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FREE Help from a Former Disney Cast Member!

Born just 10 days before the grand opening of Walt Disney World, Magical Tours founder and former Disney cast member David Dixon (known affectionately as Disney Dave by many of his tour guests) has been either visiting or working in the Orlando theme parks for as long as he can remember.

Disney Dave

Wanting to share his vast knowledge with you, Disney Dave has put together this section of our website dedicated to helping your family enjoy the most magical vacation ever.  Here you will find tips, advice and stories from his many years of experience in the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks.

Learn to Speak "Disney"
With words like "MagicBand" and phrases like "My Disney Experience", Disney has practically invented their own language. Learning some of these terms will help make planning (and enjoying) your vacation package much easier!
My Magic+
My Magic+

Disney's MyMagic+ helps centralize all the different aspects of your Walt Disney World vacation through an online account that can be accessed through the My…

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My Disney Experience
My Disney Experience

Begin your vacation fun today with online and mobile tools that make it easy to dream, plan and share - at home and on the…

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MagicBand
MagicBand

MagicBands are secure all-in-one devices that allow you to effortlessly access the plans and vacation choices that you’ve made with My Disney Experience. They are…

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FastPass+
FastPass+

With FastPass+ it's easy to fit must-do fun into your theme park visit when you secure arrival times in advance - and you can even…

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Extra Magic Hours
Extra Magic Hours

Each day, guests who stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels have the opportunity to enjoy select attractions, in at least one of Walt Disney…

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PhotoPass
PhotoPass and Memory Maker

PhotoPass is the name of the photography service found throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. All over the place you can find professional PhotoPass photographers…

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What to Pack (...or Not Pack)
From explaining theme park rules to understanding our typical weather here in Orlando, we hope to help you better decide what to pack on your trip, and what you should leave at home.
Totally Packed Stroller
Strollers

As a tour guide, I have developed a love/hate relationship with strollers.  While they can be very useful with families who have small children who…

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Rain Gear

Many families who visit Central Florida don't realize we have a subtropical climate here.  Our rainy season, from Spring through Mid-Fall, is peppered with dry…

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