Lounging Around Disney World!

What makes a WDW lounge special? The theming, of course! After all, it is Disney, and no one does theming better than Disney. Each lounge used to have a specialty drink on its menu, something that was consistent with the resort theme. In the recent homogenization of the menus, the specialty drinks seemed to go away, too. However, we have noticed a recent reinstatement of some of the resort-inspired specialty drinks. That makes us very happy indeed. So ...

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Wishful Thinking While Disney Dreaming

We all know that it’s nice to dream and never is that truer than at times like this when coronavirus aka covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the economy. Let’s imagine that money isn’t an issue. On its own that would be a nice enough dream but imagine what you could do on a limitless budget at Walt Disney World?

Everyone’s got their own ideas of which is their favorite Disney resort but if money’s no object for me it has to ...

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10 ways to find answers to your questions about Walt Disney World

1. Read our blog – You probably already read our blogs if you’re reading this and virtually all our readers tell us it’s a great resource. Anyway, when we’re looking for an answer to a question, Scootarama is the first place you should look.

2. Check Newsletter Archives – Search different newsletter archives. We’ve been doing this for years now, and every issue has a feature article as well as lots of updates and news. To view the archives, visit the ...

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Tips on enjoying the peaceful side of Walt Disney World

When is Walt Disney World at its quietest? Generally, if you’re visiting from the start of the year until mid-February, from mid July until the end of September, and from after Thanksgiving until mid December, that’s when the parks will be emptiest. Other good times to visit include the period from just after Easter until the beginning of June and from the start of October through to just before Thanksgiving. We’ve been a number of times during these periods and ...

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Cruising Disney’s Magic in search of Pompeii

There can’t be many places in the world where you can step back 2,000 years in time and see Roman remains in every direction you look.

Perhaps that’s why, out of all the wonderful places that we would visit around the Mediterranean on the Disney’s Magic Cruise Line, Pompeii was among those I was most looking forward to. It didn’t disappoint, but the weather certainly did. The rain must have seen us coming, as the clouds looked threatening ...

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Five Tips for Your Family Vacation at Disney World

A recent discussion with a close friend led me to start thinking about the role of vacation responsibilities and expectations in trip planning. After this friend booked her Disney trip, she immersed herself in planning. Dining reservations? Check. Park plans? Check. She had a great time creating little surprises for her daughters, reading tips and tricks online, getting outfits and swimsuits ready, making sure everything was as perfect as she could make it before they left. I was excited right ...

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Handicapped Accessible ATV’s

Kids who live in areas with paths, open fields, dirt roads, beaches, sand dunes or dry washes often want to join friends and family riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). But is it safe for a kid with a muscle disease to operate an ATV?

Yes and no, says Eric Garrett, who uses a wheelchair because of an accident. Eric says if a rider has good upper body strength and the ability to move and shift his or her weight, then “an ATV ...

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10 Do’s and Don’ts Planning a Disney Vacation

My wife and I had always planned on taking our first Walt Disney World trip this year so when the New Year ball dropped and 2019 began, we decided to finally schedule our first trip to Walt Disney World. My wife had never been, and the last time I visited was during Walt Disney World was 2011, so we knew we’d need some help with planning. A friend of mine had just taken her first family trip to Walt Disney ...

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FASTPASS Tickets Disney World

What are FASTPASS tickets?

First introduced at Disney World in July of 1999, FASTPASS is similar to making a reservation to ride an attraction and reduce your time standing in line. You place your park admission in the FASTPASS machine and receive a ticket that grants you access to the much shorter FASTPASS line.

FASTPASS is a huge hit with park guests. Savvy users of the system find that they can free up to 2 to ...

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Trip Planning Walt Disney World

My wife and I had always planned on taking our first Walt Disney World trip this year so when the New Year ball dropped and 2019 began, we decided to finally schedule our first trip to Walt Disney World. My wife had never been, and the last time I visited was during Walt Disney World was 2011, so we knew we’d need some help with planning. A friend of mine had just taken her first family trip to Walt Disney ...

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