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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Visa Cards

10. Use a Credit Card with Rewards There are hundreds of credit cards that offer rewards, whether they are monetary or airline miles.  If you haven’t already, consider using one that will reward you 2% or more each month.  Use it for groceries, gas, bills, etc.  Then, pay it off each month and watch your Disney savings grow!

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Souvenirs

8. Buy Disney Souvenirs Before Your Trip There’s an old saying: Everything at Disney begins with a line and ends with a gift shop!  Haha!  So true!  You can’t avoid them.  However, you can save money on souvenirs by purchasing some items before you go, at places like Wal-Mart, Target or on-line at disneystore.com or amazon.com. 

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Hilton Orlando

7. Stay Offsite It’s really quite simple.  Staying off-site (that is outside Disney property) will save you money on your accommodations.  Plus, there are some nice resorts very close to Disney.  In addition, if you plan on doing other things beside just Disney, off-site hotels will put you closer to those attractions.  Photo Credit: Hilton

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

6. Stay Onsite Wait!  What?  Am I contradicting myself?  No way!  If you want to stay at a Disney resort (and you should), stay at a value or moderate level Disney hotel, to save money.  These resorts are fun, well-themed and clean.  Plus, transportation from the airport and all around Disney is free!  If you have your own car, parking ...

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Park Tickets _ buying tickets

4. Tickets Purchase multi-day tickets.  With Disney, the more days you purchase, the less you pay per day.  A one-day ticket is ~$100.  A 10-day ticket is ~$45/day.  Also, unless you are a Disney World veteran, don’t purchase the Park Hopper option.  It’s not really necessary, in my opinion.  Personally, I quit using it years ago.  Traveling between parks is ...

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How to Save on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Wilderness Lodge Pool

3. Plan a Free Day Your feet and your family will thank you!  About day 3 or 4, plan a day to relax at the pool, enjoy your resort and maybe even explore other resorts, for future reference.  It’s never too early to plan your next trip!  *Bonus tip: Disney frequently has a “Bounceback” offer.  Basically, you can save money ...

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How to Plan Your Walt Disney World Trip in 10 Fool-Proof Steps

Cinderella Castle

So, you’ve decided to take a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida?  Congratulations!  You and your family are in for a fun vacation, creating memories for a lifetime.  Beware, you might get hooked and become a Disney fanatic, like many of us have.  If this is your first trip or you haven’t been in several years, rest assured planning ...

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How to Plan Your Walt Disney World Trip in 10 Fool-Proof Steps

best disney experiences _ disney world

10. When to go If you have school-aged children, your options are summer or holidays, both busy times at Disney World. Don’t fret though, you can still have a great time!  The parks and resorts are built to handle large crowds.  If you home-school or don’t mind taking your kids out of school for a few days, your options increase.  ...

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