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The week of Memorial Day I took my family to Walt Disney World for the third time.  My boys are now 5 and 7 so we tried a different approach to this trip.  Usually I try to cram as many days in the parks as possible but for a 6 night stay we only went to the park 4 days but this time with a park-hopper.  We also tried new adventures on our “off day”. We stayed at the Beach Club Villas in a 1 bedroom villa which was the perfect accommodation for us. The kids had their own TV […] Continue reading →

In my opinion the only way to experience Disney World is to stay on property.  As a travel advisor I get many requests from clients who are used to staying in luxury properties heading to Disney World where they expect the same type of accommodations.  My favorite two properties at Disney that will accommodate this request are the Grand Floridian Resort and the Contemporary where you have the option of a resort room or an accommodation in the villas with either a studio, 1, 2, or 3 […] Continue reading →

 As a Walt Disney World®  veteran I have always been snobbish about Disneyland® Park.  Yes, I know it’s the original park and it never rains in California, but come on, Walt Disney World® is the best!  Disneyland® Park only recently added another park, there are very few on-site hotels, it’s land-locked, and it’s all the way in California.  Well, when I decided I wanted to become a leisure travel advisor specializing in all things Disney I realized I had better get to […] Continue reading →

I recently booked a family traveling to Disney World during Spring Break week which also happened to be the week prior to Easter.  According to my sources the crowds were going to be crazy that week.  So, what do you do?  If you must go, then you need to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help in your planning: Decide what is more important to your group; sleeping in or riding rides.  If your idea of a vacation is sleeping in then you need to be prepared to wait in line or choose less […] Continue reading →

I recently came back from my 2nd trip to Walt Disney World® Resort with the family.  We decided to make the trip after New Year’s when we found out that school wasn’t starting until January 9th.  This would give us plenty of time to avoid the crowds from the holiday season and get back home in time for the first day of school.  On our first trip last year we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge.  As much as I loved our stay at that resort I decided we should try a different location and […] Continue reading →

One of the biggest debates while planning a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort after you have decided when to go, where to stay, where to eat, and which tickets you are purchasing is do you bring your stroller from home or rent one there.  There are so many different scenarios that the answer really depends on your family situation. First of all, what are my options?  Of course you can bring your own stroller, rent one from Disney while you are in the parks, and then you can rent one from […] Continue reading →

Here is an introduction to the basics of Walt Disney World® Resort transportation for those staying at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel.  Whether you are flying or driving to the resort, once you get on property you never have to get in your car again, unless you want to.  There are so many different transportation options to choose from and usually more than one way to get from “here” to “there”.  Here are all the different types and a little description about each. […] Continue reading →

So you have decided to take your family to Walt Disney World® Resort but have no idea where to start. What do you do? First you need to find a travel advisor who specializes in Disney vacations (McAlpin Travel !!!).  Before you meet with me, you need to ask yourself a few questions. 1. When can we go? Check your work and school calendars, decide if you want to be there in the heat of the summer or when it is a little bit cooler. I can help you decide when the best time to go is based on […] Continue reading →