Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Some Helpful Planning Tips

Before arriving:Book dining 60 days in advance- great way to celebrate your 2 month mark.Have kids get involved with saving- cans, bottles, selling cookies, working around the neighborhood.  Then put some of the money on Disney gift cards for them to spend when they arrive!  You can also use the cards to show them they are going!  Walgreens has gift cards you can choose the amount to put on them.  Sam's Club has $100 gift cards with a bonus $10 Disney Store gift card for under … [Read more...]





Eating Table Service in the Parks vs at the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 2

There are many variables that affect whether table service meals are better in the parks or the resorts. Last time I looked at specialty dining such as character meals, signature dining, buffets, and unique and entertaining restaurants. Today, let’s evaluate table service meals by looking at the convenience factor and the time of day you’ll be eating, shall we? Convenience Transportation. Walt Disney World’s most common form of transportation, buses, connects resorts to theme parks, water … [Read more...]





Eating Table Service in the Parks vs the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 1

This topic stumped me for a while since it clearly falls into the category of it depends. It’s always tough to make recommendations on matters of personal preference since a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work. Even if the same approach doesn’t work for everyone, do some options have a slight edge over others for a majority of visitors? I endeavored to find out.In trying to answer whether eating at table service restaurants in the parks or the resorts wins out, I decided to break … [Read more...]





Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks – Lanyards

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 When doing the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, purchase a lanyard to wear. Just attach a clear pouch, if it doesn't come with one you can get a pack of them at any office supply store for a few dollars. This way you can put your drivers license on one side (to show them when purchasing alcohol) and a form of payment on the other. I've found that it's easy to pay with your Keys to the Kingdom (if you are staying on property) or to purchase one of the special edition … [Read more...]





Disney World Tips and Tricks: GoGo Squeez – A Park Must Have!

GoGo SqueeZ

My son and I frequently visit Walt Disney World.  As a frequent visitor, I am always looking to save money for our vacations to Disney as well as ways to save money while actually ON the vacation in Disney.  One way I always try to save is by bringing foods with me to the theme parks.  I often bring breakfast and lunch foods.In packing the foods to take with us on vacation, it is often a challenge to find foods that are both health and easy to pack.  For instance, I would love to pack … [Read more...]