Money, money, money…MONEY!

We all know how expensive a trip to Disney World can be. Here are my top 10 ways to save those extra bucks:

  1. Book one of Disney’s Value Resorts (average $120 a night)
    *If you want to stay on property, don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on hotel, but still want something a little more than a value resort, head over to www.priceline.com and search their Express Deals (Secret Hotel). You will be able to decide the area you wish to stay in as well as the hotel rating. A 4-star hotel on property cost about $150 a night. The catch, you will not know what hotel you are booking until you pay for it. I have yet to have any issues with this.
  2. Buy a multi-day ticket
    The longer you stay, the more you save on tickets, about $20 less per day.
  3. Buy an Annual Pass
    Now of course, only do this if you will be visiting more than once a year and for several days, or if you are staying for more than a week. An annual pass (without blockout dates) will cost you $779 ($679 for Florida residents). If you are a Florida resident, you will have the option of paying in full or monthly. The pass includes Park Hopper and PhotoPass.
  4. Don’t buy water at the parks
    Just go to a quick service restaurant and ask for a cup of water
  5. Have breakfast in your hotel
    Take cereal, granola bars, anything you can eat for breakfast instead of spending at the parks
  6. Bring from home
    Strollers, sunscreen, ponchos, autograph books, pens, glow in dark sticks.
  7. Take your own snacks and water to the parks
  8. Buy Disney inspired T-Shirts online
    There are so many creative and funny Disney shirts out there. Head over to Etsy, there you will find so many great sellers. One of my favorites is JargonClothing
  9. Buy Mickey/Minnie ears online or make your own
  10. Instead of flying, make a road trip out of your vacation