Walt Disney World - Jody Clair

Jody Clair is a mom of two teenagers and a travel planner from Colorado. She specializes in all things Disney, including Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, the Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and Adventures by Disney. Jody, a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, provides free travel planning services. Jody grew up close to Walt Disney World and spent so much time there it feels like home. She looks forward to sharing her Pixie Dust with you through this blog on the “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” website! Check out Jody’s website at www.jodyclair.com. Jody Clair is an independent contributor and not affiliated with “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.”


Visiting Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. You want to experience the classics, of course, but I also recommend incorporating these hidden gems into your day.
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Dining at Disney…should you buy a plan?

When you’re vacationing at Walt Disney World, you have seemingly endless options for food, beverages and dining themes. Choosing what and where to eat can be the hardest part of your trip, especially when you’re trying to please family members with different tastes.
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Disney Moderate Resorts: Stay and Play in Unique Accommodations close to the Action

With spring break approaching fast, are you thinking about making your kids’ Disney dreams come true? If so, this is the time to start planning, especially if you want to stay on property at one of the popular Disney World resorts.
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The holidays have hit Walt Disney World!

There’s a winter wonderland of lights, holiday scents are in the air, and amazing special activities are abundant! Yep! It must be the holidays at Walt Disney World — when the parks and resorts are transformed to be more magical than ever.
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Disney Value resorts: more memories for less cash

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World but think you can’t afford to stay on property, think again. Resorts in the Value category offer many creative amenities for a much lower price.
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Heading to Disney? Consider leaving the kids at home!

Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, an adults-only weekend at Disney could be just what you need.
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Disney Deluxe Resorts: Add Some Luxury And Extra Magic To Your Disney Vacation

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts and Villas can take your vacation to a whole new level, by adding a touch of luxury and even more Disney magic. You’ll notice the difference right when you walk through the door. From award-winning dining experiences to extraordinary park views to beautiful, sprawling grounds, these resorts have it all!  
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Exciting and Convenient Disney Resorts

Which resort is best for your family? There are so many exciting resorts to choose from when you travel to Disney World. In a previous blog, I told you about many of the benefits of staying on property. Once you decide to do this, how do you determine which resort is right for your family?
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Character Dining at Disney: Worth it?

Finding the right meal options at Disney parks Character meals at Disney World can be expensive, and people ask me all the time if the experience is worth the money. I say yes! But knowing how the process works and what you get out of a character meal will help you decide for yourself. First,
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There’s no crying at Disney! Save the day with food from home

Does Disney allow guests to bring their own snacks through the gate? You bet! This can be especially helpful to know if you are traveling with little children or picky eaters, or if you are on a budget. So don’t hesitate to pack a bag of fruit snacks, PB and J, crackers, juice pouches and
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