5. Spend a Day Enjoying Your Resort
If you and your wallet need a little break from the hustle and bustle of the parks, take a day to sit back and relax at your resort. You’re on vacation, after all! Whether you stay on or off-site, you’re already paying for your room, so why not check out the amenities and activities the resort has to offer? Sleep in, enjoy the resort pool, walk around the grounds, take a nap (or two!), read a book, watch a movie, and just enjoy some downtime with your family. Plus, these activities won’t cost you anything extra!
6. Be Strategic with Meals
Disney dining is amazing and versatile, but can often be expensive, so it’s best to head to restaurants with a game plan. If you’re not a big eater, try ordering appetizers as your meal or split an entree with a family member who isn’t a big eater either. It’s also a good idea to check out the dining options before your trip to gauge which restaurants are more expensive than others, especially if you’re a first-timer. If you want to get the most out of Disney dining and still save, check out a Disney Dining Plan!
7. Pass on Souvenirs
As tempting and fun as they are, souvenirs can get pricey (just like they are at vacation destinations everywhere!). During your next trip, try to steer clear of gift shops to save a little cash. If you’re traveling with children, try buying souvenirs, autograph books, or clothing in advance at a number of stores that sell Disney merchandise and apparel. Most of the time, it’s much more budget-friendly than some of the items you will encounter in the parks. Remember: souvenirs are temporary, but your Disney vacation memories will last a lifetime!
Despite what you may have heard from others, you won’t go into debt if you plan a Walt Disney World vacation wisely! When booking your next trip, keep these tips in mind and consider making a few budget-friendly changes to see how much you can save while still enjoying a magical vacation with your family! What are some of your favorite money saving tips and tricks?