Beyond the Parks

Learning about Disney Before and During Your Vacation

Learning about Disney Before and During Your Vacation As a homeschooling mom, I am constantly looking for opportunities to educate. I appreciate how easy it is to fold Disney into our everyday learning opportunities as we prepare for our upcoming…

Touring the Disney World Gingerbread Houses

Touring the Disney World Gingerbread Houses during the holiday season is a perfect way to experience more of the magic Disney has to offer. With four gingerbread creations and one candy-coated miniature village, these sensational holiday decorations are worth carving out a…

5+ Ways to Plan a Magical Disney Little Mermaid Trip

10 ways to plan a Disney Little Mermaid Trip - Discover how Disney World offers princess lovers lots of fairy tale magic throughout the Resorts and Parks. |iheartwdw.com Click through to see all the tips.

5+ Ways to Plan a Magical Disney Little Mermaid Trip Do you have a Little Mermaid fan in your family? Plan a trip for your princess lover and include lots of fairy tale magic available throughout the Walt Disney World Resorts…

Disney Cruising: large ships vs. smaller ships

Our family has had the privilege of sailing on the Wonder, the Magic and the Dream.   We have truly enjoyed all the ships, but our family has a favorite. The Disney Cruise Line has designed the Wonder and the Magic ships to…

Miniature golf anyone?

  Did you know that you can play miniature golf at Disney World? I have always heard that you could and that is something that has been on my bucket list for a while now. On our last trip to…

Port Adventures – Disney Style

When booking your Disney Cruise, make sure you check out the port adventures/shore excursions selected by DCL.  On each of our 5 cruises, we have booked amazing shore excursions that enhanced our cruising experience.  You may book online before leaving…

Money saving tips when planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation

Our family has sailed on Disney Cruise Line five times in the past ten years.  I have planned each of our dream vacations for our small family of five; to our extended family of sixteen.  Following are a few tips…

Keeping cool during your Disney trip this summer!

We are visiting Walt Disney World this June and plan to use these tips to keep cool.   Because the temperatures will average in the 90’s during the summer in Orlando, I’m thinking of ways to keep my family cool…

Is the Water Park Fun and More option worth it?

  When you get your theme park tickets you can choose to get the Water Park Fun and More option added to your ticket for $64 more dollars. The Water Park Fun and More option will give you a certain…