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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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