• Disney Planning

    Why You DO NOT Have to be a Disney Rope Drop Person

    We all see the pins and read the blogs about how to ride X amount of rides before lunch and it alwayssss starts with arriving to Disney for rope drop. Meaning you are at the park and through bag check, waiting to enter before the park opens! For some people this is great advice! For others…I can’t imagine being up that early unless I’m being forced to be, anyone else? Everyone has a different method of enjoying a Disney Vacation, but sometimes I run into those people that took bad advice that didn’t work for them and they ended up HATING Disney! My goodness, how can you hate Disney!?! Of…

  • Disney Planning

    When to Return to Disney

    With the news of Disney World planning to start a phased reopening on July 11th, everyone is scrambling to figure out their summer vacation plans. But one question is super important to consider before packing your bags…is it safe to return to Disney? If you follow my posts, you know that my family had a big Disney World trip scheduled back in March that was canceled less than 2 weeks before our trip. That trip was going to be my sons first trip to Disney and we couldn’t have been more excited! But things have changed now and due to Covid-19, Jesse and I are not ready to take that…

  • Disney Dinning

    Starbucks at Disney World

    Who doesn’t love Starbucks? I’m not even a coffee drinker per say but I love me some good iced Starbucks drinks! Fortunately, Disney has our Starbucks addictions handled because you can find one at all 4 theme parks and 2 at Disney Springs! However, they may not be easy to find for a newbie because they are disguised into the themes of the parks. How sad would it be to be walking down Main Street with your sight set on the castle, only to be interrupted by a huge Starbucks sign sticking out from the shops lining the most magical street in all of Florida? Doesn’t sound magical does it!?!…

  • Disney Resorts/Villas

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

    It is hard to argue that the value resorts have some of the best Disney theming on property to make you feel like you are in the middle of the Disney Magic. The value resorts are where you are going to find the larger than life themes straight out of your favorite Disney movies, and Disney’s Art of Animation resort is (in my opinion) the best themed value resort on property. Art of Animation is, on average, the most expensive of the value resorts since 3/4 of the rooms are suites that accommodate 6 guests verses the 1/4 that are standard 4 guest rooms. When we stayed at Art of…

  • Disney

    Becoming a Disney Annual Passholder

    So you you may be thinking “I only visit Disney World once per year..why would I need to be an annual pass holder.” Well my friend, you may be amazed just how worth it it may be! First off I totally understand that an annual pass packs a BIG price tag! I get it, Disney vacations are already sooo pricey, why would you spend more. But when you actually sit down and figure out how it may actually save you money on other aspects of your trip, it may be completely worth it. And I’m going to help you figure that out right now! Price and Type of Pass Let’s…

  • Disney Vacation Club

    Renting Disney Vacation Club Points

    Before Jesse and I became vacation club members in 2018, we had to find other ways to afford deluxe resorts at Disney World. When we went on our honeymoon we wanted to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (read about this resort here); however we weren’t sure we could afford it with all of the wedding costs. At the time, my sister was already a DVC member so we talked with them about possibly booking with them but unfortunately they didn’t have any points to spare for the year. So I did some research and found out how to rent DVC points through 3rd party companies! I found the DVC…

  • Disney Resorts/Villas

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

    To date (and likely forever), Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is my ABSOLUTE favorite resort on property. Now I haven’t had the opportunity to stay at all of the Disney resorts yet, but come on now..who could pass up giraffes right outside their window!?! Plus it is the closest I’ve come to a trip to Africa so far in my life. Jesse and I have stayed at both locations on the Animal Kingdom Resort property, Jambo House which is the main resort location and Kidani Village which is the Disney Vacation Club resort. Our very first time staying at a Disney World resort was at Kidani Village for our honeymoon. I…

  • Disney Vacation Club

    Becoming a Disney Vacation Club Member!

    From the time my sister and her husband became Disney Vacation Club members, I knew that I would one day buy into the vacation club myself! At that time I was still in college and was certainly not in the financial position to take on this membership, but it was my goal and fortunately I have a husband that fell in love with Disney almost as much as me and we had the same plan! Every time we visited Disney World we would pass by the DVC pavilions and say “in a few years!” Well, when we took a spur of the moment trip for our second anniversary, “in a…

  • Disney Resorts/Villas

    Why You Should Stay at a Disney Resort (COVID-19 edition)

    Well, in our current situations of COVID-19, whether you are an essential worker or in quarantine, there is one thing we all are struggling with and that is Disney withdrawal! Disney World closed due to the pandemic less than 2 weeks before my family and I were set to be in Disney World. We were devastated, and although we 100% understand and would much prefer to reschedule instead of taking the risk of coming in contact with the virus..it didn’t make us any less bummed by the situation. Typically when it is just my husband and I traveling, we stay on Disney property; however, this time around we were traveling…

  • Disney Resorts/Villas

    Staying On or Off Site at Disney World

    It’s that time of year again..time to head off to another Disney World vacation! This year is going to be different though, in many ways! For the past few years it has just been Jesse and I on our Disney trips. We now have our newest little mouse who will be just over 3 months old for his first trip to Disney! We will also be traveling with my mom, which will be our first family vacation since my dad passed away, and my sister and her husband will also be bringing my niece and nephew for their fist Disney trip as well. With such a large group, as well…