Disney Family Fun Magazine Deal

by Kristi on September 19, 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 $3.28 when you use code 30DEAL

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Sofia the First Royal Learning Tablet $12

by Kristi on September 18, 2014

Sofia the First TabletDo you have a Sofia the First fan in the house? If so, this might be the perfect gift! Through 10/1, you can get 40% off Sofia the First Royal Learning Tablet. This makes it only $12! If your child has a birthday coming up, you can save even more. Sign up for Club VTech Newsletter and save 20% on your child’s birthday!

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The Pirate Helmsman’s Bombardment card

by Kristi on September 18, 2014

pirate helmsman cardIf you are planning to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you will want to grab your FREE Sorcerer’s of Magic Kingdom Cards.   You don’t have to play the game to get the FREE Cards.  Just stop by the Fire Station near Main Street USA to pick up your pack of cards & you’ll automatically get the special The Pirate Helmsman’s Bombardment card that is only given out at the Halloween party.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to get your FREE Souvenir when you arrive.

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Disney MagicConsidering taking a Disney Cruise for your Holiday Vacation this year? Book a 7 Night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic and get a Bonus On Board Credit and 10% Discount on Shore excursion.  Check out this deal for a 7 Night Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic from $980 on CruiseDirect.com. Promotional offer is for US & Canadian citizens only. On board credit amount is per stateroom, based on price of cruise cabin price.

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Disney Mediterranean Cruise: Rome

by Kristi on September 15, 2014

Italian Minnie Mouse Quite possibly my most favorite place on this planet, Rome is one of the many places you get to go when taking a Disney Mediterranean Cruise.  The port of call  where you disembark is Civitavecchia, and while a historical port itself, you will want to make the most of your time in Rome and for the most part, you will probably breeze straight through it.

Rome is one of the places where we decided to hire a private tour. This was nice for us because we were able to go in with another family (so total of 8 people) for a MUCH CHEAPER rate than any of the bigger tours (through Disney or elsewhere) was charging (I’m talking 50% less).  We had a van with driver (who spoke good English ~ not great, but good enough to tell us what we needed to know) and were able to pretty much plan our day according to what we wanted to see.   I would not have done it any other way!  Look at all we got to see: Pantheon

While on the cruise they would have information sessions on each port of call and areas where we could go. I found these very informative because they gave background information about things you might have wondered about but did not already know. For instance, the lady leading the information session on Rome was able to fully explain the meaning of the latin terms on the Pantheon.

Trevi Fountain

Because you are visiting an ancient city, be ready for scaffolding and refurbishments. When we were at Rome, there was no water in the Trevi Fountain.

the colleseum

Our tour took us to the Colleseum, but it was an additional ticket to go inside. We opted not to do this as our time was limited and we really wanted to see other areas. I would recommend that you purchase all of your tickets in advance to avoid the lines (cause the lines were CRAZY).

VaticanWhether you are Catholic or not, the Vatican is an amazing place to visit.  What I will say is this, be sure to watch the Pope’s calendar. He was there the same day we were so we had to adjust our trip.  It would have been great to see him, but we knew if we did see him, it would take the bulk of our day.  You can only imagine how the traffic is in and around The Vatican when the Pope is speaking so we wanted to avoid that at all costs and chose to go later in the day.

Two things about The Vatican (and other churches). One, we were told that women MUST cover shoulders and knees. Both my daughter and I did, but we saw a ton of people who did not.  Second, I would recommend going self paced through the museums as opposed to with a tour group.  From our stand point, we felt like the tour groups rushed through the museums only hitting on most popular pieces.  You will see soooo much more on your own.

What would you most want to see on a trip to Rome?

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Surviving Disney World with Preschoolers

September 6, 2014

Taking a preschoolers to Walt Disney World can be an overwhelming experience. You are excited, your preschooler is over-the-top excited and sometimes it can lead to total stimulus overload.  Planning your trip to Magic Kingdom in advance is critical to having a melt-down free trip! Here are my tips to surviving Disney World with preschoolers: […]

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Febreze NOTICEables for your Resort Room

September 1, 2014

Fall is my favorite time to go to Disney World.    The crowds are minimal,  you can still go to the pool and get a sun tan,  and Magic Kingdom is decked out in autumn splendor.  The only problem is that once you are back at your room at the resort, you kinda forget that it […]

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Disney World as an Educational Experience

August 31, 2014

One of the questions I get asked most often is how you can use a trip to Walt Disney World as an educational experience. We often think that Disney is just a place for fun (and it is!!) but it also has many attractions and programs that are geared toward learning about other cultures, the […]

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Disney Mediterranean Cruise: Villefranche

August 29, 2014

The first Port of Call while on our Disney Mediterranean cruise was Villefranche. Located on the French Riveria, this region includes Monte Carlo, Cannes, and Nice.  We choose to go on our own for the most part and visited Nice, Monte Carlo and Monaco.  While navigating  the train was a bit more difficult here (unless […]

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Frozen Collection on Sale

August 28, 2014

This is the time to stock up on all your Frozen favorites! Right now Zulily is having a HUGE sale on all things Frozen; I’m talking books, dishes, t-shirts and more! You’ll find just about anything Anna, Elsa and Olaf related! Stock is limited so order while you can. Here are some of my favorites: […]

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