Disney Vacation Reviews, Trip Reports, and Articles

On this page you’ll find Disney vacation reviews, reports on Disney trips and experiences, restaurant reviews, and information about specific Disney theme parks and resorts. Interested in learning more about whether the Dining Plan is worth getting? Want to know more about what Disney’s new Hawaiian resort is like? Curious to see photos of Hong Kong Disneyland? You’ll find all that and more here.

September 2023 – Don and Sarah take an Adventures by Disney trip to the Canadian Rockies.

April 2023 – Don and Sarah’s trip report on Disneyland Paris.

July 2022 (updated November 2022) – Don’s trip report on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship – the Disney Wish!

May 2017 – Don and Sarah’s trip report on Pandora – The World of Avatar and other new-ish nighttime experiences at Walt Disney World.

March 2017 – Kris Borchardt’s trip report and review of Discovery Cove in Orlando.

November 2016 – Kris Borchardt’s trip report and review of Disney’s Aulani Resort on Oahu.

October 2016 – Sarah’s trip report on an Adventures by Disney trip to New York City.

September 2016 – Sarah’s trip report on hiring a VIP Tour Guide for a trip to Walt Disney World at Christmas.

January 2015 – Sarah and Don’s trip report on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando.

December 2014 – Sarah compares 3 Disney Cruise Line cruise ships: the Wonder, the Dream and the newly reimagined Magic.

February 2013 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five Walt Disney World restaurants plus a new attraction/restaurant: Be Our Guest, Landscape of Flavors, Le Cellier, Monsieur Paul and Sci-Fi Dine-In, plus Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge.

January 2013 – Summary of the opening dates and phases of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

June 2012 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five Walt Disney World restaurants: California Grill, The Wave, Bistro de Paris, Fulton’s Crab House and Narcoossee’s

May 2012 – MouseSavers.com friend Beth reports on taking a cruise on the Disney Fantasy with a baby and a 3 ½-year-old!

April 2012 – Do you need a car at Walt Disney World? Read Mary’s report on going without a car at Disney.

March 2012 – Mary Waring’s first-hand report on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship: what’s new and different? See photos and learn more!

February 2012 – Kris Borchardt’s spa review comparing the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin with the Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.

January 2012 – Mary Waring’s trip report/review of Disney’s Aulani Resort, plus a separate review of ‘Ama ‘Ama restaurant at Aulani.

November 2011 – Sarah writes about her family’s visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

June 2011 – Mike Waring tells you what to expect at Victoria & Albert’s restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

May 2011 – Mike Waring’s reviews of three restaurants at Walt Disney World: Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, House of Blues in Downtown Disney and Grand Floridian Cafe.

January 2011 – Mary Waring’s first impressions of the brand-new Disney Dream cruise ship, including a few tips & tricks!

October 2010Mike Waring’s reviews of the Epcot International Food & Wine booths at Walt Disney World this fall.

October 2010 – Mike Waring’s reviews of Walt Disney World dining: La Hacienda de San Angel in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion; Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy pavilion; Kimonos at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel; and Flying Fish Café and Kouzzina at the BoardWalk.

October 2010 – Mary Waring finally uploaded some of the photos she took at Hong Kong Disneyland in February 2008! There are photos of Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Hong Kong Disneyland Hollywood Hotel.

May 2009 – Mike Waring’s reviews restaurants in or near Walt Disney World: Sanaa in the new Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Villas, Sweet Tomatoes in Crossroads Center near Downtown Disney and Wolfgang Puck Dining Room in Downtown Disney.

December 2008 – Mary Waring’s reviews of new restaurants at Walt Disney World: Portobello, located in the Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney, and Contempo Cafe, the new “quick service” location at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

December 2008 – Mike Waring’s reviews of five restaurants in Walt Disney World: Brown Derby and ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Tutto Italia and Sunshine Seasons in Epcot and The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort — plus a few comments about T-Rex in Downtown Disney

November 2008 – Mike Waring’s reviews of the three major luaus in Orlando, at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal.

November 2008 – Mary Waring’s reviews of the Dining Plan and Tables in Wonderland program at Walt Disney World. Are they a good deal? Is one better than the other?

May 2008 – Mike Waring’s restaurant reviews of Emeril Lagasse’s Tchoup Chop at Universal Orlando, Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, plus Cici’s Pizza Buffet and Wolfgang Puck Cafe

December 2007 – Mike Waring reviews five restaurants in and near Walt Disney World: Tokyo Dining in Epcot, The Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, Tusker House at Animal Kingdom, plus Seasons 52 and Steak ‘n Shake in Orlando.

July 2007 – Sue Pisaturo of Small World Vacations reports on the Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland.

January 2007 – Mary Waring’s report on the Cinderella Castle Suite at Walt Disney World.

January 2007 – Mike Waring reviews six restaurants at Walt Disney World based on his October 2006 trip: Biergarten in Epcot, Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, Fulton’s Crab House in Downtown Disney, and Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club.

December 2006 – Mike Waring’s review of an October 2006 visit to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

June 2006 – Mike Waring reviews the Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure dinner shows in Orlando near Walt Disney World, based on his late May experiences.

March 2006 – Mike Waring reviews six restaurants at Walt Disney World based on our late January trip: Teppanyaki Dining Room in Epcot; Raglan Road at Pleasure Island; Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney; Trails End Buffet at Fort Wilderness campground; Boma, the buffet restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Rainforest Café at Animal Kingdom.

February 2006 – Mike Waring reviews the Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Arabian Nights dinner shows in Orlando near Walt Disney World, based on his late January experiences.

March 2005 – Mary Waring’s report on a visit to the ultra-exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland in California.

May 2004Mary Waring’s trip report on Tokyo Disney Resort, plus some things she loves about Japan and Mike’s Tokyo & Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Report.

April 2003 – Mike and Mary Waring report on their visit to Paris and Disneyland Paris.