Mariott’s Grand Hotel Spa

Found in one of the most luxurious spa resorts in Alabama, Mariott’s Grand Hotel Spa, also known as The Spa at the Grand Hotel, is possibly one of the most amazing resort spas I have ever visited. Their quiet room is legendary for relaxation, and they offer treatments like body scrubs, couple’s massages, facials, and a steam room. While it’s certainly not cheap, there are ways to save money.

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Take this Alabama Ghost Tour!

Looking for some fun this Halloween for less than $50? How about some casual fine dining combined with with a story-telling tour at a potentially haunted mansion!Get ready for an Alabama Ghost Tour at Swift-Coles Historic Home. [Read more…]

Sterling Silver Mickey Rings by Rebecca Hook

Disney jewelry items are some of the best souvenir purchases you can make to keep the feeling of your last vacation alive and well every day. These Sterling Silver Mickey Mouse rings by Rebecca Hook inspired rings for cost under $150, which are great for kids or adult gifts. [Read more…]

Items Forbidden at Disney World

 

Have you ever given any thought on what NOT to pack for a WDW vacation? Most travelers simply worry over important items they forgot to pack. Park security has been tightening through the years as the world becomes a crazy place, and there is a comprehensive list of items forbidden at Disney World. You will go through a security check before you enter all the Disney theme parks, and Security Cast Members will look through your entire bag, section by section. This is a bit of a shock for first time visitors, and we have some tips later on to make that process go more smoothly.

If you can avoid packing items forbidden at Disney parks and resorts, you can save you time and money. [Read more…]

Disney World Height Requirements

Updated for 2019!

Many parents of small children don’t take height into consideration when planning for vacations. There are minimum Disney World Height Requirements for many rides at theme and water parks at Walt Disney World: if you haven’t measured your small children by now, get out that measuring tape and let’s see just who can ride what!

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Disney Character Dining Options

Just after determining where you’ll stay, when you’ll travel, and how many days worth of tickets you need, what you plan to eat has become a huge Disney World vacation decision. Disney Character Dining Options are now more plentiful, meals that are way more expensive than counter service food items or breakfast in your own hotel room. Can you afford them, and where should you go?

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Grab Disney Merchandise at Five Below Stores for Under $5!

Looking for Disney themed items at a cost that won’t wreck a vacation budget? How about some Disney Princess merchandise for a birthday present or another holiday? Move over dollar tree and make way for Five Below! [Read more…]

Splendid Disney World Watches I Can’t Afford!

Shinola Mickey watches
Every now and then a Disney-themed product comes along that peeks my interest but just completely loses me with the price tag.
Hang on to your Disney Visa and say hello to Mickey Mouse watches by Shinola.

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Decline Disney World Housekeeping to Save $10 a Day?

Disney resort room

Decline Disney World Housekeeping? Why would you ever do this? Walt Disney World Value and Moderate Resort hotels (including the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort) are still offering a trial phase Service Your Way program that gives you the ability to decline housekeeping services during your resort stay. If you decide not to have your room cleaned each day, you will receive a Disney Gift Card worth $10 per night for all nights of your stay except one. So if you spend 7 nights in a Disney resort, you will receive a $60 gift card if you decline housekeeping, which Disney fans in-the-know also call “Mousekeeping.”

Should you save money by cleaning your own resort room or simply enjoy being pampered? 

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Magic Kingdom First Haircuts for Kids!

Did you know you can get a hair cut while vacationing at Magic Kingdom? Magic Kingdom actually offers First Haircuts for Kids! Many people don’t realize there’s a fully functioning barber shop located on Main Street, and it’s called the Harmony Barber Shop. Guests of all ages can get a haircut here, but they offer a special package just for children’s first haircuts. [Read more…]

Cheap Disney World T-shirts: Visit Five Below Stores

Cheap Disney World T-shirts seem like an impossibility in today’s expensive world. Wearing Disney shirts and apparel nearly every day of Orlando vacations has become super popular through the years, and this can definitely get pricey. Where is a cheapskate to go for Disney-themed vacation apparel that won’t bust up your budget? Head off to Five Below! [Read more…]

Getting Sick Before a Disney Vacation?

Getting sick before vacation can derail months of planning and saving. You’re just about to pack up the car for a long-awaited and expensive Disney World or Disneyland vacation, and suddenly one set of sniffles turn into three serious colds. What can you do at the last minute? [Read more…]