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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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…]

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…]