I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos about Disney tips and tricks in preparation for our trip in November. There’s so much to consider when planning a Disney trip; even when you’ve been several times before. I found a channel that I love (The Tim Tracker) and have binge watched it over the weekend.
Tim and his wife Jenn live in Orlando and chronicle their journeys throughout the parks. It seems that they visit the parks 3-4 times per week and investigate the different resorts, new foods, new events, changes and upcoming changes and much more. I will admit that I am addicted to their channel.
We are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside resort this trip and I am using a simple tip that I believe will make our stay a bit more enjoyable. I am using Amazon Prime and shipping all of our daily snacks, water, sunblock, ponchos, backpack and a few other items straight to the resort; our packages will be there waiting on us upon our arrival.
Another trick I’ve learned is to book breakfast in the resorts before the parks open which allows us to eat and then venture in before any crowds and lines develop. This will be especially important at Magic Kingdom where certain rides develop long lines.
I’ll be curious to read how many people who follow my blog enjoy Disney. Some can take it or leave it, but we think it is the most magical place on Earth! Cheers folks!
I’m not sure why, but I am feeling especially tired this morning. I spent all day Sunday resting in anticipation of a busy work week; doing nothing but watching golf and running an errand. When my alarm went off at 5:30 am there was zero chance of me getting up which never happens. I slept till almost 8:00. This tells me my body desperately needed the rest.
Like I have said before, when my body tells me to rest I do so and don’t feel bad about it in the least. Hopefully being rested will set the week up for me to be super successful!
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I’ve been up since 5 am which is my usual routine. My body does not allow me to sleep late, even on Saturday! I am an early riser. It just dawned on me that I do not have to do any work and the realization is great. I don’t have a job that requires me to dig ditches, but it does require a lot of organization and time management.
For those of you who are new to my page I develop new accounts for a large national media/marketing company; my territory is Charlotte, NC. So at any given time I might be maintaining 10-15 marketing campaigns while I am also talking to 4-5 potential accounts and developing plans for them and presenting. Needless to say there’s a lot of schedule juggling involved in my job. Sometimes it can be difficult to shut my brain off.
Today I think Evelina and I are going to the park with Bentley and I’m going to shoot some video footage for YouTube. I’ll try to upload that later today. Hope everyone has a great morning!!
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I am super excited to tell everyone that Evelina and I are going to Disney in November for her birthday! For the first time I am using a travel agent to assist with the trip as there's a bit more planning and a few more new elements. This trip we are staying at the Disney resort Port Orleans Riverside and we are including the Disney Dining Plan.
I'm paying for the dining plan to relieve the burden of having to constantly monitor a budget; it takes a bit of the fun out of the trip for me to constantly be counting every dollar spent. Also, I have Disney planning some cool surprises for Evelina for her birthday (11/18) which is easier to plan through the agent.
I will say the agent is making this trip the most fun yet as she offers up suggestions of things we didn't realize existed. Also she is able to track any new discounts and apply them to our trip, discounts we would have missed had we not used her services. But the biggest reason I will always use an agent from now on is the payment structure. I put down a simple $200 deposit leaving the remainder of the balance due 30 days prior to our check-in date. I like being able to make payments and have her handle all the details.
For those who are new to my blog I'll give you the quick back-story. When Evelina was a little girl growing up in Poland she always dreamed of going to Disney. She would watch the movies and see Disney on television, but was never able to go due to it being in the United States. Communism frowned on travels to the United States, plus Disney would have been a long trip for small children.
So when I learned about this I decided that the only place for us to get engaged would be at the Magic Kingdom during the fireworks, in the Rose Garden near Cinderella's Castle. Following our wedding we honeymooned at Disney and spent our first anniversary there also. Now we take family trips with my mom and dad, sister and her family each year. I guess you could say we are Disney fans.
On this trip we will be purchasing the Annual pass option using a little trick I learned from my sister. When we go to the gate on our last day prior to checking in, we can buy the annual pass and Disney will credit us all the money we spent on tickets for this trip against the value of the annual pass; which means we will only be paying approximately $700 total for 2 annual passes (normally $1600ish).
I have been planning dinner reservations, birthday surprises, roadtrip details, Amazon shipping list, etc. for this trip the last 2 weeks and I'm getting excited! I want this to be the best birthday ever for Evelina; lord knows she deserves it for putting up with me!!