• Tickets, Passes & Membership

    Becoming a Disney Annual Passholder – Is it worth it for you?

    So you you may be thinking “I only visit Disney World once per year..why would I need to be a Disney annual passholder.” Well my friend, you may be amazed just how worth it it may be! First off I totally understand that an annual pass packs a BIG price tag! I get it, Disney vacations are already sooo pricey, why would you spend more. But when you actually sit down and figure out how it may actually save you money on other aspects of your trip, it may be completely worth it. And I’m going to help you figure that out right now! Price and Type of Pass Let’s…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Renting Disney Vacation Club Points – Save Money on Deluxe Villas

    Before Jesse and I became vacation club members in 2018, we had to find other ways to afford deluxe resorts at Disney World. When we went on our honeymoon we wanted to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (read about this resort here); however we weren’t sure we could afford it with all of the wedding costs. At the time, my sister was already a DVC member so we talked with them about possibly booking with them but unfortunately they didn’t have any points to spare for the year. So I did some research and found out that renting Disney Vacation Club points through 3rd party companies was the answer…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

    To date (and likely forever), Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is my ABSOLUTE favorite resort on property. Now I haven’t had the opportunity to stay at all of the Disney resorts yet, but come on now..who could pass up giraffes right outside their window!?! Plus it is the closest I’ve come to a trip to Africa so far in my life. Jesse and I have stayed at both locations on the Animal Kingdom Resort property, Jambo House which is the main resort location and Kidani Village which is the Disney Vacation Club resort. Our very first time staying at a Disney World resort was at Kidani Village for our honeymoon. I…

  • Tickets, Passes & Membership

    Becoming a Disney Vacation Club Member!

    From the time my sister and her husband became a Disney Vacation Club member, I knew that I would one day buy into the vacation club myself! At that time I was still in college and was certainly not in the financial position to take on this membership, but it was my goal and fortunately I have a husband that fell in love with Disney almost as much as me and we had the same plan! Every time we visited Disney World we would pass by the DVC pavilions and say “in a few years!” Well, when we took a spur of the moment trip for our second anniversary, “in…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Why You Should Stay at a Disney Resort (COVID-19 edition)

    Well, in our current situations of COVID-19, whether you are an essential worker or in quarantine, there is one thing we all are struggling with and that is Disney withdrawal! Disney World closed due to the pandemic less than 2 weeks before my family and I were set to be in Disney World. We were devastated, and although we 100% understand and would much prefer to reschedule instead of taking the risk of coming in contact with the virus..it didn’t make us any less bummed by the situation. Typically when it is just my husband and I traveling, we stay on Disney property; however, this time around we were traveling…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Should you stay at a Disney Resort? The Perks of Staying on and off Site

    It’s that time of year again..time to head off to another Disney World vacation! This year is going to be different though, in many ways! For the past few years it has just been Jesse and I on our Disney trips. We now have our newest little mouse who will be just over 3 months old for his first trip to Disney! We will also be traveling with my mom, which will be our first family vacation since my dad passed away, and my sister and her husband will also be bringing my niece and nephew for their first Disney trip as well. With such a large group, as well…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

    Welcome Home! We took our very first Disney vacation as Disney Vacation Club members in March 2019! We bought into DVC in August of 2018 and our home resort is Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at the Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This was our very first time staying at the Wilderness Lodge and it was a beautiful and tranquil resort that we are so glad to call our second home! We started off the trip with a night at Saratoga Springs resort since we decided to come down to Florida a day early. After we finished our Wild Africa Trek tour (you can read about that here), we headed over to…

  • Dining

    Using the Disney Dining Plans – Price Breakdown

    So here we are starting another new year, and what does that mean? It means, my friend, that the stress of the holidays are over and it’s time to focus on this years vacation planning! With January being a super common time to plan the years vacations, I figured it would be the perfect time to talk about the perks of the Disney dining plans! I have read manyyyyy many blog posts about the different Disney dining plans and whether they are worth it or not. Some will say it’s not worth having unless you receive the free dining plan offer and others say it is absolutely worth it. I…

  • Dining

    Favorite Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

    When planning a trip to Disney World, dining reservations are extremely important!  It is essential to make dining reservations if you plan to eat at table service restaurants on you Disney World trip.  These reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip and you will not be charged for your reservation unless you cancel less than 24 hours before your reservation (with the exception of certain restaurants such as Cinderella’s Royal Table where you have to pay upfront). After visiting Disney World many many times, I have formed some favorites when it comes to dining!  The issue with forming favorites is then it is REALLY…

  • Resorts & Villas

    Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

    Jesse and I made a last minute Disney trip in August for our second wedding anniversary.  We were certainly not planning it as we had a trip planned to New Hampshire and Maine in September with his family.  Needless to say though when he came home from work and told me he was able to get a few days off the week of our anniversary and that I could plan a trip; he knew I would do anything I could to plan a Disney trip within our budget! And that’s where Disney’s All Star Movies Resort come in! I was able to book a 4 night, 5 day trip at…