Did you know that Tinker Bell comes to visit every night at Disney and leaves gifts?! Well guess what, she does! This is just one of the ways my husband and I save money when we go to Disney. We go often so we have to be a bit crafty!

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So, this is how it works in our family…

Mama has a stash of goodies, Disney goodies of course, that my kids admire throughout the year . When they go on sale at Target or Walgreens I swoop them up and save them for our Disney vacation. The week before we go on our Disney vacation, I wrap each one of them in tissue paper with “pixie dust” inside. (Just confetti I find at the Dollar Tree.) Each child gets one Tinker Bell gift a day. Usually Tinker Bell finds me at the parks during the day, alone of course, and gives me their gifts. We give them to the kids in the room that night. And voila, happy kiddos!

Save Money

Add A Bit Of Pixie Dust To Your Next Disney VacationThis saves so much money for us! We still get the “I wants” and “I needs” but all we have to say is “you know what, Tinker Bell brought you that Belle Doll you have been admiring for quite a while. Let’s play with her a bit longer and see if you still want it at the end of our trip.” Usually they forget and then we are home-free! Sometimes that doesn’t work, but that’s a different story for a different blog. Maybe we should write one called: Magic Meltdowns and Beyond at Disney. Oh, that one would be good! A section for the kiddos meltdowns and, of course, a section all about the adult meltdowns too. I mean, I wouldn’t know about those. I’ve just heard about them. (Snark, snark)

This seems to help our budget quite a bit, but it’s also so much fun for the kids. They look forward to it, especially our six-year-old. (The twins are still kinda figuring things out.) They still get the things they would like to have but at half, sometimes even less, of the cost. I’m always scoping out the deals.

(Update: The kiddos are now 9, 6, and 6. Each one of them LOVES getting Tinker Bell gifts and looks forward to it!)

Extra Tip

We also like to give Disney gift cards for Christmas, Easter or birthdays so they can spend “their own money”. That is always a big hit for our oldest!

Does Tinker Bell visit you at Disney? Let us know how your family does Tinker Bell gifts! I won’t tell!!!!

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Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of WaltExpress.com, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at www.AmandaMiddleton.me
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