Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Well, we are in the midst of planning our next Disney vacation! This being out 3rd vacation in 15 months, we needed to do it on a STRICT budget, so we started by booking our room at the All-Star Music. While it’s not lavish and huge like some of the other resorts, it is perfect for someone (like us) traveling on a budget. I love luxurious hotel rooms, but for Disney, I know this is just a shower and a bed. We spend so much time in the parks that I am ok trading luxury for value on this trip.

For us, a flight is the only way to go when you travel with a child under 2, especially one who will be potty training or just finished training! This is another reason why we cut corners with the hotel.

Now that we have our hotel and flights booked, it’s on to decide how to spend our fabulous Disney days! Because this is surely NOT our first trip, we have decided (for the first time ever) not to get Park Hopper tickets. I would not recommend this to most visitors. Most people like Hoppers because they allow you to visit different parks in the same day. For us, we will be coming back to the room to nap, so we will spend one day in each park (we are skipping Animal Kingdom this trip) and hopefully it will give us enough time with the Extra Magic Hours to enjoy everything that Piper wants to see.

We are also planning to bring breakfast foods in our luggage and eat in the room. That’s one less meal we have to pay for.

I am planning one special lunch for us: Hollywood and Vine’s buffet with Little Einsteins, Handy Manny, and more! She LOVES Little Einsteins, and I think she will adore meeting the characters while we eat. I cannot wait to experience this with her!

Anyway, Disney can be done for much less than people think. You just have to be willing to do a little research (or let us do it for you!)

See ya real soon!

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