One Thing Most Disney Travellers Don’t Plan For

The one component of the perfect Disney vacation that most travellers don’t prepare for is the airport.  Sure you’ve planned your dining, tickets and resort, but what good is it if you can’t get there?  Do you know what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

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Dogs Welcome At Select Walt Disney World Resorts

Beginning Sunday, October 15th, 2017, the Walt Disney World Resort will welcome guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Guests at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art...

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5 Reasons To Use Disney’s Minnie Van Service

Minnie Vans are the newest form of transportation at Walt Disney World, and worth every penny to me.  They operate similar to Lyft and Uber, but are a flat rate of $20 to take you anywhere on Disney property. Here are the top 5 reasons you should try the Minnie Van...

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How To Use Disney’s Minnie Van Service

When the Minnie Van service was first announced, I was pretty excited.  Having another option to renting a car or taking the bus was something I had been hoping for.  I love that Disney has so many transportation options, but it isn’t always the most comfortable at...

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Updates To My Disney Experience App

The My Disney Experience app has upped its game by adding some features that we’ve all been waiting for.  In a move that integrates even more information in to your smartphone, it has made the app an even more important piece of your Walt Disney World vacation.    ...

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Mobile Food Ordering At Walt Disney World

Mobile ordering quick service food at Walt Disney World has really improved meal time for me! One of my biggest pet peeves was always having to wait in a HUGE line for a "quick service" meal.  It hardly felt like "quick service" when I had to stand in line for 15...

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Minnie Themed Transportation Option

I have always maintained that there is no need to rent a car when you’re staying on Disney property at Walt Disney World.  The Magical Express will take you back and forth to the airport and the bus, monorail, or boats will take you anywhere else for FREE.  Why would...

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Disney Park Updates From D23 Expo Recap

Big plans were announced for Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts at the D23 Expo.  From new resorts, park expansions and Disney Cruise Line updates, it was so hard to keep track of it all.  Below is a summary of the big announcements that will impact Walt Disney...

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What is a Magic Band at Walt Disney World?

Simply put, a Magic Band is a wristband that contains all of the information stored in your My Disney Experience account. Inside of the band there is a small chip that interacts with different terminals throughout Walt Disney World. Magic Bands are complimentary with...

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Laundry At Walt Disney World

Does anyone WANT do laundry at Walt Disney World? No, but sometimes it's necessary. During a trip last year there were a few ‘mishaps’ where I needed to change outfits a few times one day. It might have been chocolate icing from my cupcake, mustard from my burger or...

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Fuel Rod at Walt Disney World

One of my biggest challenges at Walt Disney World has always been keeping my electronics charged. Taking videos and photos, posting on social media, my Iphone and camera would barely make it to lunch time. There are places in the Walt Disney World parks that you can...

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When The Deal May Be Too Good To Be True

I’m scrolling through Facebook tonight and reading the random posts on various pages when I come across one that is posted to the official Walt Disney World page.  It’s a post from a couple that have allegedly been ‘scammed’ by a Disney Cast Member. In their claim,...

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Smoking at Walt Disney World

Before we begin, I have to confess – I am a smoker.   Hold on to your pitchforks before you start with the lectures of how bad and disgusting it is – I’ve heard it, and I assure you – I know it.  I am well aware that it is detrimental to my health and how gross it...

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6 Questions To Ask Your Disney Travel Agent

Last night I was invited to a wonderful pizza party with a bunch of other Disney fanatics. The pizza was home made (it was SO good) and I’m thinking I’ll never be able to eat a frozen pizza again! We had a great time talking all about Disney and sharing our...

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5 Common Questions Cast Members Are Frequently Asked

While the concierge desk at your resort and front desk agents are very helpful and I encourage you to go to them with your questions, sometimes you can wait in a very long line to get a simple answer – “what time is the 3pm parade?” (Yes, that is a real question that...

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What to do when your Disney vacation is less than magical

Disney is an incredible company that gives a large amount of freedom and empowerment to their Cast Members. All Cast go through extensive training (especially Front Desk, Concierge, and Guest Relations) and Disney therefore trusts that their Cast Members will use...

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9 Annoying Things People Do At Walt Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World for over 40 years, I’ve seen my share of foolishness on property.   On one visit I was so shocked at some of the things I saw and I had to write this public service announcement for those who may leave their brains at home while on vacation...

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Grocery Delivery For Your Disney Vacation

So you’re heading to Walt Disney World and thinking about how much spending money you’ll need each day for incidentals.  For me – my biggest cost is my bottles of water.  Really, the ‘healthiest’ thing I do is drink plenty of water – I always have a bottle of it with...

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Yes I’m suffering from DVE

I’m at my unmagical job, it’s Friday, the weather looks great for the weekend – and it's almost time to go home!  I’m listening to music from the Disney parks on my iPhone, I’m singing away in my head as people walk by, I’m feeling pretty good. I decide to take a...

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Rescheduling a Walt Disney World Vacation

Five weeks ago I had a very small medical procedure that was supposed to take about 2 weeks to heal completely.  3 infections later – I’m nowhere near the finish line.  I was scheduled to go to Walt Disney World today, but on Wednesday of this week we made the...

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Disney Dollars Discontinued

It's true...  Disney Dollars are no more. Lots of changes these days at Disney, some are wonderful (Toy Story Land, Star Wars Land) but some just leave me a little sad, purely for nostalgia. Disney Dollars have been around since the late 80’s as a form of currency in...

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Disney’s Free Dining, it’s a debacle every year

There are thousands of Disney fan sites on the Internet, Pixie Dust Fan included.  Many are very reputable sites that offer accurate information and advice for planning your Disney vacation.  Sadly – not all sites are created equal and sometimes it’s hard for a new...

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7 Reasons It’s Difficult Being A Canadian Disney Addict

Thanks to the ever-growing social media networks I’m privileged to have so many “Disney Friends” online from all over the world.  I follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and I’m always so jealous of their ability to visit the parks so often.  It got me...

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5 Rookie Mistakes When Planning A Walt Disney World Vacation

Being an avid Disney fanatic who has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1974, I’m always hearing about people who booked their Disney trip by themselves or with a travel agent who doesn’t have much personal experience.  I’ve compiled a list of the most common 5...

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Been there, done that – and you’re going to Disney again?

Someone asked me today “how can you be excited about another trip to Walt Disney World, isn’t it the same as it was the last time you were there?”.   They were implying that I had already ‘been there, done that’.  Yes – I was there 2 months ago, and multiple times...

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Disney Facebook Groups – Some Aren’t So Magical After All

I don’t know about you, but Facebook is a part of my every day routine.  I love that I can sign in and see tidbits from people’s lives and connect with those that I don’t get to see often enough.  I have made some wonderful Facebook friends from the Disney community...

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