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Disney World online check-in

By Kristen Heptinstall

Interested in checking in online for your stay at Walt Disney World? If you're looking to get in quickly and get on your way to the fun, online check-in is a great way to go. Here's how it works: Online check-in is available 10 days ahead of your arrival time. Sign in at, and look for the orange suitcase and... »

Disney World Lost and Found

By Kristen Heptinstall

We all hate that feeling of panic once you realize you've lost an important item -- perhaps a cell phone, a camera, sunglasses, or your child's cherished stuffed animal. Luckily Disney World is used to this happening often, and there is a great Lost and Found system in... »

A Guide to Pin Trading at Disney World

By Kristen Heptinstall

One of the first things you might notice while interacting with Disney World Cast Members are their lanyards full of fun, colorful Disney pins. Pin, pins, everywhere! But the pins aren't just for cast members -- they're fun for guests like you, too. Pins have always been available at Disney World as souvenirs, with thousands created over the years. There are... »

Disney World FASTPASS system 101

By Kristen Heptinstall

One of the first things a Disney World newbie should learn about when planning a trip is Disney’s FASTPASS system. Utilizing the FASTPASS service can dramatically lessen the amount of time spend waiting in lines at the most popular attractions in the four... »

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 101

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The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a yearly celebration of food and spirits from around the world, running in 2010 from October 1-November 14. This year, the festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and they've pulled out all the stops! At the festival, you can try food, wine and beer... »

Disney World Countdown

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Sometimes there's nothing worse than waiting! When you know you have a Disney trip just around the corner, that month-long (or year-long!) waiting period is pretty horrible. But cheer up -- there are a lot of ways to make counting down the days to your upcoming Disney trip just as fun as the trip itself (well, almost!). Create a Countdown Chain Making... »

Deciding What To Do in Disney World Outside of the Theme Parks

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Roasting Smores Before a Movie on the Beach

This is Part Eight of our Free Guide to Disney World. Be sure to read all the other parts as well. While your first few trips will likely be focused on Disney World's four main Theme Parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, you may want... »

How to Create a Touring Plan

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Sign Posting Wait Time for Tower of Terror

This is Part Seven of our Free Guide to Disney World. Be sure to read all the other parts as well. Disney World is often crowded, and it's not uncommon for rides to have wait times of 60 minutes or more. Because of this, many visitors find it useful... »

Transportation To and In Disney World

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Wilderness Lodge Transport to Magic Kingdom

This is Part Six of our Free Guide to Disney World. Be sure to read all the other parts as well. Regarding your Disney World transportation, you have three decisions: 1. How to get to Orlando 2. How to get to your Hotel 3. How to get around WDW Let's take them one at a... »

Deciding on Disney World Tickets

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Check here for ride wait times!

This is Part Four of our Free Guide to Disney World. Be sure to read all the other parts as well. There are three things you should consider when deciding on Disney World Tickets: number of days you want in the parks, type of ticket that works best for you, and... »