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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

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1. Pin Codes By far, the most mysterious Disney discount is the pin code.  It’s difficult to determine who might receive this discount and why.  To have any shot at receiving a pin code discount, make sure you register for a Disney on-line account.  At that point, receiving an e-mail notification appears to be completely random!  I’ve been going to ...

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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

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Walt Disney World in Florida is known as the “Vacation Kingdom” and “The Most Magical Place on Earth”.  It certainly lives up to both monikers!  However, a Disney vacation doesn’t come cheap.  If you would like to take your family to Disney, remember two things: One, Disney World, although pricey, is a great value AND two, no matter when you ...

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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

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2. Bounceback offers “Bounceback” offers are made by Disney ONLY to guests who are currently staying at one of the official Walt Disney World resorts. The idea is to encourage you to “bounce back” to Disney World by planning your next vacation while still on your current vacation. These offers are not always available and could end at any time. ...

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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

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3. Miscellaneous Discounts A myriad of other discounts run throughout the year, depending on whether you qualify.  Annual Passholders, Disney Visa cardholders, Military personal (active and retired) and Florida residents can often save on hotel, tickets (theme park and party tickets), dining, tours and souvenirs. Contact Disney or your travel agent for details. 

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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

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4. Room Discounts When Disney reservations forecast less than full capacity at their hotels, they will offer discounts.  Depending on the season, rates can be 10-20% off the rack rate at value resorts, 20-25% off moderates and 20-30% off deluxe resorts.  If you don’t mind taking your kids out of school for a few days, this can really save you ...

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5 Special Money-Saving Offers Walt Disney World Runs Throughout the Year

5. Free Dining Arguably the most anticipated discount each year is free dining.  Typically, each fall, after the kiddos go back to school, Disney will offer this enticing incentive to book a trip.  Basically, it works like this: You must be booked at a Disney-owned resort and purchase a Magic Your Way Package that includes room, tickets and dining with ...

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

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2. Food/Dining Disney allows you to bring your own food into the parks.  Save money by making sandwiches for lunch, find a shady spot and people-watch/rest.  Or, bring snacks and drinks to have during the day, and then experience your favorite attractions while everyone else is eating lunch.  Also, the meal portions are large at Disney.  Consider sharing.  *Bonus tip: ...

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

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1. Visit during the off-season What off-season?  While it is harder to find these days, it’s still there.  Basically, avoid holidays and go while the kiddos are in school.  Airline prices, hotel, dining are all cheaper, to some degree.  Plus, Disney will offer discounts-maybe even free dining!  Happy planning!

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

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A trip to Walt Disney World in Florida is an exciting adventure!  On the other hand, planning a trip can be a daunting process.  Most families are on a budget, so saving money is a priority.  Here are my “Lucky 13” ways to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation.

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