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Best Toddler Rides at Magic Kingdom

Updated 2024 Magic Kingdom is the perfect Walt Disney World park for toddlers and babies. Any ride without a height requirement at Walt Disney World is available for kids of all ages (and sizes) to enjoy! And Magic Kingdom has plenty of rides without a height requirement that your toddler will love! See a full list of ALL Rides Without a Height Requirement at Walt Disney World right here. My two children absolutely had ride favorites when they were toddler age. These are the rides they requested on every park visit! Let’s take a look at toddler favorite rides at …
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Disney Dining Plan Best Value Snacks at Magic Kingdom | 2024

Updated 2024 There are SO many snack options at Disney World; both sweet and savory. If you’re utilizing the Disney Dining Plan on your next Walt Disney World vacation, you’ll have a number of snack credits available for redemption on each day of your trip. If you’re hoping to get the best bang for your buck out of the Disney Dining Plan, you’ll want to try and use your snack credits on snacks priced at $6 or higher. If you know you’ll be eating more snacks than what is included in your Disney Dining Plan, then you can plan ahead …
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Fun Disney Finds | January 2024

hi friend! this post contains affiliate links. that means if you click through my link & buy something, i may earn a small commission. thanks for supporting my blog.ย ๐Ÿ™‚ I spent way too many hours scouring the internet for new Disney finds (one of my favorite activities LOL) & wanted to share them here with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ so many good tees right now!! These are my favorite finds for me (def getting those socks & that hoodie hehehe): & my favorites for the kids: Happy browsing ๐Ÿ™‚ Shannon
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What Transportation Options are Available at Walt Disney World: Full List and Comparison

Walt Disney World is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. With its four theme parks, two water parks, and numerous other attractions, it’s no wonder that millions of visitors flock to Disney World every year. One of the many things that Disney World is known for is its excellent transportation system, which allows guests to travel between the different parks, hotels, and attractions with ease. In this blog post, we will explore the different transportation options available for guests at Walt Disney World. Buses The most common mode of transportation at Walt Disney World is the …
Characters | Walt Disney World Parks

Which Princesses are at Magic Kingdom & Where to Find Them | 2023

One of the (many) things that makes Walt Disney World so magical is the characters you can find throughout the parks. Meeting a favorite Disney character, whether that be Mickey Mouse or Princess Tiana, can truly make your vacation so special. I know my children absolutely love seeing and meeting characters at the parks. Weโ€™ve had amazing character interactions in the past that will forever be engrained in our memories โ€” like the time Snow White played hide-and-seek with my children and then gifted the kids each an autograph book. Disney magic at itโ€™s finest!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If youโ€™re hoping to …
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Save Money on Disney Tickets in 2023

This post contains Affiliate Links, if you click on any of the links provided and complete a purchase, BRB Going to Disney earns a very small commission. Thanks for supporting my blog! I am all about saving money on our Walt Disney World and Disneyland vacations (because then I can take more of them, ha!). Did you know that one super easy way you can save some dollars on your Disney trips is by purchasing your park tickets from an Authorized Reseller? If you’d like to shop for discounted Walt Disney World tickets, click here! If you’d like to shop …
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Which Genie+ Rides to Select First at Walt Disney World

If you’re thinking about using the new Genie+ service at Walt Disney World on your next vacation, you’ll want make sure you choose your first ride selection wisely to get the most benefit from this new paid FastPass system. Each of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks have Genie+ attraction(s) that are very popular selections. As a result, the ability to skip the Stand-By lines with Genie+ for those attractions “sells out” very early in the day — especially during the holidays and busy season. This means that if you’d like to maximize your use of Genie+, you’ll want …
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Disney Genie+ FAQs

Updated January 2023 Disney Genie+ has replaced the previous FastPass system at Walt Disney World. With new technology comes lots of questions! Here are some of the most frequently asked Disney Genie+ questions I receive on Instagram! Disney Genie+ FAQ Is Disney Genie+ free? Disney Genie+ is NOT free. Disney Genie+ has a variable cost per day. The lowest price you’ll pay for Disney Genie+ is $15 per person, per day at Walt Disney World. The highest cost we’ve seen is $29 per person, per day. The daily price will vary based on time of year — peak season and …
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What Dining is Included on the Disney Wish | 2023

Let’s talk dining on Disney’s newest cruise ship: the Disney Wish! There are so many dining options for you to choose from each day! This post will cover all of the dining available on the Disney Wish that is included with your cruise fare! You will have plenty of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner onboard! And let’s not forget about midday snacks and late night bites! Hope you’re hungry. Let’s dive in! Dining on the Disney Wish Breakfast Buffet at Marceline Market Continental breakfast is available at Marceline Market as early as 7am. This includes cold offerings like milk …
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How to Use Genie+ at Disney World | 2023

With the retiring of the FastPass+ system at Walt Disney World, we now have a new way to skip the Stand-By Lines at the parks: Disney Genie+ — not to be confused with Disney Genie (I know, I know, the naming could have been better here). I mainly want to focus on the the paid Genie+ service in this post, but let’s quickly look at the free Disney Genie first. Disney Genie Disney Genie is a FREE program inside of the My Disney Experience app that helps customize and optimize your day. The free Disney Genie tool is supposed to …
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What Character Dining is Open at Disney World | Updated 2023

Since Walt Disney World reopened in 2020, character dining meals have gradually started to reopen and return to normal. Some character meals still are not *exactly* the same as they were prior to the parks closing for COVID but they have mostly all returned to their normal state. Let’s take a look at which character dining restaurants at Walt Disney World are open right now. Available Character Dining at Walt Disney World Character Dining Inside the Parks Magic Kingdom Hollywood Studios Animal Kingdom EPCOT Character Dining at the Resorts Temporarily Unavailable Character Dining As of 2023, character dining at almost …
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Fuel Rod Details + Locations at Walt Disney World (Updated 2024)

With the new implementation of Disney Genie and Disney Genie+, guests can expect to utilize their phones more than ever at Walt Disney World. Not only will you be snapping family photos, but you’ll also be using the My Disney Experience app to book your Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selections, review your Disney Genie optimized recommendations, reserve dining and mobile order, check the park map, and so much more. All of this phone usage will undoubtedly result in a battery that is drained by midday. I know when I’m at the parks capturing and sharing content, I burn through my …
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What Characters Can You Meet on the Disney Wish?

Meeting and interacting with characters is one of the reasons I love vacationing at Disney. And if you’d like to meet characters — you’ll be really pleased with a Disney Cruise! There are tons of scheduled character meet and greets both on the ship and on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay! And the best part about them? The lines are typically short and move very quickly! Let’s take a look at what characters you can expect to meet on the Disney Wish! Characters Meet and Greets on the Disney Wish Traditional Cruise Outfits If you’re hoping to meet Mickey and …
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Holiday Celebrations at Disney World 2022

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2022 The Holiday fun officially returns to all 4 parks at Walt Disney World on November 11! And personally, I am SO excited for the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year! Let’s take a look at some of the offerings you can expect at Walt Disney World this holiday season. Holiday Celebrations at Magic Kingdom 2022 And the star of the show at Magic Kingdom is… Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Back for the first time since 2019. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates: Party hours are 7pm – midnight but party guests …
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12 Fun Things to Do at Walt Disney World During the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner at Walt Disney World with celebrations kicking off in early November. All 4 parks will be decorated for the season but there is SO MUCH to explore on property if you’re looking to really get into the holiday spirit on your Walt Disney World vacation. Here are just a few ideas that I recommend you consider squeezing into your trip! Things to do at Disney World During the Holidays Visit the Decorated Hotel Lobbies All of the resorts at Walt Disney World will receive some level of holiday decor but the top …
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Tips for Tackling the Most at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party | 2022

I was so excited that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Walt Disney World this year! My kids absolutely loved this event when they last offered it in 2019 and I cannot wait to enjoy it again with them later this month! I experienced one of the first nights of the party so that I could gather information to share for you and I’ve finally sat down long enough after a long month of travel to get this written! I’ve included the party guide map in case it’s helpful! Now, let’s jump in! ๐Ÿ™‚ General Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween …
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Disney Cruise Packing List | 6 Unexpected Things to Bring 2022

When packing for a Disney Cruise, there are so many items to bring that immediately make your packing list: sunscreen, swimsuits, your clothing and toiletries, etc. The basics are always the easiest for me to prepare when packing for a trip. It’s always the random items that you wouldn’t really think to bring until you’ve actually been on a Disney cruise yourself or experienced the layout of the stateroom, that make all the difference! I’m headed on my 5th Disney Cruise later this month on the brand new Disney Wish so I thought it would be fun to share those …
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Disney Halloween Finds for 2022

It’s already August which is the start of Disney’s Halloween season! I’ve scoured the Internet to find the cutest Disney Halloween finds. If you’re headed to the parks for Halloween this year, you’ll find the cutest pajamas, shirts, and accessories linked below! It’s so much fun to dress for the part when you’re visiting the parks during the Halloween season. Not headed to the parks this year? That’s okay! I’ve also found some fun home decor and fun outdoors items to bring the Disney Halloween magic home to you. ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links. That means when you use …
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Disney’s All Star Music Resort | Remodeled Family Suite Tour

Value resorts are a great choice if you’re looking to get the most bang-for-your-buck on your Walt Disney World vacation. You still get all the perks of staying on property at Walt Disney World with a much lower price tag when compared to a Moderate or Deluxe resort. All of the All-Star resorts at Walt Disney World have now been renovated (which is a major improvement!) but, only one All-Star resort features both standard rooms *and* family suites — and that’s All-Star Music. All-Star Music Family Suite Tour In this post, I’ll be focusing on the Family Suites at All-Star …
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How to Ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind with Virtual Queue

Want to ride Walt Disney World’s NEWEST attraction on your next trip to EPCOT? Here’s how to do so! First I want to note that you will have TWO ways to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind when it officially opens at EPCOT on May 27. The first is through the Virtual Queue process (which I’ll be walking you through in this post). The second is by purchasing access to the ride as an Individual Lightning Lane attraction. You can read about Genie+ and the Individual Lightning Lane attractions right here. If you’re hoping to utilize the FREE Virtual …
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The Best Disneyland Treats to Try – 2022

So you like treats huh? Me too my friend, me too. In my opinion, half the fun of a Disney vacation is eating! HA! Here are some of my favorite treats that you should try on your next Disneyland vacation! Churros Various locations, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Throughout both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure you’ll find various churro carts offering either plain churros or specialty churros! The specialty churros are often seasonal so they do switch up, but all of the specialty churros I’ve tried at Disneyland have been delicious! If Willie’s Churros Cart in Disney California Adventure is …
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My Favorite Rides at Disneyland

I absolutely LOVE visiting Disneyland! Even though I live close enough to Walt Disney World for frequent visits, it’s still very exciting for me to travel across the country and spend a few days at Disneyland! One thing I most look forward to at Disneyland are the rides that aren’t available at Walt Disney World! Or even the rides that ARE available, yet are different between the two coasts! Here are my personal favorite rides at Disneyland that I absolutely can’t miss when visiting! Favorite Disneyland Rides Indiana Jones Adventure This is a top attraction for me. The theming is …
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Updated What’s in my Disney Park Bag & Links | 2022

Hi friends! Here’s an updated post that links to all of the things I bring to the parks with me. Hope this helps! This post contains affiliate links. That means when you use my links to make a purchase, I earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting BRB! Click any image to shop. ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo Shannon
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An Amazing Outdoor Dining Spot You may be Missing at Animal Kingdom | 2022

Looking for outdoor dining locations for an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World? Well my friend, you’re in luck because today I want to share a spot that is a must-visit when you’re at Animal Kingdom! Not only is the food incredible, the outdoor seating is a 10/10 comfort-wise, and the views are *very* entertaining — especially for littles! I know what you’re thinking: “Wow! This place sounds great! How am I ever going to snag a reservation, Shannon?!!?!” Here’s the kicker… YOU DON’T NEED ONE!!!!!! *feels illegal to even type this right now tbh* LOL Insert the Disney dining …
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My Favorite Disney Valentines Items | February 2022

We’re just shy of one month until Valentine’s Day! I know my kiddos always look forward to wearing a fun Valentine’s themed outfit to school on Valentine’s Day and I love to find something that we can wear at the parks too! I’ve rounded up some Valentine’s Day clothing finds and a few extras too. Click any image to shop! This post contains affiliate links. That means I earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you if you click through my link and purchase an item. Thanks for supporting BRB! Happy Shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Cute Disney Tees for Kids Available Now | February 2022

Hi friend! Planning a trip to see the Mouse soon?! I’ve scoured the internets and found 14 super cute tees that are currently available for kiddos! Hope you see something you like! Click any image to shop! This post contains affiliate links. That means I earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you if you click through my link and purchase an item. Thanks for supporting BRB! Happy Shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Character Dining without a Ticket at Walt Disney World

One of my favorite recommendations for a non-park day is to visit and explore the beautiful resorts at Walt Disney World. There are SO MANY amazing resorts available for you to visit and walk around! They all have really great theming and you can access them via Walt Disney World transportation. You can catch a bus (or other complimentary transportation) to any of the Walt Disney World resorts from Disney Springs or each of the four theme parks. If you’d like to add even more magic to your non-park day; consider dining with the characters at one of the resorts! …
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How to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as a Resort Guest | 2022

Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel on your next vacation and hoping to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure without purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane or experiencing a long queue? Get ready to Rope Drop! But Shannon… What even is Rope Drop? You can read exactly what Rope Drop is right here as well as why Rope Drop is important to understand to maximize your park days! Okay! Now that the term Rope Drop is familiar to you, let’s talk about how you can Rope Drop EPCOT’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as a Resort Guest. Wondering if you have …
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What is Rope Drop at Walt Disney World? | 2022

Rope Drop is a term you might see often if you’re reading different Walt Disney World touring plans and park strategies. If you’re not familiar with what “Rope Drop” means, let’s quickly break it down and then chat about why Rope Drop is important! Rope Drop is Disney lingo for when a park (or an area within a park) opens for the day. Typically, Cast Members will use a rope to block off the currently unavailable areas in the park. Once the rope “drops” aka is removed, guests are free to enter. Why Does Rope Drop Matter? Why does rope …
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How to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure with Virtual Queue (Updated 2022)

UPDATE: Beginning January 10, 2022 — Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will no longer utilize the Virtual Queue system. Instead you will be able to ride this attraction via the Stand-By Queue or by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane to skip the Stand-By line. Want to ride Walt Disney World’s NEWEST attraction on your next trip to EPCOT? Here’s how to do so! First I want to note that you have TWO ways of riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT right now. The first is through the Virtual Queue process (which I’ll be walking you through in this post). The second is …
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Best Nap Spots at the Magic Kingdom (Updated 2022)

With all the walking and excitement your little ones will experience at the Magic Kingdom, a nap is an absolute must to avoid an overtired meltdown. If you can’t make it back to your resort for an afternoon nap (which I highly recommend), a quick nap at the parks is better than no nap at all! There are plenty of napping options at the Magic Kingdom. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite, tried and true locations where your toddler or infant can relax and recharge! Best Nap Spots at the Magic Kingdom Side Street off Main Street …
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What exactly is your job and how do you make money?

WHEW this question has been rolling into my Instagram inbox lately! So I thought I’d put a post together talking about my job, what I do, how I make any money, and a little bit about my career before I decided to pursue a passion and share about Walt Disney World on the internets. Go get your coffee from the microwave and join me! What’s My Job? I like to think of myself as a Blogger. I know Influencer is the cool and trendy term now but I feel Inluencers have their lives together and wear more than sweatpants with …
Holidays | Walt Disney World Parks

EPCOT Candlelight Processional Dining Package 2021

The EPCOT Candlelight Processional is a really beautiful event that takes place each evening at EPCOT during the Festival of the Holidays. My daughter and I enjoyed the performance this past weekend and I wanted to share details about the Candlelight Processional as well as the Dining Packages that are available if you’d like to guarantee seating to one of the shows. Let’s dive into a quick EPCOT Candlelight Processional overview and then we’ll cover the Dining Packages. EPCOT Candlelight Processional The Candlelight Processional is an hour long show that features a 50-piece orchestra, the Voices of Liberty, a cast …
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HOJO Anaheim | Disneyland Hotel Discount Code

On my last Disneyland visit, I stayed at the HOJO Anaheim and was so pleasantly surprised with the beautifully updated rooms, the quick and easy walk to Disneyland, and the affordability of the hotel. On previous trips I’ve stayed on Disneyland property at both the Grand Californian and the Disneyland Hotel. And while both of those properties are BEAUTIFUL, they’re very expensive and right now there really aren’t any perks to staying on-site at Disneyland (like Extra Magic Hour). I do have an Affiliate Link for the HOJO Anaheim as well as Discount Codes to share with you. Book your …
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2021 Gift Guide: Kids Pajamas

Here’s the next Gift Guide for 2021! I spent a couple hours looking for cute pajama options! You’ll find holiday jammies, Disney jammies, and jammies that I just thought were super cute. You can view all of my Gift Guides right here. This post includes affiliate links. That means I earn a small commission when you shop via my links, at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting BRB! Click any photo to shop that item! Holiday Pajamas Disney Pajamas Cute Pajamas
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2021 Gift Guide: Trendy Kids Toys

I don’t know why I like browsing trendy kids toys so much, but I do!! It’s weirdly very enjoyable for me. Here’s a roundup of some cute things I’ve found so far! Up next I’ll do a pajama list, book list, and board game list! This post includes affiliate links. That means I earn a small commission when you shop via my links, at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting BRB! Click any photo to shop that item!
Disney Resorts

Disney’s Polynesian Resort DVC Studio Remodeled Room Tour 2021

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers both standard hotel rooms and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Deluxe Studios. Both room types have just recently received an update and I was very excited to stay at the DVC Studios in October for the kick-off of Walt Disney World’s 50th birthday! The rooms were absolutely BEAUTIFUL and in comparison to the last time I had stayed at the Polynesian (in a standard room, before the remodel) — I was blown away by how nice and fresh everything felt. The Polynesian is a stunning Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World with monorail, boat, or walking …
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Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are a really special place to stay on your Walt Disney World vacation if you’re looking for something different than the standard hotel room. The Cabins are individual, prefab buildings that 1000% remind me of Lincoln logs!! Not only are the Fort Wilderness Cabins super spacious with a separate living room, kitchen and dining space, and bedroom; they are pet-friendly, sleep 6, and have outdoor space available to use as well! The Cabins are just a short boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom and offer bus service to the other parks. One …
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Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World

Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World are a great choice for vacationers that don’t want to splurge on Deluxe Resort pricing but still want amenities that are a step above the Value Resort offerings. There are 5 resorts at Walt Disney World that fall into the Moderate Resort category. Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts List Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Theming at Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts The theming at Moderate resorts is definitely less *Disney* than …
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Character “Meets” are Returning at Walt Disney World 2021

Traditional character meet and greets have been unavailable at Walt Disney World since the parks reopened from the COVID closures back in July of 2020. Instead of meeting your favorite characters in their daily meeting spots indoors, Disney has been staging characters around the parks outdoors — both in cavalcades that quickly pass by and a waving from a distance fashion. Disney recently announced that character meets would be returning, not exactly as they were before but in a modified capacity. Let’s take a look at which character meets are returning and what we can expect from these experiences now. …
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Early Theme Park Entry at Walt Disney World | Hotel & Ride List

When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel (or other participating hotel) on your Walt Disney World vacation, you get access to Early Theme Park Entry at all 4 parks each morning. Early Theme Park Entry allows hotel guests to enter and begin riding rides at the 4 theme parks 30 minutes before official park opening time each morning. And while 30 minutes doesn’t seem like much time, it’s an INCREDIBLY VALUABLE half-hour at Walt Disney World. This perk is most definitely something you’ll want to take advantage of on your vacation. You’ll experience the lowest crowds of the day …
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My Day Using Disney Genie+ at Magic Kingdom

Yesterday was the first day that the new Disney Genie+ service was available at Walt Disney World! If you need a refresher on what Disney Genie+ is, read this post FIRST. I have a certain way that I like to strategize my park days in order to tackle the MOST rides with the LEAST amount of time waiting in lines. I followed that overall strategy during my time at Magic Kingdom while testing out Disney Genie+ and now I’m going to recap my day with you! In future posts I will deep dive into park strategies utilizing Disney Genie+ at …
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Shopping for our Mountain Vacations | 2021

We have two mountain trips planned for later this year and the kids are beyond excited!! I wanted to share what I grabbed for Our Son with links so that everything is easy to find if you also are in need of cute and affordable clothing for your kiddos this Winter! Click any photo to shop. ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a very small commission on your purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting BRB! I’ll have to share more about our trips later! xoxo Shannon
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August 2021 Disney Dream Cruise | Embarkation Day Trip Report

I just got back from cruising on the Disney Dream after 18 long months of the Disney Cruise Line closures and I am happy to report that I had an absolutely AMAZING time onboard! Yes, things are different. But I can honestly say that Disney is doing a wonderful job at keeping the magic of cruising with Disney alive while also ensuring their guests are safe onboard. Let’s take a look at my Embarkation Day aboard the Disney Dream! Day 1 | Embarkation Day Arriving to the Port When completing your online check-in prior to sailing, you’ll be able to …
Holidays | Walt Disney World Parks

Will Very Merriest After Hours Include More Than Boo Bash?

With the (hopefully temporary) cancellation of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, Walt Disney World is now offering After Hours events at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the holiday season. Disney’s Boo Bash After Hours event is currently taking place on select nights through Halloween. You can read my thoughts on that event right here. Spoiler alert, it wasn’t my favorite and I most definitely missed the traditional Halloween party of years past. So will Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours be worth the higher price tag? Let’s dive into all of the details of …
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Is Disney’s Boo Bash Worth the Money? That Depends.

I attended the very first Boo Bash After Hours event of the 2021 Halloween season at Magic Kingdom last night, and I wanted to share what I enjoyed about the event, what I felt was missing or could have been done better, and whether this may be an event that you should attend. First, let’s chat about what an After Hours event is. After Hours events are separately ticketed events that take place inside the park after the park has stopped serving daytime ticket guests for the day. My Boo Bash ticket last night was $139 but ticket costs vary …
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Souvenirs to Buy BEFORE your Disney World Vacation

My kids absolutely love choosing a souvenir at the parks when we visit for a special occasion. They would spend an hour inside of the Emporium in Magic Kingdom looking at ALL THE THINGS if I let them! I’ve come to learn though, that my kids typically gravitate towards the same kind of souvenirs when we visit. I’ve also realized that I can buy those EXACT items for much cheaper outside of the parks; especially if you shop ahead and keep an eye out for sales! If you’d like to save some cash on your next Walt Disney World vacation, …
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Best Disney Face Masks for Kids and Adults

Beginning July 30, face masks are once again required indoors, on attractions, and on transportation at Walt Disney World Resort for all guests ages 2 and older (regardless of vaccination status). We’ve been wearing masks to the parks for over a year now and have tried a ton to find the ones we like wearing best! Here’s my favorite masks for kids and adults, both reusable and disposable. This post contains Affiliate Links, if you click on any of the links provided and purchase the items, BRB Going to Disney earns a very small commission. Thanks for supporting my blog! …
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Halloween Shirts for a Disney World Vacation 2021

While October is still quite a bit away, the Halloween season at Walt Disney World actually kicks off on August 10th with the very first Boo Bash After Hours Event of 2021! With the kick-off of Disney’s Boo Bash Event in early August, the Magic Kingdom will also be decorated for the Halloween season. You’ll find pumpkin wreaths on Main Street USA, fall foliage and lighted jack-o-lanterns dressing up store-fronts, and of course the pumpkin scarecrows will be waiting to greet you as you enter the park! Of course wearing a festive Halloween shirt or accessory isn’t required by any …
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My Favorites from the Nordstrom Mickey & Friends Special Collection

Mickey Mouse & his best pals are taking over Nordstrom in the fun new collection that has “popped in” select Nordstrom stores and online! You can find unique, one of a kind tees, gifts for a Disney fan, a cute new bag, phone accessories, and more! I’ve looked through the entire collection and these are my favorite pieces! This post contains affiliate links. That means I earn a very small commission when you shop with my links, at no extra cost to you. Click any photo to shop. Thanks for supporting BRB! Nordstrom Mickey & Friends Favorites Mugs In the …
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Disney Cruises Sail Again in 2021 | Here’s What to Know

Disney Cruise Line has announced that sailings will begin again on August 9, 2021! The Disney Dream will be the first of the ships to set sail from the US after over a year of COVID closures. Initial offerings will be 3 and 4 night sailings to The Bahamas on the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral. Note that the August 2021 sailings will only stop at Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay. Let’s take a look at how sailing will be different in 2021 vs before the closures. New Disney Cruise COVID Requirements for 2021 Vaccinations Vaccinations are strongly encouraged but …
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Fun things at Hollywood Studios for a Baby or Toddler

What can my family do at Hollywood Studios if my kids are under 38โ€?! I get this question A LOT! So, letโ€™s chat about it! If your kiddos are too little for the majority (aka almost all) of the rides at Hollywood Studios, donโ€™t cross the park off your list! Thereโ€™s still so much that they CAN do (and will LOVE!). Rides without Height Requirements at Hollywood Studios With the addition of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in 2020, there are now TWO rides at Hollywood Studios without a height requirement: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railways Toy Story Mania The …
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Fun Things at EPCOT for a Toddler or Preschooler

With rides like Test Track and no shortage of alcoholic beverages, EPCOT often is viewed as the Disney World park geared towards adults. While there definitely are adult friendly activities at EPCOT, there also is plenty to entertain young children too! Letโ€™s take a look at some of the best things to do at EPCOT with a toddler or preschooler. EPCOT with a Toddler or Preschooler Splash Area You can find a couple different splash pads that are a great spot for your kiddo to cool down on hot summer days at EPCOT! The first is located on the main …
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Unique Disney World Souvenirs You’ll Love at Home

Souvenirs are one of the ways we commemorate the vacations we take throughout our lives. These keepsakes serve as a daily reminder of the wonderful experiences we had on our trip. There are literally thousands of fun souvenir choices at Walt Disney World; but if you’re looking for something besides the traditional Minnie ears headband or spirit jersey, these souvenirs will be right up your alley! 8 Unique Disney Souvenirs Personalized Silhouette One of my all-time favorite souvenirs is the silhouette cut-out from Magic Kingdom. These are not only affordable, but they’re a keepsake that you will actually want to …
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2021 Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group Tips

Updated September 2021 — RISE OF THE RESISTANCE IS NO LONGER USING A VIRTUAL QUEUE. Currently only the Stand By Queue is available. Beginning on October 19, 2021 you will have the option to use either the Standby Queue OR purchase an Individual Lightning Lane selection to ride Rise of the Resistance with less wait (this is the new FastPass option). The below walk-thru now applies to EPCOT’s newest ride, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure which is now using the Virtual Queue. Walt Disney World’s most impressive ride ever has opened and if you want to ride it (believe me, you do), …
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Best Disney Backpacks for Preschool and Kindergarten 2021

Hi sweet friend! Can you believe that Back-to-School is right around the corner? My kids go back in just 3 weeks so nows the time to start thinking about school supplies and anything your kiddo may need for back-to-school. I wanted to share our favorite Disney backpacks and lunchboxes as well as other things we like to use during the school year. Let’s jump in! This post contains affiliate links. That means if you purchase a product with my link, I receive a very small commission at no extra cost to you. Click on any photo to shop! Thanks for …
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Disney World Wilderness Lodge | New Updated Rooms

I was SO excited to make it back to my all-time favorite Walt Disney World resort to check out the newly remodeled rooms! In case you’re new here: Hi. I’m Shannon and I LOVE the Wilderness Lodge! I can’t get enough of the theming, the amenities, the underrated location, and the abundance of room options at the Wilderness Lodge! Not only are there standard hotel rooms available to book at the Wilderness Lodge but there’s also two Disney Vacation Club resorts at the Lodge as well! We’re going to take a look at the standard hotel rooms at the Wilderness …
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Play Areas and Playgrounds at Magic Kingdom | 2021

All four of the theme parks at Walt Disney World are loaded with fun. Whether it be favorite rides, shows, or character meets, there is something for everyone at the parks. Did you know that you can find a variety of fun play areas at the parks? My kids absolutely love these playgrounds — even more than rides some days! Let’s take a look at all of the play areas inside Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom Playgrounds Dumbo the Flying Elephant Queue Playground The Dumbo playground is an all-time favorite for my kids! They ask to play here every time we …
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My Favorite Table Service Dining at Magic Kingdom

WARNING: I’m going to anger some people with this post. Because while I think Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest are super special dining experiences, they’re not my favorite. *GASP* I also am totally a fan of Liberty Tree Tavern and Skippers Canteen (which I think is another underrated gem!) but… also not my favorites. My FAVORITE table service at Magic Kingdom? Look no further than the big yellow umbrellas because you’ll find me at The Plaza Restaurant! Why The Plaza Restaurant is my Favorite Table Service at Magic Kingdom Besides the simple fact that I truly enjoy the …
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Value Resorts at Walt Disney World

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option while vacationing at Walt Disney World, but still want to take advantage of the benefits of staying on property, you’ll want to consider staying at a Value Resort on your trip. There are 5 resorts at Walt Disney World that fall into the Value Resort category. These are all located in the same general area on Walt Disney World property and feature super fun, over-the-top theming both inside the rooms and out. If you’re looking for a hotel that screams DISNEY, these are the spots for you! Walt Disney World Value Resorts List …
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Magic Kingdom Trip Report | June 2021

The kids and I ventured to Magic Kingdom on Monday and enjoyed a nice morning at the park! Here’s a photo dump of our day as well as some observations and tips! We arrived at the park at 8:20am. Official park opening was 8:00am but we hit some traffic on the way. Always arrive before park opening time if you can! There was definitely a steady flow of people entering the park but still space to spread out if you wanted. I would say 90% of people do not wear a mask outdoors anymore now that the outdoor mask requirement …
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EPCOT Festival Scavenger Hunts

Throughout the year, EPCOT hosts seasonal festivals that feature fun food booths, entertainment, merchandise, activities, and more! One of the things my kids most look forward to at the festivals, is the special scavenger hunts! The EPCOT Festival scavenger hunts take you exploring throughout the World Showcase as you look for the hidden clues that coordinate with your scavenger hunt map. Festival scavenger hunt maps can be purchased inside of EPCOT at the following merchandise locations: Port of Entry this shop is located between Mexico and Canada as you enter the World Showcase Mouse Gear this is the main merchandise …
Disney Cruise

Preschooler Favorites on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Our family absolutely loves spending time together at Walt Disney World. The only thing my kids love more than a Walt Disney World Vacation? A Disney Cruise! Disney Cruises are so much fun for the entire family; but kids especially really feel the magic on a Disney Cruise. My daughter was 4 on our most recent cruise (unfortunately COVID cancelled our cruise plans at age 5 but we’re so excited to cruise on the brand new Disney Wish next year!). While there are endless opportunities for your preschooler to have fun on a Disney Cruise, these are the things my …
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2021 Boo Bash at Walt Disney World | Pricing, Dates, & Details

With the cancellation of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween party in 2020 due to COVID measures, I was very excited when Disney announced the NEW After Hours Event: Boo Bash for 2021. Let’s take a look at all of the details for this upcoming Halloween event at Magic Kingdom. 2021 Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom Boo Bash Pricing Tickets range from $129 – $199 depending on dates: August & September $129-$139 October $159-$169 Halloween Night $199 Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can purchase event tickets with a $10 discount in August and September. Boo Bash Dates The event …
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Flying with a Toddler | My Best Tips & Tricks

Flying with a toddler can truly be anxiety-inducing. I know the first time I travelled with both of my children alone when my son was 6 months and my daughter was 2.5, I was terrified. And that was just a 2 hour non-stop flight. When I flew 5 hours with my daughter to Disneyland at age 3, I felt a bit more confident in my abilities but still wanted to make sure we both were prepared for the long flight. It can be difficult for toddlers to sit still for hours on end as it is, now imagine their thoughts …
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Tips for a Disney Cruise with a Toddler or Preschooler

Are you planning a Disney Cruise with your toddler or preschooler in tow? Maybe you’re questioning whether cruising with a toddler is a good idea, or if you should wait until they’re older. We’ve done a few Disney cruises now with our children at all different milestones. Our first was when our daughter was 1 and our most recent was when our son was 2 and our daughter was 4. I’m happy to share my personal tips for cruising with a toddler or preschool aged child in hopes that they’ll be helpful for you! Disney Cruise Toddler and Preschooler Tips …
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My Summer Uniform

I can’t get enough of these basic tees and my all-time favorite denim shorts that are cute enough not to scream “I’m a mom of multiple children” while also not allowing my butt cheeks to hang out of the back. HAHA! I basically live in these items all summer (and let’s face it, spring and fall in Florida). These are great staples for everyday wear but I also love wearing these pieces to the parks as well. This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting BRB! ๐Ÿ™‚ My Favorite Basic Tees My Favorite Denim Shorts My Favorite Soft Shorts My …
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Best Things to Bring to Disney World in the Summer

Hi sweet friends! Walt Disney World in the summer (and let’s be honest, spring and fall) is HOT! I wanted to share a few products that my family ALWAYS brings on hot & humid park days to help stay cool (and *obviously* look cool too). Exhibit A: Cooling Towel ascot. FASHUN. This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting BRB! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cooling Towel These things really do work. Get them wet from the water fountain and wrap them around your neck! My kids love them. Handheld or Stroller Fan These are an absolute game changer. When my kids were really …
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Casual Friday | No. 3

I can’t believe it’s already Friday again! I’m not really sure where the week has gone?! I swear it flew by! Disney This Week This week we had an overnight stay at Boulder Ridge Villas at the Wilderness Lodge. It was a short and quick visit but the kids had so much fun! We also spent a couple evening hours at Hollywood Studios and then Magic Kingdom the following morning. Crowds have definitely increased at the parks. You can noticeably tell a difference even from January to this month and I anticipate that crowds are only going to remain steady …
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What We Packed for Disney World in February | 2021

Here’s everything in our suitcase for this overnight stay! The weather will be fluctuating between 50s and 80s (cool in the mornings and evenings and hot midday) and there is also a chance of rain so we’ll have rain gear as well. See all of my favorite rain gear right here. See what’s in my park bag right here. What’s in Our Suitcase this Trip! Suitcase, Packing Cubes, and Toiletry Bag We have two sizes of these suitcases (different prints) but they’re affordable and my kids love them! The packing cubes are an absolute must to stay organized in my …
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Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Minnie Mouse Outfit Idea | DisneyBound

Looking for a cute outfit to wear while visiting The World’s Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World later this year (or next)?! The parks will be shimmering and sparkling for the celebration and so will Mickey and Minnie! This post includes affiliate links. Click any image to shop. Thanks for supporting BRB! Anything iridescent or sparkly and especially in shades of blue and purple will go perfectly with Mickey and Minnie’s celebration looks! Here’s what I’ve ordered for my daughter! She loves to DisneyBound and dress like her favorite characters! I also ordered this top for me. I’ve never …
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Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Date & Celebration

This October marks 50 years since the Magic Kingdom opened it’s gates! I am so excited for all of the 50th anniversary celebrations that are to come! Disney has been slowly releasing details about the celebration so let’s dive into what we know so far! Credit: Disney Parks Blog When is the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration? The anniversary celebration begins on October 1, 2021 and will be an 18 month long event. That means we’ll get a year and a half of 50th anniversary FUN! I think it’s great that they’re celebrating for an extended period because it …
BRB Making Magic | Casual Friday

Casual Friday | No. 2

Hi friend! Another week in 2021 has flown by. I feel like I was just writing last weekโ€™s Friday post. I know so many people say this but lately I have been feeling it like *crazy*: the days are long but the weeks are short. This week was busy for me. Business-wise Iโ€™m trying to manage a lot of things at once which is something I actually really enjoy! I like being busy. But I often forget that slowing down and just relaxing is a totally acceptable option too. So in case anyone hasnโ€™t told you lately, itโ€™s okay to …
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Affordable Star Wars Themed Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is right around the corner! I thought it would be fun to share some Disney themed Easter basket ideas! I’ve already shared a Disney Princess Easter basket idea post so let’s jump into a Star Wars themed Easter basket idea post next! This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting BRB! ๐Ÿ™‚ Star Wars Easter Basket I found a few fun options for Star Wars Easter baskets! And of course you could use a plain basket or bin and decorate it too! Star Wars Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas Arts and Crafts My kids love arts and crafts! And I …
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Affordable Disney Princess Themed Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is right around the corner! I thought it would be fun to share some Disney themed Easter basket ideas! Let’s kick this series off with ideas for a Disney Princess themed Easter basket! ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting BRB! ๐Ÿ™‚ Disney Princess Easter Basket You could choose a plain basket (or bin that you can reuse around the house!) and jazz it up with some ribbon or go all out and use a Disney Princess basket. Disney Princess Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas Arts and Crafts My kids love arts and crafts! And I love the …
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Disney Park Bag | What to Pack for Disney World

Experiencing the magic and wonder of Walt Disney World with my young children has been nothing short of incredible. The love that my kids have for the shows, the characters, and the rides will never cease to bring the happiest tears to my eyes. Disney with a toddler can be SO MUCH FUN! But it also can be stressful if you’re not prepared for the day. Through our many adventures to see Mickey Mouse, I’ve learned what the park bag necessities are when traveling with little ones, and I’m sharing them with you! My Favorite Bags for the Park Disney …
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Casual Friday | No. 1

Hi sweet friend! I thought it would be fun to kind of just share some random things that Iโ€™ve wanted to talk about or that happened in our daily life of WHATEVER each Friday! Informal, no pressure to stick to a certain topic! Basically a space where we can chat. Iโ€™m envisioning it like a hub grass coffee meet-up with a friend. So grab a cup and letโ€™s chat about the week! A Peek at Our Week This week for us was mostly a go-with-the-flow kind of week. We were happy to have Deb home at normal hours after he …
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Favorites from the ShopDisney Sale | Feb 2021

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney! ๐Ÿ™‚ Favorites for C Favorites for O Toys We Have & Love Adult Clothes Other Favorites
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10 Cute Disney Finds from Walmart | January 2021

Hi sweet friend! Here’s 10 cute Disney things I spotted at Walmart! Plus 2 bonus items at the bottom. ๐Ÿ™‚ Click any image to shop! This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney! These last two aren’t Disney items specifically but my daughter would 1000% wear these to the parks. The polka dot dress reminds me of Minnie! If youโ€™d like to see more of my favorite products for Disney, click here! Follow along on all of our Walt Disney World fun on Instagram @brbgoingtodisney! I share tips and tricks LIVE from the parks each week on …
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Best Restaurants at Hollywood Studios | Quick Service

There are a lot of great & unique options when it comes to dining at Hollywood Studios. Right now; however, with the park operating at a limited capacity due to COVID, not everything is open. Here’s a list of what Quick Service restaurants are available at Hollywood Studios right now and our personal favorites! List of Quick Service Restaurants at Hollywood Studios Updated January 2021 based on what is open and available during COVID Breakfast Ronto Roasters (Galaxy’s Edge) Woody’s Lunchbox (Toy Story Land) Joffrey’s Coffee (near Tower of Terror or Pixar Place) Trolley Car Cafe (Hollywood Boulevard) Favorite Breakfast …
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Best Restaurants at Magic Kingdom | Quick Service

There are a lot of options when it comes to dining at the Magic Kingdom. Right now; however, with the park operating at a limited capacity due to COVID, not everything is open. Here’s a list of what Quick Service restaurants are available at the Magic Kingdom right now and our personal favorites! List of Quick Service Restaurants at the Magic Kingdom Updated January 2021 based on what is open and available during COVID Breakfast Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square) Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland) Joffrey’s Coffee (Tomorrowland) Main Street Bakery (Main Street, USA) Favorite Breakfast at Magic Kingdom: Sleepy Hollow You can …
Disney Themed Parties

Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party

Before our daughter was even born, I knew that if we were having a little girl, she would have an Alice in Wonderland first birthday party! I’ve been a Disney lover all of my life and Alice in Wonderland has always been a favorite of mine! Her party was so much fun for me to put together. Alice in Wonderland is whimsical and colorful and perfect for a first birthday party theme! Let’s take a look at all the details of her first birthday party! I focused the majority of the decorations in the eat-in-kitchen area of our home. I …
Disney Resorts

Grand Floridian DVC Studio Room Tour | Standard View

The Grand Floridian is such a beautiful resort! I always am so excited whenever we snag a reservation here. We recently stayed in a DVC Studio at the Grand Floridian for my birthday and it was perfect! This was our first time staying at the Grand Floridian since the walking path to the Magic Kingdom opened and having the ability to walk from a resort other than the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower was THE BEST! We had a Standard View room but the view was of the monorail track which we loved! My daughter enjoyed sitting on the balcony …
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2020 Gift Guide | Little Girl

Hi Sweet Friend! Here’s the third gift guide for 2020, things our daughter loves or would enjoy — she’s 5. I hope these ideas are helpful for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can click here to see all of the Gift Guide posts! This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney!  Click any image to shop! 5 Year Old Girl Gift Guide Inside Toys Our daughter loves plushies, building blocks, little character playsets, her 18″ dolls, and playing with her dollhouse! I have loads more toy ideas linked on myย Amazon page right here. Outside Toys Our daughter has outgrown her old …
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2020 Gift Guide | Little Boy

Hi Sweet Friends! Here’s the second gift guide for this year. I based this around things our son has and loves — he’s 3 You can click here to see all of the Gift Guide posts! Happy shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney! ๐Ÿ™‚ Click any image to shop! Toddler / Preschool Boy Gift Guide Outside Toys Our son has used and loved his balance bike for almost 2 years (first one below). We’re upgrading to a standard bike with training wheels this Christmas! Inside Toys Our son is very into Paw Patrol, …
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2020 Gift Guide | Things Shannon Would Want

Well hello sweet friend! Here’s the first of my 2020 gift guides featuring things that I would want! Maybe this will be helpful if you’re also shopping for a Disney / Outlander obsessed grown-woman who also happens to love cute yet comfy clothes and nice things in her home. HAHA! Enjoy and happy shopping! ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney! ๐Ÿ™‚ Click any image to shop! For the Parks Cute accessories that I like to bring to the parks with me! For Home I love throw blankets!! I use one every single night on …
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Christmas Decor at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Exploring the Walt Disney World resorts is one of my *favorite* things to do when vacationing at Walt Disney World! Each resort is so beautiful and I love taking in all of the sights and sounds! The resorts always have amazing Christmas decor at the holidays which makes exploring them even more magical at this time of year! I definitely recommend resort hopping on non-park days OR if you are attending a special ticketed event like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or After Hours and you’d like to spend your time in the morning outside of the parks. Let’s take …
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Toiletries & Sundries in Walt Disney World Resort Shops

Did you run out of swim diapers or sunscreen on your Walt Disney World vacation? Or maybe someone suddenly has a toothache that you didn’t pack for? Have no fear my friend! You have options! ๐Ÿ™‚ The quickest and easiest way to grab a small toiletry or sundry item that you need on your Walt Disney World vacation is usually your resort gift shop. Here’s a look at just some of the essential items you can find right at your resort. All sorts of medicines, bandaids, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Feminine products, bug spray, hand sanitizers. Laundry and cleaning items. Children’s …
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Little Mermaid Room (Remodeled!) | Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid themed rooms at the Art of Animation recently underwent a refurbishment and they’re feeling fresher than ever before (no more carpet PLUS queen beds!) If you’re looking to stay at the Art of Animation resort but do not want to stay in a more expensive Family Suite, the Little Mermaid rooms are your “standard” hotel room option. There’s so much to love about the Art of Animation resort! The Disney theming is some of the best on property; especially for littles! There are 3 pools and they all are great (The Big Blue Pool is a must!). …
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Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge | Deluxe Studio

Located inside of the Wilderness Lodge is one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club resorts — Copper Creek Villas. The Wilderness Lodge itself is hands-down my favorite Walt Disney World resort so I’ll take any opportunity to stay there! The theming is so magical (especially at the holidays!!) and I can’t get enough! ๐Ÿ™‚ The Wilderness Lodge reminds me of the Grand Californian over in Disneyland! You can see a Grand Californian room tour here. We recently stayed in a Deluxe Studio at Copper Creek Villas. The room was fantastic! Let’s take a look! The Deluxe Studios at Copper Creek …
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2020 Holidays at The Magic Kingdom

The holidays have arrived at Walt Disney World! All of the fun holiday happenings at the Magic Kingdom will be available through December 30. This year, the holiday celebration at the Magic Kingdom is different (I think in a good way!) than previous years since Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been cancelled. Previously we didn’t get to experience any of the special holiday experiences during daytime park hours. Now that the special ticketed nighttime event is not being offered, we’re getting holiday fun during the day! HOORAY! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s what you can expect to find at the Magic Kingdom …
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What Disney World Rides have Height Requirements?

Walt Disney World is such a family-friendly theme park. There are an abundance of rides that the entire family can enjoy together — even the littlest of toddlers and babies! Any attraction that does NOT have a height requirement can be ridden by children of all ages/heights. However, there are attractions at each park that do have height requirements, you’ll want to keep these in mind for your trip. Disney World Rides with Height Requirements Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland Speedway (32โ€ณ) The Barnstormer (35โ€ณ) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38โ€ณ) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40โ€ณ) Splash Mountain (40โ€ณ) Space Mountain (44โ€ณ) Hollywood …
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Disney in the Rain | What to Bring, Ride & More!

So you’re headed to Walt Disney World in the beautiful “Sunshine State” huh? Well, I hate to break it to you but we actually get quite a bit of rain here in Florida! Especially in the Summer and during Hurricane Season (June – November). Don’t panic if there’s a lot of rain in the weather forecast for your trip. You can still have a lot of FUN at Walt Disney World in the rain! Rainy days at Disney are actually some of my personal favorites! Crowds are typically lighter than usual! You just need to ensure that you’re prepared for …
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Overview of DVC Resort Locations & Transportation

While there are so many resorts available at Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts are quite popular for those looking for extra space during their Walt Disney World vacation. The availability of one, two, and three bedroom suites as well as full kitchens really help you feel at home space-wise vs all sharing a single hotel room with your family. Let’s take a look at the DVC resorts available at Walt Disney World as well as where they’re located and the transportation options offered. You can also click the links below for room tours! List of DVC Resorts …
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Visiting Hollywood Studios Right Now | Fall & Winter 2020

As the Walt Disney World parks have reopened with less vacation pre-planning required than ever before, theres one park that I believe you truly still need a game plan when visiting. You could totally wing it right now at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom and still have an enjoyable day — even without FastPass+. That’s not the case at Hollywood Studios. And until FastPass+ is reinstated, you’ll need to be prepared for a long, hot day down Sunset Blvd. Luckily for you, I fought the crowds earlier this week and I’m spilling all the details for a successful visit …
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Pop Century Resort | Room Tour

One Walt Disney World Resort that my family loves is Pop Century. The affordability, updated rooms, fun theming, and access to the Skyliner make Pop Century an A+ option among the value resorts. This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney!ย ๐Ÿ™‚ Considering the other updated Value Resort: All Star Movies? See a full room tour here! The rooms at Pop Century are almost exactly the same as those at All Star Movies. Both resorts have been updated to include hard floors (vs. carpet) and the Murphy bed / dining area combo (vs 2 standard beds). The …
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What We Wore to Magic Kingdom | September 16

Hi friends! Linking here everything we’re wearing / using at the parks today! ๐Ÿ™‚ This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting BRB Going to Disney. Shannon’s Outfit Shannon’s Hocus Pocus Mask linked here O’s Outfit O’s Halloween Mask linked here Park Bag Things I Always Bring Stroller & Accessories
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2021 Walt Disney World Resort Bookings

2021 Walt Disney World vacations are now available! If youโ€™re hoping to visit Walt Disney World in 2021, donโ€™t hesitate with your booking as resort and park pass availability is limited. Disney Park Pass reservations are required to visit a Walt Disney World theme park regardless of being an Annual Passholder or having tickets in hand. Disney Park Pass resevervations are available right now for those that have purchased tickets and plan to visit in 2021 . You can make Disney Park Pass reservations on the Walt Disney World website here. Available Walt Disney World Resorts for 2021 Bookings Bay …
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Tips for Visiting Disney Springs During the Reopening

Walt Disney World as a whole is slowly easing into reopening and the first on-property area to open was Disney Springs. We’ve visited twice now since COVID19 and I thought I would share some tips and information to help you prepare for your Disney Springs visit. Disney Springs Phased Reopening Safety Procedures First, make sure you’re aware of the current safety procedures before visiting Disney Springs (from the Walt Disney World website): Limited parking and reduced entrances Temperature screenings prior to entry Face coverings required for Guests ages 2 and up Physical distancing practices including physically-distanced queues and physical barriers …
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Disney Loving Mom

Hi sweet friends (and spouses who may have been sent this link LOL)! I wanted to share some Mother’s Day gift ideas for mama’s who love Disney and may be missing their happy place a little extra right now. I do want to preface this post with the following: if a gift is not in the cards this year, thats okay! A day to be celebrated is enough. I know there is so much craziness in the world right now but PLEASE don’t forget the mother(s) in your life! A handmade card or craft, a special dinner at home, a …