Planning Archive

April 2022 at Disney World: Crowd Calendar & Info

Our guide to April 2022 at Walt Disney World offers a free crowd calendar, weeks to visit & avoid, weather, ride refurbishments, and tips for navigating the chaos of Easter and Spring Break. Plus, info for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. If you’re considering a spring visit, April crowds fluctuate dramatically depending

New Free Refreshments Lounge in Epcot

There’s a new lounge in Epcot where Walt Disney World guests can relax and recharge with free refreshments and air-conditioning. This post takes a look inside, food & drinks, how to access the temporary venue in World Showcase, plus some history. We’ll stop short of calling this new lounge a “secret spot” since we don’t

2021 Universal Orlando Planning Guide

If you’re visiting Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, this 2021 planning guide offers restaurant recommendations, park & ride strategy, plus tips & tricks to help you save money & time, avoid crowds, and more to have the best vacation possible. (Updated August 3, 2021.) We’re Universal Orlando Annual Passholders and huge fans of

2021 Disneyland Planning Guide

Our 2021 Disneyland and Disney California Adventure vacation planning guide covers reservations, what’s different from normal, when to visit to avoid crowds, best restaurants, hotels in Anaheim, money-saving ticket tips, ride strategy, Halloween & Christmas in the parks, and more. (Updated August 3, 2021.) We update this guide monthly, and a lot has changed as

2021-2022 Tokyo Disneyland Planning Guide

Our 2021-2022 Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea vacation planning guide offers info for visiting. We have tips & tricks, where to stay, how long to visit, where to eat, best attractions to do, and other things to do while you’re in Japan. (Updated July 26, 2021.) If you’re watching coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and

2021 Disneyland Paris Planning Guide

Taking a trip to France? Our 2021 Disneyland Paris vacation planning guide covers info & tips for visiting, hotel reviews, restaurant recommendations, ride ratings, and theme park itineraries. It’s up-to-date information and advice, with regular revisions from our visits to DLP and Walt Disney Studios Park. (Updated July 13, 2021.) Disneyland Paris has begun its