Can We Afford to Go to Disney World.. Again..and Again?


It happened again the other day. I heard someone say: “I would love to go on a Disney World vacation, but it’s just too expensive.”I have lost count how many times I have heard this statement, and I always feel kind of bad when I do, because I think that’s what most people think, and it prevents folks from even considering a trip to Disney World because they think they can’t afford it. The thing is a Disney vacation can actually be very affordable. There are all kinds of ways to save money. … [Read more...]

Additional Benefits for Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort


Location, location, location – With their on-property location convenient to the theme parks, the Disney hotels are a haven for guests who seek a midday swimming break – or a siesta.  For some guests, the convenience is even more specific… Many families with young children select accommodations in one of the “monorail resorts” – Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Reason: location near Magic Kingdom and … [Read more...]

Will you save $$ on the Disney Dining Plan? Do the math!


I thought this was super interesting...So one one of my most recent trips, because we were going to be there for 4 full days but only 3 nights we figured that we would forgo the dining plan and see how it all worked out money-wise if we just paid out of pocket. I had been curious about this for a while and we knew even if we did the dining plan we'd be paying for at least a day of meals out of pocket anyhow.I always save all of our receipts and I did the math... very intense math for … [Read more...]

Ten Things to Do at Disney World at Night.


And they don’t involve fireworks.Okay, sure, we all love watching Wishes and Illuminations, but that’s just part of the night. Here’s a few fun activities to enjoy once the sun goes down.Go to the Boardwalk and watch the entertainment. Go on an adults-only date at one of Disney’s top restaurants like California Grill or Yachtsman Steakhouse.  If you need a sitter, try Kids Nite Out or one of Disney’s kids clubs. Want to go all out?  Have dinner at a fancy-schmancy restaurant like … [Read more...]

Things to do while waiting in line at Walt Disney World with your Toddler


As parents we have all been here... You are at Walt Disney World waiting in line in the Florida heat with your family and little ones are restless. They are hanging on the ropes, walking away from the queue to play with something they shouldn't, or even cutting people in line just so they don't have to stand there for them must seem like forever.While we are avid Fast Pass and Touring Plans "Lines" users, and we try to goto the parks on non busy times of the year..If that even exists … [Read more...]