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Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Disney Genie+ at Walt Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World has evolved greatly over the past few years, but one of the biggest changes Disney made was the sunsetting of the old Fastpass+ system. In its place we now have Disney Genie and Disney Genie+. Disney Genie essentially serves as a new update to My Disney Experience and is available to …

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Disney’s Minnie Vans (Returning June 29, 2022): All Your Questions Answered

Editor’s Note June 7, 2022: Minnie Vans were discontinued (and some feared permanently) when the parks closed in March 2020. But Disney has finally confirmed that Minnie Vans will be making a return on June 29, 2022! Watch this space for updates and more information. In the meantime, keep reading for how the service worked …

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First Timers Guide to Visiting Waikiki with Kids

Located on the island of O’ahu in the city of Honolulu, Waikiki is often the place many tourists visit on a first vacation to Hawaii. Our family, of course, sometimes does things a little backwards. We’ve visited many of the islands of Hawaii regularly in our travels. But until recently, we had always skipped over …

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Summer Travel Gear Guide: 12 Items You Need for Travel with Kids

Summer is swiftly approaching and that means that vacations are on the horizon for many traveling families! Many of us haven’t traveled the last couple of years as much as usual. As a result, you may find yourselves a little rusty on what you really need for a successful trip. Or you may know you …

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Disney MagicBands: Top 17 Questions Answered

If you haven’t been on a Disney vacation in the past decade, then you may not be familiar with Disney’s MagicBands. These bands, similar in size to a FitBit, were introduced in 2013 as part of a major technology overhaul to the guest experience at Walt Disney World. Disney guests start by planning their vacation …

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10 Best Things to Do in Monterey, California with Kids

The beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California and the surrounding Monterey County is about as good as it gets as a family travel destination. Beaches, hiking, and a world-class aquarium make for a memorable vacation for travelers with kids. Less than a 2 hour drive from San Francisco, it is easy to visit as an overnight or …

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How to Make Disneyland Park Reservations in 2022

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been reopened for more than a year. While a lot of things have returned to “normal” since that time, one post-closure change looks like it is here to stay: theme park reservations. Gone are the days when guests can walk right in with nothing but a ticket …

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