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From Planning your first trip to Disney World, to planning a Disney Cruise, I have tips and information for anything you might need!

I recently went on a Disney Cruise and had the time of my life! It was just a three day cruise but it was a blast. My family and I have since planned a second one for this coming February and I cannot wait to experience it with my husband. He has been in class for work and was unable to attend the last one, so I took my mom. I was sure to take lots of mental notes on what adult activities there were that my husband and I could enjoy while our daughters are at the Oceaneers Club and Lab. There were actually lots of things – but my top three MUST DO activities that I recommend for adults on a Disney cruise are hitting the spa, eating at Palo (or Remy), and lounging in the 18+ deck area.

We are a Disney family. There is no denying that. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney World, and we have been back almost every year since. Our daughters are 3 and 5 and will be going to Disney World for the 3rd time this coming fall. Last year, after several years of attempting to find the time, we were able to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). We immediately started to research and plan our visit. Here are 5 tips that will help you plan your MNSSHP experience to the fullest!

Planning a Disney Cruise can feel overwhelming at first – I get that. My husband and I had been researching for a few months when I was given the opportunity to take my daughters on a 3 day cruise thanks to Disney Cruise Lines. This was a total blessing – and I used it to help decide what exactly we wanted out of our 7 day cruise (we ended up booking a trip on the Disney Fantasy which includes the Star Wars Day at Sea – score!). I have put together some tips that will hopefully help make your Disney Cruise planning go quickly- and even included a packing list.

The Oceaneer Club and Lab are the “kids only” parts of the boat on the Disney Cruise Line ships. They are for ages 3 to 12 (must be fully toilet trained) and are full of excitement! Parents can sign their kids in and out as they please so that they can enjoy some adult time on the cruise. My girls loved these areas and were quite upset when I would go and pick them up. I had to practically beg them to come to dinner with me the first night. Our next cruise will be a 7 day, and I wouldn’t be surprised if my husband and I end up going to dinner once or twice without them.

Recently I was super blessed with the opportunity to sail the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I knew it was going to be an amazing time (because – Disney) but I had no idea what I was in store for. I brought my 3 and 5 year old and my mother with me and we made memories that will last a lifetime. My husband and I were already researching planning a Disney Cruise when I got the invite to go. I admit, we had been nervous that our daughters were too young so this was sure to be a great tester to find out. I immediately discovered that they are not, by any means, too young. Disney makes sure that there is something to do for everyone – and I mean everyone. From 0 to 100, everyone is sure to have the time of their lives on a Disney Cruise. But if you are planning a cruise with preschoolers, here are some tips that I learned aboard the Disney Dream.

I am going to come right out and say it – I am a Disney fanatic. My daughters are 3 and 5 years old and they have already been to Walt Disney World twice – and we have their third trip planned for this November. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney World and we have decided that our yearly family vacation will always be Disney related. Half of the fun for me is planning out our trips – I mean booking dining reservations and fast passes.

Heading on a trip to the most magical place on Earth? Well, grab your luggage and start packing! I have prepared a must have packing list for any Disney vacation. There is a printable version too to make life easier on you. Now go enjoy yourself!

When I found out that I was going to be attending the D23 Expo in California this month, I was over the moon excited. Things just could not get better, right? Wrong. Because then I was told I would be going to Disneyland to check out their 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration – TWO nights in a row. We would be heading to Disneyland immediately after spending an entire day at the Expo but I was ready. Was I exhausted when I walked through the gate, you know I was. Did I get a second wind just seeing all the Disney magic in front of me, yup, I sure did.