Disney

Category Archives for Disney.

Is the Disney VIP Classics Tour Worth It?

Around the same time that I fell in love with the idea of taking the girls to Disney World this summer, I also learned about a relatively new VIP tour option in the Magic Kingdom that sounded perfect for our trip goals, stamina, and timeframe. If you aren’t familiar, Disney World offers a variety of special tours ranging from full blown private VIP tours that are $400 – $600 per hour with a seven hour minimum to one hour $30…

Continue Reading »

The Five Best Activities at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

When we decided to splurge this summer and stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort we did it with the full intention of not just using the room as a place to lay our heads at night. Instead, the resort itself was to play an important role in our Disney vacation. From the lava pool, to the Kiki Tikis splash play area, to the character breakfast at ‘Ohana and more, we wanted to take the time to enjoy the amenities at Disney’s Polynesian.…

Continue Reading »

Why You Shouldn’t Stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

My very first trip to Walt Disney World was as a ten year old girl with my family. We did one big family Disney trip growing up where we drove to Orlando from Texas, played at Disney and the surrounding attractions for about a week, rode absolutely everything that existed at the time, and we stayed on Disney property at the then still pretty new Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It was a grand trip, and until last week it was the…

Continue Reading »

How We Experienced More of Disney World for Less

A couple of months ago I found myself in a situation where our big summer family trip had fallen apart and I had the opportunity to plan a new relatively last minute summer adventure. Somewhat unexpectedly given how hot it is in Orlando in July, my heart fell in love with the idea of taking the girls to Disney for a few nights. Not just that, but in part because of the reality that my youngest daughter absolutely would still need…

Continue Reading »

Taking a Disney Vacation Club Tour for Extra FastPasses and Gift Cards!

Apologies to those who couldn’t care less about Disney related topics, but we are at Disney right now so I kind of have Disney on the brain, and on my shoes, and in my stomach, and pretty much everywhere else. Before our trip I knew a bit about the opportunity to take a Disney Vacation Club (timeshare) tour in exchange for a $50 Disney gift card and three additional “anytime use” FastPasses for each member of our party. I didn’t…

Continue Reading »

Come Watch Our Magical Time in the July Disney Heat!

We are currently majorly tiring ourselves out, no wait, I mean making the most of every minute at Disney World. This means I haven’t been able to post as much as normal while we are here, but I am sharing clips from our Disney Days over on InstaStory. If you want to peek at what a trip with a seven and (almost) two year old to Disney World looks like in the middle of summer, come check it out before it…

Continue Reading »

Easy Way to Save on Snacks and Drinks at Disney World

There’s a million and one posts and tips out there about how to save money at Disney World, and they are all useful to varying degrees. Heck, I’ve written plenty of posts on the topic, but now for the first time since I was a kid we are actually staying at a 100% real Disney resort as opposed to just staying nearby or at a sort-of-Disney resort like the Swan or Dolphin. While staying at a Disney resort isn’t necessarily cheap,…

Continue Reading »

The Points You Don’t Want to Use for Disney Stays

A little while back we won some nights at a fully staffed over-the-top villa in Jamaica via an online travel auction site. Then a month or so ago it all fell through, and with it so did our mid-summer family travel plans. We had won the villa at a real steal of a deal via a legit site and had gotten some friends pretty excited to travel with us. It was a true bummer when the folks who run the villa…

Continue Reading »

Final Day to Save $30 On Disney Tickets Via Amex Offer

While we are still lining up the exact trip details, we are planning to go to Disney World this summer, and I am embarrassingly over-the-moon excited about it. I didn’t even know I wanted to go there so much until I started planning! Anyway, we were able to save on our Disney World tickets by buying through Undercover Tourist using an Amex Offer for a $30 statement credit on $150+ in Undercover Tourist purchases, and I wanted to remind you of that…

Continue Reading »

Three Slightly More Affordable Disney VIP Tours and Experiences

In trying to come up with fun and kid-friendly replacement ideas for a ‘big’ summer trip that seems to be crumbling out from under us, Disney World bubbled to the top of the list. Compared to other destinations, summer flights to Orlando are pretty reasonable, and while I’m not a total Mouse Fanatic (not that there is anything wrong with that), it’s been a couple of years since we have been to Disney World, and I’m starting to get ‘the itch’.…

Continue Reading »