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…]

Over 40 Tips For a Better Disney World Trip!

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Updated for 2018!

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 2018, it has been read over 2,000,000 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 of 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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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.

Most of these styles are no longer for sale in 2019, but you can get an idea regarding how much you’ll pay for high quality jewelry. And if you are heart broken you will be unable to make a purchase, I would definitely try eBay to see if someone has a gently used version for sale.

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

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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Rebecca Hook’s Mickey Jewelry – with a Nautical Twist!

Updated for 2019!

Rebecca Hook is an amazing jewelry designer that, in addition to her own designs, creates Disney inspired jewelry for the Disney parks. Many Disney vacations are also beach go-ers as well, depending on your geographical location.

These items were not found while updating this information in April of 2019. Our suggestion is to try eBay. This serves as a sort of a reminder that merchandise changes frequently, so if you see something you love, it may be best to purchase it while it’s still around. [Read more…]

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

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When planning to visit Walt Disney World, some might say “to do it right, stay at a Disney Resort”. While there is no one “right” way for everyone to vacation at the most magical place on earth, there are benefits of staying at a Disney Resort. Staying close to the parks does come with a price, but keep in mind, you get more than “just being closer to the parks” for your money at a Disney Resort. Comparing what is included can sometimes make off property the same or more cost than staying at a Disney Resort, with less convenience.  [Read more…]

How Cooking Your Own Meals Can Save Money in Orlando

Updated for 2017!

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Pros and Cons of Staying Off Site at Disney World

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Planning a Disney vacation can be very overwhelming, especially considering where to stay in Orlando with so many options for all budgets and accommodation preferences. The first step in deciding where to stay should always be asking, “Do we stay on site at a Disney Resort or do we stay off site?” There are pros and cons staying off site at Disney World, while being in the middle of the magic at Disney World is fabulous and convenient, it comes with a price. On the flip side, off site resorts not operated by Disney or located outside the Disney World property can truly make a Disney vacation thrifty budget friendly, however sometimes offsite isn’t the best option.   [Read more…]

Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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Got a special occasion and want to try some new dining on your next visit to Walt Disney World in a restaurant like no other on the property? Give Tiffins a try, Disney’s newest signature restaurant and part of the largest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.  [Read more…]