Many people think that a Disney Vacation is out of reach financially. This doesn’t have to be the case, especially if you prepare for a trip for a year or more out. The key on how to go to Disney on a Budget if with careful planning! If you plan in advance and don’t mind cutting a few corners, your magical Disney vacation can definitely be within reach.
How to go to Disney on a Budget
- Start up a Disney Fund. I live under the philosophy that every little bit you can add to the fund can make a difference. This could be something simple like collecting coins in a jar to saving all those gift cards you earn when shopping at Target (see how we turn them into Disney Gift Cards).
- Travel to Disney in the Off Season. One way to pay less for a Disney vacation is to plan your trip to Disney in the off season. Disney will often throw out all types of money saving deals for Disney resort stays in non-peak months.
- Buy your souvenirs before you go. What I mean by this, is purchase things like Disney T-shirts online at Shop Disney rather than in the park and shop for small Disney items at places like the Dollar Store. You will save a ton of money upfront and that way you can spend money on less expensive (but just as enjoyable) items you can take home. Don’t forget there are also a ton of Disney Souvenirs you can get for FREE!
- Bring your own food to the park! Disney allows you to bring food & drinks with you. We often carry a backpack filled with snacks and bottled water. If you don’t have access to groceries and have not choice but to dine at the park, you can still save money by using these budget saving meal tips.
- Consider staying off Disney property. When planning your Disney vacation on a budget, look into staying off property at a condo or townhouse instead of on Disney property. We have done this several times and have paid a fraction of the cost we would have otherwise spent. Often the accommodations are larger and allows you to do money saving things like cook meals in your own kitchen.
- Buy your tickets in bulk from a reputable ticket seller like Undercover Tourist! If we don’t purchase a Disney resort package, we buy our tickets online. What we’ve found is that the more days you go to the parks, the less expensive your tickets will be. You will pay full price for one day tickets, so keep that in mind!
Do you have any other tips on how to go to Disney on a Budget?