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Planning the Perfect Disney Trip

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If you are the mother (or aunt or grandmother, etc.) of a little girl between the age of 2 and 7, you’re probably well-versed in the Disney princesses and their various attributes and back stories. As the mother of two little girls, ages 2 and 4, I know that Pascal is Rapunzel’s companion, and that Sleeping Beauty’s given name is Aurora.  I also know that planning a Disney World trip for your little preschool princess can be a daunting experience.  You want your daughter to have a memorable trip, but you also wonder whether you’re doing enough or too much of the “princess thing.” You also want to know what things are “must see” and which you can skip.  You might also wonder where you should stay and how to decide what hotel is best for your family. The bottom line: there is so much information out there that it’s hard to digest it all. I don’t pretend to be a Disney expert. But, having just returned from Disney World with my four-year old princess-obsessed daughter, I can offer my opinions about what worked for us and why.Read More »Planning the Perfect Disney Trip

Where to Stay in Disney World with Your Princess

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The most important thing to decide after you determine WHEN you’re going to Disney World is WHERE you’re going to stay during your Disney holiday.  The best advice I can offer: stay at a Disney property.  Disney has a variety of options at every price point to accommodate your budget. While the lower cost hotels are further from the Magic Kingdom (seemingly and not shockingly the most crowded and popular of the parks in WDW), you still get the benefits of staying at a Disney resort.Read More »Where to Stay in Disney World with Your Princess