Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Minnie Van: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Updated December 2019!

In 2017, the Walt Disney World Resort launched a new transportation mode called “Minnie Vans,” which is a personalized ride service that will take you and your family all over the Disney property simply by requesting a ride on your smartphone. You can get there quickly and in comfort in a super clean automobile decorated in Minnie-themed polka dots that will accommodate up to 6 people. [Read more…]

Dining in Waikiki Beach? Try the MAC DADDY Pancake Challenge!

Inside the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Hawaii is the M.A.C 24/7 bar and restaurant, whose slogan is “We don’t close unless it snows!” You know why this is funny if you ever broke a sweat on a beach in Honolulu. Hawaii is known for having expensive food, and here’s a yummy tip to save money on a great meal…try the MAC DADDY pancake challenge!

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The Spa at the Mariott’s Grand Hotel: Tips to Save Money

Found in one of the most luxurious spa resorts in Alabama, The Spa at the Grand Hotel is possibly one of the most amazing 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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Disney World Character Dining Options: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Updated for 2019!

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 vacation decision. Through the years, Disney Character meals have become a larger part of many trips, meals that are way more expensive than counter service food items or breakfast in your hotel room.

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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…]

Decline Disney Housekeeping to Save $10 a Day?

Disney resort room

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 call “Mousekeeping.”

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

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How to Get a First Haircut at Disney’s Magic Kingdom!

Did you know you can get a hair cut while vacationing at Magic Kingdom? Many people don’t realize there’s a fully functioning barber shop located on Main Street, and it’s called the Harmony Barber Shop. Head to the left side as you walk through the entrance gates and look for the striped barber shop pole, close to the Firehouse and a gift shop called Disney Clothiers. Guests of all ages can get a haircut here, but they offer a special package just for first haircuts. [Read more…]

Visit Five Below Stores for $5 Disney Themed T-shirts

Wearing Disney shirts and apparel nearly every day of Orlando vacations has become super popular through the years, and this can definitely get expensive. Where is a cheapskate to go for Disney-themed vacation apparel that won’t bust up your budget? [Read more…]

Keeping Up with Kids at Disney? Check Out This ID Tag!

Mickey Mouse pet ID tag for children on vacation

If you are trying to keep track of small children at Disney World or Disneyland, it can be easy to lose sight of little bodies, especially in big holiday crowds. There are many types of ID tags you can purchase to attach to shoes or clothing, but this Mickey Mouse personalized “pants” pet ID is a super cute way to secure your contact information to your children.  [Read more…]

How to See Disney Movies for Way Cheaper than Paying Retail!

Disney Word movie theater

Any other Disney movie fans out there? I got tired of paying retail for movies in a theater, and this month, eight movies have cost me $21.00. How did I do it? [Read more…]

Shipping Groceries to Your Disney World Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

 

ship a box to Disney World

Food will be one of your largest expenses on a Disney World vacation. While there are delivery options available, a cheapskate option to dining out all the time can be to have groceries mailed to your resort before your arrival.

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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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