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    Disney Vacation Club.

    An honest take on real-world DVC experiences from real-world families. No sales pitch, no glossy brochures.

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    Discover Disney Magic.

    Walt truly wanted families to discover magic for themselves, from the grandiose to the smallest details.

    You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

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    Have a magical vacation at the Magic Kingdom

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Disney DVC Family Travel

DVC – Researching is half the fun!

In this day and age of blogging, Disney travel planning websites and podcasts; one of my favourite research tools has become YouTube.  This a  great resource for all those who are on the fence about purchasing DVC and would like to have a clearer picture about what the resorts and room types look like; or […]


by sirthomas • October 20, 2016
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Vegas

Planning a First Trip away from the Kids

Vegas baby! I’ll admit to it – I’m an overprotective parent.  Like most people, my family is the most important thing in the world to me.  I want my kids to feel safe, and want them to be able to ‘be’ kids for as long as they can.  This might explain my new found love [...]
by Sandy • October 19, 2016
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Disney World Magic Kingdom

Why the Pirates League was awesome, especially with friends!

On our 2014 trip, one of the surprises for the boys was a tip to The Pirates League for a Pirate Makeover! The Pirates League is located in Adventure Land in the Magic Kingdom, right next door to the Pirates of the Carribbean Attraction and accepts reservations 180 days out just like Table Service Dining. […]


by Sandy • September 22, 2016
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Disney Disney World

Pirates & Cowboys Themed Day

On our last trip to WDW in December of 2015, we tried to include a few ‘themed’ days as part of our touring plans.  We scheduled a Knights & Princesses Day, A Jedi Day, and a Pirates & Cowboys Day.   One of the lovely aspects of a WDW vacation, is that it lends itself to […]


by Sandy • September 10, 2016
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Disney Disney World Family Travel

My first Disney Experience at age 29

When my sister first suggested that my husband and I, age 29 and newly married, plan to travel to Disney with them this year before Christmas, we jumped on the opportunity to spend some extra quality time with our nephew (age 6) and our niece (age 4). Patrick and I haven’t taken “the plunge” yet […]


by Barb • September 5, 2016
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Disney World Family Travel

How using a stroller saved our trip to Walt Disney World

On our last trip to Walt Disney World in December 2015, we were debating whether or not to rent a double stroller. Our kids were 6 and 4 at the time, and had stopped using a stroller eons ago. Our daughter actually refused to sit in the stroller on our previous trip (January 2014) when she […]


by Sandy • September 1, 2016

  • "Sandy's passion for all-things Disney is contagious ... it's starting to rub-off on our family too."
    — Julie L, mum of 2 boys (5 & 7)
  • "I was blown away by how well Sandy organized our trip. She knew exactly how to maximize my first visit and now I'm hooked!  Thank-you Sandy"
    — Barbara S
More than just DVC

To love DVC. To explore if DVC is right for your family. To find magic in all your family vacations – not just the Disney ones. This is what we hope to achieve with our site, DiscoveringDVC / DiscoveringDisney. The world of Disney magic is vast – let us be your go-to guide and let’s discover magic together.

But there’s is far more than just Disney out there for families, so, our posts aren’t limited to Disney and the DVC … we’ll cover a range of related topics from our family’s experiences and those of our special contributors.

Disney Vacation Club
Disney Factoids
Family Fun
Other Amusement Parks