We are Disney fanatics!
After living in south Florida for nine years, we know a thing or two about the “happiest place on earth”. Once our kids were born, we invested in season passes because we knew we would not live in Florida forever. Since that time, we’ve traveled to Disney World over 30 times and have done just about all there is to do.
I used to feel like I had to do everything every time we went, but I finally realized that I never felt like I was truly on vacation. Now we pick and choose our itinerary based on the time of year and current deals being offered. Whether we go for one night or five, we always have fun and make a lot of great family memories!
Contact me for help making your Disney dreams come true…for less!
We’re here to help you make the most out of your visit for the least amount of money. We’ve listed our favorites, but please feel free to ask questions and we’ll be happy to share what we know!
Check out our insider’s look at the best (and most frugal!) places to stay on Disney property with our Disney Hotel Reviews!
We’ll tell you all our favorite places to eat (and see characters) in the hotels and around the parks! Read our Disney Dining Reviews & start salivating!
You can also read about our Top 5 Disney Character Dining Experiences here.
Read my top tips for a free Disney World vacation – learn how to make the most of your Disney experience without ever having to buy a ticket for the theme parks! You won’t want to miss the Chip & Dale campfire!
If you’re traveling to Disney World with kids (and who isn’t!), especially kids 5 & under, then you definitely want to read our Disney Kids Travel Guide!
Disney Cruise Line – Free for Kids!
We’re going on our second Disney Cruise this year and for select sailings in 2013, kids sail free! Find out exact dates and departure ports in my Disney Cruise Kids Sail Free post!
Disney Phone Numbers
Whether you’re looking to book a resort reservation, dining reservation, round of golf or Cirque du Soleil, visit the complete list of Disney Phone Numbers.
Save on Summer Travel: Take advantage of up to 30% off at select Disney Resort hotels! Save on travel for stays most nights June 13 through August 14, 2013.
The Free Disney Dining plan has finally been announced for 2013! Book a 5 night/6day stay before July 31 for travel dates September 2 – 25, 2013 & you can get a Free Disney Dining Plan! This is a great way to take advantage of Disney World during some of the best times of year while getting to eat at the best Disney restaurants (especially character dining) for free! (You better hurry, I hear some of the hotels are already sold out of availability on this deal…)
Disney Florida Resident Discounts
(Proof of Florida Residency required for all FL Resident discounts, however when booking a hotel room at the FL resident rate, only one guest in the room is required to have a Florida ID.)
*FL Residents can save big with a 3-day Discover Disney ticket, available for just $119, plus tax. Purchase January 5 through June 3, 2013 and enjoy admission to one theme park per day on any 3 days through June 7, 2013, excluding blockout dates (March 23 through April 5, 2013).
*FL Residents can save 42% most off Disney hotels most nights.
*FL Residents can now purchase the popular “Tables in Wonderland” dining card for only $125! This gives you a 20% discount on all food and beverages at 99 participating Resort hotel and Theme Park restaurants (discount is valid for a party of up to 10 Guests) – you could save a lot with this over a week’s vacation!
*FL Residents can purchase an after 2pm Annual Water Park pass for only $60
Create this special keepsake for free by picking your favorite places around the parks to visit, then choose to have Disney send them to you or print them at home. Click HERE to begin.
Walt Disney World Resort is saluting U.S. military personnel by offering 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for just $156 each plus tax. Tickets may be used October 1, 2012 through September 28, 2013
For information regarding Military Promotional Tickets or to make room reservations, military personnel may call (407) 939-7830 or contact participating U.S. military base ticket offices.
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can take advantage of specially priced Disney Resort rooms when booking by September 28, 2013. To check hotel offer availability and make room reservations, military personnel may call (407) 939-7830. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call. You can always check my Disney Military discount post for the latest deals. God bless all our service men & women (including my father!)
Seasonal Pass vs. Annual Pass
If you’re a FL resident and don’t want to spend the money on an annual pass, you can buy a 3 Day Resident Pass, use those 3 days at any time (like the summer since there are no black-out dates like with the seasonal pass) and then apply the cost of your 3 day pass to a seasonal pass! So even after you use all 3 of your days, you can take that “ticket” (valued at $120), apply it to the cost of your Season Pass, and end up paying only an extra $100 for the rest of the year! (The Seasonal Pass would then expire one year from the day you first used the 3-Day pass).
Once you walk into the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find a working Barbershop just past Town Hall on Main Street. There you can get your child’s First Haircut for only $14, which includes Free Mickey Ears (which are normally $10 alone!), a certificate, and the lock of hair wrapped up in Mickey confetti. It is truly an experience to remember!
We help you collect Disney Movie Rewards codes so you can earn free Disney stuff! You can also collect codes from the inside of Disney DVDs. Check out how to find bonus Disney Movie Rewards codes.
Click HERE to apply – please enter my cardmember ID (10412169) as a referring friend and mention code CPDQ
The Disney Rewards Visa Card from Chase is a great way to save some extra money at Disney. Not only do they give you a $40 statement credit once you sign up, but you also get 0% APR Disney Vacation Financing for 6 months. You receive 1 Disney Dollar for every $100 you charge on the card that can be used at the parks, The Disney Store or online. Cardholders also receive an exclusive Character Meet ‘N’ Greet photo opportunity with some of the most popular Disney Characters and a complimentary 5×7 photo. They also offer 10% off your purchase of $50 or more at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney. We became charter cardmembers when we were engaged, paid for everything for our wedding on the card, then used the Reward Dollars to pay for our honeymoon there!
Check out other Disney Special Offers HERE
Want to win a trip to Disney? Check out these contests