Top Ways to Save Money at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland is known as "the happiest place on earth" and is a top destination for most families. It can also be a very expensive place. But, if you plan ahead and try some of these tips for saving money, you'll be able to enjoy your trip without putting a huge dent in your wallet!Make an autograph book. Autograph books are a must have for many families visiting Disneyland. These books can cost up to $30 depending on where you purchase them and what options they come with. Making one … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Dining Reservations And How To Book Them For Your Family

When you have the Disney Dining Plan at Walt Disney World many times you want a certain reservation!  Many of these reservations are very difficult to come by.  Let's take a look at some of the hardest reservations to get and talk about how we can get them for you and  your family!5.  Chef Mickey's at The Contemporary Resort:  This beloved restaurant is one that families adore!  Here you have the opportunity to dine with none other then, the Big Cheese himself, Mickey Mouse!  This is an … [Read more...]

Top 10 Hands-On Experiences for Kids at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offers rides and experiences like no other place on the planet. The beauty of taking your children to the parks is that in addition to the rides, Disney Imagineers really understand that kids like to touch things and get involved. From the littlest kids to even a pre-teen, there is a variety of hands-on experiences for your family to partake in…you just have to know where to look!Here are my Top 10 Hands-On Experiences for Kids at Walt Disney World!Enchanted Tales with … [Read more...]

Top 5 Attractions that I Hope Never Close at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is going to be experiencing some serious changes over the next few years. With a ton of attractions closing, rumored expansions, and a confirmed name change, the park stands to take on a whole new identity. I do agree that the park could use a little TLC, but there are a few attractions that I hope never close at Hollywood Studios.The Great Movie Ride: The glitz, glam, and romance of the movies, all rolled up into one attraction! The Great Movie Ride takes guests through … [Read more...]

Top 5 Gift Shops at Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World isn’t just parks and resorts! If you haven’t spent some quality time shopping at Downtown Disney (soon to be renamed “Disney Springs”) you’re missing out. With 58 stores, restaurants that serve up quick service, sit down meals and desserts you’ll always have something to do. Plus it’s all rapidly expanding to offer even more places to shop. Set aside some time to browse the area, especially my Top 5 Favorite Shops!World of Disney- If this wasn’t my favorite I know you’d … [Read more...]

Top 5 Attractions that I Hope Never Close at Epcot

With all the changes coming to Walt Disney World in the next few years, there are some attractions that I hope do not change.Here are my top 5 attractions that I hope never close at Epcot.Ellen’s Energy Adventure: Many would call this attraction outdated, but I thoroughly enjoy the wit and humor of this show. Going back in time with Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy – who could refuse an opportunity like that? I agree that this attraction could use a bit of updating, but I … [Read more...]

Unique Breakfast Items You Must Try at Walt Disney World

Start your day off right with a breakfast that is not only delicious and filling, but one unique enough to post on Instagram. My last Disney foodie article was about my Disney Dining Bucket List for table service restaurants. Check out these one-of-a-kind items you must try while at Disney:Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone – BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese in a hand-formed maple waffle cone makes this a BoardWalk breakfast not to … [Read more...]

Top 5 Disney Buffets For Adult Diners

The Dining Choices at Disney World are abundant – so abundant that choosing which ones you’ll dine at can be really difficult. But if you’re traveling as a couple/all adult party to WDW, then you’re in luck – because while WDW may seem to be a family’s paradise (which it is), it is actually geared towards those of all ages, and they really do have something for everyone. If you love buffets, but aren’t sure about dining with characters or tons of families with (sometimes loud and rambunctious) … [Read more...]

10 Disney Parks Shopping Splurges

When I go to Walt Disney World I budget with the intent to buy plenty of merchandise on each visit. However, there is an elite level of souvenir that I usually don’t allow myself to buy. As a NorthEasterner I can’t visit as often as I’d like so I always stock up while I’m visiting. I try to keep individual “big ticket” items under $100 each so my “splurges” may be more or less than yours! What are your spending limits when you visit? How do you decide what to buy and what to leave behind? Here … [Read more...]

10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [Read more...]