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…]

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…]

Should You Use a Minnie Van at Disney World? A Cheapskate Princess Guide

We’ve been familiar with the term “minivans” since car makers began downsizing from traditional full-size vans. But have you seen the Minnie Vans? We’ve got all your information, including prices, details, and how-tos. And Boy of Boy Mickey, are these vans cute!

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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…]

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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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…]

Looking Back at Disney’s Wishes: Looking Forward to Happily Ever After

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If you have watched the 10 p.m. fireworks show at Magic Kingdom since way back in 2003, then you’ve seen “Wishes.” How much longer will it be at Magic Kingdom? Not long.

In fact, it’s already gone, but it’s still fun to look back and remember.  [Read more…]

A Whole Bunch of Tips For a Better Disney Trip!

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One of our most popular articles EVER is called120 Walt Disney World DO NOTs: Tips From Real People on How NOT to Screw Up a Disney Vacation!” By popular, I mean that as of January 2017, it has been read over 1,500,000 times. This piece gets pinned like crazy on Pinterest.

We had a lot of our readers leave comments on the article, because frequent Disney visitors love to give advice to friends, family, and even strangers who are planning trips. The DO NOT comments they left on the article will certainly not RUIN a Disney vacation if you do the opposite, but they can definitely add a lot to your trip, depending on the needs and wants for your group.

Take it from our readers… there’s a lot of planning that goes into Disney vacations these days. You might as well benefit from their experience.  

Read: Disney Ticket Prices Just Went Up, So What Can You Do?

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What to Do with All Those Disney World Key Chains? Put Them on a Tree!

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Disney key chains are cheap. They are one of the least expensive souvenirs you can purchase on vacation at the Disney parks, and the amazing part is, that for a low price, you get a quality product that could last for years.

But now let’s be real; how many key chains does one actually need? We only have so many cars and a limited number of locking house doors.

I solved that problem. The answer is you really can’t have too many. You simply need a place to display them.

Read – Disney Springs Must Do: Shopping for Jewelry

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To Save Money, Visit Disney World During Value Season

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Trying to save money on a Disney vacation? A good place to start is with your hotel. Walt Disney World is considered to be busy year ’round now; there really won’t be a time you’ll experience very short wait times in the parks, like some of us old timers remember. Factors like holidays, school breaks, and weather temperatures can affect when people want to visit Orlando, and that basically results in higher resort room pricing.

So when should you travel? Well, it’s not called Value for nothing…

Read – Cheap Disney World Souvenirs: Where to Purchase a Silhouette

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Jewelry Bargains Found in the Disney Parks Collection by Rebecca Hook

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Let’s talk a little bit about souvenir shopping. The word “bargain” is really a relative term; what you call a bargain, I may call insanely expensive. While jewelry may not generally be regarded as cheap, I really believe it’s one of the best souvenirs you can bring home from a Disney vacation. You’re buying a quality item, often produced using high-class metals like sterling silver and gold, which can last for generations if you take proper care.

See, this $4,000 diamond necklace could be the un-doing of someone’s vacation budget…

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Read – Cheap Disney World Souvenirs: Where to Purchase a Silhouette

There’s a new jewelry designer on the Disney scene, with her creations selling in both park and resort gift shops as well as at DisneyStore.com, for those days when your post-vacation depression leads to a little online shopping. Priced under $150, with many pieces under $100, the cost of her jewelry didn’t cause my Visa card to scream in panic. I therefore call that a bargain, based on prices for other jewelry items (see pic. above) and Disney souvenir costs in general.

Her name is Rebecca Hook, and her designs are understated yet beautiful, with prices that even a cheapskate can afford.

The pictures alone will sell the product…
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Pros and Cons of Staying at a Disney Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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Your family has decided they want to go to Walt Disney World and you are so excited, but then you have to decide if you want to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort or stay off property. A Disney World vacation has so many moving parts, and there are so many decisions to make while planning your vacation.  But don’t worry, because we are here to help you make the important decision on where to stay!

When you take a Walt Disney World vacation, there really isn’t a bad place to stay.

Read: Benefits of Staying at a Disney Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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