Disney World Vacation Planning: Non-Holiday Dates to Avoid

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Heading off to Disney World these days requires a lot more planning than it took years ago. In the olden days, or perhaps the Golden Days, you could throw some bags in the car and drive to Orlando for a week or a simple weekend without doing very much in advance. In this new era […]

Understanding Disney Park Closure Phases: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

There are a LOT of people taking vacations to Disney parks, which these days can pretty much be year ’round. There seem to be no “down” times to go to Disney with short lines and low crowds like in years past. And during holidays, things can be just downright crazy! If you are one of […]

Disney World Tips for Kids: “Free Day” Fun Activities

Resort hoppng at Disney World

We always to suggest a “free” day to those planning a Disney World vacation. Not necessarily “free,” as in it costs nothing, but free as in you do not have regular park tickets for that day. You and the family are not waking up early, walking for miles, and shutting down a park late into […]

Ferrytale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise: A Cheapskate Princess Guide


For those vacation planners looking for a different activity for an upcoming trip, Disney World has announced a brand new opportunity to see Wishes fireworks while enjoying yummy snacks and drinks. Disney World Water Parks: A Cheapskate Princess Guide What is it? Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise lets you see the fireworks show Wishes from […]

Afternoon Tea at Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room: a Cheapskate Guide

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Looking for a special Disney activity, something different from the usual roller coasters and counter service meals? Then perhaps you should think about making a reservation for Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room. Vacationers always remark that walking around the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, often referred to as the “flagship” of Disney resorts, is like […]

Over 190 Disney World Tips for Kids!

190 tips for kids on a Disney World vacation

If you are planning a Disney vacation that includes children, you will do a lot of just that – planning. We’re here to help. When we published our most popular article, entitled 120 Walt Disney World DO NOTs: Tips From Real People on How NOT to Screw Up a Disney Vacation!, we had no idea […]

Where to Find FREE Disney World Theme Parks Christmas Music

Disney World Christmas castle

As we approach Christmas holidays, do you ever find yourself being glad you didn’t brave the crowds at Walt Disney World and yet simultaneously really wish you were there? It’s a huge Christmas Catch 22 really. Do you tackle the huge holiday crowds and stand in long lines or do something else and wish you […]

Free Fun in Celebration Florida: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

ice skating at Disney's Celebration

Free time in Orlando? Our Cheapskate Princess guide to the town of Celebration, for hours of free fun!

Can You Afford Disney’s Villains’ Sinister Soiree at Mickey’s Halloween Party?

Lady Tremaine at Mickey's Halloween Party

Have you heard about Disney World’s new “Villains’ Sinister Soiree” at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Grab your Disney Visas, and get ready for a wickedly fun party at Cinderella Castle.