Author Archive for Amanda Major

What Does Your Disney Princess Want For Christmas? Jewelry!

By Amanda of Disney’s Cheapskate Princess. Christmas will soon be here, and what is the one thing almost all Disney Princesses love? Jewelry! If you can’t make it to Disney for the holidays, then just take a peak at five of…

Spending Christmas Holidays at Disney World? Prepare Your Kids For This…

By Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess. Debates will rage as to when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World. I am a public high school teacher, so it’s hard for me to play hookey and travel to Orlando while school…

Do You Have a Favorite Child to Bring On a Disney Vacation?

By Amanda from  Disney’s Cheapskate Princess. While I got dressed for work as a public high school teacher one morning this week, I listened to an interesting story on NBC’s The Today Show. Today Moms’ editor Rebecca Dube blogged about it…

One of the Most Fabulous Disney World Souvenirs? How About a T-shirt!

By Amanda from Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com. I save money for Disney vacations all year ’round.  I have dreams at night of standing in resort gift shops, shopping bags in my hand, and my Disney Rewards Visa is not yet maxed…

Do the Memories of Disney Vacations Shape the Lives of Our Children?

By Amanda from Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com I witnessed a proposal at the Magic Kingdom in early June, sitting quietly beside my three teen/pre-teen age children waiting for the Magic, Memories, and You! show to begin.  It reminded me that love is precious,…

Kids Want to Do This on Vacation, But Will You Let Them?

Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com Kids want to do this on vacation, but chances are, you will not give them all the time they want. Why? Because Disney vacations are expensive, sometimes over-whelming, and time spent here equals money you think…

When Do You Tell The Kids You are Headed to Disney World?

By Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com Every time the Disney commercial comes on TV with unsuspecting kids opening a pizza box announcing a trip to Disney, I tear up. I tear up at any Disney commercial, but that’s beside the point. …

How to Celebrate a Birthday at Disney World…Disney Moms Style!

Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com A while back, I became intrigued with the idea of celebrating a birthday at Disney World. I asked The Disney Moms fans on Facebook just what they did to celebrate birthdays with The Mouse, and their really…

Should You Moms Pay For One of These at Disney World for Some Peace and Romance?

Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com Never once did the idea of paying a babysitter at Disney World enter my mind. Not even once. But I sort of vacation like a kid myself. I stay up crazy late, I eat cupcakes and…

Kids Want to Do This On Vacation. Do You Have What It Takes to Make It?

Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess.com I think as parents, knowing how expensive a Disney vacation can be, we tend to over-plan our days. I also believe this is somewhat perfectly reasonable. Disney vacations are quite expensive. Most of us save for a…