10 Ways to Save Big on Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

9) Drive instead of flying. -- A large part of your Disney vacation expenses will be in the cost of traveling to the Orlando area, assuming you don’t live anywhere near Mickey’s zip code. Airfare has become increasingly more expensive in recent years, even with a greater than 21-day advance ticket purchase. Add that to the fees some airlines charge for certain seats on the plane and for checked luggage, and you can end up spending one-third or more of your vacation dollars on transportation to central Florida. If it’s at all possible, consider driving to the Orlando area. Not only will you save money versus flying; you’ll also have access to your own vehicle if you want to get around central Florida.