life! Fastpass plus is free (included with admission at no additional cost) and easy to reserve. I cannot tell you how many times someone at the parks asks me how I got into that ‘special’ fastpass line. I’ve also had people ask me how much extra I paid for it. I want the word to get out, once and for all, that this is at no additional cost to you and it’s super easy to reserve. Fastpass plus saves you time and sanity! This post is all about how to reserve your rides online. Read on for the step by step!

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Just How Magic Are Magic Bands? Disney’s Shaking More Pixie Dust on Them Every Day!

The Real Power of Magic Bands

Magic Bands – Walt Disney Worlds Power tool

Just How Magic Are Magic Bands? Disney’s Shaking More Pixie Dust on Them Every Day!

This post is all about the almighty magic band. I’m learning day by day with each foray into the parks just how powerful these babies are. It seems that Disney is adding more and more functionality to them all the time. They really are something you NEED to have now when touring the parks to make your vacation as seamless as possible. Trust me, I was the biggest skeptic of them all when they debuted but I’m now on the bandwagon and trying to drive it! I’ve found that not only do they make my vacation easier but it keeps me worry free and literally lighter as I’m touring. Let me tell you all the magic they create for you….

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Disney Pin Trading: A Beginners Guide and FAQ

Disney Pins on Lanyard

Disney Pins on Lanyard

Disney Pin Trading – Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’ve seen people with pins on their lanyards. Perhaps you’ve seen people talking with cast members frequently and wondering what they’re doing. And maybe, just maybe, you’ve seen the pin trading huts and wondered what they were all about. If any of those statements apply to you or you’re really wanting to start pin trading but don’t know what the heck it is, this post is for you. Read on for more…..

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Disney Gear: The Brita Filter Bottle

 

Brita Filter Bottle

Brita Filter Bottle

This is a series I’m going to start on items that I need/love/use when going on trips to the parks. This one is about a new gadget (if I can call it that) which I recently discovered was super valuable for long days at the parks – the Brita filter bottle. Read on for more…..

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