Walt Disney World Budget Tips From a Penny Pincher

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5.  Epcot's World Showcase (Kidcot Fun Stop)

If you have young children, a tour of Disney's World Showcase is a great way for them to interact with cast members from other countries and learn from them their homeland's culture and customs.  Also, each country has an area called "Kidcot Fun Stop" where children can collect stamps and create a personalized souvenir.  Each child is given art supplies so they can draw, color, and create their own personal keepsake, activity cards, and a memento from each country, plus ziploc bags to keep all their collectibles in.  For penny pinchers, these are fantastic, FREE, souvenirs for your little ones.

6.  Free Water

That's right.  At Walt Disney World, you can request a copy of water at any quick service location, at no charge.  Also, you can bring your own bottled water and refill it at multiple water fountains located at all four theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.  This is definitely a penny pincher's delight.

7.  Kid's Meals

One way I have found to save a few dollars is to order the cheaper Kid's Meals at restaurants in all four theme parks and restaurants and diners at Disney Springs.  You don't need children to order a Kid's Meal, and the menu choices are wholesome and varied.  For instance, my two adult daughters and myself visit Walt Disney World annually, and the Kid's Meal option is a perfect choice for us, especially for that mid-day meal.  We will order separate Kid's Meal choices, and share them all.  It's fun and cheaper than a full meal.  You really don't need to fill up at lunch time because you will be hitting the rides and attractions the rest of the day.  This way you not only save money; you also avoid any kind of intestinal problems.

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