Hi there, I'm Krystel
A 28-year-old from Central New Jersey who loves Walt Disney World. I might have been the youngest Disney Vacation Club, (Disney’s version of a timeshare), owner of all time and I’ve been there more than two dozen times. I am also the author and creator of Planning The Magic.
My mission here at PTM is to make your vacation perfect and extraordinary no matter your budget.
I started Planning The Magic because of my first solo trip to Walt Disney World. I was midway through putting myself through college and currently in the college version of broke.
I have a sister, Mia, who is more than a decade younger than me, so one year I decided I was going to take her to WDW. Just me and her.
I worked every single day for 6 months as a lifeguard. 12-hour shifts, nothing less. I found every budget trick there was and got us there. We didn’t stay on site but we had a great time.
Say Hi to 10 year old Mia and my motivation.
WHAT THIS SITE IS ALL ABOUT
Now I go to Disney World at least four times a year, and it’s only possible because I’ve found every best-kept secret to save money on a Disney trip.
I’ve gone to Disney World for a weekend and barely spent a dime over $300.
I do every vacation just like this, on a budget. Because why spend money that doesn’t need to be spent?
And I share all of those tips with you here.
I do this by providing insider information and easy-to-use tools for all aspects of your vacation budget.
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I post weekly. Whether it’s about saving money at Disney World or on other awesome family travel adventures that I did on a budget.