A Disney World vacation can be expensive. 😱 With over 1,000 visits to Disney World, we have learned a few tricks to help save money. Our insider tips that can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars on your Disney World vacation. Are you ready to save some money?
10 Tips on How to Save Money at Disney World
#10 Be Flexible with Your Dates
Your travel dates can make a huge difference in your price for your Disney World vacation. You may be thinking about a summer vacation. If you can visit in later summer vs early summer, you could save more money on your vacation.
Since early summer is more popular than later summer, you can take advantage of better priced seasons. Plus, you have a better chance of getting a discount package during slower seasons.
If you are flexible with your dates, you could save hundreds to thousands of dollars on your Disney World vacation.
#9 Visit During Value or Regular Season
The best times of year for discount packages Disney World are during Value and Regular Seasons. You will save the most money and beat the crowds at the Disney Theme Parks.
One of my favorite tips is over the popular holiday season in December. If you adjust your vacation dates by 1-2 days before Christmas, you can often save $100-1000 on your vacation.
#8 Visit During the Weekday
Disney Resorts increase in price over the weekends, so if you are visiting for 3-4 nights, try to plan your dates during the weekday to save money.
#7 Stay at a Disney Resort
There are thousands of hotel options in Orlando. However, when you add up all of the “extras” with a Disney World Package, it is amazing how much you can save on your vacation.
When you count discount packages to Disney World, Magical Express, and complimentary transportation around Disney World. Staying at a Disney Resort will save you money.
#6 Plan Your Trip Around Past Discounts
When considering a Disney World vacation, plan your trip around past discounts. This will help you determine the best time of year to travel to save the most money.
#5 Come for a Conference, Stay for a Family Vacation
If you have an upcoming conference at Disney World, go ahead and plan a family vacation. Attending a conference allows you extra discounts and perks that the general public cannot take advantage of including 1/2 day tickets and meal vouchers. If you have a conference at Disney World, consider making it a whole family event.
#4 Travel Around Special Events
Plan your trip to Disney World around a special event and you can take advantage of discount packages to Disney World. One of our favorite events is runDisney. You can often get special group rates during runDisney events to make your Disney World vacation, even more affordable.
#3 Visit With Family
Once you start planning a trip to Disney World, everyone will want to join in. Why not? It can save you a lot of money and can make your visit to Walt Disney World a once-in-a-lifetime trip!
When you have a family reunion or friends group of 10 rooms or more, you can take advantage of special discount packages to Disney World and experiences. Planning a trip, get friends and family to come along!
#2 Add Dining
The Disney Dining Plan is a 20-30% savings on meals at Disney World. If you are staying at a Disney Resort, add the Disney Dining Plan. This option itself is a discount package for Disney World meals. Plus, everything is pre-paid, which makes your vacation stress-free.
#1 Book with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
This is a must! 😉 There are experts that specialize in Disney Destinations. These experts receive a recognition from Disney called Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.
Not only are these experts in planning a Disney World vacation, but they know how to save you money. They know all of the best discounts and even have special promotions that are not available to the general public.
They will even watch for future discounts, even after you are already booked. We have seen our favorite travel agents (Erin & Elizabeth) save customers up to $1500 a Disney World vacation (even after the customer booked their trip). That is amazing!
Contact Erin & Elizabeth to start planning your Disney World vacation.
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We hope these tips help save you money on your next Disney World vacation. Do you have another tip to share? Leave a comment below.