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Cheapest way to go to Disney World

Are you dreaming of taking your family to the most magical place on earth, but worried about the cost? While a trip to Disney World can be expensive, there are several ways to make it more budget-friendly. There are a few tips and tricks for getting the best deals and finding the cheapest way to go to Disney World.

Cheapest Way to go to Disney World

The 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.

Disney Calendar

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.

Shopping at Disney Springs

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 Discount Ticket Broker

The cheapest way to buy Disney World tickets is through a Ticket Broker.

Our ticket broker of choice is Get Away Today.

Get Away Today WDW

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

Windsor hills resort

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.

There are hundreds to choose from in the Disney area and many will provide transportation to the park if you need it.

You can save up to $100 a night by just staying off-property!

Bring food with you into 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 a soft-sided cooler.

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 World

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.

Beach Club Disney Resort

Visit Disney Resorts

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

Gingerbread House in Grand Floridian Resort at Disney

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 World Vacation

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. If you are looking for more budget-saving tips, be sure to check out our Disney on a Dime series.

Disney World Planning Information

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.

Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.

Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.

If you are a foodie, you will be glad to know that there are great restaurants at Disney World, this includes buffets, character meals and even some places the adults will love.

Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.

We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.

Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..

Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.

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