Fortunately for you, there are ways to cut down the cost of your Disney vacation, without having to cut down on the fun your family and you can experience. Walt Disney has special offers, discounts, and dozens of other ways to designed to help you save money. After all, they want you to return, don’t they?
True Disney deals are available. You will find you can still enjoy your Disney vacation to the max, without maxing out all of your credit cards doing so! Here are some tips to help you save money as you plan your heart-stopping trip to Walt Disney World Resort.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to save on a one-of-a-kind Walt Disney Vacation is to bundle your savings using a customized Disney vacation package. Whether you use the world famous Magic Your Way Package, the equally fabulous Disney Club package or some other special offer, you can combine your vacation expenses and increase your overall discount. Disney’s packages allow you to book your tickets to their theme parks, your stay at one of their resort hotels, your meal plans, and even extra things like your rental car or other transportation all in one package. Bundling these costs can save you up to 50%.
A great way to get a good deal on your vacation to Walt Disney Resort is to book on off-days or in the off season. By the way, this is also a great way to enjoy all that Disney has to offer with lower crowd levels.
Disney also offers reduced room rates for stays during the week rather than on the weekend. Booking a 4-day vacation from Monday to Thursday instead of Thursday to Sunday can drastically reduce the cost of your Disney World Vacation.
Book an Offsite Hotel
You may also try booking in hotels near Disney World, rather than directly attached to the premises. You have to worry more about your transportation back and forth, as well as parking, but if the price is right it is well worth the trouble. You may also be able to find a hotel close to the airport, a good restaurant that you are planning to try, or other attractions in the Orlando area you are interested in seeing.
Best of Both Worlds
If you book a package in one of the select Disney resort hotels that are part of their vacation packages, you can save a bunch and be right on the Disney premises. Booking a vacation package on weeknights will reduce your rates for stays most nights.
Florida Resident Discounts
Do you live in Florida? You’re a lucky dog if you do! Disney World Resort offers special discounts and deals to Florida residents. Discounts are available for theme park tickets, a room in Disney’s luxurious resort hotels, meals, transportation, souvenirs, you name it! You can even save on vacation packages like the Magic Your Way Package and the Disney Club package, which are already discounted – but only if you’re from Florida. If not, fear not, there are other deals available to you!
Knowledge is Power
A great way to travel smart is to have extensive knowledge of your destination. Know what you want to get from your vacation, so that you can be aggressive about tracking down discounts and deals to help you make it happen.
For example, had you not read up on the Disney World Resort might not know that there is a special option available to customize your Magic Your Way Package to include water park visits. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are the most visited water parks in the whole world. If you love having fun in the sun, relaxing pools, and thrilling water slides, missing out on a visit to these parks is truly like robbing yourself of a part of your vacation.
Had you not known about these wonderful water parks in advance, you may be forced to buy a ticket the day of your visit to the park. That is inevitably going to be more expensive. That wouldn’t be a deal; it would be steal – from yourself!
There are other things you may find yourself missing out on if you don’t do your research ahead of time. For example, the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba – the Cirque Du Soleil show that is permanently installed at Walt Disney World Resort. Booking ahead of time grants you access to lower prices and more flexibility to schedule around your itinerary.
Walt Disney World has attractions and events for children of ages, whether they be 5 years old, or like most of us, 5 years old on the inside. That’s truly why it’s important to do some research ahead of time to make sure that you are able to see everything you want for the price you deserve.
Disney has a wonderful, user-friendly website, with loads of pictures, info, and first hand testimonials about each and every event, attraction, restaurant, shop, and resort hotel. Researching your Disney vacation online will also help you find codes that can help reduce costs left and right during your vacation planning.
Beyond Walt Disney World Resort
Disney deals can expand above and beyond just a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. If you are a member of the the Disney Vacation Club, you can extend your Disney deals to hundreds of destinations around the world. Let Disney help you travel to a far off land, or heck, a few far off lands! You can even get discounts on the Disney Cruise Line.
Disney World vacations can be a once in a lifetime experience for you and those you choose to share it with, whether it be your friends or family. One guarantee of Disney World is that each and every member of your group will find something unique and special that they will enjoy as if it were made just for him or her.
Travel smart – research and make reservations ahead of time so that you and those special to you can enjoy all of the savings and deals that Disney has to offer. Doing this will help make your vacation stress free and fun for everyone involved. Whether it’s your first time, the first of many, or you have visited Disney World many times before, make it as special and breath-taking an experience as you can have!