4. Remember to use points if possible
Points at Walt Disney World are not just limited to guests using the Disney Vacation Club. Consider renting Disney Vacation Club points, as you can occasionally find deals on rentals that make certain stays less expensive than purchasing a regular room rate. You may also want to consider points you have from rewards programs from non-Disney resorts. The Disney Springs area has resorts like the Holiday Inn or the Hilton Lake Buena Vista, and the Epcot area features the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort-- all of which have their own preferred rewards programs allowing you to earn and use points during a Disney vacation.