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How to Experience Disney World on a Budget

 

Disney on a budget

You’re thinking about taking your family on a vacation to Disney World, but have a tight budget? Here are a few tips on how to stay within your budget limit and still have a great time!

#1 – Drive (your own car)! Yes, this might be a long trip and it might require a stop or two in a motel… But, it will certainly be cheaper than to buy a flight ticket for each member of your family, then having to rent a car to get to Disney World!! Plus, this is a chance for your kids (and you!) to see some of the beautiful North American scenery and a road trip is always exciting for kids.

#2 – Off-season is the right time to go! Don’t plan your holiday in the peak season, prices will be more expensive everywhere and Disney resorts will be crowded! Not only will this be a cheaper option, it will also be more enjoyable for you and your kids.

#3- Budget hotel – Disney has a few budget hotels on property! They all boast free transportation to the parks and have pools! If you are happy to sleep in a Disney overdosed decor for a few nights, then this is cheaper option for you and your family!

#4 – Camping? Yes, you can go camping at Disney World! Fort Wilderness is a great campsite for you and your kids! It has free water transportation to the park, and a pool with water slides! The starting price for this option is $53!

#5 – Outside Disney. You can also stay in a hotel outside of Disney park and save quite a lot of money! Makes sure the hotel you choose has a shuttle to and from the park so you don’t have to pay for parking there.

#6 – Bring your own water and snacks! This is very important and often overlooked! Continuously brings drinks for the family under the burning Florida sun can quickly become very expensive! Refill your bottles at your hotel and bring them to the park! Bring snacks for you and your kids and avoid spending too much on extra treats.

#7 – Rain jackets – Yes in also rains in Florida! If you want to stay dry and not spend a little fortune on rain ponchos ($10 a piece) at Disney, pack your own!

#8 – Pool day? In Downtown Disney, hotels offer free access to their swimming pools! You’ll also find that your kids might enjoy playing with Legos at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

#9 – Focus! Don’t try to do everything at once! Only buy tickets for one park and make the most of it! One park is already so big, there won’t be any time for you or your kids to get bored! One park a day, is a good way to go!

#10 – Rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals instead of Disney! Disney stroller rentals are more expensive: $15 for one day and you can’t take them back with you to your hotel at the end of your day (which is when you might need it most!!). With Magical Stroller Rentals Florida you can keep your stroller for the whole duration of your stay, and it is cheaper than Disney!!

Cool-off this Summer with the ‘Frozen Summer Games’

Frozen Summer Games

If you want to cool off during hot summer days, then Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is the place to be! This melted-down one-time ski resort has transformed into a refreshing and thrilling water park, and is hosting for the second year in a row the Frozen Summer Games!

This is a Frozen-themed event where you will be able to join either Team Olaf or Team Kristoff for many refreshing family fun activities! You and your whole family will be able to part-take in Ice Pail Relays, Snowball Toss, Sky Pole Limbo, and many side races!! If you and your kids are feeling crafty, you will be able to join art and craft project tables, as well as games while a family friendly DJ will set the tone for the whole day!

Brand new to this year’s Frozen Summer Games is the possibility to meet Olaf and Kristoff in person, and take memorable pictures with both characters! This will be the only place in the whole of Disney World Resort where you will be able to greet Arendelle’s ice harvesters!

This is a limited time event that only takes place at Disney’s Blizzard Beach between May 26th and August 13th, 2017! What’s even better is that there is absolutely no cost to participate to this competition as it is included in your park’s ticket price.

Miss Adventure Falls is Now Open!!

Miss Adventure Falls

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park at Disney World Orlando has finally re-opened after a long and needed refurbishment! Just in time for spring and sunshine, the refurbished water park boasts a brand new exciting ride: Miss Adventure Falls!!

This ride takes you onto an adventure with a treasure hunting heroine and famous marine scientist, Captain Mary Oceaneer. Your heroine has vowed to sail the seven seas and gather treasures from all over the planet to share with you during your adventure on this ride. You will be taken to the top of the slide by a conveyor belt while comfortably seating in treasure rafts. The attraction takes you through a white-water adventure with twists and turns where you will be able to admire all the gathered treasure of Captain Mary Oceaneer! Miss Fortune Falls is the longest attraction at Typhoon Lagoon with its two minutes long ride!

The hot summer days are on their way and there is no better time than this to be spending a weekend with your family and experiencing Disney’s water parks! Completely refurbished, Typhoon Lagoon will not disappoint and will ensure a great day out with your little ones! If you feel like getting refreshed while having some fun, then do not hesitate to book your tickets on Disney World’s official website for Typhoon Lagoon and come and meet Captain Mary Oceaneer on the brand new Miss Adventure Falls attraction!

3 Great Tips to Make Your Disney Experience Successful with Kids

Family Stroller
Going on vacation to Disney World is a dream for your children, which can quickly turn into a stressful experience for parents! However, there are a few things you can do to make your life easier and your children’s experience happy and unforgettable!

  • Planning is the key.

Even if you are not a vey big planner, going to Disney with small children requires some upfront planning. Disney has tried to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your vacation ahead with a great application: My Disney Experience App, which can be installed on your smartphone or viewed directly on your computer.
My Disney Experience App enables you to explore the parks by showing you GPS-enabled maps, find Disney characters’ greeting time and place; plan your vacation by allowing you to buy tickets, make dining reservations, or buy your FastPasses for example. You can keep track of all your reservations and activities with this application.

  • When to go?

Avoid big holidays like Christmas and summer breaks as these periods are likely to bring big crowds, and long waits for rides. Going to Disney during the Fall (September to November) or during Spring (March to May) allows you to enjoy a beautiful weather while avoiding large crowds! This means you will be able to make the most out of your time in the park with your children.

  • Rent a stroller!

If you are traveling with small children, you have to bear in mind that the walks can be long within Disney parks and to and from your hotel. This might become stressful and tiresome for your children, and also for you especially if you want to carry a bag with all your children’s necessities during the day. Renting a stroller will make your life easier! You can rent a stroller from Disney itself, rental locations can be found in each park. However, Disney does not allow strollers to be taken out of its original park. This means you will have to ask for a replacement each time you switch parks, and you will not be able to take it back to your hotel.
Magical Stroller Rentals is a great alternative to renting a stroller from Disney. It offers better prices than Disney rentals, and the stroller will be yours for the whole duration of your stay at Disney World. No switching, replacing, or walking to and from your hotel. Magical Stroller Rental also offers a wide selection of single and double strollers with lots of adds-on, such as rain covers and even coolers.

Amazing New Attractions Opening This Year

Pandora: the world of Avatar Disney

2017 will see the opening of several new and exciting attractions at Disney World!

  1. Miss Fortune Falls
  2. Rivers of Light
  3. Pandora: The World of Avatar

Miss Fortune Falls will open at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Spring 2017! Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment  and will re-open in Spring this year boasting a thrilling new ride! Embark onto a treasure raft with Captain Mary Oceaneer and let it take you along the longest ride in history of Disney World parks.  This is bound to be an exciting and thrilling new attraction for the whole family, opening at the perfect time with the warm weather of the Spring and Summer days. You will be able to book your tickets directly on Disney website for a fun and incredible time!

Rivers of Light is a new nighttime spectacular in Disney Animal Kingdom which is announced to be opening sometime in 2017. This is going to be an amazing nighttime show where water, light and sound come together to celebrate life on Earth across all continents. You will be transported from Asia to Africa and North America in a magical water show displaying wild animals and beautiful nature in an explosion of colors, music and special effects! The opening date for this highly anticipated show is yet to be announced by Disney.

Pandora: the World of Avatar is a brand new land in Disney Animal Kingdom Park! This new attraction is based on the film Avatar and will transport you into a magical world of bioluminescence, alien wildlife and thrilling adventures!! Along with this new immersive land, you will be able to enjoy new restaurants and shops making it a place for the whole family. The opening date for this fantastic new comer is set for Summer 2017. Get ready for a magical outer space experience made for children and grown ups!