Quick Tip | Free Water At Disney

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Snapped a quick pic to show you guys how quick and easy it is to make your own flavored water while your at the parks!

You can find the flavored water packets just about anywhere for as low as $1.00. Since most come with six or more sticks, it’s a cheap way to stay hydrated if your family doesn’t like plain water!

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We’re Here!!

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We just checked into Pop Century!! If it’s your kids’ first trip, be sure to get them 1st visit pins! Cast members are trained to notice them, and they might possibly get a lite something special

SURPRISE!! We’re On Our Way To Disney!!

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You read that right!! I’m actually typing this from the car somewhere in north Florida 😉

So as most of you know, my daughter is on her third internship at Walt Disney World, and I’m thinking she should just go ahead and change her zip code! We’ve been wanting to bring my granddaughter for a long time but have had a hard time coordinating her school schedule, my husband’s work schedule and Disney blackout dates.

We actually tried to plan this back in May but had to cancel for a myriad of reasons. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because Disney released blackout dates for the exact days we had planned on going, which means my daughter couldn’t have used her free passes. Everything happens for a reason…that’s for sure!

So this trip came together just in the last couple of months, but I am SO excited to finally get to bring my precious granddaughter. She’s loved Disney since she was old enough to know what it was, and talks about it ALL the time. And she’s the perfect age! I’m often asked what a good age to bring your kids is, and I always say that it’s when they’re young enough to still believe it all, but old enough to go on most of the rides. And of course, that is going to be different for each child. That said, I’m sure she’ll be a Disney addict for life…like her grandma 😉

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We’re actually checking in on Monday, so I’ll be taking tomorrow off to spend time with my sister and her family. My hometown is only about 45 minutes from Disney World, so we’ll be heading up on Monday and checking in sometime in the afternoon. As usual, you can expect lots of fun pictures and food, but this time I’m also going to show you (in pictures) how we save…and here’s the first one!

The drive down is approximately 12 hours (maybe 14 with a toddler), and we aren’t spending money on a single thing other than gas! I’ve been stockpiling things we can use on our trip for weeks, including snacks, drinks, and everything we need for meals. We stopped and had a picnic, which is something my Dad always did with us when we traveled and I loved it. We made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, played, and stretched our legs. Whether your flying or driving, bringing your own food and drink will not only save you money, but allow you to eat a little healthier!

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Deals At Disney!

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Just wanted to show y’all the adorable Alice In Wonderland ornament I scored on clearance today!! I’ve mentioned this before but in case you missed it, there is a ton of clearance to be found all throughout Disney property. You just have to look for it!

I was excited to find this because ornaments are one of my favorite things to give as gifts. They get hung year after year, so your recipient always remembers you (hopefully lol)!

Lunch From Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn Cafe At Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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As my daughter talked about in this post, kids meals are a great way to save money at Disney. This was my lunch today from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn Cafe at the Magic Kingdom. I ordered the hamburger kids meal for $5.99 and added cheese and fries, which was no extra cost! The meal comes with lowfat milk or a 12-ounce bottle of Dasani water, but you have to ask for the fries and cheese.

Then you take that right over to the toppings bar and load it up…my favorite part!! Choose from sautéed mushrooms and onions, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, banana peppers, shredded cheese, and more – all FREE!!

If you follow the site, then you know I’m a burger girl, and the burgers here are GREAT! They’re flame-grilled, moist, and come on a fresh, soft bun – the way a burger should be. Nothing fancy here…just a good burger done right! You can make as funky as you want with all the toppings. I saw a lady making a Mexican burger using the toppings for the taco salads, which is a great idea!

The kids meals state that they are for guests 9 and under, but I’ve never had an issue ordering them for myself. And, I was stuffed! I didn’t even eat the carrot sticks!

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Pulled Beef Sandwich At Tamu Tamu Refreshments Inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Pulled Beef Sandwich At Tamu Tamu Refreshments Inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

I went back for the spicy beef sandwich at Tamu Tamu Refreshments today! They recently brought this back after it being off the menu for a bit, and I’m so glad they did! It’s slow-roasted pulled beef on a warm pita with mint-yogurt cucumber sauce. The cool sauce is a perfect compliment to the flavorful beef (I always ask for extra). You can get housemade potato chips or apple slices as a side. I got the chips, of course!

I can’t say enough about this sandwich. I didn’t pick up many “African” flavors, and thought is was more like a twist on a Gyro. Also, it’s not spicy at all…at least mine wasn’t. It’s delicious, and the chips are great too! They are seasoned with their own special seasoning that’s not too salty but has tons of flavor!

I was happy to see Animal Kingdom with better food and drink choices this trip. They needed it!

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What Color Are Zebra’s Stripes?

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I learned this fun fact on the Safari ride at Animal Kingdom this morning!

Zebras are actually black with white stripes! And, you can always look at the fur on an animal’s nose to know their true color 😉

Delicious Coffee At Disney World!

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Coffee at Disney has always been a major complaint. They’ve served mostly Nescafe for years, which most people aren’t fans of. I’ve actually never minded it and always looked forward to my first cup of Disney coffee!

My daughter had been raving about Joffrey’s, so it was our first stop yesterday morning at Animal Kingdom. It was delicious! Smooth, strong, not bitter…just perfect! It’s great on it’s own, but you can also get it flavored with a variety of syrups, including vanilla, coconut, irish cream, and several more. Keep in mind that the syrups are sweetened, so I didn’t need any additional sweetener. They also serve iced coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso, hot tea, cold tea, and more.

Joffrey’s is actually now the official coffee of Disney Parks both in Florida and California. You can find it at kiosks throughout the parks and at select restaurants & resorts.

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