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Top 10 things to Splurge on at Disney

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For those of you who many not already know, we just went on a friendcation to Walt Disney World in December! It was such a  blast because the parks were decorated for Christmas but we went just a bit early (between holidays) and the parks were relatively empty. We also were able to take advantage of a really great promotion that Disney was doing with the help of our wonderful Travel agent Alex Smith and got a FREE meal plan with our stay at the resort. So our trip was super magical.Even though I have been going to Disney (Land, World, and Paris) all my life, this trip had a lot of firsts. Planning a Disney vacation can be a little more pricey than some other vacations you could take but there are so many little things that make it worth it. Throughout all of my Disney visits, I have learned where to skip and where to splurge when it comes to the many things that Disney offers. Today I want to share with you the Top 10 things that I think it is totally worth it to splurge on at Disney and why!

STAY AT THE RESORTS

This is something that I had never done before this last trip and I will never not be able to from now on. It is so convenient in every way to stay at the resorts. We stayed at the Disney Caribbean Resort and it was beautiful. There is so much to do just at your resort if you wanted to! We never had to worry about if we could find food or how we needed to get around. They have buses running constantly to get you to any park as well as Downtown Disney when ever you wanted. They also have all kinds of fun little perks for those who stay at the resorts including extra magic hours!
Also, the staff there were extremely friendly. They got us a taxi for the day we went to Universal Studios, let us check in early, watched our bags on the last day, printed our boarding passes for our flights, scheduled free transportation to and from the airport, took everything we purchase from the parks to our hotel room, and so many other wonderful things. We never needed to worry about anything and that helps so much with being able to enjoy a vacation!

MEAL PLAN

This was another first for all of us on the trip. We would have never tried it if it were not for the awesome promotion Disney was doing. If I were writing a “How to save money at Disney” post, I would tell you right now to look for promotions and go during down season. You save a lot of money by going when Disney has deals on their hotels and meal plans. But I might even be convinced that the meal plan is worth it even if you don’t get a promotion with it.For every night that we stayed in the hotel, we got a snack, a quick service meal, and a sit down meal per person. The best part is that they were all combined on our meal plan and we could spend them however we wanted. A snack to share here, a couple (large) quick service meals to eat here, and a sit down meal every day for the four of us. We ate at some of the fanciest restaurants at Disney that I would have never even considered without a meal plan like Teppan Edo, Biergarten, and Cinderella’s Castle. We were able to experience a whole new side of Disney and enjoy the quality and talented staff they have at each restaurant. They were each mini experiences and we loved that we were able to do that.

Another plus side of the meal plan is that it helps fight the hangry monsters. When you are at Disney you are working out – we walked over 54 miles while we were at the parks for that week. You will need more food than you realize because you are running around, hopping line to line and adventure to adventure, and your body needs nourishment. The first day we didn’t take advantage of the meal plan completely and we all got tired, hungry, and hangry.When you are worried about food prices and/or trying not to eat a lot in the parks, it is easy to not eat enough and get a case of the grumps. With a meal plan, you can always eat when you need to.

PHOTO PASS

We did not purchase this one but if I go back another time I would highly consider it – especially with a family! Long gone are the days of having to pay cash to buy your picture after your ride and carry it around with you all day. Now you can just use your Magic Band to instantly add the photo to your account. Then, when your trip is over (or anytime you feel like it) you can log in and look at all the pictures you scanned while you were there. This is every ride, every character photo, every group picture you take, and anything that Disney takes with their cameras. You can chose to order prints or get the downloads of any picture you would like. The benefit of the photo pass, is that you can download all the pictures for $169. It is like having a photographer come around with you your whole trip.

There are several reasons that I recommend this. First, carrying around a camera at Disney is not worth it. I brought my camera for one morning and it was kind of a pain. We took turns carrying the bag, stressed about how to hold it on splash mountain, and mostly left it in the bag because it was too much to get it out. All the photos we took from our trip (because you will want to take pictures) are with our phones. They fit nicely in a pocket and you don’t need to worry about carting anything around (side note: you really won’t need to carry anything because your Magic Bands have your card attached for shopping, your meal plan, your fast passes, and anything else you need.) Secondly, since each photo is $15 to download, you really only need 11 good photos to make it worth it! If you purchased it and knew beforehand that you were getting this, you could get your pictures everywhere and have enough to make an album when you are home. Lastly, it is too easy for someone to always get left out of the pictures. I love that if a Disney person is taking the picture for you, the whole family can be involved.

CINDERELLA’S CASTLE

I already mentioned this in the meal plan but Cinderella’s Royal Table is a must eat at restaurant in Walt Disney World. If you have the meal plan it cost two of your sit down meals (don’t worry, you won’t miss them), if you don’t have a meal plan it is pretty pricey – but that is why it is a splurge. During your meal 5 princesses come to take photos with your table and talk to you. It is mostly a giggle fest if you are twenty somethings without children but it is still extremely memorable. The food is delicious,you get called Lord and Lady, and you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale. One of the best parts about eating here is that you get to go inside and upstairs of the Cinderella Castle. You get to look out the windows at everyone in Fantasy Land and the room is smaller so it feels really exclusive. Make sure you make reservations a couple months ahead of time but it is totally worth it!

DISNEY STARBUCKS

Starbucks anywhere is usually worth the splurge but Disney Parks branded Starbucks is just too cute. If you are on the meal plan, you are in luck because you can totally use it there. But in ever cooler news, the Starbucks there are real Starbucks and you can use gift cards there too! This girl used her gold card, multiple times. Always worth it.

MICKEY EARS

I have wanted Mickey/ Minnie ears since I can remember. As an adult, I have gone 5 times before this last trip and never gotten the ears. They  are so cool while you are there but I never knew what I would do with them at home. Oh, but every time I would go back I wished I had some to bring. I finally told Bruce that I would spend the $20 to buy the ears and I did. It is totally worth it. Pick ears that you would want to bring back on future trips or share them with friends but there is something so magical about running around Disney with the iconic Mickey ears!

BIERGARTEN

 

This is another restaurant that is worth going to while you are at Disney. With the dinning plan it counts as a sit down meal, if not it is $30- $60 a person. This is such a great place because you are truly immersed in German culture and it is perfect. The food is authentic, delicious, and never ending – just like good German food should be. Also, there are some wonderful selections of beer here. The thing that sets this restaurant apart is the show that they do. All of the tables surround a stage and they do performances during your meal. When we went at Christmas they did a wonderful  German Christmas concert complete with Silent Night and I cried. And ate more Apfelstrudel.

DOLE WHIP

Dole Whip is a classic Disney treat and you need to make sure to grab some when you go – you’ll find it in Adventureland! If you are on a meal plan it counts as a snack, if not it is a couple bucks of Disney history. It is also super delicious and you’ll want more.

A DISNEY ORNAMENT

There is so much shopping at Disney. Every park has beautiful stores and Downtown Disney is also packed with them. It can be easy to avoid even walking into any of them so that you do not buy the whole store but I do think that it is worth it to splurge on one item. This can be very different for each type of personality but I love functional souvenirs which is why I said a Disney Ornament is totally a worth it splurge. It is something small and easy to take home, has a specific purpose, and will remind you of the trip you took every year when you hang it up.

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS

The last thing that you should splurge on is Extra Magic Hours. The good news is that you don’t really need to splurge on them, you just need to take advantage of them. For those who are staying at the Disney Resort, each day has special magic hours at differnt parks. Magic hours are when parks open early or stay open late for those staying in resprots. Several nights while we were in Disney, the parks stayed open until 3am for us (they also opened at 7 am for early birds.) We took advantage of staying up late and doing all the kids rides when the kids and families were sleeping. These are great times to be in the parks because there are not as many people and you get to enjoy more things without crowds!

 

Have you ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Are there things you think are worth splurging on? Or do you have somethings you always skip to save? What do you always do when you go? I would love to hear how you do Disney, please leave a message below to chat! 
  • Natalie Schuck

    Apfelstrudel and beer. I wish I would have been there to enjoy it with you! Love you, Nat

  • Natalie Schuck

    Apfelstrudel and beer. I wish I would have been there to enjoy it with you! Love you, Nat

  • I definitely agree with most of these! I’ve never gotten a meal plan, but then again the majority of my experience was when I lived there as a an intern working and then the other few times I would just come for a day or two. I can’t bring myself to do the photopass because they take the pics for us on our own camera anyways lol and you can also download the non-high resolution for free and they’re still really good quality. I certainly need to try Cinderalla’s Caste & Biergarden when I get the chance based on your rave review! I 100% agree with dole whip, EMH, and staying at a resort! I love finding other Disney fans!

    • Ooh! How can you download the low-res versions??

    • Oooh yes! Tell me more! I couldn’t see anywhere you could download them without paying!

    • Heather!
      They must not have the free downloads anymore. It is nice that they can take photos for you, but I still think it is super nice not to have to carry ANYTHING at Disney. It is so nice not having to worry about carrying anything around or losing anything. Also, you can’t get any of the ride pictures on your camera, so I still think it is worth it if you go with your family and take advantage of all the photo opportunities!

      • Yes, you’re right! Sorry for misleading you! I still think I’d rather spend money elsewhere, but I will probably have a much different view once I have a family! We also bring a backpack with us to hold snacks and water, so i guess Im always carrying something lol. I forgot to mention above that DOLE WHIP IS THE BEST!!!!

  • this post has impeccable timing! 🙂 i am planning a trip for me & my husband to Disney/HP World in November and was thinking of emailing you for tips! these are all great!

    • OMG! YAY!! I’ll have to post more. I HIGHLY encourage staying on the Disney Resort and then picking a day to go to HP world at Universal Studios. You will want a park hopper pass to do both sides of Harry Potter. You will just get a taxi to and from Universal Studios the day you go. We did 5 days Disney parks and 1 day at Universal. If you make it a full day on a less crowded day, you can do it all. We just saved on travel by doing one day. And you really should stay at Disney if you are doing both because there is so much more to do at Disney. I am open to chatting about anything via email.

      ALSO, the travel agent we worked with is in Megan’s Bible study and she gets paid commission by the resorts/ parks so she is free to use. It was super helpful to plan things with her. She found us the deal and really priced things out for us so we didn’t have to spend hours doing it. I recommend emailing her and she will do great! She also loves Jesus and is so sweet, helpful, and kind!

      alex@thetravelagencyinc.com

  • this post has impeccable timing! 🙂 i am planning a trip for me & my husband to Disney/HP World in November and was thinking of emailing you for tips! these are all great!

  • Now that I live down here in Orlando and have an annual pass, I gotta say the “Food and Wine” festival in the fall is the best splurge! I always recommend people come at that time, because the lines are shorter. Eating food samples around the world is so fun, even if it’s super pricey! Always an awesome time though!

    • My husband and I want to do that! We were just talking about how if we lived nearby we would do that every year! I love that you get to do that! And I agree, totally worth it! We love experiences over “stuff” – I just love all the memories that come with something like that!

  • Now that I live down here in Orlando and have an annual pass, I gotta say the "Food and Wine" festival in the fall is the best splurge! I always recommend people come at that time, because the lines are shorter. Eating food samples around the world is so fun, even if it's super pricey! Always an awesome time though!

  • Staying at a Disney Resort is SO worth it! There are so many great perks. Plus, they are so much fun and super cute. I live 2 hours from Orlando so it’s not very often that I stay overnight when I go, but it’s always a lot of fun when I do. Next time I want to do Cinderella’s Castle!

    • I agree! We had never done so until this time. That is so fun that you live near by 🙂 CInderella’s Castle was a blast!

  • Staying at a Disney Resort is SO worth it! There are so many great perks. Plus, they are so much fun and super cute. I live 2 hours from Orlando so it's not very often that I stay overnight when I go, but it's always a lot of fun when I do. Next time I want to do Cinderella's Castle!

  • Ooh! How can you download the low-res versions??

  • Man, I love that in every picture, Bruce and I have faces of sheer joy and you and Megs have faces of sheer terror! Haha also love your description of the table greetings from the princesses… Such a growing experience for me 😉 Love this and you! Can we please go back?!

    • We did it all for you.

      PS: that man with the mustache is your new husband (AKA sitting behind Bruce)

  • Man, I love that in every picture, Bruce and I have faces of sheer joy and you and Megs have faces of sheer terror! Haha also love your description of the table greetings from the princesses… Such a growing experience for me 😉 Love this and you! Can we please go back?!

  • Eryn Ivey

    Since you only had your camera for one day, now I am curious which pictures were taken with it?! The SBUX photo with the blurred background is great and the Minnie ears are presh!!

    • The Starbucks one and the ears were both with my camera! HAHA everything else was my phone!

  • Eryn Ivey

    Since you only had your camera for one day, now I am curious which pictures were taken with it?! The SBUX photo with the blurred background is great and the Minnie ears are presh!!

  • Disney Starbucks wasn’t there yet when I worked there and now you so have me wanting to go back just to have Disney Starbucks! And your list IS AMAZING!

    • I heard that they are building them in the other two parks too! AND they are making Starbucks mugs for each park! AH!

  • Disney Starbucks wasn't there yet when I worked there and now you so have me wanting to go back just to have Disney Starbucks! And your list IS AMAZING!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Great to know! Thanks for posting this!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Great to know! Thanks for posting this!

  • Well I did some more digging lol my boyfriend is the one who does it, but he actually said he views the pictures online, but then uses the "snipping tool" on his computer (which should be in your windows menu) so that may not be the best way, but in the snipping tool you can do a save as .jpg or .png and that has worked for us. At least well enough to not think it necessary to purchase a photo pass. Hope that helps! 🙂

  • This is an awesome list! I have stayed on and off property and can definitely say that on-property rocks. Its like being in a whole different world! Next time we go I definitely want to try the dining plan to be able to go to all of those fancy sit down restaurants. We usually go cheap on the meals and end up with the hangries or bring a bag full of snacks and drinks to much on all day since they allow food and drink to be brought in. gosh, now I want to go to disney! 🙂

    • I know! We have always done what you do! But we were like free meal plan?!!? YES! and it was SO fun!

  • This is an awesome list! I have stayed on and off property and can definitely say that on-property rocks. Its like being in a whole different world! Next time we go I definitely want to try the dining plan to be able to go to all of those fancy sit down restaurants. We usually go cheap on the meals and end up with the hangries or bring a bag full of snacks and drinks to much on all day since they allow food and drink to be brought in. gosh, now I want to go to disney! 🙂

  • Dole whips are a definite must!!

  • Dole whips are a definite must!!

  • Dole Whip is my absolute fav!!! And I agree on the ears thing. I always regret not getting some!

  • Dole Whip is my absolute fav!!! And I agree on the ears thing. I always regret not getting some!

  • oh my gosh! you are seriously the cutest with your minnie ears!! 😉 lovelovelove disney. my first time to go was when adam and i were still dating. he grew up super close to disney world so i felt like i was visiting his childhood playground.

    also another fun fact… also while we were dating, he took me up flying over LA and he was able to radio in to the tower and get permission to fly over disneyland! such a fun memory!!

    xo

    • Nicole,
      Thanks so much! HAHA. I love them. Also, you have some incredible Disney stories! I love that!

  • oh my gosh! you are seriously the cutest with your minnie ears!! 😉 lovelovelove disney. my first time to go was when adam and i were still dating. he grew up super close to disney world so i felt like i was visiting his childhood playground.

    also another fun fact… also while we were dating, he took me up flying over LA and he was able to radio in to the tower and get permission to fly over disneyland! such a fun memory!!

    xo

  • Heather!
    They must not have the free downloads anymore. It is nice that they can take photos for you, but I still think it is super nice not to have to carry ANYTHING at Disney. It is so nice not having to worry about carrying anything around or losing anything. Also, you can't get any of the ride pictures on your camera, so I still think it is worth it if you go with your family and take advantage of all the photo opportunities!

  • Yes, you're right! Sorry for misleading you! I still think I'd rather spend money elsewhere, but I will probably have a much different view once I have a family! We also bring a backpack with us to hold snacks and water, so i guess Im always carrying something lol. I forgot to mention above that DOLE WHIP IS THE BEST!!!!

  • YES! I love that you love so many of these things too!

  • I know Nat! It was like I was back in Germany with you!

  • OMG! YAY!! I'll have to post more. I HIGHLY encourage staying on the Disney Resort and then picking a day to go to HP world at Universal Studios. You will want a park hopper pass to do both sides of Harry Potter. You will just get a taxi to and from Universal Studios the day you go. We did 5 days Disney parks and 1 day at Universal. If you make it a full day on a less crowded day, you can do it all. We just saved on travel by doing one day. And you really should stay at Disney if you are doing both because there is so much more to do at Disney. I am open to chatting about anything via email.

    ALSO, the travel agent we worked with is in Megan's Bible study and she gets paid commission by the resorts/ parks so she is free to use. It was super helpful to plan things with her. She found us the deal and really priced things out for us so we didn't have to spend hours doing it. I recommend emailing her and she will do great! She also loves Jesus and is so sweet, helpful, and kind!

    alex@thetravelagencyinc.com

  • My husband and I want to do that! We were just talking about how if we lived nearby we would do that every year! I love that you get to do that! And I agree, totally worth it! We love experiences over "stuff" – I just love all the memories that come with something like that!

  • I live in so cal so up til this past year I’ve saved at disneyland by only going when it’s free! They used to have free tickets for so cal residents, when it was your birthday, and if you volunteered somewhere for a day.

  • I live in so cal so up til this past year I've saved at disneyland by only going when it's free! They used to have free tickets for so cal residents, when it was your birthday, and if you volunteered somewhere for a day.

  • Yesssss. I’m a Disney gal to the core. We’ve been going almost every year since I celebrated my 5th birthday there. All of these are spot on! Loved reading your thoughts, seeing your photos. 🙂 Happy to meet another Disney fan.

    Chels // heartnatured.com

    • YAY! I love finding others. Thanks for your sweet words and encouragement!

  • chelsea

    Yesssss. I'm a Disney gal to the core. We've been going almost every year since I celebrated my 5th birthday there. All of these are spot on! Loved reading your thoughts, seeing your photos. 🙂 Happy to meet another Disney fan.

    Chels // heartnatured.com

  • I’m in total agreement with everything on your list (and I was totally living vicariously through you guys while you were there!). We ALWAYS stay in the parks…you can’t beat the ease and the service! I went with AJ’s family not long after we started dating and they had gotten the meal plan for free, and even though I was only there for part of the week and didn’t actually have a meal plan, I ended up not paying for food at all because we were able to just add me to their reservations and share quick service meals! So good!

    • Betsy! We always shared quick service meals so we had more to use throughout our days there whenever we got the hangries! It was perfect!

    • I love that you always do! It is for sure our new tradition!

  • I'm in total agreement with everything on your list (and I was totally living vicariously through you guys while you were there!). We ALWAYS stay in the parks…you can't beat the ease and the service! I went with AJ's family not long after we started dating and they had gotten the meal plan for free, and even though I was only there for part of the week and didn't actually have a meal plan, I ended up not paying for food at all because we were able to just add me to their reservations and share quick service meals! So good!

  • These tips are so good! My parents went to Disney World on their honeymoon and are still obsessed! So my sisters and I have had our fair share of Disney trips and we still act like 5 year olds when we go! I agree with all of these tips 100%. We always stay at the Polynesian, and they are so sweet there! The Polynesian actually has the Dole Whip in their fast service restaurant which is wonderful! Ahh this makes me want to back soon!

    • Martha! That is so fun. That will totally be our family, I just know it. Bruce keeps saying or kids are going to be spoiled because we like doing fun things too much! But see, you had wonderful childhood memories and traditions!

  • These tips are so good! My parents went to Disney World on their honeymoon and are still obsessed! So my sisters and I have had our fair share of Disney trips and we still act like 5 year olds when we go! I agree with all of these tips 100%. We always stay at the Polynesian, and they are so sweet there! The Polynesian actually has the Dole Whip in their fast service restaurant which is wonderful! Ahh this makes me want to back soon!

  • Okay, you have me hooked. I feel the need to plan my own Disney vacation now! I love the idea of the friendcation too, especially since it’s something I wouldn’t do very often! Thanks for all this fantastic advice!

    • YES! Do it. And seriously email Alex Smith! She is in Megan’s Bible study and she gets paid commission by the resorts/ parks so she is free to use. It was super helpful to plan things with her. She found us the deal and really priced things out for us so we didn’t have to spend hours doing it. I recommend emailing her and she will do great! She also loves Jesus and is so sweet, helpful, and kind!

      alex@thetravelagencyinc.com

  • Okay, you have me hooked. I feel the need to plan my own Disney vacation now! I love the idea of the friendcation too, especially since it's something I wouldn't do very often! Thanks for all this fantastic advice!

  • The Dole whip is a must for me at Disneyland. I grew up going there and that was always a favorite. I’m intrigued by a lot of your tips because I’ve never been to Disney World, and we never bothered with the resorts at Disneyland since it was literally a 15 minute drive from our house (I grew up being able to see the fireworks from my yard.) It’s been years since I’ve been able to go, though, so I’m feeling the need to plan a Disney vacation between your posts and Meg’s.

    • Oh so fun! You are so lucky! Totally do Disney World once (or a million times) it is wonderful!

      • I’m already planting seeds in my husband’s head. 😉

  • The Dole whip is a must for me at Disneyland. I grew up going there and that was always a favorite. I'm intrigued by a lot of your tips because I've never been to Disney World, and we never bothered with the resorts at Disneyland since it was literally a 15 minute drive from our house (I grew up being able to see the fireworks from my yard.) It's been years since I've been able to go, though, so I'm feeling the need to plan a Disney vacation between your posts and Meg's.

  • I agree! We had never done so until this time. That is so fun that you live near by 🙂 CInderella's Castle was a blast!

  • We did it all for you.

    PS: that man with the mustache is your new husband (AKA sitting behind Bruce)

  • I heard that they are building them in the other two parks too! AND they are making Starbucks mugs for each park! AH!

  • I loved the Oktoberfest restaurant in Epcot. Loved trying all of the German food in their buffet and their sample beer pack.

    I appreciate these tips, especially since we plan on going to Disney Land in November. Definitely want to do a few character restaurants while we are there.

    • YES! I am glad you can relate! I am so jealous of your trip 😉 I always want to go back right when I leave!

  • Emily

    I loved the Oktoberfest restaurant in Epcot. Loved trying all of the German food in their buffet and their sample beer pack.

    I appreciate these tips, especially since we plan on going to Disney Land in November. Definitely want to do a few character restaurants while we are there.

  • Oh gosh, I LOVE this post. I love Disney so much and I want to stay at a resort one day! I only live about an hour’s drive away but still, an hour drive home with tired feet and a headache seems like a suuuuper long drive. We stayed at a hotel about 10 minutes away for our honeymoon and that was lovely. Staying inside disney world though would be amazing!!! Hopefully one day 😉

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

    • Jessica!
      You should totally stay once! You could also do it at one of the other parks so it is WAY far from your home!

  • Oh gosh, I LOVE this post. I love Disney so much and I want to stay at a resort one day! I only live about an hour's drive away but still, an hour drive home with tired feet and a headache seems like a suuuuper long drive. We stayed at a hotel about 10 minutes away for our honeymoon and that was lovely. Staying inside disney world though would be amazing!!! Hopefully one day 😉

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  • Amy

    MAGIC HOURS?!?!?
    that is just……yes!

  • Amy

    MAGIC HOURS?!?!?
    that is just……yes!

  • Betsy! We always shared quick service meals so we had more to use throughout our days there whenever we got the hangries! It was perfect!

  • The Starbucks one and the ears were both with my camera! HAHA everything else was my phone!

  • You are so welcome! Let me know if you ever try any of these!

  • YES!

  • I know it. They are just so fun!

  • I know! We have always done what you do! But we were like free meal plan?!!? YES! and it was SO fun!

  • Nicole,
    Thanks so much! HAHA. I love them. Also, you have some incredible Disney stories! I love that!

  • It is so fun to live so close to Disney! We would LOVE that!

  • YAY! I love finding others. Thanks for your sweet words and encouragement!

  • I KNOW! Hello, magical!

  • Jessica!
    You should totally stay once! You could also do it at one of the other parks so it is WAY far from your home!

  • YES! I am glad you can relate! I am so jealous of your trip 😉 I always want to go back right when I leave!

  • Oh so fun! You are so lucky! Totally do Disney World once (or a million times) it is wonderful!

  • YES! Enough to share!

  • I love that you always do! It is for sure our new tradition!

  • Martha! That is so fun. That will totally be our family, I just know it. Bruce keeps saying or kids are going to be spoiled because we like doing fun things too much! But see, you had wonderful childhood memories and traditions!

  • YES! Do it. And seriously email Alex Smith! She is in Megan's Bible study and she gets paid commission by the resorts/ parks so she is free to use. It was super helpful to plan things with her. She found us the deal and really priced things out for us so we didn't have to spend hours doing it. I recommend emailing her and she will do great! She also loves Jesus and is so sweet, helpful, and kind!

    alex@thetravelagencyinc.com

  • I'm already planting seeds in my husband's head. 😉

  • I have never been to any disney world! I live in the Philippines and the closest I could get would be Hong Kong or Japan. :”((

    chestervizconde.com

    • Yeah! I live farther away too so I have to fly to go to any of the parks! One day you should save up for it!

  • I have never been to any disney world! I live in the Philippines and the closest I could get would be Hong Kong or Japan. :"((

    chestervizconde.com

  • This is an AMAZING list!! We live 10 minutes from Disneyland and go all the time, but i’ve NEVER been to Disneyworld! I hope I get a chance some day…thanks for the tips girl! xoxo

    • That is SO fun to be so close! We would love to move near a Disney one day!

  • This is an AMAZING list!! We live 10 minutes from Disneyland and go all the time, but i've NEVER been to Disneyworld! I hope I get a chance some day…thanks for the tips girl! xoxo

  • This is so cool! Just wish I could go to DisneyWorld, the Disney Starbucks would be top of my list (love coffee too much). My friend has been a few times and she always bring back something Alice in Wonderland, amazing stuff!

  • This is so cool! Just wish I could go to DisneyWorld, the Disney Starbucks would be top of my list (love coffee too much). My friend has been a few times and she always bring back something Alice in Wonderland, amazing stuff!

  • Yeah! I live farther away too so I have to fly to go to any of the parks! One day you should save up for it!

  • That is SO fun to be so close! We would love to move near a Disney one day!

  • YAY! You can. Save up for a trip, you wont regret it!

  • Vera Blackwell Huseman

    So glad to hear you had a great time. Staying on property and the meal plan are the best way to go. I like knowing where I am going to have dinner each day. I also do the photopass every time. I am leaving on Wednesday to take Linds for the college program.

    • Yes! We loved that too. Also, we are totally following in your footprints. We are going to make Disney trips a normal thing and really the property every time!

  • Vera Blackwell Huseman

    So glad to hear you had a great time. Staying on property and the meal plan are the best way to go. I like knowing where I am going to have dinner each day. I also do the photopass every time. I am leaving on Wednesday to take Linds for the college program.

  • Whitney H

    We went to Disney for our honeymoon and stayed at a resort and did the meal plan. Seriously the best thing we could have done! We loved being able to eat at the nicer places without having to spend tons on it. Teppan Edo was the best!

  • Whitney H

    We went to Disney for our honeymoon and stayed at a resort and did the meal plan. Seriously the best thing we could have done! We loved being able to eat at the nicer places without having to spend tons on it. Teppan Edo was the best!

  • As somebody who has never been to Disney (but is really REALLY hoping to someday) this is so helpful and I’ll probably have it in the back of my mind once the day comes! I absolutely need a pair of those adorable mickey ears and some starbucks (of course) while I walk around the park 🙂

    • I am so glad. Oh, you should go! I am glad this just made you more excited!

  • As somebody who has never been to Disney (but is really REALLY hoping to someday) this is so helpful and I'll probably have it in the back of my mind once the day comes! I absolutely need a pair of those adorable mickey ears and some starbucks (of course) while I walk around the park 🙂

  • These tips are great! I’m SO looking forward to going to Disney as an adult, and appreciate these splurge items. My hubs and I will start saving our dinero now 😉

  • These tips are great! I'm SO looking forward to going to Disney as an adult, and appreciate these splurge items. My hubs and I will start saving our dinero now 😉

  • YES! Totally save. We are saving again for another trip!

  • I am so glad. Oh, you should go! I am glad this just made you more excited!

  • Yes! It is truly magical!

  • Yes! We loved that too. Also, we are totally following in your footprints. We are going to make Disney trips a normal thing and really the property every time!

  • disney should be paying you the big bucks because i’ve never been to disney but now i sure want to! and going somewhere new is always risky so it’s REALLY helpful to have the insider tips. (p.s. we got tired, hungry, and hangry made me laugh out loud.)

    • YAY! (Disney, did you hear that…pay me big bucks?!?!) I am so glad you are excited! You totally should save up for it! There is nothing like a Disney vacation. They also take really good care of you!

  • disney should be paying you the big bucks because i've never been to disney but now i sure want to! and going somewhere new is always risky so it's REALLY helpful to have the insider tips. (p.s. we got tired, hungry, and hangry made me laugh out loud.)

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    What a great post! I am heading to Disney in a few weeks and will have to keep this in mind!

    • YES! If you have any questions at all as you pack, let me know! You are going to love it!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    What a great post! I am heading to Disney in a few weeks and will have to keep this in mind!

  • YES! If you have any questions at all as you pack, let me know! You are going to love it!

  • YAY! (Disney, did you hear that…pay me big bucks?!?!) I am so glad you are excited! You totally should save up for it! There is nothing like a Disney vacation. They also take really good care of you!

  • I always get just outside of Disney but never get to go in! One of these days, and I totally agree that a camera bag is a pain when you’re on a trip like this! $170 seems steep but you have to figure what a professional photographer charges for wedding pictures. $170 is a steal if you get to download them!

    • YAY! yeah, totally! And if you get as many photos as you want so you can totally get like 100 of them. IT totally makes it worth it.

  • I always get just outside of Disney but never get to go in! One of these days, and I totally agree that a camera bag is a pain when you're on a trip like this! $170 seems steep but you have to figure what a professional photographer charges for wedding pictures. $170 is a steal if you get to download them!

  • YAY! yeah, totally! And if you get as many photos as you want so you can totally get like 100 of them. IT totally makes it worth it.

  • Haha I love that! Exactly, and I wouldn't trade those memories for anything, so spoil those future kiddos on fun things ha!

  • Oh perfect!