A trip to Disney World can cost a pretty penny. The many charges can add up, and you can end up spending far more than you anticipated. However there are many things that you can do in order to save money. The following are a few tips on how to save money and still have a great vacation.
You should look for savings in ticket prices. Disney World offers a wide variety of packages based on the number of days you want to buy, expiration dates and other attributes. You can save a great deal of money by taking advantage of some of these packages. Also, there are often third parties that sell packages that can save you a lot of money, such as AAA. This will start your vacation off right.
Bring your own food. Many people don’t realize that you are allowed to bring in your own food to Disney World. Since the food prices add up so quickly, this can provide tremendous savings. Make a sandwich before you go, and don’t forget the drinks. If you don’t want to carry it all around, you can rent a locker for a nominal fee. It will still be much cheaper than buying food there.
Skip the expensive restaurants. There are many counter service restaurants at Disney World that give you wonderful food for far less than the full service restaurants do. Decide if you really need a full service restaurant. If you are about to leave the park, you may want to wait and eat after you have left. This can save you a lot of money. Also, Disney offers a dining plan that can save you money if you do have specific restaurants that you want to eat at.
Limit the amount of souvenirs you purchase inside the park. Souvenirs are wonderful but in general the prices in the park are more expensive. You can usually buy similar items from one of the local outlets, on the Internet or from other sources for less money.
Stay at a motel outside of Disney property. The Disney hotels are nice, however you can usually get better deals at one of the local hotels for similar rooms. You may have to drive, but there are many hotels within only minutes of the Disney World area.
A vacation at Disney World is a wonderful experience, but many people will want to watch their spending. By following the aforementioned tips, you can have a wonderful vacation without breaking the bank.