I haven’t talked about one of my favourite subject ever for a while now. But I am thinking that this week I need a little magic in my life. And what better way to inject magic and deflect from serious subjects that Walt Disney World. Just saying the name makes me smile.
I would visit every year if I could, no scrap that every season. Because what’s not to love about magic and sparkle and being engulfed in a bubble of happiness?
So that is exactly what I am going to do for an hour of pure indulgence, a little Disney planning and sharing my money-saving tips for visiting my favourite place on earth, Walt Disney World.
The cost of going on a family holiday to Orlando can be a little overwhelming. But with some careful planning there are savings to be made, making a Disney Trip a whole lot more affordable.
Collect air miles, this saved us a fortune on our last trip to Orlando. Ok, we had to fly into Miami and hire a car but the savings were considerable and we got to pay Miami a flying visit.
There is no right age to visit, kids of all ages love Disney holidays, and if you take kiddies before they are 3 they enter the parks free of charge.
If like me you want to stay on site register for offers and decide which resort you want to stay on way before you book. This gives you plenty of time to study the cheapest time to visit. And also when the best offers are released as there is generally a pattern.
Look for deals to stay on site at Disney such as discounted rates and free dining. Be aware that if you opt for table service dining the cost of tips can be considerable, so this needs to be budgeted in. However counter service meals incur no tips and have some great options, the Caesar salad is just amazing.
Characters, breakfast is a cheaper option for character dining and you still get to see all of your favourite characters. The feature dining is one of my favourite parts of Disney, however if you are on a budget breakfast is a great option.
For cheap and easy breakfast, buy cereal bars and fruit for your room. And if staying on site use your free refillable resort mugs (Free with dining plan) for morning coffee.
When you’re staying on site you do not need a car and can use all the transportation.
Disney transport is free, fun and efficient.
If you really want a car, guests staying on site at Disney can park for free.
The cost of water adds up during a hot day in the parks. We took Camelbak water bottles and kept refilling them. As they are thermal they keep drinks cool for hours. I have had mine for 2 years and swear by it.
Visit Wal-Mart or shopping malls for souvenirs, snacks and soft drinks you can save so much money but taking a trip here first and stocking up on bargains.
Also check out Angela’s post for more great tips.
There you have it, a few tips and tricks on how to enjoy and family holiday at Walt Disney World and not have to compromise on quality. Yet still have the best holiday ever.