WDW Tips

When planning a trip to Walt Disney World, tried and true practical tips for touring the parks can make all the difference between a perfect day and afternoon meltdowns. Joanna has toured Walt Disney World both with and without children in tow. Learn some tips for your next trip here:

Where Do You Prefer to Stand?: A guide to the best and worst queues in all four parks. Knowing that queue is 30 minutes of torture or 30 minutes of interactive fun can help make your park touring a bit easier.

The iPhone, Apps, and Walt Disney World: Featured on the front page of Appolicious, this post will help you pick which Walt Disney World apps are worth the money and which ones can be left off your iTunes receipt. No one wants to waste battery juice on an app that's not helpful. These apps have all been tested and reviewed over multiple trips.

Disney Pet Peeves: Did you know there are pet peeves specific to Walt Disney World? If you've been to the parks, you know what I'm talking about.  Read up on how to avoid the annoyances and make the best of your magical moments on your vacation!

You WILL Have Fun!: A guest post by Andrew Deister reminds us how to slow down and enjoy the blessing around us even in the hectic spin of the parks.

Celebrating Thanksgiving at WDW: A Magical Blograil post about, what else, Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World.  If you're planning at trip to the parks during one of the busiest parts of the year, you're, no doubt, wondering what to expect. Find out about the crowds, the decorations, and more in this informative post.

My Disney Bag of Tricks: Packing for a trip to Walt Disney World can be a little daunting to say the least! Check out these tips for what to pack and how to get ready for your trip. Some of these "gotta pack" items might surprise you!

Dressing for Disney: Joanna always likens prepping for Walt Disney World to prepping for a marathon; there are quite a few things to consider when you dress for a day at the parks. It's completely unlike your typical day around town.

 Disney Newbies and Veterans alike love getting the most amazing experience possible while at Walt Disney World. Make sure you don't miss out on a thing as Joanna shares her "Top 5 Disney Must Dos" for Newbies, each park, and places outside of the parks. 

The Top 5 Must Dos for Disney Newbies: This post actually has 6 must dos. (As a math teacher, Joanna should learn to count better.) Chockfull of general tips for making the most of your experience, this is a must read if you're planning a trip.

The Top 5 Must Dos for Magic Kingdom: Do you feel daunted by how large the Magic Kingdom is? See that list of attractions and aren't sure where to start? Here are 5 things you don't want to miss!

The Top 5 Must Dos for EPCOT: Joanna's favorite park has plenty to do in it, but for this post she picked her top 5!

 The Top 5 Must Dos for Disney's Hollywood Studios: Hollywood Studios is the best park for thrill-seekers and show-watchers!

The Top 5 Must Dos for Disney's Animal Kingdom: Even though it's my least favorite park, Disney's Animal Kingdom still has some great must dos. Lucky for you, my readers came through with even more tips in the comments!

The Top 5 Must Dos for Outside the Parks: Shocking but true, just outside of the gates to the Four Parks there are places the pixie dust still falls strong! Check out these must dos perfect for traveling days and restful evenings.

The Top 5 Must Dos for Disney Transportation: Believe it or not, there are more than 5 different forms of Disney Transportation! Find out which ones are the best to take a ride on.

Joanna LOVES to shop, and there's no better place to shop than Walt Disney World! While finding the perfect souvenir is exciting, it shouldn't take up all of your time on your vacation. Here are some tips and tricks from a shopaholic to make your shopping experience better:

Why You Need to Bring a Carabiner: One little piece of metal becomes a quick hands-free shopping helper.

Making the Most of Your Money: When shopping at Walt Disney World, it's easy to fall into the knick-knack trap. Learn some quick tips on how to avoid coming home with tiny trinkets and find some suggestions for souvenirs you can enjoy for years to come.

Vinylmation: What Are They?: Vinylmation can be a fun collectible, but if you haven't heard of them before, they can seem a little odd at first glance. This quick intro will help you understand the growing community of Vinylmation lovers. (This post was featured on Vinylmation World!)

Vinylmation Trading: Now that you know what Vinylmation are, you probably want to trade them (like pins). This can be confusing and daunting to a first time trader. Read up on how to trade before you head to the Parks. (This post was also featured on Vinylmation World! 

The Surprisingly Awesome Souvenir at WDW: This prized souvenir made all the difference in June, and it was less than $20! So your next trip is months away, you say? Here are some tips to make the time you have to wait feel less like torture!

Keeping the Disney Magic Alive Between Trips: This post was part of the June 2012 Magical Blogorail Peach loop. In this post you can learn all about a fun game you can play with your family anywhere and any time.

Ways to Make the Days go by Fast: Have you seen those families with matching shirts at Walt Disney World and wished that was you and your family? Are you crafty and want something to do while waiting for your trip? This post is the one for you! Come read about how to make your own family shirts and other bits of magic for your trip.