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Planning and Packing for Disney 101

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5.  Packing–(Other Necessities) Don’t forget these items:  cell phone, portable battery charger, surge protector for multiple chargers, sunscreen, ponchos, umbrellas(which are great for rain or sunshine), spritzer fans for those really hot, humid days, medications and bandaids, sunglasses, park tickets or Magic Bands, ziplock baggies to keep credit cards and ID’s dry for those rainy days or attraction water splashes.  ...

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Planning and Packing for Disney 101

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Let’s Recap! 1.  Schedule Your Dates Early–Walt Disney World is the most visited theme park in the world with an average annual attendance of more than 52 million guests, so you really need to pick your dates as early as possible.   2.  Accommodations–Once you have picked your dates, the next step is to choose your accommodations.   3.  Advantages ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

8.  BYOG–Bring Your Own Groceries This is a great way to save money and enjoy a meal in your Hotel room.  If you are staying on property, pack a lunch, then catch a bus to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.  Take a stroll down the boardwalk, play some carnival games, go shopping, then enjoy your picnic lunch at one of the outdoor ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

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Let’s Recap! 1.  Stay Off Property–If you want to save on hotel accommodations, staying off Disney World property is an option.   2.  Disney World Vacation Packages and Free Dining–If you do some creative planning by purchasing a Walt Disney World Vacation Package, you can shave a little off your budget by choosing packages that include a Disney Dining Plan. ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

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Walt Disney World in Florida is one  of the most visited vacation resorts in the world, with an average annual attendance of more than 52 million visitors.  Because of its immense popularity and the cost of adding new attractions, new hotels, and refurbishing existing attractions, the price of a Walt Disney World vacation can be quite challenging for visitors who ...

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Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

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5.  Epcot’s World Showcase (Kidcot Fun Stop) If you have young children, a tour of Disney’s World Showcase is a great way for them to interact with cast members from other countries and learn from them their homeland’s culture and customs.  Also, each country has an area called “Kidcot Fun Stop” where children can collect stamps and create a personalized ...

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Disney Resort Hotels… But We Will

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1.  My Disney Experience As a guest signed in to your Disney account, you can use the “My Disney Experience” app to manage your reservations, park tickets, view and update your profile, see your Disney Photo Pass photos taken at Walt Disney World, update your Family and Friends list, plus much more. 2.  Complimentary MagicBands Disney MagicBands are plastic wristbands ...

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Disney Resort Hotels… But We Will

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5.  Extra Magic Hours Another fantastic perk of staying on property is the opportunity for extra time in the parks.  At least one park each day hosts Extra Magic Hours(EMH)–either an hour before the park opens or two hours after the park closes.  This benefit is for Disney Resort Hotel guests only.  The Magic Kingdom has more attractions open for ...

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Disney Resort Hotels… But We Will

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9.  Extra Special Disney-Themed Rooms At select Disney Resort Hotels, there are uniquely themed Disney rooms available.  At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, your family can choose from the following Disney-themed family suites:  “Finding Nemo”, “The Lion King”, “Cars”, or “The Little Mermaid” standard room.  Once you step inside one of these magical rooms, you will feel like you are ...

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Disney Resort Hotels… But We Will

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Let’s Recap! 1.  My Disney Experience – As a guest signed in to your Disney account, you can use the “My Disney Experience” app to manage your reservations, park tickets, view and update your profile, see your Disney Photo Pass photos taken at Walt Disney World, update your Family and Friends list, plus much more. 2.  Complimentary MagicBands – Disney ...

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