7. Drive to Orlando instead of flying.
It can be very costly to fly to Orlando, especially if you live far away or have a big family. Gone are the days of double-digit one-way fares—even with a 21-day advance purchase. And even if you are blessed enough to find reasonable fares, the airline will likely make up the money with fees for your luggage and fees for selecting certain seats on the plane. If you have reliable transportation, it can be not only cost-saving, but fun to drive to the Orlando area. You’ll only have the expense of gasoline, some wear and tear from mileage on your vehicle and the cost of a night in a hotel, if the drive takes more hours than you want to drive in one day. The choice to drive instead of fly to Orlando can save you hundreds of dollars, which can make the difference between your choice to take a Disney vacation or not.