Free at Disney World: Visit the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Disney Springs is decorated for the Christmas holidays during parts of November through January. One of their holiday offerings that has grown in the past several is the Christmas Tree trail, a “trail” walking opportunity in the Marketplace section of the Springs that is suitable for visitors of all ages and handicap accessible. We’ve got all the details you need to know, plus we discuss the good vs. the bad about this festive holiday experience. [Read more…]

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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Where to Grab These $125 Sterling Silver Mickey Mouse Inspired 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: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

 

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 outlawed 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 that have been forbidden from Disney parks and resorts, you can save you time and money. [Read more…]

Disney World Height Requirements for Theme & Water Park Rides

Updated for 2019!

Many parents of small children don’t take height into consideration when planning for vacations. There are minimum 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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Announcing Free Disney Quick Service Meals for Summer 2019 Vacations!

If you’ve been thinking about a 2019 Disney vacation, discounts have been released that can help make that dream a reality for this summer!

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Announcing Disney World Room Discounts for Summer 2019!

Have you been dreaming of a Disney World summer vacation? Room discounts for summer 2019 were just announced, and you can save up to 25% at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights from May 28 – Aug. 28, 2019. Are you ready to save some money?

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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?

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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…]