Category Archives: TMSM Explains

TMSM Explains: The 2017 D23 Expo

TMSM Explains: The 2017 D23 Expo 1 The D23 Expo will be taking place this week coming weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. To help you prepare for the Expo we will be sharing different D23 themed “TMSM Explains” articles throughout the week. Tonight we wanted to share some basic must know information with you! What is the D23 Expo? The D23 Expo is a biannual event hosted by the Disney Company to showcase their brands and bring fans Continue Reading

A Non-NASCAR Fans Guide To The Cars Movies

A Non-NASCAR Fans Guide To The Cars Movies 3 Over the Fourth of July weekend, my family and I celebrated the same way we have for years, by going to the NASCAR Race in Daytona. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 is always the highlight of my summer. Some of the series’ young and rising stars ran up front most of the night. You may not know them by their actual names, but you might know them by their Cars 3 names. The Cars franchise has incor Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: Upcoming ID Requirement Changes Coming To Domestic US Flights

TMSM Explains: Upcoming ID Requirement Changes Coming To Domestic US Flights 8 Recently threads have been popping up on social media with people asking about what ID they need to travel, as well as asking about REAL ID how it effects them, and sadly some really bad information about what is needed to travel has been floating around, including a very out of date information graphic. So in tonight’s TMSM explains we will be going over some upcoming changes to the acceptable IDs that can b Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: Current FP+ Options and Recent Changes To MDE As Of June 2017

TMSM Explains: Current FP+ Options and Recent Changes To MDE As Of June 2017 14 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 opening of the new Animal Kingdom attractions and the moving of existing character meet and greets FP+ options have changed in a few parks. Recent MDE Changes You May Have Missed The new “Mobile Order” counter service feature now let Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort 16 We get a lot of questions about Walt Disney World’s Shades of Green Resort (SoG), and since last week we shared information on the 2017 Armed Forces Salute Program, tonight I wanted to take a few moments to re-share 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 U.S. Army in suppor Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: Disney Parks 2017 Armed Forces Salute Program

TMSM Explains: Disney Parks 2017 Armed Forces Salute Program 22 We shared this information last year when the 2017 AFS was announced but have recently had a lot of questions about the program so I wanted to share it with you again! We get a lot of questions about Disney’s military ticket program the Armed Forces Salute (AFS) so today I wanted to take a few moments to share those questions, and their answers in hopes of helping military travelers. What is DIsney’s Armed Forc Continue Reading

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

TMSM Explains: Experiencing Pandora the World of Avatar As A Park Guest 24 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 official “Opening Day” of Pandora and wanted to share some Continue Reading

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

TMSM Explains: The Requirements To Purchase Alcoholic Beverages At Disney Parks And On Disney Cruises 33   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 adult beverages. Disney Parks To purchase an alcoholic drink in the United States you must be 21 years old or older a Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Rotational Dining

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Rotational Dining 36 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 down dinner locations, a buffet location and a walk up counter area on the pool deck and a ad Continue Reading

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

TMSM Explains: The Difference Between the Kitchen Sink and Mickey’s Kitchen Sink (And Where to Get Both!) 38 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 the Disney Parks dessert line-up, it was introduced in 2014. Unlike the gigantic Kitchen Si Continue Reading

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

TMSM Explains: What Is A Good Neighbor Hotel And What Are The Perks Of Staying At One 39 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 wanted to break down the Good Neighbor Hotel for you! What a Continue Reading