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Must Read eBook: Disney World Hacks (Giveaway & Discount Code) [Winner Announced]

Update 12/1/17 at 12pm PT: The winner of the free Disney World Hacks ebook is Susan P with this comment:

Our most memorable bad experience was riding the teacups with my daughter, getting nauseous and puking when I got off. Hate things that go in circles.
My most memorable best memory was my daughter weighing her choices on which outfit to spend her money on. She thought it out well.
Hope to make new memories one day again.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway.  If you did not win, please use GRANT in the promo code field and you’ll get $1 off the ebook price.


Have you been thinking about making all your dreams come true? If you’re a Disney World enthusiast, then I’ve got just what you need! Thank Goofy I found out about a hot off the presses ebook that’s a must read. Have you never been to Disney World and planning a trip, or been there and going again? Even the regular visitor who goes once or twice a year will pick up more Disney World hacks from Dia’s ebook then they can shake a magic wand at.

I just finished reading Dia’s Disney World Hacks ebook and wow, it’s amazing. She is biased both towards value and getting the biggest bang for your buck while at Disney World. She’s honest in admitting that while over-planning can put a damper on your Disney holiday, good planning starts with asking yourself a few questions. The better you know yourself and your family regarding your needs and expectations, the more you’ll enjoy yourself at Disney World. She should know. She’s been there over 20 times!

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park. Image source: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/frozen/

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Ultimate Disneyland Playbook Update: Disney Vacation Accounts (DVA) Ending on 9/27

When I wrote the Ultimate Disneyland Playbook, setting up and using a Disney Vacation Account and using that account was the number one hack that everyone suggested for increasing fun at Disneyland, and also for saving money! It also made being at the park and paying for things much easier. Disney trips are expensive! Sadly, we now have to say RIP to DVA.

For the most up to date information about what to do with your Disney Vacation Account, check out Ed’s post on Pizza In Motion.  He explains all your options if you have any money in your account. You may have already received word of this big change, but just in case you haven’t, I wanted to keep everyone up to date.

Image source: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/

Ultimate Disneyland Playbook Update: Discount Tickets for Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members

When I wrote the Ultimate Disneyland Playbook last month, setting up and using a Disney Vacation Account and using that account was the number one hack that everyone suggested for increasing fun at Disneyland, and also for saving money! It also made being at the park and paying for things much easier. Disney trips are expensive! The other big piece of advice people offered was if you visit Disney on a regular basis, becoming a Disney Vacation Club member was a good idea.

Today, Ed at Pizza in Motion wrote about a discount in Disney ticket prices for Disney Vacation Club members. It’s a great deal and I wanted to make sure you found out about it and used it. The discount on ticket prices must be used by January 3, 2018, but the tickets themselves don’t have to be used until the end of 2018.

Head over to Ed’s post and take advantage of this DVC deal!

The Ultimate Disneyland Playbook (Full of TWG Reader Tips!)

Hello Disney fans! You might recall a while ago I asked for advice on all things Disneyland so I could impress my niece and her family and retain my status as the best aunt ever :) The advice offered was incredibly valuable! I can’t thank you all enough. There were so many great tips and tricks I decided to go through it all, organize it, and create a sort of Disneyland playbook for TWG readers. I’ve organized it according to certain categories – I hope you like it!

To Do List:

  1. Download the Disney app for wait times on rides. The Mousewait app also does the same function.
  2. Set up your Disney Vacation Account (DVA):
  • It has to be active 120 days in order to receive the best perk, which is a $20 gift card for every $1,000 in spend.
  • Buy Disney gift cards and load them onto your DVA account. YMMV but sometimes gift cards can be bought at Target with the Red Card for 5% savings. When you load gift cards into your DVA account, you can then buy Disney tickets online.
  • Using your DVA account makes everything easier because you don’t have to carry around individual gift cards and swipe each one to use them.
  • With your DVA you can pay for ANYTHING Disney.
  1. Watch for AMEX offers at places that sell Disney gift cards.

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