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1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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Awesome! Wish I could be there this early with y'all! I hope to see you later this afternoon Sir! Please keep those live pics coming for those of us stuck at home! 😊😘 - Duchess_SMK 5676.3 #14 7-17-14 8:01AMLike(2)Reply
#DisneyOnaBudget ✅ So here goes: we are coming on our next trip on a huge budget. I've managed to squeeze in the 4th of July weekend with the family and sending hubby home on Sunday for work and staying til Thursday with a good friend. More...
I've got a few... 1) Our Target usually has the Smart Water bottles they sell in the parks for $1. I buy at least 3 for each day we will be there and freeze them. That way they stay cold all day. I carry one and put the others in the backpack. 2) The picnic area lockers! These lockers are bigger than the ones inside the parks and the esplanade and you don't have to take the stuff through bag check. You could fit a small ice chest in one of the large lockers and keep cool items. We once mixed up some tuna and kept that, bread (well, we forgot the bread which resulted in some creativity lol), snacks like Cheezits, etc. Then you can keep all your meals in there and the patio is usually pretty empty. PLUS you're still on property!!! 3) I got this one from MW. If you have a Target Red Card, purchase Disney gift cards with it when you can. You'll get 5% off (plus whatever you get on your AP) 4) I have several apps on my phone that I use to build up rewards. I then redeem those rewards for Starbucks gift cards that can be used in all the park locations. We've gotten a whole meal for free with this! The sandwiches they have at the DCA location are yummy! Here are my regular apps: Viggle (check in on tv), Shopkick (scan items on your phone when shopping), Mom uses Mango Health (check in when you take your daily medications, including vitamins!). I'm sure there's plenty more, but they're SUPER easy!!! - SPandEvLover 2940.7 #34 6-5-14 3:28PMLike(8)Reply
Definitely utilize Costco. People have this impression that I have all this $$ to come to Disneyland everyday and that couldn't be further from the truth. I SAVE money by being here. I bring my own drinks & snacks like Triscuits, trail mix, apples and other tough fruits that can withstand the backpack; also Cliff & other snack bars. It saves a ton of money & energy. - apesandmonkeys 7554.5 #4 6-5-14 1:37PMLike(5)Reply
Great tips thanks for posting this! I think everything I was going to say was covered. Oh maybe one thing along with using Costco. If you're going to eat at restaurants then get the discounted gift cards to the restaurant of your choice there. They have $100 gift cards for $74.95. - AriellesMom 64.4 #3976 6-30-14 10:23AMLikeReply
Frozen water bottles, jerkey, pop tarts and Pringles are always in our backpack. If we really are trying to save money, we walk to McDonald's for lunch. - FoolishMortal138 325.2 #677 6-30-14 11:20AMLikeReply
For those of you without annual passes like myself, ARES travel is offering two great specials. Adults pay the kid's price for 3-day, 4-day or 5-day Hopper Tickets. Or, they also have 3-day or 4-day Hopper Tickets with One Ext More...
Have you ever bought from them before? Worried about it being a scam...😁 but if it's real I will DEF be buying my tickets for our upcoming trip from them! Thanks for the info! - WirTANenAtDisney 69.5 #3864 5-20-14 12:04PMLikeReply
Orbitz also has the buy a 3 day hopper and get the 4th day free. We purchased through orbitz for our trip back in February and everything worked out well. Going to purchase again for our next trip in July. - Nikkia2020 7.2 #11613 5-20-14 8:51PMLikeReply
Awesome! Makes me feel wayyy better that you talked to the resort!! We may just have a gem 💎!!! - DisneyBallers 23.8 #5854 5-20-14 9:13PMLikeReply
I asked this on the WDW side, but thought I should ask here, too, since a good number of you have been to WDW. The plan is to rent DVC points for our upcoming trip in Nov 2014(the week after Thanksgiving). Family of four, kids age 6 and 1 More...
If you don't mind me asking what kind of budget are you working with? Are you going super nice hotels or looking at the moderate ones? - lostgirl7988 697.6 #231 12-27-13 11:24AMLikeReply
I should have been more clear. Which Deluxe Villa Resort Studio or 1 Bedroom would you stay at and why? The cost (via renting points) is the same as booking a moderate Disney hotel. - GoofyMom77 481.7 #377 12-27-13 12:27PMLikeReply
We stayed at the old key west villas with our DVC. It's a nice hotel, but I do recommend staying at a hotel that is connected to the monorail. We had to wait for the busses and most many times by the time it got to our resort the busses were full. We actually waited 45 min just to get a bus ride to the parks. That was pretty disappointing. - MrsMinnie 49.0 #4382 12-30-13 10:34PMLikeReply
Hi everyone! Whew! Where DOES the time go?? It has been nonstop BUSY around here but I haven't forgotten about the #RAK I promised you! Because there a variety of responses to our question of 'What's your favorite item that we make' I co More...
Thanks for such a generous RAK! Please add me! My favorite part of 2013 was seeing my little boy meet Mickey for the first time yesterday! - AZDisneyfam 188.7 #2007 12-4-13 2:59PMLike(2)Reply
Please add me I have many things to be thankful for including that my husband has a full time job that he loves, I have a roof over my head, my baby boy is growing too fast, we have a second healthy baby on the way, and I get to go home and visit family for Christmas! Thank you for the RAK! - starwarsmamma 561.6 #309 12-4-13 3:58PMLike(2)Reply
Congratulations to JillyinWonderland for winning our first ever (but definitely not last) RAK!! Thank you ALL again for participating! It was so wonderful reading all the posts, and yet hard because I know so many of you are hurting and going through a really rough time right now! Please know that I am praying for all of you and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas even with all the rest of stuff that's going on!! I so wish all of you could've won the RAK!! We will be having more in the future though so hopefully your name will be drawn then! P.S. If you are really struggling this year...whether financially or feeling down or whatever, I'd like to do something for you. Contact me at April@AWholeLottaHoopla.com and we'll go from there!For those who would like to order, my Etsy store is www.etsy.com/shop/AWholeLottaHoopla and from now through the end of the month you can get 30% off with the coupon MOUSEWAIT2013. I really wish I could send all of you something for free, but hope this helps!!! Thank you all!! - BluRayn 72.1 #3817 12-9-13 8:25PMLikeReply