Planning a Trip 2020
Author: Mark Plante | Published: September 14, 2020

Cancelled!!! Disney has announced that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been cancelled for the 2020 Holiday season due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party started at the Magic Kingdom in 1983 and this will be the first year that the Special Ticketed Event will not be held. There Will Still be […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 25, 2020

In the fifteen plus years that my family has been going to Disney World we have never had such a heart-wrenching year as this year.  For the second time this year, we have cancelled reservations to Disney World. Our first trip was planed for the week of April 15th and Covid-19 obliterated those plans, not […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 8, 2020

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 25, 2020

Universal Orlando has announced an opening date! Now the waiting game for those of us that have Disney vacations scheduled for this Summer begins.  We originally had scheduled our vacation for April, but Covid-19 took care of that.  Beginning of May it was looking as though Disney would be reopening the parks in Orlando sometime […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 30, 2020

DisneyDawgs is in the process of re-booking our 2020 Disney World Vacation and we are crossing our fingers that this one will happen. Our first attempt to get to Orlando was thwarted by the COVID-19 virus and cancelled and we thought that our last change at a family vacation was taken from us.  But, Disney […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 28, 2020

Well, it has been quite a year so far. Obviously our Disney trip that was scheduled for April 14 through April 21st was cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic that we are currently in the middle of right now. My family was quite disappointed due to the fact that this would have most-likely been our […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: March 26, 2020

THIS SUCKS!!! Sorry, but there is not other way to put it. A trip that we have been planning for almost 18 months has been wiped out. I had the unadmiral task this morning of cancelling our flights and our car rental for what was supposed to be our last family Disney trip.  My oldest […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: March 13, 2020

For the first time in the history of the parks, both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland in California and the Disney Cruise Line will be temporarily suspending operations this weekend. Due to the Coronavirus, both parks and the cruise line will suspend public operations on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Disney Springs and ALL […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 17, 2020

Here are the current stand-by times for Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  This week marks the start of the Spring/Easter vacations for school children in the United States and many other countries around the world.  

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 15, 2020

We’ve been waiting since September for this date, FASTPASS DAY!!! We have booked our FastPasses tonight and have gotten the following rides Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Slinky Dog Dash Flight of Passage Seven Dwarfs Mine Train We got really lucky to be able to get three of the four major rides (Rise of the […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 12, 2020

You have to admit that planning a trip to Disney can be quite overwhelming, and if you have small children, it can also be next to impossible.  When I took my wife and my pups to Disney for the first time, they were 2 and 4 years old.  For my wife and I to remember […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: February 10, 2020

It has been a long wait since we booked our Disney trip, but it is starting to get really close now!!!  In four days we can book our FastPasses for Walt Disney World in Orlando

Author: Mark Plante | Published: January 3, 2020

If you’ve been following the Blog regarding planning a trip for Disney World in Orlando, FL, you have seen that we have been only focusing on what you will need to do or need to have when you are in Florida.  But, what are the things that you need to do at home BEFORE you […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 23, 2019

Hi Everyone, welcome back to our Vacation Planning Blog for our 2020 Disney World Vacation. Our last post we showed how we secured airfare from Rhode Island to Orlando if you haven’t read that post, click here We have now purchased the most important part of our trip, room, tickets, and more. When we first […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 20, 2019

See our previous article Tips for First-time Disney World Visitors: Pre-Trip Planning. OK, your plane has now landed (I am assuming at Orlando International Airport), so what do you do next?  One tip is to find the restrooms when you get off of your flight because it may be a little while before you are […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 31, 2019

It took a little longer than we planned, but the first step of our 2020 Disney World trip has been completed. The first thing that we do when we are planning a trip is to secure airline tickets from Rhode Island to Orlando.  This used to be the most expensive part of the trip, not […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 21, 2019

Hi everyone.  It has been a while since I’ve posted to this blog. We are still planning on visiting Disney World in 2020 and have done some minor research for pricing.  At this point, here is where we stand… We are currently waiting until October 30, 2019 to book airline tickets, that is when Southwest […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: August 28, 2019

A major step for most visitors to Walt Disney World Resorts is booking an airline to get to Orlando. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the main hub for Disney travelers (There are Disney Gift Shops in the Terminal).  Orlando International Airport better know as MCO is the largest airport in central Florida and caters to […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: July 11, 2019

It is kind of disheartening when the very first thing I try to do in planning our 2020 trip to Orlando falls through. Let me set the stage.  We usually plan our vacations roughly six months in advance and what we do is based on the cost of airfare.  You see, we live in Rhode […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 30, 2019

Hey everyone, we are starting out a new Blog here. We are going to chronicle the steps that we go through for planning our 2019 trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida. We will go through all of the steps that we take from planning hotel rooms, airfare, Planning meals, And more. We are planning […]