Here are the tips I promised to Good Day Alabama viewers as well as a look at the show if you missed it. I hope they help you have a fabulous trip to your favorite theme park!

Theme Park Tips
Walt Disney World in Orlando
Tickets – the more days you buy the more you save so the Magic Your Way tickets are the best deal.
Park Hoppers are the way to go so if a park is really full, you can leave and enjoy another one.
Staying on property gets you extra hours in the parks.
Get fast passes early in the day for must rides and arrive early.
Most people tend to run late so getting there a little early may get you some extra rides.

Tinker Bell Greets Magic Kingdom Guests at Town Square Theater

Food is one of the biggest costs at Disney. Here are some great ways to save money.

Magic Your Way Package with Dining Plan for 2014
Available only with vacation packages that include accommodations at a Disney-owned-and-operated hotel plus at least a 1-day theme park ticket per person, Disney’s Magic Your Way plus Dining Plan Package for 2014 is a convenient and affordable way to experience many of the unique Disney dining locations found across the Walt Disney World Resort.

The additional cost (on top of a regular Magic Your Way package) is $60.64 (tax included) per night per adult or junior (ages 10-17), $19.23 (tax included) per night for children (ages 3-9). For example, a guest with a length of stay of 3-nights/4-days who books Disney’s Magic Your Way Package with the Dining Plan would receive three table service meals, three counter service meals, and three snacks per person, for their stay. These meals and snacks can be used at any time during your stay, in any order.

2014 FREE dining dates are listed below:
Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels:
•Aug 31 through Oct 3, 2014
•Oct 26 through Nov 1, 2014
•November 9 through November 20, 2014
•Dec 12 through Dec 23, 2014

Select Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels:
•Aug 31 through Oct 2, 2014
•Oct 26 through Nov 1, 2014
•Nov 9 through Nov 20, 2014
•Dec 12 through Dec 23, 2014

Select Disney Moderate Resort Hotels:
•Aug 31 through Sep 13, 2014
•Sep 23 through Sep 26, 2014
•Nov 20, 2014
•Dec 12 through Dec 23, 2014

Select Disney Value Resort Hotels:
•Aug 31 through Sep 20, 2014
•Oct 30 through Nov 1, 2014
•Nov 20, 2014
•Dec 12 through Dec 23, 2014

Package Includes:
•6-night non-discounted room stay
•7-day non-discounted theme park ticket
•Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan (if you book a select Value Resort) or Disney Dining Plan (if you book a select Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort)

Important Details:
•The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
•Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
•Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use.

Offer Restrictions:
•Advance reservations required.
•Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
•Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas.
•Children ages 3-9 must choose from children’s menu, if available.

**Book through August 8, 2014**

To book by phone, call (407) 939-7709† and speak with a vacation planning expert or call your local travel agent. Also, visit

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
•September is best time to visit.
•Get the Express Passes to ensure riding your favorite attractions.
•Late afternoons are quieter.
•Purchase the meal plan for cheaper food.
•Check the HOT DEALS button on Universal’s web site listed below.
•As with Disney, if you purchase souvenirs and are staying on property, you can have your packages delivered right to your room.
•Check out the brand new family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort ( for specials and affordable rates!


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Six Flags over Georgia
•Discount tickets options are plentiful from the COKE CAN DEALS to AAA discounts. Many credit unions offer discounted tickets, and check with your work’s HR department, as well as local entertainment guides.
•Best tips: arrive early and head to the back of the park and work your way forward. Eat at odd times to avoid lines.

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Theme Park Bargain of the Summer – Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Water Park in Santa Claus, Indiana
•Two parks for one admission.
•Free soft drinks.
•Free sunscreen.
•Free WiFi.
•Free parking.
•Accommodations are very reasonable (campground at Lake Rudolf or hotel at Santa’s Lodge).
•Reasonably priced food.
•Special menus for those with food allergies.
•In 2013, USA Today proclaimed Splashin’ Safari to be the Best Water Park in the USA.
•TIME magazine named The Voyage the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster in America.
•Buy your tickets online and print before you go to save money and time. Tickets are available at the discounted price of $39.95 (reg. $44.95) for General Admission and $34.95 (reg. $36.95) for Guests-under-54″ and Seniors (60+). Children ages two and younger get in free.


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