ADRs: Changing Them While You’re at Disney World is as Easy as 1,2,3

If you are like many folks planning a visit to Walt Disney World, you have probably spent a great deal of time thinking about your meals: what restaurants your family will enjoy, whether you will do any character meals, what time(s) you will want to eat if you are making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs), and that doesn’t even take into consideration figuring out how much your dining will actually cost.So with all that planning, what happens if those plans change…while you are at Disney … [Read more...]

BEWARE! The Hidden Poles of Main Street USA

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My family and I began our regular visits to Walt Disney World in June, 2000. At that time, our children were 6, 9 and 14. We know our way around the Walt Disney World resort just like we know our way around our hometown. I have no problem letting my kids go to the parks without us as they know exactly how to get from park to park, park back to resort, park to any dining reservations we have, etc. So, for several years we have had some flexibility if everyone did not want to do the exact same … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – To Meal Plan or Not To Meal Plan


When planning your Disneyworld Vacation you have several options to choose from especially when making your meal plans. Everyone has their own secrets and shortcuts for saving money. Just briefly I will highlight the choices and provide you with a few money saving tips for my Disneyworld Planning 101 series.Well you have 4 schools to choose from:Pay for all your meals out of pocket in the park. This option can get quite pricey, especially if you are eating at some of the All you can … [Read more...]

Summer at Walt Disney World: How to Prepare

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Visiting Walt Disney World is a fun experience for the whole family.  However, if you are going in the summer months, there are some things that you need to prepare for.The Orlando area during the months of June, July, and August averages a high temperature of 90 degrees during June, and 92 degrees during July and August.  To the casual person, this doesn’t seem all that hot, and truth be told, it really isn’t.  However, the difference here is that the humidity in Florida can make that … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tip – Only Buy As Much Park Ticket As You Will Use

One of your largest expenses to budget for your Walt Disney World vacation is the cost of Admission Media (park tickets in English). It can be tricky and if you're not careful be overly expensive. My basic caution here is, if you are not sure you will use it don't buy it. Pricing is always subject to change so I won't discuss dollar costs just suffice it to say - not much is cheap at Disney. Let's look at each type of ticket but remember when Disney gives you a price for tickets it does not … [Read more...]