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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 I Want to Do on Our Next Disney Vacation - A Follow Up!
10 Things NOT to Do on Your Next Disney Vacation
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2016 at Walt Disney World - A Look Ahead
A Debtor's Tale - Saving Money for Disney
Adjusting Your Expectations for Your Walt Disney World Vacation
All Star Vacation Homes
Around the World on a Segway
Avoiding Exhaustion at Walt Disney World, Part 1: Plan for Success
Avoiding Exhaustion at Walt Disney World, Part 2: Do Less, Enjoy More
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 a Walt Disney World Vacation with a Disney Cruise
Comparing Cars Land and New Fantasyland
Counting Down to Disney (Part 1)
Counting Down to Disney (Part 2)
D23 Expo Recap, Part 1: Announcements Galore
D23 Expo Recap, Part 2: Announcements Galore
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 Bound or Disneybound?
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 Vacation Planning for Canadian Guests
Disney Vacation Planning for Canadian Guests - Part 2
Disney Vacations
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 1
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 2
Disney World and Down Syndrome - A Winning Combination
Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now
Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
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
Finally Enjoying the Finished Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom
Finding Answers
Finding Relaxation at Walt Disney World
Finding the Money for a Disney Vacation
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 Friends Plan Their Disney Vacation
Helping Plan A First Trip to Disney
How I Helped My Scaredy-Cat Kid
How to Catch a Deal at Disney
Is Your Smart Phone Ready for 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 at Walt Disney World
Lessons Learned Part 1
Make Your Magical Memories
Making the Most of Walt Disney World
Making the Wait Magical
Mickey Mouse's Masterpieces
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
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 Journey from White-Knuckled Coward to Thrill Ride Junkie
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
Preparing Your Special Needs Child for a Disney Trip - Part 1
Preparing Your Special Needs Child for a Disney Trip - Part 2: Using Pictures
Preserving Memories with PassPorter
Pros and Cons of the Magic Your Way Premium Plan
Rediscovering Walt Disney World
Remembering Bill Myers, Our Bagman and LizardCop
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
Sticking to the 21 Day Fix Diet at Disney
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 Family Magic Tour at the Magic Kingdom
The FASTPASS System
The Health Nut's Guide to Keeping Fit at Walt Disney World - Part 1: Activity Options
The Health Nut's Guide to Keeping Fit at Walt Disney World - Part 2: Following Through
The Kids Are In Charge
The Monorails of Disney's Wonderful World of Theme Parks
The More, The Mickey-er
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
The Reluctant Mouseketeer
The Rest of the "World" For Kids
The Vault of Walt, Volume 2, by Jim Korkis
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 Refurbishments
Visiting Walt Disney World During The Busy Season
Visiting Walt Disney World While Pregnant
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World At The Holidays
Walt Disney World Easy Day Trips
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
WonderWorks

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Florida and Walt Disney World articles, photos, tips, and advice from fellow cruisers.

The Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios: A Walt Disney World Attraction Review
by Tracy Bratlie on 05-05-2016

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrived in theaters last December!

To celebrate, the Disney Parks have dreamed up new attractions, experiences, merchandise, and food offerings. In the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is becoming Star Wars Central. Fans used to go there on weekends in May and June to geek out at Star Wars Weekends, but now, the Park has year-round Star Wars goodness. More ...
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Premium Events at the Magic Kingdom: A Walt Disney World Event Review by Cheryl Pendry on 05-05-2016

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What I’ve always loved about Disney is the fact that, while it’s pricey, people can save up to enjoy time in a truly magical place.

Some of us are fortunate to be able to go back every year, while others make multiple trips ...

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Walt Disney World in a Wheelchair: A Walt Disney World Special Needs Article by Joyce Deen on 04-21-2016

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Recently, we returned from an early-December trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando having experiened something new: Walt Disney World in a wheelchair.

My husband has a degenerative bone disorder and his specialist was going to ...

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Visiting Walt Disney World While Pregnant: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Emily Carleton on 04-07-2016

Photo illustrating Visiting Walt Disney World While Pregnant
I know what you’re thinking. Who wants to visit Walt Disney World pregnant? All that walking? No rides?!

Well, as a reformed commando-style visitor, I can tell you there’s no better way to fully embrace the “do less, ...

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The Family Magic Tour at the Magic Kingdom: A Walt Disney World Backstage Tour Review by Jocelyn Tavares on 03-24-2016

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Walt Disney World is probably the only place you will get a shy girl like me to bark like a dog in public.

I mean that in the nicest possible, PG-rated way. But that is exactly what you may do, or see, on The Family Magic Tour at the ...

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Driving to Disney With Your Dog: Tail-Waggin Travel Tips That Give Your Dog a Vacation, Too! by Jennifer Marx on 03-17-2016
Last August we welcomed a Golden Retriever/Lab mix rescue puppy to our home. He's a Pluto -- a mixed-breed, cheerful, adventurous, and loyal dog. We call him Hunter, as he's always on the hunt for treats, toys, and his people.

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Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows: A Walt Disney World Resort Review by Steve Cantafio on 03-10-2016
This past January my wife and I traveled down to Walt Disney World to take part in Marathon Weekend.

This would be her first marathon and I was signed up for the Dopey Challenge for the first time. Since we were registered for the races ...

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Skipper Canteen: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Jennifer Marx on 02-25-2016
Tip: View all 45+ full-size photos that accompany this review on our Skipper Canteen page.

As fans of the Jungle Cruise—and adventure in ...

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Preparing Your Special Needs Child for a Disney Trip - Part 2: Using Pictures: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Lauren Cataldi-May on 02-11-2016
Going to Walt Disney World with a child can be a challenge at times.

Taking a child with special needs to Walt Disney World is even more challenging. As a mother of a child with special needs and an educator with a Master’s Degree ...

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More Disney World articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for a Disney Trip - Part 1 - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 02-11-2016

Walt Disney World Easy Day Trips - An Orlando-Area Attraction Review last updated 02-11-2016

2016 at Walt Disney World - A Look Ahead - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 02-04-2016

10 Things I Want to Do on Our Next Disney Vacation - A Follow Up! - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 01-28-2016

Disney's Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa - A Walt Disney World Resort Comparison last updated 01-17-2016

Comparing a Walt Disney World Vacation with a Disney Cruise - A Disney Destinations Planning Article last updated 01-14-2016

Lessons Learned at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Resort Review last updated 01-05-2016

My Journey from White-Knuckled Coward to Thrill Ride Junkie - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 01-01-2016

A Debtor's Tale - Saving Money for Disney - A Walt Disney World Budgeting Article last updated 12-24-2015

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights - A Walt Disney World Event Review last updated 12-03-2015

Sticking to the 21 Day Fix Diet at Disney - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 11-19-2015

Finally Enjoying the Finished Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 11-12-2015

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - A Walt Disney World Event Review last updated 11-12-2015

Adjusting Your Expectations for Your Walt Disney World Vacation - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 11-05-2015

Pampering Yourself with a Massage at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Health Club Review last updated 11-05-2015

Disney Vacation Planning for Canadian Guests - Part 2 - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 10-29-2015

Disney Vacation Planning for Canadian Guests - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 10-22-2015

Sharks Underwater Grill - A SeaWorld Dining Review last updated 10-22-2015

Take a Walk on The Wild Side at Busch Gardens Tampa (Part 4) - An Orlando-Area Attraction Review last updated 10-15-2015




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"You may want to call your resort ahead of your trip to request a clock in your room. My elderly father, who awakens frequently, was comforted by having a clock on the nightstand instead of feeling around for his cell phone. It could also help children keep track of time. We were advised they were removed because Mousekeeping spent a considerable amount of time resetting clocks and that alarms would go off in empty rooms. "
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