I finally got to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with my daughter this year and I have so much to share!
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...
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 Fly to Disney World For (Almost) Free on Southwest
- How to Book Disney Hotels on Priceline and Hotwire
- How to Use Orbitz Promo Codes on Disney Hotels
- Will The New Disney Dining Plan With Alcohol Save You Money?
Guest post by Katie Evans from Being Katie Brave
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...
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...
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...
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:
- Best Times of Year to Visit Disney World
- The Budget Mouse Resources Page
- Online Savings Account + $25 Bonus To Get You Started
- Top 5 Credit Cards for Free Travel
- Using Swagbucks to Get Free Starbucks Gift Cards for Disney World
- Grocery Delivery at Walt Disney World
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...
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...
I had to share the great deal I got on some MagicBand decals with you guys!
I ordered four mystery MagicBand decals from Emily G on Etsy and loved what she sent us. I got this mystery decal for only $2 AND I got the fourth one free with a promotion she was running. It looks like the price has now increased to $3 per decal but I think it is still a great price. Read more...
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:
- Cheapskate Princess 120 Freebies at Disney World
- Episode 8: Animal Kingdom Lodge
- How To Save Money on Disney World Park Tickets
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...
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...
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...
Here is episode 15 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about ways to save on food expenses at Walt Disney World when you are paying out of pocket!
Here are links to some of the resources I mentioned in this episode:
- Grocery Delivery at Walt Disney World
- Renting DVC Points at Walt Disney World
- AllEars.net Disney World Menus