Snuggling in the furry arms of your favourite Disney character is one of the absolute highlights of a Disney World vacation. But I recommend skipping the meet and greet queues and booking a character meal instead. In our experience, Disney World character dining is the most relaxing way to meet adorable characters and enjoy a delicious meal, while also escaping the heat and … [Read more...]
Disney Travel Blog
We love Disney and have been to Disney World twice, Disneyland Paris, plus four Disney cruises. Every trip has been amazing.
Before you decide to take the kids to Disney, find out What is the best age to go to Disneyland?
My 10 days in Orlando itinerary is a great place to work out what you want to do when.
While How to plan your first trip to Disney World will help you get your head around this overwhelming adventure.
Plan your accommodation with Where to stay at Disney World onsite or offsite?
Find out all about the individual theme parks with these FastPass guides which include itineraries from our 2019 trip when the kids were 11 and 9 -
- Best Fast Passes for Magic Kingdom rides and attractions
- What to FastPass at Epcot
- Which Animal Kingdom Fast Passes to get
- How to master the Hollywood Studios FastPass tiers
And these posts from our 2015 trip when the kids were 8 and 6 -
Choose your character meals with our guide to the best character meals at Disney World. Or read our individual reviews of -
- Tusker House at Animal Kingdom
- Garden Grill at Epcot
- Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom
- Ohana at Polynesian Resort
- Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
- Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios
And plan a very special treat at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
It's fabulous, it's Disney and it's French! - Take a day trip to Disneyland Paris
Disney Cruise Line
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Magic Kingdom is the fairytale heart of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. With six magical lands laid out around Cinderella's Castle, it is the park most likely to appeal to your inner 5 year old. It is also the park with by far the most rides and attractions, so a bit of planning to snaffle the best Fast Passes for Magic Kingdom will pay off big time here! Whether … [Read more...]
With the addition of the incredible Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios is now well worth squeezing into your busy Disney World itinerary. The theming and technology in this Land are super impressive and make you feel like one of Andy's toys. However with a new Land comes crowds, so master the Hollywood Studios FastPass tiers and formulate an awesome FastPass strategy to … [Read more...]
Minnie Mouse is one of the most loved Disney characters, but she can be difficult to find at Disney World character meals. Minnie's Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine Disney World is one of only two star-studded meals where she is included with other big names like Mickey and Donald (the other being Chef Mickey's at Contemporary). So if you're heading to Hollywood Studios, … [Read more...]
You will love the fun-filled 'Ohana breakfast - the only Disney World character meal with Lilo & Stitch. The fabulous location at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (no park ticket required!) and these cheeky characters mean it is now one of our Disney World must-dos. For full Disney immersion, find all our Disney posts here. From Disney World character meals and … [Read more...]
The Crystal Palace is one of three Magic Kingdom character dining options and definitely the cutest! This is where you'll find the cuddly and adorable characters from Winnie-the-Pooh. We are big fans of Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Winnie-the-Pooh, especially after seeing the wonderful Christopher Robin movie, and were keen to revisit this fun character meal on our most recent … [Read more...]
Cinderella's Royal Table is a Disney World must do, because it allows you to do the impossible - to go inside Cinderella's Castle. Anyone can walk through the arches at ground level, past some beautiful mosaics and come out on the other side. Other Disney parks have paths to follow deeper into their castles, displaying dioramas telling Sleeping Beauty's story. At Disneyland … [Read more...]
Epcot is a brilliant theme park and unlike any other around the world, with its mixture of epic rides in Future World and culture-packed World Showcase. The best Epcot attractions like Soarin', Test Track and Frozen Ever After meant that we spent a day and half here this trip and left wanting more. Epcot is also huge (more than twice the size of Magic Kingdom!), so you … [Read more...]
The kids adored meeting Chip 'n' Dale at an Epcot meet and greet last time we visited, so a Garden Grill Epcot character meal with these cheerful chipmunks was high on their wish list this time around. This is one of the few places you can meet Chip 'n' Dale in the whole of Disney World and they’re always a lot of fun. Cheeky and full of cuddles. Walt Disney … [Read more...]
Animal Kingdom is an incredibly beautiful theme park and is home to a unique combination of animal and ride attractions. Green, peaceful and shady, it is an absolute pleasure to wander around, especially first thing in the morning when the sun is just starting to peek over the foliage. And the theming is magnificent. Transporting you to the mountains of Nepal or the vibrancy of … [Read more...]