Budget

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

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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Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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To AP or Not To AP……

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February 13, 2014
To AP or Not To AP……

That is the question…… As we are at the start of a new year and I’m contemplating my Disney trips one of the things I need to evaluate is if I want to purchase an annual pass or not. My last annual pass expired a few months ago. I didn’t renew at the time...
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Frugal Fare

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February 7, 2014
Charred-glazed Filet of Beef at Hollywood Brown Derby, $43.00

“Cheap food isn’t good, and good food isn’t cheap,” is one of the phrases my family lives by, but we are also realists.  Dining plan or not, we have no plans to eat at Signature Dining restaurants like Narcoossee’s and Flying Fish Café every night.  While the meal may be covered, gratuities are not...
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My Perfect Disney Souvenir

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February 4, 2014
My Perfect Disney Souvenir

My favorite gifts are the personal ones. Anything related to my boys or Disney rank very near the top of the list these days. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect Christmas morning when my mom whisked the boys away in Magic Kingdom one day in early December and said they...
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Christmas Around the World

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January 9, 2014
Christmas Around the World

Happy New Year my friends!!! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the first few days of 2014!! Myself and Princess Kayla had a great Christmas and New Year’s…and yes, we found some Disney fun throughout the winter break! We went to the theater and saw “Frozen”,...
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Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

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December 24, 2013
Walt & Chicago…D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: Part 2

In my previous article, I showcased the new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2013/11/d23-treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/   I hope you enjoyed previewing what the exhibit has to offer. In this article, in honor of December being Walt Disney’s birth-month, I wanted to showcase the “Early Years”...
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Fabulous, Fun and Free!

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November 29, 2013
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Since the holiday shopping season is upon us and budgets are stretched to the max, I figured it would be a good opportunity to share a few things that will not cost you any money when visiting Walt Disney World.  Try one, several, or all twenty five of these and learn that it is...
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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

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August 18, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

Remember when I said most people think of Disney and think crowds and money?  Well, they’re partially right.  When you’re planning for a group that includes people who haven’t been lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World before, you’ll have to help them understand what things cost inside the parks so they can plan...
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