10 Money Saving Tips for your next Disney World Vacation

Want to take the kids to the Disney World, but money a little tight? With this economy who's budget isn't tight...With a little planning it can be done: here are ten ways to save on your next Disney World Vacation.Stay at a Disney Value Resort Hotels - While on property you still get all the extra's as someone staying at the larger resorts. Such as Disney Transportation, extra magic hours, Disney Dining Plan, and much more. The rooms might be a little smaller but your just there to sleep … [Read more...]


Saving on Souvenirs at Walt Disney World

For many of us the trips we plan to Disney are about making memories, family time and good old-fashioned fun.  For our kids it's about all that...and the souvenirs.  Let's face it Disney is pretty good at tempting us adults too!  They have exclusive Park Only merchandise and the cutest little sweatshirts, stuffed toys, trading pins...OH MY!  I could go on and on.  They have not been in business for this long without knowing how to merchandise.  Here are a few tips to keep your wallet happy as … [Read more...]


Save money on your next Disney World Vacation with these 10 tips

Want to take the kids to the Walt Disney World Resort, but don't want to break the bank? With a little planning it can be done: here are ten ways to save on your next Disney World Vacation.Stay at a Disney Value Resort - While on property you still get all the extra's as someone staying at the larger resorts. Such as Disney Transportation, extra magic hours, Disney meal plans, and much more. The rooms might be a little smaller but your just there to sleep right? Stay at a resort or … [Read more...]


Disney World Dining on a Budget – Tips & Tricks to Save Money

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Not everyone out there can always afford to get the mack daddy Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, especially with so many people waiting for Free Dining Deals to come out. It would be safe to say that many people are on a budget. With our economy still struggling everyone is learning to maximize what they have.With that in mind I have compiled a list of Tips & Tricks I have learned over the years visiting Walt Disney World to help you save money. … [Read more...]


Disney World Vacation Souvenirs for the Budget Conscious

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Anyone who has ever tried to plan a Disney vacation on a budget probably knows this scenario: you spent weeks, maybe months looking at every aspect of your trip to see where you can save money. You have compared accommodation options, looked at Disney promotions to see what is the best deal for you, planned your meals with the precision of a general going into battle, scoured the internet looking for the lowest airfare, and maybe even purchased discounted Disney park tickets.In short, you … [Read more...]


SAVE money by renting a house at Walt Disney World

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In my family we have four people. Two of them are under ten and don’t take up that much room. They’re past the age where they need five-hundred supplies just to survive, so as long as I stick to my PERFECT PACKING LIST our family unit meets the requirements to stay in just about any room at Walt Disney World. However, I always seem to feel crowded in my resort room!!If I had baby #3 (which is NOT in the plan for me by the way) that means my options would become much more limited. You see, … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – Affordable Disney Pin Collecting Tricks

There are a number of things to keep track of when it comes to spending on your Disney vacation: accommodations, travel, food and park tickets are the 4 biggies and the ones that have the most written about them. But souvenirs often become the biggest budget buster, as many of us don’t really “plan” what we are going to buy until we get there….and then emotions take over, which is a sure sign of spending more than you want to! We’ve all been there, and it’s pretty frustrating, after having … [Read more...]


Disney Vacation Souvenirs for the Budget Conscious

Anyone who has ever tried to plan a Disney vacation on a budget probably knows this scenario: you spent weeks, maybe months looking at every aspect of your trip to see where you can save money. You have compared accommodation options, looked at Disney promotions to see what is the best deal for you, planned your meals with the precision of a general going into battle, scoured the internet looking for the lowest airfare, and maybe even purchased discounted Disney park tickets.In short, you … [Read more...]


Chip and Co Featured Partner – The Affordable Mouse

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The website and blog that I founded in 2009 is The Affordable Mouse, and it was born as a response to a comment that I hear ALL the time: “I would love to go to Disney World, but I can't afford it”. It’s what most people think…and it “can” be true…..but it doesn’t “have” to be. In fact, a Disney vacation can actually be affordable to most people, with some planning, tools, and information. So I began The Affordable Mouse as a way to share ways to help others make their dreams of a Disney … [Read more...]


5 Tips for Affordable Disney Pin Collecting

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There are a number of things to keep track of when it comes to spending on your Disney vacation: accommodations, travel, food and park tickets are the 4 biggies and the ones that have the most written about them. But souvenirs often become the biggest budget buster, as many of us don’t really “plan” what we are going to buy until we get there….and then emotions take over, which is a sure sign of spending more than you want to! We’ve all been there, and it’s pretty frustrating, after having … [Read more...]