NEW Downloads – Walt Disney World Park Maps

Walt Disney World Property Map


If any of you are like me, you like to have a general plan of how you are going to work your way through the parks before you even get there so you don’t waste time walking around in circles. Unfortunately, Disney stopped mailing out the customize-able maps at the end of 2014, but here are some you can download and print. (Please note that the images DO NOT represent the complete map.)

Magic Kingdom 2015

Magic Kingdom 2015 PDF






Epcot Center 2015

Epcot Center 2015 PDF








Hollywood Studios 2015

Hollywood Studios 2015 PDF









Animal Kingdom 2015

Animal Kingdom 2015 PDF







Blizzard Beach 2013

Blizzard Beach 2013 PDF






Typhoon Lagoon 2013


Typhoon Lagoon 2013 PDF

NEW Download – Epcot Passport Book

Many people think there isn’t anything for kids to do at Epcot Center in the World Showcase. Reality couldn’t be farther from the truth! There are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy along with live entertainment that is specific to each country. I made this fun passport book for my son to use for getting stamps at each of the Epcot countries in World Showcase, and it came out so nicely that I made up instructions and decided to share it here!

Epcot Passport to the World


Epcot Passport Book

Free Things to Do at Disney World Part 1

Free Things to Do at Disney WorldIs Disney World expensive?

You bet your butt it is! But there are so many things you can do that don’t cost a penny once you are actually there. So, don’t go and try to get your unwilling kid to climb aboard that pony for $8 quite yet…because this is Part 1 of a much longer series that will include tons of things you can enjoy at absolutely no cost once you arrive at Disney World.

1. Performances

This one is great because you don’t even have to set foot in the parks to enjoy the live performances at Disney’s BoardWalk. Very often, you can see jugglers, comedians, jazz ensembles, or even fire-eaters!

2. Watch Animals

Head over to Animal Kingdom Lodge, and you can walk around outside and watch the amazing animals! There aren’t as many as there are at Animal Kingdom itself, but it is still very enjoyable and there are Cast Members nearby who are ready and willing to tell you all about the animals. If you happen to be a guest at Animal Kingdom Lodge, you have access to a special evening viewing.

3. Create a Journal

A fun activity for any age can be creating a journal as a keepsake of your trip! Write down specific memories you don’t ever want to forget – a special meal, your favorite attraction, a magical moment with a character, etc. Even just a single sheet of paper can be trimmed and added to a scrapbook for years of future enjoyment!

4. Search for Hidden Mickeys

A lot of people are aware of Hidden Mickeys. But, did you know that there are books and websites dedicated solely to these fun little finds? Take a picture and jot down where you spotted one and search online to see if you found one not mentioned on the popular sites. Pictures are another nice addition to your Journal, too!

5. Free Snack Samples

The Main Street Confectionery hands out free samples every day! Cotton candy is a common sample.

6. Create a Family Tradition

Find a lovely spot that isn’t a “typical” photo op place (like in front of Cinderella’s Castle) and have fun coming up with a not-so-common or silly pose for a picture. You can duplicate the pose on future family outings and vacations and even duplicate it in other Disney parks!

7. Watch a Movie

Some of the resorts on Disney property offer movies under the stars for free!

8. Roast Marshmallows

Some resorts even offer campfires at night with marshmallow roasting!

9. Play with Legos

There are bins full of Legos in front of the Lego Store at DownTown Disney – play away!

10. Take a Guided Tour

Select resorts at Walt Disney World offer complementary guided tours! Wonders of the Lodge is a 1-hour tour of Wilderness Lodge, and Animal Kingdom Lodge has three different tours.


That’s all for now, but be sure to keep checking back because this will be an ongoing series featuring free (or close to free) activities you can enjoy with your family.


NEW Download – Blank Planning Itinerary

One thing that is VERY handy to have on a family vacation is an easy-to-read itinerary. This blank, fill-in-the-blanks itinerary is great for an at-a-glance schedule to follow, although you may want to also have a more detailed version with routes to take between parks, etc.

itineraryshotBlank Itinerary

As usual, you can fill this out after downloading it, then print it, or you can just print it and fill it in by hand.