How I Budgeted For My April Disney World (Dapper Day) Trip

I’m back from Disney and feeling those post-trip blues, so the only thing to do is to talk more about the trip right? I’ve heard some requests on Instagram to talk about how I budget for and pay for my various trips, so since I just did this one, I’ll use a real example and give some tips along the way. I’ll walk through each of my expenses for my trip in general and also my Dapper Day outfits in this post!

I’ll start by talking about the trip basics/essentials – flight, hotel, transportation, park tickets – and then go into expenses while I’m on the trip and end with the cost of my Dapper Day outfits.


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Your Guide to Dapper Day 2019 at Disney World

It’s almost here – the weekend of Dapper Day at Disney World is only a few days away now and soon, park-goers will put on their best outfits and spend the day taking pictures, meeting other dapper folks, and having a magical day. For many, this is the best weekend at Disney. For newcomers, this can be daunting and for your average tourist who has no idea this is happening, this can be completely shocking.

So I’ve written this post to serve as your guide to everything you need to know about Dapper Day so you can be the most prepared and have the most fun. If you’ll be in the parks, seek me out because I’ll be there too!


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5 Marvel Movies You Need to Watch Before Watching Avengers Endgame

It’s almost time. Time to do whatever it takes to avenge the fallen and stop Thanos – if that’s even possible. Avengers: Endgame comes out on Thursday, April 25th and the world is anxiously waiting to see what is packed into those 3 hours and 2 minutes (yes, it’s that long).

There’s lots of talk about re-watching and getting caught up on the past Marvel movies before the new movie comes out. Some are doing full re-watches of the entire timeline (myself included), and others are just going back through their favorites. Obviously watching all of the movies is a great idea any time, but time is running out at this point and you also may not want to invest in getting some you don’t already own.

So, if you want to watch the essential movies that will provide the most context and help you understand what is likely to happen in Endgame, I’ve got you covered. Of course this is all based on Infinity War and what is expected to happen/continue; Marvel could throw us off and change this up on us once the movie is out.

These 5 movies will help you understand the state of things currently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, know the relationships that exist, and get to know key players in the movie.


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Review of Every Marvel Movie in Timeline Order (Best Order to Watch Marvel)

March Madness is over, and we’re in full Marvel Madness mode now. It’s been Avengers this and Thanos that for the past several weeks (I’m just as guilty of this as anyone) in anticipation of Avengers: Endgame.

To prepare for the movie myself, I decided to watch every move in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and do it in timeline order. It’s about two days worth of movies if watched back to back with no breaks. I took a month (mid-March to mid-April, mostly watching the movies on weekends).

I actually bought all the movies I didn’t already own (most of them) on Amazon to do this. It cost me nearly $300 to do it and I have no regrets. Watching every movie was exactly what I needed to do to get even more hyped about the upcoming Endgame movie and the future of the MCU.


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Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Fall/Holiday Disney World Trip in 2019

There’s not a bad time to go Disney World, but there are certainly are times that are better than others. The Fall and Holiday seasons are those times for me – and I combine them together intentionally because one season rolls right into the next from late August till the new year.

This year, that roll over and transition will feel even more quick and it makes planning a trip to see multiple seasons and events super easy. This post will go over all the details, dates, and advice you need to know as you start planning your trips for the end of 2019.

This post includes the following events:

  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Fall Decorations at Disney World
  • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal
  • Illuminations/Epcot Forever Closing/Opening Dates
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
  • Christmas/Holiday Decorations at Disney World
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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