Author Archive for Lisa Battista

My Quick Pick: The Perfect Magic Kingdom Breakfast

Breakfast at Walt Disney World is a tricky thing for me. I need something substantial enough to get me through a very busy morning of touring but that won’t weigh me down in the heat and on my favorite coasters.…

Beyond the Attractions: Disney World Activities That Don’t Bust Your Budget

Try as we might to slow down, a weeklong Walt Disney World vacation is usually a whirlwind of activity for my family as we try to see and do all our favorite attractions. And, there are a lot of them.…

Guest Relations is Your Go-To Disney Stop

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Here are five reasons a stop into Guest Relations is very worthwhile for parents of small children. 1. Child Identification. Although there are many locations throughout the world where guests can purchase engraved, dog tag-style IDs, I haven’t seen the…

Packing Your Disney Carry-On

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I remember the days of flying into Orlando International Airport and having to stake out my claim next to the baggage carousel while other flyers tried to muscle their way into the scant few inches I had carved out for…

Character Dining Budget Buster

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I’m pretty good about sticking to a plan and resisting impulse buys. The kids know that if it’s not on the weekly shopping list, they’re not getting that package of cookies we don’t need. Well, truth be told, I have…

Disney Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

Welcome to my Back to School edition! Now is a good time to brush up on some Disney World subject areas. Don’t worry; there aren’t any pop quizzes or homework here! Reading Attraction Overviews, Maps, and Park Hours. You could…

Unsung Heros of the Walt Disney World Resort

If you spend any time reading Disney blogs or following Disney on social media sites, you’re sure to have seen fans describing their ideal Disney job whether it be resort concierge making dreams come true or a Jungle Cruise skipper.…

The New Fantasyland is Turning my Touring Plan Upside Down

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My family’s loose, go-to, touring schedule is getting a shake-up this year with the opening of the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland. The Basics. Three (sometimes four) adults, and two small kids. We have six days at Walt Disney World and…

What to Look Forward to at Disney World in 2012

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Happy New Year! 2012 will be an exciting year at the Walt Disney World theme parks. Every trip to the Disney theme parks is a magical one but Disney promises to deliver something a little extra special for Disney fans…