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'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar
10 Things I DO Want to Do On Our Next Disney Vacation
10 Things NOT to Do on Your Next Disney Vacation
All Star Vacation Homes
Around the World on a Segway
Baby Steps
Backstage Tour
Becoming Disney Parents
Behind The Scenes
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Being the Ideal Guest
Bringing 'Frozen' to Life at Disney
Budget Disney World Lodging
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Budget Disney World Tickets
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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
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Disney Fan Gathering
Disney From the Driver's Seat
Disney Podcasts
Disney Tech Primer - Part 1
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Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacations
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 1
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Disney World and Down Syndrome - A Winning Combination
Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now
Disney's Single Rider Lines
DisneyQuest
Don't Let it Rain on Your Parade
Dreaming of Disney World
Emergencies While at Walt Disney World
Enjoying the Peace at Disney
Fantasyland
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
Our Must-Dos at Walt Disney World
Packing for Winter Weather at Walt Disney World
Packing Your Park Bag for Disney
Planning a Girls-Only Vacation
Planning a Vacation to the Magic Kingdom From the United Kingdom
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
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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 Fab Five Family at Walt Disney World
The FASTPASS System
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
Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Magic Kingdom
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 TouringPlans.com to Plan Your Disney Vacation
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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Harmony Barber Shop at the Magic Kingdom: A Walt Disney World Park Review
by Lisa Smith-Lester on 03-19-2015

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I first heard of the Harmony Barber Shop, on Main Street in Magic Kingdom, whilst researching for our 2010 trip.

I read about the First Hair Cut they did and decided to take my eldest daughter for her first hair cut here, which was just after her 2nd birthday. More ...
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Planning Magical Family Vacations since 1987
Disney Destinations - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Trafalgar and more!



Family Fashion - Matching Outfits at Disney: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Jocelyn Martins on 03-12-2015

Photo illustrating Matching in Madras from young to old
I love to dress my three girls in matching clothes. I know -- half of you are probably rolling your eyes and half of you are nodding your heads.

I don't like clothes myself -- I don't enjoy shopping for them, picking them out in the ...

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Walt Disney World Theme Park Traditions: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Cheryl Pendry on 03-12-2015

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"What traditions do you have when you visit the theme parks at Walt Disney World?"
br ?That's a question I often see asked on the PassPorter message boards, and I often think to myself "I don't ...

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Planning a Vacation to the Magic Kingdom From the United Kingdom: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Lisa Smith-Lester on 03-05-2015

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A vacation to Walt Disney World takes lots and lots of planning, as we all know.

Travelling from the United Kingdom (UK) involves a great deal of planning, though we are usually able to book and plan a lot further out than guests in the ...

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10 Things I DO Want to Do On Our Next Disney Vacation: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Lisa Smith-Lester on 02-25-2015

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With so much to see and do on a Walt Disney World vacation, it just is not possible to do everything on one vacation.

With this in mind, this year I have decided that there will be a list of 10 things that I really hope I get to do on ...

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Using TouringPlans.com to Plan Your Disney Vacation: A Disney Web Site Review by Jennifer Schuitema on 02-25-2015
I found TouringPlans.com in 2007 while planning my first family trip as a parent.

The goal of a touring plan is to minimize the time spent waiting in line. I read through the predetermined touring plans provided on the web site. And ...

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Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Epcot: A Walt Disney World Park Review by Cheryl Pendry on 02-19-2015
The final part of this series, looking at the top 10 things I love at each of the Walt Disney World parks, focuses on my favorite, Epcot.

After all, why not save ...

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The Health Nut's Guide to Dining at Disney: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Amy Wear on 02-19-2015
If you're like me, planning the dining aspect of your Disney trip is as important as choosing where to stay and what package to book.

The second that Disney confirmation email lands in the inbox, we jump on My Disney Experience and start ...

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10 Things NOT to Do on Your Next Disney Vacation: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Lisa Smith-Lester on 02-12-2015
After coming away from my 2013 trip a little disappointed, I am determined to make changes this time around so that the same does not happen again.

I want to get home from my vacation happy! With this in mind, here is my list of 10 ...

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More Disney World articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Magic Kingdom - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 02-12-2015

Make Your Own Welcome Gifts - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 02-05-2015

Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Animal Kingdom - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 02-05-2015

Camping at Walt Disney World - Making Disney Affordable last updated 01-29-2015

Top 10 Things I Love About Disney's Hollywood Studios - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 01-29-2015

The Fab Five Family at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 01-22-2015

Our Must-Dos at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 01-22-2015

My Top 10 Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 01-15-2015

Using Disney Gift Cards on your Walt Disney World Vacation - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 01-01-2015

Packing Your Park Bag for Disney - Minimalist Packing Tips for Traveling with Kids last updated 12-25-2014

The Walt Disney World Annual Pass - A Buyer's Guide last updated 12-18-2014

Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage - A Walt Disney World Activity Review last updated 12-11-2014

Navigating Naps While Touring the Parks - A Walt Disney World Touring Article last updated 12-04-2014

Renting Surrey Bikes at Disney's Boardwalk - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 11-20-2014

Using Garden Grocer During Your Walt Disney World Vacation - A Walt Disney World Service Review last updated 11-27-2014

Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness - A Walt Disney World Activity Review last updated 11-13-2014

Making the Wait Magical - Disney Countdown Tips last updated 11-06-2014

Disney's Sinister Soiree - A Delightfully Evil Treat - A Walt Disney World Event Review last updated 10-30-2014

Disney Vacation Countdown - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 10-23-2014




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Driving to Disney....
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26 Mar 2015 at 6:07pm
What was I thinking? I had asked months ago about the pros and cons of driving from just south of Boston. Well, I decided we'd fly. Then, the very...
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All Disney all the way!!!
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26 Mar 2015 at 1:12am
We are about 30 days out and I chaged it all up!!! Yeah me!!! I have really struggled with the split stay, 4 days at Wyndham and the rest at AOA, I...
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26 Mar 2015 at 12:03am
I will be traveling with my kids and parents in Sept and although my favorite part of the trip is time with my family it might be nice to leave the...
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