Planning Your 2015 Disney World Vacation

by Kristi on November 22, 2014

Planning a 2015 Disney World VacationAre you planning a 2015 Disney World Vacation and don’t know where to start? Believe me, you are not alone. Trips to Disney are AMAZING, but navigating through all the information out there can be difficult. That is why we have created Disney Insider Tips.

You can find all the information you need to plan your 2015 Disney World Vacation in just one place! Use our navigation menu at the top of the pages to check out our reviews on Disney Resorts, Disney Restaurants, and find the latest tips on Disney World Parks.  There is also a search feature on the right side of the page where you can look for information on more detailed items.

Have questions you need answered?  You can contact us or post a question on the Disney Insider Tips Facebook Page.

Here are some of our most popular posts that should help you understand everything you will need to know for your 2015 Disney World Vacation:

Traveling to Disney on a Budget

Why you should consider getting a Disney Rewards Visa Card

Current Disney World Ticket Prices

How MagicBands Work

FastPass+ Rides & Attractions

FastPass+ Kiosk Locations

What you want to know about the Disney Dining Plan

Packing List for a Disney Vacation

Packing List for a Day at the Parks

Free Disney World Souvenirs

Disney Character Meet & Greets

Disney World Parades


Please know that we don’t get paid for our advice, so you are getting an honest perspective from a real Disney insider!

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Disney Christmas Shirts at Walmart

by Kristi on December 16, 2014

Disney Christmas ShirtsIf you are planning to visit Disney over the holidays or are going to attend the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you might want to stop by Walmart in Orlando to get your t-shirts. You will find a few different type of Disney Christmas shirts to choose from.  On one trip to Walmart, we actually saw people from Disney (yes, they had Disney name tags) doing inventory, so you can be sure that you are getting authentic Disney brand merchandise.  Here are a few more that I spotted:

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Disney Family Fun Magazine Deal

by Kristi on December 14, 2014

disney-family-fun-magazine-dealIf you are looking for a great magazine that not only has articles for parents, but also is kid friendly in that you can feel comfortable with letting your kids look at it, check out Disney Family Fun Magazine. Right now, Disney Insider Tips readers can get a year subscription to Family Fun for only $3.29 through  Best Deal Magazines Deal of the Day!

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Disney Insider Tips Holiday Gift Guide

by Kristi on December 13, 2014

Holiday Gift GuideEach year, we scour the stores in search of the best Disney gifts for your family.  This year, we have narrowed our list to 10 items we think will be hits under the tree. Here they are:


Disney Infinity 2.0Anyone who loves video games, will certainly want the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack . There are two sets available. The Marvel Edition seems to be the best deal because you get three figures instead of two.

Elsa & Olaf Doll SetDisney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll sings and lights up will be a hit for kids 8 and under

Disney Vera Bradley Hipster Crossbody BagMom will love this Mickey and Minnie Vera Bradley crossbody hipster bag! It is perfect for a day at the park. Get up to 25% off Vera Bradley Styles for Disney Parks! Use CODE: VERAGIFT.

Sofia the First CastleSofia the First is so popular right now. What little girl wouldn’t love this Disney Sofia The First Magical Talking Castle by Mattel. Make sure you search for an online code to help you save money!

Mickey Mouse Icon and Initial Bangle by Alex and Ani - SilverOne item on my own wishlist is this Mickey Mouse Icon and Initial Bangle by Alex and Ani in Silver. There are several bracelets to choose from and they are stackable so feel free to buy more than one!

Planes: Fire & Rescue Throw Blanket - Personalizable
Boys and girls alike love fleece throws like this Planes: Fire & Rescue Throw Blanket from Disney Store. Both my kids have them (going on 4 years now) and they adore them. Get them customized with their name.
Disney Parks Attraction Poster Pilsner Glass - Jungle CruiseDad would love to sip a beverage in this Super cool Disney Parks Attraction Poster Pilsner Glass. This one is Jungle Cruise but they have a few other themes to choose from as well.

Kids and adults alike love wearing Disney themed Crocs. Girls especially will love these  Magical Day Princess Clog Shoesby Crocs. They also have Mickey, Minnie, Phineas and Ferb, and Justice League.

Disney Headbanz GameOne of my family’s favorite Disney Games is Disney Headbanz.  You can play with just two people or up to six!

Lego Disney PrincessKids of all ages love Legos.  Lego has come out with an entire series based on Disney Princesses. This LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella’s Romantic Castle Play Set is my favorite.


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 Which item from our Holiday Gift Guide will be on your list this holiday season?



Recipes from The Hundred Foot Journey

by Kristi on December 13, 2014

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Did you get a chance to see The Hundred Foot Journey? The movie is great and you really can imagine how wonderful the aromas probably were when they were filming!  Get some ideas and great recipes from the movie and impress your own family with your culinary skills! Recipes include “Herbs de Provence-Crusted Turkey” and “Kheewa: Indian Ground Beef with Peas.”


Disney Very MerryTime Cruise

December 13, 2014

There is no better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than by taking a Disney Very MerryTime Cruise. Disney Cruise Line offers the Very MerryTime Cruise on sailings in November through Christmas. If you get a chance to go, you will not be disappointed!  You will find the normal Disney magical cruise experience […]

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Frozen Gingerbread Sculpture at Contemporary Resort

December 4, 2014

While at Disney World this holiday season, be sure to stop over at the Contemporary Resort to see the Frozen Gingerbread Sculpture. This sculpture features all your favorite Frozen Characters brought to life in a gigantic model made of our delicious, sugary sweetness! Contemporary Resort also has a Frozen store full of all your favorite […]

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2014 Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian

December 3, 2014

If you are going to Walt Disney World in December, it is worth the monorail ride to check out the Christmas Displays at The Grand Floridian.  One of the best parts of going there is the life size Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian’s central lobby. Check out the ingredient list to make this amazing […]

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Disney Movie Reward Codes for December

December 2, 2014

It is that time of year again when Disney Movie Rewards gives out Bonus Points with ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas!  Each day there will be  a new code released. Simply type the code into the code box on the Disney Movie Reward page and those points will be added to your account. You’ll […]

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Disney Junior Magazine Deal

November 26, 2014

Disney Junior magazine is filled with activities, fun games, coloring pages. They’ll enjoy seeing Mickey and friends as well as Jake and the Never Land Pirates inside each issue. Right now you can get a year subscription to Disney Junior magazine for only $14.99. That is a savings of over 40% off publisher price. The […]

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Disney Princess Magazine Deal

November 25, 2014

If you have a little girl that loves Disney Princess, you might want to order her Disney Princess Magazine. Each issue features a different Princess on the cover and has themed games, puzzles, crafts, posters and stories focusing on a variety of Princess characters, from classic favorites like Aurora and Snow White to new Princesses […]

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