Friday, March 17, 2017

How to Choose the Right Park Tickets

When planning a trip to Disney, lots of people have questions about ticket types and which ticket is the best fit for their family or traveling party. Hopefully this will help you determine which ticket you need!

There are four Disney parks:

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Epcot
  3. Hollywood Studios
  4. Animal Kingdom
And there are two water parks:
  1. Blizzard Beach
  2. Typhoon Lagoon
There are three types of tickets:

1. Base Tickets: These tickets allow you to visit one park each day. If you had a 4-day ticket, for example, you could visit any of the four theme parks on four different days. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

How to Choose the Right Disney Resort

Pool shared by Beach Club and Yacht Club.
Last week, we talked about beginning the process of booking a Disney vacation! Now that you've decided you're ready to visit Disney World, one of the first things we need to choose is your resort. This week we're going to explore the various resort types and pros and cons of each!

Counting all the resorts and the villas, there are 27 properties at Walt Disney World! That's a lot of resorts to explore, and it's hard to choose one! Luckily there are resorts for all budgets and needs. Maybe price is most important to you, or maybe you're willing to pay for the convenience of being close to a park. We'll find an option for you!

Let's jump right in!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Preparing to Book Your First Disney World Vacation!

After much thought and preparation (both mentally and financially), you're ready to book your first Disney World vacation! You contact your favorite Disney travel planner at Wishdrawals Travel (why would you go anywhere else?), and you tell them you're ready to go!

But wait...your Disney travel planner needs more information from you! She's going to ask you a bunch of questions to get you the best, most accurate quote possible.

Of course we need your traveling party make-up. Do you have kids? If so, how old are they? Do you have teenagers? Will they sleep together or do we need multiple sleeping surfaces? Are grandparents or other extended family coming, too? We usually make different resort recommendations based on your family and traveling party.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort: A Dream Beach Retreat

Disney's Hilton Head Island is a dream beach retreat.  The location and room types make it perfect for a family or even a family reunion!

The rooms come in three sizes:
  • Deluxe Studio Villa - a queen bed and a full-size sleeper sofa.  These villas sleep up to 4 people in one area.
  • 1-Bedroom Villa - a king bed, a full size sleeper sofa, and a twin sleeper chair.  These villas sleep up to 5 people in 2 areas.
  • 2-Bedroom Villa - a king bed, 2 queen beds, a full size sleeper sofa, and a twin sleeper chair.  These villas sleep up to 9 people in three areas.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Incredible Pirates League Makeover!

If you think you can only be made over like a princess at Magic Kingdom, think again! At The Pirates League, next to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, guests ages 3 and over can get a pirate makeover. You can be transformed into a pirate, empress or mermaid! Packages start at $39.95 which I consider to be a Disney steal!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Our Adventures by Disney Experience: Italy and the Amalfi Coast (Part 3)

If you've stuck with me this long, today I'm going to tell you about the end of our unbelievable experience with an Adventures by Disney vacation!

Lucca and Pisa
Bike riding in Italy!

This morning we boarded our private motorcoach to the town of Lucca. When we arrived, we found that Disney had rented bikes for us to ride with our families on top of the wall in Lucca. We had about an hour to ourselves and then did a walking tour with our ABD group. We were given about an hour and half to go eat lunch on our own and explore the town. Lucca is a quaint town, and you could see most it in just our short time there. 
Disney bought us all gelato and we headed back to the motor coach to go to Pisa.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our Adventures by Disney Experience: Italy and the Amalfi Coast (Part 2)

After taking you through the first third of our amazing Adventures by Disney trip to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, I'm ready to tell you about the next part of our vacation!


We woke up and packed up our room and set our luggage out in the hallway. Tinkerbell collected them while we had breakfast at the hotel. Then we boarded our motor coach to Pompeii. We were departing Sorrento but leaving a little piece of our hearts there; we will be back for sure.

It took us about an hour to get from Sorrento to the town of Pompeii. We knew today would be hot, but the ABD guides always had waters to hand out throughout the entire vacation. They also had anything and everything you might have forgotten or would ever need on a trip. It was so wonderful! Also, most of Italy's bathrooms in public areas cost money, but while you are with ABD guides, Disney pays for it! Michael was also with us on this adventure, and he did an amazing job of letting us see everything there was to see in this historical site. 
Here we also received our fourth pin to add to our collection.