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How to Save Money at Disney World: 22 Tried and True Tips

By Ali Patton | June 2, 2024

One of the biggest questions Disney fans have is how to save money at Disney World. Disney vacation deliver unparalleled memories, but do have a higher price tag than a road trip to your local amusement park. To keep a healthy budger, many travelers look for savvy money-saving tips. So, we’ve put together every big … Read more

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Planning Your Disney World Budget: 9 Unexpected Expenses You Can’t Afford to Miss

By Ali Patton | May 31, 2024

When it comes to planning your Disney World budget, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the obvious expenses, such as hotel, food, and tickets. But unfortunately, as much as you try to plan and budget ahead of time, a trip to Disney is full of unexpected costs that can easily derail all of your careful … Read more

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Finding Disney World Cheap Hotels: Where to Get Discounts on Disney World Hotels

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 31, 2024

If you’re visiting Disney World on a budget, there is no need to scrape the bottom of the barrel looking for cheap Disney World accommodations. Fortunately, discounts on Disney World hotels do exist, and when combined with other Disney World resort deals can provide some affordable offerings. To make the process as quick and simple … Read more

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What Is a Disney World Park Hopper Ticket and Is It Worth the Cost?

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 28, 2024

Planning a trip to Disney World is both exhilerating and intimidating. Given the number of decisions you’ll need to make before lifting a single finger to book your trip, it’s no wonder travelers often lose sight of the magic before embarking on their journey. One common question guests face up front involves theme park tickets, … Read more

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Shorter Lines, Fewer Crowds, the Magic of Disney Early Entry

By Ali Patton | May 23, 2024

While Disney World is a magical place, one of the biggest perks known to Disney World resort hotel guests is the options to enter the theme parks early. While the ever popular Walt Disney World Extra Magic Hours (EMH) program is a thing of the past, we now have in its place “Disney World Early … Read more

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How Does the Disney Magic Band Work and Do You Need One?

By Ali Patton | May 22, 2024

Magic Bands (MagicBands) have been a hot topic ever since they debuted, but many Disney newbies are left wondering how does the Disney Magic Band work? And do I need one? We are here to cut through the confusion and help you decide if a magic band is right for your Disney trip. What Is … Read more

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Thrills and Chills Await at Disney World Halloween

By Ali Patton | May 16, 2024

Halloween at Disney World is always a frightfully good time. Whether you’re celebrating ghouls or goblins, villains or princesses, you’ll find that Halloween at Disney World offers the right combination of ghoulish and whimsey to create a perfect seasonal haunt for everyone. Here’s what’s currently expected for Halloween at Disney World, based on what was … Read more

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Disney World Christmas Time Secrets and More

By Ali Patton | May 16, 2024

Disney World is known for being one of the most magical places on Earth, and at Walt Disney World, Christmas time is handled with the same magic. In a matter of days, or in some cases hours, parks and resorts transform into winter wonderlands, fit for royalty. If you and your Disney posse are holiday … Read more

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Disney Secrets and Little Known Facts About Classic Disney Rides- Splash Mountain

By Ali Patton | May 16, 2024

Splash Mountain is a Disney ride staple. No Disney Vacation is complete without a plunge into the brier patch. With the mountain being so popular, you may think you know everything about it, but the classic ride is hiding a number of the most mysterious of Disney World secrets. Splash Mountain’s Special Moving Parts Splash … Read more

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The Walt Disney World Skyliner: A Whole New Highway in the Sky

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 15, 2024

If you’re planning a Disney World vacation, you might be excited to learn that there is a new member of the complimentary transportation system: the Walt Disney World Skyliner. You can think of it as another highway in the sky, a cousin to Walt’s original monorail, only this time, the parks feeling the special love … Read more

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Walt Disney World Boats: Using Water Transportation with the Mouse

By Ali Patton | May 15, 2024

When it comes to Walt Disney World transportation, boats seem to be the most underrated mode. In reality, Disney World boats are one of the best, and most relaxing ways to get around and enjoy the participating parks. Where do Disney World Boats Travel: Covering Boat Routes? Disney World boats, also known as water taxis, … Read more

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Should You Use Uber in Disney World? The Answer May Surprise You

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 14, 2024

Using either Lyft or Uber in Disney World is an easy way to travel from your resort to the parks or other destinations, but like anything when visiting the mouse, a little information can go a long way. What Is Ridesharing and Why Would You Want to Use It at Disney? Lyft and Uber are … Read more

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Plan the Perfect Disneyland Vacation

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Disneyland and California Adventure Travel Tips

Disneyland Tips, Tricks and Insights

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What’s the Difference Between Disneyland and Disney World: Comparing the World’s 2 Greatest Theme Parks

By Ali Patton | March 25, 2024

If you’ve found yourself asking the age old question, “What is the difference between Disneyland and Disney World?” then you’ve come to the right place. The most straightforward answer is location and timing. Disneyland in California was built first, while Disney World in Florida was a later creation. However, when comparing Disneyland vs Disney World, … Read more

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How Much Can You Really Save by Booking a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel?

By Kathleen Hesketh | December 7, 2023

Guests traveling to Disneyland have a lot of choices when it comes to accommodations, from Disney owned properties to a large assortment of nearby hotels. Travelers looking to meet a tighter budget often opt for the offsite chains or local motels, also known as Good Neighbor hotels, hoping to save some money on the cost … Read more

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Is Disney World Better than Disneyland: Things the Florida Park Gets Right

By Kathleen Hesketh | May 7, 2023

Disney World and Disneyland are two of the most popular theme parks in the world, each offering a unique experience for visitors. While both parks share the same core values of magic, entertainment, and nostalgia, there are distinct differences that set them apart. When trying to decide where to invest their vacation dollars, many travelers … Read more

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Things to Do in Disneyland Now that Disney World Can’t Match

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 18, 2023

Disneyland and Disney World are two of the most popular theme parks in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year. While both parks offer a wealth of attractions and entertainment, there are distinct differences between the two. In this article, we’ll compare Disney parks and take a closer look at some of the things … Read more

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Disneyland Early Entry: Unlock the Gates to Shorter Lines

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 8, 2023

If there’s one thing that can make or break a trip to Disneyland, it’s the crowds. With millions of visitors each year, it’s no surprise that the lines for popular attractions can get overwhelming. But what if there was a way to beat the crowds and experience the magic of Disneyland with fewer people around? … Read more

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland? Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go

By Ali Patton | March 29, 2023

One of the most popular search terms regarding Disney is “Disneyland know before you go.” Many of us understand that the world of Disney parks is not as spontaneous as it was in past years, so its not surprising people are wondering how to prepare for Disneyland. With Genie+, high crowds, and new rides, the … Read more

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Say Goodbye to Long Lines – Our Disneyland Genie+ Tips Will Keep You Ahead of the Crowd!

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 25, 2023

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland soon, you’ll want to make sure you’re up to date on the latest features and tools. One of those features is the Disneyland Genie+ service, which offers a variety of benefits to park-goers, including access to over 20 popular attractions across both Disneyland and California Adventure. With our … Read more

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Flash! You’re a Star: Why Does Disneyland Take Your Picture

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 16, 2023

There’s a question we get quite frequently: Why do cast members at Disneyland take your picture the first time you enter the parks? Are you destined to be the next Disney star, or do you just look particularly good in that new outfit you chose for your visit to the parks? In reality, the answer … Read more

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Plan the Perfect Disneyland Vacation with our Ultimate Guide

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 14, 2023

Planning a Disneyland vacation can be a daunting task. From deciding when to visit, to finding the best accommodations, and understanding what to do when you get there, you have a lot of choices. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide. Here, you’ll find helpful tips for … Read more

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Visit Hawaii Like Never Before

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Disney Aulani Travel Tips

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Aloha Nights: A Comprehensive Review of the Disney Aulani Luau

By Ali Patton | March 22, 2023

Not many people know that Disney has a resort in Hawaii, so it’s no surprise that few people know about the Disney Aulani Luau that goes with it. Aulani is Disney’s premiere resort on the island of Oahu. This resort offers both DVC and regular rooms. This article will focus on the Disney Aulani Luau … Read more

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Disney Aulani Activities: What to Do at Disney Aulani

By Ali Patton | February 23, 2023

Aulani is Disney’s luxurious Hawaiian resort located on the island of Oahu. There are endless Disney Aulani activities at the resort, so you may find you do not even need to leave the hotel. If you are wondering what to do at Disney Aulani before your upcoming trip, we’ve got you covered with activities onsite, … Read more

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Explore Unparalleled Experiences at Disney Aulani Hawaii: Insider Review

By Ali Patton | February 15, 2023

Disney Aulani in Hawaii is a step into Hawaiian culture alongside calm beachfront lagoons, delicious food, and stunning snorkeling. Our Disney Aulani review outlines everything you’d expect to see in a Disney resort. Just take away the parks, add Hawaiian flair and an onsite waterpark. Is Disney Aulani in Hawaii Open to the Public? Aulani … Read more

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