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One of my favorite trips to Disney World was one that some people may roll their eyes at…when we brought our 6-month old baby girl. The personalized Mickey ears, the baby-wearing! The teeny tiny Pooh Bear souvenir! I absolutely loved it. So when we found out I was pregnant with our third babe, we decided […]

Here’s Everything Your Baby Can Ride in Walt Disney World

Bringing a Baby to Disney World

Disney Planning, Magic Kingdom, Motherhood

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Why We Love Disney’s Boardwalk I (happily, and luckily) married into a family of Disney-World-goers close to 15 years ago and have mostly stayed at one resort: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. But why?? Here’s a quick Boardwalk review and why we keep coming back. 01. Being able to use the International Gateway Staying at the Boardwalk […]

Disney’s Boardwalk Review: Why We Keep Coming Back

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Now that the Happily Ever After firework show is back in Magic Kingdom (squeals), you may be thinking about adding a Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party to make your night feel more special. Coming from a “never skip the fireworks” family, I know my options when it comes to watching fireworks in Magic Kingdom: That […]

Is the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party Worth It?

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party

Dining, Magic Kingdom

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Do you immediately get the urge to plan your year once January comes? Same. Although I say “no” to most things, I like to have an overview of the year for the big stuff, like traveling. So knowing what’s coming to Disney World in 2023 is important because it could help you decide whether this […]

What’s New and Coming to Disney World in 2023

What's Coming to Disney World in 2023

Disney Planning

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One of the most significant changes in Walt Disney World is the Magical Express, the free shuttle at Orlando Airport (MCO) is kaput. This leaves us standing on the sidewalk with a toddler on our hip, bags under our eyes — and in our hands — wondering how we’re getting to our hotel room. If you’re […]

How to Get from Orlando Airport to your Disney World resort

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Disney Planning, Transportation

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Magic Kingdom is talked about the most when it comes to tips for bringing little kids, which makes sense. It has what most toddlers and kids want to see: Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, etc., plus classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. For me, no matter how many years go […]

4 Tips for a Laid-back Day in Magic Kingdom with Toddlers

Disney World Guide 2021

Magic Kingdom

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In this post, I’m sharing an unassuming spot in Hollywood Studios that’s perfect for a quick, easy, and inexpensive breakfast. As a mom of 2, I’m always on the hunt for anything that makes our park day more chill, and I know we’ll be coming back to this spot again and again. Hint: there are […]

A Quick and Easy Breakfast in Hollywood Studios

Blueberry Mickey Waffles in Hollywood Studios

Dining, Park Favorites

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It’s the season of magic (apparently) but sometimes it’s hard to not see all the full parking lots, long lines, sale emails — seriously, why are there SO many emails this year! — and the pressure of getting the perfect gift. I rounded up my 8 favorite things that I’ve purchased for my Disney-loving self […]

A Practical Gift Guide for the Laid-back Disney Goer


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Going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, or as the experts say “MVMCP”? If not this year, maybe you’re thinking about getting tickets in 2023? One of my OG Laid-back Magic members (for real, I love her) just got back from Walt Disney World and had lots to say about the party.

Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2022

Tips for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Park Favorites

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There’s a little bit of hidden treasure in Magic Kingdom and it’s tucked away in Adventureland in the cutest French-colonial-meets-Victorian building. Keep reading for my Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper’s Canteen review Home to our favorite restaurant in Magic Kingdom: Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen (a mouthful that I hope they never change), a sit-down […]

Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper’s Canteen Review | Best in Magic Kingdom


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On our last family vacation, my daughter was getting down to the nubs of her new colored pencils. The always-prepared-one in our family whipped out a pencil sharpener and looked at me like, what…you don’t carry a pencil sharpener around? Truth is, I wish I was that always-prepared person, but usually I have everything BUT […]

What to Pack in Your Disney World Park Bag | Minimalist Toddler Bag

What to Pack for a Day in Disney World (1)

Packing, Packing + Style, Park Favorites, Style

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When we visit Disney World, we usually stay at the Boardwalk because of its location + vibes. But this time was different: we really wanted a 1-bedroom over a studio, since we have TWO daughters now. When I went to WDW’s website to book, the prices hurt my feelings. I immediately put in a request […]

How I Saved $1,117 On Our Deluxe Resort By Renting DVC Points


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Fastpass – the free passes that let you skip the long lines in WDW – is gone, dead, kaput. It’s been replaced with a system called Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lane which I used every day of our recent trip to Disney. From this post you’ll learn all about Disney World’s new Lightning Lanes, […]

Save Time in Line Using Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lane

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Just like an artist sketches before adding paint, sketching out your week in Disney World is a crucial (and to me, the most fun) part. Setting a foundation helps you hone in on what your family wants to experience. We all do this without realizing it. If you’ve planned a trip before, what’s the first […]

How to Create a “Sketch” for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Planning 2021

Disney Planning

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My husband and I first went to Disney World together almost 13 years ago. After that trip, we couldn’t wait to bring our kids there. Walking them down Main Street, getting their first pair of ears, riding Peter Pan for the first time. All of it. And yes, of course, I was excited about the […]

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