Why Is Walt Disney World So Expensive? And Things You Can Do To Make WDW A Cheaper Vacation

We’ve said it time and time again – going to Walt Disney World is an EXPENSIVE vacation and it seems to become more expensive every time you turn around. It wasn’t always like that, though. In fact, until the early-to-mid-1990s or so, price increases for tickets, hotels, etc. generally only happened once a year (as opposed to the “1 or 2 times a year” we’ve seen in recent years) and they were only moderate increases, at that.

Have you ever wondered why they made such a shift in price increases during that time frame? I have. And fortunately, I dug around a bit and think I found out why…

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How To Get the Most Reward Points When Buying Amusement Park Tickets

No matter if it’s summer vacation season and you’re planning a trip to your local amusement or water park, or if it’s the time of year you pack up the family and head to Walt Disney World for the week. Finding discounts for some places can be easy, such as saving on admission for Universal Orlando Tickets with a code from a Coke bottle.

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Finding discounts for the Disney parks can be much more difficult and here are some hints of where to look (and where not to).

Wherever you decide to go, you can also maximize the points you earn for the tickets by paying with the right credit card. Here’s how:

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New Advice for PreCheck & Global Entry, Warnings Countries Give About USA, Airports with Longest/Shortest TSA Lines, & More!

And in the blink of an eye, we’re already well into the first week of September. Time goes by so quickly! Anyway, here are our most popular posts for August 2019. Some of them were actually written before August (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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Is That Ticket Still Valid?, Don’t Pay Resort Fees If You Don’t Have To, How To Drive Someone Crazy While Traveling, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Impressions From My First Visit To Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge At Disney’s Hollywood Studios In Orlando

Bright suns!

If you didn’t know, that’s how the residents on Batuu greet each other. You know Batuu, the remote planet that’s home to the Black Spire Outpost. If you’d prefer, you can just call it the new Star Wars land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

A Disney Cast Member offered to bring me as his +1 and I got a chance to see the land shortly after it opened. Previews are exactly that, a time when park operations get a chance to see how things go with a crowd of people. Disney was able to limit the number of guests by making Cast Members sign up for a time online. The slots filled up quickly but we managed to get an afternoon entry time and a reservation at Oga’s Cantina. The other special option was a visit to Savi’s Workshop, which I’ll get to later.

Even if you only got an entry time to Galaxy’s Edge without any extras, everyone seemed to be having a great time. There are still some kinks to work out but here are my thoughts after my visit.

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