As you all know, we are gearing up for another Disney World trip for our 14th Anniversary. My friend Jennifer has been hard at work making sure our trip is good to go and everything is lined up. She’s a vacation planner with Destinations in Florida! I love using her service since it doesn’t cost me a penny extra and she makes sure that I get the most for my money AND that we have everything lined up just the way we want it. We planned this trip just a week or so ago and already it’s lining up to be just the way we want it! Below is an article that Jennifer has shared with me that I think you all will be interested in on how to save money on your Disney World Vacation. Enjoy!
If you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation, you probably know that it will cost a bit more than a trip to the beach. Here are some tips to help you save!
- Know when to go! Disney offers lower rates a certain times of the year based on season. Try planning your vacation for September or January for the lowest rates on resort rooms. This will be your best bet to avoid the crowds and lower the cost.
- Cut travel costs! Always compare prices with different airlines if it is not feasible for you to drive. The cost of airfare could be less than driving for couples but is likely more if you are traveling with a family of 4 or 5. Consider the cost of gasoline, food and overnight stops along the way if you’re driving.
- Save on lodging! Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel if at all possible. While cheaper accommodations can be found “outside the World”, there’s just something magical about staying on Disney property. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your room will be clean and comfortable. In addition, you will have free use of Disney Transportation or free parking at the theme parks if you want to drive. Another great benefit is the Extra Magic Hours in the theme parks you receive as a Disney resort guest. If you fly into the Orlando International Airport, you will also have free roundtrip airport transportation on Disney’s Magical Express. All of these benefits are available to you as a Disney Resort guest whether you choose a Value Resort or Deluxe Villa accommodations. A Value Resort can be just the ticket for families wanting to cut costs.
- Save on food! Did you know that you can take food and drinks into the theme parks? It’s perfectly acceptable to pack a lunch or take snacks into the parks- no glass or alcohol, please. Or, save money by purchasing a Disney Dining Plan in advance and your meals will be covered. If you pay out-of-pocket for meals, you might consider sharing a meal as the portions are quite large!
Always use a Disney Vacation Planner who watches for discounts and saves you money, even after you make a reservation. With some creative planning, your family can have the vacation of a lifetime without breaking the bank!
Interested in booking a trip? Contact my friend Jennifer. Jennifer is a Disney Vacation Specialist with Destinations in Florida. Get the best price on your Walt Disney World Vacation Package… Guaranteed! There is absolutely no cost for her service and it’s booked right through Disney. She can help make all your dining arrangements and include some special magic along the way. We’ve used this service before and it was an awesome experience!