Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

For years, I’ve been trying to take my family to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom. Though I kept making plans to go to this special, ticketed event, I was thwarted each time. Finally, it worked … Continue reading

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Skipper Canteen – really average

Having heard excellent things about Skipper Canteen, the new table-service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, I was super excited to try it. Sadly, it fell short of my high expectations. First, there was the process of getting a table. Unlike … Continue reading

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When it rains…

We often visit Walt Disney World during the rainy season. As such, we know that Florida downpours generally pass pretty quickly. We just duck inside somewhere, wait a few minutes until the heavy rain becomes a gentle mist, and head … Continue reading

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Disney World Tips by Cale Gillan

Please welcome my son Cale for his first guest post here at Disney for Five: If you know certain tips, you can get a lot out of your Walt Disney World vacation. These tips include staying in a hotel on … Continue reading

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Pirate Props

I love Pirates of the Caribbean. The movies, the ride, the cosplay. You name it, I love it! During our last Disney trip, the POTC ride was closed for refurb. To get my Pirates fix, I visited the gift shop. … Continue reading

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A Cruisin’ Reunion!

If you’ve read this post or listened to this podcast episode, you know how much we loved the Cast Members onboard our Disney cruise last February. Through the wonders of social media, we reconnected with one of them, which led to … Continue reading

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Join me for some fun and shenanigans on The Disney Exchange!

I recently had the opportunity to fill in for Lisa Green, one of the hosts of The Disney Exchange podcast. Her co-hosts, Dave and Nick, were very welcoming. We had a great time as we discussed Disney World recommendations for … Continue reading

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WDW recommendations for young families

A few months back, a friend asked me for WDW recommendations for his upcoming family vacation. It will be the first Disney trip for his boys, who will be 8 and 6. Being the long-winded Disney geek that I am, … Continue reading

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Columbia Harbour House: gluten-free review

We’ve found that Columbia Harbour House is the best place in the Magic Kingdom to get a gluten-free meal. Why is that? Well, they have a food allergy and gluten-free menu – yay! Upon making our way to the cash … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Disney Restaurants: Cinderella’s Royal Table

180 days before our vacation, 6:00 a.m, I’m on the Walt Disney World website booking our reservation for dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Why so early? Because it was the first possible moment that I could book that restaurant. And … Continue reading

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