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txdisneymomma
My name is Dwan and I'm a mother of two great kids from south east Texas who loves Walt Disney World. I'm 33 with a 4yr old daughter and 1yr old son.
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 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 26, 2017 6:51 PM  The Hub
I started a savings account like Gayle mentioned when my daughter was a baby for her first trip I did $10 a week at first but now since we have been going almost every year for the past few years I do $50 a week and I also buy the gift cards to Disney for fuel points. And you can combine them online so you aren't carrying a ton of cards to Disney with you. I also toss change into a jug for more sp  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
My husband just found a fantastic deal on Orbitz for a trip this July 4th holiday. Hotel at Hilton Bonnet Creek (six nights), flight with Virgin airlines (SFO to MCO), plus car rental (Nissan Altima size) four travelers for just over $3000. The flight alone through Virgin is usually more than that. - GoofyMom77  1159.5 #189 10:18AM
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  1546.1 #5 4:09PM
Great to know! Thanks for sharing! - ariel116  108.5 #71 4:24PM
You're welcome. And if you have any specific questions please feel free to ask. I'm an open book. - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:27PM
We can't wait... some where to dump the cases then it all begins... laughter screaming... joy.... happy faces ... New friends.... can't wait.. - T0ny  3.7 #700 1:45PM
That's what we do! Drop and roll!!!  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:13PM
Ok, I'm using that phrase next trip πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  708.3 #330 9:07AM
Love it......Drop and Roll... - T0ny  3.7 #700 3:00AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 26, 2017 6:38 PM  The Hub
Pixie dust and hugs friend!
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  1921.9 #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  1279.2 #8 3:40PM
That's so sweet! I hope you have good luck in selling the house. Such a good daughter.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:04PM
Oh no! Prayers and pixie dust that all works out! ✨✨✨✨ - disneycm  802.3 #10 3:13PM
Thanks  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 3:40PM
I'm so sorry to hear!  I hope the home gets sold soon.   - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 12:25PM
Pixie dust and hugs friend! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:38PM

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 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 26, 2017 6:41 PM  The Hub
We are going the week after Thanksgiving, I've heard that week isn't bad with crowds. This does mean I have to take my kids out of school but sometimes great family memories are worth it. My hubby doesn't do large crowds he is not a patient man lol.
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  1546.1 #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  1546.1 #5 2:11PM

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 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 22, 2017 1:43 PM  The Hub
Love that view!!
True! - goofygal  14124.3 #7 11:40AM
 πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - disneycm  802.3 #10 12:07PM
Love that view!! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 1:43PM
Great picture!!  - Radio-Man  347.3 #27 4:06AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 21, 2017 7:53 PM  The Hub
Great pic!
Nice - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 4:05PM
- Pooh147856  456.6 #20 4:44PM
Nice pic! Hey, did you happen to see if the new margarita stand is open yet? In Mexico - ariel116  108.5 #71 9:50AM
❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ - mrsincredible  1434.4 #7 9:53AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 20, 2017 8:09 PM  The Hub
Have a great trip you two!! 
 Safe travels Gary and Nancy!  - disneycm  802.3 #10 4:05AM
Good morning Gayle! Wishing Gary and Nancy safe travels and a magical trip!! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 5:12AM
Have a great trip you two!!  - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 8:09PM
Safe travels. Have a great trip! - Monster23  36.0 #0 10:40PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 18, 2017 8:29 PM  The Hub
Thank y'all!
I'm about 99% sure that it is more expensive than regular McDonald's - missmimi90  2080.2 #92 3:56PM
A little bit but not too much more, maybe $1 more per item. There is not really another one near by though off property.  - Andrea84  754.5 #12 4:22PM
Thank y'all! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 8:29PM
There is one very close right off property at the crossroads.  Down the block from Downtown Disney - Pooh147856  456.6 #20 11:38AM

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 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 14, 2017 8:25 AM  The Hub
Making kids clean their room today(Friday) while I fold and put away mounds of laundry and working on koozies for my in laws company, burgers on the grill tomorrow at my brother in laws, Easter lunch and egg hunt at our house Sunday. Hubby and his best friend are bbqing for us. Also letting kids decorate eggs some point this weekend. 
Chantelle is coming home this weekend, so yay! Also Easter lunch with my family on Sunday. Hoping to enjoy the last few days of Spring Break before heading back to work Monday. - ncjal  333.4 #29 6:25AM
That sounds like a great weekend! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 6:36AM
Good morning Melissa. I work tonight and tomorrow and then joeys birthday is tomorrow afternoon. I can't believe my baby is 10 already. Easter Sunday I will have family over about 30 for dinner. Have a great weekend - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:52AM
Good afternoon Gayle! Wow you're busy. That's a lot! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 10:48AM
Taxes done today. Family dinner tomorrow. - jacdanfan  15413.6 #5 6:24PM
Woo hoo!! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:34AM
Decided to go to the movie "A Case for Christ" today. Happy Easter! - teaching76  73.5 #0 5:56AM
Enjoy!! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 7:03AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 13, 2017 7:16 PM  The Hub
Oh I need to sign up. I did last years. I'm not in love with the medals this year.
We are all signed up here. - Lelundrial  1062.3 #212 11:37AM
Do you like the medals? - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 1:33PM
They are ok. The apprentice likes them. - Lelundrial  1062.3 #212 8:47PM
Me! - Andrea84  754.5 #12 11:52AM
What do you think of the medals? - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 1:32PM
I like them but I like the Mickey ones from last year a lot better. Hoping next year they do a Minnie Mouse theme for the virtual races!  - Andrea84  754.5 #12 6:20PM
Tabbie and I are going to!  - brittandkell  555.6 #423 9:06AM
Woo hoo! That's awesome!! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 9:09AM
Oh I need to sign up. I did last years. I'm not in love with the medals this year. - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 7:16PM
We did last year too. I want to do every year going forward. With Chloe and I big Pluto fans, we love the medals.  - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 4:34AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 8, 2017 7:57 AM  The Hub
Wow! How amazing!! Love the Disney magic!
- Winnie111286  38277.5 #1 4:07PM
That's so sweet! Magical, indeed! - Monster23  36.0 #0 4:07PM
That is such an amazingmagic - otilegna  2863.7 #59 3:57AM
Wow! How amazing!! Love the Disney magic! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 7:57AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

April 8, 2017 8:02 AM  The Hub
Oh that's awesome I love it!
She ought to go into the sign business.  Looks great. - JekPorkins  14.5 #209 3:53PM
lol! She loves art and is always doodling  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 7:41PM
She is very talented Gayle - Pooh147856  456.6 #20 4:05PM
I have to work on the 12th. Going on Good Friday to the Mime.  - jbzdogz  36.6 #134 6:40PM
AwwπŸ˜ͺdang work!!!  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:50PM
Very cute!! - brodysmommy  476.6 #522 8:17AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 29, 2017 9:08 PM  The Hub
We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside for our honeymoon and really enjoyed it. I've never stayed at the contemporary but I bet t will be wonderful! We did eat at the California Grill and watched firework show from the walkway outside the restaurant on top of the contemporary. Was amazing, one of our favorite parts of the trip. That was 9 years and 6 trips ago and we still mention it to people.
A great resort but for a Honeymoon I would choose the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian  - Pooh147856  456.6 #20 5:32PM
Polynesian is a better choice for a honeymoon.  - jbzdogz  36.6 #134 6:27PM
We had our honeymoon in WDW in 1996. It as magical! No matter which resort you chose, it will be special!Β  - ncjal  333.4 #29 2:19PM
Totally agree! Everyone's tastes are different. Me I like tropical or rustic but others may like contemporary or modern. So what ever you choose will be amazing. It is what you make of it. For our anniversary one year we even hotel hopped. Just remember that when you are in the parks you pretty much go all day long and are not at hotel much except shower and sleep. If I was younger again I would book valu or moderate at the beginning of the trip and see and do all there is in the parks then maybe change to a favorite delux and really enjoy the resort. Have quiet time around the pool enjoy the on property restaurants and any other amenity they have to offer. What ever you desire will be amazing. Enjoy.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 6:04PM
My grandson is doing 4 days up by universal because they won it! Then they are doing two days at little mermaid rooms at AOA because my granddaughter to be loves little mermaid and their wedding theme is "part of your world" then doing a cruise.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 7:46PM
I really think it's any resort you'd love to stay at. For me, my dream resort is Beach Club and I'd choose it. Some resorts may seem more romantic, but face it, it's your honeymoon and it'll be romantic which ever resort you choose! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 3:55PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 26, 2017 8:56 PM  The Hub
It was great! Can't wait to see again.
Saw it and loved it. It made me smile and cry and had us both laughing out loud! Did not disappoint! Music and acting was amazing. So glad we saw it in 3D  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 12:36PM
I think it was one of the best live actions so far! - yensid86  0.1 #109380 4:38PM
It was great! Can't wait to see again. - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 8:56PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 23, 2017 7:58 AM  The Hub
Thank you! I saw it on the Bradford Exchange but found it on Amazon sold by Bradford Exchange for 1/2 the price. I love deals. Lol
- Dianat710  204.0 #2101 10:05PM
Cute bag!  - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 11:18PM
That's very nice  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 8:55PM
Nice - Winnie111286  38277.5 #1 9:08PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 22, 2017 8:15 PM  The Hub
!!! Hope it was a great day!
- disneycm  802.3 #10 11:41AM
Thank you!  β€ - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 12:02PM
Thank you Mandy!  β€ - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 12:02PM
- E-Ticket  1652.3 #122 10:54PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ HAPPY BIRTHDAYβ—πŸŽ‚β° - Radio-Man  347.3 #27 6:28AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 21, 2017 6:03 PM  The Hub
Woohooo!!! Today we are at 248! 
Woohoo! Long overdue my friend.  - disneycm  802.3 #10 4:12AM
Yes it is!  β˜Ί - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 10:58AM
😁 Let the good times roll! - JekPorkins  14.5 #209 4:56AM
I wish the day would be here already  - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 10:58AM
So excited for you and I can'tBelieve it has been almost Two years. It will. E amazing.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 5:14AM
Yes,  I couldn't believe it either.  I hope to see you in Dec!   - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 11:53AM
Woohooo!!! Today we are at 248!  - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:03PM
I wish it was here already.  β˜Ί - islandgirl58  519.1 #18 7:47AM
Yes! Always lol. - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 8:17PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 17, 2017 6:20 AM  The Hub
Awesome!!! How exciting for y'all!
Yay!! So happy for you guys πŸ˜€ - Andrea84  754.5 #12 5:48AM
Thanks Andrea! Can't wait! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 6:11AM
Awesome!!! How exciting for y'all! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:20AM
We are very excited! Maybe a few more meetups in my future! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 6:27AM
That would be awesome!! I'll be there late fall. πŸ˜‰ - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:56PM
I should be too! Just message me closer to time and we'll set something up! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 6:17AM
Awesome will do! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 6:01PM
Wow! Such exciting news!! Best wishes - misschurro  9716.1 #12 3:25PM
Thank you!!  - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 7:21PM
I'm so excited for you! We will be therein the Fall. Maybe we can finally get to meet each other. Congrats on the move! - DarthTinkerbell  1583.7 #135 10:54AM
Thanks! That would be awesome! Can't wait!! - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 7:14PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 16, 2017 6:26 AM  The Hub
Stay warm when you can friend. I won't tell you what temps are here.πŸ˜‰
Good morning! We're getting a bit of summer this last week but I just heard some rain is coming next week. Have a great day! - goofygal  14124.3 #7 6:07AM
Good morning!  You have such a beautiful family!  It is going to be near 90 again in So. Cal. Wish I could send some warmth your way!   - DznylndFamily  46.1 #119 6:09AM
Thanks  - 5disneylovers  1279.2 #8 7:25AM
Hello. Hope you had a great day. I had to drive to Cleveland for a meeting today. So glad the snow was gone.  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 5:41PM
I believe Spring is about to Sprung.  Tired of cold.  Florida dreaming now!  Sweet picture. - JekPorkins  14.5 #209 6:07AM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 16, 2017 6:25 AM  The Hub
Great pics! I love BOG.
Nice collage! 😍 - disneycm  802.3 #10 3:42AM
One of our faves. Beautiful photos  - TinkTinkTink  303.2 #33 4:17AM
Beautiful picture!  Definitely one of my favorites!  - disneygrandma1  2051.4 #2 11:34AM
Great collage. Love bog  - mmddgp  1921.9 #3 3:26PM

 163.1 #59 (WDW Qual #633

March 15, 2017 8:05 PM  The Hub
GORGEOUS!!
So pretty! Nice collage.  - Monster23  36.0 #0 8:52AM
So very  - DizneyGirl  1546.1 #5 9:03AM
GORGEOUS!! - txdisneymomma  163.1 #59 8:05PM
This is so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it! - goofygal  14124.3 #7 6:09AM

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