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Disney World Trip Planning

Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Planning the Vacation of a Lifetime

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Disney World Vacation Planning

Why You Might Want to Work with a Disney Travel Agent

Learn how a Disney World travel agent can simplify your vacation planning and how to find the best agent for you.

Cincerella's Castle as seen from Frontierland at Disney World
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Are You Asking the RIGHT Disney World Questions? Critical Things to Know When Planning a Trip

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 11, 2024

We recently took a look at reams of search engine data to determine what sort of Disney World questions were being researched on the internet. We were surprised to find that some of the least searched queries were related to vital information that anyone planning a trip to Disney World would want to know. So, … Read more

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Bus decorated in a Minnie Mouse theme, part of the Disney World transportation system
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What It’s Really Like to Ride the Disney World Buses

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 10, 2024

When Walt Disney first envisioned the premier theme park experience, Disney World buses were not part of the vision. Instead, he saw a vast highway in the sky, gliding off to interconnected resorts and the magical city of tomorrow. While not as mythical as Walt’s original idea, the Walt Disney World bus system does fulfill … Read more

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Spooktacular Fun Is Back: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 8, 2024

Boo! It’s that time of the year again – and what better way to celebrate than by attending the Walt Disney World Halloween Party in 2024, also known as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? If you’re looking for a frightfully good time, look no further than this must-attend event at the happiest place on … Read more

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Disney World Luxury Planning

Disney World and the VIP Traveler

America’s favorite theme park is re-entering the travel space as a top-tier travel destination.

Disney World Vacation Planning Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Cincerella's Castle as seen from Frontierland at Disney World
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Are You Asking the RIGHT Disney World Questions? Critical Things to Know When Planning a Trip

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 11, 2024

We recently took a look at reams of search engine data to determine what sort of Disney World questions were being researched on the internet. We were surprised to find that some of the least searched queries were related to vital information that anyone planning a trip to Disney World would want to know. So, … Read more

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Disney in August, Is It a Good Time to Go?

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 7, 2024

As Disney travel bloggers (and now agents) we’re often asked when is the best time to take a Disney vacation. Frequently, travelers want to know about Disney in August and whether it is a good time to visit Disney World. As with any other month of the year, there are pros and cons about a … Read more

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guests enjoying Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on their first time at Disney World.
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15 Essential Tips for Your First Time at Disney World: Harness the Magic Now

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 5, 2024

After our first time at Disney World, I lamented to a friend who lived in Utah that a four-day trip hadn’t been nearly long enough. As a long-time veteran of Disneyland in California, she was puzzled by this. How could I possibly spend more than four days at Disney parks? Her first misconception was that … Read more

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The Walt Disney World Monorail- What It Is and Why You’d Use It

By Ali Patton | May 2, 2024

Is it a vital piece of Disney World transportation, or just a futuristic novelty? The Walt Disney World monorail is a bit of both. History of the Disney World Monorail The Walt Disney World monorail is part of the complimentary internal transportation. This futuristic vision of Walt Disney incorporates train-like vehicles into a raised track … Read more

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The Ultimate Checklist for Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Success

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 29, 2024

You’ve finally decided to take the most magical of family vacations and have started your Walt Disney World vacation planning. Suddenly, the enormity of the task becomes real as you begin encountering tips for everything from finding the best airfare, to purchasing park tickets and making dining reservations. There is even a new language to … Read more

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Packing for Disney World: Disney Vacation Planning Essentials

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 28, 2024

Packing for Disney World may be the last step in your vacation planning process, but it is by no means the least important.  When it comes to creating your Disney World packing list, you’ll need to think about what you need in the parks as well as during your journey. Of course, there are the … Read more

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Disney World Extended Evening Hours: Exclusive Access for Deluxe Resort Guests

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 24, 2024

If you’ve ever given thought to staying at Disney World deluxe resort, the House of Mouse is now sweetening the pot with new Disney World extended evening hours. As the name implies, Disney’s extended evening hours offer guests the opportunity to enter or stay late in one of its parks after hours. With recent years … Read more

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Are Dogs Allowed at Disney World? The Answer May Surprise You

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 20, 2024

Since 62 percent of Americans own a pet, and 78 percent take them with them when they travel, it isn’t surprising that people often wonder if dogs are allowed at Disney World. The answer in a nutshell, is sort of. While service dogs are always welcome at Disney World resorts, on Disney complimentary transportation and … Read more

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Guide to Walt Disney World Tickets in 2024

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 18, 2024

Purchasing Walt Disney World tickets in 2024 may be the most expensive part of your Walt Disney World vacation. Make the best decision for your trip and your budget by following 4 simple steps. 4 Simple Steps for Finding the Best Walt Disney World Tickets in 2024: Understanding Disney World Park Tickets in 2024 Varied … Read more

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Disney World on a Budget

Disney World Travel Discounts

Learn how to save on your Disney World Vacation

Disney World Travel Budgeting

Tips and Tricks for making the most of your Disney World budget

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What Is Memory Maker at Disney World?

By Ali Patton | March 26, 2024

The Disney Memory Maker is a way to receive all Photopass photos taken of you and your group during your trip, including ride photos, but how much will you pay and is the Disney Memory Maker worth it? What is Disney Memory Maker? So, you’ve booked a trip to Walt Disney World? You’ve selected your … Read more

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10 Savvy Ways to Spend Leftover Disney World Vacation Budget

By Ali Patton | March 14, 2024

Walt Disney World has a reputation for being costly, but completely worth it. That means you’ve likely spent quite a bit of time coming up with a Disney World vacation budget. In fact, many travelers get so good at planning their vacation costs that they run into a different problem: How to best spend their … Read more

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Cheapest Way to Go to Disney World in 2024: Planning a Trip to Disney World on a Budget

By Kathleen Hesketh | February 26, 2024

Visiting Disney World can be expensive. We’ve been there and know what budgeting for Disney is like. We’ve done the same cost-crunching that you’re likely doing today, have searched out every discount, looking for the cheapest way to go to Disney World. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to save money on a trip to Disney … Read more

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Is Booking the Disney Free Dining Plan Promotion Really a Good Deal?

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 20, 2024

If you’re new to Disney, or you’re a more carefree Seconds-to-Go type traveler, you may have never heard of the Disney free dining promotion. If so, you’re probably wondering what free dining at Disney entails and if it’s really the exciting deal the name would suggest. Well, stick with us. We’re about to explain what … Read more

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Financing Your Disney Dream: Plan Now, Pay Later Disney World Vacation Payment Plan

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 12, 2023

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on a Disney World vacation payment plan, where we show you how to turn your dream vacation into a reality. It seems not that long ago that we were gathered around the kitchen table, exploring different resorts, and deciding where we’d stay during our first trip to Disney. It was … Read more

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How to Afford Disney World in 2024: Insider Secrets for Doing Disney Cheap

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 2, 2023

According to a survey conducted late last year, over 90% of respondents feel that a Disney vacation is too pricey for the average family to afford. In fact, half have postponed a trip after being surprised by the cost of tickets or food and beverage. Unfortunately, these travelers don’t understand how to afford Disney World … Read more

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How to Save Money at Disney World: 22 Tried and True Tips

By Ali Patton | April 27, 2022

One of the biggest questions Disney fans have is how to save money at Disney World. As one of the most expensive vacations, but also one of the most well worth it, saving money is a large priority. So, we’ve put together every big and small money saving tip we could possibly think of to … Read more

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Finding Disney World Cheap Hotels: Where to Get Discounts on Disney World Hotels

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 30, 2022

If you’re visiting Disney World on a budget, there is no need to scrape the bottom of the barrel looking for cheap Disney World accommodations. Fortunately, discounts on Disney World hotels do exist, and when combined with other Disney World resort deals can provide some affordable offerings. To make the process as quick and simple … Read more

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Is the Disney Credit Card Worth it? A Disney Credit Card Review

By Kathleen Hesketh | August 15, 2021

The Disney Visa card, offered by Chase, rewards card members with points for every dollar spent. However, with so many travel cards on the market, you’re likely wondering if the Chase Disney Visa card is really worth it or if you’d be better off with another card. In this Disney credit card review, we’ll cover … Read more

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Your Guide to the Hidden Side

The amazing secrets and little-known facts about Disney parks and rides.

Disney World Secrets

Exploring the secret magic that makes Disney World special

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50+ Unbelievable Disney World Secrets Uncovered

By Ali Patton | April 29, 2024

Disney World Secrets are something every Disney fan wonders and even dreams about. The house of Mouse is known for keeping more than a few. From new and abandoned projects to affordable dining, secret clubs and more, we’ve got the dirt on the secrets of Disney World. Disney World Secret Places 1.  Tri-Circle-D Ranch It’s … Read more

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Disney World Vs Disneyland Rides, Finding the Biggest Thrills

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 26, 2024

When comparing Disney World vs Disneyland rides, the debate is endless. Which park offers more attractions or better thrills, the list goes on and on. Before entering the debate, however, we first need to define what is considered a ride. Disney World has 171 attractions, and Disneyland has 91. In Disney terms, attractions do not … Read more

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Secrets of Disney World History: Kilimanjaro Safari Animal Kingdom

By Ali Patton | April 25, 2024

On Disney World’s Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom park, riders board open-sided safari vehicles and take a journey through Harambe Wildlife Preserve. And while we expect to see giraffes, hippos, elephants and maybe a lion or two, there is a whole world of Disney World history and some of the most fascinating Disney World secrets … Read more

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Disney World Popcorn Buckets: Fan Favorites

By Ali Patton | April 24, 2024

The recent release of the Figment refillable Disney World popcorn bucket had fans waiting through 6-hour lines to make a purchase, proving that these buckets are about more than just popcorn, but instead an important Disney souvenir. With the Figment Disney World popcorn buckets now selling for unbelievale prices on Ebay, we decided to do … Read more

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Exploring the Secret Underground City of the Disney World Utilidors

By Ali Patton | March 21, 2024

No Disney World Secret comes with as much mystery and allure as the Disney World utilidors located in—or rather under—the entire Magic Kingdom park. Besides being a great source of mystery and rumors, the utilidors serve many functional purposes that help the park run smoothly while maintaining the magic. Is There a Secret Disney World … Read more

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Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Disney’s Cinderella’s Carousel

By Ali Patton | February 24, 2024

Cinderella’s Carousel, also known as the Disney World carousel, is one of the top Magic Kingdom rides at Disney World. At one time or another, everyone has excitedly sat atop one of the ornately decorated carousel horses as they spun around Fantasyland. Here are some little known facts about the beloved ride. Is the Carousel … Read more

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2 Disney Park Icons Battle It Out: Disney World VS Disneyland Castle

By Ali Patton | May 31, 2023

The famous castles of Disneyland and Magic Kingdom are the most noted icons of each park. Devotees certainly have their favorites, starting a Disneyland vs Disney World castle, better known as the Cinderella Castle, VS. Sleeping Beauty Castle battle, and leaving the uninitiated to ask, “what’s the difference?” To answer the age-old question, we rounded … Read more

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From Earth to Infinity: Space Mountain Florida Answers and Secrets Revealed!

By Ali Patton | May 24, 2023

When you think of Disney World classics, the Space Mountain Florida ride is always top of that list. Opening in 1975, Space Mountain quickly grew in fame and became known as one of the most thrilling and most futuristic rides in the Magic Kingdom. To this day, Space Mountain in Florida is the crown jewel … Read more

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A Boat on the Disney World Jungle Cruise ride
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Take a Hidden Cruise down De-Nile, Revealing Disney World Jungle Cruise Secrets

By Kathleen Hesketh | December 11, 2022

The Disney World Jungle Cruise ride is a Disney classic. It goes back to the days of Walt Disney, and is one of his original creations. Being an original ride, the Jungle Cruise holds many secrets. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Seconds to Go at Disney (@seconds2go_at_disney) What is Disney World’s … Read more

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