So, I recently posted about how much I love Aldi and how it saves me so much money! This is the main way I save money on our spending to have more in our pockets for a Disney trip. In addition to the price list, I recently posted, I wanted to offer a free shopping list printable I have made just for the store. Read on for more!
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Should I Join Disney Vacation Club? Is It Worth It?Your Guide to Making the Decision to Join DVC
If you’ve spent any time around they Disney resorts, you’ve probably heard of Disney Vacation Club – also known as DVC. You may have seen the booths around the parks, the advertisements on the resort television, the plug on Disney’s magical express, or the resorts themselves popping up around the property. Let’s face it, DVC is growing and it’s getting bigger every day. The question I’m asking is – Do you really know DVC? Even if you’ve considered joining, do you really understand the benefits and just how much it could benefit you to join? It is a big decision to make, but it could be one that you never regret. The intention of this post is to un-cloud some of the mystery around DVC, help you understand what it is, tell you some of the facts, and help you decide if it’s right for you! I will say I’m a bit biased because I am a member and I think it’s one of the best decisions we ever made; however, I didn’t buy in immediately. We waited until the right time and now we are so happy we did. Read on for more if you’re curious or curiouser…….
Did you Know Disney Series: Checking Into Your Resort Online
I have yet another installment for you in the Did you Know series, where I teach you facts that you may or may not have known about how to make your vacation even more magical. This series includes how-to’s with detailed screenshots for those of you who are currently not in the know! This post focused on online check in. For anyone staying on property at a Disney resort, I highly recommend doing online check in. This allows you to by-pass long lines when you arrive at the resort; and, for the veterans to Disney, can allow you to bypass the desk altogether and go straight to your room! How exciting is that?! Read on for more!
Did you Know Disney Series: Fastpass Plus How to – It’s Free and Easy!
If you want to avoid lines like the one in the picture above – you need the green mickey head in your life! Fastpass plus is free (included with admission at no additional cost) and easy to reserve. I cannot tell you how many times someone at the parks asks me how I got into that ‘special’ fastpass line. I’ve also had people ask me how much extra I paid for it. I want the word to get out, once and for all, that this is at no additional cost to you and it’s super easy to reserve. Fastpass plus saves you time and sanity! This post is all about how to reserve your rides online. Read on for the step by step!
Just How Magic Are Magic Bands? Disney’s Shaking More Pixie Dust on Them Every Day!
This post is all about the almighty magic band. I’m learning day by day with each foray into the parks just how powerful these babies are. It seems that Disney is adding more and more functionality to them all the time. They really are something you NEED to have now when touring the parks to make your vacation as seamless as possible. Trust me, I was the biggest skeptic of them all when they debuted but I’m now on the bandwagon and trying to drive it! I’ve found that not only do they make my vacation easier but it keeps me worry free and literally lighter as I’m touring. Let me tell you all the magic they create for you….
Planning Is Half The Fun! Disney Playlists To Get You In The ‘Mood’
If you’re like me, you have two modes:
- On a Disney Trip
- Planning a Disney Trip
Therefore, planning is part of the fun! I absolutely love reading the Dis boards (my favorite Disney message boards) for inspiration, listening to podcasts about disney, and listening to Disney music. Of course, I also love planning our days. I love all this so much, I formed my own Etsy site around all this! Today I want to focus on one particular piece of this – the playlist. I love my Disney playlist and listen to it when I’m planning away for inspiration. Keep reading for the Playlist!
Price comparison for Universal Dining Plan
Universal Dining Plan: A Review
I recently went to Universal Studios using my annual pass and decided to try out their dining plan. This is relatively new and new to me. I had a very positive experience with it and wanted to talk a little about it and compare/contrast it to Disney’s dining plan. Being a Disney veteran, it’s the dining plan I’m much more familiar with, so I didn’t have high expectations for universal but I must say it highly exceeded those! Read on for more!
I have a treat for you guys today. Whilst in the Magic Kingdom I filmed the entire Voyage of the Little Mermaid ride. I finally edited it today and placed it on YouTube this afternoon. It is a dark ride, so there are some dark parts of the video, but that’s because of the dark environment. It turned out pretty great, especially for being filmed on my android phone! This is definitely my favorite part of new Fantasyland thus far (since the Mine Train is coming soon!). The Video is after the break!
Disney Pin Trading – Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’ve seen people with pins on their lanyards. Perhaps you’ve seen people talking with cast members frequently and wondering what they’re doing. And maybe, just maybe, you’ve seen the pin trading huts and wondered what they were all about. If any of those statements apply to you or you’re really wanting to start pin trading but don’t know what the heck it is, this post is for you. Read on for more…..
This is a series I’m going to start on items that I need/love/use when going on trips to the parks. This one is about a new gadget (if I can call it that) which I recently discovered was super valuable for long days at the parks – the Brita filter bottle. Read on for more…..