Disney World Planning


I have been quieter than normal here on the blog because I have been busy planning Elin’s 3rd birthday, re-organizing many of my closets, and last but not least–planning our first ever Disney World vacation!!!

The countdown is on and we will be going to Disney World very soon! Due to the fact we booked our trip rather recently, we have not had a lot of time to prepare and research as much as I thought we would. However, I have come across some excellent resources that I thought I would share in case anyone else out there is planning their first Disney trip!

1.)  Chatting over Chocolate: As soon as I booked our Disney vacation, I knew I had to immediately visit one of my favorite Disney blog/vloggers. Brenda and her family know their way well around Disney and I just love reading all about her tips and tricks for navigating the parks. Plus she and I have been having fun chatting Disney together. Here are just a few Disney blog planning posts I really enjoyed:

Choosing the Perfect Disney Character Meal for Your Family:


10 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Disney Character Meal:


Dozen Ways to SAVE Before, During, and After Your Disney World Vacation:


2.) WDW Prep School: is another great blog that has tons of Disney world information on it. I based our trip on her crowd calendar information. In fact, I noticed she just recently posted the crowd calendar for 2016.


3.) Packing List: I am working on a packing list and I came across this packing list and thought it looks very helpful for anyone packing with a toddler. I will be using this packing list along with one I customize for myself.


4.) Disney Dining: There is a lot of debate as to whether the Disney Dining Plan. I think everyone just needs to decide for themselves and their family if it makes sense to purchase one. This app is great for looking at all the different dining options and pricing.


5.) Disney Resort Guide: When it comes to Disney World, the endless choices do not end with the lodging options. There are so many different price points and there are pros and cons to each resort. This guide helpful with very in-depth reviews of each resort.


All these websites and blogs have played an integral part of my  planning process. I hope you will find them interesting and helpful if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World.



  1. ooh how exciting! I love the planning part almost as much as the actual vacation!

  2. So exciting! Luke & I went to WDW for our honeymoon & we had a blast. It was our first time ever going there & we are so glad we did it pre-children. Now, I’m anxiously awaiting the day when we can take our kiddos!

  3. Yeah!! How exciting that you’re going to Disney! Thanks so much for sharing all these links, I’m definitely going to check them out! Happy planning 🙂
    XO Kelly

  4. That’s so exciting!! Elin is going to have a blast!! We are going again Mother’s Day weekend!! When are you guys going?! If Elin loves the Disney Junior characters as much as Gus and Olivia do, I would def recommend the Hollywood & Vine Restaurant for the character lunch with her!! The characters sing and dance with the kids about every 20 min and they are constantly going around to the tables to greet the children!! It was such a hot when we went for Olivia’s birthday in March!!

  5. How exciting!! Seems like quite a few people are planning Disney World trips this year! Definitely want to do that once Ez and his bro are a little older. Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  6. So fun! We are waiting a bit longer still for Disney. But probably 2016. I’ll have to save your recap for tips!! Brenda’s blog is great for Disney stuff! Do you read Sweet Turtle Soup? She recaps all their visits and has great tips for managing littles and nap time! Yay for 3rd bdays and Disney trips — so much fun!

  7. Chatting Over Chocolate was one of my first go to blogs as well (and Sweet Turtle Soup). So many great tips! And I used the crowd calendar as well!