Ep 23: Ten Reasons To Love The Disney World Value Resorts

on October 17, 2018

Here is Episode 23 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! This week I’m sharing ten reasons to love the Disney World Value Resorts.

Here are some related posts:


New Disney World Date-Based Tickets Explained: How To Find The Cheapest Dates!

on October 17, 2018

Beginning October 16th, 2018, the cost of Disney World multi-day tickets will depend on the dates on which you are using your tickets.

In this post, I’ll explain how the new date-based ticket system works, plus how to find the cheapest dates to visit!

For a limited time, you can still get discounted regular tickets that aren’t bound to certain dates from Undercover Tourist! I highly suggest doing this if you plan on visiting in the next year because even the cheapest tickets from Disney will be much more than from Undercover Tourist. Read more...

Ep 22: How To Save Money & Eat The Best Stuff at Epcot Food & Wine Festival!

on October 5, 2018

Here is episode 22 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Here are some resources related to the show:


2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Favorites & What To Skip

on October 4, 2018

I’m finally getting around to sharing my favorites from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival with you! There are six weeks left in the festival – it lasts until November 12th this year.

First, here are some of my other Food & Wine resources:

Now I’m going to share what I loved (and what I didn’t) at this year’s festival! Read more...

Dining Review: Geyser Point Bar And Grill at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

on October 1, 2018

Here is the fourth installment of my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series… you can check out all of the posts in this series here!

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 and Grill! Read more...

Ep 21: Highlights, Discounts, & Tips For Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

on September 23, 2018

Epsiode 21 of The Budget Mouse podcast is all about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Here is a link to discount Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets from Undercover Tourist.

Check out this related post on the blog for all of the details I mention in the show.


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Discounts, Highlights, and Tips!

on September 21, 2018
Get Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party discount tickets, highlights, and tips for having the best possible experience at the party! Get more Disney World tips and tricks, planning hacks, and learn how to do Disney on a budget over at The Budget Mouse! #disneyworld #disneyplanningtips

I finally got to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with my daughter this year and I have so much to share!

I’ll start with how to get discounted tickets and then I’ll share the highlights of the party for us and my tips for having the best possible experience.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Discount Tickets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special “hard-ticketed” event at Magic Kingdom.

How To Use Orbitz To Save Up To 50% On Disney World Hotels!

on September 20, 2018

How to use Orbitz promo codes to save on Disney World hotels! Orbitz can help you do Disney World on a budget. Get my tips and tricks for Orbitz Disney World hacks on The Budget Mouse!.

If you are looking for creative ways to save money on a Walt Disney World vacation, here is one of my top suggestions. I have used this strategy MANY times and have saved hundreds of dollars!

In a nutshell, it is possible (and pretty easy) to stack two discounts on top of each other for Disney World resort hotel reservations when you book on Orbitz.com.

With both discounts, you can get up to 50% off of the regular prices of Disney World hotel rooms! Read more...

Ep 20: September Trip Report: All-Star Movies For The Win, Food & Wine, Halloween Party and more…

on September 19, 2018

Here is Episode 20 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about my September trip to Walt Disney World!

I mention many resources in the show, here are some links:


How to Take Amazing Disney Castle Pictures!

on September 19, 2018

Guest post by Katie Evans from Being Katie Brave

I'm so excited to get that PERFECT Disney castle shot. Super easy and totally helpful ideas and tricks! #Disneyworldtips #disneycaslte #disneyphotos #disneyvacation #disneyplanning

If you’re a Disney lover at all (and I’m guessing you are because you’re reading this post!), getting the perfect Disney Castle shot is high on your priority list. I totally get it. I do. It’s iconic, sentimental and the perfect Disney World Souvenir.

Our family had the unique privilege of living right next door to Walt Disney World. So close in fact, that we would watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from our home every single night. Read more...

Ep 19: How To Keep The Disney World Magic Alive When You Can’t Visit As Much As You Want – Interview with Dave Rich

on September 6, 2018

Episode 19 of The Budget Mouse podcast is my interview with fellow Disney fan Dave Rich in which we talk about all of the ways to keep the Disney World magic alive in your everyday life.

Most of us can’t visit the parks as much as we’d like, so here are a bunch of ways to connect with Disney and the theme parks even when you can only visit every 2-3 years. Read more...

DVC Villas That Are The Best Deals!

on September 5, 2018

Renting DVC points is likely my #1 favorite way to save money on a Disney vacation. It has allowed us to stay at places we’ve never dreamed we’d be able to stay!

There are a few different ways to go about renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points which you can read about in this post. 

During my years of studying DVC, I’ve discovered that there are definitely some sweet spots in the DVC point charts and villas. Read more...

Ep 18: Cheapskate Trip Planning Timeline + Steps

on August 29, 2018

Here is episode 18 of The Budget Mouse Disney podcast! It includes my cheapskate trip planning timeline and steps for planning a trip to Disney World on a tight budget.

Here are some of the resources I mention in this week’s show:


Dining Review: Tangierine Cafe in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

on August 29, 2018

table in Tangierine Cafe in Epcot

I’m sharing a quick review of one of my favorite Epcot quick service (aka counter service) dining locations with you today! This is the third installment of my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series – you can check out the other posts here.

Tangierine Cafe is located in the front of Epcot’s Morocco pavilion. It’s open for lunch and dinner every day and serves traditional Morrocan food with an American twist (this is Disney World, of course). Read more...

Giveaway: Enter to Win EIGHT Disney Tsum Tsums!

on August 28, 2018

If you’ve been to the Disney Parks in the past five years then you’ve surely seen these adorable mini Tsum Tsums stacked up in a gift shop somewhere!

Today I’m giving away eight fun little plush Tsum Tsums to start or add to your collection. Included are Anna, Elsa, Sven, Olaf, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

I especially love this Elsa Tsum Tsum with her robe and braid.

If you are wondering how to say the name of these cuties, you are definitely not alone! Read more...

Ep 17: Top 20 Freebies at Walt Disney World

on August 17, 2018

Here is Episode 17 of The Budget Mouse Podcast which is all about my favorite free items and activities at Walt Disney World!

Here are a few things I mention in this episode:


Get Your 2018 FREE Disney Parks Planning Videos!

on August 15, 2018

Click the image above to get this year’s FREE Disney Parks vacation planning videos! They are easy to watch online and get a bunch of free planning advice straight from the Mouse himself.

I watch the Walt Disney World video every year (yes, I’m a total nerd) and it always has lots of great information on planning trips. The sections on My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+ are especially helpful.

This year I’m watching the video for Disneyland, because I hope to make my first trip there before the end of the year! Read more...

Ep 16: All About Disney Vacation Club – Interview With Kristen Tutas from ResalesDVC

on August 11, 2018

Here is episode 16 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about Disney Vacation Club!

I’ve called in someone who deals with DVC every day for her job – Kristen Tutas from ResalesDVC. In this interview I recorded on my trip to Disney World last month we chat about all things DVC – what it is, how it’s VERY different from traditional timeshares, how one becomes a DVC member, what to know about buying DVC directly from Disney versus buying on the resale market, and more! Read more...

Custom Disney Castle T-Shirt Giveaway from Toddler Trends!

on August 3, 2018

I’m excited to share another giveaway with you today! I’ve partnered with Toddler Trends to offer you a chance to win a custom Disney Castle “Home” T-Shirt.

Toddler Trends is owned and run by a fellow North Carolina mom, so I am especially happy to share this company with you. I love supporting other momprenuers, especially those from the state I call home.

The awesome Buzz Lightyear shirt I wore to Toy Story Land was also made by Toddler Trends! Read more...