Does Orlando CityPASS Save Money on Theme Park Tickets?

Orlando CityPASS logo Orlando theme park ticket prices

With the recent announcement of the new official Orlando CityPASS that includes four Orlando theme parks, I had to ask myself it really will save me money. Including Orlando theme park tickets for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and LEGOLAND Florida, the concept seems like a great idea – but is it a money saver? The answer is very surprising.  At this point, I visit the Orlando, FL, area at least twice a year. But, of the four major Orlando theme parks, I only have a Walt…

Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It? Weighing Both Sides

Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it? The School Bread at Norway Pavilion in Epcot. It definitely makes my top five list fore best Disney World snacks!

Are you on the fence about whether or not to purchase a Disney Dining Plan (DDP)? With every question answered about it, do you have 10 more in its place? Trust me, you are not alone. As a gal that’s been on both sides of the DDP plate, here’s what I’ve learned about the DDP, its cost, and benefits. Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it? Here’s the scoop.  It’s true, I’ve purchased the Disney Dining Plan and paid out of pocket several times each. And each time, I’m certain…

The Best Secret Free Things at Walt Disney World

Best Secret Free Things at Walt Disney World: Walt Statue

I get it, a Walt Disney World vacation can get expensive. I also get the fact that there are plenty of freebies if you know where to find them. But did you know there are secret free souvenirs? Yep! From pirate treasure to pixie dust, here are my favorite secret free things at Walt Disney World!  When I visit Walt Disney World with my family, we actively hunt out all the freebies. I mean, there’s absolutely no harm in it and if it saves me some cash, I’m all for…

The Complete Guide Where to Find Magic Kingdom Characters and Princesses

Where to find Magic Kingdom characters and Princesses: Chip 'N Dale in Town Square

A visit to Walt Disney World would not be complete without a character meet and greet or two. Or twenty. And, compliments of there being so many to choose from, especially in Magic Kingdom, narrowing down the logistics and locations can be rough. To help with planning your next visit, here’s a complete list of where to find Magic Kingdom characters and Princesses. When I started visiting Magic Kingdom with my family, I’ll admit, the amount of attractions, rides, and Disney characters was overwhelming. Add in the fact that the…

DIY Disney Christmas Wreath: Hidden Mickey Tutorial

DIY Disney Christmas Wreath: Hidden Mickey Tutorial

I’m all about decorating with Disney touches this year, but with shopping for Christmas presents, cooking, baking, and wrapping, I want my DIYs to be easy and affordable. This year, I created Hidden Mickey Christmas wreath using affordable ornaments. Plus, all of the other things I used came from the dollar store. Here’s my tutorial for a DIY Disney Christmas wreath: Hidden Mickey style! As a family, when we visit Walt Disney World we love to look for hidden Mickeys (have you seen this one at Magic Kingdom?), so why…

Disney Recipe Tutorial: How to Make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls

Disney recipes: How to Make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls

Love walking down Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom and smelling the massive cinnamon rolls at Starbucks? Or maybe you visited during Halloween and saw those cute, Mickey-shaped Cinnamon rolls? I’ve got a super easy tutorial on how to make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls that’s super affordable and uses only two ingredients!  When I’m a Walt Disney World and visiting Magic Kingdom (especially at rope drop), my family and I generally make a beeline for the cinnamon rolls. And, whether it’s at Starbucks or at Gaston’s Tavern, they’ve become a breakfast…

How to Avoid Long Lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: Top Tips from Disney Experts & Lovers

Beating the crowds at Magic Kingdom is easy with these 11 ideas!

Are you looking forward to your next Walt Disney World vacation, but not looking forward to the long attraction lines? Trust me, we’ve all been there. But, there ARE ways to avoid the lengthy queues – if you know the secrets and tips. How? By asking my Disney-loving experts and friends for their top tips. From when to visit to how to order food, here’s how to avoid long lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: top tips from Disney experts and lovers.  Here’s the scoop on me and attraction…

6 Advantages to Staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort

Advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort: larger than life Disney icons at All-Star Movies

When you think of staying on-property at Walt Disney World, does your mind go straight to dollar signs? Or maybe you’re thinking, “There’s no way I can afford to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.” If that’s the case, you truly don’t have to. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Walt Disney World Value Resorts for plenty reasons. From easy layouts to family-friendly atmospheres, here are six advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort. As a family goes, we’ve been pretty lucky to stay at all three…

What’s Included in a Walt Disney World Park Ticket?

Ready to head to Walt Disney World but not exactly sure what’s included in the price of a ticket? From admission to transportation (and shows in between!), here’s what’s included in a Walt Disney World park ticket! I remember planning my first Walt Disney World vacation. And, while locking down accommodations and dining was one thing, figuring out which type of park ticket to choose was one of the hardest decisions. I mean, will we want to go from park to park in the same day? Will one park per…

2019 Price Increases at Disney World: Three Things You’ll Be Paying More for

Walt Disney World Disney Arches Sign

Just announced were some pretty massive 2019 price increases at Disney World today and there’s head shaking and shoulder shrugging amuck (tribute to Hocus Pocus here.). So, what three things have gone up recently that will make you spend more money on your Walt Disney World visit? Here are three things you’ll be paying more for in 2019 at Disney World – and one way to save money, too.   You know me. I adore Walt Disney World (WDW) and seldom bat an eyelash at price increases. To me, it’s…