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The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation is Here!

The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation

After months of research, writing, editing and designing – I’m happy to announce that my first book, The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation has officially been released! When I first started the journey to write a book, I was planning just to have it as an eBook download here on the site.

After talking to many readers of this site, something became very clear to me – Disney World was just getting too expensive to many families. I polled many readers to see what they spent on their vacations, the average cost for a family of four to go was over [click to continue…]

Frugal Dining Options in Each Park


Since I don’t recommend bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into the parks for meals, you’ll probably have to splurge a bit by eating at the restaurants. I do enjoy eating in the parks even though the food is overpriced. I think it just helps you feel like you’re enjoying yourself more on your vacation.

What are some of the more frugal options when dining in the parks? I look at the overall value of the meals, not just the individual prices on each one. [click to continue…]

Disney World Free Dining 2016 Has Arrived!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Everyone’s favorite promotion has returned for another year, the Disney World free dining package for 2016! As with every free dining promotion, it comes with some restrictions and limited availability but if you are able to take advantage you could be saving hundreds or even thousands on your vacation package. We had some strong hints that this was coming soon because we recently saw the UK free dining package. If you are looking to take advantage of this offer, you will want to book as soon as possible as you can imagine it is very popular and rooms book up very quickly.

Let’s take a look at the details of this year’s free dining promotion! [click to continue…]

Free Dining Package Released for UK, US Coming Soon?


4/24 Update: Rumors have it that free dining for the US will be released tomorrow! This is just a rumor at this point but some information has leaked:

  • Booking Dates: April 25, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
  • Valid for arrivals from August 14th – Oct 1st, Nov 15th – Nov 21st, Nov 26th – Nov 28th, and Dec 10th – Dec 21st
  • Minimum 3 nights, must be booked with a minimum 2 day Magic Your Way Ticket.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter excluded from the offer. 

Stay tuned, I’ll post full details if/when I hear any more information tomorrow. 

Original Post:

For those of you who are keeping their fingers crossed that Disney announces a free dining package for 2016, I possibly have some good news. Earlier this week, Disney rolled out a new free dining promotion, discount tickets + $200 Disney Gift Card promotion available in the UK only for dates in early 2017. For those of you who are in the UK – congrats!  I know that doesn’t do much for most of us here in the US but I would take it as a sign of good news that Disney is still actively rolling out free dining promotions.

This free dining promotion is a bit unique, let’s take a look at some of the details for hints of what we may possibly see. [click to continue…]

Coming Soon: The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation


I have some exciting news to share with everyone today! While things have been a bit on the slower side here on the blog, I have been working non-stop behind the scenes to put together a book that has been in the works for the past six months. OIn early May, I’ll be releasing my first book, The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation. I’m really excited to finally be able to share this book with you, I think everyone will be able to have a much cheaper Disney World vacation after reading it. [click to continue…]