Category Archive: TMSM Explains

May 28

TMSM Explains: Experiencing Pandora the World of Avatar As A Park Guest

Over the last two weeks TMSM has shared several articles with you about our experiences in the new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora The World of Avatar. Prior to yesterday all of those experiences were from during Annual Passholder previews and media events, meaning during very controlled crowd times. Yesterday I attended the first …

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May 21

TMSM Explains: The Requirements To Purchase Alcoholic Beverages At Disney Parks And On Disney Cruises

  Wether you agree with it or not, Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line all sell guests 21 and older adult beverages. Tonight we are going to explain what is required for you to buy an alcoholic beverage at the Disney Parks and on Disney Cruise Ships and what isn’t allowed when it comes to …

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May 14

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Rotational Dining

One of the things that sets Disney Cruise Line above other cruise lines is its unique rotational dining program. Regardless of which of the four Disney Cruise Line Ships you sail on, or the length of the cruise you take, you will experience rotational dining. Each of the Disney Cruise Line ships has three main public sit …

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Apr 30

TMSM Explains: The Difference Between the Kitchen Sink and Mickey’s Kitchen Sink (And Where to Get Both!)

Two desserts at Disney cause a good deal of confusion. This of course may be because they are both ice cream sundaes and share the same name “kitchen sink” but these two items are very different and tonight we are going to explain why! Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae is a newer addition to …

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Apr 23

TMSM Explains: What Is A Good Neighbor Hotel And What Are The Perks Of Staying At One

Good Neighbor Hotels are a topic that can confuse Disney travelers, for a few reasons. Sometimes people don’t understand what benefits each hotel has, other times people just don’t understand how far they are from the parks, and on other occasions Disney fans don’t realize that Good Neighbor Hotels aren’t just a Disneyland option. So tonight I …

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Apr 16

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Placeholders

One of the worst things about a Disney Resort or Disney Cruise Line vacation is having to return home when it is over. One of the positives to that sadness is Disney likes to offer you a way to return with special offers you can only book while on vacations. In the past we have “TMSM …

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Apr 09

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort

We get a lot of questions about Walt Disney World’s Shades of Green Resort (SoG) so today I wanted to take a few moments to share those questions, and their answers in hopes of helping military travelers. What is Shades of Green? Shades of Green is a Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) operated by the …

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Apr 02

TMSM Explains: Current FP+ Options and Recent Changes (Includes Pandora!)

With the additional of Pandora,  Walt Disney World has made some changes to their FastPass+ system, so tonight we wanted to take a moment to “Re-Explain” Fastpass+. With the upcoming opening of the Animal Kingdom new attractions and moving of existing character meet and greets FP+ options have changed in a few parks. Originally FP+ …

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