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Discount Disney Gift Cards: Expert Tips & Tricks for the Best Deals

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably realized that Disney World and Disney vacations can get pretty pricey. Since Disney discounts are few and far between it’s important to find multiple avenues to help you save money on your trip. If you want to maximize savings on your Disney vacation, you’ll want to learn how to …

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Everything You Need to Know About Flying to Disneyland

Planning to fly to Mickey’s home in Southern California for a vacation? Even though my family lives in Northern California, we fly to Anaheim much more often than we drive. Flying to Disneyland is a totally different ballgame than flying to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Air travel to the Los Angeles area may seem …

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Best Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland for Families (with Map!)

Visiting Disneyland with kids? One of the biggest planning decisions is finding a hotel near Disneyland that works for your family’s travel style and needs. I’ve been to Disneyland dozens and dozens of times and have stayed in so many hotels in the Anaheim, California area. On nearly every trip, my family chooses to stay …

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How to Make Disneyland Park Reservations in 2021

After more than a full year of closures, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has finally reopened. When the gates swung open on April 30, 2021, however, guests weren’t just able to walk right in with nothing but a ticket in hand. Disneyland now also requires park reservations for all guests. So how does the …

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Disneyland Reopening is Coming April 30, 2021!

Nearly a year ago, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California closed its gates. What we all hoped would be a temporary closure of a few weeks was extended into an indefinite shuttering. After a lot of false starts, rumors, and contentious political wrangling, there is light at the end of the tunnel for a Disneyland …

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Disney Park Pass System: How to Make Disney World Reservations in 2021-2022

Many things that have changed since Walt Disney World reopened its gates in the summer of 2020. Out of all the changes, the new Disney Park Pass Reservation system stands as one of the biggest changes to the Disney vacation experience. For better or for worse, gone are the days where you could just figure …

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9 Big Changes and New Things Happening at Walt Disney World in 2021

When Walt Disney World reopened on July 15, 2020, the Orlando theme parks made a number of pretty enormous operational changes. Now that the parks have been open for many months, Disney has been making additional tweaks – both big and small – that affect the guest vacation experience. It’s now a new year, and …

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How to Ride Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Without the Wait in 2021

Ever since Pandora – The World of Avatar opened at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, Avatar Flight of Passage has become one of the most popular rides in Florida. Unfortunately, with great popularity comes great lines and long wait times. It’s been several years since Flight of Passage opened, but at times the ride still …

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Disney MagicBands: Top 17 Questions Answered

If you haven’t been on a Disney vacation in the past few years, 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 …

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Complete Guide to Disney World Transportation

Planes, trains, and automobiles? At Walt Disney World, the old transportation adage works a little differently. How about monorails and Magical Express? Or perhaps ridesharing and rental cars? Shuttles and skyliners? Ok, I’ll stop.  Walt Disney World is a pretty enormous place. In fact, it’s basically a major city, with a transit network to match. …

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