Author Archives: Zoë Wood

Zoë Wood is a writer, web designer and avid traveler from Sydney, Australia. After her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world. Zoë is the mother of two children and has a lot of experience in traveling long distances with kids and special needs. Join Zoë as she let's you in on her tips, tricks and anecdotes from adventures with her little family of four.

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The Stories of Disneyland – What to Watch While You Wait

When you visit Disney Parks, there can be a long wait between the conception of your vacation and the experience. A few old-fashioned movie nights can help pass the time and get everyone excited for your travel plans. We are going to look at the different movies you can watch with your family to prepare […]


Tipping, Wifi and Weather – Disney Parks Around the World

You’ve been planning this trip for a long time. Flying internationally is a big deal and much more involved than just jumping in the car and heading off after school on a Friday. So how do you avoid the unfortunate surprises that trip-up foreigners in the Disney Parks? You keep reading this article. We’re about […]


Surviving Long-Haul Travel with Kids and Special Needs Families

It’s easy to let the excitement of your upcoming vacation consume your thoughts. The problem is, sometimes it leaves us overlooking the struggle of actually getting there. Hours in planes, in cars, buses or even on a boat, planning for the journey to your vacation is just as important as the vacation itself. How do we take our excitable kids and expect […]


Consider Your Environmental Impact While Inside Theme Parks

In recent months, there have been changes made all over the world in the effort to improve our collective environmental impact. In June, Australians saw the end of single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, the European Union proposed a ban on plastic cutlery and US companies felt mounting pressure to say goodbye to plastic straws. July brought […]


Top Five Rides You May Not Recover From When They Break Down

You’ve been standing in a queue for well over 40 minutes, clinging to the sporadic shade slowly shifting from the handful of surrounding trees. You watch, painfully, as group after group board the ride, feeling as though they are moving in slow motion. You restrain your outrage as the group of 10 adults ahead decide to ride single-rider […]


Top Disney Tips for Visiting the Parks With Excitable Kids or Special Needs

No matter which park you choose to spend your day in, there’s always something you come out wishing you had known beforehand. Here are my top tips for each Disney Park in the USA, where to stay when visiting and how to avoid the “red-zone” for your special needs children. California – Disneyland Resort Disneyland Park: This […]


Five Unexpected Theme Park Experiences To Prep Your Kids For

When we plan for a theme park vacation, we spend a lot of time thinking of how magical it will be. If you are sharing the planning process with your children, they are most likely seeing the experiences to come from all the best angles. So how do you save your children from a huge shock […]


How to Avoid Emotional Dysregulation at Disney

If you are headed into the Disney Parks with a family member that has special needs, there are some things you can do to prevent a breakdown and keep everything running smoothly. First of all, let’s look at some of the issues you may be dealing with and talk about some insider tips that might […]


Is Toy Story Land Worth Seeing If All You Can See Are Crowds?

The recent addition of the new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios has been a highly anticipated event, with thousands of park-goers adjusting their vacation schedules to accommodate the opening. Swinging open it’s barn doors to the public on June 30th, 2018, the crowds, and the crazies, have piled high into Hollywood Studios in […]