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Going to Walt Disney World is in every family traveler’s bucket list. However, it is not the most affordable vacation you can take. There are ways that you could save money at Walt Disney World. Here’s a run down of those tips.
Disney Memory Maker Advance Purchase
Purchasing the Disney Memory Maker in advance will save you a few bucks if you intend to buy some Disney photos. You’d get access to unlimited pictures taken throughout the parks, as well as unlimited digital downloads. Buy it at least 3 days ahead of arrival and you’d spend $169 instead of $199. $30 savings!
Free Disney Dining Plan
Every year, Disney World offers a promotion where they include a free Disney Dining Plan for your entire party if you book a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort. When they do release this promo, avid Disney vacation repeaters and fans are fighting over its availability. Keep your eyes peeled for its return and then book your dining reservations immediately.
If you don’t mind cooking, bringing your own food is a huge money saver at Disney World. If you book a villa with a kitchen, you can easily shop for groceries and have it delivered to you. Cook breakfast for the family before you head to the parks. Bring your own drinks and snacks to save money during the day. You can easily spend a lot with just snacks and drinks in the park especially on a hot day. Disney allows beverages and snacks into the parks.
Rent Disney Vacation Club Points
You can rent points from a Disney Vacation Club member to stay in a Deluxe Villa at Disney World. Typically, you can do this for the price of a reservation at a moderate level resort.
Discounted Tickets and Accommodations
There are other venues to buy tickets to Disney World. You can sometimes find deals on tickets and hotels when you look into Undercover Tourist.
Compare with other hotels
You can also book hotels and villas in the surrounding area of Orlando. Some will even include a few Disney benefits like Early Magic Hours if you book with them.
Renting a stroller from a Disney World preferred provider can save you time, money and energy on having to lug it around during your travels. They will even deliver the stroller at your hotel.
The hard shell plastic strollers Disney has within the parks do not recline for your children to sleep in. The third party strollers are cushioned and have plenty of room for storage.
It costs less for a much comfortable stroller. You can also use them outside the parks.
Otherwise, if you are due for a stroller upgrade like us, you can opt to purchase a new stroller for the same price of renting it. You can have it delivered to the hotel or pick up at a nearby store branch.
Ask for Free Ice and Water
The restaurants at Disney World hand out complimentary cups of water and ice. Save your snack credits or money from buying bottled water.