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...]