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WDW Reservation Finder

You've gotten your reservations for WDW. You woke up early (or maybe not), and did your best, and... you're dissapointed.

...because you didn't get what you want.

Ugh!!!! But WDW is where your dreams come true, right? Sure! My favorite website- touringplans.com - has released a new tool called reservation finder.

1st things 1st- they say its free, but I can't figure out how to use it without logging into my pay account. Previous posts discuss why you should just pay to use the website and app in general, so I'll skip that here. What does reservation finder do?

It searches for reservations you want and TEXTS you! when they open up! AND IT WORKS.

Here's the catch- it only looks for 2 reservations at a time, and then alerts you (and anyone else who signed up for it) when the reservation is open. Then it stops searching.

So when you miss the text or don't log in to the WDW app fast enough.... you have to start over. A little frustrating, but all you do is clic…

DVC Rental Walk Through

Ok, friend. I told you there was a cheaper, better way to go to WDW, but it didn't seem true. So I just told you to go read this blog post. Its cool, we can do this together.

I love the Deluxe Resort Hotels at Disney World. If I am spending that much on a vacation, I want to stay somewhere nice! Somewhere super close to the parks! Somewhere that is so nice it makes me relax.

But I'm also super cheap. I refuse to pay retail on anything, and 75% of my wardrobe is consignment. How can I get my love of resort hotels to match my cheapskate being?

RENT Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Points.

Stay with me. This isn't scary.

There is a timeshare section of Walt Disney World. For those with a lot of mullah (or not scared to take on a lot of debt), they buy a timeshare at WDW.  Years ago I bought another timeshare somewhere else, and we won't go into it here, but.... don't do it. The math doesn't work.

But sometimes people that own through the Vacation Club don't go to WD…

WDW Week before Christmas

Having a daughter in Kindergarten has opened my family to a new thing; vacations dependent on the school calendar. Where as pre-kid life meant that my husband and I would avoid times that families travel, now we are one of THOSE families.



So we decided to attempt a "Disney PRO" feat: going to WDW the week before Christmas. For your reference, this is a "red" week at Disney World, and the 3rd busiest week of the year for them. We are talking CROWDS people. And while I love Disney, I hate crowds. Why even consider it then?

Because I love a challenge.

Word of warning: if you have never been to WDW, I'm just going to put this out there- I would not recommend having your first trip to WDW be a red week. Like Christmastime. Or July 4th, or Thanksgiving week. There are 48 other weeks to take a first trip, and you should do it.

But if you've been at least once, you can do this! All you need is a plan.

I of course, read and read my favorite blogs (see my Disney plan…