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TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort 1 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 7 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: D23 The Official Disney Fan Club and The D23 Expo

TMSM Explains: D23 The Official Disney Fan Club and The D23 Expo 9 With the 2017 D23 Expo just around the corner we are preparing to hear several questions from our readers when we start to share updates. Whenever a large D23 event is around the corner we hear things like  “What is D23???” “How do I join D23?” “What is the D23 Expo? Who can go, when and where is it?” So in honor of the 2017 D23 Expo, which is being held July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Cente 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 10 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 19   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 22 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!) 24 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 25 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

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Placeholders

TMSM Explains: Disney Cruise Line Placeholders 27 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 Explained” Walt Disney World’s bounce back offer. Tonight we are going to explain Disney Cruise Line’s future cruise place Continue Reading

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort

TMSM Explains: The Shades of Green Resort 28 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 U.S. Army in support of all branches of the U.S. military and is a part of MWR. SoG is a tax-free facility. SoG Continue Reading

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

TMSM Explains: Current FP+ Options and Recent Changes (Includes Pandora!) 34 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+ opened at 12am ET at the 60-day point for resort guests and 30-day point for no Continue Reading