Category Archives: Tips for a More Magical Time

REVIEW: Mini Mickey- The Pocket Sized Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 11th Ed.

Our First Official Product Review Today we are doing our first official product review. We were given a complimentary copy of Mini Mickey: The Pocket Sized Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (11th Ed.) by Ritchey Halphen, Bob Sehlinger, and Len … Continue reading

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Areas for Free Play at Walt Disney World

Although Walt Disney World is tons of fun with all of the rides, characters, shows, and more it can also be stressful both for parents and kids. Though we have talked about structuring breaks into your day to prevent fatigue … Continue reading

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Meltdown Monday: Validate, Validate, Validate!

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Why Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel?

This post comes partly from the many times I’ve been asked this question from friends, family members, and potential clients and partly because of the recent release of a video from Disney Parks. There are so many perks of staying … Continue reading

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Using Fastpass+ and My Disney Experience to Minimize Wait Times and Manage Expectations

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Meltdown Monday: 5 Tips for Beating the Heat at Walt Disney World

As part of my job as a child life specialist, I help children in the hospital cope with stressors to prevent meltdowns by structuring the environment for success, offering and rehearsing coping strategies for stressful situations, and providing distraction and … Continue reading

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Stretching Comfort Zones at Walt Disney World

Stretching Comfort Zones at Walt Disney World After talking a little bit about common fears at Walt Disney World, I felt it was important to talk about stretching comfort zones and facing some of those fears when possible. First, it … Continue reading

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Common Fears and Walt Disney World Attractions

A list of common fears and the attractions at Walt Disney World that may be troublesome for guests with these fears. Continue reading

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Setting Attainable Expectations in Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World can be a truly magical place for children, adults, families, and friends alike. There is so much to do, see, and experience for people of all ages. However, trips to Walt Disney World can reach some low points … Continue reading

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Avoiding Telling Kids to “Be Happy”

Walt Disney World and Disneyland boast being the Most Magical Place on Earth and the Happiest Place on Earth. But what happens when your long-awaited vacation that you saved for months or even years to go on turns sour with … Continue reading

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