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Disney on a Dime: Money Saving Tips

Ready for a trip to Disney, but unsure how to afford it? You aren’t alone. The top reason why people are anxious about planning a trip to Disney World is because of the cost. But if you are hoping to Disney on a Dime, there are some ways to save money.

If you talk with travel planners, many will tell you than a week at Disney will cost you approximately $3,000-$5,000 for a family of 4.

Don’t have that kind of money to spend?

Don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to save money on a Disney Vacation and make it affordable for your family.

When it comes to doing Disney on a Dime, we consider ourselves experts!

Disney on a Dime

Disney on a Dime: 10 Money Saving Tips

  1. Start a savings plan for your Disney vacation. This means either opening a separate savings account or use something like a cash envelope system to put vacation money aside.
  2. Consider opening a Disney Visa Card account. This card gives you perks each time that you use it and as long as you pay it off every month, you will earn money toward your Disney trip by just making regular purchases!
  3. Buy Disney Gift Cards at a Discount. Many people don’t even think about this, but most big box stores sell Disney gift cards for 5-10% off. This means that you can save that much on your Disney trip!
  4. Travel in the off season! One of the worst times of year to go to Disney is during the summer. That is peak season. If you are able, one great way to save money on a Disney trip is by going in the off-peak season.
  5. Stay Off Property. While staying at a Disney Resort is great, you can save a TON of money if you stay off Disney property. One of our favorites is Windsor Hills.
  6. If you have to stay on Disney Property, then choose a Value Resort. They are great and the most affordable option!
  7. Buy your tickets from a Discount ticket broker. There is no need to pay full price for tickets to Disney World. We love using Undercover Tourist to buy our tickets.
  8. Take advantage of FREE Disney Souvenirs. Yes, there are souvenirs you can get for free at Disney World!!
  9. Buy cheap souvenirs if you feel like you have to buy something. One of our favorites are Disney Pressed Pennies.
  10. Split meals to save money while dining in the park. You can easily split most adult meals! Eating smaller portions allows room for splurges like Disney ice cream bars and Dole whip!

Do you have any Disney budget secrets to share?

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