Walt Disney World Vacation Tips and Tricks VLOG!

There are SO many tips and tricks which can help you have the most magical Walt Disney World vacation possible!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family and I have spent past week in the happiest place on Earth.

It was truly magical and the memories that we made will stay with me forever. I honestly never understood people’s infatuation with Disney and now I completely do.  Take me baaaaaaack!!!

As for the books I read while I was there, I wish I had more on this to report but…

WHO HAS TIME TO READ WHILE IN DISNEY WORLD?!?

When I posted this post a few weeks ago, a few of you told me that my reading expectations were a bit unrealistic for Disney…

YOU. WERE. SO. RIGHT.

I read this book for a bit on each flight…and that was it.  It sat on my nightstand for the duration of our entire trip and I opened it exactly ZERO times.  By the time we got back to our hotel room each night, I used whatever strength I had left to brush my teeth before I fell asleep.  This has NEVER happened on a vacation before…usually I read a TON!  It felt so strange to me to take so many days off from reading and I promptly returned to my book as soon as we got home.

As for the trip itself, I have SO MANY thoughts, suggestions, and pieces of advice for you!  I forgot to discuss a few things in this video (we did another character dining meal at Tusker House, etc.) but most of the big stuff is mentioned.

I wanted to create a video to help those of you planning a trip and to answer the questions that people have messaged me.  Reading about other people’s Disney vacations was so incredibly helpful to me before we left!  I wanted to return the favor for those of you who are thinking about booking a flight to Florida (or for those of you who just love Disney and want to hear about what we did there).  We did EVERYTHING and got on the plane at the end of the week feeling completely satisfied with all of the experiences that we had.  Hands down one of the best and most memorable vacations we have ever taken.

Enjoy watching this video! Spoiler alert: I cry twice 🙂

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Books I’m Bringing On My Vacation!

Sometimes the term “type A” isn’t even enough to describe me.

I like organization.  I like being in control.  I like having a plan.

So when it comes to packing my family for a vacation….BRING.  IT.  ON.

I set up card tables weeks in advance.  I make lists and lists and lists.  I shop online, I shop in stores.  I meticulously plan what everyone will wear, anticipate what each of us will need, and carefully plan how I will organize everything into the suitcases.  When it comes to packing, I’m pretty much an expert.  If I do say so myself…

I have been like this for as long as I can remember and I love this part of me.  Exhausting?  Absolutely.  Stressed out?  Absolutely.  BUT the control lover in me simply thrives in situations like this.  My family will benefit from all of my hard work and I’ll feel proud when we are there with everything we could possibly need (and more.  Always so much more.  Still working on this…)

We are leaving for Disney World soon and we are READY!  The fake wooden card tables have been set up for weeks divided into sections by person (clothing, airplane, other).  TYPE.  A.

One thing that fits into the “other” category is my stack of books that I will be bringing along.

I recently posted a story on Instagram (Do you follow Book Coffee Happy on Instagram? Between creating posts and creating stories, I post something daily over there and would love for you to follow along on that platform as well!) about needing to return to the library because I already read 2 of the books from my vacation stack…oops.  They just looked so good!  And they totally were (this book and this book)!

So back to the library I went…and I now have a delightful stack of books to bring with me to the Happiest Place on Earth:

A perfect mix of psychological thrillers and “lighter” reads.  I started Sometimes I Lie a few months ago and never finished it…time to reread it from the beginning because I’ve heard it’s GREAT!  Then She Was Gone was recommended by a few people on the Book Coffee Happy Facebook page (a big thanks to those who recommended it to me, it sounds great!).  I have been wanting to read Dumplin’ and it’s sequel Puddin’ for months (Dumplin’ was on my list of books to read in 2019).  How to Find Love in a Book Shop is a book I’ve never even heard of but of course the title caught my eye and it sounds adorable!

**You can read more on my method of carefully selecting books to bring on my vacations here.  And no…there is NO WAY I will actually be able to read all of these books on this particular vacation (see above link for more details on this) **

My plan is to start Dumplin’ a few days before we leave and just go from there…

We can’t WAIT to meet you, Mickey Mouse!

Xo,

Jenny

Have you read any of these books?  What did you think?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below but ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

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Walt Disney World—I Need To Hear Your Tips!

In a few weeks, my family will be taking our first ever trip to Walt Disney World.  We are all SO excited!

My kids have been asking to go on this trip for years and we finally decided the timing is perfect.  My daughter is princess obsessed, my son is Mickey obsessed, and I have a feeling this trip just might be our best vacation ever. We are doing all 4 parks including 2 separate days at Magic Kingdom. CANNOT. WAIT.

The type A planner in me has been BUSY making sure we have everything we need.  2 card tables have been set up divided into sections of what to pack for each of us.  A notebook has been created broken down into sections of what to buy, what to pack, etc.  Dining reservations have been secured.  Fast passes have been booked.  Magic bands have arrived.  Matching family T shirts are ready.  We are SET.

My Disney Notebook…aka everything we need written down in one place. #typea #soorganized. Also, my son’s pull ups just so happen to be Mickey themed…perfect, lol:

And, as only a true book lover would do…I have timed my library wait list selection so that the books I want to bring with me will be all ready for me just in time to come along to Florida.  I told you…type A here 🙂  You can read more about why I bring library books with me on vacations here.

We aren’t leaving for a few more weeks but I will be doing a recap once we are home.

Magic bands have ARRIVED!

So tell me…what’s your best Disney advice?  Things to pack?  Things to know while we are there?  Best tips?

I’m all ears…mouse ears, that is 😉

Xo,

Jenny

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