March 27, 2015

Fun Fact Friday- *Smart Phone Week* Cars Easter Egg

This one I had to see to believe. 


Yep! It's there! I have watched this move a million and a half times! Seriously. Disney XD loved this movie when he was a little guy. When I heard of this Easter Egg I thought for sure it was fake. I decided to put the movie on and see for myself. Sure enough 7 minutes and 19 seconds there it was! 
 

The 84 is for the year that the first Apple Macintosh computer was released. 



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March 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursday- *Smart Phone Week* Free Phone Charging

"Loooow Battery...Hairy Baby!"-Baymax



One thing to know about visiting Disney World is it will do a number on your phone battery. I've written a post in the past about packing a portable battery charger in your park bag. I still stand by this advice, but not everyone can afford to spend $100 on a  Mophie Juice Pack before an already expensive trip to Disney World.
 
 Here are a few thriftier ideas for your upcoming trip.

March 25, 2015

Whatever Wednesday- *Smart Phone Week* 50 Great Phone Wallpapers

I love changing my wallpaper. 



It makes me so happy to turn my phone on and see some sort of Disney happiness smiling back at me. I have a thing for EPCOT, so you'll find a bunch of those in this list. In fact my current wallpaper is the Epcot closeup {about half way down the page}.

March 24, 2015

Take With You Tuesday- *Smart Phone Week* Apps


There's an app for that. 



There is no shortage of apps out there for Disney World, traveling, budgeting, photo editing, gaming... The list can go on and on. I picked a few of my favorite apps that I recommend because I've used them and I like them.


March 23, 2015

Make Something Monday- *Smart Phone Week* DIY Phone Case


"You bedazzled your phone case..."-My Husband



Have you seen phone cases like this on Pinterest? In love the look, but they can be a little pricy. Plus I have a really hard time paying for things that I can DIY. This is really a super easy project that ANYONE can do! Really! I swear. 

March 19, 2015

Thrifty Thursday- Disney Resort Rate Season


val·ue- noun 1.the material or monetary worth of something.



It's common sense to know that certain times of the year certain things will cost more. Chances are you can get a great deal on a sweater on the clearance rack in May. Travel may have some obvious times when it is in higher demand and you will pay more for it {Memorial Day weekend for example}. Do you know when those times are at Disney World? By pushing your trip ahead or back a week you may end up saving a ton of money because you will go into a different season. 

Walt Disney World has several seasons- Value {cheapest}, Regular {average}, Peak {most expensive}, and Holiday {fluctuates depending on the holiday}. 


By changing your dates by just a few days you can go up in price from Value to Holiday, or down from Peak to Regular. My tip is to be flexible with your exact dates and find the least expensive week around the time you want to travel. Picking your travel dates this way can potentially save you a lot of money!
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March 18, 2015

Whatever Wednesday- 180 Is A Magic Number

180 is a magic number, yes it is... {sung to the School House Rock song of a similar name}



Have you been come across the number 180 or the letters ADR in all your googling for your upcoming Disney trip? My bet is you have, and you may not know exactly what it means. Well today I'm going to explain this to you and give you a few tips that you may not know about. 

First, there are three types of dining credits at Walt Disney World- Snack, Table Service and Quick Service. Snack credits are used for just that, snacks. Quick Service credits can are spent at fast food type restaurants. You walk up to a counter, order, wait for you food, then seat yourself. Table Service credits are spent at restaurants where you check in at a podium, are seated by a hostess, and a server comes to your table. In this post we will only talk about Table Service restaurants.