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Visit the AKL Resort Fan Site

By Kristen K.

Sunset Savanna from Kidani Village The “AKL Resort” fan site is another fantastic unofficial Disney place in the blog-o-sphere dedicated to a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  Located at AKLResort.com this is the place to go for information about connecting you and your family with a truly unique and exciting Disney hotel.  We keep finding great resort... »

Wheelchair & ECV Rental at Walt Disney World Resort

By Kristen K.

More and more people than ever are planning family reunions during their Walt Disney World Vacations. Disney is fun for all ages, but truth be told, there is a lot of walking to be done. If grandma or grandpa isn’t as mobile as they use to be, it may be tempting for them to stay home. I’m here to tell... »

What to do on a Non-Park Day at Walt Disney World

By Kristen K.
Boating on Bay Lake

When I was a young girl and my family would visit Walt Disney World, we always kept to a specific schedule that went like this Park Day/Rest Day/Park Day/Rest Day.  It was pretty easy way back the, when there was first just the Magic Kingdom, and then in 1982 there was Epcot to enjoy as well.  These days, with so... »

River Cruise: Getting to Downtown Disney by Boat

By Kristen K.
Sassagoula River Cruise

The Sassagoula River Cruise is a great way to travel to Downtown Disney from select resort hotels. No matter if you've booked room only or if you've got a package deal for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation; if you’re staying at Port Orleans, Old Key West, or Saratoga Springs Resorts, you have a unique treat in... »

Should I use a travel agent to plan a trip to Disney World?

By Kristen Heptinstall

When booking a trip to Disney World, you have several options. You can book directly with Disney World over the phone or online; with AAA or another company that offers a package deal; or with a travel agent. So which is the best choice for you? If you already know quite a bit about Disney World and desire control over your... »

Walt Disney World PhotoPass guide

By Kristen Heptinstall

A great service to take advantage of at Walt Disney World is PhotoPass. The service allows you to view and purchase photos taken by Disney photographers stationed at all the best locations at Walt Disney World. The benefits of using PhotoPass are great, especially if you're traveling solo or as a couple, or if you're traveling in a group and somehow... »

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 disneyworld.disney.go.com, 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... »