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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!

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4 Reasons To Book The Garden Grill for Breakfast At Epcot at Walt Disney World | #DisneyWorld

The Garden Grill is always on our must do dining list when we visit Disney World. In my opinion, it is one of the best character meals that there is, for several different reasons. A Smith Family visit to Disney World would just not be the same without it. My in-laws will be hitting Disney World with us in a few months and we knew right away the one breakfast we had to make sure they did not miss is The Garden Grill. I am thrilled to say that we were able to book it – and cannot wait to show them why we love it so much!

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Don’t Miss These 5 Things At The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party | #MNSSHP

My family and I were thrilled to find out that we were going to be able to attend the 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Our trip was planned for August so we thought for sure we were going to miss it! But the party started on August 25th this year and thanks to Disney, we were able to attend! We went in 2015 and it is something we have been dying to get back to. It is hands down one of the funnest Disney Events because there is so much going on. Here are all the things you can experience this year!

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All The 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Character Meet & Greets | #NotSoScary #MNSSHP

One of the best things about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is the exclusive character meet and greets. During this party, there are many villains and characters that this is the only time you can see them. We went in 2015 and there were some pretty amazing characters there – so we have been dying to go back. When our August 2017 Disney World plans allowed us to attend MNSSHP, we were so excited. We couldn’t wait to find out who we would bump in to!

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Must Grab Walt Disney World Fastpasses For Your Next Magical Trip | #DisneyWorld #FastPass

One of the best things about Walt Disney World is that you can book fastpasses in order to ensure you get on some of the best rides during your stay. Certain rides, especially the newer ones, can have up to a 4 or 5 hour wait! If you book your Disney World FastPasses right, you will be able to avoid these lines. I wanted to share some of the rides I always try to get fastpasses for.

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4 Reasons to Join the Disney Vacation Club NOW! | #DVCMember #DVC

One of the best decisions in my life has been joining the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). We are HUGE Disney fans in my family. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney and have brought our girls there several times already. On our last Disney Cruise, we went ahead and bit the bullet – after 8 years of research, we joined the DVC. We are already over the moon with this decision – and we haven’t even had our first DVC visit.

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5 Disney Parks Expansions I Cannot Wait For (Announced at the D23 Expo) | #Disney #D23Expo

At this year’s D23 Expo, we learned a lot about what is to come in the Disney Parks. As you may or may not know, my family recently became Disney Vacation Club members. This means we will be spending a LOT of time at Walt Disney World in our future – I mean, we own for 50 years. So any expansion news is good news to us! As much as we love everything about Disney, we welcome any changes! Even if means saying goodbye to some of our favorite rides.

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3 Reasons To Book A Disney Junior Breakfast on Your Next Disney Cruise | #DisneyCruise

My family has been on two Disney Cruises now. Going in to the second one, we felt like we knew a little bit more about what we wanted to book. A must have for us was the Disney Junior Breakfast. When we go to Disney World, we always make sure to book the Disney Junior Breakfast as Hollywood Studios. My daughters are 4 and 5 so they actively watch the shows and are huge fans of the characters. They are always excited to meet them, and we knew it would be no different on the cruise.

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3 Reasons To Stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Hotel When Visiting Disney World | #Disney #Travel

We recently went on our second Disney Cruise. This time, we decided to head down the night before – you never know with February weather and Upstate New York. Mu husband and I normally like to try out a different hotel every Disney trip, and so this time we decided on the Art of Animation hotel. Now, we generally prefer to stay at a moderate or deluxe hotel, but since we were only going to be there one night we figured a value hotel made the most sense. We have since joined the Disney Vacation Club, so we likely will not be staying at another value resort again, however if we were going to, we would stay at Art of Animation for sure – and here is why!

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How to Make the Disney Vacation Club Work For You | #DVCMember #DVC #Disney

While on board our Disney Cruise this year, we joined the Disney Vacation Club. This is something that we have been going back and forth on for years! We went to Disney World on our honeymoon and chatted with the DVC people for over an hour. We almost joined then, but honestly the initial sticker price had us nervous. Now we wish we bought back then because the savings are unreal!

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Planning Your Disney Cruise: 3 Day Versus 7 Day Voyage | #DisneyCruise #Disney

Last year I went on a Disney Cruise with my daughters and my mom. It was a short 3 days cruise but we had a blast. After talking to my husband about it, we decided to book a 7 day cruise – and we actually did this while I was still on board the Disney Dream. For us, the 3 day was such a tease – we wanted more! So I went in to the 7 day knowing that it would be a ton of fun, but I didn’t know how much I still wouldn’t want to leave after a week out at sea.