Disney World Planning – Budgeting and using Gift Cards


Hey Everyone! My countdown to Disney is currently at 197 days. That may seem like a long time, but it is not.  In terms of planning I have 17 days until I can make my advanced dining reservations. Making ADR’s is a key element in having a well organized trip. At this point in my planning I am doing a few important things. If you missed last weeks edition here it is.Budgeting. Recording Park Hours Making a rough dining reservation draftToday I am going to take you through how I … [Read more...]

What do you do on a Non-Park Day?


Have you ever spent a day of your Disney vacation without visiting the parks? Have you ever planned an entire trip to Disney without stepping foot in one of the big four theme parks? The best part about Disney is if you really wanted to you could have a fabulous vacation without the amusements involved!Here is a list of awesome things you can do at Disney without going to the parks. These are listed in no particular order, so try them all out. They are all amazing!Plan a day at Fort … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Saving Money at Quick Service Eateries for Adults


I just returned from Walt Disney World after being there for 9 days, and I wanted to make sure to tell you about something that can save you BIG on your Disney vacation… ordering off the kids menu.If you are really wanting to save some cash on your next Disney vacation then when eating quick service (aka counter service) order off of the KIDS Menu instead of the adult menu. You can read more about counter service HERE.  Let me see if I can break it down for you with an example:Pecos … [Read more...]

Top 10 Table Service Meals at the WDW Parks


Having a delicious meal at a sit-down restaurant is the perfect way to decompress after a long day of touring the Walt Disney World Parks. Luckily, you don't have to go too far to get the relaxation you deserve - WDW has plenty of table service restaurants located throughout all of the 4 Theme Parks , and here are the Top 10:1.Hollywood Brown Derby- Modeled after the original Hollywood restaurant, this spot is classy and classic . It's fun to check out all the star's charicatures on the … [Read more...]

Transportation Issues before the Disney Parks Open


Imagine with the Disney Diva  for a second: You're excited! You've discovered you can actually get in the parks before they "officially" open by making an early advanced dining reservation. You get an 8am reservation for Tusker House and are ecstatic. But then you have a strange revelation... resort buses don't start running until 1 hour before park opening. How am I going to GET to my reservation since I'm staying on property and I don't have a car??? I recently had a reader ask a question … [Read more...]