Magic Kingdom Fantasyland Update

If you have visited the Magic Kingdom lately, you probably noticed the construction going on near Fantasyland and Mickey’s ToonTown Fair. Disney has kept the expansion plans quiet; however, the Disney Parks Blog released an update so we now know exactly what is going on behind the scenes. Are you curious? The official blog with full details can be read here. Sounds like the princesses are all going to be very happy since they will have a permanent home. Also, the Dumbo ride will be expanded to have two carousels!…

2011 Florida Resident Wild 4 Disney Pass

Florida residents, the promotional 4-day Disney ticket is back! This year it is called “Wild 4 Disney Pass” and it has flexible options. Base price is $119 plus tax per ticket for children and adults (less than $30 per day). You can add the hopper feature for an additional $27 per ticket, for a total of $146 plus tax. Water park options can also be added to your hopper pass, making the total $173+ tax. Other important information about the Florida Resident Wild 4 Disney Pass: You can only purchase…

Discounted Disney World Tickets

Let’s face it, finding discounted tickets to Walt Disney World theme parks is nearly impossible unless you are a Florida resident, a Disney Vacation Club owner, AAA member or you agree to sit through a timeshare presentation. There are a few ways to purchase discounted tickets without worrying about authenticity. I mean, you can drive up and down 192 and stop when you see signs for “Discounted Tickets” or purchase tickets off of Craigslist or eBay, but I really don’t recommend those methods since you have no way of proving that…

Disney Outlets In Orlando Florida

Walt Disney World is expensive, but your souvenirs do not have to be! Merchandise at the official Disney Character Premier outlet changes regularly and they may not have the newest items, but they do have a wide variety to choose from. Typical merchandise consists of clothing, plush, toys, posters, key chains, trading pins, coloring books, jewelry, watches, candy from Pluto’s Candy Co., etc. Many times, they have discounted/discontinued Disney merchandise so keep in mind, you may not find exactly what you are seeking. You can also purchase Walt Disney World…

Disney Child Care Services

I have lived in Orlando and been a Disney annual pass holder for almost 10 years. In that time frame, I never knew about Disney Kids’ Centers. Perhaps it’s because I am new to the whole parenting scene, but I just came across this valuable information and plan on using it when my son is 3 AND potty trained! If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World and are wondering if you and your spouse can have a child free night (if your children are between ages 3…

First Hair Cut – Disney Style

My husband and I knew it was time to get our little man’s hair cut, but this is a milestone we had been dreading. We adored his little ringlets! For us, the decision about where to take him was an easy one…Harmony Barber Shop located inside the Magic Kingdom. They actually specialize in first haircuts. Youngsters who receive their first cut at Harmony are given fun items like bubbles, stickers, a set of “First Haircut” Mickey Mouse ears, pixie dust and a certificate. Parents are given their child’s precious locks…

Disney Dining Online Reservations

I am happy to announce that Walt Disney World now allows guests to make dining reservations online! While this is very exciting since it is a pain to call 407-WDW-DINE to secure a reservation or cancel one, there are still MANY kinks that need to be worked out. First and foremost, I am disappointed that Disney didn’t communicate this information to pass holders. I only found out because I complained about the reservation process on my facebook status. A cast member friend clued me in on the online reservation system…

Epcot After 4 Annual Pass for Florida Residents

Let’s face it, Disney tickets are expensive regardless if you live in Florida! Unless you’re fortunate enough to know a cast member who can get you into the parks for free, your chances of getting a price break is slim to none. Disney occasionally advertises specials for Florida residents, but these discounts are typically for one park, one day tickets. Although it is not broadcast, there is an Epcot After 4:00 pm Florida Resident Annual Pass with no blackout dates that can be purchased at a very reasonable price (currently $129 for adults…