We know Disney World is expensive. Here are some of our favorite ways to save money during your visit with Mickey Mouse!
Go Off Season to Avoid Crowds
The best times to visit Disney World are in December before Christmas, in January, and in the fall (between Labor Day and Thanksgiving). The crowds are smaller, plus everything you book at Disney World during those times is less expensive.
On the other hand, if you book during the summer and during the “spring break” period, the parks will be very crowded and everything will be more expensive.
If you really want to do a character meal (typically they are buffets) try for a breakfast over dinner. Breakfast is always cheaper and you can eat as much as you want. Another great benefit is that if you get the first seating it is often before the park opens. Sure you might have to get up a little earlier but you will get into the parks before everyone else, and just think about how happy you and your kids will be. Imagine being the first into the parks, being done with breakfast when the park opens, getting fast passes before everyone else, and starting the day with a full autograph book.
There is no need to rent a car when at Disney. Magical Express will pick you up at the airpot upon arrival then bring you back when it is time to leave. There are busses at all of the Resorts that will take you to all the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney.
If you are taking your little Princess to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the Magic Kingdom or Downtown Disney buy a dress and accessories before you leave home. You can dress your child there before her pampering. You will save you some big bucks.
My last money saving tip is to go to the dollar store before you leave home. I buy glow stick necklaces and bracelets instead of spending money on the Disney parade toys and lights. I also buy and always take rain ponchos. You will need them as it showers frequently in Florida.
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