Disney’s 2019 DVC Moonlight Magic Event at WDW’s Magic Kingdom (Compared to 2017 & 2018)

One of multiple “arms” of the Walt Disney Company is that of Disney Vacation Club (DVC). It’s essentially a time share wherein people buy points that they can use to stay at Disney properties at what would be a lesser rate than if one paid cash.

DVC membership can potentially cost much, much less when one purchases points on the secondary market (as opposed to buying them directly from Disney). So to make buying DVC points from Disney have a higher perceived value, one thing they’ve been doing are these member-only, after-dark events called “Moonlight Magic” at the various Disney theme parks. Running since 2016, they’re a perk that’s only open to those who’ve purchased points directly from Disney and not from the secondary market.

Joe’s been a DVC member since its inception in the early 1990s (the running joke was that I married him for his DVC points and now for his hotel points LOL) and because we live so close to WDW, we’ve been able to attend several Moonlight Magic events, including the ones at Magic Kingdom (MK) in 2017, 2018 and now 2019. So it’s been interesting to see how the events there have evolved.

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Niche Alternatives for Airbnb

The growth of Airbnb over less than a decade has been staggering. From its humble beginning as a couple in San Francisco who rented out their loft to make some extra money to a modern-day business with an operating income for $450 billion in 2017 (last known numbers), it’s been, for many homeowners and guests, something of a godsend.

But for others, not so much.

There are several groups of people who, for reasons, the traditional Airbnb setup just wouldn’t work as well as one would hope. But fortunately, there are plenty of smaller companies who cater to those in these niche markets.

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What’s That? FOUR Airline Flash Sales? Why, Yes There Are! (AND Kids Fly Free!)

Four airlines all offering flash sales at the same time happens once on a blue moon. And apparently that moon is a lovely shade of blue right now. So if you’re in the market for some flights, take a look. But hurry, because if there’s one thing about flash sales, it’s that they always end quickly. In fact, one of them even ends at end of day TODAY!

Oh! And one of them Also has a KIDS FLY FREE promotion going on! Just sayin’…

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The Hotel That Has A Cat As An Employee

At Disney parks, Mickey Mouse is, understandably so, a big deal. After all, he’s the head honcho. The big cheese, if you will. So much so that the term “mouse” has been for a variety of aspects of the company, both officially and unofficially. They sold a “Mousercise” album in the 1980s. “It was all started by a mouse” has been printed on T-shirts and mugs and everything else, for decades. And in recent years, the people at Disney who clean your room have been lovingly referred to as “Mousekeeping.”

Mousekeeping, huh? Well, I’ve got news for them…they ain’t got nuthin’ on THIS Mousekeeper… 😉

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This Airline Is Giving Away Free Flights For Valentine’s Day! But There’s A Catch

re: the title – there’s ALWAYS a catch, isn’t there?

To celebrate Valentine’s Day (or rather, to allow others to celebrate Valentines Day), WOW Air is suggesting you, “ditch the chocolate and flowers and give the gift of a memorable trip to your loved one this Valentine’s Day.” And if you fly together, they will refund you one of the fares, so that one of you can fly to Iceland for free! But like I said, there’s a catch…

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