Beyond the Parks

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.…

On or Off Property with Toddlers

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Whether to stay on Disney property or off property when planning our Disney vacation came up more than once.  There are pros and cons to each, and again, another decision that each family has to make that will fit their…

Tour of Reedy Creek Fire Department

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Many of us have been to Walt Disney World more than once, and sometimes it is nice to try to find things to do outside of the norm. Last November I was lucky enough to meet the Reedy Creek Fire…

A very special meeting involving ‘ears’ …

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Sometimes it is fun to do things in Orlando that don’t involve actually stepping foot into Walt Disney World itself. Last November I was lucky enough to attend a very special breakfast meeting at the Wyndham in Lake Buena Vista.…

How To Ease Sad Faces When It Is Time To Leave Disney

Husband and Lil' at the Magical Express bus stop on departure day

Picture this…You and your family are on vacation at Walt Disney World! After months of careful planning, everyone is having the most magical time riding rides, meeting favorite characters, seeing shows, parades & fireworks, eating great food and best of…

Can’t Make It To The Parks This Year? No Problem! Head On Over To Missouri!

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As a homeschooling family we take frequent field trips to enhance our children’s education. After completing a unit of study on Missouri’s capitol, Jefferson City, we decided to travel and take a tour.  While there, on the third floor, we…

Ask The Disney Moms – Transportation Options at Disney’s Moderate Resorts

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Reader Question from Verna We are planning a trip and have kids ages 4 and 9. We are looking at the Coronado Springs or Port Orleans Resorts. Which has the best transportation options to get to the attractions? Hi Verna!…

Fun Touring Ideas when Taking Boys at Disney World

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  It seems there is so much a parent can do at Disney World with their little girls. From tea parties to princess makeovers, dinner with Cinderella, and enchanted tales with Belle, you may wonder what there is to do…

Having fun while Resort hopping

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  Have you ever thought to go looking at other resorts while you are at Disney World? I must admit I never thought about it until  a few years ago. We usually stay at the same resort every time we…

Are you ready for the Atlanta Braves Spring Training?

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Down in Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex spring has come, spring training that is. For 16 years now, the Atlanta Braves have gone to Disney World for spring training. While they are there you can go see…