First Trip to Disney? Over 20 Tips for Parents With Younger Children

How to Have fun at Disney World with small kids.

Shopping at the local grocery store can be overwhelming for a parent. My children are all passed the elementary school ages now, but I talk with a lot of moms who have younger kids. Many say there is no way they would tackle Disney World with younger children. I always laugh first, and then I tell them that it can be done with proper pre-planning and mental and physical breaks.

We asked our  Cheapskate Princess Facebook Fans, with a large group of parents who have been there and done that, for their best advice for parents who want to take smaller children to Disney World. They gave us over 20 fabulous ideas to help plan your next vacation. [Read more…]

Free Cinderella Manicure Instructions, Perfect for the Disney Princess on a Budget!

Disney Moms Cinderella manicure
Need a fun and easy way to get your little girls ready for a play date? How about get yourself ready for a night on the town? The Official Walt Disney World Pinterest page released these adorable instructions for a Disney Princess manicure.  If you ever did your own nails before the ball to save money for a vacation, you just might be a Cheapskate Princess.
Blue not your nail color? Just imagine how adorable this would look in pink or pastel yellow!

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12 Disney Craft Ideas from Pinterest for the Disney Princess on a Budget!

where to find do it yourself Disney World crafts

Updated for 2016!

It’s expensive to be a Disney Princes, all those ball gowns and tiaras, the upkeep on the castle. What’s an ordinary gal to do if the Fairy Godmother hasn’t dropped a money tree into our back yard if we want to decorate our homes and bodies in cute Disney inspired stuff? We have to get a little crafty, try some DIY/Do It Yourself projects rather than drop a fortune in the Disney Resort gift shops and the Disney Store online. We can head off to our happy place and make some cool stuff.

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Gotta Have it! 12 Cheapskate Extravagances at Walt Disney World

best things to spend money on at Disney World

Updated for 2017!

There is no one size fits all Disney vacation. You can customize your trip to fit your needs and desires, sprinkling as much Pixie Dust as you can afford to spread. From Value to Deluxe Resorts, standard park tickets to Annual Passes, and Signature Restaurants to cereal in your hotel room, there is seemingly no end to the choices you can make concerning your Disney experience.

I always believe it’s a good idea to ask real people who spend lots of hard-earned money on vacations what they thought of experiences, accommodations, and purchases before I decide where and when to drop my Disney money. We asked our Cheapskate Princess Facebook fans, “What is the one thing you’ll spend money on for a Disney vacation, even if it’s pricey?

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1st Trip to Disney? Avoid These 10 Mistakes!

have a great Disney World vacation

Updated for 2017!

Vacations are designed to whisk you away from reality and give you a break from the ho-hum of every day. A trip to Disney World is very pricey, and if you are not one of the lucky ones who make multiple trips each year, then you are saving and planning for your next your trip for what could be years. Or perhaps it just feels like years. If you make all these plans and pay all this money, how could you possibly screw it up?

Easy.

People do it all the time. [Read more…]

Walt Disney World in the Fall: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

best time to go to Disney World
Updated for 2017!

When school starts back each fall, temperatures slowly dip back below 90 degrees in the deep south. Add in football games plus  marching bands, and even if not many tree colors are changing, you have yourself the season known as fall. Is now the time for you to load up the family and head to Orlando for a vacation? We asked our  Cheapskate Princess Facebook Fans what they thought about visiting Disney World in the fall.

Here are eight reasons why you should pick a resort, grab your Mickey Mouse ears hat, and head off to the Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]

Disney Food Tip #3: Bring Ziplocks In Your Theme Park Bag

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Updated for 2017!

If you ever took part of your dinner out of a restaurant with you to snack on later, then you just might be a Disney’s Cheapskate Princess! Walt Disney World is a vacation spot known for serving great food, but dining at Disney has a reputation for being rather pricey. The good news is that portions are usually reasonable, and many people feel the portions are actually quite large. When you walk away from your meal, your tummy will be full even if your wallet is significantly lighter.

We asked our  Cheapskate Princess Facebook Fans if they traveled with Ziplocs to save money on food, and we’re sharing their ideas. [Read more…]