Are You Ready for Walt Disney World’s Paper Straws?

In 2019, The Walt Disney Company eliminated single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all their locations worldwide. As you begin planning your next vacation, and you really prepared to use the new Disney paper straws? [Read more…]

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…]

The Beach Princess: Kayaking at Blue Angel Recreational Center

Updated for 2019!

I’m one of those really fortunate people who gets to live with a 50 mile radius of places other people pay thousands of dollars each year to visit. We bought kayaks several years ago as a way to go boating without spending a lot of money, and with spectacular spring weather here, we dragged several kayaks out and drove toward Pensacola, Florida.  [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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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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Where to Find Dinner and a Ghost Tour for Less Than $50 in Lower Alabama

What can you do in lower Alabama the night before Halloween for less than $50? How about some casual fine dining combined with with a story-telling tour at a potentially haunted mansion! [Read more…]

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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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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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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