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Visiting The Most Confusing... er, Happiest Place On Earth

Help two (practically) first-time adult visitors plan a trip to Walt Disney World / the Wizarding World of Harry Potter next January. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jun 26, 2014 - 24 answers

Touring Plans, Disney World-MK 2day plan for junior pirates - thoughts?

We are off to Disney World, Orlando in just a couple of weeks. We have a 3 day pass with the water park + more option. We are 2 adults, a 5.5 yr old who will hit the height threshold, and a 9.5 year. We haven’t travelled there before. We are planning on visiting MK for 2 days, and leaning towards the zoo for the 3rd day. We want to see both water parks and the arcade. We are planning on following Touring Plan’s Magic Kingdom Two-Day Touring Plan for Junior Pirates and Adventures Ages 4-8. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine on May 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Help create the Magic™!

We're going to Orlando, FL for 10 days in September. Help us make this theme-park-heavy adventure as good as it gets. [more inside]
posted by mazola on Aug 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Advice on getting out of the rut of Disney World vacations

My wife and I went on honeymoon to Disney World, then with the kids, then without the grown kids. I can't tell you how many times we've gone over the years, at least 15. Obviously we love the place, but we are wondering if folks could suggest other venues with some of the same advantages and attractions so we could mix it up a bit and not go every other year. Details within. [more inside]
posted by forthright on Jul 28, 2013 - 35 answers

What's new at Disney World in the last decade?

We last went to Disney World about ten years ago. What are the best new things since then, and what changes should I know about? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jul 24, 2013 - 11 answers

One Day in the Magic Kingdom

We have exactly one day to spend at Disneyworld at the end of next week. We'll be taking our 4.5 year old to the Magic Kingdom. How can we make our visit enjoyable and not rushed? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Mar 19, 2013 - 30 answers

Disneyworld - we're doing it!

Disneyworld - we're doing it! Our trip is next week, and we're headed to Disneyworld with our niece. We're staying onsite (Art of Animation), but are looking for food tips (and any other tips you'd like to give). [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Walt Disney Playlist?

Our family spent a week in September at Walt Disney World (Florida), staying at Pop Century, visiting three of the parks. How can I find the soundtrack to the holiday? [more inside]
posted by kreestar on Oct 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I find a (possibly newspaper) picture from 9/11/01?

After the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, I remember seeing a photo of Disney World being evacuated. I've since not been able to find it, but would love to find it again. [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Plan my Orlando trip for me please.

Orlando itinerary with a 3.5 year old. Help please. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 5, 2012 - 17 answers

What to do on a road trip from New York City to Orlando?

My wife and I are driving to Orlando and back at the end of the month - suggestions for food and attractions along the way? [more inside]
posted by lieberschnitzel on Sep 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Going to Disneyworld for New Years weekend. Where should we stay?

Going to Disneyworld for New Years weekend. Where should we stay? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Sep 6, 2011 - 12 answers

What to do in Fort Walton Beach

My bf and I just found out that his family vacation in Fort Walton Beach has been canceled, but we have plane tickets that we'd rather not have to pay to change. We will be there Aug. 4-10, and are looking for suggestions for things to keep us busy. The beach is the obvious one, but do you know of any other cool activities nearby? Disney World is a six-hour drive, so we're considering renting a car and heading over there for a few days, but we'd love other ideas. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 22, 2011 - 18 answers

Around the Disney World in Less than a Month

Last-minute vacation madness: my sister in DC just asked me to plan a vacation to Disney World for my 6-year-old niece during this year's winter holidays. She'd like 3-5 days, either before or after Christmas. Today is already December 8. Is this perfectly doable, or difficult/expensive but worth it, or not recommended? If we go ahead at this late date, what can we do to get the most out of the trip? [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Humane gator parks?

Is it possible to see alligators near disney world? But not in any sort of context that would make an animal rights activist cry. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Nov 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Renting cars cheaply and calmly

Need some help on car rental logistics plus dealing with potential !DRAMA! on a family trip to Disney World. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Why are mouse-ear balloons now encased in a second balloon?

I noticed recently on a trip to Disneyworld (FL, USA) that the ubiquitous mouse ear balloons are now enclosed in a second, clear balloon. When did this change, and does anyone know why? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jan 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Double-size Beds at Disney World?!

My wife and I want to stay at Disney World (Florida) with our 8-year old granddaughter. I'm almost 6-foot, 5-inches tall and I don't want a double-size bed, which seems to be what Disney wants families to sleep in. While there are rooms with king-size beds, they are only for two people. Our travel agent called them and was told that their Coronado Springs hotel is only one where we can get a room with two queen-size beds. Quite frankly, the Southwestern theme doesn't appeal to us, and we think our young granddaughter won't find it very charming at all. So, we're looking for suggestions or alternatives. We'd like to stay on the Disney property to avoid having to rent a car. Even more important than that, we want to stay at a hotel where we can get to/from the hotel quickly and easily, without having to wait for crowded shuttles or buses.
posted by 14580 on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Orlando in 4 days...

Two girls in Orlando, Florida for four days - when to go, what to do? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

What theme park should we go to?

I have the opportunity to take my family on a holiday to the US between Nov and Feb this year. What theme park should we go to? [more inside]
posted by dangerousdan on Apr 22, 2007 - 19 answers

Decompress After Disney?

VacationFilter Redux: What should we do *after* Disney World? Extra week of vacation after the extravaganza, and I want some beach time. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Mar 18, 2007 - 9 answers

The mouse is holding me for ransom!

There must be a way!!! How can I actually get a deal for Disneyworld tickets? [more inside]
posted by thilmony on Jan 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Disney Vacation Club Experiences?

Anyone else on here have experience with the Disney Vacation Club? I'm seriously thinking of buying into it, but was wondering what people's experiences have been with it. Or perhaps even other similar "vacation club" programs.
posted by tittergrrl on Mar 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Help Me Find My Nuts

Please help me find more of this yummy food. [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Feb 10, 2006 - 20 answers

Have Accidents at Disney affected your travel plans?

Have the recent injuries and deaths at the Disney themeparks affected your decision to visit any of those parks in the near or distant future? (List of industry wide accidents here.)
posted by IndigoSkye on Aug 5, 2005 - 16 answers

We're Going to Disney World!

I'm going to Disney World! I, my fiance, and my 8-year-old daughter will be there this weekend, all day Saturday and Sunday, Ultimate Park Hopper tickets, staying on site, all that. I've never been. What's a must see/do?
posted by MrMoonPie on Jan 21, 2004 - 20 answers

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