Disney Dining Plan Plus: How the 2020 Addition May Be Ideal for Your Trip

Disney Dining Plan Plus: Buffet Meal at Diamond Horseshow in Magic Kingdom

Have you heard about Disney Dining Plan Plus at Walt Disney World? It’s a new Disney Dining Plan 2020 option and might be exactly what everyone is looking for. A new twist on the Disney Dining Plan, it offers guests a little bit of everything. So, what is Disney Dining Plan Plus, how does it work, and what will it cost? Here’s the scoop on why it might make sense for your next visit.  Truthfully, I go back and forth regarding the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) depending on my budget…

Disney Things to Do When You Can’t Leave the House

I get it, it’s not fun to be stuck indoors, so many of us are looking for ways to pass the time. There’s mandatory social distancing and going above and beyond to sanitize everything. And sadly, Disney Parks in the United States are closing through the end of March 2020. So, if you were dreaming of visiting the parks during this time and had to cancel a reservation or just want a Disney fix to get you through, I’m right there with you. Here are my top Disney things to…

Where to Get Free Parking at Disney World

Magic Kingdom parking entrance

When you’re paying for park tickets, meals, and resort rooms, the prices can definitely add up. Additionally, parking can be expensive as well. But, what if you can actually get fit for free? Yep, there are ways.  Here’s how to get free parking at Disney World including one tip you’ve probably never heard of.  Parking at Disney World: The Basics Free Parking at Disney Springs Free Disney World Theme Park Parking Disney Resort Free Parking Disney World Waterpark/Theme Park/ESPN Parking And the One Tip You May Not Know… 1. Walt…

Disney World Annual Pass Benefits: 12 Hefty Discounts and Perks for 2020

Disney World Annual Passholder Benefits

I love to save money at Walt Disney World just as much as the next gal. And, with that mantra comes the purchase of a Disney Annual Pass. Should you purchase an Annual Pass for yourself and your family? Here are 12 hefty Disney Annual Pass benefits including the freebies and discounts.  As of this year, my family and I have been Disney World Annual Platinum Passholders for five years in a row. Yes, we live near Pittsburgh, PA, but I still think passes are the way to go for…

10 Essential Ways to De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning

Mickey Mouse Festival of Fantasy Parade

Are you headed to Walt Disney World – but stressing over your vacation? No worries, it’s happened to all of us. But, happily, there are ways to knock the stress out of your planning for a stress-free trip. From organization tips to must-know timelines, here are 10 essential ways to de-stress Disney World trip planning.  1. De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning: Research Literally Everything I get stressed out when I have no idea what I’m doing. And that rings especially true when traveling. When I was planning my family’s first…

15 Must-Dos at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World – and 1 Thing NEVER to Do

must-dos at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: PhotoPass magic shots

Are you ready to enjoy one of the best Walt Disney World parties of the year? Even better, are you looking for ways to maximize your party fun? From tips and tricks to shows and treats, here are 15 must-dos at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World. Disclosure: We were given tickets to attend a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to give you the scoop. All opinions are my own! Also, this post contains affiliate links for Walt Disney World tickets. If you click on a link and make a…

The 13 Best Free Things to Do at Disney Springs in 2019

Best free things at Disney Springs in 2019: water play for kids

Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations can be expensive, yes. But there are plenty of freebies around, if you know where to look. And, each year, WDW keeps upping the ante in regards to what’s free, especially at Disney Springs. From drinks to play spots, here are the best free things at Disney Springs in 2019. My family and I visit Walt Disney World as much as we can – and can afford. And, while I like to save money by staying at Disney World Value Resorts, I really like to…

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!  Pirate Flags In-Park Birthday Calls Transportation Cards Pixie Dust Pirate Coins When I visit Walt Disney World with my family, we actively hunt out all the freebies. I mean, there’s absolutely no harm in…

Is a 2019 Disney World Annual Pass Worth It? 8 Substantial Discounts to Consider

Turnstil at Walt Disney World

Living near Pittsburgh, PA, my family and I still have Walt Disney World Annual Passes. Does it make financial sense why we’d invest in the passes for twice a year visits? For my family, we find that the discounts definitely outweigh the costs. Is a 2019 Disney World Annual Pass worth it? Here’s this year’s discounts and perks to help you narrow down your decision. For this post, I’ll be using the Disney Platinum Pass as an example. First, it’s the one I purchased. Second, there are no visit blackout…

Don’t Make These 10 First Time Disney World Visit Mistakes

Cinderella castle is still beautiful with rain clouds

Going to Walt Disney World for the first time and your head’s going in a million different directions? Or maybe you’re at the point where you’ve planned so much for your first visit that everything’s jumbling together? No worries, we’ve got you covered. From what not to do with FastPasses to what freebies to never forget, don’t make these 10 first time Disney World visit mistakes. I really wish I would have listened to the dozens of blogs I read and the friends I talked to about Walt Disney World…