Disney Extravagances I Can’t Afford: Chiara Ferragni Shoes for Disney

Shop Disney recently collaborated with fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni to create a luxury collection of Italian-made shoes inspired by Minnie Mouse. If you thought the new resort parking fee was going to hurt your wallet, wait until you see the price for these shoes!

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Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Who is ready to swim and party at night at Typhoon Lagoon water park? Grab your Disney Visa and a swimsuit and check this out…

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Will the New Disney Resort Parking Fee Affect Your Vacation?

How much will the new Disney Resorts parking fee affect your next Disney vacation? [Read more…]

Disney Parks Launches First-Ever 360-Degree Panoramas on Google Street View

Did you know you can “explore” the Disney Parks down at the street level without ever leaving your seat, wherever that may be, by using either your phone or your computer?  [Read more…]

Sparkling Disney World Jewelry by Arribas Brothers

Arribas Brothers has been a staple of Disney vacation shopping since two brothers first got their start as glassblowers in Fantasyland at Disneyland back in 1967. Walt Disney reportedly noticed the glass blowing and glass cutting work of Alfonso and Tomas Arribas when they represented Spain at the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair. In 1971, the family duo opened Crystal Arts on Main Street, U.S.A. in Orlando, where Manuel Arribas has continued to work.

For years, just about the only place I could purchase their stunning jewelry pieces online was in used condition and on eBay. Recently, Disney has begun selling more and more of their Parks Authentic merchandise online. Shopdisney.com has some beautiful pieces available online, so you can now make an Arribas Brothers purchase before, during at the park and resort gift shops, and after a trip.  [Read more…]

How to Beat the Disney Blisters: Prevention and Care

It’s a well-known fact among Orlando travelers that you are going to walk yourself every which way possible on your Disney World trip. This catches a lot of people by surprise, and that’s a set up for blister pain. The average adult walks between 7-12 miles each park day, with fewer miles for days off while you resort hop, shop, or swimming. Even if you do some pre-vacation training, that a LOT of miles to do every day, and the wear and tear on your body will be intense. Many times, blisters are just a part of the journey.

But they don’t have to wreck your trip. Check out this information on how to prevent blisters and how to deal if one pops up, literally!

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Official Rules of the Disney Parks (Yes, There are Actually Rules!)

Disney World has rules in place so their guests enjoy safety and wonderful experiences. Before the Internet existed, along with Google searches and cell phones, people went to theme parks without consulting websites for expectations and written rules.

Believe it or not, there is an actual list of RULES for the Walt Disney World Resort, and here’s the list for 2018. [Read more…]

Disney World Tips for Kids: Food and Dining

Food. It’s a vacation must have but man, it’s going to cost a lot of money. Disney World has a reputation for quality menu items, but  food will take up a large portion of your overall trip budget. When you pay for children’s’ food, prices range from $8 for counter service to almost $40 for character meals. This adds up fast.

We’ve grouped together our best tips for Disney dining for the younger crowd, so get out that pen and take some notes! [Read more…]

Tons of Magic Kingdom Vacation Tips for Kids!

Thinking about taking the kids to Disney World on vacation? It’s not as easy as it used to be, when you could just show up, buy your tickets at the gate, pick up paper FASTPASSES from the machines, and walk into restaurants without reservations. Disney is a vastly different place these days, and it’s good to have a plan ahead to ensure things run smoothly.

Magic Kingdom is THE most visited theme park in the world, and it’s the one big must-do when visiting Walt Disney World. We have tips and tricks to make taking kids to Magic Kingdom simpler and easier.  [Read more…]

Should You Use a Minnie Van at Disney World? A Cheapskate Princess Guide

We’ve been familiar with the term “minivans” since car makers began downsizing from traditional full-size vans. But have you seen the Minnie Vans? We’ve got all your information, including prices, details, and how-tos. And Boy of Boy Mickey, are these vans cute!

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Disney Extravagances I Can’t Afford: Princess Dresses at the Grand Floridian Resort

I know Disney vacations are expensive, but every now and then the cost of some souvenirs shock even me. Get ready for the most fabulous princesses dresses I have ever seen, even if I can’t afford them… [Read more…]

Have These Disney Necklaces Personalized for Free!

Jewelry designer Rebecca Hook has been producing more and more Disney themed jewelry for the parks and resorts each year. I predict in several more years, you’ll recognize her name as much as ALEX & ANI. Just in time for the holidays, Rebecca has now created necklaces that can be monogrammed, which is a perfect gift for a loved one or even for yourself. [Read more…]