• What's the best age for Disney?

    The Best Age for Disney | When Should You Take Your Kids?

    I get this question a lot: What’s the best age for Disney? When should we aim to take our kids? To answer this in the most simple way possible, my answer is now. The best age for Disney is whatever age your kids are right now. The truth is, every age offers different advantages and disadvantages. In this post I’ll break those down and let you decide what matters most to you. The Best Age for Disney: Babies We’ve taken all of our kids to Disneyland and Walt Disney World while under the age of one. Truth be told, those trips were more about the rest of the family then…

  • Participating in Jedi Training at Disney

    Jedi Training at Disney: How Does it Work?

    So you have a Jedi wannabe in your house. They’ve watched the films, they know the characters and they dream of defeating the Dark Side. They’re going to want to participate in Jedi Training at Disney on your upcoming trip! But how exactly does one get chosen to be up on that stage with a cloak and lightsaber? Jedi Training has changed a lot over the years. Being picked use to require your enthusiastic youngster to jump up and down in the crowd waving their arms wildly. Disney now uses a much more organized system that helps to avoid chaos and disappointment and ensures those selected can perform the actions…

  • Is Disney’s Blizzard Beach Worth the Visit?

    I was not expecting 30 degree temperatures during our February visit to Walt Disney World, Florida. Although it was a pleasant surprise, we were not prepared! I’d packed far too many pants and not nearly enough shorts and tanks. I’m not sure our jeans even made it out of the suitcase! We decided that a sunny Sunday afternoon was the perfect day to explore Disney’s Blizzard Beach! After saying hi to the creatures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and thanking the Phoneticians in Epcot, the kids and I were up for something new. In all our many visits to Disney we’d never done a water park. All three of our children really enjoy…

  • Disney Cruise Line Was Made For Families

    I’m usually up for a traveling adventure with my young kids, but taking a cruise had me nervous. Oh, I’d cruised before! My husband and I had taken a couple before we brought children into the world and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It’s so nice to have someone else do the cooking and cleaning for a change. I guess that’s why they say a cruise is a Moms dream vacation! But I worried about our family being crammed into a tiny room with no personal space. I cringed at the idea of our kids having to sit through an hour long formal dinner every night, and I was also concerned about the…

  • 5 Reasons To Do Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends

    I’ve been helping a lot of folks plan their first trips to Disneyland Resort lately, and I had one come back and tell me they had a not so great experience at a character breakfast. This made me sad, since I realized I hadn’t written a post and informed her about why we go to the one we do. Forgive me friends – hopefully it won’t happen again 😉 So today, I’m going to tell you 5 reasons why you should do Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends at Paradise Pier Hotel! 1. Guaranteed Mickey Meet and Greet! This is a huge selling point for us! Surfs Up! Is the ONLY breakfast…