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I love talking and reading and breathing and everything Disney. I am married to an amazing man who also has a love for Disney. I love Walt Disney World and we try to visit as often as we can. I am thankful for a mom who raised me to have such a love for Disney and of course for Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse! My favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and Belle. I have an English Degree and I love to write so I am so excited that I am able to put my love of writing and Disney together. Thank you for reading my articles and sharing in my love for Disney!

10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Castle Confectionary

  “Always be prepared” – The boy scout moniker is never more true than when you’re planning and preparing for your Disney trip. Her are 10 of our best life hacks for your Disney vacation.

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Groceries

1. Consider Grocery Delivery. Bringing basic snacks and groceries to make sandwiches or eat breakfast in your hotel room is a great way to save time and money on your Disney vacation.  Families flying to Orlando or those that choose not to use precious cargo space in the family vacation car should consider having groceries delivered to their resort.  Depending ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Mickey and Minnie Mugs

 2. Buy Some Disney Merchandise Before the Trip. Obviously there is no substitute for Disney merchandise from Walt Disney World.  However, picking up a few fun pieces before your trip from The Disney Store online or local businesses can add to the vacation prep. fun.  I love snatching up fun mouse ears, buttons and personalized shirts from Etsy before a ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Disney Suitcase

4. Pack a Laptop or Tablet for Hotel Room FastPass Swapping. Even guests that reserved fast passes well in advance of their trip should bring along an easy to navigate tablet or a small laptop for any last minute dining reservations or fast pass swaps.  Skip the fast pass kiosk lines in the park by making this switch yourself before ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Disney Gift Cards

3. Divide Up Kid Spending Money by Disney Gift Card. End the souvenir squabbles between kids by putting money on Disney gift cards for each of them.  Kids can budget their money for souvenirs and keep track of their remaining balance on purchase receipts.  

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Battery Charger

5. Bring A Fully Charged External Phone Battery in the Parks. Between photo snapping, social media sharing, and fast pass booking your cell phone battery will deplete quickly at Walt Disney World.  Stash a fully charged external phone battery and cord in your park pack to recharge your battery while you are in attractions.  

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

bag

6. Carrying Juice Boxes or Pouches in a Park Bag is Lighter Than Soda. Carrying your own drinks in the park results in huge savings for families but lugging a bag full of bottled water and soda can get heavy.  Juice boxes and pouches are much lighter alternatives to soda and water.  Juice pouches are a perfect option for children ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Castle and Yellow Bag

7. Bring Your Own Fruit and Healthy Snacks to the Parks. Higher priced food and drink in theme parks is inevitable.  Sampling the food all over the Disney resort is one of my favorite ways to enjoy my vacation.  However, the prices of fruit and veggies at Walt Disney World always leave me with sticker shock because I am so ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

refillable mugs

8. Consider Buying a Resort Mug. Depending on the length of your stay and time spent at your resort purchasing a resort mug may be a good idea. Disney refillable mugs cost around $17.00 per mug and include free refills of soft drinks, coffee, cocoa, juice or tea at your home resort for the duration of your stay.  Guests that ...

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10 Best Life Hacks for Your Disney Vacation

Double stroller available from private stroller rental company

9. Bring Your Own Stroller and Mini Fan for the Park. Skip the stroller rental line and cost by bringing your own stroller from home.  Small dollar store battery operated fans are another great idea for families traveling with small children.  Give each child a fan to keep them cool and satisfied between attractions.  Remember to bring a few extra ...

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