9. Consider staying off Disney property.
Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is a lot of fun. And everyone should do it at least once, just for the experience. But the resort hotels can be very expensive—several hundred dollars per night. Even if you stay only a week at a value resort, you could easily spend $2,000 to $3,000 or more. A money-saving alternative to staying at a resort hotel is to stay at a hotel off Disney property. You can also save money and have much more room to relax by renting a vacation home in nearby Champion’s Gate, Davenport or Kissimmee, Florida. You can usually book a vacation rental home for between $150 and $250 per night. Six nights would cost you between $900 and $1,500 for your lodging in this scenario. Compared to a Disney value resort, you would save 50% or more.