Disney Fun From Around the World: Week of October 3, 2011

Howdy Disney Friends and Happy Saturday to you! I would like to welcome Rachel who has joined The Affordable Mouse family as a new contributor. In addition to writing blog articles for us, she will also be coordinating our weekly blog post round-up. 🙂 So grab your latte of choice, relax and enjoy some great Disney fun. Take it away Rachel!

This is an older blog post from Meltdown Free Disney, but I found it especially relevant to a conversation I was having with my husband. We received one of the coveted PIN codes yesterday (our second in two months!) and were discussing if it really was a good deal. (I decided, no)

While many of us are anxiously awaiting the FantasyLand expansion due to open in Fall 2012, there are some great Spring 2012 events happening at WDW. These are great to know about if you are planning a spring trip and can be found in this article from Chip & Co.

We love character meals! It’s a great way to get some interaction with your favorite characters without the wait in line or the scramble to get to their spot before they leave. But character meals aren’t for everyone, as this article from Chip & Co shows.

Last Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of Magic Kingdom. It’s a great time to look back at the history of this very magical place. Chip & co. shared these fun facts.

I have an (extreme) addiction to my iPhone and iPad so I am always looking for handy Disney planning apps for them. A new Disney World dining planning app is now available (free for Apple, $1.60 for Android).

Rapunzel was welcomed as the 10th Disney Princess at a very high profile celebration at Kensington Palace in London.

Let’s face it: sometimes you need a break from the parks. Little Ones have meltdowns, big ones have meltdowns and you need a breather for everyone’s sanity. There are lots of options for outside the park activities, and many of them are FREE, including these activities at Disney’s Polynesian Resort shared by Delightfully Disney

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Rachel is a Virginia native who now lives in Louisiana. She is married with two children, ages 5 and 3. After dreaming and wishing for several years, her family had their very first Disney vacations this year and are now addicted to researching and planning—whether for themselves or for others. They now plan to visit the parks at least once a year.

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