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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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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. Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday: Paying the Magic Forward

The Affordable Mouse family would like to share our favorite charities with you during this Holiday Season. As you look to find ways to “spread some magic” of your own, it is our sincere hope that you may find that one or two of these very worthwhile charities will touch your heart in some special way, and that you will consider making a donation in honor of that Disney magic that we are so blessed to be part of. Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: The Bead Outpost in Epcot

All of the jewelry at the Bead Outpost is made from recycled old Disney park maps and other unused brochures! The outdated Disney items are sent to Uganda, through cooperation with the non-profit organization Bead For Life. There, villagers literally hand-roll the recycled paper into lovely, waterproof beads that are then made into jewelry, and sent back to Disney to be sold. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Two Continents at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Of course, you won’t ever see Asia and Africa at the same time in the “real world”, at Disney you certainly can! I love this scene with these two icons from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Africa’s Tree of Life, and Asia’s Expedition Everest….both imposing, both breathtaking, and here in this photo….two halves that together make a harmonious whole Continue reading

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Disney Outside the Parks: A New Habit

On our most recent trip to Walt Disney World, I began to invest in new, slightly expensive, purchase(s) to bring my Disney habit home with me. No, I didn’t get the castle sitting in the window at Arribas’ Brothers on Main Street for the low price of $37,500. I started building my Pandora bracelet! Continue reading

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