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Think about it, the average family cannot afford a Disney World Vacation. Many families save for years for this trip. So it is very important to get the most for your money! These Disney World tips are designed to get the most bang for your buck! Take what works for you.
Disney World Tips – 10 Ways to Save on a Disney World Vacation
On to my favorite way to save on Disney trip! Remember if you are Florida resident you can also get a ticket discount!
#1. Find alternative routes to buying tickets.
To put this simply. You do not need to buy tickets from Disney. Find another route, unless you enjoy paying full price for tickets.
Are you a military family? Make sure you check out the Armed Forces Salute! They offer great discounts on Disney world vacations for military members and their families. Also military can get a discount at the Shades of Green Disney resort.
If you are not a military family then you can check out Destination in Florida for discount tickets. They have whole packages and even packages on Disney cruises!
#2. Don’t go to Disney Resorts to stay.
If you want to save money, staying at a Disney Resort is not the way to do it. In fact, staying at a hotel that is not a Disney Resort will save you a ton of money right away. Resorts are fun and a great treat and if you want to stay at one just expect to pay much more.
#3. Follow blogs that are Disney obsessed.
Why do extra work when you don’t have to? Sign up and follow Disney blogs that will do all of the hard work for you! They’ll find the best deals and keep you up to date on the best ways to save. Plus they will offer other great tips and tricks.
#4. Don’t buy a lot in the Disney Parks.
If you have ever been to a tourist attraction, you know how expensive everything can be. Saving money is as easy as not buying stuff in the park! Souvenirs and other items can be purchased outside of a Disney Park for much less!
#5. Pack your own snacks.
Unless you want to pay them your retirement fund, make sure you pack your own snacks! Even making sure you have bottled water with you is a smart move, they charge a ton for water. Just make sure you are aware of Disney's food policy.
#6. Don’t go during the busy season.
You will hate going during the busy season, so it only makes sense to go during the off season. Plus not with Disney's variable pricing it will actually be cheaper!
#7. Set a budget.
Just because you’re going to Disney, it doesn’t mean you need to spend every penny you have. Set a budget! Keep your budget set on things like food, gas, and “fun.” By doing this—you will save a ton of money. You’ll need to practice self-control while at Disney as well.
Kids always see things and have the “I wants” Let them bring their own money or earn some before you go. Remind them they are on a budget for those I wants and it will come out of their money. Let them spend it how they want and when the money is gone it is gone.
#8. Get in touch with a travel agent.
If you know a reliable and trustworthy travel agent, make sure you give them a call. They may know a lot more than you do about going to Disney and saving money in the process. Be sure to ask friends and family for recommendations.
#9. Buy the dinner packages.
Disney has done some amazing dinner packages in the recent years. You need to check these out, especially if you have a large family. Get more info on Disney Dining Plans.
#10. Do your research.
If you look hard enough, there are tons of ways in which you can save money at Disney. Those small ways really add up! Like the more days you stay and play the more money you will save. Looking at the tickets today online for 1 day it is $101 OUCH! If you stay for 4 days it's $81 a day but 5 days drops it down to $65 a day. Get brave and go for 10 days and get your tickets for $40 a day.
Disney is not something most people do every summer. However, if you do plan on going as a once in a lifetime event, it’s still nice to find ways to save without breaking the bank. What are some ways you have saved on a Disney Vacation?
What are your Disney World tips?
I am a Wife, mom to 4 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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