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'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar
All Star Vacation Homes
Around the World on a Segway
Baby Steps
Backstage Tour
Becoming Disney Parents
Behind The Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Being the Ideal Guest
Bringing 'Frozen' to Life at Disney
Budget Disney World Lodging
Budget Disney World Souvenirs
Budget Disney World Tickets
Budget Disney World Transportation
Budget Your Disney Trip
Cast Member Confidential
Cast Members Save the Day
Cinderella Royal Family 5k
Cirque du Soleil
Comparing Cars Land and New Fantasyland
Counting Down to Disney (Part 1)
Counting Down to Disney (Part 2)
Dealing With the Post-Vacation Disney Blues
Decade of Dreams
Disappointing Disney
Discovery Cove
Disney + Disabilities = Magic!
Disney Admission Options for Military Families
Disney Alone Time
Disney Character Dining Around the Globe
Disney Dreaming
Disney Dreaming With Kids
Disney Fan Gathering
Disney From the Driver's Seat
Disney Podcasts
Disney Tech Primer - Part 1
Disney Tech Primer - Part 2
Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacations
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 1
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 2
Disney World and Down Syndrome - A Winning Combination
Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now
Disney's Single Rider Lines
Don't Let it Rain on Your Parade
Dreaming of Disney World
Emergencies While at Walt Disney World
Enjoying the Peace at Disney
Feels Like the First Time
Finding Answers
Finding Relaxation at Walt Disney World
First Aid At Disney
Five Tips for a Trouble Free Trip
Four Generations, Four Parks, One World
Four Lessons, One World
From Commando-Touring to Crawling
Getting There is Half the Fun
Greener Walt Disney World
Helping Plan A First Trip to Disney
How I Helped My Scaredy-Cat Kid
How to Catch a Deal at Disney
Keeping The Magic Alive
Keys To The Kingdom
Last Day Disney Blues
Last Minute Planning
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned at Walt Disney World
Lessons Learned Part 1
Making the Most of Walt Disney World
Making the Wait Magical
Mickey Mouse's Masterpieces
Munching With Mickey
My Disney Mistakes - Part 1
My Disney Mistakes - Part 2
My Disney Mistakes - Part 3
My Disney Wins
My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card
My Hidden Mickey Surprise
My Top 10 Favorite Attractions
Navigating Naps While Touring the Parks
New Adult Beverage Offerings at Animal Kingdom
New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom
Our Experience With My Disney Experience
Packing for Winter Weather at Walt Disney World
Planning a Girls-Only Vacation
Planning Makes the Magic Happen
Planning Your First Trip to a New Park
Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island Today
Pregnant At The Mouse House
Pregnant at Walt Disney World
Preparing Your Child For a Walt Disney World Vacation
Preserving Memories with PassPorter
Pros and Cons of the Magic Your Way Premium Plan
Rediscovering Walt Disney World
Replacing The Magic
Reserving a Disney Resort Hotel Room
Ride or Drive
Rumor Round-Up
runDisney Races - Better with Friends
Saving Money for Disney
Say Cheese!
Say Cheese!
Scooting Around the World
Season Survival Guide
SeaWorld Orlando
Stories from a Theme Park Insider by Robert Niles
Summer at Disney vs. Winter in Michigan
Taking It Easy at Walt Disney World
Taking Kids Out of School For a Disney Trip
Taking the Grandkids
Taking Toddlers to Walt Disney World
The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia by R.A. Pedersen
The Kids Are In Charge
The Monorails of Disney's Wonderful World of Theme Parks
The More, The Mickey-er
The Reluctant Mouseketeer
The Rest of the "World" For Kids
The Walt Disney World Annual Pass
The Walt Disney World Grand Slam
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal
The Year Without Disney
There's an App For That - Part 1
There's an App for That - Part 2
Tips for a Disney 'Newbie'
Tips For Traveling With Your Bestie
Toddlers to Teenagers
Tom Sawyer Island
Top 10 Disney Questions
Tower of Terror 10 Miler
Transportation at Walt Disney World (Part 1)
Transportation at Walt Disney World (Part 2)
Traveling to Walt Disney World with a Friend
Using Technology to Plan Your Disney Trips
Using Technology to Plan Your Disney Trips
Using YouTube for Disney Magic
Visiting Walt Disney World During The Busy Season
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World At The Holidays
Walt Disney World for Dudes
Walt Disney World for Veteran Visitors
What A Wonderful World (of Disney)
What I Miss About a Disney Christmas
What Keeps Us Coming Back to Disney?
When to Splurge and When to Save at Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Annual Pass: A Buyer's Guide
by Amanda Ryals on 12-18-2014

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The thought of an Annual Pass to Disney World is incredibly tempting, even bewitching at some points.

I recently went through the process of deciding whether or not to invest in an Annual Pass, and I figured it would be helpful to share the experience with you. So if you want to know if an annual pass is a good purchase, you're in the right place! More ...
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Planning Magical Family Vacations since 1987
Disney Destinations - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Trafalgar and more!

Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage: A Walt Disney World Activity Review by Beth Rashleigh on 12-11-2014

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We took our second trip to Disney World with our 5-year-old son this fall and discovered something special.

Our first Disney trip was with a group of 8 and although we really enjoyed our trip, we discovered that it was an exercise in ...

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Navigating Naps While Touring the Parks: A Walt Disney World Touring Article by Jocelyn Martins on 12-04-2014

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I think most parents who travel to Walt Disney World spend some time thinking about naps or downtime for their children, especially for the younger ones.

I've found that one of the most common recommendations - for people of all ages ...

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Renting Surrey Bikes at Disney's Boardwalk: A Walt Disney World Resort Review by Jocelyn Martins on 11-20-2014

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One of the experiences from our 2011 trip to Walt Disney World that topped my younger daughter's list was our ride around Disney's BoardWalk in a surrey bike.

At the time, she and her older sister (two and three years old, ...

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Using Garden Grocer During Your Walt Disney World Vacation: A Walt Disney World Service Review by Jennifer Schuitema on 11-27-2014

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When planning a Walt Disney World vacation, dining plans can be just as important as your resort choice or FastPass+ reservations.

And the Disney dining topics seem to be limitless: Disney Dining Plan, Advance Dining Reservations, ...

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Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness: A Walt Disney World Activity Review by Kristen Bieber on 11-13-2014
"Git along little doggie" to Walt Disney World!

Yes, that's correct, you can take a horseback trail ride at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort offers horse-centered experiences for all ages, perfect for ...

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Making the Wait Magical: Disney Countdown Tips by Jennifer Retzlaff on 11-06-2014
You can find them all over YouTube or facebook, the tear jerking videos of kids finding out they are going to Walt Disney World for the first time. The joy from the kids radiates out of these homemade videos, bringing smiles to faces everywhere.

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Disney's Sinister Soiree - A Delightfully Evil Treat: A Walt Disney World Event Review by Pamela Greeson on 10-30-2014
During October my husband and I spent a week at Walt Disney World and enjoyed the magic of Micke's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

As we had attended these before, we decided to try something new and added the Villain's Sinister Soiree ...

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Disney Vacation Countdown: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Valerie Hofer on 10-23-2014

For most people, tragically, Disney is not a yearly vacation. In fact some people are lucky to go once or twice in a lifetime. And after all the planning and spreadsheet creating and budgeting there’s a lull in life when you’ve ...

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More Disney World articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Christmas In November - Celebrating the Holidays Early at Walt Disney World last updated 10-23-2014

Not A Chicken Nugget in Sight - Almost - Children's Dining at Walt Disney World last updated 10-16-2014

Epcot - Not Just for Grown Ups - A Walt Disney World Review last updated 10-09-2014

There's an App for That - Part 3 - A Disney App Review last updated 10-02-2014

Using RCI Points for Disney Vacation Club Resorts - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 09-11-2014

Lessons Learned at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 09-11-2014

There's an App for That - Part 2 - Walt Disney World Planning Advice last updated 08-28-2014

Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now - A Photographer's Perspective last updated 08-14-2014

The Maya Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 08-07-2014

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 07-31-2014

'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar - A Disney Book Review last updated 07-24-2014

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure - A Walt Disney World Attraction Review last updated 07-17-2014

Why Epcot Is My Favorite Walt Disney World Theme Park - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 07-17-2014

My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card - Touring with Special Needs last updated 07-11-2014

Tips For Traveling With Your Bestie - Walt Disney World Touring Tips for Traveling with Friends last updated 06-26-2014

The Princess Storybook Breakfast at Akershus - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 06-26-2014

There's an App For That - Part 1 - Walt Disney World Planning Advice last updated 06-19-2014

Why We Stayed Off-Property For our Disney Vacation - Confessions of a Disney Resort Fan last updated 06-05-2014

Mama Melrose's at Disney Hollywood Studios - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 06-05-2014

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by Ugabaracuda
15 Dec 2014 at 4:03pm
Is there a new bridge from Saratoga Springs to Downtown Disney that cuts down on the walk around?
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Post-Trip Disney Gift Card Magic For Us
by Her Dotness
13 Dec 2014 at 5:30pm
Was sorting through our gift card collection from the trip, all of which had been used, I thought. Stuck in a wad of receipts was one with a...
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Club Disney changed to Lilo's Clubhouse
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