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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...

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 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...

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...

Epcot Festival of the Holidays: Everything You Need To Know

on July 27, 2018

Epcot celebrates the holidays as only it can with the International Festival of the Holidays!

While this is technically Epcot’s newest festival, many of its elements have been around for years as part of Epcot’s Holidays Around the World celebration.

This festival will run from November 18th through December 30th in 2018. Read on to learn more about the decorations, food, and special entertainment that are part of the festival!

Epcot Festival of the Holidays Decorations

You will find Epcot fully decorated for the holidays on the first day of the festival! Read more...

Toy Story Land Alien Cup Giveaway!

on July 16, 2018

I had a great trip to Disney World earlier this month to check out Toy Story Land! It exceeded my expectations – the toys won me over for sure.

You can hear my nightly reports during the trip in this episode of the podcast. I published a huge post about Toy Story Land here loaded with tips and tricks for having a great time there!

AND I brought something home with me from Toy Story Land to give away to a lucky reader! Read more...

Toy Story Land Tips & Tricks!

on July 15, 2018

I checked out the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ten days after it opened and I’m sharing everything I learned with you today!

There are three attractions in Toy Story Land:

  • Slinky Dog Dash (a family coaster)
  • Alien Swirling Saucers (spinning ride akin to Tthe Mad Tea Party)
  • Toy Story Mania (3D arcade-style ride)

There are also characters meet and greets with Buzz, Woody, and Jessie, a new quick-service restaurant, and some fun surprises! Read more...

Save Up To $110 Per Disney World Ticket Through July 22nd!

on June 28, 2018

I learned via email that Norwegian Rewards is offering 18% off all activities booked through their partner site Get Your Guide through July 22nd, 2018. I was excited to find that the 18% discount does work on Disney World tickets, providing some incredible deals!

Of course, I wouldn’t share a deal with you until I verified it myself, so I’ll show you how the process worked when I bought my own ticket with this deal and how much you can save. Read more...

Epcot Behind the Seeds Tour Review

on May 31, 2018

A review of the Behind the Seeds tour in Epcot, Walt Disney World! Cost, times, and what to expect on this backstage tour. #disneyworld

Tours at Disney World are a great way to “plus” your vacation if you’ve been to the parks many times. To get a feel for what to expect on a Disney World tour, I took the Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot last month. Read on to learn all about what to expect on this tour and my overall impressions!

A review of the Behind the Seeds tour in Epcot, Walt Disney World! Cost, times, and what to expect on this backstage tour. #disneyworld

The Behind the Seeds tour gives a “backstage” tour of the greenhouses found in the Land pavilion in Epcot’s Future World. Read more...

Disney World Backstage Tours Overview & How to Get Discounts!

on May 24, 2018

If you’ve been to the theme parks many times over you might be looking for ways to have new experiences at Walt Disney World. Backstage tours are a great way to try something new and different!

In this post, I’ll describe your options for Disney World tours and explain how to book them at a discount. If you haven’t considered taking a tour before, you just might after reading this!

Disney World Tours Overview

There are over thirty different “Backstage” (aka behind the scenes) tours offered at Walt Disney World. Read more...

Get an Easy $200 Towards Your Vacation with the Disney Rewards Visa

on May 12, 2018

If you are a Disney fan and would love an easy $200 towards your next trip, you might want to consider signing up for the Disney Rewards Visa Card from Chase!

You can earn a $200 statement credit after opening an account and spending $500 on the card and there’s no annual fee on the card. This card is not for everyone, but in this post, I’ll break down who would most benefit from the card. Read more...

Disney FastPass: Everything You Need to Know + Free Printable Cheat Sheet!

on April 22, 2018
Free printable FastPass+ cheat sheet for planning your Disney World vacation! Tips and tricks for using the FastPass system at Walt Disney World for your next trip. Fast Pass can save you time if you know how to use it! #disneyworld #vacationplanning

Waiting in line is probably everyone’s least favorite part of a Disney World vacation. But you can avoid a lot of waiting with the Disney Fastpass service! I’ll answer all of your questions about the service and show you how to get the most out of your Fastpasses in this post.

What is a FastPass+?

Fastpass (aka Fast Pass or FastPass+) is basically a ride reservation system that allows you reserve access to certain rides, shows, and character meet-and-greets in advance. Read more...

When Is It Worth It To Buy A Disney World Annual Pass?

on March 27, 2018

When is it worth it to buy an Disney World Annual Pass? The answer might surprise you! #disneyworld #travelplanning

An annual pass is a Disney World lover’s dream come true… visit the parks as often as I want for a whole year?  Yes, please!

While a Disney World annual pass isn’t cheap, buying one might actually save you money depending on the situation.

Here’s a quick summary of several situations that might merit getting an Annual Pass:

  • You visit Disney World at about the same time every year, or
  • You want to make several short trips within a year, or
  • You plan on buying PhotoPass for an upcoming trip, or
  • You want the additional savings on parking, dining, accommodations, and merchandise

In this post, I’ll explain these benefits in detail and do the math on when it makes sense to take the leap and buy an annual pass (AP) at Disney World. Read more...