Budget

Money-saving tips and strategies for visiting Walt Disney World on a budget.

November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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Princess Mission 2014

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October 21, 2014
Princess Mission 2014

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week!   I wanted to share with with you a fun activity we did during our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in August 2014!  We decided to go on a Princess Mission…we wanted to meet all of the Disney Princess, plus a few added favorites!...
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Fast Pass +

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October 7, 2014
Fast Pass +

  During out most recent visit to Walt Disney World this past August, we were able to partake in the new My Disney Expereince with the new Fast Pass Plus (FP+)! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/09/recap-of-a-magical-moment-and-more-at-walt-disney-world/ We were able to pre-book up to 3 FP+ for each day of our ticket before we arrived. This was very exciting, as...
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Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour

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September 24, 2014
Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour

This past summer, Disney unveiled a new VIP tour, The Ultimate Day for Young Families. When I first read the overview, two thoughts came to mind. First, this sounds like an ultimate FastPass and secondly, “Wow that’s expensive!” The Ultimate Day for Young Families VIP Tour lasts from seven- to eight-hours and costs $299...
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Recap of a Magical Moment (and more…) at Walt Disney World

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September 18, 2014
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Hi friends!! I hope everyone is enjoying their day! I have a  magical memory to share with you from our recent Walt Disney World vacation, as well as my thoughts on the new Fast Pass + and My Magic Plus! Enjoy! We had a super magical moment with Minnie Mouse during our trip! On...
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Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

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August 26, 2014
Listening Delights – Some Podcasts To Try!

From my first visit to Walt Disney World to now, I can’t believe the quantity and quality of advice there is for the first time visitor. On my first trip, I was mainly reliant on guidebooks, however now there is so much information available within a few clicks but the issue now is quality...
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Bucket List 2014-Walt Disney World

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July 17, 2014
Bucket List 2014-Walt Disney World

Hello my friends! I can’t believe in less than a month we will be down in Florida at Walt Disney World again! I am super excited to be celebrating my 35th birthday while we are down there, and Princess Kayla will be celebrating her 8th birthday! We will be down for 7 nights and...
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Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

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April 27, 2014
Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World

  . Recently, a new research guide was released for people preparing for a vacation to Walt Disney World. Titled 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World by Lou Mongello, the guide is available both in paperback as well as digital format. Now, personally, I usually prefer that feel of...
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D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

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April 22, 2014
D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

Hello friends!! I hope you all are enjoying the first few days of spring! Here in Chicago it is great to have some warmer weather finally after months of bitter cold and too much snow!! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring breaks and holidays! We are almost done exploring the D23 Treausres of the...
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Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

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March 13, 2014
Marty Sklar Inventive Geniuis Lecture Chicago

On Sunday, February 16th, I had the pleasure to attend an “Inventive Genius” lecture at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago with Marty Sklar!! (http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/marty-sklar/) Let me just start off by saying, I was a total fan-girl attending this event! I had learned about it a few months ago, and anxiously awaited the...
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