The Budget Mouse - A Disney Podcast https://thebudgetmouse.com A podcast that helps you have an incredible Walt Disney World vacation, even if you’re on a shoestring budget! Tips, tricks, hacks, and advice for enjoying your Disney World vacation without breaking the bank. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:43:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4
In this podcast I share
- Tips and tricks for an incredible and affordable Disney vacation
- Reviews of budget-friendly resorts, dining locations, and more
- Creative ideas for visiting Disney World more often even on a tight budget
- Ways to bring more Disney magic into your everyday life if you can’t visit as often as you’d like!

I'm a 30 -year veteran visitor to Walt Disney World and I'm sharing all of my tricks with you so you can have the incredible vacation you deserve!]]>
Leah Althiser clean episodic Leah Althiser leahanne33@yahoo.com leahanne33@yahoo.com (Leah Althiser) How to plan a magical Disney World vacation on a shoestring budget! North Carolina, USA Weekly Listener Questions & Best Times To Visit WDW in 2020 https://thebudgetmouse.com/listener-questions-best-times-to-visit-wdw-in-2020/ Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:44:59 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=2184 https://thebudgetmouse.com/listener-questions-best-times-to-visit-wdw-in-2020/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/listener-questions-best-times-to-visit-wdw-in-2020/feed/ 0 Here's epsiode 49 of The Budget Mouse podcast! In this show I tackle some great listener questions as well as share my picks for the best dates to visit Walt Disney World in 2020.  Here's my blog post about the best dates to go to Disney World: The Best Time To Go To Disney World 2020 + FREE Printable Calendar   Here's epsiode 49 of The Budget Mouse podcast! In this show I tackle some great listener questions as well as share my picks for the best dates to visit Walt Disney World in 2020.  - Here's my blog post about the best dates to go to Disney World: -
Here's my blog post about the best dates to go to Disney World:

The Best Time To Go To Disney World 2020 + FREE Printable Calendar

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Renting DVC Points FAQs https://thebudgetmouse.com/renting-dvc-points-faqs/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:14:10 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=2070 https://thebudgetmouse.com/renting-dvc-points-faqs/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/renting-dvc-points-faqs/feed/ 0 Welcome to episode 48 of The Budget Mouse! This week I answer all of the questions I frequently get asked about renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. Here are the resources I mention in the show: How to Rent DVC Points & Stay at Disney Deluxe Resorts For Up to 70% Off How To Use David's DVC Rental To Save Thousands on Your Disney Vacation DVC Point Charts at ResalesDVC DVC Cost & Point Calculator Welcome to episode 48 of The Budget Mouse! This week I answer all of the questions I frequently get asked about renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. Here are the resources I mention in the show: How to Rent DVC Points & Stay at Disney Deluxe...
* How to Rent DVC Points & Stay at Disney Deluxe Resorts For Up to 70% Off
* How To Use David's DVC Rental To Save Thousands on Your Disney Vacation
* DVC Point Charts at ResalesDVC
* DVC Cost & Point Calculator
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Are The Disney Moderate Resorts Worth The Cost? https://thebudgetmouse.com/are-the-disney-moderate-resorts-worth-the-cost/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:19:24 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=2050 https://thebudgetmouse.com/are-the-disney-moderate-resorts-worth-the-cost/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/are-the-disney-moderate-resorts-worth-the-cost/feed/ 0 Welcome to episode 47 of The Budget Mouse podcast! Here are the resources I mention in the show: Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Review Disney Caribbean Beach Restaurants How To Make Disney World Room Requests How To Use Orbitz To Save Up To 50% on Disney Resorts How To Find Disney Resorts On Hotwire How To Rent DVC Points to Save At Disney Deluxe Resorts Welcome to episode 47 of The Budget Mouse podcast! Here are the resources I mention in the show: Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Review Disney Caribbean Beach Restaurants How To Make Disney World Room Requests
* Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Review
* Disney Caribbean Beach Restaurants
* How To Make Disney World Room Requests
* How To Use Orbitz To Save Up To 50% on Disney Resorts
* How To Find Disney Resorts On Hotwire
* How To Rent DVC Points to Save At Disney Deluxe Resorts
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Staying On Property VS Off Property at Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/staying-on-property-vs-off-property-at-disney-world/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:19:06 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1969 https://thebudgetmouse.com/staying-on-property-vs-off-property-at-disney-world/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/staying-on-property-vs-off-property-at-disney-world/feed/ 1 Here is episode 46 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about staying on-property at Disney World vs off-property.  Here are the resources I mention in the show:  How To Rent DVC Points & Stay At Disney Deluxe Resorts For Up To 70% Off! On Vs. Off Property Hotels At Disney World: What To Expect For $100/Night Here is episode 46 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about staying on-property at Disney World vs off-property.  - Here are the resources I mention in the show:  How To Rent DVC Points & Stay At Disney Deluxe Resorts For Up To 70% Off!
Here are the resources I mention in the show: 

* How To Rent DVC Points & Stay At Disney Deluxe Resorts For Up To 70% Off!
* On Vs. Off Property Hotels At Disney World: What To Expect For $100/Night
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Sept Trip Report: Galaxy’s Edge, Food & Wine, and more… https://thebudgetmouse.com/sept-trip-report-galaxys-edge-food-wine-and-more/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:33:03 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1938 https://thebudgetmouse.com/sept-trip-report-galaxys-edge-food-wine-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/sept-trip-report-galaxys-edge-food-wine-and-more/feed/ 0 Here is episode 45 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is a compilation of nightly trip reports from my September trip to Walt Disney World.  Here is episode 45 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is a compilation of nightly trip reports from my September trip to Walt Disney World.  Leah Althiser clean 23:30 What To Pack In Your Disney Park Bag https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode44-disney-park-bag/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:55:51 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1778 https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode44-disney-park-bag/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode44-disney-park-bag/feed/ 2 Here is episode 44 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about what to pack in your Disney World park bag! Here are the items and resources I mention in the show: Waterproof phone pouch on lanyard Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Power Bank External Battery Phone Charger Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch 100+ SPF Sunscreen Packable Roll Up Sun Hat Stroller Organizer/Cupholder Here is episode 44 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about what to pack in your Disney World park bag! - Here are the items and resources I mention in the show: Waterproof phone pouch on lanyard Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
Here are the items and resources I mention in the show:

* Waterproof phone pouch on lanyard
* Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
* Power Bank External Battery Phone Charger
* Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch 100+ SPF Sunscreen
* Packable Roll Up Sun Hat
* Stroller Organizer/Cupholder
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Last Minute Disney World Trip Planning: Hacks & Workarounds https://thebudgetmouse.com/last-minute-disney-world-trip-planning-hacks-workarounds/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:38:12 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1772 https://thebudgetmouse.com/last-minute-disney-world-trip-planning-hacks-workarounds/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/last-minute-disney-world-trip-planning-hacks-workarounds/feed/ 2 Here's episode 43 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about how to plan a last minute trip to Walt Disney World.  Here are the resources I mention in the episode: Airfare Watchdog (for monitoring flight prices) Quick Google hack for finding the lowest prices on Disney resorts Get a free quote from my travel agent partner Siera How to use Hotwire & Priceline to book Disney World hotels MouseDining.com (for dining notifications) Best of Disney World Quick Service dining category Here's episode 43 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about how to plan a last minute trip to Walt Disney World.  - Here are the resources I mention in the episode: Airfare Watchdog (for monitoring flight prices)
Here are the resources I mention in the episode:

* Airfare Watchdog (for monitoring flight prices)
* Quick Google hack for finding the lowest prices on Disney resorts
* Get a free quote from my travel agent partner Siera
* How to use Hotwire & Priceline to book Disney World hotels
* MouseDining.com (for dining notifications)
* Best of Disney World Quick Service dining category
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Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment at Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/fireworks-nighttime-entertainment-at-disney-world/ Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:19:10 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1749 https://thebudgetmouse.com/fireworks-nighttime-entertainment-at-disney-world/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/fireworks-nighttime-entertainment-at-disney-world/feed/ 0 Here's episode 42 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about the nighttime entertainment at Walt Disney World.  We're having a meetup! Here is the info for listeners of the podcast and members of The Budget Mouse Facebook group: Tuesday, September 3rd from 4-5 pm Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort (4th floor monorail level) Come for prizes, cupcakes, and to meet Disney friends Here's episode 42 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about the nighttime entertainment at Walt Disney World.  - We're having a meetup! Here is the info for listeners of the podcast and members of The Budget Mouse Facebook group: Tuesday,
We're having a meetup! Here is the info for listeners of the podcast and members of The Budget Mouse Facebook group:

* Tuesday, September 3rd from 4-5 pm
* Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort (4th floor monorail level)
* Come for prizes, cupcakes, and to meet Disney friends
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Meeting Disney World Characters On A Budget + Listener Questions https://thebudgetmouse.com/meeting-disney-world-characters-podcast/ Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:50:45 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1723 https://thebudgetmouse.com/meeting-disney-world-characters-podcast/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/meeting-disney-world-characters-podcast/feed/ 0 Here's episode 41 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about meeting the Disney World characters on a budget. Here are the resources I mention in the show: Current Disney World calendar with character meet and greet times Printable Disney Character autograph cards from Hip2Save Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Review  Discount Disney Gift Cards Babysitting service at Disney World   Here's episode 41 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about meeting the Disney World characters on a budget. - Here are the resources I mention in the show: Current Disney World calendar with character meet and greet times
Here are the resources I mention in the show:

* Current Disney World calendar with character meet and greet times
* Printable Disney Character autograph cards from Hip2Save
* Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Review 
* Discount Disney Gift Cards
* Babysitting service at Disney World

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A WDW Insider Look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge https://thebudgetmouse.com/a-wdw-insider-look-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge/ Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:35:41 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1712 https://thebudgetmouse.com/a-wdw-insider-look-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/a-wdw-insider-look-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge/feed/ 2 Here's episode 40 of The Budget Mouse podcast! I talk with Julie Elster of Double Your WDW this week about her visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and what to expect in the Disney World version of the new land.  Here are some resources on her site related to this show:  Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Everything You Need to Know About This New Land   Here's episode 40 of The Budget Mouse podcast! I talk with Julie Elster of Double Your WDW this week about her visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and what to expect in the Disney World version of the new land.  - Double Your WDW this week about her visit to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and what to expect in the Disney World version of the new land. 

Here are some resources on her site related to this show: 
Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Everything You Need to Know About This New Land
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Ground Transportation: Getting Around Disney World On A Budget https://thebudgetmouse.com/ground-transportation-getting-around-disney-world-on-a-budget/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:30:21 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1668 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ground-transportation-getting-around-disney-world-on-a-budget/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ground-transportation-getting-around-disney-world-on-a-budget/feed/ 0 Here is episode 39 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is about navigating ground transportation at Disney World on a budget.  Here are some of the resources I mention in the show: Resort Fee Checker website How To Get The Best Rental Car Deal With Autoslash Parking at Disney World: Everything You Need To Know How To Use Uber & Lyft At Disney World Disney Magical Express: Everything You Need To Know How To Avoid Paying Overnight Parking Fees at Disney World Resorts Here is episode 39 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is about navigating ground transportation at Disney World on a budget.  - Here are some of the resources I mention in the show: Resort Fee Checker website
Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:

* Resort Fee Checker website
* How To Get The Best Rental Car Deal With Autoslash
* Parking at Disney World: Everything You Need To Know
* How To Use Uber & Lyft At Disney World
* Disney Magical Express: Everything You Need To Know
* How To Avoid Paying Overnight Parking Fees at Disney World Resorts
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Everything MagicBand: Basics, Tips, & Hacks https://thebudgetmouse.com/everything-magicband-basics-tips-hacks/ Fri, 31 May 2019 17:02:09 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1587 https://thebudgetmouse.com/everything-magicband-basics-tips-hacks/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/everything-magicband-basics-tips-hacks/feed/ 5 Here is episode 38 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about Disney Magic Bands! Learn the basics plus my tips, tricks, and hacks for having the best possible experience with MagicBands.  Here are some resources I mention in the show: Disney MagicBand 101: Everything You Need To Know 13 Must-Know MagicBand Tips & Tricks MagicBand Puck Holder For Smart Watch on Etsy Here is episode 38 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about Disney Magic Bands! Learn the basics plus my tips, tricks, and hacks for having the best possible experience with MagicBands.  - Here are some resources I mention in the show: -
Here are some resources I mention in the show:

* Disney MagicBand 101: Everything You Need To Know
* 13 Must-Know MagicBand Tips & Tricks
* MagicBand Puck Holder For Smart Watch on Etsy
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Origin Story & Reader Questions About Strollers, Gift Cards, and Be Our Guest https://thebudgetmouse.com/origin-story-readers-questions-about-strollers-gift-cards-and-be-our-guest/ Fri, 17 May 2019 13:03:30 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1546 https://thebudgetmouse.com/origin-story-readers-questions-about-strollers-gift-cards-and-be-our-guest/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/origin-story-readers-questions-about-strollers-gift-cards-and-be-our-guest/feed/ 0 Here's episode 37 of The Budget Mouse podcast!  Some resources I mention in the show include: My #1 Source For Discount Disney Gift Cards Be Our Guest Dining Review & Tips MouseDining.com The Budget Mouse YouTube Channel The Budget Mouse on Pinterest Here's episode 37 of The Budget Mouse podcast!  - Some resources I mention in the show include: My #1 Source For Discount Disney Gift Cards Be Our Guest Dining Review & Tips MouseDining.com The Budget Mouse YouTube Channel
Some resources I mention in the show include:

* My #1 Source For Discount Disney Gift Cards
* Be Our Guest Dining Review & Tips
* MouseDining.com
* The Budget Mouse YouTube Channel
* The Budget Mouse on Pinterest
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April Trip Report: Caribbean Beach, Trader Sam’s, MK Tips and More… https://thebudgetmouse.com/april-trip-report-caribbean-beach-traders-sams-mk-tips-and-more/ Sun, 28 Apr 2019 21:44:48 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1478 https://thebudgetmouse.com/april-trip-report-caribbean-beach-traders-sams-mk-tips-and-more/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/april-trip-report-caribbean-beach-traders-sams-mk-tips-and-more/feed/ 2 Here is episode 36 of The Budget Mouse podcast! Some of the resources I mention in the show are:  How To Make Room Requests at Disney World + Fax Template The Budget Mouse Facebook Group Instacart Disney World: How To Get Groceries Delivered How To Use Uber & Lyft at Disney World Mobile Order at Disney World: Everything You Need To Know Here is episode 36 of The Budget Mouse podcast! Some of the resources I mention in the show are:  How To Make Room Requests at Disney World + Fax Template The Budget Mouse Facebook Group Instacart Disney World: How To Get Groceries Delivered...
* How To Make Room Requests at Disney World + Fax Template
* The Budget Mouse Facebook Group
* Instacart Disney World: How To Get Groceries Delivered
* How To Use Uber & Lyft at Disney World
* Mobile Order at Disney World: Everything You Need To Know
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What To Expect On A Post-Galaxy’s Edge Disney World Vacation https://thebudgetmouse.com/what-to-expect-on-a-post-galaxys-edge-disney-world-vacation/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 22:27:01 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1436 https://thebudgetmouse.com/what-to-expect-on-a-post-galaxys-edge-disney-world-vacation/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/what-to-expect-on-a-post-galaxys-edge-disney-world-vacation/feed/ 0 Photo Credit: Disney Parks Here's episode 35 of The Budget Mouse podcast! This show is all about what to expect on a Disney World vacation after the new "Star Wars Land" i.e. Galaxy's Edge opens at Hollywood Studios on August 29th.  Here's a link to the article I wrote on this topic for Resales DVC: https://www.resalesdvc.com/what-to-expect-in-a-post-galaxys-edge-disney-world/ And here is the latest from Disney about Galaxy's Edge:  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/ Photo Credit: Disney Parks Here's episode 35 of The Budget Mouse podcast! This show is all about what to expect on a Disney World vacation after the new "Star Wars Land" i.e. Galaxy's Edge opens at Hollywood Studios on August 29th. 
Here's episode 35 of The Budget Mouse podcast! This show is all about what to expect on a Disney World vacation after the new "Star Wars Land" i.e. Galaxy's Edge opens at Hollywood Studios on August 29th. 

Here's a link to the article I wrote on this topic for Resales DVC: https://www.resalesdvc.com/what-to-expect-in-a-post-galaxys-edge-disney-world/

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Top 10 Table Service Restaurants When Paying Out Of Pocket in Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/top-10-table-service-restaurants-when-paying-out-of-pocket-in-disney-world/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:36:17 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1399 https://thebudgetmouse.com/top-10-table-service-restaurants-when-paying-out-of-pocket-in-disney-world/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/top-10-table-service-restaurants-when-paying-out-of-pocket-in-disney-world/feed/ 0 Here's episode 34 of The Budget Mouse Disney podcast! I'm following up from my last episode about the top table service restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan. This show is about my top 10 picks for table service dining when you are not on the dining plan.  Here are some of the resources I mention in the show: My Top Sources for Discount Disney Gift Cards Manage and combine Disney gift cards All About The Disney Rewards Visa The Budget Mouse Patreon Page Here's episode 34 of The Budget Mouse Disney podcast! I'm following up from my last episode about the top table service restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan. This show is about my top 10 picks for table service dining when you are not on the dining pl...
Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:

* My Top Sources for Discount Disney Gift Cards
* Manage and combine Disney gift cards
* All About The Disney Rewards Visa
* The Budget Mouse Patreon Page
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Best Table Service Restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan https://thebudgetmouse.com/best-table-service-restaurants-on-the-disney-dining-plan/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:47:44 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1342 https://thebudgetmouse.com/best-table-service-restaurants-on-the-disney-dining-plan/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/best-table-service-restaurants-on-the-disney-dining-plan/feed/ 0 Here is Episode 33 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about my favorite table service restaurants that are a good value on the Disney Dining Plan.  Here are some related resources: Disney Dining Plan 101 Disney Dining Plan Tips & Tricks Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Dining Review Here is Episode 33 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about my favorite table service restaurants that are a good value on the Disney Dining Plan.  - Here are some related resources: Disney Dining Plan 101
Here are some related resources:

* Disney Dining Plan 101
* Disney Dining Plan Tips & Tricks
* Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Dining Review
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Ep 32: Reader Q&A – FastPasses, Food Budgets, and more… https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-32-reader-qa-fastpasses-food-budgets-and-more/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:34:05 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1299 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-32-reader-qa-fastpasses-food-budgets-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-32-reader-qa-fastpasses-food-budgets-and-more/feed/ 0 Here is episode 32 of The Budget Mouse podcast where I answer reader/listener questions about FastPasses, food budgets, and more.  Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:  Google Flights Frontier Kids Fly Free program How I Regularly Fly To Disney World For Almost Free Disney FastPass: Everything You Need To Know How To Use Instacart at Disney World  Here is episode 32 of The Budget Mouse podcast where I answer reader/listener questions about FastPasses, food budgets, and more.  - Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:  Google Flights Frontier Kids Fly Free program
Here are some of the resources I mention in the show: 

* Google Flights
* Frontier Kids Fly Free program
* How I Regularly Fly To Disney World For Almost Free
* Disney FastPass: Everything You Need To Know
* How To Use Instacart at Disney World 
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Ep 31: Ultra Low-Budget February Trip Report https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-31-ultra-low-budget-february-trip-report/ Sat, 09 Feb 2019 14:48:47 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1266 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-31-ultra-low-budget-february-trip-report/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-31-ultra-low-budget-february-trip-report/feed/ 0 Here is episode 31 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is about our ultra low-budget February trip to Walt Disney World.  Here are the resources I mention in the show: How I Regularly Fly To Disney World For Almost Free How To Save Big On Disney Hotels With Hotwire & Priceline How To Get Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Hotel with Instacart How To Uber & Lyft At Disney World Chase IHG Rewards Credit Card (this is my referral link) My #1 Source for Discount Disney Gift Cards Here is episode 31 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is about our ultra low-budget February trip to Walt Disney World.  - Here are the resources I mention in the show: How I Regularly Fly To Disney World For Almost Free
Here are the resources I mention in the show:

* How I Regularly Fly To Disney World For Almost Free
* How To Save Big On Disney Hotels With Hotwire & Priceline
* How To Get Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Hotel with Instacart
* How To Uber & Lyft At Disney World
* Chase IHG Rewards Credit Card (this is my referral link)
* My #1 Source for Discount Disney Gift Cards
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Ep 30: Best Attractions For Disney World First Time Visitors https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-30-best-attractions-for-disney-world-first-time-visitors/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:03:32 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1250 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-30-best-attractions-for-disney-world-first-time-visitors/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-30-best-attractions-for-disney-world-first-time-visitors/feed/ 0 Here's Episode 30 of The Budget Mouse podcast with special guest Siera Duiser from Destinations in Florida! We share our picks for the best attractions for first time Disney World visits by age and park. I think you'll get a lot out of this show no matter how many times you've been! Here's Episode 30 of The Budget Mouse podcast with special guest Siera Duiser from Destinations in Florida! - We share our picks for the best attractions for first time Disney World visits by age and park. Siera Duiser from Destinations in Florida!

We share our picks for the best attractions for first time Disney World visits by age and park. I think you'll get a lot out of this show no matter how many times you've been!]]>
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Ep 29: January Trip Report: Boardwalk Inn, Awesome Cheap Eats, & All Star Sports https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-29-january-trip-reports-boardwalk-inn-awesome-cheap-eats-and-more/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:48:34 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1180 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-29-january-trip-reports-boardwalk-inn-awesome-cheap-eats-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-29-january-trip-reports-boardwalk-inn-awesome-cheap-eats-and-more/feed/ 0 Here is episode 29 of the Budget Mouse podcast, where I share a compilation of my nightly trip reports from my January trip to Disney World. I mention how I booked my rooms through Hotwire, which I describe in detail in this post. The music in this episode is the Adventureland music loop. Here is episode 29 of the Budget Mouse podcast, where I share a compilation of my nightly trip reports from my January trip to Disney World. I mention how I booked my rooms through Hotwire, which I describe in detail in this post.
I mention how I booked my rooms through Hotwire, which I describe in detail in this post.

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Ep 27: Ten Tips To Survive (And Actually Enjoy) The Crowded Holiday Season at Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode27/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:35:52 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1106 https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode27/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode27/feed/ 0 Here's episode 27 of The Budget Mouse podcast, which is about my ten tips for enjoying and surviving the most crowded (and wonderful) time of the year at Disney World! Here's a link to the post on ResalesDVC: How To Survive (And Enjoy) The Holidays At Walt Disney World And here is a link to the post about how to use Mobile Order: How To Use Mobile Order at Disney World + Tips   Here's episode 27 of The Budget Mouse podcast, which is about my ten tips for enjoying and surviving the most crowded (and wonderful) time of the year at Disney World! - Here's a link to the post on ResalesDVC: How To Survive (And Enjoy) The Holidays ...
Here's a link to the post on ResalesDVC: How To Survive (And Enjoy) The Holidays At Walt Disney World

And here is a link to the post about how to use Mobile Order: How To Use Mobile Order at Disney World + Tips

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Ep 26: All About Epcot Festivals: What To Expect & What You Can’t Miss https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-26-all-about-epcot-festivals-what-to-expect-what-you-cant-miss/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:19:56 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=1070 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-26-all-about-epcot-festivals-what-to-expect-what-you-cant-miss/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-26-all-about-epcot-festivals-what-to-expect-what-you-cant-miss/feed/ 0 Here's episode 26 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about the four popular festivals at Epcot. Some resources mentioned in the show are: Epcot Festival Roundup: What To Expect At Each Of The Four Festivals All About The Epcot Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages All About Epcot Festival of the Holidays Best Of Epcot Food & Wine Festival Here's episode 26 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about the four popular festivals at Epcot. - Some resources mentioned in the show are: Epcot Festival Roundup: What To Expect At Each Of The Four Festivals
Some resources mentioned in the show are:

* Epcot Festival Roundup: What To Expect At Each Of The Four Festivals
* All About The Epcot Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages
* All About Epcot Festival of the Holidays
* Best Of Epcot Food & Wine Festival
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Ep 25: 8 Ways To Save Money on Disney World Tickets https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode25/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:03:53 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=976 https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode25/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/episode25/feed/ 0 Here is episode 25 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about how to save money on Disney World tickets! Here are the resources I mention in the show: How To Save Money on Disney World Tickets  How To Rent DVC Points to Save Thousands at Disney World How To Find The Cheapest Times of Year To Visit  My #1 Source for Discount Disney Gift Cards Military Discounts at Disney World Here is episode 25 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about how to save money on Disney World tickets! - Here are the resources I mention in the show: How To Save Money on Disney World Tickets 
Here are the resources I mention in the show:

* How To Save Money on Disney World Tickets 
* How To Rent DVC Points to Save Thousands at Disney World
* How To Find The Cheapest Times of Year To Visit 
* My #1 Source for Discount Disney Gift Cards
* Military Discounts at Disney World
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Ep 24: Disney World Regulars Take On Disney California Adventure Park and more… https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-24-disney-world-regulars-take-on-disney-california-adventure-park-and-more/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:48:38 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=903 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-24-disney-world-regulars-take-on-disney-california-adventure-park-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-24-disney-world-regulars-take-on-disney-california-adventure-park-and-more/feed/ 0 Here is Episode 24 of The Budget Mouse Podcast, in which we check out Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, and the Disney resorts in Anaheim, CA! Here is Episode 24 of The Budget Mouse Podcast, in which we check out Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, and the Disney resorts in Anaheim, CA! Leah Althiser clean 30:19 Ep 23: Ten Reasons To Love The Disney World Value Resorts https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-23-ten-reasons-to-love-the-disney-world-value-resorts/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:05:01 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=885 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-23-ten-reasons-to-love-the-disney-world-value-resorts/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-23-ten-reasons-to-love-the-disney-world-value-resorts/feed/ 0 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: The Best & Worst of the Disney Value Resorts What To Expect at the Disney Value Resorts How to Use Orbitz Promo Codes to Save on Disney Resorts Art of Animation Family Suites Review 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: The Best & Worst of the Disney Value Resorts What To Expect at the Disney Value Resorts
Here are some related posts:

* The Best & Worst of the Disney Value Resorts
* What To Expect at the Disney Value Resorts
* How to Use Orbitz Promo Codes to Save on Disney Resorts
* Art of Animation Family Suites Review
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Ep 22: How To Save Money & Eat The Best Stuff at Epcot Food & Wine Festival! https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-22-how-to-save-money-eat-the-best-stuff-at-epcot-food-wine-festival/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:59:38 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=851 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-22-how-to-save-money-eat-the-best-stuff-at-epcot-food-wine-festival/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-22-how-to-save-money-eat-the-best-stuff-at-epcot-food-wine-festival/feed/ 3 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 Tips & Tricks for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival How To Get Discount Disney Gift Cards   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
Here are some resources related to the show:

* 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Favorites & What To Skip
* Tips & Tricks for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
* How To Get Discount Disney Gift Cards

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Ep 21: Highlights, Discounts, & Tips For Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-21-highlights-discounts-tips-for-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:53:54 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=781 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-21-highlights-discounts-tips-for-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-21-highlights-discounts-tips-for-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/feed/ 0 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.   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 de...
Here is a link to discount Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets from Undercover Tourist.

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Ep 20: September Trip Report: All-Star Movies For The Win, Food & Wine, Halloween Party and more… https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-20-september-trip-report-all-star-movies-for-the-win-food-wine-halloween-party-and-more/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:01:43 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=733 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-20-september-trip-report-all-star-movies-for-the-win-food-wine-halloween-party-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-20-september-trip-report-all-star-movies-for-the-win-food-wine-halloween-party-and-more/feed/ 0 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? 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
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?

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Ep 19: How To Keep The Disney World Magic Alive When You Can’t Visit As Much As You Want – Interview with Dave Rich https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-19-how-to-keep-the-disney-world-magic-alive-when-you-cant-visit-as-much-as-you-want-interview-with-dave-rich/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:22:47 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=697 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-19-how-to-keep-the-disney-world-magic-alive-when-you-cant-visit-as-much-as-you-want-interview-with-dave-rich/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-19-how-to-keep-the-disney-world-magic-alive-when-you-cant-visit-as-much-as-you-want-interview-with-dave-rich/feed/ 3 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. Dave now has his own podcast - check out how to bring more Disney magic to your everyday life at Add More Mouse! Some resources that are mentioned in this show: Walt Disney: An American Original - Bob Thomas WDW Radio with Lou Mongello Connecting with Walt - The DIS Unplugged Brian Wilson - In The Key of Disney Louis Armstrong - Disney Songs the Satchmo Way The 3028 Podcast   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,
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.

Dave now has his own podcast - check out how to bring more Disney magic to your everyday life at Add More Mouse!

Some resources that are mentioned in this show:

* Walt Disney: An American Original - Bob Thomas
* WDW Radio with Lou Mongello
* Connecting with Walt - The DIS Unplugged
* Brian Wilson - In The Key of Disney
* Louis Armstrong - Disney Songs the Satchmo Way
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Ep 18: Cheapskate Trip Planning Timeline + Steps https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-18-cheapskate-trip-planning-timeline-steps/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:21:04 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=684 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-18-cheapskate-trip-planning-timeline-steps/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-18-cheapskate-trip-planning-timeline-steps/feed/ 0 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 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: -
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

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Ep 17: Top 20 Freebies at Walt Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-17-top-20-freebies-at-walt-disney-world/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:42:29 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=655 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-17-top-20-freebies-at-walt-disney-world/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-17-top-20-freebies-at-walt-disney-world/feed/ 0 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 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
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

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Ep 16: All About Disney Vacation Club – Interview With Kristen Tutas from ResalesDVC https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-16-all-about-disney-vacation-club-an-interview-with-kristen-tutas-from-resales-dvc/ Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:16:40 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=621 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-16-all-about-disney-vacation-club-an-interview-with-kristen-tutas-from-resales-dvc/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-16-all-about-disney-vacation-club-an-interview-with-kristen-tutas-from-resales-dvc/feed/ 0 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! Here are links to some of what we talk about in the show: How To Rent DVC Points & Save 70% on Your Disney World Vacation David's Vacation Rentals How To Rent DVC Points With A Broker  ResalesDVC 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 mon...
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!

Here are links to some of what we talk about in the show:

* How To Rent DVC Points & Save 70% on Your Disney World Vacation
* David's Vacation Rentals
* How To Rent DVC Points With A Broker 
* ResalesDVC

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Ep 15: 12 Tips to Save Money on Food at Disney World! https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-15-12-tips-to-save-money-on-food-at-disney-world/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 07:52:49 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=615 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-15-12-tips-to-save-money-on-food-at-disney-world/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-15-12-tips-to-save-money-on-food-at-disney-world/feed/ 2 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 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: -
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

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Ep 14: All About the Holidays at Disney World (and How to Visit on a Budget) https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-14-all-about-the-holidays-at-disney-world-and-how-to-visit-on-a-budget/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 10:49:13 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=587 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-14-all-about-the-holidays-at-disney-world-and-how-to-visit-on-a-budget/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-14-all-about-the-holidays-at-disney-world-and-how-to-visit-on-a-budget/feed/ 0 Episode 14 of The Budget Mouse Podcast is all about visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays and how to save money on a trip in November and December. Here are links to the posts I mention in the show: All About Epcot Festival of the Holidays A Disney World Christmas: The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Guide! Candlelight Processional Dining Package Tips  Episode 14 of The Budget Mouse Podcast is all about visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays and how to save money on a trip in November and December. - Here are links to the posts I mention in the show: -
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* All About Epcot Festival of the Holidays
* A Disney World Christmas: The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Guide!
* Candlelight Processional Dining Package Tips 

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Ep 13: Everything You Need to Know About Toy Story Land https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-13-everything-you-need-to-know-about-toy-story-land/ Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:34:14 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=531 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-13-everything-you-need-to-know-about-toy-story-land/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-13-everything-you-need-to-know-about-toy-story-land/feed/ 1 Here is Episode 13 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! I share lots of tips and tricks for the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Here is a link to some posts I mention in this episode: Toy Story Land Tips & Tricks How to Use Mobile Order at Disney World Terralina Crafted Italian Review (Patrons-only post) Here is Episode 13 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! I share lots of tips and tricks for the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. - Here is a link to some posts I mention in this episode: Toy Story Land Tips & Tricks
Here is a link to some posts I mention in this episode:

* Toy Story Land Tips & Tricks
* How to Use Mobile Order at Disney World
* Terralina Crafted Italian Review (Patrons-only post)

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Ep 12: July Trip Report With Money-Saving Tips! https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-12-july-trip-report-with-money-saving-tips/ Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:09:14 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=490 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-12-july-trip-report-with-money-saving-tips/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-12-july-trip-report-with-money-saving-tips/feed/ 3 Here is a compilation of the trip reports from my July trip to Walt Disney World. I share how we saved money on ALL aspects of the trip, where we stayed, what we ate, and a little about what I did at Hollywood Studios. Here are links to some of the things I mention in this show: How to Find Disney Hotels on Hotwire and Priceline How to Get the Best Rooms at Disney World + Room Request Fax Printable How to Get Groceries Delivered at Disney World How to Use Uber & Lyft at Walt Disney World Personal item-sized bag from Amazon Here is a compilation of the trip reports from my July trip to Walt Disney World. I share how we saved money on ALL aspects of the trip, where we stayed, what we ate, and a little about what I did at Hollywood Studios. -
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* How to Find Disney Hotels on Hotwire and Priceline
* How to Get the Best Rooms at Disney World + Room Request Fax Printable
* How to Get Groceries Delivered at Disney World
* How to Use Uber & Lyft at Walt Disney World
* Personal item-sized bag from Amazon

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Ep 11: My Favorite Things at Disney World That Most People Skip https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-11-my-favorite-things-at-disney-world-that-most-people-skip/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 20:53:07 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=471 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-11-my-favorite-things-at-disney-world-that-most-people-skip/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-11-my-favorite-things-at-disney-world-that-most-people-skip/feed/ 0 Here's Episode 11 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! This week I'm sharing 15 things that I absolutely love in the parks that most people skip. Plus I answer a reader question about visiting in January during the Walt Disney World Marathon. The Budget Mouse Patreon page is up and in this week's show I thank patrons Ashley, Kim, Becky, and Laura! Here's Episode 11 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! This week I'm sharing 15 things that I absolutely love in the parks that most people skip. Plus I answer a reader question about visiting in January during the Walt Disney World Marathon. -
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Ep 10: The Disney Dining Plan: 4 Scenarios Where It Could Save You Money https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-10-the-disney-dining-plan-4-scenarios-where-it-could-save-you-money/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:51:01 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=451 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-10-the-disney-dining-plan-4-scenarios-where-it-could-save-you-money/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-10-the-disney-dining-plan-4-scenarios-where-it-could-save-you-money/feed/ 0 Here's Episode 10 of The Budget Mouse podcast! It's all about the Disney Dining Plan, and when it could actually save you money. I'm excited to announce that my Patreon page is ready - check it out here! Here's Episode 10 of The Budget Mouse podcast! It's all about the Disney Dining Plan, and when it could actually save you money. - I'm excited to announce that my Patreon page is ready - check it out here!
I'm excited to announce that my Patreon page is ready - check it out here!

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Ep 9: How to Never Wait in Line at Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-9-how-to-never-wait-in-line-at-disney-world/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:16:26 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=432 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-9-how-to-never-wait-in-line-at-disney-world/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-9-how-to-never-wait-in-line-at-disney-world/feed/ 0 Here's Episode 9 of The Budget Mouse podcast! I share my five tactics for avoiding waits at Disney World plus answer a reader question about handling room charges when traveling with a group. Here are some of the resources I mention in the show: Undercover Tourist Crowd Calendar WDW Prep School - Rider Switch Info All About FastPass + Free Printable Cheat Sheet The Budget Mouse Podcast Episode 7 - The Best & Cheapest Times of Year to Visit Walt Disney World How To Never Wait in Line at Disney World (And Still Ride Everything) Here's Episode 9 of The Budget Mouse podcast! I share my five tactics for avoiding waits at Disney World plus answer a reader question about handling room charges when traveling with a group. - Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:
Here are some of the resources I mention in the show:

* Undercover Tourist Crowd Calendar
* WDW Prep School - Rider Switch Info
* All About FastPass + Free Printable Cheat Sheet
* The Budget Mouse Podcast Episode 7 - The Best & Cheapest Times of Year to Visit Walt Disney World
* How To Never Wait in Line at Disney World (And Still Ride Everything)

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Ep 8: Why You’ll Love Animal Kingdom Lodge + How to Stay There On the Cheap https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-8-why-youll-love-animal-kingdom-lodge-how-to-stay-there-on-the-cheap/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:49:06 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=381 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-8-why-youll-love-animal-kingdom-lodge-how-to-stay-there-on-the-cheap/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-8-why-youll-love-animal-kingdom-lodge-how-to-stay-there-on-the-cheap/feed/ 1 Here's Episode 8 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! This show is all about why a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge should be at the top of your Disney World bucket list and how we stay there on the cheap. Here are some resources I mention in the show: How To Rent DVC Points to Save Up To 70% at Disney Deluxe Resorts How To Rent DVC Points with a Broker Animal Kingdom Lodge Free Resort Activities Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Review Here's Episode 8 of The Budget Mouse Podcast! This show is all about why a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge should be at the top of your Disney World bucket list and how we stay there on the cheap. -
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* How To Rent DVC Points to Save Up To 70% at Disney Deluxe Resorts
* How To Rent DVC Points with a Broker
* Animal Kingdom Lodge Free Resort Activities
* Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Review
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Ep 7: The Best & Cheapest Times of Year to Visit Walt Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-7-the-best-cheapest-times-of-year-to-visit-walt-disney-world/ Wed, 30 May 2018 12:40:29 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=371 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-7-the-best-cheapest-times-of-year-to-visit-walt-disney-world/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-7-the-best-cheapest-times-of-year-to-visit-walt-disney-world/feed/ 2 Here is episode 7 of The Budget Mouse podcast, all about my picks for the best and CHEAPEST times of year to visit Walt Disney World! Did you know the cost of the same room at a Disney World resort can be HALF PRICE during a value season compared to peak season? Get all of the details in this week's show! Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the show: Disney World Room Rates & Seasons – an incredible resource over at MouseSavers DVC Point Charts – a great resources from ResalesDVC for planning a stay with rented DVC points Orbitz – If you want to stay at a Disney resort and have one or two people in a room, you can save an extra 15% using Orbitz promo codes. These codes will work on some off-property hotels as well, but only if they aren’t chains. Aardvark Compare – my recommended travel insurance provider David’s Vacation Rentals – Renting DVC points is the #1 way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation. David’s handles everything for you and makes renting points so easy (read my full review here). Undercover Tourist – Undercover Tourist offers the best savings on a room-only reservation for more than two people in a room. Here is episode 7 of The Budget Mouse podcast, all about my picks for the best and CHEAPEST times of year to visit Walt Disney World! Did you know the cost of the same room at a Disney World resort can be HALF PRICE during a value season compared to pe...
Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the show:

* Disney World Room Rates & Seasons – an incredible resource over at MouseSavers
* DVC Point Charts – a great resources from ResalesDVC for planning a stay with rented DVC points
* Orbitz – If you want to stay at a Disney resort and have one or two people in a room, you can save an extra 15% using Orbitz promo codes. These codes will work on some off-property hotels as well, but only if they aren’t chains.
* Aardvark Compare – my recommended travel insurance provider
* David’s Vacation Rentals – Renting DVC points is the #1 way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation. David’s handles everything for you and makes renting points so easy (read my full review here).
* Undercover Tourist – Undercover Tourist offers the best savings on a room-only reservation for more than two people in a room.

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Ep 6: How to Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World! https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-6-how-to-beat-the-heat-at-walt-disney-world/ Wed, 23 May 2018 07:42:49 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=334 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-6-how-to-beat-the-heat-at-walt-disney-world/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-6-how-to-beat-the-heat-at-walt-disney-world/feed/ 0 In this week's episode, I share all of my tips and tricks for staying cool at Walt Disney World. I also ask for listener and reader feedback on renting a vacation home or villa in the Orlando area. Here are some of the resources I mention in this episode: The Best Dates to Visit Walt Disney World + Free Printable Calendar Disney World Grocery Delivery: What You Need to Know + How to Get It For Free! The cooling sports towels I mentioned: KUYOU Cooling Towels 3 Pack The oh-so-fashionable open top hat I mentioned: Packable Rool Up Wide Brim Sun Hat In this week's episode, I share all of my tips and tricks for staying cool at Walt Disney World. I also ask for listener and reader feedback on renting a vacation home or villa in the Orlando area. - Here are some of the resources I mention in this ep...
Here are some of the resources I mention in this episode:

* The Best Dates to Visit Walt Disney World + Free Printable Calendar
* Disney World Grocery Delivery: What You Need to Know + How to Get It For Free!
* The cooling sports towels I mentioned: KUYOU Cooling Towels 3 Pack
* The oh-so-fashionable open top hat I mentioned: Packable Rool Up Wide Brim Sun Hat

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Ep 5: Ten Special Add-On Experiences at Walt Disney World That Won’t Break The Bank https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-5-ten-special-add-on-experiences-at-walt-disney-world-that-wont-break-the-bank/ Wed, 16 May 2018 08:35:52 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=309 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-5-ten-special-add-on-experiences-at-walt-disney-world-that-wont-break-the-bank/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-5-ten-special-add-on-experiences-at-walt-disney-world-that-wont-break-the-bank/feed/ 0 Here is Episode 5 of The Budget Mouse podcast! In this show, I share 10 add-on experiences at Walt Disney World that are affordable AND will make your trip extra special. I also share my tricks for getting the best price on a room-only reservation at Disney World including when and how to book them. Here is Episode 5 of The Budget Mouse podcast! In this show, I share 10 add-on experiences at Walt Disney World that are affordable AND will make your trip extra special. I also share my tricks for getting the best price on a room-only reservation at D...
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Ep 4: Getting to Walt Disney World (and Back Again) On a Budget + Candlelight Processional Dining Packages https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-4-getting-to-walt-disney-world-and-back-again-on-a-budget-candlelight-processional-dining-packages/ Wed, 09 May 2018 20:55:21 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=290 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-4-getting-to-walt-disney-world-and-back-again-on-a-budget-candlelight-processional-dining-packages/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-4-getting-to-walt-disney-world-and-back-again-on-a-budget-candlelight-processional-dining-packages/feed/ 0 Here's Episode Four of the Budget Mouser Podcast! This week, I tackle transportation costs involved with a Disney World vacation (should I fly? or drive? or both?), share my tricks for getting to Orlando and back again on the cheap, and answer a reader question about Candlelight Processional Dining Packages at Epcot. Note: Though I don't mention it in the show, I mainly am making suggestions for those on the East Coast of the US. Those traveling from the West Coast and Internationally deserve their own show and suggestions! Another note: I'm not happy with the audio quality on this week's show, but I am working on getting consistently good quality for you in future episodes. Here's Episode Four of the Budget Mouser Podcast! This week, I tackle transportation costs involved with a Disney World vacation (should I fly? or drive? or both?), share my tricks for getting to Orlando and back again on the cheap,
Note: Though I don't mention it in the show, I mainly am making suggestions for those on the East Coast of the US. Those traveling from the West Coast and Internationally deserve their own show and suggestions!

Another note: I'm not happy with the audio quality on this week's show, but I am working on getting consistently good quality for you in future episodes.

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Ep 3: Reader Q&A + Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants in the Theme Parks https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-3-reader-qa-top-5-quick-service-restaurants-in-the-theme-parks/ Wed, 02 May 2018 05:25:52 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=258 https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-3-reader-qa-top-5-quick-service-restaurants-in-the-theme-parks/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/ep-3-reader-qa-top-5-quick-service-restaurants-in-the-theme-parks/feed/ 1 In Episode 3 of The Budget Mouse Podcast, I answer a BUNCH of reader questions and share my top 5 favorite quick service restaurants in the Walt Disney World theme parks! Get tips, tricks, and hacks for a magical Disney vacation on a shoestring budget every week on The Budget Mouse podcast. In Episode 3 of The Budget Mouse Podcast, I answer a BUNCH of reader questions and share my top 5 favorite quick service restaurants in the Walt Disney World theme parks! - Get tips, tricks, and hacks for a magical Disney vacation on a shoestring budg...
Get tips, tricks, and hacks for a magical Disney vacation on a shoestring budget every week on The Budget Mouse podcast.

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Ep 2: FastPass+ at Walt Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/2-fastpass-at-walt-disney-world-and-more/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:42:56 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=241 https://thebudgetmouse.com/2-fastpass-at-walt-disney-world-and-more/#respond https://thebudgetmouse.com/2-fastpass-at-walt-disney-world-and-more/feed/ 0 In Episode 2 of The Budget Mouse Podcast we talk FastPass+ at Walt Disney World, Toy Story Land, and Dole Whips. Thanks for listening! In Episode 2 of The Budget Mouse Podcast we talk FastPass+ at Walt Disney World, Toy Story Land, and Dole Whips. Thanks for listening!
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Ep 1: 2018 FREE DINING at Walt Disney World https://thebudgetmouse.com/the-budget-mouse-podcast-episode-1-free-dining/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:01:41 +0000 https://thebudgetmouse.com/?p=162 https://thebudgetmouse.com/the-budget-mouse-podcast-episode-1-free-dining/#comments https://thebudgetmouse.com/the-budget-mouse-podcast-episode-1-free-dining/feed/ 6 Here's the first episode of my new podcast! I explain Free Dining at Walt Disney World, answer a reader question, and share a money-saving tip. Check out my full post with everything you need to know about Free Dining here! Here's the first episode of my new podcast! I explain Free Dining at Walt Disney World, answer a reader question, and share a money-saving tip. - Check out my full post with everything you need to know about Free Dining here!
Check out my full post with everything you need to know about Free Dining here!

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