Disney Restaurant Dress Code for Signature Dining

Disney World Signature Restaurant Dress Code rules

Will you ever need to need to dress up in your “fancy” clothes while on a Disney World vacation? For several restaurants, the answer is definitely yes. There is a Disney Restaurant Dress Code specifically for Signature Dining. [Read more…]

Smoking at Disney World: Your Guide

where to smoke and vape at Disney World

Since 2019, smoking sections at Disney World parks have been removed. As a result, there are now specific smoking areas designated outside the parks. E-cigarettes and vape pens are included in the ban. If you have a nicotine addiction, where will you be able to smoke or vape on Disney property?

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Disney 2020 Halloween Merchandise Released

Disney sparkle Halloween bag for trick or treating

Disney Halloween merchandise recently landed in stores for 2020, and for kids, this could be the highlight of your fall holiday shopping experience. If park tickets are not in your foreseeable future but you are visiting Orlando, stop by Disney Springs. 

World of Disney in Disney Springs is a humongous retail store located in Disney Springs, which feels more like an experience than a store. They carry a large variety of Disney character-themed clothing, housewares, toys, jewelry, and collectibles. It’s a must-visit if you spend any time at Disney springs.

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Disney World Minnie Vans

Minnie Van information for Disney World

Disney World Minnie Vans are 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. With so many free transportation options available, should you use a Disney World Minnie Van? [Read more…]

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…]

Shipping Groceries to Disney World Resorts

 

ship a box to Disney World

Shipping Groceries to Disney World Resorts is much easier than you might expect. 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.

How exactly does this work? [Read more…]

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’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…]

Lilly Pulitzer at Disney World

lilly-pulitzer-store-at-disney-springs

Lilly Pulitzer at Disney World? That might be the last thing you think of when planning a vacation. But in addition to theme park tickets, a hotel room, and food, almost a guaranteed part of the overall expenses for a Disney vacation is souvenir shopping. You will stand in too many gift shops not to bring something home, so then the million dollar questions becomes how much will you spend?

There are certainly no shortage of both moderately-low to high-end gift shop merchandise available these days, but when looking for a splurge, the name Lilly Pulitzer is becoming synonymous with Disney Vacation extravagance.

Are you ready for a Lilly?!

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Pineapple Dole Whip at the Polynesian Resort

Who needs Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom when you can get a Pineapple Dole Whip at the Polynesian Resort!

Did you know you can also pick one up in Orlando without any park tickets? You’ll need to go here… [Read more…]

Walt Disney World Tips: Resort Goodies for Kids

Disney Resort goodies for kids

Updated for 2018!

There are several reasons to stay off-property at Disney World, one of the most important of which can be a lower cost, but if you are traveling with children, paying more money to be closer to the action and surrounded by all the “Disney Magic” of the resorts may be more desirable than saving money. Many people prefer to stay on property just to take advantage of all that Disney World has to offer.  

There are lots of goodies for the kids if you stay in the on-property resorts. [Read more…]