We’re Going to Disney: Why We Plan for Trips Year Round

We’re Going to Disney: Why We Plan for Trips Year Round

It starts quietly, answering the questions of a co-worker looking to take a budget trip to Walt Disney World.  The craving increases as your oldest child stares at a carousel horse spinning in a snow globe and says “Can we go to Disney soon, Mommy?” While attempting to find a new baby photo on your…

The History & Future of the World Showcase Adventure

The History & Future of the World Showcase Adventure

While many people are attracted to Epcot for the fast-paced rides or futuristic attractions, a few of us love the nostalgia of a flip phone that sets off events in the World Showcase. However, while the history of this attraction is well documented, the future of any World Showcase Adventure attraction is murky. Rumor has…

What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?

What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?

Much of Disney’s birthday magic comes from the dusting of pixie dust by cast members (and even other guests). While visiting the magical World over a birthday, I wanted to see if any Disney free birthday treats were available. Disney birthday freebies are few and far between- but you can get a birthday treat! Does…

Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?
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Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?

Every time we travel on a plane with an autistic child, we need to consider what is best for our family. All experiences are based on our own travel and we receive no compensation from Frontier Airlines for this post.  We write all about family travel focusing on the unique challenges of traveling with a…

What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?
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What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?

The allergy kiosk at Animal Kingdom is gone and renamed Terra Treats. Terra Treats is a colorful and seasonal kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that has a fascinating history. However, with the name change came the disappearance of its well-known allergy-friendly snacks and drinks. When is Terra Treats Open? Terra Treats is closed unless it’s…

Top Road Trip Tips for Families with Autism
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Top Road Trip Tips for Families with Autism

Our child with autism prefers set schedules and does not easily adjust to change. Vacationing in new places can be discomforting. However, proper planning can help cope with a unique situation. These road trip tips for families with autism did not come easily-  they come from experiences with car trips with kids during cross-country travel!…

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Before we went to ride the Skyliner, we couldn’t help but wonder how smoothly getting on the transporation would be.  Many families cannot travel to Walt Disney World without a double stroller. Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?  We hoped so. Staying at a Skyliner Resort, taking the Skyliner to…

How Disney’s Disability Access Service Benefits Visitors with Autism
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How Disney’s Disability Access Service Benefits Visitors with Autism

Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) pass has been an asset on each trip with our autistic son. While we’ve heard it called everything from the “Disney Autism Pass” to the “Disney Disability Pass” to the now-defunct “Guest Assistance Card,” the proper name is the Disability Access Service. This article will discuss how Disney’s Disability Access…

A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World
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A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  (Although if you ask our son, he will let you know that Disney Halloween is first and Christmas is a close second.)  The jubilant decorations at Walt Disney World go up overnight, and they change an already magical landscape into a winter wonderland. This article features our favorite…