PlanningTheMagic Turns 1!

disney on a budget

It seems like yesterday that I finally found it in me to create this website.  It has been a long and hard journey but every bit rewarding.

I started Planning The Magic because when I was halfway through college, I managed to take myself and little sister to Disney World for a huge bargain.  After that trip, every member of my family and their friends/co-workers/acquaintances have pulled me aside to ask me how I did it.

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If I have these tricks, why wouldn’t I help everyone that I could?  I do not come from a well-off family, in fact, we were middle-class for most of my life until one day we hit rock bottom.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t deserve an amazingly magical trip to Disney World.

Everyone deserves that, don’t you think?

So I created my site and my eBook to help as many people as possible.

Top Posts for the Year

50 Tips for doing Disney on a Budget

25 Disney Souvenirs For Any Budget

21 Experts Reveal Their Best Kept Disney Vacation Secrets

Why Disney on a Budget is Important

 

Thank Yous

I wouldn’t be here without the support of many bloggers and podcasters out there.  Just know that my gratitude is immeasurable.  With that, I’d like to point a few out.

I can’t say enough to thank Kimberly from Fit Disney Mom.  From showing me to be in as many blogger groups as possible, guest posting opportunities, helping with ways to monetize, etc.  You name it and she probably told me to do it. I wouldn’t be half as successful without your advice.

MouseScouts Podcast for our amazing chat but the incredible refinement of my logo.  You rock!

Hannah from Eat Drink and Save Money for opening the door to Facebook groups, giving me one of my first guest post opportunities, always giving me tidbits of advice, and the chance to contribute to Beautiful Budget Life

Janice from An Open Suitcase for doing a giveaway of my eBook, becoming an affiliate, and always being open to help.

Points to Neverland because we are on this journey together.

Many more have helped me with advice here and there.  Thank you, you have no idea how much those words meant to me and my site.

Final Words

Here’s to another year of hard work and helping people have that dream vacation.

Here’s me taking photos for the site

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Remember to always be helpful and spread the joy and magic that Disney gives us all.

 

47 thoughts on “PlanningTheMagic Turns 1!

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    Congratulations on your first year with your site! I’ve been a regular visitor and love all the information you have to offer. I will actually be going to Disney World in Summer 2018 and can’t wait to use all the tips you’ve shown! Can’t wait to continue learning about how to save money on the best place to go on vacation! Again, congrats!

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      I’m glad you find PTM helpful. Have fun on your trip!

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    Oh wow! Time really flies when you’re having fun! Happy Anniversary to your wonderful blog and I wish you more years of never ending success!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    1 year! Congrats that such a huge accomplishment! You have wonderful tips when traveling some that I’m very excited to use soon!

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    Congrats on your 1st year – we can’t wait to plan our Disney trip, we want to go really soon.

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    Congrats on your one year anniversary! I so agree that everyone deserves a trip to Disney World. I didn’t get to go the first time until my honeymoon when I was 24, but have been back many times since then as well as to Disneyland. There is truly no place like Disney. Wishes for many more successful years to your blog!

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    WhooOOoOo! Congrats on your blogiversary! Yay to all of your hard work and for helping others save money and enjoy Disney!

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    How awesome?! Congrats on making it a year. Such a cool thing. I just started over at Kitchen Cents and am so excited to get to that 1st year mark.

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    Congratulations on our first blogiversary. Here’s to many more. And what a fun giveaway. I’m always looking for ways to save, especially at Disney.

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    Congratulations for one year! I used a lot of your tips on our own Disney vacation and we had such a good time, we are planning a second. Thank you!

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    Happy blog birthday! That is such an exciting milestone. It’s neat to hear about how your blog has grown!

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    Happy birthday! One year is a big deal … too many bloggers give up before that one year mark. Great work!!

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    Happy Blog-versary! It’s always fun to celebrate blog anniversaries with giveaways!

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    Happy one year blogiversary! Disney is one of our favorite places. We live 8 hours from there and try to get there as much as possible.

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    Woo hoo! Congrats on your one year anniversary! And you are right, no matter what your financial situation, everyone should be able to enjoy Disney once in a while!

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    Congrats on 1-yr of blogging. Amazing accomplishment. Your site is so needed. As much as I love Disney it has become super expensive. Any tips to make it more affordable is always needed.

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    Aww happy 1 year and to many more. It’s such an accomplishment and also following your ambitions as well as being able to help others.

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    Happy 1 Year Blogversary!! I love that you thanked people who made a difference! That is a great kindness! Cheers to another year!

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    Awe so exciting to take a moment to recognize the anniversary of something you pour your heart into. I started mine on my first cancerversary so I would a) remember the blogversary b) have a “fresh start”. I treat it very much like my New Years Eve!

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    Congratulations for your 1 year Blogversary! You share wonderful and useful information about Disney. It’s great to know how bloggers help and support each other.

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    Congrats and happy one year anniversary of your blog!! That is so exciting and I bet you are so proud. My one year will be coming up in May and I’m sure it will be an exciting milestone.

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    Congratulations on turning one! A lot of people would have given up by now, but you have stuck with it and that shows that you are determined to succeed.

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    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary!! I know a lot of folks who could use your helpful tips and will definitely send them your way. Here’s to another great year!

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    I’ve always heard of ways of going to Disney on a budget but have never done it. I went one when I was six and remember it being a big deal for my parents. jajaja. I’m not sure I remember much. Great idea to do a blog about it.

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    Congratulations on your first year! Also, releasing an eBook is amazing. It’s such a good resource for people to use 🙂 x

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    Congrats on your blogiversary! I’ve loved your Disney posts. They were so helpful in planning our Disney trip.

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    Sounds like this has been a great year for you. We loved Disney Land. I’m so glad I found your blog. You offer so many amazing tips.

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    We look forward to being able to go on a disney adventure and hopefully on a cruise too someday. I am happy for your accomplishments and big congrats are in order for your blogversary.

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    I honestly can’t believe you’ve only been up for a year! It feels like you’ve shared so much with the world about Disney! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

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