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Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

Decoding Disney Ticket Options: Upgrades and Exchanges

April 1, 2015 No Comments The Walt Disney World admissions system is highly complex. Besides making a brand-new purchase, you can also upgrade your current tickets or even exchange older passes for new RFID-enabled plastic cards. These transactions are complicated and, depending on the type of ticket you have, you might be unable to verify how many days of admission ...

 

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

Decoding Walt Disney World’s Ticket Options: The Basics

March 7, 2015 No Comments In 2005, Disney completely dismantled its previous ticket structure in favor of a new program called Magic Your Way. Although a few things have changed since then, the essence of the program remains the same. The more days you buy, the cheaper your per-day price. Special add-ons allow you to further customize your vacation. Decoding ...

 

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Disney on a Shoestring: Are Special Events and Packages Worth the Money?

Disney on a Shoestring: Are Special Events and Packages Worth the Money?

November 1, 2014 No Comments Walt Disney World offers a seemingly endless array of separately priced special events and packages, from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to the Feel the Force package during Star Wars Weekends. Events are held after-hours, while packages offer preferential treatment during regular park hours. If you are on a limited budget, you might wonder whether ...

 

A Treat for the Senses: Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

A Treat for the Senses: Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

August 11, 2014 No Comments Walt Disney World is a fantastic family vacation destination all year long. Yet the resort particularly shines during holidays and special events. Outside of the Christmas season, one of the most beloved events of the year is the annual Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. About Food and Wine Established in 1995 as a small ...

 

Disney on a Shoestring: Dining and Shopping

Disney on a Shoestring: Dining and Shopping

August 1, 2014 No Comments After tickets and lodging, dining is arguably the most expensive element of a Walt Disney World vacation. Shoestring travelers are generally good at avoiding the priciest souvenirs, but even smaller items can be extremely costly. Fortunately, savvy budgeters can find a plethora of deals on both dining and shopping by following a few simple tips. ...

 

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

FastPass+, MagicBands and My Disney Experience, Oh My!: Decoding Disney’s Massive Technology Overhaul

May 2, 2014 No Comments If you haven’t been to Walt Disney World for a while, you might be somewhat confused by the new alphabet soup. Replacing the hugely popular 15-year-old FastPass system, FastPass+ allows you to book rides in advance, before you ever set foot in the park. My Disney Experience embeds the FastPass + experience into an entire ...

 

Ultimate Orlando Challenge: AKA, This Is a “Mini” MouseAdventure?

Ultimate Orlando Challenge: AKA, This Is a “Mini” MouseAdventure?

April 30, 2014 No Comments Dad and I, along with my best friend Angela, began competing in MouseAdventure’s annual Walt Disney World events in 2012. Part scavenger hunt, part trivia competition, part endurance test, the events are exciting but exhausting. They’re also addictive. When we learned the Walt Disney World MouseAdventure was cancelled for 2014, we were devastated. Enter Kevin ...

 

MouseAdventure: Puzzling Our Way Through Walt Disney World

MouseAdventure: Puzzling Our Way Through Walt Disney World

April 28, 2014 No Comments If you have been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World in the spring or fall, you might have seen a horde of people in bright yellow lanyards dashing through the parks at top speed. Armed with clipboards, backpacks and every type of writing implement under the sun, they clearly appear to be on a mission. ...

 

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Gifts of a Lifetime: The Ultimate Personalized Walt Disney World Event

Gifts of a Lifetime: The Ultimate Personalized Walt Disney World Event

April 19, 2014 No Comments For my dad’s birthday in 2009, I arranged for my cousin and her husband to come in from out of town for a family reunion. We planned several days at the theme parks, rented a beautiful condo, and made some terrific dining reservations. Yet I wanted to do something really unforgettable for the actual birthday ...