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Affordable Disney: Save on Dining by Sharing!

Going to Walt Disney World can be quite expensive between the passes and the hotel, and the food. Happily there are ways to save on your meals, and one of them is by sharing! I have found that most meals can be split easily.

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Exploring Disney: Becoming a Sorcerer

Exploring Disney: Becoming a Sorcerer

One of our favorite ways to become a part of Disney World during our visits is playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This interactive card game is one of the delightful little details of the park that somewhat flies under the radar.

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5 Marvel-ous Things to Do on Marvel Day at Sea

We recently returned from sailing with the Disney Magic, where we got to enjoy their awesome new event, Marvel Day at Sea!

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Affordable Disney: Accommodations With Value

Walt Disney World has done an excellent job of giving Guests a wide range of options from Value to Deluxe Villas. Where you will stay will depend on your budget, what you want to experience while at the hotel and which parks will you visit.

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Exploring Disney: A Fairytale Ferry

Once you've decided that you're going to visit Magic Kingdom, you've got another decision to make -- how to get there. You could grab the monorail and feel futuristic, or you could go for something a touch more quaint and old-fashioned - the ferry.

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Disney with Kids: The Time is Now

"What age should my kids be when they go to Disney?" It sounds like an easy question with an easy answer but there really is no wrong or right age to take your kids to Walt Disney World.

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Exploring Disney: Gliding Along on the Monorail

Exploring Disney: Gliding Along on the Monorail

The monorail is a treasured part of my Disney trips. It feels like a attraction itself and once I feel that glide, I know that I am home.

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Affordable Disney: The Accommodation Situation

One of the largest expenses of visiting Walt Disney World is where you will stay. Will we stay on-site or off-site? Do we need a larger room to accommodate more than 3-4 people? Will we need 2 rooms rather than 1? How close to the parks do I want to ...

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Tuesday Disney Tips: What is a Pin Code?

When it comes to Disney vacations, everyone wants to know: what is a PIN code, why are they valuable and how do you get one? Continue reading

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Tuesday Disney Tips: 10 Tips for Visiting Walt Disney World with Teens

As a parent who has traveled to Walt Disney World with teens a number of times, I wanted to offer some suggestions for anyone who might be traveling with one for the first time this year. I have now gone through the teenage years for all 3 of my kids. I do not claim to be an expert on the teenage species but I am acutely aware that they are, indeed, their own species separate from the youth/tween age and adulthood. In trying to help you to have a magical Disney vacation I will offer these pointers because anyone who is a parent of a teen knows that the mood of your teen can have a huge impact on the whole family, whether at home or on vacation. Continue reading

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Disney Vacation Tips: Staying in the Magic

As I have said many times before, the magic of Disney lives on property – all over the property; and you can only experience the magic 24/7 if you are staying at an on-property resort. I know that if you are planning your very first visit you might be thinking that you will have to stay off property in order to be able to afford the trip. I want to talk today about all the free extras that make Disney resorts worth looking into. Continue reading

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Terrific Tuesdays: Madness and Mayhem at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

One of the best things about receiving the free dining promotion at Walt Disney World has been the opportunity to dine at a variety of character meals. I wanted to share a pictorial review of one we enjoyed — Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner in the 1900 Park Fare. Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: A DiVine Sight

The live entertainment at the Disney parks is so unique and unparalleled as far as I am concerned. My family and I experienced one of the best examples of this during our day at the Animal Kingdom this past November. Continue reading

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