Trader Sam’s: A Must Do Experience at the Polynesian Village Resort!

It’s hard to find a time when I am perfectly pleased with paying $40 for a drink. Just considering purchasing a $40 drink surprised my wife and me! But, there we were gladly ordering the Uh-Oa! Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is one of the best times you can have with friends and family with good food and drinks to boot! If you have never been, you should go, its worth every penny. Anyway, Disney explains it pretty well: Trader Sam

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Worst Attraction in WDW

The Worst Attraction in Walt Disney World!

Without much thought, the obvious choice for the worst attraction in Walt Disney World is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The words Tower and Terror should not be used in the same sentence or name in any Disney park, but here we are. I have felt its terror once and that is enough. I had a lapse in judgment. It was the last day with all our friends hanging out in the parks. I had refused

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Dining Plan: Magic Kingdom Edition

What would you need to get to make the Dining Plan worth it at Magic Kingdom

Many people opt for the Dining Plan when planning their vacation because it helps them budget for their vacation, but is it worth it? We will look into the restaurants at the Magic Kingdom and see what we have to buy in order to make the Dining Plan save money. First, let’s quickly review each option for your stay at Walt Disney World! Dining Plan Options There are three different options when it comes to the dining plan. They are

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PDD: Post Disney Depression

For some reason, the video you see above these words is soothing to me. Parents hiding from the sun during the heat of a Florida summer. The kids distracted from the same heat because they are fascinated by the water jumping from one pad to the next. I am filming this video, also distracted by the heat, fascinated by the fountains even though I am much older. This video is nothing to most people and definitely isn’t analyzed consciously like I have, but it

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The Benefits of Staying at a Disney Resort

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be a very daunting task, especially if it is your first-time. There is a lot to consider when deciding to stay in a Disney resort or staying in a hotel outside of the world. After talking to quite a few people, it’s pretty clear that first-timers definitely grapple with this question and, I believe, end up not understanding the value of staying in a Disney resort. I can almost guarantee, I would have

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Pirates League

The Pirates League: Something for the boys!

When you go to Disney World it always seems very easy to find things for the girls to do. Get dressed up like a princess, go to Bippidi Boppidi Boutique to get the royal treatment, meet the princesses and much more. It doesn’t seem as easy to find things for the boys to do! That’s where The Pirates League comes in. The Pirates League Might as well let Disney give you the description since they are a much better writer than

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IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

I’ve seen Epcot’s “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” over a hundred times easily and in watching it so many times I began to wonder if the guests watching this spectacular show ever realize that it is telling a story. After all, a story without pictures or words can be very hard to catch onto, but if you go to the show knowing it’s there you can easily discover it. Remember, Disney doesn’t do anything that doesn’t tell a story! Illuminations: Reflections

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When Marketing and Unforgettable Stories Collide

As a part of Disney’s “Unforgettable” marketing campaign they have created videos called “Unforgettable Stories,” pulling from stories of families who have been to the parks in recent years and turning them into advertisements for their new marketing campaign. I know its an advertisement, I know Disney is trying to sell me on coming to the parks, but if you watch the video above its hard not to be sucked in and forget its a commercial. It’s selling through story

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Should you buy an Annual Pass or Multi-day Tickets?

This is a very important question that I struggled with last year. When does it become worth it to buy an Annual Pass? Before we answer this question we have to start with some assumptions. First, you get a park hopper when you come to the parks and second, you come to the parks more than once a year or stay for long periods of time. If you don’t stay for long periods of time or come multiple times in a

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