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Cheapest way to go to Disney World

If you are on a tight budget and looking for the cheapest way to go to Disney World, we have a few things for you to consider that will help you keep costs down.

Cheapest way to go to Disney World

The Cheapest way to go to Disney World

Planning is key to going to Disney on a budget. These are the ways to get the best deal on everything from tickets to accommodations:

Walt Disney World Sign

Go in the Off-Season

One of the best pieces of advice I can give you about going to Disney World on the cheap is to go in the off-season.

This means NOT going to Disney World in the summer when it is most crowded.

Check our Disney World crowd calendar to find the best off-season dates. Not only will traveling to Disney World be cheaper, but it will also be less crowded.

Disney World Parks

Don’t go to all the Disney World Parks

Disney World is made up of four theme parks, two water parks, golf courses, mini golf courses, and a shopping district.

If you are going to Disney World on a budget, there is no way you can do it all and not spend some serious cash.

Instead, get creative with your planning!

Blizzard Beach Wave Pool

You can hit one or two parks, toss in a day at a waterpark and a day at the Disney Springs shopping district, and still have a full vacation, yet spend far less than if you hit all four parks.

Magic Kingdom Castle

In fact, if you just go to Magic Kingdom for one day, go to one of the two Disney water parks and spend a day in Disney Springs, you will be able to go to Disney even cheaper!

Use a Disney Ticket Broker

The cheapest way to buy Disney World tickets is through a Ticket Broker. Our ticket broker of choice is Get Away Today.

Visit each of the four main Walt Disney World Resort Parks starting at $99 per day when you book through Get Away Today! This exciting offer is valid for travel April 2 – September 28, 2024.

That is the only ticket broker we use time and time again because they have the cheapest prices.

Mickey Mouse themed kids room

Don’t stay at a Disney Resort

While I love Disney World Resorts, if you are doing Disney World on the cheap, you should book a hotel off property.

The cheapest way to stay at Disney World is to stay at a non-Disney hotel or at an Airbnb.

There are hundreds of properties nearby Disney to choose from and many will provide transportation to the park if you need it.

Windsor hills resort

We usually stay in Windsor Hills and have found it spacious and near the parks (if you are driving).

Bring Food with you to the Park

One of the great things about going to Disney World is that they allow you to bring in food and drinks.

While you cannot bring in a hard cooler, you can bring in soft-sided small coolers & insulated cooler bags.

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag
PackIt is a freezable lunch cooler designed to keep contents cooler, longer: up to 10 hours (depending on external temperatures),Fits a sandwich, snack and a 12 oz (340ml) drink.

The cost of meals in the park is outrageous and if you are looking for the cheapest way to go to Disney World, one of the biggest ways to save is to cut the cost of one or two meals.

If you can find a hotel that has a free continental breakfast and can bring sandwiches and snacks with you to the park, you can cut out two meals right there.

Disney Springs Shopping

Take Advantage of Free things to do at Disney

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is located on Disney property and is free for anyone to enjoy. It is a fun place to explore.

Disney Springs LEGO Dragon

You don’t have to spend money here to find it enjoyable! There is so much to see that doesn’t even involve shopping!

Tinker Toy Display Disney Springs

Even the kids will enjoy walking through the shops, checking out the fun displays throughout the shopping district, and taking the free boat ride.

Monorail at Polynesian

Visit Disney Resorts

One of my favorite free things to do at Disney is to explore the different Disney World Resorts.

We love looking for Hidden Mickeys, seeing the Disney Resorts decorated for Christmas, and the Easter egg displays in the Spring.

Grand Floridian Courtyard Pool

Relax at the Pool

Nearly every hotel in Orlando has a pool and if you aren’t taking advantage of using it, you are wasting money!

While you could spend every day going from one place to another, you should make sure that you also build in time for relaxation!

A day at the pool is a great way to spend the afternoon (or the whole day!!).

Disney Wallet

While traveling to Disney can be a real budget-buster, as you can see, there are ways to go to Disney World on the cheap.

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