When it is a 16 hour flight from Sydney to Dallas, plus another couple of hours from Dallas to Orlando, you need to spend a reasonable amount of time on the ground to make those killer flights worthwhile. For us that meant this 10 days in Orlando itinerary, followed by an amazing 7 night Disney cruise. We had an absolute ball in the theme park capital of the world, hitting … [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 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
We are a little bit addicted to these decadent family-focussed cruises -
Visiting Paris is wonderful, but in amongst all that French art, culture, food and language, make time for some rainbow-coloured, Disney-flavoured escapism. A Disneyland Paris day trip is the perfect way to let loose. Our day trip to Disneyland Paris (DLP) was a last minute decision. We hadn't planned on going, but there was a super cheap deal (GBP 32 or about AUD 55 pp) … [Read more...]
Is "Let It Go" on perpetual loop at your house? Or perhaps you have a little Lightning McQueen fan? Recent movies like Aladdin, Toy Story and Finding Nemo have ensured that the popularity of Disney is even greater than when we were kids. But what is the best age to bring those movies to life? What is the best age for Disneyland? Well the easy answer is ANY age is best. … [Read more...]
"Would you come back to the castle with me to look after my flower garden?" Alannah, aged 8, was starry-eyed after this conversation with Belle on our Eastern Caribbean Disney cruise. "What sort of flowers should we plant? We must have roses of course, but what else?" The meet and greets with Disney Cruise characters are not the quick photo opportunities that you have in the … [Read more...]
When deciding where to stay at Disney World onsite or offsite there are three key considerations - cost, convenience and perks. Click to jump down to each section - Cost - How much will it cost for a week? Convenience - Which location is best? Perks - What are the benefits of staying onsite vs offsite? What worked for us and I highly recommend - Disney's … [Read more...]
Our 7 night Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise was the absolute highlight of our U.S. trip. As much as we loved Disney World, Wizarding World of Harry Potter and LEGOLAND, all four of us came home talking about how, when and where we could get ourselves on another Disney cruise. Even the kids choose the cruise when asked would they prefer to go to Disney World (including … [Read more...]
Maximising your time and money is always a high priority when travelling. For our visit to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, we chose a 3 Day Park Hopper Ticket and visited Epcot on day 2. Day 1 started with our favourite rollercoaster at Animal Kingdom, pool time at our hotel in the afternoon, then finished with fireworks at Magic Kingdom. It was a huge day. But there's … [Read more...]
Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a magical beauty salon owned by Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and operated by her skilled apprentices. These Fairy Godmothers-in-Training will transform your child into the Disney prince or princess of their choosing. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques are found in many of the Disney parks and cruise ships around the world. On our Disney … [Read more...]
Magic Kingdom is the star of the show at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Walking through the gates is like entering an alternative universe, where happiness prevails. Joy and excitement bubbles up inside you and the pastel buildings of Main Street battle for your attention. There are characters and musicians distracting you as you try not to detour through any of the … [Read more...]
Sitting in the front seat of a safari truck, transfixed by the flock of birds sitting in the stunted branches of a baobab tree, in the peace of the African savannah, I knew we had made the right decision. Disney's Animal Kingdom, one of the four theme parks that make up Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is a tranquil, shady haven. More like wandering through a beautiful zoo … [Read more...]