Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store

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Did you know you can Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store? Yep, you read that right, the Dollar Store! There are so many useful items that you can pick up here before your trip to save yourself time, money, and stress later on.Here are my top suggestions:Small Toys, Puzzles, and Games: I think it’s great to stock up on small toys and games before your trip. Things like coloring books, mazes, or action figures can be a lifesaver on plane or car trips for … [Read more...]


7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation

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After all the planning that goes into a Disney vacation, after all the days of waiting to arrive, after all the hours of dreaming of your Disney adventure, the actual trip itself can be quite stressful if you don’t have a plan to stay sane. Vacations should be fun, exciting, and relaxing. To ensure you don’t lose your cool on your Disney vacation, here are my 7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation. Have a Plan While it is always fun to see where the day takes you, wander through the parks … [Read more...]


Top 5 Walt Disney World Money-Saving Vacation Tips

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For many, a dream vacation, or a favorite trip "home" means a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you feel that this kind of trip is just out of financial reach, you are not alone. But there are ways to save money, and make the dream a reality. Here are five tips that might help:1. Do Your Research (or work with a Travel Agent) to Find the Best DealsDisney can be expensive, there's no doubt about that, but they do offer discounts, deals, and promotions at various times of … [Read more...]


Disney Dining Quick Tip – Split Dessert to Save Money

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Being a fan of the desserts at Disney and also at saving money I came up with a great way to indulge in both while at the parks... I hope you like today's Disney Dining Quick Tip which teaches us how to split desserts to save money while at Disney!There are so many tempting treats and delectable goodies throughout Disney. I budget a good chunk of my money (and yearly calories) to sampling as many as I can throughout the parks. A great way to save money (and some of those calories) is to … [Read more...]


Disney’s All Star Sports Resort hits it out of the park

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It’s no secret that I love getting a good deal and I am always hunting for a bargain, especially when it comes to Disney! On my most recent trip to WDW I stayed at the All Star Sports resort and found not only a great value, but a great themed resort as well. Here is why I think All Star Sports should be included in your resort roster.Theming: This resort is a must-stay for any Disney sports fan! Larger than life icons really make you feel a part of the game. Giant football helmets, tennis … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Save Money on Food at Walt Disney World

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I am a foodie in my everyday life, but when I am at Walt Disney World, I really let my foodie flag fly high. I know how expensive eating at Disney can be and I've honed my skills so that I can save money where I can in order to splurge in other areas. Here are my top five tips for saving money on food at Walt Disney World.1. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle - water bottle that is. Buying water bottle after water bottle is really expensive in the parks, not to mention environmentally unfriendly. … [Read more...]


Do you tip Mousekeeping while you are at Walt Disney World?

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Tipping is an important part of my Walt Disney World budget planning. I budget for Mousekeeping, bell service, and food servers at all my favorite table service restaurants. Each day, I leave a special Mousekeeping envelope with a few dollars inside when we leave  for the day, and I have been blessed with awesome mousekeeping staff when I have traveled.Now, making towel animals is not a prerequisite for landing a job with the Disney mousekeeping department, but I wanted to share the … [Read more...]


Tips for Saving Money off food at the Magic Kingdom

Most of us have a budget but Disney World can be a budget buster. My daughter and I have annual passes so we go as often as we can. Over the past few years I have learned a lot of money saving tips. Hopefully some of these can help you.A huge one for me is getting a free cup of ice water in any quick service location that has a soda fountain. If the taste of the water bothers you then you can bring along some of those little flavored packets or Chip uses Mio. There are few locations that … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – Planning your Disney World Budget

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There are very few people who visit Walt Disney World without having to carefully plan and budget their available funds. I use a very measured and logical (at least to me) approach for budgeting each of our visits. First - I always try to start early enough so I can plan how much money we can put aside on a monthly basis to meet our needs. We go often enough and have enough separation between visits so that we now have a permanent savings plan that covers all of our requirements.Once you … [Read more...]


BYOPD Bring Your Own Pixie Dust: A Quick Tip to Creating Your Own Magic

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Are you looking for a way to make your vacation extra-magical? Disney does great at sprinkling unexpected pixie dust, but what if you want to create your own? One perfect way I have found is by leaving trinkets out for the family to find when returning to the room for a mid-day break.Not to worry, I have found some very budget friendly ways to accomplish this, even with my family of five.Disney themed wrapped candy bars or candy bags. Trinkets from Target's Dollar Spot or Dollar … [Read more...]