I was 5 when my family first traveled to Disneyland. From conquering the slopes of the Matterhorn to savoring my first chocolate-dipped ice cream Mickey, there was no question that I was hooked by Disney. Two years later, we made our way to Orlando where I discovered the wonder of not just Magic Kingdom, but Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios (now called Hollywood Studios), and EPCOT. Since that time I’ve been back to Disney World 10 additional times with an 11th trip on the horizon (not bad considering I’m from the West!) I have wanderlust for other places around the world as well but no matter what other trips I have planned, Disney World will continue to be an annual trip for as long as I can get away with it. Some may think that’s excessive or even boring to travel to the same place time and time again, but I beg to differ. Not only are my Disney trips some of the few times in my life when I can recall every member of my family being truly and fully together, but with every return trip I actually find MORE to do, keeping things fresh and exciting. Here are my top 10 tips for making the BEST Disney World vacation, ever!