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How to Beat the 2018 Disney Ticket Price Increases

When Walt Disney World first opened in 1971, it cost $3.50 to go and enjoy the park. The first price increase to $3.75 came just a few months later, and by 1975 prices had increased to $6.00 for general admission. Right out of the gate, Walt Disney World and Disneyland set a precedent of raising prices most years (sometimes three times in one year!), and this year will be no exception for the annual increases. In 2017 a peak season one-day…

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Save Tens of Thousands of Miles by Checking Airline Partners

A few weeks ago I got the idea of skipping throwing a regular birthday party for my youngest daughter this year and instead heading with her to Disney this summer to celebrate her third birthday doing her favorite things…dressing up and being surrounded by princesses! As long as the Disney part of the trip starts before she turns three years old, she is free for the duration of the trip since “no one ages at Disney” and children don’t require…

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Celebrating a Third Birthday at Disney World for Free

These days throwing kid birthday parties often costs hundreds of dollars even if you don’t go overboard. However, did you know that as long as the trip starts while your little one is still two years old, you can celebrate a third birthday at Disney for free? Imagine rides, princesses, characters, and more instead of ordering invitations, coming up with themes, and cleaning up after countless preschoolers at home…

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Interesting Way to Save Money on a Disney Cruise

You can save money on a Disney cruise, or really any cruise, by taking the journey when the ship is repositioning from one port to another. In some cases, the savings can be more than 50% or more off other similar cruises by simply by looking for the times when the ship is repositioning. Here’s an example of how to drop your daily per person day average cost from over $300 to $127 on a Disney cruise…

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Four Perfect Disney Gifts for a Mickey Loving Family

While we do of course give (too many?) gifts to our girls and others around the holiday, I think most of us have more than enough stuff, so giving experiences instead of things is often my favorite type of gift. However, you can’t always gift someone a trip to Disney World, but sometimes you can take a hybrid approach and give things that will make experiences you know they are going to have even a little more fun or special.…

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Save on Disney World Tickets With New Undercover Tourist Amex Offer

Everyone I know who goes to Disney World wants to learn how to save a few dollars along the way since Disney is a pricey trip pretty much no matter what you do. Thankfully, saving a few dollars on Disney World tickets is pretty easy thanks to Undercover Tourist and their discounted park tickets. On top of that, American Express has been putting out an Amex Offer to add to those savings a couple of times a year, and now an opportunity to save on…

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New Disney World Minnie Vans Perfect for Families with Small Kids

I know that many of you share my desire to streamline travel logistics as much as reasonably possible, especially when young children are involved. We did that on a recent trip to Disney World by staying on the monorail at the Polynesian to really make transitions to and from the resort for naptimes as easy as possible, but a new option is coming to Disney World that will sometimes be even better than the monorail!   At the recent D23 EXPO,…

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Surviving the Heat on a Summer Trip to Disney World

What do you think of when you think of Walt Disney World in the middle of the summer? Frequent rain showers. Temperatures close to 100 degrees plus humidity. Melting Mickey ice cream. Crying kids. Overheated adults. Long lines. Short tempers. Sound fun?   When I first thought about taking my girls to Disney World in July, I thought through some of those potential realities myself. Obviously summer is a popular time of the year to visit Disney because school is out, but summer…

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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…

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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.…

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