Frequently Asked Questions

You may think your question is new, but there’s a good likelihood someone else has asked it. Be sure to check out the extensive Disney Frequently Asked Questions pages listed below!

Disney Frequently Asked Questions About Specific Topics

Frequently Asked Questions About the Site in General

How can I access MouseSavers.com from my smartphone?

Accessing MouseSavers.com on a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, etc.) makes it convenient to look up tips and tricks, check on dining discounts, see what events are happening during your vacation, and lots more. This site works perfectly on any phone that allows you to access the Internet. Just fire up your phone’s Web browser and navigate to MouseSavers.com!

If you’d like to have a MouseSavers icon on your phone that will take you directly to the site, here’s how:

iPhone

  1. Open Safari and navigate to MouseSavers.com.
  2. Click on the + symbol at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Add to Home Screen.

That’s it! An icon with a red M on a yellow background will appear on your iPhone. If you touch the icon, the site will launch instantly.

Android

  1. Navigate to MouseSavers.com on your phone’s default browser.
  2. Bookmark the page.
  3. Go to your home screen and do a “long hold” on an empty space to bring up the menu.
  4. Select shortcut.
  5. Select bookmark.
  6. Pick the MouseSavers bookmark.

Windows Phone

  1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to MouseSavers.com.
  2. Tap the … symbol at the bottom of the screen to bring up the menu.
  3. Select Pin to Start.

That’s it! A thumbnail of the MouseSavers home page will appear on your start screen. If you tap the tile, the site will launch.

Blackberry

Install the MouseSavers Blackberry Browser Launcher. It works for BlackBerry handheld software version 4.2.0 and up.

Choose one of the following installation methods:

If you need help, please go here. (We used BBLauncher to create the files above.)

How can I contact Disney with a comment or complaint?

We don’t work for Disney, so please don’t send your complaints to us — it’s just a waste of your time. You can make your feelings known to Disney through online forms:

How can I support your site?

Next time you’re shopping for anything Disney online, please consider clicking through from a link on MouseSavers.com (there’s a shopping mall on the site). Some of the shopping links (as well as links to rental car companies, hotel chains, online travel agencies, etc.) are “referral links” aka “affiliate links.” When you click on one and buy something, we get a small commission from the linked site for referring you. That’s how we keep MouseSavers.com going financially.

For a full disclosure of my marketing policies, please click here.

I can see a deal or offer on your site, but there is no link to click on.

When you visit MouseSavers.com, are some links not showing up in the text? Are words missing from sentences?

The reason is that something is blocking a link that would normally appear as a highlighted word or phrase. That’s bad for you because you’re not seeing our site the way we designed it. Also, it may be hard to read the text, because words will be missing. Most importantly, you’re missing out on some great deals, because you can’t click on them.

It’s also bad for the future of MouseSavers.com. Most of the time, the blocked links are “referral links.” When you click on one and buy something, we get a very small commission from the linked site for referring you. That’s how we keep our site going financially.

This problem with blocked links is not specific to our site, by the way. If you have the problem on this site, you’ll have the same problem on many sites.

Here are some solutions:

1. Usually the problem is caused by pop-up blockers and/or banner blockers. Even though we have NO pop-up ads or banners on this site, this kind of software sometimes also blocks referral links.

To see our site properly, you’ll probably have to turn off the ad blocking. Some software has an “allow” or “trusted site” list, and you can add MouseSavers.com to that. (You may also have to add linksynergy.com and qksrv.net to the list. These are the two main referral link providers.)

Think you don’t have a pop-up or ad blocker on your computer? You might be very surprised! The biggest offenders are:

2. “Scumware” and “spyware” programs can actually overwrite links on the sites you visit. You may be totally unaware that these programs are being installed on your computer. They hitch a ride when you visit certain sites, or they misrepresent themselves as “fun” programs to download. It is a smart idea to install a free program called AdAware on your computer and run it occasionally to get rid of these programs.

Are these deals for real? Where do you get them?

Yes, the deals are for real. Check out the Testimonials page to read just a few of the thousands of emails we’ve received from real people who have saved real money!

MouseSavers.com has also been mentioned as a major source of Disney discounts in many publications, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, USA Today, FamilyFun magazine, Southern Living magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and PassPorter Guide to Walt Disney World. You can see a full list of press and guidebook mentions here.

The Walt Disney World resort codes come from legitimate published sources such as Disney newspaper advertisements, faxes sent to travel agents by Disney, Disney websites, etc.

Preferred hotel deals at Walt Disney World are a result of direct negotiations we’ve conducted with the hotels.

Many of the merchandise deals on MouseSavers are exclusive offers we have negotiated with the merchant, and are not available anywhere else.

Why don’t you offer information for Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney) or Hong Kong Disneyland?

Actually, we do have that information here on MouseSavers.com. You probably just overlooked the link titled “Other Disney Vacations.” Check it out!

I have a disability or health issue and may need special accommodations. How can I get more information?

Here are three great resources for anyone with a disability or special need who plans to visit one of the Disney theme parks:

  1. Teri’s Disney Travelers’ Disability FAQ – a wonderful FREE resource for those with disabilities (and their friends and family) who are planning a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Lots of great links to additional information, too.
  2. Disney’s official information (in English) for Walt Disney World, Disneyland (California), Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney Resort.
  3. PassPorter’s Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line (formerly titled PassPorter’s Walt Disney World for Your Special Needs) is very useful for many people planning a vacation at Disney World. Among the special needs it covers are hearing and visual impairments, mobility issues, ADHD, autism, dietary issues such as allergies and vegetarianism, many medical conditions, pregnancy/breast-feeding, size (tall/big) and age (infants and seniors).

Must I live in the US to use the discounts listed on MouseSavers.com?

In general, no. Although we live in the US and gather the information here, almost all of the Disney travel discounts on MouseSavers.com are available to anyone, regardless of nationality. People from around the world visit this site and use the information provided.

The travel agency we recommend, Small World Vacations, gladly works with clients around the globe, although the agents speak only English. They have worked with many MouseSavers.com readers from the UK, Canada and Australia, as well as other countries.

Some companies we mention on this site may not ship outside the US, or may not offer special deals outside the US. A few only allow those with a US address to sign up for their programs.

Prices are given in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Be aware that we use the American format when abbreviating dates: for example, 3/4/06 indicates March 4, 2006.

Does Disney ever offer special discounts for Canadians?

Not often, but occasionally. In the past, when the exchange rate was much less favorable for Canadians, Disney occasionally offered “at par” specials on vacation packages, hotel rooms and tickets, for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, particularly in the off-season.

You can visit Disney.ca and click on the Special Offers tab to see any current deals specific to Canadians, but 99% of the time the offers are the same as those distributed in the US. Sometimes the Canadian offer will have a different discount code, but otherwise it will be identical to the US offer.

Canadians can book the US offers. The Disney specialist travel agency we recommend, Small World Vacations, gladly works with clients around the globe. They have many clients from Canada.

Does Disney ever offer special discounts for visitors from the UK and Ireland?

Yes. Disney sometimes offers special deals for visitors from the UK and Ireland on holiday packages, hotel rooms and tickets for Walt Disney World. To see more information on Walt Disney World offers for visitors from the UK and Ireland, click here.

In addition, UK residents can book the US offers. The Disney specialist travel agency we recommend, Small World Vacations, gladly works with clients around the globe. They have many clients from the UK and Ireland. Unfortunately they cannot book UK-specific offers, but sometimes the American offers are a better deal. It’s also worth noting that the US vacation package offers have much more advantageous cancellation and change policies than the UK holiday package offers.