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Camping at Disney World: Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Review

on November 9, 2018

I stayed in the campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground this past February to get the full camping at Disney World experience and I had a blast. Fort Wilderness is the most affordable way to stay on-property at Disney World so I don’t know what took me so long!

Here’s what to expect when you camp at Fort Wilderness plus some tips and tricks for having a great stay! Read more...

How To Use David’s DVC Rental To Save Thousands On Your Disney World Vacation!

on October 20, 2018

The single easiest way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation is to use David’s DVC Rental for stays at Disney Deluxe resorts. My family has been doing this for years and it allows us to visit Disney World often, even on a limited budget!

The EASIEST way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation is to rent DVC points through a broker. Tips and tricks for using a points broker to arrange your Disney vacation. #disneyworld

In this post, I’ll walk you through how to book your Disney World vacation with David’s DVC Rental, which is by far the simplest way to go about renting DVC (Disney Vacation Club) points. Read more...

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

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

How to Find Disney World Hotel Deals on Hotwire & Priceline

on July 3, 2018

I’ve heard for years that Disney World hotels sometimes show up as “mystery” hotels on Hotwire and Priceline, but I haven’t ever put any time into finding them. This week I finally did and got an incredible deal – Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for almost 60% off!

In this post, I’ll show you how to find Disney hotels in disguise on these sites and suggestions for saving even more with a promo code. Read more...

2019 Disney World Packages Now Available + Free Gifts!

on June 19, 2018

I’ve already had readers asking me when they should book their trips for next year, so I’m excited to share that Disney World released 2019 packages today, June 19th!

Next year will be huge at Disney World thanks to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Skyliner, so availability at Disney resorts may be very limited. It’s a great idea to book as soon as possible, especially if you want to visit in November or December. Read more...

Pop Century Resort Refurbished Room Photo Tour!

on June 14, 2018

I’m excited to share a bunch of pictures of the newly refurbished rooms at Pop Century with you today! Pop Century is my favorite value resort (and one of my favorite resorts at Disney period) and rooms there have been receiving a MAJOR overhaul this year.

As you can see, the rooms are barely recognizable!

The look of the renovated rooms has been receiving mixed reviews so I am curious to see what you think. Read more...

Budget-Friendly Rooms That Sleep Five at Disney World!

on May 5, 2018

Finding an affordable place to stay on Disney property for a family of five can be a challenge! Most of the pricey Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World have rooms that sleep five people, but if you can’t shell out $500/night for one of these rooms (and I certainly can’t) then you’ll need another option.

In this post, I’ll share my tips and tricks for finding rooms at Disney World that sleep five (at no extra cost). Read more...

2018 Free Dining Packages are Now Available!

on April 24, 2018

2018 Walt Disney World Free Dining packages are available to be booked as of this morning!

All of the details are in this post, but here is the quick-and-dirty version:

Dates you can check-in and qualify for Free Dining are:

August 20 – Septemeber 29
November 24 – November 27
December 7 – December 23

You must book a minimum four-night stay and four-day park hopper tickets this year (increases from past years). Read more...