Discount Disney Gift Cards: Basics & Hacks

on February 11, 2020

Here’s episode 54 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about discount Disney gift cards! Here are the resources I mention in the show:

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Current Disney World Discounts

on February 5, 2020

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Below are the current Disney World discounts available to the general public. I’ll keep this post updated when new offers are announced.

You can book any Disney World package with a $200 deposit and pay the rest 30 days before check-in.

You can cancel up to 30 days before check-in without any penalty. Read more...

Disney Magical Express Guide & Tips

on February 1, 2020

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One of my favorite perks of staying at a Disney World hotel is the free ride to and from the airport on the Disney Magical Express.

In this post, I’ll share everything you need to know about using the Disney Magical Express from someone who has used it over twenty times – that’s me! Read more...

Epcot FastPass 2020 Guide & Tips

on January 21, 2020
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Do you want to know the best way to use FastPass at Epcot? You’ve come to the right place!

This Epcot FastPass 2020 guide will help you see and do everything you want without wasting those magical minutes waiting in line.

Read on for everything you need to know to master FastPass at Disney World’s Epcot.  Read more...

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: 10 Essential Tips For Your Visit To Batuu

on January 18, 2020

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Are you interested in visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

Then you’ll want my tips and tricks to make sure you have the best possible experience in this immersive new land!

First, here are some quick and dirty basics on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge:

  • It is an area located inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, FL (there is also a Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland in California, but this post is concerned with the Florida version)
  • It is 14 acres in size and cost an estimated $1 billion to build
  • It opened on August 29th, 2019 in Walt Disney World (though the headliner attraction didn’t open until December 5th, 2019)

Next are my tips for visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and things you need to know before visiting! Read more...

Animal Kingdom FastPass Guide & Tips

on January 11, 2020

Do you want to know the best way to use FastPass at Animal Kingdom? You’ve come to the right place!

With this Animal Kingdom FastPass guide you’ll be able to see and do everything you want without wasting those magical minutes waiting in line.

Read on for everything you need to know to master FastPass at Disney World’s wildest park.  Read more...

Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World on Any Budget

on January 10, 2020

Welcome to episode 52 of The Budget Mouse podcast which is all about celebrating a birthday at Walt Disney World!

Here are the resources I mention in the show:

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Everything About Disney Photo Pass & Memory Maker

on December 22, 2019

Welcome to episode 51 of The Budget Mouse Podcast which is all about the Disney PhotoPass service and Memory Maker. 

Here are the resources I mention in this show:

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Disney World Weather: What To Expect Each Month

on December 13, 2019

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When you’re planning a Disney vacation, you’ll want to know what the Disney World weather will be like when you are there.

It’s likely that the weather in Orlando will be VERY different than what you are used to back home, so deciding what to pack can be tricky!

I’ve visited Disney World over 30 times during every season and I’ve finally figured out central Florida weather. Read more...

How To Get The BEST Rooms at Disney World Resorts

on December 6, 2019

Here is episode 50 of The Budget Mouse podcast!

The resources I mention in this show include:

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The Hunger Project Fundraiser & Disney Prize Pack Giveaway!

on November 26, 2019

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I am thrilled to share a fundraiser for one of my favorite charities this holiday season!

I am so blessed to have enough to eat and to even eat occasionally eat my way through Walt Disney World. But not everyone has access to nutritious food, so I hope you will support The Hunger Project in their mission to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies. Read more...

Disney Transportation: How Much Money Will It Save You?

on November 17, 2019

disney transportation - bus outside of a resort

You you are planning a trip to Disney World on a budget, you”ll have to decide whether you’ll stay “on-property” at a Disney-owned resort, or stay at one of the hundreds of hotels that are nearby but not run by Disney.

But if you are flying into Orlando, you’ll need to factor in the cost of getting to/from the airport as well as getting yourself to the parks each day.  Read more...