Oct 052016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. My family and I are headed to WDW this October. We are arriving on Saturday Oct. 29th and staying for 8 nights with a split stay at the Beach Club and the Boardwalk. Our group includes me, my husband, my mom, and our two year old daughter.

We’ve decided not to do Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year because of the extra cost, my daughter’s age, and the crowd levels on Halloween weekend.

Since we will be there on Halloween night itself, do you have any suggestions other than the party? Are there any other parks. attractions, or hotels that might fit the Halloween theme? I know nothing will compare to the party at MK, but any ideas would help! (Submitted by Alyssa G.)

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Sep 012016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q. I have a trip planned for the week after Thanksgiving this year.  I’ve noticed that Hollywood Studios is listed to close at 7pm most nights and doesn’t have any Star Wars fireworks scheduled.  This is high on our priority list for my 7 year old son.  Will they be showing them and will they be at 7pm (park closing)? (Submitted by Jamie W.)

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Aug 102016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. My granddaughters are coming to Walt Disney World for their first time in January.  Does Disney do anything to celebrate first time visitors?  They are 11 and 9. (Submitted by lwalker)

 

A. Hello!

How much fun that your granddaughters are about to experience their first trip to Walt Disney World! What a magical time that will be!

While the resort doesn’t specifically have things that it will for sure do for first time guests, my big suggestion is to make sure to stop at Guest Relations at either the theme park or at your Walt Disney World Resort and ask for a First Visit button! These great buttons signify to Cast Members and Guests that this is their first time visiting the parks. Again, while Disney doesn’t guarantee that they will do anything special for first timers, often Cast Members will dote on those Guests, giving them a bit more attention, for example talking to them and asking them, giving them trinkets like stickers, and more.

There really is something special about wearing a first time button.

I hope you have a magical vacation!

Jul 132016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q. Where are great places to take toddlers at Walt Disney World for dinners? (Submitted by Misty)

A. Hi Misty!

I have some great suggestions for you on where to take your toddler! These are all restaurants that are a lot of fun and have lots of entertainment to keep everyone in the family happy.

  • Whispering Canyon for the fun and excitement, as well as the ketchup and horse races
  • 50s Prime Time for the family experience, getting to dine with your aunt or uncle, or cousin! There’s also the tv programs that are fun and food related!
  • Pinocchio’s Village House because Guests can sit by the windows and wave down at Guests riding it’s a small world
  • ‘Ohana has great food, as well as things like coconut races
Jun 012016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. How long can you hold on to AP vouchers before you have to redeem them? (Submitted by Eric L.)

A. Hi Eric!

So up until recently, Disney would allow you to own Annual Pass Vouchers and hold onto them for an indefinite amount of time. Now, it would appear that you can only hold onto an Annual Pass voucher for a year before it will expire.

I hope you have a great trip!

May 042016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. I am doing a split stay where I am staying on-site for part of my vacation and part off-site. Does the Disney dining plan work when you are staying off property? Is it tied to your ticket or your room reservation? (Submitted by Diana.)

A. Hi Diana,

We know that Disney Dining is very important and currently on everyone’s mind with the recent Free Dining promotion that was released.

I do have to tell you though that the Disney dining plan does not have anything to do with your ticket medium. Instead, it is a one-to-one association with the number of nights you are staying at the hotel. Also, it expires at midnight on the night that you check out of your hotel.

So, unfortunately, you will only have the Disney Dining Plan available to use during the on-site portion of your stay.

My tip though: Make sure to spend all of your credits, that includes snack credits. What’s great is that with most snacks, you can eat those after your stay on-property is over! So if you have leftovers on your last day, make sure to hit up a snack shop and load up!

We hope you have a magical vacation!