Planning an Affordable Disneyworld Vacation


Many times people ask us how to plan an Affordable Disneyworld Vacation. While we try to post tips and tricks as much as we can, but we have yet to put all those various things we have learned over the years into one location.Not anymore...Nancy one of our writers and founder of "The Affordable Mouse" a website and blog dedicated to helping folks plan affordable Disney vacations. Has come up up a  full 50 Page planning guide to help assist you will all facets of your Disney World … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Taking A Break While On The Run


A visit to Walt Disney World can be exhausting. Most experienced visitors will encourage you to take a break each day by going back to your resort for a dip in the pool and a short nap. Many of you know that is not always possible because of short visit time constraints, off site lodging, or any one of countless other reasons.  We always try to take a break but are many times not successful. Cheer up, there are ways to take a break while still technically touring. My three favorites are listed … [Read more...]

Disney Simple Things

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We all love to hear about the newest E-ticket attraction. We visit numerous Internet sites dedicated to covering every step of the creation process that brings us the latest thrill ride. We share with each other thousands of pictures and ride-thru videos. Yes, we love the big Theme Park experiences!But in our mad dash to be first in line for the next Expedition Everest, are we stampeding past, and thus forgetting and missing out on, the simple things?When I first returned to … [Read more...]

Affordable Disney Souvenirs for Penny Pinchers


Among the most affordable Disney souvenirs is something that costs just over 50 cents, offers a good deal of fun involved in getting it, and can provide a great commemoration of your Disney trip……yes, that would be pressed pennies. With pressed penny machines located all over the parks and resorts, there are enough design options to satisfy the “collector” in anyone. Kids especially enjoy the process of squishing pennies and parents truly appreciate the ability to encourage their children in … [Read more...]

The 2011 Disney Dad’s Panel!


So the Disney Mom's Panel is Now Accepting Applications for 2011. Here is part of their official press releaseHave you and your family experienced Walt Disney World® Resort? Are you a self-proclaimed “go to” person on all there is to see and do? Well, if so, then we’d like to hear from you!We are currently looking for individuals to become part of the Walt Disney World® Moms Panel. These individuals will join the panel of moms starting in January of 2011. As with the current … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Upgrading your Park Tickets to An Annual Pass.

So you've already bought Magic Your Way park tickets when you decide an annual pass is a better deal.  Did you know that you can take that ticket to Guest Services and upgrade it to an annual pass? The full value of that ticket will be applied to the pass and you'll just pay the difference.  So say you bought a $200 ticket and your AP costs $489.  You'll just pay an additional $289. Your AP will be backdated to the first date of use. So say you have a 7 day ticket and you the first day you … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Surviving Your Visit In Comfort


Rather than just one quick tip, I wanted to offer suggestions of things you can do both prior to and during your visit to Walt Disney World so you will feel as good at the end of your visit as you did at the start.Begin a walking regimen at least 60 days in advance of your visit to get used to extended bouts of walking, a way of life at Walt Disney World. If you are planning on getting new footwear for your visit, get them when you start your walking regimen so you can break them in … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Where Do I Find Out…

You have decided to go to Walt Disney World fellow Oldie but you need to find information so you know when to go, where to stay, and what is happening while you are there. Fear not, there is enough information available on the internet to make your head spin all the way around several times. There is almost too much information out there but if you approach the internet logically you can find exactly what you need. I could list literally hundreds of sites but I’m going to introduce you to those … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tips for a Happy Disney Vacation with Toddlers

There is something truly amazing about taking young children to Disney. Seeing the magic through the eyes of a child who sees everything innocently and as a real magical experience, of course as long as everyone remains happy and relaxed during your trip. Nothing can ruin a magical vacation faster than a cranky child.Here are ten tips for a happy Disney Vacation with toddlers.Daily magical surprise - Leave a magical surprise out for your child to find when waking up to help set the mood … [Read more...]

Excerpt 4: Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2011)

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When most people think of Walt Disney World, they think Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle. But Disney World has grown over the years and there are now four major theme parks on property for guests to visit. This complicates matters. How do you divide your time between the parks? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Lots of factors, such as length of stay, the ages and abilities of your travel party, touring style, and even personal preferences – do you enjoy classic Disney … [Read more...]