Planning the perfect Disney vacation and picking the right credit card to help you get there takes a bit of planning. We’ve put together a few different tools to help you with that process.

Hotel Maps

If you’re a visual person, you’ll love our maps. We’ve color coded the hotels—if you’ve got your eye on the Hilton HHonors Surpass Amex, you’ll be able to easily find all the Hilton hotels we like in the area. We’ve also added the amount of points each hotel charges and an average cash cost per night based on our sample bookings. You’ll not only find hotels around Disney World and Disneyland, we’ve added a map with great places to stay on an extended Southern California vacation and one for those who are considering a road trip to Disney World.

Vacation Planning Tips

Planning the perfect Disney vacation, unlike other destinations, takes a fair bit of planning. Although you can just show up and have a great time, a little preparation can go a long way to making sure have a memorable experience (in a good way). We’ve put together our Top 10 planning tips to help you have the best trip possible.

Point Values

Credit card companies make it fairly easy to figure out how many points you’ll earn with your card, but knowing what kind of value you’ll get when you redeem those points is not always easy to figure out. If you’re like most people and assume that a point with one airline or hotel will be about the same as another, you’re in for a big surprise. We’ve done all the leg work to make it easier for you by compiling the approximate value you can anticipate getting when you redeem your points.