Annual Passholder Funds Monthly Walt Disney World Trips with Weekly Plasma Donations

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How do you save for your Walt Disney World Vacations? One Disney Annual Passholder has been funding her Walt Disney World trips through weekly plasma donations. Her weekly donations support those in need of plasma transfusions and give her the extra funds to plan monthly trips to Walt Disney World. Here’s how she does it.

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Credit: Disney recently shared the story of 28-year-old Pennsylvania native Liz Gramlich, who began taking multiple trips to Walt Disney World when prices for travel were low earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. These trips amount to about 15 visits to Walt Disney World since the summer of 2020 through to the present, and this year, through funds raised by donating plasma, Gramlich plans to visit Walt Disney World at least once per month.

Gramlich started visiting Walt Disney World for day trips, when she came to the realization that if the flight was cheap enough the resort is only a couple of hours away from where she lives. To visit more frequently, she’s joined forces with her sister for a New Year’s resolution between the two siblings of spending time together in Walt Disney World Each month

“I was like, ‘We love doing this so much and we’re so into Disney now, so why don’t we make it our New Year’s resolution to do something fun and go to Disney once a month for the rest of the year?'” Gramlich shared with Insider.

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Between the $750-1,250 each month that Gramlich makes from donating plasma and the fact that as an Annual Passholder tickets do not need to be part of the budget for her Walt Disney World trips, Gramlich is confident that she will be able to spend some time in Walt Disney World each month this year.

Plasma donations are only part of the picture for Gramlich though. She also keeps her Disney trips within a reasonable budget by sharing hotel rooms with her sister, seeking out cheaper flights, and planning short, two-day trips.

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“Our plan has been to stay at All-Star or Pop Century resorts,” Gramlich shared, “We stayed at the Coronado Springs Resort in December and loved it, but we figure if we’re only staying for the night, how much time are we really spending in that room?”


And, like many Disney fans, Gramlich has no problem making repeat visits. She believes she can always find something new to experience at Walt Disney World and she is looking forward to spending time at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this spring.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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