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Ways To Save At Disney: Things to Know Before You Go

Sunday, October 4, 2009 10 Post-It Notes

I have been to Disney World a whopping 7 times in the past five years. Yep, I'm a Disney nut. The main question anyone asks me is: "How can you afford to go?" My answer is PLANNING! There are SO many Ways To Save on a Disney World Family Vacation even in today's economy. You just have to do your research! One website I always check is: http://www.mousesavers.com/ Like right now you could get the buy 4, get 7 or buy 5, get 7 vacation package offer valid for stays November 1 - December 24, 2009 and January 3 - March 27, 2010. There's usually a FREE Dining offer out there. You could also just buy the tickets through AAA or a ticket broker (make sure they are legit) then do a ROOM only code. Last, but not least a great secret is if you have been before or if you are signed up on their website then you are in the system. Call them at 407-WDW-7639 and ask if there is a PIN code attached to your name. They send them out sometimes and it's a discount just for your family.

You can either stay onsite at a Disney World hotel or stay offsite depending on your preference. There are So many reasons to stay onsite from: Extra Magic Hours, Magical Express, Transportation from your hotel to any of the parks, and even Disney Dining Plan. The good thing about Disney is they think of every families budget which is why there are Value, Moderate, and Deluxe resorts. For more on how Disney has thought about helping you stay within your budget check out this advice.

As with any vacation you should have some sort of plan for attacking the parks. I'm not saying plan every minute of your day because what fun is that? If you just have an idea of what park you are going to go to that day, what attractions or shows are at that park, and where you want to eat that day you have a good start. If you are wanting a sit down restaurant make sure to make an Advance Dining Reservation either online or buy calling 407-WDW-DINE because it is VERY hard to get into a restaurant by walking up or even trying for a same day reservation.

Well I hope that I helped you some and if you have any question I didn't answer come ask us at the Twitter Party on Wed. Oct 7th at 7PM. Just use the hashtag #waystosaveatDisney Also check out Disney World Moms Panel, All Ears, and the DIS Boards they are GREAT resources for Disney World information!

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  • Mama said:  

    Great tips! :) We'll be heading to Disney with our daughter for the first time in Feb!


  • Tammy said:  

    Great tips. My parents save money by using their Time Share and getting the tickets on Post.

  • The Guerra's said:  

    I can not wait till we can take our kids to Disney! I know they will have a blast! Love the pic!

  • Bloggymommy said:  

    Great tips! Oh and I love the pic! Her shirt is too cute! :)

  • The Shopping Mama said:  

    Awesome advice. We just got back and had so much fun! There really are tons of resources on the internet to help plan a trip and with your money saving tips you're all set!

  • Haasiegirl said:  

    we are going this month or next!


  • Dee@CWM said:  

    Thanks for the advice. We are going to Disney next year and hopefully I can put these tips to use. Thanks for sharing.

  • GinaE1980 said:  

    Yes, I love your daughters shirt also. Where did you get it? We go to Disney World often also and love Disney Cruise line. You should check it out.

  • clenna said:  

    Thanks you for this post. i will definitely use the mouse savers site. I thought staying onsite was ultra expensive but now I'll check it out.


  • minishoes1 said:  

    Thanks for the tips! We would like to go next Summer if we have the money.