Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World + 15 Fun Facts

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Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World is a shining example of Disney’s extraordinary attention to detail. After years of going to the parks, chatting with casts members, taking tours, and having a daughter that works at Disney , I’ve learned some pretty fascinating things about the castle! Facts about Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World: Cinderella Castle opened in the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971, and it took 18 months to build.

Weather at Disney World is Unpredictable – Be Prepared!

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As a Florida native, I know how unpredictable the weather at Disney World can be. As you have learned by now, working at Disney taught me a lot of things. I also learned a whole lot about the weather at Disney World and how unpredictable it can be. The weather at Disney World is extreme, reaching 98°+ in the summer! Many of the attractions throughout Walt Disney World will temporarily shut down for various weather conditions.

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How To Have A Custom Cake Made At Disney World

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A few years ago it worked out that we would be at Disney during my daughter’s birthday. My daughter is like me and very hard to surprise, so I had to enlist the help of my sister to pull it off. Disney loves to help you celebrate special o ccasions , so be sure to get a birthday or celebration pin from the front desk of your resort or the main gate of the park. FREE Custom Walt Disney World Maps | Perfect Keepsake. Pin This To Pinterest.

How To Have A Custom Cake Made At Disney World

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A few years ago it worked out that we would be at Disney during my daughter’s birthday. My daughter is like me and very hard to surprise, so I had to enlist the help of my sister to pull it off. Disney loves to help you celebrate special o ccasions , so be sure to get a birthday or celebration pin from the front desk of your resort or the main gate of the park. FREE Custom Walt Disney World Maps | Perfect Keepsake. Pin This To Pinterest.

Saving Money at Disney World with Kids’ Meals

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Saving money at Disney is a hot topic, and we’re here to help. It was then the light bulb went off in my head and I remembered one of my favorite tips for saving money at Disney World : purchasing kids’ meals! That being said, as with most restaurants, the portion sizes at Disney can be HUGE ! Plus, most of the kid and adult meals at Disney come with a side/dessert and a drink. Ordering kids meals is one of our top tips for saving money at Disney!

Delicious Coffee At Disney World!

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Coffee at Disney has always been a major complaint. I’ve actually never minded it and always looked forward to my first cup of Disney coffee! My daughter had been raving about Joffrey’s, so it was our first stop yesterday morning at Animal Kingdom. Joffrey’s is actually now the official coffee of Disney Parks both in Florida and California. More Disney articles you may like: Disney Disney - Our Trips Disney Food

We’re Going Back To Disney World!!

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We’re Going Back To Disney World!! Our daughter was accepted into the Disney College Program and will be checking in the first week of September. Although she’ll be busy with all with all sorts of fun Disney College stuff, we’re hoping to see her as much as possible. So, we’ll be at Disney for 5 days and then head out to the Caribbean on September 8th. September 3rd – Check her into the Disney College Program woohoo!!!

Disney World Fun Fact | Cinderella Castle or Cinderella’s Castle?

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It’s the most photographed building at Walt Disney World. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. More Disney articles you may like: Be sure to join our Facebook Group where you can see all the deals , share yours, and connect with other frugal Disney addicts!! Disney Disney Fun Facts Pin This To Pinterest. The proper pronunciation is Cinderella Castle, not Cinderella ’s castle.

Our Favorite Lunchtime Meals at Walt Disney World

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Follow me on Pinterest and check out all my Disney boards. One of my favorite things about Disney restaurants is that many of them have different lunch and dinner menus. Before any Disney vacation, my mom and I look at all the menus and decide when and where we are going to eat. And what is great about this is the fact that lunch entrees are generally less expensive, especially at Disney restaurants! What are some of your favorite Disney foods?

Day Date With My Daughter

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My daughter and I…at Disney World of course. My daughter didn’t have the best Valentine’s Day and I have been missing my hubby pretty bad soooo…I think we need a girl’s day today! World Market: $10 off $30 – Valid Through 2/20/11. Hallelujah!! It’s going to get above 50 degrees today!

My Daughter Is A Disney Employee YAY!!

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My sweet girl is now an official Disney World cast member YAY!!! This is her earlier today in front of her housing

Disney World’s Liberty Tree Tavern Mini Review

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Located in the Liberty Square area of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, is has a cozy, lodge-type feel that we all loved. or (1) table service credit on the dining plan, and my daughter ordered the pot roast. This is, hands down, one of my top 3 favorite burgers at Disney. My daughter disagrees with this. As I mentioned, my daughter ordered the pot roast and while I didn’t try it, she gave it two thumbs up and loved all the carrots ;).

Complete Guide to Disney College Program Housing

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Once accepted into Disney College Program, deciding if you’ll live in Disney College Program Housing is a big decision. The Disney College Program or DCP is one of the most unique internship programs in the world. Students are immersed in all things Disney while living, learning, and working at the most magical place on earth. One of the biggest perks is Disney college program housing, and we’ve got some tips to help you out. Pinterest. Email.

Pictures Of The New “Be Our Guest” Restaurant At Walt Disney World & Menu

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Inside one of the main dining rooms in the new Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World. My daughter was invited to take a sneak peek at the new Fantasyland expansion at Walt Disney World (she was so excited)!! Browse through all of our past Disney posts: September 2012 Trip – Keep up with us live from the parks. Disney Photo Of The Day – Because who doesn’t love Disney pictures??!!

Mickey and Minnie Aren’t the Only Lovers at Disney!

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Follow me on Pinterest and check out all my Disney boards. Walt Disney World is well known as “the most magical place on Earth.” Couples vacation to Disney to celebrate weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, or simply their adoration for one another. Disney even offers several pins celebrating a wide range of lovey-dovey occasions, and cast members are encouraged to congratulate them on their love. Plus, what better place to date someone than Walt Disney World?!

FREE Disney Vacation Planning DVD! Hurry!

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The FREE Disney planning DVD is back!! Your FREE DVD will include: Affordable ways to play and stay during your Disney vacation. A complete tour of the 4 Theme Parks, 2 Water Parks and over 20 Resort hotels at Walt Disney World. She made a Disney themed basket for one of her co-workers and added this fun little freebie to it – great idea! Click the banner below to get your FREE Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD!

Disney Freebies | FREE Custom Maps For Your Trip

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Did you know that you can order FREE Customized Walt Disney World Maps before (and even after) your vacation? If you have any fond Disney memories, create a set as way to celebrate them. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. More Disney articles you may like: Be sure to join our Facebook Group where you can see all the deals , share yours, and connect with other frugal Disney addicts!!

Hidden Mickey Hot Spot | Rafiki’s Planet Watch At Animal Kingdom

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FREE Disney Planning DVDs. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. More Disney articles you may like: Disney Disney Photos Disney World Planning disney photos free things at disney Pin This To Pinterest. We’ve already discussed how much fun looking for Hidden Mickey’s can be, but did you know that the very best place to find them is at Rafiki’s Planet Watch inside Animal Kingdom?

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Disney Freebies | FREE Custom Maps For Your Trip

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Did you know that you can order FREE Customized Walt Disney World Maps before (and even after) your vacation? If you have any fond Disney memories, create a set as way to celebrate them. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. More Disney articles you may like: Be sure to join our Facebook Group where you can see all the deals , share yours, and connect with other frugal Disney addicts!!

FREE Disney Vacation Planning Tools!

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Two my favorite Disney freebies are back! Click the banner below to get FREE news and special offers for Disney Parks! If you’ve ever wanted to take a Disney Cruise, hurry and snag this FREE Disney Cruise Vacation Planning DVD & Tools – just Click the banner below to get yours! What’s included on a Disney cruise. An overview of Disney Cruise Line destinations. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog.

Disney Freebies | FREE Custom Maps For Your Trip

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Did you know that you can order FREE Customized Walt Disney World Maps before (and even after) your vacation? If you have any fond Disney memories, create a set as way to celebrate them. Be sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. More Disney articles you may like: Be sure to join our Facebook Group where you can see all the deals , share yours, and connect with other frugal Disney addicts!!

Disney’s “Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights” + Video

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As we mentioned in the Ho-Ho-Holiday Walt Disney World Events! Here is a video my daughter took to better explain how awesome this event is! You can also watch this on YouTube Browse through all of our past Disney posts: September 2012 Trip – Keep up with us live from the parks. Disney Photo Of The Day – Because who doesn’t love Disney pictures??!! Disney News – Ride openings/closures, events & more.

It’s Done!! Our Disney Plan For December!

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Click to enlarge – My daughter and I in front of Candy Cane Garden in The Magic Kingdom! As promised, here is the plan for our upcoming Disney trip! Countless hours spent on our favorite Disney forums, tweaking the itinerary a hundred times, making dining reservations, etc… – But since this trip was literally thrown together just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to not stress and just “go with it”. After that, I’m eager to get to Downtown Disney.

Best Dessert At Disney | Almond Crusted Cheesecake

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If I had to pick just ONE dessert to eat at Disney World, the Almond Crusted Cheesecake with Lambert Cherry Sauce would be it! You can get this deliciousness at Narcoossee’s located at the Grand Floridian resort, which is also my daughter’s favorite restaurant and has her all-time favorite dessert. I did speak with the manager today and confirm that you can go just for dessert, which has been a question I’ve seen on many Disney forums.

Disney Update: Hidden Mickeys

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My daughter has the book and brings it on every trip. Disney Saving Money At Disney Disney WorldFinding Hidden Mickeys is one of my family’s favorite things to do! Basically, you just look for anything that resembles Mickey’s ears! You find them anywhere, in stores, on buildings, even in the grass or sand. If you really want to challenge yourself, you can buy the official book for about $12 which gives you clues to hundreds!

Disney Dining | Chefs de France at Epcot

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My daughter got the short ribs and my husband got the duck (not sure if this is still on the menu), and they both loved their entrees! Location: Epcot World Showcase. Disney Disney Photos disney dining disney food disney photos disney world Here’s the view from our table when we dined at Chefs de France at Epcot last year. I loved most everything about this restaurant, except the food.

Free Playtex Sport Sample Pack – Awesome Freebie

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random note: when my daughter went to Disney World for Competitive cheerleading competition at ESPN World of Sports, there are TONS of freebies and they were giving a couple of boxes out. Head over here to get a free Playtex Sport sample pack ! If you love this brand, or want to try it out, grab this sample while it’s available. AND they often include high value coupons! Sweet!

Disney Update: Lunch At Columbia Harbor House

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My daughter and I always share the tuna sandwich with coleslaw. Disney Saving Money At Disney Disney WorldHey guys, we just had lunch at one of our favorite places Columbia Harbor House. It is located just across from the Haunted Mansion, is air conditioned and has great seafood fare, as well as lighter options. I often mention sharing food as a great way to save money, and this is the perfect place to do it.

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Disney Dining | Our Favorite Via Napoli Desserts

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I feel like I talk about Via Napoli more than any other Disney restaurant, but it’s really just that good! My daughter and I usually do the Disney planning, and always say that we are going to try NEW restaurants, but it never fails that we wind up back at Via Napoli. Disney restaurants can be hit or miss, so it’s nice to have a few favorites that you can always count on for fantastic food and service. Zeppole Di Catarina Via Napoli.

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates For $2 + 15% Cash Back

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As I mentioned on the Facebook Page , my daughter and I used one of our certificates on my birthday and had a FABULOUS meal for… drum roll…$4.68: Outside Lilly’s…Super Cute! My daughter ordered a pasta dish and I got a bison burger! The Disney restaurants I told you about are still available (House of Blues is the best value).You It’s back!

Disney Recap: Catching Up On Recent Posts, What’s Coming Up & My Favorite Resort

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For those who don’t already know, I hired my 21 year old daughter to be my new feature writer for all things Disney! I’ve always said she has Disney blood running through her veins and loves it just as much, if not more than, I do! If you’ve just found the site, you can follow Brittany’s Disney Articles and catch up on my ways to save money at Disney , including posts from our recent trip. Breaking Down Disney Lingo.

“We’re Going to Hawaii when…”

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Over the weekend, my oldest daughter had a swim meet. These meets are long and my youngest daughter, who does not swim competitively, ususually handles it fairly well. Our Debt Freedom Plan includes a family trip to Walt Disney World after we pay off our non-mortgage debt and a trip to Hawaii to celebrate paying off our mortgages. It can get a bit boring for her considering her sister swims less than 5 minutes during the 4 hour meet.

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My Life Plan

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At the time, I wasn’t sure how we were going to pay our monthly bills, so future plans like funding our retirement , our daughters’ college education, or a lavish vacation were not on my mind. Celebrate with a trip to Walt Disney World. When I was 25, I worked for a large corporation and I never imagined that 20 years later I would be self-employed, working alongside my husband (boyfriend at the time), while raising two daughters.

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Meet Tracy, a Single Mom Who Paid Off $41,587 | Debt Free Stories

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I am a single mom who lives in the Greensboro, NC area with my 6 year old daughter, Emme and 9 year old mutt, Belle. My daughter and I are gluten free due to celiac and changing to a healthy grain free sugar free way of cooking has become a big passion of mine over the last couple of years. He didn’t stick around and that could have derailed me, but I decided to focus on the future for my daughter & me instead.). Welcome to Debt Free Stories.

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2012 Financial Goals

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Our oldest daughter is in Kindergarten and we have not started to save for her higher education. Save for a Walt Disney World Vacation. We want to go to Walt Disney World in the fall of 2012 or spring of 2013. On Christmas day, my husband and I spent 4 hours together traveling in a car to visit his family. The kids were in the back seat watching a movie and we were in the front seat reviewing 2011 and strategizing for the upcoming year.

Disney Food Review | Dole Whip & Rum (It’s True)

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You can choose from Myers Dark Rum or Coconut rum, which is poured into a cup and topped with our favorite frozen Disney treat! This deliciousness can be found at Tamu-Tamu Refreshments, which also happens to be home to one of my favorite sandwiches and salads at Walt Disney World! FREE Custom Walt Disney World Maps | Perfect Keepsake. It wasn’t until the Disney dining plan was introduced that we realized what delicious food Disney World has to offer.

Shopping at Target : Coupon Issues 2016

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I was excited because I would get dog food for under $5 bucks and since I am strapped for cash this month due to my daughter doing competitive cheerleading at Disney World (those Hopper Tickets drained me AND the hotel! ), I only have a small amount I can spend for this month to recover for the summer. I realized last night that I was out of dog food and I did not want to drive all the way to Pet Smart. so Target I went.

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Disney Food | Lobster Roll At Columbia Harbour House Inside Magic Kingdom

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Quick review: My daughter had this a few weeks ago and really liked it. It wasn’t until the Disney dining plan was introduced that we realized what delicious food Disney World has to offer. Be sure to check the Disney Food category for lots of yummy food photos, and send me your favorites too! You can also sign up for my daily email to stay up to date on all Disney posts. And make sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog.

View From California Grill

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Since we’ve spent so much time with our daughter and will have some extra dining credits, we decided to eat at California Grill!! It’s located at the top of the Contemporary Resort and requires TWO table service credits when you’re on the regular Disney Dining Plan. This was THE best meal we’ve ever had at Disney World, hands down

How Angela & Jeff paid off $58,000 of Debt in 2 Years

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We have two daughters, Emma (11 years old) and Brooklyn (9 years old). Coming home from a trip to Disney World was what started it all. Meet Angela. I watched her and her husband’s debt free scream on The Dave Ramsey Show. When I heard her mention that she had a You Tube channel, I just knew I had to ask her for an interview. I was thrilled that she agreed, and I think you are going to love this couple’s story.

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FREE Personalized Custom T-shirt – Today Only!!

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It was a gift for my daughter before we went to Disney World. She loved it and it was SO much cheaper than buying her an “official” Disney shirt! To kick of their ‘Week of Freebies’ event, VistaPrint is offering a FREE Customized T-Shirt woohoo! Choose from 36 designs and customize it with your own photo and text. The T-Shirts are made of 100% Pre-Shrunk cotton and are available in sizes from S to XXL.

Customized T-Shirts For $2 – Thousands Of Designs

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It was a gift for my daughter before we went to Disney World. She loved it and it was SO much cheaper than buyng her an “official&# Disney shirt! VistaPrint is offering another Customized T-Shirt for just $2.00 plus shipping, which starts at just $4.41! Choose from thousands of designs and add your own text to make it unique! The T-Shirts are made of 100% Pre-Shrunk cotton and are available in sizes from S to XXL and in ladies sizes.

Disney Food Review | Quinoa Salad At Tamu Tamu Refreshments Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

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FREE Disney Cruise Vacation Planning DVD! It wasn’t until the Disney dining plan was introduced that we realized what delicious food Disney World has to offer. Be sure to check the Disney Food category for lots of yummy food photos, and send me your favorites too! You can also sign up for my daily email to stay up to date on all Disney posts. And make sure you’re following my daughter’s Disney blog. Pin This To Pinterest.