108.1 #71 (WDW Qual #1124

Apr 25, 2017 3:34PM  WDW Talk Land
Something has been on my mind for a while but I was not sure how to tastefully ask my fellow MWers but I am dying to know: how do you find the best deals and cheapest way to be able to do Disney each year or more than once a year? I think I need more training on finding the good deals and being less picky with my resort, but it seems like a huge investment each time we book a trip and something al  More...

No way around it, Disney is expensive. There are so many hotels nearby. That's how I save. I stayed at a Value resort once, but don't see the need to do it again. Yes, staying at the Grand Floridian would be amazing, but I would never pay those prices. You can always visit it for free. I pick my splurges for the trip and scrimp elsewhere. Since I have to fly, I always check on Orbitz about making it a "package". Sometimes the hotels are super cheap that way.  - JenGwen323  2238.1 #86 11:41PM
We stay off site every other year. If we did not we could not go every year. The years we stay on site we make sure we do the free dining and go during value season. This means pulling our kids out of school, but I've come to terms with that and I'm quite alright with it. Staying in a condo saves us thousands of dollars because we eat there, and it's probably 10% to 30% of a moderate or Deluxe resort. We also drive down and we live in the midwest so it's a 24-hour total drive (each way). It cost us about $950 to drive down and back, but flights would be around $4,000 during the times we want to go. We do buy groceries and eat in our condo with just one meal in the park per day. We also opted not to do the park hopper pass, we're not big fans, as we feel you lose time as you're transported from one park to another, and it can save you quite a bit as well. - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 4:09PM
Great to know! Thanks for sharing! - ariel116  108.1 #71 4:24PM
You're welcome. And if you have any specific questions please feel free to ask. I'm an open book. - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 4:27PM
Hi for us we had a goal to achieve. Our little girl who has down syndrome condition was diagnosed with a rare condition  called moya moya she had two strokes last Xmas. As a family we were broken but she wanted to see Mickey and friends and become a princess. Her determination made us as a family look at how to save  sell items on eBay sell old toys drink less beer for dad even sell the car and the kids cut down on sweets and saved their pocket money. Due to them sacrifices we made it and our visit was awesome fortunately  we met some fantastic people now we are doing it all over again so for us set your goal have your target and aim for it you can achieve it don't ever think of the cost but the memories  that it brings that are priceless... have a great time.. - T0ny  2.5 #3087 1:48AM
Great question...we do many things to save for Disney. We do some survey sites that give you points for each survey you take. Then you can trade them in for travel points. We use southwest rapid rewards and we have flown "free" several times already just for taking surveys.  We typically use some tax refund money for disney as well. We have looked into it and for us, DVC was not cost effective enough for us to invest in at this point. If we lived a little closer, it might be a consideration. You want to be sure you can commit to several trips a year to make DVC worth it in my opinion.  - ncjal  333.3 #29 4:03AM

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 1918.6 #3 (WDW Qual #54

Apr 27, 2017 8:30PM  WDW Talk Land
Starwars from hallmark. These are pretty cool. They are 39.95 each but when connected to the power cord each ornament plays a scene from Star Wars an new hope. Add others for more dialog.

Oh cool!  - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:31AM

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 1918.6 #3 (WDW Qual #54

Apr 27, 2017 7:48PM  WDW Talk Land
Good evening. Tonight was our hallmark club meeting and got a glimpse of what's inside the new books. Some exciting stuff. Can't wait for Christmas in July.

I know what ornament I'm going to try to get. It's so cute!! πŸ˜ƒ - Schramke  742.3 #13 9:14PM
Not yet. - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:21PM
So cute!  - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:31AM

 1057.5 #213 (DL Qual #137

Apr 25, 2017 4:47PM  WDW Talk Land
Picked up a Cruise Line Pandora charm while I was away.

Great choice  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 4:49PM
😍😍😍 - disneycm  801.9 #10 5:52PM
Love that charm.  I hope they come in with mew design soon.   - islandgirl58  518.3 #18 12:26PM
There were three to chose from. The other two were dangles. One a ship, and the other an enamel one with an anchor design. - Lelundrial  1057.5 #213 3:49PM
I got that one and a ship - islandgirl58  518.3 #18 11:18AM
I didn't care for the anchor.   - islandgirl58  518.3 #18 11:19AM
Neither did I. It would be nice if they made a charm out of each of the ship mascots. - Lelundrial  1057.5 #213 12:51PM
Totally agree - islandgirl58  518.3 #18 6:01PM
Very pretty - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:22PM

 5.1 #436 (WDW Qual #8593

Apr 24, 2017 1:58PM  WDW Talk Land
Hello everyone! I haven't been on in a very long time, it's good to be back. I have a question I was wondering if anyone on here can help me with. My family is insisting we go to dw around Christmas, 12/27 -1/1. I have heard horrible things about going that time of year, the crowds, lines etc. Am I right, are we going to miserable waiting in lines? I'm afraid it won't be as magical. I need anyone'  More...

Hello and welcome back! During those dates you'll find the parks are at max capacity, especially Magic Kingdom. If you don't get up and to the parks bright and early you will find they will be turning guests away due to being full.Β People do go during these dates, obviously, and still have a good time. If you decide to go during these dates, pack your patience and realize you will get to see and do a lot less. For me personally, I prefer the least crowded dates. There are crowd calendars online if you Google for them, you'll find several. If I remember correctly the second week in January would be significantly less crowded. - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 2:09PM
We will be traveling with 3 boys and a little girl, ages 6,7,8 and 9. - sjmommy  5.1 #436 2:01PM
I've gone this during week, but it was a few years back. If it had been my first time, I would have never gone back. Unbelievable crowds, a bunch of drunk people, unbelievable lines at the busses, and very tired and frustrated cast members. We like the week after Thanksgiving or the 2 weeks after New Years.  - DznylndFamily  46.1 #119 9:30PM
I just read this article and thought of you  http://www.dadsguidetowdw.com/worst-time-to-visit-disney.html?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Dad%27s%20Guide%20to%20WDW - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 2:11PM

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 234.8 #41 (WDW Qual #516

Apr 23, 2017 10:02AM  WDW Talk Land
I love my husband but Disney will always be my first love 😍❀☺️ lol

Pretty picture - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 2:24AM
😍😍😍 - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:30AM

 346.7 #27 (WDW Qual #338

Apr 25, 2017 12:36PM  WDW Talk Land
I'm sorry I didn't get to see the Blue Angels fly over the Magic Kingdom earlier this month!

Now that is cool! - JekPorkins  13.9 #214 10:25AM

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 234.8 #41 (WDW Qual #516

Apr 25, 2017 6:17AM  WDW Talk Land
πŸ™€ lol great ride! Classic

Oh I'm too scared!  - ariel116  108.1 #71 9:42AM
This is a great ride. DCAs version kind of stunk in comparison lol. I'm excited for Guardians! - missmimi90  2079.9 #92 1:53PM
Theme is great.  Scared my son when he was younger. - JekPorkins  13.9 #214 10:24AM
- Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:25PM

 234.8 #41 (WDW Qual #516

Apr 25, 2017 5:39PM  WDW Talk Land
Fantasyland at early sunset ☺️

- disneycm  801.9 #10 5:53PM
Wow  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 5:59PM
Great Shot! - JekPorkins  13.9 #214 10:23AM
Love it - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:29PM

 234.8 #41 (WDW Qual #516

Apr 25, 2017 5:33PM  WDW Talk Land
Be still my heart 😍

So pretty.  - DznylndFamily  46.1 #119 5:45PM
 πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - disneycm  801.9 #10 5:53PM
- disneygrandma1  2048.7 #2 7:37PM
Beautiful - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:30PM

 36.4 #134 (WDW Qual #1823

Apr 26, 2017 6:00PM  WDW Talk Land
My favorite castle.

Beautiful. How is your tripGoing - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 6:03PM
Trip is going very well but too fast. Today is hot at Epcot  - jbzdogz  36.4 #134 10:11AM
Pretty shot!  - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:35AM
My favorite, tooβ—πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•β° - Radio-Man  346.7 #27 9:03AM
Beautiful  picture - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:30PM

 302.7 #33 (WDW Qual #576

Apr 27, 2017 5:00AM  WDW Talk Land
A month away from vacation. Can not wait. I am ready to start packing!!! We have decided to to do two resorts. Pop century for two nights and then most the trip at old key west.

Yay!!! Fun times ahead. We are doing two and have for the last few years. We are staying 5 nights at Disney pop century and 4 nights at cabana bay at universal.  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 5:31AM
We stayed at night at cabana bay. Mainly cuz I wanted to go in the lazy river and extra hour at Harry Potter world lol. We were looking into one night there this Tripp but it was half of what we were going to pay for pop century for a week. We just decieded to use some dvc points we were going to save for old key west (that washer and drier in the room is a big deal for us lol). I'm so excited for this trip. New stuff. We are going to get our Disney fb page up soon for some live videos and a blog and instagram  - TinkTinkTink  302.7 #33 5:54AM
How fun!! People say moving all around ruins the home-feel but on the contrary, you get several homes since disney is home in itself! :)We'll be there in 26 days ahh!! - ariel116  108.1 #71 8:21AM
Exciting. I don't like doing one night, two or more than a move is okay cuz you get to experience it more. Exciting!!! - TinkTinkTink  302.7 #33 9:40AM
We did a day at Universal last visit.  Would like to do more but I have a hard time not going to Disney if I go to Orlando. - JekPorkins  13.9 #214 10:15AM
Have a grest trip - Winnie111286  37742.0 #1 10:31PM

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 575.6 #15 (WDW Qual #212

Apr 26, 2017 8:33PM  The Hub
Johnny Depp is at DL tonight in POTC, as Jack Sparrow!!!!! A friend of mine shared a video of him talking to her from the area of the well. I guess he is there filming as the ride had been closed most of the day. Here is a pic she took. SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!

She should have kidnap himπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 9:34PM
Oh wow! How cool is that.  - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:34AM
So fun. That would be cool. How are you and the family Jen?  Hope all is well - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 5:33AM
That is so cool. I got excited when I met Jeremiah from breaking Amish. I can't imagine what I would do if I saw Johnny Depp.  I also saw Michael Strahan at Disney again was speechless. Love him.  - jbzdogz  36.4 #134 10:14AM

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 346.7 #27 (WDW Qual #338

Apr 27, 2017 9:05AM  WDW Talk Land
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 82.4 #83 (WDW Qual #1302

Apr 24, 2017 7:31AM  WDW Talk Land
Hello WDW friends from Disneyland. Staying at Grand Californian enjoying the view from my balcony. Here with my son Tanner and this California Adventure. The Grand is a beautiful hotel that reminds me of the Wilderness at WDW.

Beautiful view! Enjoy your stay.   - disneycm  801.9 #10 12:57PM
Have a great time  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 2:12PM
Nice. Did you get an updated room? I know they are currently redoing all the rooms - missmimi90  2079.9 #92 1:55PM
Yes we did get one of the updated room. It was very nice and the shower was awesome-like a car wash. Hope that was not to much information. The service at the Grand is exceptional.  - BufftheBuffalo  82.4 #83 8:16PM
That's our home resort. Love it there. Looking forward to this October (our next stay). Love to get up in the middle of the night to look out at the park. Enjoy! - DznylndFamily  46.1 #119 9:34PM

 1278.9 #9 (WDW Qual #156

Apr 25, 2017 1:40PM  WDW Talk Land
Kind of bummed. My house has not sold and now family may not got to Disney with us. The sale of the house would have paid for my parents and foster brother to come. My 3 siblings and their family have not said they are canceling. Wait and see approach now.

Aww I'm sorry Patricia. Sending lots of   I didn't even know you were selling your house. Did you get a new one or what's in the horizon for you? When are you going to Disney  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 3:07PM
I bought house for my parents in New York before I moved to pa.  They wa t to move to ga. So based on me selling the home (they get the money as I promised them the house as a thank you for giving up their land and home in Jamaica) so not selling the house means no money.  They will come another time once it sells.  Gods willing.  Going July 29-aug 13  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 3:40PM
That's so sweet! I hope you have good luck in selling the house. Such a good daughter.  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 6:04PM
Oh no! Prayers and pixie dust that all works out! ✨✨✨✨ - disneycm  801.9 #10 3:13PM
Thanks  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 3:40PM
I'm so sorry to hear!  I hope the home gets sold soon.   - islandgirl58  518.3 #18 12:25PM
Pixie dust and hugs friend! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:38PM

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 346.7 #27 (WDW Qual #338

Apr 26, 2017 7:45AM  WDW Talk Land
Cool WDW coasters!

Those are very cool and have seen themBefore. I would love to use these as wall tile - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 10:49AM
Awesome! Where'd ya get them from?! - ariel116  108.1 #71 2:56PM
I know they have them at the co op in disney springs  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 5:18PM
Yes, they're available in Disney Springs!  - Radio-Man  346.7 #27 5:23PM
I believe I saw them at Disney store.com - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 5:27PM
Thanks! - ariel116  108.1 #71 5:34PM
Thanks!!  - ariel116  108.1 #71 5:47PM

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 1057.5 #213 (DL Qual #137

Apr 25, 2017 8:59PM  WDW Talk Land
Some more photos

Love these! - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 4:43AM
Lovely.  Great ship  - 5disneylovers  1278.9 #9 4:22PM

 346.7 #27 (WDW Qual #338

Apr 24, 2017 2:54PM  WDW Talk Land
The Art of Animation isn't my favorite Value resort but I really love the Cars section!

I've never visited or stayed at any of the value resorts, but the theming seems amazing I need to check it out when I go! - ariel116  108.1 #71 3:25PM
You do! They scream DISNEY! I really feel like I am in disney when we stay there.  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 3:00PM
The theming is amazing! - DizneyGirl  1545.9 #5 3:44PM
I am with you. Pop Century is my favorite value resort. We stayed at AOA one time but probably won't again.  - jbzdogz  36.4 #134 6:53PM
Really? What didn't you like. How is your trip going  - mmddgp  1918.6 #3 7:21PM
I got to stay there for my first WDW trip last summer. I actually really liked it, the theme was awesome! I have only ever stayed at one WDW resort though, so I dunno which i prefer - TakeMeToNeverland19  48.2 #5241 10:00AM

 346.7 #27 (WDW Qual #338

Apr 26, 2017 7:55AM  WDW Talk Land
Hello, Boba! Here and now??

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