10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

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As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [Read more...]


Should I bring my baby to Disney World?

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Walt Disney had the vision that those of all ages could come to the Disney Parks and enjoy themselves – but does that vision include newborns and infants? I just had a baby in October, and I have gotten mixed reviews – so I decided to do some research on the question I am sure many of you have asked yourselves when planning your next family trip: “Should I bring my baby to Disney World?”The Pros: Bringing a little one can have its benefits – read on for some things to consider:Making … [Read more...]


Best Quick Service Restaurants: Disney Parks Edition

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With so many choices in each Disney World park for Quick Service, it's hard to know where to go. I like to go to certain ones that I KNOW are good instead of just opt for the nearest place with a menu.I have tried almost all of the Quick Service spots in the Parks, and this list is strictly my opinion (and my children's, because if they're happy I'm happy, right?!) I'm going to leave Be Our Guest off the list because it's not a quick-serve  since it requires a reservation. This list also … [Read more...]


What Comes Free (and What Doesn’t) With a Disney Cruise

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When planning a Disney Cruise it's smart to know what to budget for, and what not to worry about. I have compiled a list of the complimentary things on board your cruise and what will cost you extra. If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact me at the email below!What Comes Free: 1. Meals- All your family dining is free aboard a Disney Cruise. Go ahead and order than appetizer and dessert ...it's free! Ordering room service is also free as long as it's not … [Read more...]


Top 5 Tips for First Time Disney Flyers

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Flying to Disney for the first time, especially with children can be a little daunting. This list of tips for first-timers will help you get everything in order before, during and after your flight. Print out this list so you can check things off as you go!Step 1: Book a FlightUse a Travel Magician like my friends and I at World of Magic Travel to find you the lowest fares and best times Let your agent know where you prefer to sit (window/aisle/front) Save time and confusion by … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disney World Non-Ride Experiences

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Although the rides are so fun and unique at Walt Disney World, there are many other magical things to do! Think outside the lines.... the ride lines that is!  Everyone needs a change of pace from waiting in line, and at Disney there is excitement all around you!Here are 10 non-ride experiences that I enjoy at Disney World:10. Meeting Characters-  an essential part of a Disney trip is getting a photo and autograph from your favorite characters and Princesses.  Collect autographs on … [Read more...]


Disney Cruise vs. Disney World: The Advantages of Each

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Disney offers so many great vacations now that it's hard to decide what type you should go on next! A Disney Cruise and a trip to Walt Disney World are two very different types of vacations. I hope this list of  advantages of each will help you decide what to do on your next Disney trip.Advantages of a Disney Cruise over Disney World:Price – Increases in ticket prices, resort room rates, and food costs steer some people toward an all-inclusive Disney Cruise. Depending on the month you … [Read more...]


Disney California Adventure opening New Smokejumpers Grill

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The recent expansion at Disney California Adventure Park brings us several new areas to explore.  Part of the Grizzly Peak Expansion, the New Smokejumpers Grill is just one of the new additions.  Opening on March 20, 2015, the Smokejumper's Grill is a quick-service eatery, that is inspired by the brave men and women who battle fires in our California forests.  Full of delicious burgers and sandwiches, the New Smokejumpers Grill will be our lunch spot on our next visit.  Grizzly Peak … [Read more...]


How Can I Afford a Disney Trip with These Price Increases?

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Don't let the Disney Park ticket increases get you down! There can still be a Disney Vacation in your future! I know, it stinks that they raised the ticket price a few bucks, but it won't stop me from going! Here are a few tips to make your Disney vacation more affordable:1. Research- Check out the ticket price chart below. The first day in Magic Kingdom is $105, and each day after that, the price decreases  each consecutive day and by the 10th day you are only paying $2.95 per ticket! You … [Read more...]


Top 5 Cruises with Children in 2015: East Coast Edition

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Cruises are becoming the hottest new vacation choice among families with children. With waterslides, childrens centers, and family-friendly shore excursions, cruising is a great all-inclusive way to show your children the world! As a Mom of three, I know what keeps children happy, and these 5 cruises meet the standard!1. Disney Cruise Lines-  Of course, the best in land based vacations, Disney, takes the number one spot on my list.  Disney's east coast ships port from Cape Canaveral and … [Read more...]