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. 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…]

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…]

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…]

OtterBox Now Offering Mickey & Minnie Phone iPhone Cases

OtterBox now offers Mickey and Minnie themed iPhone cases, and oh boy, are they cute!

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Get a Custom Disney Parks Decal for FREE!

This offer had been around for a while, but in case you missed it, you can still receive a FREE Custom Cling Disney World decal. Did you catch the FREE part? We sure love free, even for small things like a decal.

The offer is available to United States residents only, so if you qualify, what should you complete to receive it?

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Sterling Silver Disney Themed Jewelry at Target for Under $30

Disney gift shops are swamped these days with high-end super expensive items. There are $350 Dooney & Bourke handbags, $150 Rebecca Hook jewelry, plus good Lord the pricey PANDORA items are endless, but it’s tough to find souvenirs you would think of as a bargain. Sorry to break it to you, but there are very few true bargains at Disney World.

But have you been in Target lately? We have located some adorable jewelry finds for you, guaranteed to fit within any vacation or monthly budget without causing emotional or financial hardships.

Leave your Visa card in your wallet and lets’s do some window shopping!

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Amazing Disney World Souvenir Extravagances: Rebecca Hook Jewelry

You’ll have to make a tough decision in the Disney gifts shops. Do you buy the cheapest souvenirs you can find or do you splurge on something extravagant that can potentially last longer?

Sometimes you have to go with the extravagance and bring home some jewelry.  [Read more…]

Disney’s Enchanted Evening Honeymoon Package: A Cheapskate Guide

Updated for 2018!

Have you ever dreamed about enjoying a honeymoon at Walt Disney World? The beauty of a Disney honeymoon is, you don’t actually have to have the wedding on property to honeymoon there.

Maybe a few travel incentives can push you in the right direction… [Read more…]

You’ll Love the New Princess “Key” Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Disney has announced a new addition to their Dooney & Bourke collection, just in time for you to spiff up your summer wardrobe. Keys are a big deal in fashion and jewelry these days, and now they are featured on a Disney Dooney along with icons representing your favorite princess characters.

Spending hundreds of dollars on a handbag definitely isn’t a cheapskate move, but taken care of properly, these totes and wallets can last 10 years or more. Sometimes bringing home an expensive souvenir, which we call a Cheapskate Princess Extravagance, pays off financially through years of use and enjoyment.

Ready to see the new handbags and some prices?

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Check Out the New Disney & Bourke Tinker Bell Handbags!

Dooney & Bourke has just released a new handbag print for summer 2017 featuring everybody’s favorite sassy fairy, Tinker Bell! While Disney Dooneys are certainly not cheap, they can make a great investment in terms of vacation souvenirs. Treated well, these handbags can literally last for 10 years or more.

Ready to see the handbags and some prices?

You might want to grab your Disney Visa…

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These Hysterical Disney Vacation Souvenirs Have Nothing to do with Disney Characters, but You’ll LOVE Them!

Souvenirs make up a big part of a Disney World vacation, and they don’t come cheap. You get a quality product, but that comes with a price. And what you purchase usually appears decorated with Mickey Mouses or some sort of Disney-themed characters.

Several souvenir locations on Disney World property carry what I think are some of THE funniest souvenirs found anywhere, and not just at Disney. Say hello to soaps by the Goat Mountain Soap Company. The company name alone is comical. The names of the soaps are even funnier. [Read more…]

Disney World Extravagance: Frozen in a Bottle Perfume

Back in February of 2017, Disney started selling a product in Epcot’s Norway pavilion called “Frozen in a Bottle.” This perfume was inspired by the animated film and was created by Norway native Geir Ness. Mr. Ness is WDW-famous for selling another Norway-inspired perfume called Laila eau de parfum, which was named for his mother. He said of Frozen,“It’s a scent for people who love the movie, first of all, the nature of the movie. The scent is to capture the nature of the movie and not just the princesses.”

Is this a perfume purchase you’ll need to make while on vacation?

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