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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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Exploring Disney: Transportation and Ticket Center

Exploring Disney: Transportation and Ticket Center

The Transportation and Ticket Center is your portal to all the magic at Walt Disney World, and where you will arrive if driving to Magic Kingdom.

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Look Up, Look Down to Discover Disney Details

One of the things that has always fascinated me, is all of those amazing details that you find everywhere at a Disney park or resort, and how much they can add to a vacation experience.

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What is Included on Your Disney Cruise

A common question guests often have when they’re considering a Disney Cruise for the first time is what is included in the cruise fare – because there’s a lot more included than your accommodations!

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Disney with Special Needs: They Say It's Your Birthday

What could be more magical than being at Disney World? Celebrating something special at Disney World, of course. So let's talk about getting celebratory at Disney when you also have to manage your special needs.

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Wordless Wednesdays: Disney Balloons

Everyone has a favorite Disney souvenir, but for many kids (of all ages), nothing beats the magic of a Disney balloon!

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Terrific Tuesdays: Exploring Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar opened this past May and has been drawing huge crowds ever since. We finally had the chance to check out this area on our trip last week and I wanted to share our experiences and provide some thoughts and tips.

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Disney with Special Needs: Dare We Go for the Trifecta?

Disney with Special Needs: Dare We Go for the Trifecta?

We are contemplating going in February for spring, the middle of September for Halloween, and then the beginning of December for Christmas. Insane? Yes. Awesome? Absolutely.

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New Year and NEW Disney Vacation Savings for Spring and Summer 2018!

Ring in the New Year with NEW Disney Vacation Discounts!

Ready to plan your 2018 Disney vacation? 
There are TWO NEW promotions at Walt Disney World  
PLUS a deposit discount for Disney Cruise Line!
  • Spring Room Discount and Free Park Day!
    • Save up to 20% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels
    • And get one more day added to your ticket with a room and ticket package with a minimum 5-day ticket!
    • For stays most nights, Feb. 18-June 10, 2010
    • Book by April 10, 2018
  • FREE Quick Service Meal This Summer at Value Resorts
    • Enjoy one quick service meal per person, per night for FREE with a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel!
    • For stays most nights, May 29-Aug. 25, 2018
    • Book by Feb. 11, 2018
  • Take 50% Off Required Disney Cruise Line Deposit!
    • ​​​​​​​Book a magical voyage by Feb. 15, 2018, and enjoy 50% off the deposit due at time of booking on any 7-night or longer cruise departing between June 23, 2018 and May 31, 2019
    • Available for cruises booked by February 15, 2018
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Budgeting for Your Disney Vacation

The holidays are over, the decorations are coming down, and if you are like me, the post-holiday blues are setting in.  Is there a better time to plan a vacation? Nothing gets rid of those blues like having a magical Disney vacation to look forward to!

So, as it is the first week of January, and most of the United States is in a serious deep freeze at the moment, let’s get those vacation-planning juices going, so we can all have something happy to look forward to. With this in mind, we will start at the very beginning of vacation planning – with a budget.  Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Time to Start Planning Your Next Disney Vacation!

As we start a brand new, shiny New Year, it’s also the perfect time to start thinking about planning your next Disney vacation. After all, is there any better New Year’s resolution than visiting one of the Disney parks, or maybe finally taking that long-dreamed-about Disney Cruise?

So with that in mind, I thought it was the perfect time to re-run portions of a previous post about taking those first steps towards making your Disney vacation dreams a reality. I hope you find it helpful! Happy New Year…..and happy planning! 🙂  Continue reading

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Disney with Special Needs: They Say It’s Your Birthday

What could be more magical than being at Disney World? Celebrating something special at Disney World, of course. December 29 is Tutu’s birthday, so in honor of her, I thought we’d talk about getting celebratory at Disney when you also have to manage your special needs. This isn’t just about birthdays. Anything is worth celebrating when you’re at Disney and we’ve done birthday, anniversary, and milestone trips. We’ve seen people celebrating everything from finishing school to getting a new job to finalizing a divorce. That last one might be the most depressing celebration, but if you’re going to celebrate, go for it at Disney!

Let’s blow out some candles and get to partying… Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: Making the Magic Last

As a little girl, I spent many days at my grandmother’s house. Some of my fondest memories are of us, snuggled together on the couch, looking through her old photo albums.  I loved slowly turning the pages as she told me stories about the people in the pictures – all the way from the early 1900s up to when I was just a baby.  I am guilty of failing to print pictures or make photo albums in this digital, fast-paced age.  The ability to savor our family memories is a gift I want to give my children, minus the burden of having to convert data from one format to another or tediously sort through hundreds of thousands of photo files.  Continue reading

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