Oct 052016

Young children have a difficult time understanding elapsed time. I make a paper chain with my young grandchildren. I make sure we have the number of links needed until our Disney vacation. We remove one link a day until there are no more links. They then understand that we leave tomorrow for our vacation. (Submitted by Annette F.)

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Episode 1074 – Right now at Walt Disney World

Mike was missing Walt Disney World something fierce this week, so he got to thinking.. “Right now at Walt Disney World, someone is…”  So, we made this into a show!  Think about it.  Right now at Walt Disney World, someone is getting on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train RIGHT NOW!  Someone is sitting down to dinner at Whispering Canyon RIGHT NOW!   What else did we come up with?

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Mar 052014

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket


Q.  I’m trying to plan a weekend trip for my twins’ 8th birthday in June. We are under budget constraints, but their wish is to stay at a Disney hotel and use the pool. We have a reservation at Caribbean Beach. We plan on eating most of our meals in the room or food court. Because of the budget problem, we will not be going into the parks, so I’m asking for suggestions of things we can do that are family friendly and inexpensive. (Submitted by Ana)

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Mar 092009

By Erica Colmenares

In honor of TheMouseForLess.com’s tenth anniversary, we’re trip-planning by tens. Here’s a quick run-down of ten things we recommend doing ten months out from your Walt Disney World vacation, as well as ten weeks, ten days, and ten hours. The lists aren’t exhaustive, but they’re a good start!

Ten Months Out

  1. Start looking into airfare. Some people like to wait for last-minute bargains, but for the best times, booking early is a good bet. For some carriers, like SouthWest and JetBlue, you’ll have to wait to book tickets.
  2. Where are you going to stay? On-site? Off-site? Now’s a good time to contact a Disney-specialized travel agent or start narrowing your options online.
  3. Make an over-all plan. What do you really want to fit in during this trip? Take some time to find out what everyone in your travel party wants to get out of this trip.
  4. Order your WDW planning DVD.
  5. Listen to Disney fan podcasts. New faves on our list are Travelears and Be Our Guest. Podcast neophytes should check out our podcast primer, Put Disney in Your Ears.
  6. Consider subscribing to TourGuideMiKE, especially if your trip is during one of the more crowded times (between Christmas and New Year’s, around Easter, or during the summer). To get three dollars off the $21.95 subscription price, visit our TGM member savings page.
  7. To get in the mood, program “Disney” into your TiVo or consult Bartlett-Sloan’s weekly guide of Disney-related TV.
  8. If you are traveling to Disney World from outside of the United States, be sure your passport and visa are in order.
  9. If this is a first visit for you to Disney World, reading a guidebook or two can be invaluable. No need to buy them new. Your local library should have copies of the Unofficial Guide and Passporter. Check ’em out!
  10. Purchase park tickets

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