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mickey Hi everyone. My name is Jessie and I am new to the WDW for Grownups forums. My husband and I are planning on spending our honeymoon at Walt Disney World in February 2014. I really want to make sure that we have the best honeymoon ever because we were unable to have a wedding because of his deployment to Afghanistan. When he returns we will have been married for almost year but I still consider this our honeymoon since we have spent so much of our first year of marriage apart. We are planning on staying at Shades of Green when we go and using the salute to the military tickets for the park. I've been to Disney many times as a child but I haven't been since I was a senior is high school which was about 5 years ago. I have never planed a trip like this and I could really use some great advice on how to make this the most magical honeymoon (on a budget) ever!!

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Jessie

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Hi there. My Son just returned from the sandbox and very similar to your story as he deployed within a few days of marriage. I'm glad you are finally getting to go on a honeymoon. Disneymoon here you come! How exciting!

yay yay yay

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Hello Jessie and welcome to our forum. You have come to the right place to have your questions answered. Please relay my sincere thanks to your hubby for his service.

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Well hello Jessie and welcome to a WDWForGrownups! First off let me say thank you for husbands service and you support for him. Next congrats on getting married and your up coming honeymoon at WDW!

Well I'm not one for doing WDW on a budget, so I'm no good to you there, but there are plenty of people here that can help! Once again welcome

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Hi Jessie and Welcome! stars

I can't wait to hear about your plans...let us know how we can help!!

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Hey there and welcome! So glad you found us! You will definitely enjoy it here!

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Have you checked to see if they offer any kind of deals on food at Shades of Green? At Disney resorts you can get a dining plan but sometimes the other resorts like Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin will offer something for Disney dining. You still get the extra magic hours benefit. If you don't feel like taking the bus, you can always walk to the Polynesian and take the monorail to MK or Epcot. You could take Disney buses from the Polynesian if you wanted.

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Hi and welcome Thank you so much to you and your hubby for his service and congrats on your upcoming honeymoon!

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welcome

I, too, want to say thank you to you and your husband. Congratulations on your wedding and upcoming Disneymoon.

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Welcome!! Thanks to your husband for serving our country. Your Disneymoon sounds great. Staying at SoG is an awesome way to do Disney on a budget. If you haven't been there before, it's a nice resort, clean, HUGE rooms, and you get the perks of being at Disney. You'll find a lot of good tips on here about doing Disney on a budget...I think food is where they really get you, but you'll find lots of tips on here on how to get the best bang for your buck!

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Have you checked to see if they offer any kind of deals on food at Shades of Green? At Disney resorts you can get a dining plan but sometimes the other resorts like Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin will offer something for Disney dining. You still get the extra magic hours benefit. If you don't feel like taking the bus, you can always walk to the Polynesian and take the monorail to MK or Epcot. You could take Disney buses from the Polynesian if you wanted.

They don't - and you really wouldn't want that anyway as the food is not that great. Will fill your tummy, but definitely not Disney quality food. That being said, the food is much cheaper than Disney and there are certain commodities that are not taxed. I can't remember if food is one of them, but certain things you buy in the sundries shop aren't taxed b/c it's USMIL property.

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So excited for you and hubby! clapping

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Welcome Jessie!! clapping clapping clapping I would recommend making sure Disney is aware of your situation and you get honeymoon buttons! Thanks to your husband for his service, one of many true heros yay yay yay

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Hi Jessie! Glad you found us, and congratulations on your upcoming Disneymoon! My hubby and I celebrated our honeymoon in WDW in 2009. It was truly a magical experience! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

Special thanks to your husband for his service!

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JMUDukz wrote:
Mandy wrote:
Have you checked to see if they offer any kind of deals on food at Shades of Green? At Disney resorts you can get a dining plan but sometimes the other resorts like Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin will offer something for Disney dining. You still get the extra magic hours benefit. If you don't feel like taking the bus, you can always walk to the Polynesian and take the monorail to MK or Epcot. You could take Disney buses from the Polynesian if you wanted.

They don't - and you really wouldn't want that anyway as the food is not that great. Will fill your tummy, but definitely not Disney quality food. That being said, the food is much cheaper than Disney and there are certain commodities that are not taxed. I can't remember if food is one of them, but certain things you buy in the sundries shop aren't taxed b/c it's USMIL property.

No I didn't mean SOG food. Swan and Dolphin one year gave those who stayed there for their Disney vacation like $200-$300 in vouchers to eat on Disney property since they didn't have the Disney dining plan. I wasn't sure if SOG did the same or not. I don't think the Swan and Dolphin do that any more.

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I'm late to the party - Hi NerdyJess! Welcome!

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welcome Jessie. I hope you and your husband enjoy a wonderful honeymoon in Disneyworld yay

As for Disneyworld on a budget, my husband and I are annual pass holders, and we go to Disneyworld often, on a budget. The easiest ways to save a little money at Disneyworld are:

1.WATER: Bring your own bottles of water and ask for a large cup of ice from anywhere that sells fountain drinks. Most of the stores in Disneyworld sell bottle holders that you attach to your belt loop. My husband wears two! One bottle of water=two large cups of ice water. Believe me, this $ adds up when you are spending $2.50-$3.00 per bottle in the parks. You can get an entire six pack for $2.50 at a grocery store.

2.PONCHOS: February isn't our typical rainy season in Florida, but it still sometimes rains. I buy ponchos from walmart for .88cents and throw them away after we use them. Ponchos in the park are $12-$20 a piece and you have to carry around a wet poncho when it's done raining.

3.FOOD: A lot of the posts on this site are about Disney dining. My husband and I don't usually eat more than one large meal in the parks, or on property because if we did we wouldn't be able to afford to visit as often as we do. If you have your own car, and if you were willing, you could leave the parks for one meal a day and go somewhere very cheap(i.e., cici's pizza, McDonalds's etc...) I know that this is nowhere near as fun as eating in the parks, but we really don't care where we eat. Also, I keep snacks in my purse for during the day and we get food(usually a pizza) to take back to our hotel room at night. For some people, eating in the parks is very important or they have a free Disney dining plan with their resort. So this may or may not be a good tip for you.

I appreciate so much what your husband does for our country and what you, as his wife, do to support him so that he can protect our country. Thank you both clapping

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Thank you all so much for all of the support for my husband and all the amazing tips it really means a lot. Does any one know how the weather is in Orlando around February? I have only ever been to Disney in the summer months so I'm not sure how the weather is in the off season.

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I love the weather in February. Smile I wear jeans and short sleeves during the day and bring a sweater for the evening.

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The weather in February is gorgeous! Low to mid 70's during the day w/ a low warm breeze and cooler at night. Some nights it is in the low 50's and other nights it stays in the low 60's. Jeans and t shirts during the day and a hoodie at night. That's what I pack every February(which is our favorite month to go to Disneyworld because the weather is beautiful awesome )
We go every February at least once yay

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Still bring sunscreen in February. I got burnt the first day of February this year.

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Welcome a bit late! Congrats to you both. mickey

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welcome nerdyjessy and I would like to take the opportunity to thank your husband for his service and for your sacrifice.

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Hey, NerdyJess!

We're glad you're here!

AnnielovesDisney offered up some GREAT tips! One of our favorites is to bring in water bottles and either Dasani Drops or some Crystal Light mix to blend in for when plain water gets blah. Also, when you're refilling from the taps, Orlando water can taste a little funky sometimes, so the flavor helps a bit!

You're going to have a GREAT time. I love how you made your husband's Mickey camouflage! Please tell him "thank you" for his willingness to serve!