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The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation is Here!

The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation

After months of research, writing, editing and designing – I’m happy to announce that my first book, The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation has officially been released! When I first started the journey to write a book, I was planning just to have it as an eBook download here on the site.

After talking to many readers of this site, something became very clear to me – Disney World was just getting too expensive to many families. I polled many readers to see what they spent on their vacations, the average cost for a family of four to go was over [click to continue…]

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Frugal Dining Options in Each Park


Since I don’t recommend bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into the parks for meals, you’ll probably have to splurge a bit by eating at the restaurants. I do enjoy eating in the parks even though the food is overpriced. I think it just helps you feel like you’re enjoying yourself more on your vacation.

What are some of the more frugal options when dining in the parks? I look at the overall value of the meals, not just the individual prices on each one. [click to continue…]

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Disney World Free Dining 2016 Has Arrived!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Everyone’s favorite promotion has returned for another year, the Disney World free dining package for 2016! As with every free dining promotion, it comes with some restrictions and limited availability but if you are able to take advantage you could be saving hundreds or even thousands on your vacation package. We had some strong hints that this was coming soon because we recently saw the UK free dining package. If you are looking to take advantage of this offer, you will want to book as soon as possible as you can imagine it is very popular and rooms book up very quickly.

Let’s take a look at the details of this year’s free dining promotion! [click to continue…]

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Free Dining Package Released for UK, US Coming Soon?


4/24 Update: Rumors have it that free dining for the US will be released tomorrow! This is just a rumor at this point but some information has leaked:

  • Booking Dates: April 25, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
  • Valid for arrivals from August 14th – Oct 1st, Nov 15th – Nov 21st, Nov 26th – Nov 28th, and Dec 10th – Dec 21st
  • Minimum 3 nights, must be booked with a minimum 2 day Magic Your Way Ticket.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter excluded from the offer. 

Stay tuned, I’ll post full details if/when I hear any more information tomorrow. 

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For those of you who are keeping their fingers crossed that Disney announces a free dining package for 2016, I possibly have some good news. Earlier this week, Disney rolled out a new free dining promotion, discount tickets + $200 Disney Gift Card promotion available in the UK only for dates in early 2017. For those of you who are in the UK – congrats!  I know that doesn’t do much for most of us here in the US but I would take it as a sign of good news that Disney is still actively rolling out free dining promotions.

This free dining promotion is a bit unique, let’s take a look at some of the details for hints of what we may possibly see. [click to continue…]

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    Coming Soon: The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation


    I have some exciting news to share with everyone today! While things have been a bit on the slower side here on the blog, I have been working non-stop behind the scenes to put together a book that has been in the works for the past six months. OIn early May, I’ll be releasing my first book, The Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation. I’m really excited to finally be able to share this book with you, I think everyone will be able to have a much cheaper Disney World vacation after reading it. [click to continue…]

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    New Summer Discount Offer + Dining Plan Price Increases

    Disney Caribbean Beach, Lighthouse Dock

    For today, I have some good news and some bad news. How about we review the good news first – a new discount roomer offer for this summer, then we will discuss the bad news – another price increase for the Disney Dining package. While I never recommend the dining package unless it’s highly discounted or free, the trend of Disney increasing prices continues which is bad news for us all.

    Let’s take a look at the new Awakens Summer room discount offer! [click to continue…]

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      Disney Announces Seasonal Pricing for Single Day Tickets


      Rumors have been swirling for the past few weeks about a new form of park ticket pricing that included variable pricing based on the time of year. Well, that ball dropped last week when Disney did indeed add seasonal pricing for tickets but for single day tickets only which is a bit of good news. Luckily we only saw an across the board price increase in the multi-day park tickets, not the seasonal pricing used for single day tickets. Here at Frugal Mouse we always shed a tear every time Disney raises prices on us. Let’s take a look at the new prices and some strategies to save some money on park tickets. [click to continue…]

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      Save 15% at Disney Resorts and Off-Site Resorts with Orbitz

      Starwood Preferred Guest

      Orbitz is one of my favorite third party websites to find great deals on hotels. As an added benefit Orbitz also has Disney’s on-site resorts on their site in addition to many of the off-site resorts. Over the past week they have been releasing a series of 15% off coupons which are good for most hotels you can book on their site (including Disney Resorts). [click to continue…]

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      Ticket Deal: Universal Studios 3rd Day Free

      Universal Studios Florida

      Universal Studios has been on quite the roll the past few years with their new addition of the Harry Potter lands. They have been successfully luring guests away from Disney property to take the trip up I-4 to say hi to Harry Potter and friends. Universal Studios has recently released a great new ticket deal:  buy 2 days, get a 3rd day for free! [click to continue…]

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        $500 Disney Gift Card Giveaway


        Who likes giveaways things, especially when it’s Disney related? The National Consumer Center is currently running a sweepstakes that will give away a $500 Disney gift card for answering just a three questions. I just signed up for the giveaway, it only took about 1 minute to do. We’ll see if I end up getting one but it never hurts to try!



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