Planning a 2015 Disney World VacationAre you planning a 2015 Disney World Vacation and don’t know where to start? Believe me, you are not alone. Trips to Disney are AMAZING, but navigating through all the information out there can be difficult. That is why we have created Disney Insider Tips.

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What you want to know about the Disney Dining Plan

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Marvel'sAvengersAgeOfUltronBlurayDo you have a Marvel fan in your house? Have they seen  Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron? If not, it just recently arrived  on 3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray &  DVD. What you may not know is that you can also watch it on Disney Movies Anywhere.  Plus, when you buy it on Disney Movies Anywhere, you also get an exclusive bonus feature, “Connecting the Universe.” 

We recently were able to watch Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron using Disney Movies Anywhere and were pleased with how easy it is to watch your favorite Disney movies from any device!  For those of you unfamiliar with Disney Movies Anywhere, it is a cloud-based digital movie service that is available on Roku, Android TV, iTunes, Google Play, Walmart’s VUDU, Amazon Video, and Microsoft Movies & TV! This means that you can watch it from your iPad or even Android Phone! 

In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark jump-starts an old peace-keeping program that unleashes havoc on mankind. It is up to the Avengers ( Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) to stop it.  This movie is the ultimate clash between man and robot! 

While you will see all your favorite Avenger super heroes in this latest installment of Avengers, there are also new characters; including “The Twins,” Scarlett Witch & Quick Silver.  While their backstory is lacking, they play pivotal roles in this newest Marvel installment and there are doors left open for the possibility of a return appearance in a future Avenger movie.

Marvel fans will  new villian(s), great special effects, and of course, a cameo appearance by Stan Lee. Like all other Marvel movies, Easter Eggs are planted for you to enjoy.

If you did see Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, what did you think?


Tips for Halloween PartyGoing to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year? Make sure you plan ahead of time to make the most of your time at the park. Here are some tips to help you out:

  1. You can actually enter the park as early as 4pm!  Guests who were at the Magic Kingdom earlier in the day and didn’t purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party must leave by 7pm.Mickey's Halloween Party Wrist Band
  2. If you are already going to be at Magic Kingdom prior to the party, you will find wristband stations in the park.
  3. You do not need to bring your own trick or treat bags, they are provided for you.Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Map 2015
  4. There are trick or street stations throughout the park. Don’t go when they first start. The lines are ridiculous. Go after the parade for the quickest lines!
  5. Grabbing dinner in the park? Not all restaurants are open. Be sure to look at the Halloween Party map to see which ones are open during the party.
  6. Want to meet characters? Plan to get to the line early and give yourself between 30min-1 hour for the waiting time.
  7. Want a great parade view. You will need to find a seat 30-45 minutes prior to the start. This parade begins in Frontierland and runs through Main Street and begins with the headless horsemen.
  8. Not all rides are open and there are NO fast passes available during the party.Ghost Cupcake
  9. There are special treats only available at the Halloween Party and only available at 2 places, Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern. Plan to stop and get your one of a kind treats while in these areas so you don’t waste time running from one side of the park to the other.
  10. Fantasyland is closed during  the Fireworks, so ride those rides earlier in the evening.


Tortuga Tavern Review

by Kristi on September 8, 2015

Tortuga TavernIf you are looking for a quick service lunch that is more than burgers and nuggets, head over to Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland. Situated beside The Pirates of Caribbean and across from the live pirate show, this restaurant is often overlooked by park goers. The menu is limited to rice bowls and burritos (for adults and kids), but many will find that this is a nice change from the typical quick service food choices.  Vegetarians can rejoice that there is actually a vegetarian option for them as well.

Chicken Rice Bowl at Tortuga TavernI had the Chicken rice bowl. Packed full of  grilled chicken, seasoned black beans, cilantro rice and pico de gallo, it was amazing and could easily be split between two.

Beef Burrito at Tortuga TavernMy son had the beef burrito and was equally as pleased with his meal. The beef burrito comes filled with ground beef, black beans and rice with salsa, cheese, and sour cream on the side.

Most of the seating is open air, but if you go inside (near the fireplace) you will find a nice cool place to eat.


Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

by Kristi on September 1, 2015

Disney Caribbean Beach ResortOne of my favorite places to stay when traveling to Walt Disney World is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  Talk about a tropical paradise, Disney does a great job at making you feel like you have stepped right onto a Caribbean island oasis.

Caribbean Beach Standard RoomWe’ve stayed in both the Pirate rooms and the Water View room. Both are fantastic, but I prefer the standard rooms!  They are less expensive per night and they sleep 5.

Caribbean Beach Resort Hidden Bunk BedBesides having two queen size beds, there is also a pull out bench that turns into a small bunk. This is great for a family of five, or like us, a family of four whose kids don’t want to share a bed.

Another benefit to the water view rooms is that you are able to see Epcot’s fireworks show from the balcony!

ShuttersIf you are a fan of Caribbean food, you will find some great options both for both quick and table service.  Shutters is fantastic. Be sure to try the Caribbean Surf & Turf! Delicious.

Caribbean Beach Bike RentalBesides the amazing pool area, there is a lot of outdoor activities at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. You can take a bike ride, run on the trail or even take a fishing excursion! Kids can even take a Pirate cruise so parents can have a little time to themselves!  Of course, there are also the activities you have at all Disney resorts… outdoor movie night, marshmallow roasting and arcade games.

What do you love most about Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?




Barber Shop on Main Street USA

by Kristi August 31, 2015

If you are looking to get a first haircut for your child or just want a neat experience, check out the Barber Shop on Main Street USA.   This quaint little barber shop takes you back to the days of old and the one on one attention you get can’t be beat.  Prices range from […]

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Disney Crocs under $20

by Kristi August 23, 2015

Right now you can get a great deal on Disney Crocs at Zulily.  They have princess, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cars, Monsters University and more all for under $20!  These selection is limited in terms of size, so you will want to make sure that you purchase them while you can get them this cheap!

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Disney Star Wars Chase Visa Card

by Kristi August 22, 2015

I love my Disney Visa Card for a number of reasons,  but now there is another reason I can add to the list, Disney Visa Card holders will be able to get an exclusive meet and greet with Star Wars characters at Hollywood Studios when Star Wars Land opens in 2016!  To hype up the […]

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Disney Descendants DVD Giveaway

by Kristi August 19, 2015

Imprisoned on the ”Isle of the Lost”, home of the most infamous villains that ever lived, the kids of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil have never ventured off the island . . . until now. Sent to idyllic Auradon, to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney […]

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Disney Descendant’s Review

by Kristi August 18, 2015

Disney’s newest teen movie, Descendants, takes us on an adventure through the eyes of the children of some of our most memorable Disney villains (Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella). All the villains have been banished because of their wickedness. Their children, however, get the chance to redeem themselves at Auradon Prep, where all […]

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2015 Disney Cruise Line Alcoholic Beverage Policy

by Kristi August 17, 2015

Beginning September 30, 2015, Disney Cruise Line will begin limiting the amount of alcoholic beverages you can bring with you on the ship.  Guests will only be able to bring 2 bottles of unopened wine/champagne OR 6- 12 ounce beers and they must be in your carry on luggage.  You may not bring liquor of […]

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