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Announcing the Undercover Tourist of the Month!

by Leap on July 1, 2013 81

The Frog Family at Undercover TouristUpdate: We are very, very excited to announce the winner of our very first Undercover Tourist of the Month contest. Rachael K. of Chicopee, Ma. is the lucky winner of a $250 credit.

Also, because of how competitive this first month's competition was, we had to create a special "Noteworthy Tourist" category for Tory W. of Humble, Tx.

Congratulations!!! We want to thank everyone who participated in the July contest. We are offering another chance to win a $250 credit this month by submitting your own review from the Orlando theme parks. Full details are available here!

Previous: Good morning, frog friends!

Today, we wanted to kick off a new opportunity to share your passion for the Orlando theme parks. All you have to do is share  your tips and expertise on Undercover Tourist and our social media channels for a chance to win a $250 credit on our site!

All this month we'll be looking for "Trusted Tourists" like yourselves to provide helpful tips, thoughtful statements and a high level of engagement across all of our social media platforms, including the Undercover Tourist blog, and Undercover Tourist's official Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. (A high level of engagement can include commenting, liking, and sharing posts publicly.) We will award one individual who we feel is the most passionate and engaged Trusted Tourist! See the full terms & conditions here.

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Jul 31, 2013 at 9:55 p.m. Kristin Vigil Says...

Today we booked our airfare. If you plan far enough in advance Priceline really does work! We bid on a great deal for airfare and the times are perfect!

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Jul 31, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. Erin P Says...

My tip is to pack things from home to eat for breakfast at the hotel (cereal, pop tarts, granola bars, etc.) and buy milk, juice from the resort when you get there. Then no need to fight the crowds at breakfast in the morning!

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Jul 29, 2013 at 8:09 p.m. Michele Says...

In the very beginning stages of planning our first trip. I am having the hardest time deciding if we should stay on site with a meal plan or use our time share and purchase meals. Which is cheaper in the long run? I don't know how much to budget for food!!!

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Jul 30, 2013 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Michele,

You should do the math, but almost certainly it will be cheaper to stay offsite and purchase meals. If you search online for Disney Dining Plan Calculator, you'll find a few that you can use to get an idea of how much it will cost if you do decide to stay on site. Let us know what you decide!

-- Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Chris G Says...

I am not sure I can share any tips that haven't already been said. Thanks everyone for the advice. I am lucky enough to stay in time share so we usually eat one meal before we all leave for the parks (other than the character breakfast). It also allows us to have plenty of snacks on backup to bring to the parks. Those are beyond helpful to say the least. Also loving the UT prices/tips/information!!!!

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Aug 6, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. Tory Western Says...

That is exactly what we do (Time share and breakfast). The only meals we ever have in the park are character breakfasts. They are cheaper, they occur before the park opens, and they fill you up for the whole day.

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Jul 27, 2013 at 1:28 a.m. Regina Dykes Katz Says...

I have found that subscribing to all the different Disney related pages gives me tidbits of info that is just priceless. Everyone working together helps to enhance the park experience greatly. Sharing on social media has truly put eyes and ears everywhere for us to take advantage of.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 3:42 p.m. Amanda Searles Says...

Always make a photo copy of your tickets front and back. I am so excited about our upcoming trip in April!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 3:33 p.m. Jennifer Says...

If you're looking into meal plans and have little ones, I suggest going with the quick service or the basic meal plan and leave the deluxe plan for when they get a little older. Meals at sit-down restaurants often take 90 minutes or more so if you have 2 sit down meals a day you wind up working your entire vacation around where you're going to eat next. Trust me, I've done it. You finish one meal, stand on line for two rides and have to start making your way to your next meal. One sit down a day or even just counter service meals is a great option, especially if you have little kids who are more excited by rides and characters than fancy restaurants. :) And if you're worried the counter service restaurants are all hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken fingers, don't fret! Most of the counter service restaurants have salads and sandwiches and lots of different options. Go here (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/) for a list of counter service restaurants and click on each for their offerings.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. Annette Says...

I hope I win

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Jul 26, 2013 at 1:04 p.m. Sandra Brock Says...

I went to Orlando the day after Christmas. It was pretty crazy but what I found most useful with the large crowds was the android app for undercover tourist. It was so easy to use and I kept it on the entire time I was at the parks. It tells you the wait time for each ride and also gives you a map of the park and useful tips you cannot get anywhere else while walking around the park. We purchased our tickets through undercover tourist and received them very fast and without any problems. I highly recommend that you use undercover tourist if you plan on visiting any of the Orlando parks! We are going back again this Christmas and hope to win the gift card to use towards our activities!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 12:17 p.m. kim wood Says...

Planning our first trip and I am so grateful for Under Cover Tourist and all these wonderful tips!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 3:52 a.m. Bridget McCreary Says...

UCT is a truly awesome place to not only get your theme park and attraction tickets, but is a great place to get so any helpful tips and tricks that are so needed when visiting the parks. I love the Disney park and Universal Park app when it comes to needing to know wait times for rides. These are super helpful when planning your fun day at the parks. The GPS update from Mousesavers that I found out about through Undercover Tourist is extremely helpful when navigating throughout Orlando, I was so easy to have all the main attractions already preloaded in there. The best tip I can offer for anyone going to the parks is to go with patience. It's most of the time crowded and if there's something special there you're wanting to see, a special ride you're wanting to ride, or a special character you're wanting to see chances are there are 100's more just like you. Therefore, it's important to just keep an open mind, have patience, and just enjoy your special time at the park and you will have your turn.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 3:01 a.m. Kristin Vigil Says...

My Family LOVES Disney! I love all the great info people have shared. I have some tips I would like to share:

1 - Not only buy your tickets from undercover tourist but download the App! It worked better than the Disney App. I could take pictures of my tickets and put them right in the app. The time and info are great!!

2- We love to stay on property. The best advice is for us is to do the Extra Magic Hours. We go in ride the rides beat the crowds and then when more people get there we head back to our hotel swim, nap and relax. The night time Extra Magic Hours are fun and the temperature is much cooler!

3- If you stay in a room with a kitchen (or small fridge) we recommend WeGoShop.com! You can enter a complete shopping list. They use their store cards get the best deals and deliver your groceries to you. They even delivered, had the bellman put it in a refridgerator and had the groceries delivered to our room when we got in on CHRISTMAS DAY!!! They are inexpensive, friendly and fabulous! Since you can take things in to the park just having a case of water is amazing. My kids also do much better just being able to eat a bowl of cereal before we head in for the day.

4 - The light show on the water behind the Contemporary is really cute and happens after the fireworks in the Magic Kingdom. Its fun to watch both.

5- If you need to rent a car it is MUCH cheaper and easier to rent right there on the WDW property than from the airport. They pick you up at the hotel, take you to the rental place and will return you wherever you want to be dropped off in Disney. We take the Magical Express to and from the airport

6- If you have a little girl, I recommend buying a costume at the Disney store. Watch for their sale they go 50% off a couple times a year (Especially right after halloween) Take it with you. You can also buy a tiara for $9.99. The same one they give you in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. I buy sparkle spray and do my daughter up as a princess as many days as she wants. (I have the princess hair down) Yes we did Bibbidi Bobbidi once and it was great. But now we dont have to do it. We really liked Pirates League and truthfully it was cheaper. My son loved it.

I guess the best advice is have fun. Take it easy! If you go with the flow everything is worth it!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 2:53 a.m. Allen Says...

Thanks for the deal, would love to win this!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 2:17 a.m. melissa renkawitz Says...

Get to know the plans for every park you plan to attend, and which rides build long wait times fast. Get to park at opening times, hit those attractions in the first couple hours and then relax and enjoy the rest of your day. Downloading a good app like the one by Undercover Tourist can help you decide where to go when wait times are low.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 2:06 a.m. Andy Bruce Says...

I love undercover tourist for there awesome prices on there tickets.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 1:57 a.m. Jean Says...

I haven't bought tickets through UT yet, but plan to for our next visit!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 1:28 a.m. Marty Miller Says...

While I love all things Disney, I love finding one really cool thing to do per visit. The Pirate League is one of those things. It is just so cool to take your child to the Pirate League building and watch their transformation into a Pirate. The makeup is so fantastic and the time in the makeup chair is made fun by the enthusiastic cast members makeup artists. True, there is a charge for this one but you can adjust it to make it a little cheaper. Before you go, buy your son or daughter a 'pirate' shirt. We bought a t-shirt with a skull and crossbones on it so that when my son did the Pirate League, we didn't have the added expense of a costume and his shirt made him the perfect pirate. We were also careful to help advise my son of the makeup that would be the most comfortable for the heat. This made the day more enjoyable for my son who had his makeup on all day. The Pirate League is an experience that can't be beat!

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Jul 26, 2013 at 1:23 a.m. Kimberly P. Says...

To save a little money on snacks, pack your own (pretzels, goldfish, cheerios, etc.) in small bags and bring to the park. They have never given me a problem bringing small amounts of food into the parks. For drinks, if you're kids aren't big water drinkers, bring a water bottle and a box of the juice mix singles (Kool-Aid or Crystal Lite makes some). It will be lighter than toting juice boxes all day and you can ask for ice water at any of the food stands to refill your bottle for free.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 1:14 a.m. Alexandra Krieger Says...

Stay on Disney property! I am a single parent so the perks of staying at a Disney resort are more than I could ask for! The best transportation, purchases sent right to the room instead of carrying them around all day, staff is the best in the WORLD!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 11:35 p.m. Tanya Says...

I fill my days between trips with planning and researching all things Disney. Disney planning is my happy place. As mom to three little ones that are the perfect Disney ages, I love resources like this to help me make it extra magical.

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Jul 25, 2013 at 11:31 p.m. Brian Muller Says...

We're taking our 2.5 year old in January for the first time! Bought our tickets from undercover tourist, 10 day no expire. Should last us 3 trips :)

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Jul 25, 2013 at 11:26 p.m. Becca P Says...

My biggest tip about Disney is to always plan on spending more than you think! Whether you have a big budget or a small budget, be prepared to spend more than you anticipate. There will always be that gift you really want, some special photo/special memento or let's face it another dole whip that you want. My other piece of advice-go for those experiences/purchases that you don't plan on. Some of them really make the trip quite memorable and magical.

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Jul 25, 2013 at 11:22 p.m. Sherree' Wilkey Says...

I first took my son to WDW in 1997 when he was 6. Since them we have been more than a dozen time, which is not nearly enough. My son is 22 and he still loves to go to WDW with his mom! We will be going the first week of Aug and can't wait! Undercover Tourist is a great resource, from discount tickets to wait time app while we are there.

Excited that we have been asked to test MagicBands while we are there. Will be great to get a test run on this before four generations of our family go June 2014 to celebrate my son's college graduation. And so what does he want to do after graduating with a degree in accounting with a minor in management? He is applying to Disney's financial dept!!

What tips do I have? First, stay on site. You can't beat the convenience of returning to your room for a nap or swim to take a break and refresh for the rest of your day. Also no one can outshine Disney on quality and customer service.

Use fastpass! Every year we maximize our time by utilizing fastpass. Extra Magic hours are great! We prefer the morning hours. We arrive early and are one of the first in the park. Evening hours tend to be more crowded because everyone is already in the park. By early afternoon leave the park with morning Magic Hours. It is too crowded. This is where it is beneficial to have a park hopper ticket. Just hop on over to a park that does not offer Magic Hours.

When it comes to food don't over do it. Weigh the value of Disney Dining Plan before adding on. Sometimes it is a value, sometime it is not. We eat mostly counter service so when I did the math it came out to more than $20 per person per meal using the quick service dinning plan. We don't spend that much so it was not a value for us. Also, you can order ala carte. Fries come with sandwiches at counter service. The sandwiches are big. If you don't want the fries tell the cast member you only want the sandwich and it will save you money. Sometimes we split a counter service meal since there is so much food in them. I also order a kids meal at times. Even a kids meal is often more food than I can eat. Tortuga Tavern is my favorite place to eat at MK! I look forward to creating my own taco salad every year. I am already anticipating it in 10 days!

When traveling with children, take a break! Your kids get hot, tired and overwhelmed with all the activity. Their schedule has been thrown off. They need a break. Go back to your hotel. Have your kids swim and nap. You will need some down time yourself. When you return to the park you will all feel better and will have a much better experience.

One of our favorite things to do is resort hop. We have had a car the last 5 years which makes it easier, but you can use Disney transportation and do this also. Disney has some beautifully themed resorts. Go check them out! If you do not have a car hop the monorail from MK and explore the MK resorts. Take the boat to Ft Wilderness. From Epcot you can walk through the international gateway to explore Epcot resorts. These resorts can also be accessed by boat from Hollywood Studios. Catch a boat from Downtown Disney to visit POO resorts. Board a bus from any park to visit AK Lodge, Coronado Springs and the All Star Resorts. A bus will take you to Pop Century and a foot bridge will take you to Art of Animation.

I am an early childhood educator so you would think the last place I would want to spend my vacation is a place full of children, many of which are over tired and hot. I LOVE Disney! Every year I look forward to my Disney vacation. I am eagerly anticipating what may be my last WDW vacation with only my son. That said, I am not finished with Disney vacations. I am looking forward to watching my great-nephew next summer as he experiences WDW for the first time. I am sure it will bring back memories of the first time I took my 6 year old little boy to celebrate WDW 25th anniversary!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 11:01 p.m. Larisa Baldwin Says...

I hope I win this! It would be so great!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:44 p.m. Eulette McKneely Says...

I always come to Undercover tourist for information, ticket prices and I always tell people when I am asked where the best place to get WDW tickets is Undercover Tourist, I had a co-worker that I used to work with call me about a month ago asking me about what he needed to do to do a quick trip to WDW to take his little girl who is 7 that he and his wife adopted several years ago for her first trip to WDW it was going to have to be a quick trip because his wife is battling cancer and cant do a lot right now. So they wanted to take her and just give her an idea of what WDW really is all about and then later on when his wife is better, they are going to take her back for a long trip. But when he asked me about tickets I told him to use Undercover Tourist that they have the best prices for park tickets.

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:39 p.m. Ashley Says...

My family is the oddball - never been to Disney, we love Universal! Last time we went was the first time I bought our tickets in advance from UT, no problems whatsoever and very pleased with the discount!

My best tip for Universal is to stay on property. Sure, it's pricey, but the ease of entry to the parks and the unlimited fast-pass privileges are well worth it to me. I'm able to ride so many more times w/little to no waiting in line - which is what can really tire you out!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. Lauren Kilpatrick Says...

Go in the off times my favorite time is first week of sept to avoid big crowds and get free dining

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. marnie plunkett Says...

Hi! I'm a mom of 3 girls and a daycare provider. Im happy to say that Ive spread "Disney Fever" to all of my daycare families! When I began doing daycare 20 years ago, none of the families in my care had ever been to WaltDisney World, as the years have passed, Ive been able to share my love of DisneyWorld to all of my families, each family now to date has taken a DisneyWorld trip! Ive had the joy of giving them helpful tips and guidance , It makes me feel like Im a secret "Undercover Disney Travel Advisor"! Undercover Tourist has been a "go-to" for me for helpful tips, like the crowd calendar, awesome!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:19 p.m. Sue Says...

The best tip is finding the YouTube site with UCT. We took our son for the first time to Universal Orlando as he is a huge Harry Potter fan. But he is a little scared of rides where he has no idea what will happen. Being that none of us had ever gone there, we found the videos of the various rides to be of so much help. He ended up going on a few rides he would have never even tried. But he sat in his own house and watched the rides, he was much braver. so go on Undercover Tourist's YouTube section and explore!

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Jul 25, 2013 at 10:12 p.m. Sandy R Says...

My advice is to do some research before you go- it sure helps !

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Jul 24, 2013 at 12:29 p.m. Rachael Bronner Kaplan Says...

My family and I have been to Disney a number of times.

The most import detail that I found is that buying tickets from Under Cover Tourist the best deal. Not many places available off disocunts unless you are part of a convention or group.

A few other details that I found helpful was to be flexible because let's admit it, most of us are going back... I like booking the most important things my family wants to do first... Like the one thing my daughter wants to do is go back to the Pirate's League. My husband wants to eat at TRex in DownTown Disney....

Our last trip I made alot of dining reservations and felt that our day was dictated because of the reservation. With the new app for smart phones it makes it easier to book dining that day. I also have been told to go to Customer Service and ask for odd times, instead of 5:15, ask for 5:17... Not sure if it works but I have been told it does. I will try when we go in November.

The most important detail for planning your trip, HAVE FUN. Sometimes we get so wrapped up of running here there and everywhere to make shows or rides that we lose sight of this. I can tell you that I am definately guilty of that...

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Jul 23, 2013 at 4:27 p.m. Dave Says...

First tip, as mentioned by others, is get your tickets through Undercover Tourist. They will save you a lot of money, and if there's a problem they are quick to respond and make it right.

Second, plan your days in advance, but don't over plan. Part of the joy of going to Disney World is getting lost in the magic and following your (or your child's) heart. If you're a parent of smaller children, be ready and willing to take one for the team.

Check out MouseSavers and the Unofficial Guides for more awesome tips. I would have been lost, and spent a lot more money, without them.

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Jul 21, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. Robyn Says...

Plan ahead. Bring your own water bottles to refill at the park to stay hydrated and save money. bring snacks for the kids. Lots of things you can buy ahead of time to save money and kids will enjoy. Autograph books, toys, coloring books and pirate patches for my boys. I think by packing these items prevents the "can I have" for lots of things they will see.

Go with the flow. Get to the park early. And be realistic. We want to have a great experience. But at a day in the park, we are not going to be able to see everything.

Take breaks. Relax and hang by the pool.

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Jul 19, 2013 at 4:01 a.m. nikki Says...

buy the kids little Disney happies aka gifts from walmart/target and give them one each night when you get back that way you save money on high priced toys at the parks plus it will help you get them to head back to the hotel since they will have something to look forward too:)

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Jul 17, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. Julie Isbell Says...

the best advice I can give anyone is something we learned the hard way! DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! if you try to plan a day, it most likely won't go how you want. the only thing we plan is when to show up at a park! the rest we leave up to chance! SIT BACK, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE RIDE YOU ARE EMBARKING ON! IT'LL BE THE MOST MAGICAL EXPERIENCE EVER!

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Jul 17, 2013 at 4:06 p.m. Debbie Farr Says...

My tip is to read, read, read all you can about WDW. Soak in all the helpful tips and recommendations. I usually purchase an updated copy of Birbaum's Official Guide to WDW and read over and over and highlight important tips and information. Stay updated by visiting sites such as UnderCoverTourist, Mousesavers.com, All Ears, and a few more. You can never get too much information on WDW. Being prepared really does make the WDW experience so much more enjoyable.

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Jul 16, 2013 at 12:41 p.m. Sheila Says...

I love Disney! If you're a Disney Visa Card holder, make sure you go to EPCOT for your free 5 x 7 photo and a private character photo shoot! It's great and not many people ever seem to be there in line! It's in EPCOT at Innoventions West!

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Jul 16, 2013 at 3:22 a.m. Cathy Says...

BUY PHOTOPASS CD IN ADVANCE! Big savings and you'll have more fun finding the photographers and asking for magic shots if you have already bought the pre-paid CD of your pix. Our pix are our best souvenirs. Even without buying the disk, a great souvenir is their calendar because it fits 25 of their pictures & is low price (compared to the albums). LOVE it. Use this every time. If you go for dining where they give character photos (like Belle at Akeshus) or even Bippety Boppety Boutique, don't forget to look at the #'s on the printed photo and add them to your photo account (so you don't have to scan them to become part of your album or calendar).

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Jul 16, 2013 at 2:53 a.m. heather Says...

Planning a trip for thus summer. My best tip is to ask friends, find tip sites and read reviews.nI have been over whelmed with the amount of choices and options available.

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Jul 16, 2013 at 1:55 a.m. smittlemomma Says...

I love this idea! I would LOVE to win!! I have so many friends who have upcoming trips to Disney too, so I'll share this on Facebook! This would be such a blessing for my family!

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Jul 16, 2013 at 1:47 a.m. Jessica Says...

My tip would be to rent DVC points so you can stay in a deluxe resort for the same price (or sometimes cheaper!) of a value resort :)

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Jul 16, 2013 at 1:03 a.m. Andrea Says...

My best advice would be to plan ahead! For first-time visitors, familiarize yourself with the different parks and the rides/experiences offered. Knowing in advance what you'd like to see will help you prioritize your day.

Going to Disney doesn't have to break the bank! Regardless of what the Disney Planning DVD might say, you don't have to stay on site to have a great time. There are hundreds of lower-priced hotels in the Orlando and Kissimmee area. Staying offsite will also help save on food!

To help save on tickets, we always buy from Undercover Tourist. We have bought our tickets from Undercover Tourist for years, and I always recommend their site to friends who are planning trips. I have had many positive interactions with their customer service department, and we have always been very pleased with the prices and shipping time!

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Jul 16, 2013 at 12:57 a.m. Kathy Weeks Says...

If you are staying on property take time to enjoy the resort. Many have great pools, beaches, and special events for everyone to enjoy. Some are movies at night, camp fires even hula lessons.

Also, plan ahead before going into parks and take advantage of the fast passes especially earlier in the day for popular rides. Many rides will have long lines to wait in and "sell out" of fast passes early on. Also , look for rides that have single rider lines. You don't get to sit with a friend, but have shorter waits in line.

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Jul 16, 2013 at 12:51 a.m. Tracy Says...

My favorite way to pay for our trips is to use Disney gift cards. I can purchase them as I have the extra money anf once bought they can only be used at Disney. I love to buy them at the bjs warehouse club by us, they are sold at a bit of a discount, thus saving me a few extra dollars. And we always buy our tickets at undercover tourist, it has always been easy,

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Jul 15, 2013 at 11:34 p.m. Emil Terry Says...

I LOVE Undercover Tourist! If you have any questions they always get back to you in a timely manner, I will always use them for my WDW & Universal Trips! Planning to go back next year.

Also when you receive your tickets I advise to take a picture with your phone incase something happens if you loose them!

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Jul 12, 2013 at 3 a.m. Brian Says...

The savings don't end with WDW and USO. There are many other discounts to be had at other great attractions in central Florida and car rentals through Undercover Tourist. Not to mention all the great tips, giveaways, blogs, apps, and crowd calendars. With Undercover Tourist, you cannot go wrong!

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Jul 8, 2013 at 12:54 p.m. Liliane Opsomer Says...

The Fright Factor - Tips to avoid a melt down on rides

1. Start slow and warm up, Test your child's sensitivity to rides in the dark, Peter Pan at Magic Kingdom may work well while Stitch's Great Escape! can trigger a panic attack.

2. Be attuned to peer and parent pressure: Sometimes young children will rise above their anxiety to please parents or siblings. There is a big difference between having a good time and just mustering the courage to get through.

3. Encourage and empathize: Each of us has our own demons. Respond constructively if your child cries or is frightened by Pirates of the Caribbean. Tell them that lots of adults are scared on Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion.

4. Name of the attraction: Young children will be scared by The Twilight Zone of Terror even if they enjoyed Space Mountain.

5. Intensity of the attraction involving all senses: It's Tough to be a Bug! at the Animal Kingdom combines loud sounds, lights, smoke, animatronic insects and 3-D cinematography. For some preschoolers this is two or three sense to many. Quite frankly, I put my feet up each time as I do not like the sensation of creepy crawlers running over me.

6. Beware of the darkness: The Haunted Mansion is not a good ride to start out your young ones WDW experience.

7. Just in case - take the earplugs: For toddlers and preschoolers some attractions, live shows and fireworks are just too much.

8. Characters can be intimidating: Start off with face characters such as Jasmine, Belle or Peter Pan. Even Mickey can be scary to a 3 year old.

9. Last-minute cold feet: If your young child gets cold feet just before boarding a ride as a cast member for the exit. It is not worth the agony and tears, just try another ride.

10. Easy rides for very young kids: WDW Railroad, Dumbo, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Swiss Family Tree House, Liberty Belle Riverboat, It's a Small World, Prince Charming Regal Carousel, Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover, Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. And if all this worked well: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh & Peter Pan's Flight.

Most of all have fun, take lots of pictures and stay hydrated.

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Jul 26, 2013 at 3:20 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I agree 100%. What may seem completely unrational to you (my son REFUSED to go on It's a Small World) is still a valid fear for them. Make the suggestion but let them make the choice. There are plenty of things to do (don't forget the TiKi Room in MK) that will have them laughing out loud instead of screaming and crying without hitting every ride in the Park. And honestly, isn't that really the MOST important thing! :)

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Jul 5, 2013 at 3:33 p.m. Adam Says...

Love Undercover Tourist! Great service!

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Jul 5, 2013 at 2:49 p.m. Alison Serewko Says...

Plan, plan, plan! Especially with young kids! Leave the spontaneity for other vacations.

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Jul 5, 2013 at 2:40 p.m. lisa Says...

Pack your own water, especially in the summertime! And slow down when you are there, it will make enjoying the parks that much more special!

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