Amazing Disney World Souvenir Extravagances: Rebecca Hook Jewelry

You’ll have to make a tough decision in the Disney gifts shops. Do you buy the cheapest souvenirs you can find or do you splurge on something extravagant that can potentially last longer?

Sometimes you have to go with the extravagance and bring home some jewelry.  [Read more…]

Where to Find H2O Products After Your Disney Vacation

Updated for 2017!

If you’ve ever stayed in a Disney resort, then you are familiar with the fabulous H2O bath products you receive free with your hotel accommodations. You’ll receive little travel sizes in your room, and if you run out while you’re still a paying guest, you can ask Mouse Keeping to bring you some more. But even if you take some home, they run out fast.

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Disney World Extravagance: Helzberg’s Enchanted by Disney Jewelry Line

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Updated for 2017!

If you can find some room in your Disney vacation budget to bring home a nice souvenir, jewelry is often great choice. Prices can range from $10 to over $4,000, both in the on-property gift shops and online at the Disney Store. If you spend a lot of time in the parks, you will notice that the same jewelry will hang around for sale for years. Let’s take a look at something different from the usual gift shop merchandise, and you won’t even have to set foot in a park to make a purchase.

Helzberg Jewelry opened their first store in Kansas City in 1915. They are one of the oldest jewelry chains in America, and they have a brand new line of Disney inspired jewelry designs. We’ll take a look at some of their new designs priced from $49.99 to $1299.

Read: Fabulous Disney-Inspired Wedding Rings, Perfect for a Disney Princess!

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Haunted Mansion Madame Leota Souvenirs by Dooney & Bourke

Updated for 2017!

The Haunted Mansion is a very popular ride at Disney World, and thanks to Dooney and Bourke, now you can feel at one with the spirits while you take Madame Leota with you all day. Prices are not for the cheap at heart, but especially with the handbags, if you take care of them, they can last for a lifetime of vacations.  [Read more…]

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Updates and Changes for 2016

bibbidi bobbidi boutique

2016 brought changes at the very popular Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Many a young maiden’s trip to the Magic Kingdom is not complete without a visit to the Fairy Godmother’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a royal makeover. What is changing?

  • The boutiques Castle Package at both the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs locations have now been upgraded to include a unique keepsake Disney Princess necklace.
  • Some packages had a price increase – yes sad face.  Take note you will need to save up approximately $5 more for the Castle Package and the Courtyard Package from the previous price.
  • Photopass Photographers will continue to capture transformations, however review the the photos section below to understand some changes in prints and photopass.

The following prices are now in place effective May 10th of 2016 and the features of each package are listed below:

The Castle Package – $199.95 plus tax

  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem
  • Princess necklace, sash and tote
  • Nail polish
  • Complete costume of your choice plus accessories (shoes not included)

The Courtyard Package – $99.95 plus tax

  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem
  • Princess sash and tote
  • Nail polish
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique T-shirt
  • Trendy tutu

The Crown Package – $59.95 plus tax (no price change)

  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem
  • Princess sash and tote
  • Nail polish

The Knight Package – $19.95 plus tax (no price change)

  • Hairstyling with gel
  • Mighty sword and shield
  • Confetti

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Photos: Disney PhotoPass Photographers will continue to photograph Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique transformations, and Guests can purchase prints as an add-on to any package for $34.95 plus tax, which includes one (1) 6” x 8” photo and four (4) 4” x 6” photos in a special photo holder.  Guests may also view and order photos through MyDisneyPhotoPass.com or the My Disney Experience mobile app. Prints were no longer be included in the Castle Package effective May 10th.

IMPORTANT, if you want to experience the Fairy Godmother’s magical makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, get those reservations in EARLY as they fill up FAST! Need help planning your transformation and your Disney vacation?

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Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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Tips to Stay Cool on a Summer Disney Vacation

stay cool on a Disney vacation

It sure is hot in Orlando during the summer. With average temperatures in June, July, and August hovering around 92 degrees, that means when you factor in humidity, it’s going to feel like it’s about 100 degrees. That’s really hot, especially for those of you not used to high heat in the deep south.

So how can a Disney Princess stay cool in the parks and resorts when the temperature is turned up to broil? We have some tips…

Read: Should You Pull Kids Out of School for a Disney Vacation?

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Spring 2016 Disney Dooneys Are Here!

2016 Spring Dooney & Bourke Disney collections

2016

It’s spring, which means it’s time for you Disney Princesses to take your Visa out of your winter coat and check out the latest Dooney & Bourke handbags being released before summer this year.

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Mickey & Minnie Mouse Shopper Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

new Mickey and Minnie Shopper Handbags Dooney & Bourke

Updated for 2016!

Ready to spend some of your vacation souvenir money on a new Disney-themed handbag? Mice and castles and Disney, oh my! In 2015, Dooney & Bourke released some of their most adorable handbags for the Disney Princess with the funds to spend on a nice vacation souvenir.

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Disney’s Charmed in the Park Jewelry: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

prices for Charmed in teh Parks Disney exclusive jewelry

So Pandora’s Disney inspired jewelry is a little out of your price range? With Disney Pandora charms retailing from $35 to $95, it’s easy to see why. Does your daughter want a charm bracelet, but you aren’t ready to sink a lot of money into her collection? Well, what you need is some charm from the parks!

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Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Disney Runway Princess Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Disney Dooney & Bourke 2015 prices

Updated for 2017

A fashion show- that’s what vacationing at the Disney parks has become. Your vacation will cost a lot of money, but have you saved any for a souvenir for yourself?  When you want to treat yourself to something nice, splurge on a really special keepsake from a fantastic vacation, where can a Cheapskate Princess spend her money?

Hang onto your wallets, Disney Princesses, while we check out the Runway Princess handbags by Dooney & Bourke. These handbags were released back in 2015, so you may not be able to purchase them in gift shops or on Disneystore.com anymore.   [Read more…]

Vancaro’s Titanium Disney Inspired His & Hers Rings

Mickey Mouse wedding rings

I found these great Mickey and Minnie inspired rings at Vancaro.com. I have spent a lot of time staring into souvenir cases in Walt Disney World gift shops, and I’ve never spotted anything quite like these, so get ready to stand out from all the other Disney vacation souvenirs. In October of 2015, they were on sale, which beats another set of t-shirts by a mile!

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Love Disney Inspired Jewelry? Head to Etsy!

where to find Disney jewelry on Etsy

I’ve seen a lot of Disney World jewelry in my time, so I just love to find something out of the ordinary. Put new Disney inspired jewelry together with a less expensive than retail price, and that’s a cheapskate dream come true! I’m all about finding some deals on eBay, but what I seem to locate there is almost always used Disney jewelry or antiques. So I spent a late Saturday night window shopping around Etsy, and you won’t believe the amazing Disney inspired jewelry that can be yours for under $30.

That price is a deal in my book, plus you may be the only princess on your block sporting these amazing jewelry designs, until your friends find out where you got it. Check out what I found for your Disney princess.

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