During this time of year, we know readers may be looking for a little bit of pixie dust to help in the planning of their next family adventure. So we thought it might be helpful to round up the posts we’ve written about a very magical destination that many New Englanders enjoy visiting right about now . . . Walt Disney World!
As many of you know, my family and I currently live right near Disney World and often get a chance to visit. But when we lived in Connecticut, a trip to Disney World was always on our annual vacation list as well. Like many ESPN families in that area, you just can’t beat the theme park perks of working for a Disney company and you have to go. And, since I knew so many of our readers enjoyed visiting Disney World themselves, I documented our visits in several posts on the site.
Plus, we recently had a guest post from Melissa Pigden, a Disney vacation planner and she dished out some great Disney money-saving tips for families to try.
So if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World anytime in the future, be sure to check out these 5 posts from our archives!
- Money Saving tips from Melissa Pigden, of Magical Vacation Planner. Melissa Pigden has the best job — she gets to help families plan the trip of a lifetime. And being a Connecticut native, she knows just what Nutmeggers are looking for when heading to the Happiest Place on Earth. Fortunately for us (and for our readers), Melissa recently shared her tips on how to stay in budget when visiting Walt Disney World. Check it out for some great ideas!
- Animal Kingdom Lodge. For our 2015 trip, we chose to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge and it was amazing. There are so many great things about this hotel that you have to read the post to get the details. But, I will say my family’s favorite experience by far was watching the giraffes and other animals from our room’s balcony. What a view!
- Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace. In 2014, our family trip to Disney included breakfast at Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. We loved the food and the kids loved the chance to meet Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends. But one neat thing about our breakfast there was we made a reservation for before the park opened for the day. It was pretty neat to be able to walk down Main Street without the normal morning crowds!
- Highlights from our 2014 Trip. This quick Worldless Wednesday post (which of course included plenty of words) just gives a few tidbits from our trip. We stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and got to experience the brand new section of Magic Kingdom. So fun!
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. For our 2013 trip, the kids were very young (ages 2, 2, and 6 months) and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort was the perfect spot for us. As a value resort, the prices were reasonable and it offered suites (which meant my husband and I didn’t have to go to bed the same time our kids did. Ha!) The resort also has several great pools and it is themed with some of my kids’ favorite characters including: Cars, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King.
We hope this post helped by compiling all our Disney info in one spot. Happy planning!