Tips on how to make the most of a family holiday to Walt Disney World

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It’s here! Lots to Do in Line: Walt Disney World edition

Over a year ago, I reviewed Meredith Lyn Pierce's Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland. I admitted to being a reluctant reviewer: After all, I believe in not waiting in Disney lines at all! But after reading through the book, I wholeheartedly endorsed Lots … [Read more...]

A stay at Disneyland Resort’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

The best Disney theming never seeks to replace what you know and love. It simply taps into it to touch you on an emotional or visceral level. Disneyland Resort's Grand Californian does this for me. A lover of wilderness lodges (the real ones), I know … [Read more...]

5 things to do on California Adventure’s new Buena Vista Street with kids

In much the same way that Disneyland's Main Street ushers visitors into the park with an ambiance of small town America, California Adventure's new Buena Vista Street welcomes visitors into the California to which Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s … [Read more...]

California Adventure’s Cars Land in pictures: tips for dining, entertainment, and rides

Radiator Springs has come to life at Disneyland Resort's California Adventure! The official opening of Cars Land isn't until tomorrow, June 15th, but Disney fans and Pixar enthusiasts are already abuzz with excitement. (Ka-Chow!) We're here with the … [Read more...]

Educational Animal Kingdom attractions (your school-aged kids will love)

Can a theme park be educational? We had our doubts...until being schooled by Disney's Animal Kingdom. Usually fans of the latest and greatest headliner attractions (read about how to tour any Disney theme park attraction in 15 minutes or less), my … [Read more...]

Tour any Disney theme park attraction in 15 minutes or less (all day, any day)

Note: For current FastPass+ tips for touring Walt Disney World parks, please see our Understanding FastPass+ post. The below information still applies to touring Disneyland Resort parks. No one should wait more than 15 minutes for any Disney theme … [Read more...]

A stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our family's favorite--if not thefavorite--DisneyWorld resort. When readers ask me, "Why pay to stay at a DisneyWorld resort?" I always cite Disney's impeccible attention to detail, from the in-room touches to … [Read more...]

What’s included on a Disney cruise (and what you’ll pay extra for)

Before our first Disney Cruise Line experience on the Disney Fantasy, I had no idea what to expect. What I learned: it's important to know what's included on a Disney cruise, and what you'll pay more for. What's always included in a Disney Line … [Read more...]

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Disney cruise checklist: Five items we were glad we had (and five we didn’t need)

On our recent voyage on the Disney Fantasy, we packed carry-on only for four people to Disney World and the Bahamas, which I felt was a feat in itself. Turns out, we still brought things we didn't need (and others we were very glad we had). If you're … [Read more...]

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