What is a Disney Pin Code and How do you get one?


People ask me all the time what is a Disney Pin Code? The second question in that sequence is usually How do I get one? While the first question is pretty easy the 2nd one takes a little work, but here goes...A Disney Pin Code is a special discount Disney sends to you to entice you to book a Disney Vacation. Most Pin Code deals start rolling out when Disney is running a special promotion (like now). Usually the deals are better than the offers that are out there to make it hard not to want … [Read more...]

Should You Buy the Refillable Mugs at Disney World?

Green Rapid Fill Mug

My family used to wrestle with the question - should we buy the refillable mugs?  If you are on any of the Disney Dining Plans, the answer is an easy "no" because the mugs are already included in your dining package price.  For those of us who do not purchase the dining plan, then evaluating the refillable mug purchase is worth consideration.   The refillable mugs are purchased at your Disney resort and offer free refills of coffee, pop, tea, or hot chocolate.  The refillable mugs can be … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tip – Manage Your Disney Gift Cards


If you're like me, you love to save money and will go to great lengths to save a few bucks on your next Disney vacation. By now I'm sure you've heard that you can save quite a bit by purchasing Disney Gift Cards at Target using your Target Red Card Debit or Credit Card to save 5% off the cost. And if you have a Target Pharmacy Rewards certificate, you get an additional 5% off to save a total of 10% - this saved us $150 alone on our last trip. A lot of people will also do something similar at … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to bring with you to the Disney Parks


In normal life, I don't require much on a daily basis.  In the parks, I am amazingly needy!  I try to bring everything I need to the parks without overloading myself.  Remember, whatever you bring, you have to carry!Here are my Top 10 things to bring with you to the Disney Parks.Your Camera: A picture is worth a thousand words right?  There is no better way to preserve a memory than through a picture.  Posed/Staged pictures are great, but I love catching candid shots of my kids doing … [Read more...]

Guide to Walt Disney World Closing Phases


If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World parks in the next week over the Christmas and New Years holidays, then you know that it will be insanely crowded. Because of the large crowds, Disney must close the parks at some point during the day for everyone’s safety once they reach maximum capacity. The parks will close based on the phases below, so a good rule of thumb is to be at the park for rope drop. Arriving to Magic Kingdom after 10AM on Christmas Day is almost certainly going to result in … [Read more...]