About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh and I'm a lifelong Disney fanatic. From my first trip to Disney World as a kid (in the late '80s) up to the present day, Disney continues to fascinate and inspire me like nowhere else on Earth. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to write for MagicGuides.com and to share my love of Disney's theme parks, restaurants, and hotels. I hope my articles will help you get the most out of your Disney World experience so that your vacation is memorable and magical!

Can you Bring Food into Disney World?

We're always on the lookout for money-savings hacks. When it comes to dining at Disney, we have a great recommendation. Disney World allows its guests to bring their own food and/or nonalcoholic beverages into the parks.  Let's take a closer look at Disney's policy on outside food and why guests should consider bringing their [...]

By |2020-11-13T16:16:27+00:00November 12th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Magic Bands Free?

Anyone staying at Disney World property receives a complimentary MagicBand, but this policy is about to change. Starting January 1, 2021, MagicBands are no longer free for Disney Resort hotel guests. However, anyone can still purchase a MagicBand online or at participating retail locations. Let's take a closer look at this policy change. What [...]

By |2020-11-13T12:38:48+00:00November 9th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Get Groceries at Disney World

There are tons of ways to save money at Disney World. One strategy is to skip the restaurants and have groceries delivered right to your Disney hotel room.  It's a convenient and affordable way to get snacks, beverages, prepared foods, and other grocery store items (and even more convenient during pandemics!). Below we discuss [...]

By |2020-11-11T18:33:32+00:00November 5th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Plan a School Trip to Disney World

Disney World is the perfect destination for school trips. Yes, everyone loves the rides, restaurants, and resorts, but school groups can also participate in Disney-sponsored arts and science workshops held right in the park.  So whether it's an educational field trip, a high school band trip, or just a fun senior class trip, Disney [...]

By |2020-11-16T14:12:48+00:00November 2nd, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Universal Orlando Transportation Guide

Transportation at Universal Orlando Resort is easy to figure out. From the airport, guests can take Universal's SuperStar Shuttle to their on-site hotel. Once at the resort, Universal Orlando hotel guests will receive complimentary bus and water taxi transportation to and from CityWalk (next to the theme parks).  Let's take a closer looker look [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:13:29+00:00October 26th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Much Do Wands Cost At Universal Studios Orlando?

Magical wands are an essential part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter experience. Traditional wands and interactive wands are available for purchase at several Universal Orlando retail locations. As of 2020, the cost of a standard wand is $49 and the cost of an interactive wand is $55.  Let's take a closer look [...]

By |2020-10-27T12:49:59+00:00October 22nd, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disney World Resort Reservations Available for All of 2021

We have some great news for you early birds. Guests are now allowed to book their Disney resort reservations for all of 2021. This includes the 2021 holiday season AND the highly anticipated 50th-anniversary celebration. Up until this announcement, we could only make our reservations through September 26, 2021. Now reservations can be made [...]

By |2020-10-19T14:58:04+00:00October 19th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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