Ep 10: The Disney Dining Plan: 4 Scenarios Where It Could Save You Money

on June 28, 2018

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!

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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...

Ep 9: How to Never Wait in Line at Disney World

on June 20, 2018

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:

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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...

Ep 8: Why You’ll Love Animal Kingdom Lodge + How to Stay There On the Cheap

on June 13, 2018

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:

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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...

Ep 7: The Best & Cheapest Times of Year to Visit Walt Disney World

on May 30, 2018

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! 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...

Ep 6: How to Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World!

on May 23, 2018

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:

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Ep 5: Ten Special Add-On Experiences at Walt Disney World That Won’t Break The Bank

on May 16, 2018

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.

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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...

Ep 4: Getting to Walt Disney World (and Back Again) On a Budget + Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

on May 9, 2018

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. Read more...

Dining Review: The Polite Pig in Disney Springs

on May 7, 2018

I got to check out one of the newer dining locations in Disney Springs on my recent trip to Walt Disney World. Here’s a quick and honest review of The Polite Pig!

This is the second installment in my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series – you can check out the other posts here.

The Polite Pig is located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs, close to the World of Disney Store and right next to the elevators for the Lime parking garage. Read more...