Jun 122014
 
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Living within 2 hours of Orlando Florida we have the luxury of being able to make affordable mini trips to the theme parks.  There is no airfare costs, FL resident discounts on admission and we can get there on half a tank of gas.  Add in a Groupon deal for a hotel and we are blessed to be able to go several times a year.  I thought about writing a Disney on a budget post but there are plenty of websites and blogs with that information already, that is how we learned how to save!

This years for Mother’s Day my husband got me an annual pass to Disney World, this is great because I love going to their special events such as Star Wars Weekends which has become a Fox family tradition for the past 3 years.  We are all big Star Wars fan and while the boys haven’t been allowed to watch the movies due to their violent nature, they have enough Star Wars related toys and books to know the main characters.  Chewbacca is our favorite and we wore matching “Bacca” shirts.

We gladly stand in line to say hello to our favorite Wookie

We gladly stand in line to say hello to our favorite Wookie

Now that I no longer have to worry about pregnancy keeping me from going on rides and Zen is starting to hit the minimum height for some rides the trips to the park are even more fun!  It is amusing to see Zen becoming the adrenaline seeker of the brothers as he yells “weeeee!!!” on a ride while his older brother curls up to me complaining about it going too fast.
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We now have annual passes to Disney World, Universal Orlando and Legoland, if we get lucky and hubby gets his wish of landing a good job in the Orlando area we will get a lot of miles out of these.  Meanwhile I get to “suffer” through a summer break from theme parks (too crowded and hot) and get to look forward to our next visit in the fall.

Meanwhile I get to look forward to doing the boy’s birthday pictures this weekend (a month early because I have a Groupon for a really good price that expires soon).  Hopefully they’ll come out nice and I can share some next time.
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