Category Archives: Disney World

The world’s #1 vacation destination is here in the South, y’all! Disney World is one of my favorite places and I have been vacationing there for almost 30 years. So many people ask me how to save money on a Disney vacation that I am sharing my ideas here.

How To Use Hilton Points + Money To Save Big on Hotel Stays!

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I’ve recently come to love the Hilton Honors program because you can now redeem Honors points to reduce to cost of any available hotel room thanks to their Points + Money option!

In this post, I’ll show you how to find the best deals using the Hilton app (you can’t find them on Hilton’s site) and how to use the Points + Money feature to save big on a vacation to Disney World (or anywhere else).

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Tips & Tricks for Mobile Ordering at Walt Disney World!

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Earlier this year Disney rolled out a way to pre-order your meals at select quick-service restaurants using the My Disney Experience app.

I have to admit I was skeptical – would “Mobile Order” really improve my dining experience at Walt Disney World? Or would it be more hassle than help?

Well, I tried out mobile ordering at the Magic Kingdom recently so I’ll share my experience (and some tips and tricks) with you today!

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Geyser Point Bar & Grill: Excellent Cheap Eats at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

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Wilderness Lodge has long been a dining destination for many Walt Disney World guests, thanks to the popular Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point.

Well, the food scene at Wilderness Lodge has recently gotten even better with the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill!

Geyser Point is located right on the shores of Bay Lake a short walk from the Wilderness Lodge lobby.

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The Dining Plan VS. Paying Out-Of-Pocket at Disney World!

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Compare the cost of the 2018 Disney Dining Plan (now with alcohol) to paying out of pocket for your food at #disneyworld Tips and tricks for deciding on the dining plan versus (vs) dining out-of-pocket

One way to enjoy the incredible food at Walt Disney World is to use a Disney Dining Plan. The plan changes slightly from year-to-year, but a big change is coming in 2018 – alcoholic drinks are included in all dining plans!

With a dining plan, you essentially pre-pay for a set number of meal “credits”, then choose when and where to redeem those credits throughout your vacation.

So when does it make sense to purchase one of the Disney dining plans,

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Our Plans for a Quick (And Cheap) December Trip to Walt Disney World!

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One way to visit your favorite vacation destination more often is to get your family members as obsessed with it as you are!

We get to visit Walt Disney World one more time this year, thanks to my mother-in-law’s willingness to make a short trip down for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Here’s how we are saving money on this trip.

My mother-in-law has bravely agreed to stay two nights at an off-property hotel that seems too good to be true. 

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Disney Fan Gift Guide- Everything $15 and Under!

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Are you looking for a unique gift for the Disney lover in your life? Look no further than the amazing selection of Disney-inspired items on Etsy!

Here are my picks for eight gifts any Disney fan would love, and all of them cost $15 or less!

Vintage Disney Poster

Disney fans are generally a nostalgic lot.

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Disney Dolphin Resort Review: Pros & Cons of a Non-Disney Resort on Disney Property

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Pros and cons of the Walt Disney World Dolphin, a non-Disney resort located on Disney property! There is so much to know about this unique hotel that is actually a Sheraton property. A thorough resort review of the Disney Dolphin. #disneyworld

I finally got a chance to stay at Disney’s Dolphin Resort last month and I have much to share about the experience!

The Swan and Dolphin are unique hotels at Walt Disney World because they share some of the benefits of on-property Disney resorts but not all. And that makes them very confusing when comparing them to other Disney World resorts!

Normally I would wait until the end of a post to share the pros and cons of a resort,

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Get FREE Special MagicBands When You Book Your 2018 Disney Vacation by November 15th!

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Guest Post by Siera from Destinations in Florida

Would you like to give the gift of a Disney World vacation to your family this Christmas?

Can you imagine the surprise in your children’s eyes as they find a box of beautiful MagicBands under your tree on Christmas morning? That can all be possible when you get a free quote and book your family’s 2018 Disney World vacation by November 15,

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12 Tips & Tricks For Using MagicBands at Walt Disney World!

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MagicBands are one of my favorite parts of a Disney vacation. Having my room key, credit card, park ticket, and FastPasses on my wrist makes life so much easier!

Since I am such a MagicBand lover, I have accumulated lots of tips and tricks for getting the most enjoyment (and least hassle) out of using MagicBands at Walt Disney World. Here are twelve ways to have the best possible experience with your MagicBands.

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$30 Off $100+ Hotel Stay on Orbitz (Works for Disney Resorts!)

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Here’s an easy way to save $30 on a $100+ hotel stay booked through Orbitz!

Head over to the Max Your Passion Sweepstakes site before March 31st, 2018 and enter your email address when prompted. You will be asked to enter a code, but you won’t need to because you will already have a promo code for $30 off waiting in your inbox!

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3 Ways To “Plus” Your Epcot Food & Wine Festival Experience

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For me, fall is the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World thanks to my favorite event: The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

You probably know all about the Marketplace Booths and Eat to The Beat Concerts at the festival. But how familiar are you with all the ways to “plus” your experience at Food &

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The Best & Worst of Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts

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The best and worst of the Value Resorts at Walt Disney World! Not all Value resorts are created equal, so here are my picks for the best and worst options. #familyvacation #disneyworld

I have stayed at all five of Walt Disney World’s Value resorts over the course of the last five years, and while I love the overall experience at these resorts, there are definitely some highlights and lowlights!

In this post, I’ll share my picks for the best and the worst of Disney’s Value resorts, as well as my recommendations for first-time visitors and families. If you want some information on what to expect at the Value resorts,

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Tips for Using Uber & Lyft at Walt Disney World

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Tips and tricks for using Uber and Lyft at Walt Disney World! Ride sharing is the best way to get around when Disney transportation isn't convenient.

One of the best perks of staying on Disney World property is the free transportation that Disney provides.

But sometimes Disney transportation isn’t convenient – such as when you want to go from one resort to another, or when you want to get to a theme park for an early morning breakfast reservation.

In the past, the only alternative to Disney transportation in these situations was a taxi.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epcot Food & Wine Festival!

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Fall is my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World thanks to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This is the 22nd year for the festival and it gets bigger and better every year. Here are five things you might not know about this year’s festival.

1) So Much is New At the Booths

In celebration of Epcot’s 35th anniversary, there will be a record 35 Marketplace Booths at the 2017 festival.

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How to Use DVCapp For Planning Stays at Disney Vacation Club Resorts!

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I am excited to share an amazing tool for planning a Disney World vacation with you today – DVCapp. While I have used this site for years, the recently-added features have made it my go-to resource for planning trips to Disney!

As you likely know, I am a huge fan of Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts such as Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Review: New Pools, Dining, and More

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort received a major upgrade in 2015 with a redesign of the lobby, upgrades to the pools and dining, and addition of the DVC villas and bungalows. I had the pleasure of staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this spring, and here’s my review of all that’s new at the resort!

If you are interested in a review of one of the amazing new DVC Studio Villas at the Polynesian,

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What To Expect at Disney’s Value Resorts (And What NOT To Expect)

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Disney World Value Resorts offer incredible bang for the buck, but they aren't for everyone! Here's what to expect at Disney's Value Resorts in terms of rooms, amenities, transportation, cost and more.

I’ve stayed at all five of Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts at least once, and one of them MANY times. I think they offer a fantastic  (and affordable) vacation experience for most people, but they certainly aren’t for everyone!

In this post, I’ll share what you should expect at Disney’s Value Resorts and what you won’t find there. If you are interested in my picks for the best and worst of the Value Resorts and my recommended resort for families and first-timers,

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Disney’s Polynesian Resort Studio Villa Review

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All the details on the amazing new DVC Studio Villas at the Disney's Polynesian Village Resort!

At the top of my Disney World bucket list was staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village resort, and I finally checked that off last month! In this review, I’ll share my experience staying in a Standard Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Studio Villa.

You can also check out my review of the new pools, dining and more at the Polynesian in this post!

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