Is It Safe To Park Your Car At Airport Lots/Garages?

You’ve decided it’s better to park at the airport, in their long or short term parking lot, for this trip. Or maybe you did the “speed vs. cost” math and think that off site parking is a better deal this time around.

Either way, is it safe?

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The WDW Dining Plan You Can Get Without Staying At A WDW Hotel

Walt Disney World (WDW) has been offering Disney Dining Plans (prepaid meal plans that allow for up to 30% discounts on food prices) since 2005. Since then, they’ve slowly evolved and developed in complexity, with various options of sit down meals, character meals, quick service meals, snacks and, most recently, alcohol, that can fit almost any budget. However there was one thing that has always been a constant – in order to be able to buy a Disney Dining Plan, you had to be staying at one of the 25 or so hotels owned by WDW and on Disney property. That is, until recently…

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Should You Stay Onsite Or Offsite At Walt Disney World? (a.k.a. Is Staying Onsite At WDW Worth It?)

The cost of a Walt Disney World (WDW) vacation has increased exponentially over the years.  Although “being in the Disney bubble” and staying at a Disney-owned hotel on property is preferable, if not downright mandatory for some, for others it means taking a long, hard look at all the circumstances, including finances.

Before Joe and I moved to Orlando, we were visiting WDW upwards of 6 times a year. Most of those were just long weekends, and some were trips where we stayed on property, and for others, we’d stay off site. We rented a car whether we stayed on or off property, because we found it faster and more convenient than using Disney’s bus system (heads up this was before the advent of Disney’s Magical Express, Minnie Vans, or ride sharing). But whatever the case, we can definitely say we experienced both sides of the on/off property coin. Even since moving to Orlando in 2002, we’ve spoken to dozens of friends over the years, some who’ve stayed on site, some who’ve stayed off property, and some who, like we used to do, have done one sometimes and the other at other times. So besides our own, admittedly older experiences, we have can drawn from the more recent experiences of our friends. Here are our thoughts…

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