I promise, I really don’t. OK, I admit, Disney and I have a complicated relationship. But we stay together for the sake of the children. I do my best to overlook the flaws but folks, it’s a challenge at times. Disney can be extremely selfish, greedy and simultaneously cheap (cough, old screens at Epcot, cough). Not to mention, I have to compete for Disney’s affection with thousands of other people.
But kids just can’t get enough of it! There is no replacing Disney for them and believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve introduced them to Legoland and while they’ve enjoyed it, now that the annual pass has expired, they are back to begging me to take them to Magic Kingdom. Sigh… So, if your family is like mine, and I suspect that it is, let me do a round-up of all the posts I did on Disney so far, plus some other external resources. Without further ado:
I’m sure there are more posts, but these should keep you plenty busy. Now, on to the external resources you might want to check out:
- Disboards (Disney discussion forums)
- Disney touring plans from Undercover Tourist
- Reach out to HaleyB via Twitter. The “B” has to do with her last name, OK? She is an expert on all things Disney and actually offers consulting service to help you get the best bang for your buck. I don’t know what the price is, but I’m sure it’s worth every penny. If you are super busy, this is definitely something to consider. You can check out her slide presentation on Disney for free preview of her awesome Disney hacking skills.
- Reach out to my reader Nancy who runs Saving for a Dream blog. I don’t know if Disney pays her for endorsements, but it should! She is a Disney fanatic and proud of it. Also, if you have a large family, you definitely want to follow her site. It’s primarily a travel blog, but many posts have to do with miles and points redemptions. I view Nancy as a less crazy version of me, and that’s a good thing.
- Disney section on Tripswithtykes blog. Another unapologetic Disney fanatic who knows her stuff.
Let’s face it, Disney vacations are expensive with or without miles and points. They can be super stressful too. But with some preparation, you can reduce the stress and focus on enjoying time with your family. Who knows, maybe in time, me and Disney can rekindle the magic after all.
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.