How To Go To Disney World For Cheap

Every child probably has that dream of going to Disney World. Admit it, even adults feel the same no matter how old they are. Because of the memories, nostalgia and fairy tale appeal that Disney holds it’s no wonder that Disney World is one of the top tourist destinations for families.

The only problem is, family vacations don’t come cheap, and with the plane tickets, hotel stay plus rides and shows, this vacation may just cost you a dip in your retirement savings or your kid’s college funds.

However, it doesn’t need to be that way. There are some clever strategies on how to go to Disney World for cheap, where you wont’ need to break the bank.

Before we get into the tips:  Here are a few Disney World Guides which can help you plan your Disney World trip for cheap!


1.  Save Money and Time on a Disney World Vacation – Ultimate Planning Guide

2.  Disney World Vacation and Savings Travel Guide

How To Go To Disney World For Cheap: Planning Your Trip Right

 

  1. Go During Off Season – This advice probably holds true for any kind of vacation everywhere. How to go to Disney World for cheap includes going off-season since it assures you of cheaper fares, plus more affordable hotel rates. “Value season” is during late August to September and from late November to early February.
  1. Availability of Cheap Lodging – Do you and your kids relish camping? Then it’s best to take advantage of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. You can stay here for as low as $40 per night for 10 people, which translates to just $4 per person. With the company of good old campfires and smores, your Disney Word experience can’t get any better. Plus you might get a surprise visit from Chip’n Dale.
  1. Get A Meal Plan – We all know how food can seemingly drive up cost so instead of wondering how much each meal in Disney can cost you, opt to sign up with a meal plan. Guests who are staying in Disney resorts are eligible for two kinds of meal plans. First is the Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining which is $40 per day for adults and $11 for children. The second option is the Magic Your Way Plus Quick-Service Dining Plan which is even more affordable since it’s only $30 per day for adults and $9 for children.
  1. Be Realistic – Many families can get so excited by the thought of visiting Disney World that they forget that the area is about two times the size of Manhattan. Parents who get carried away can easily sign up for add-ons which your family may not use anyway because it’s too far, or your children are getting tired. Most families usually have loads of fun already with the basic Magic Your Way tickets. And if there’s something more you’d like to see, map out your route first and check if the activity is feasible to your time.
  1. Save on Transportation – Every dollar counts, and that includes the fare from the airport to Disney World. If you’ve decided to stay in any one of the resorts owned by Disney, then you’re eligible for a free ride via the Magical Express. Just reserve your seats 10 days before you arrive either by phone or online. Disney will send you luggage tags to attach to your bags and once you get to Orlando International Airport, all you need to do is go straight to the Disney Welcome Center. Your bags will be delivered directly to your hotel room.
  1. Watch Out for Discounts – Trips to Disney World are often planned weeks or months beforehand which gives you a lot of time to check the Internet for some valuable discounts. Websites such as Mousesavers.com and AllEarsNet.com frequently give out discounts to different Disney properties.
  1. Tickets – For every day you spend on your vacation, the passes get cheaper. However, you may not need to buy a whole day pass for your first and last day on the trip since you might not be able to utilize the whole day anyway. Weigh out your options and see where you can save more.
  1. Take Advantage of Refills – Considering how huge Disneyland is, you won’t be surprised if you get thirsty along the way. Instead of buying drinks every now and then, purchase a refillable souvenir mug for only $12.99. Then feel free to help yourself to refills of the beverage of your choice.

There are so many other tips and “tricks” on how to go to Disney World for cheap. Making the most out of your vacation without spending too much includes getting the right information from reliable sources. The Disney World Vacation and Savings Travel Guide is a handy guidebook that allows vacationing families to make sense of which routes are best to take, and which areas offer the best value for your money.


Enjoy your once in a lifetime trip to Disney World by effectively planning out your trip before hand thus saving yourself some extra expenses.

When was the last time you went to Disney World?  did you use any of these tips?  Did you purchase a guide?

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  1. When buying tickets never purchase at Magic Kingdom it’s always higher at the gate than at the gate of Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom.

  2. Thanks for the tips Dominique! Well written and definitely helpful.

    It might be worth mentioning that there are other awesome resources all over the net like http://quickvacation.net/ and as silly as they may seem they can be seriously helpful if you’re looking to spend intelligently at Disney

  3. I have actually found MouseMisers.com to be much easier for discounts, they are all there on the front page. Plus, they are great at answering questions about available and past deals, which I always seem to have.

    We always go during value season (September) and have always used the free dining discount they offer from time to time. Nothing tastes as good as free food! There are ways to make the trip more affordable, you just need to know where to look. Trust me, it is worth every penny each time we go, even if I have to pay for it all year.

  4. thanks for posting the tips on saving money !The most common reason I hear for why a family has not taken a Walt Disney World vacation is the expense and I admit that it has always been my concern too.

  5. I don't know about cheap, but the least expensive option would be to go during their "value season" when the parks have the lowest crowds and the resort rates are cheapest. When you browse around the different resort pages on Disney's website, click on "rooms and pricing" on the left side of the resort page.

  6. Thanks for posting the tips on saving money !The most common reason I hear for why a family has not taken a Walt Disney World vacation is the expense and I admit that it has always been my concern too.
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  7. There's absolutely no way to stress more about going off-season; not only will you save $$ but you'll also save your sanity by not having to wait in such horrendous lines!!!
    The Happy Homeowner recently posted..Miscellaneous Updates: Stop Making Excuses EditionMy Profile

  8. Where were you 4 years ago when we were spending too much to take our boys to DW? There are so many hidden costs involved, it's insane.

    Have a magical day!!!!
    Michelle recently posted..Pampering Your Baby Without Using PampersMy Profile

    • Hmm 4 years ago, I wasn't worried about finances. Then, I got married and family and plans started to matter. Good catch on the hidden costs. Can you talk about a few of them?

  9. Check out mousesavers.com. It is a website dedicated to deals on your Disney trip. It is also good for discount codes for car rental purchases and those discount codes work throughout the country.
    JAMES recently posted..Shopping with Food on The TableMy Profile

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