No vacation destination offers all the entertainment, attractions, nighttime spectaculars, dining choices and excitement like the Walt Disney World Resort just outside of Orlando, Florida. Taking a trip to the four theme parks at Disney World is like stepping into another world—one where the worries and stresses of life are non-existent, and time stands still for a moment before it reverses and takes Guests back to their childhoods.
Some travelers visit the Disney World parks every year, and some go several times each year. Others dream of going, but find it difficult to put the time, effort and finances into planning their trip of a lifetime. Because it can be costly, planning ahead for a trip to see Mickey is an absolute must. So is saving your money—before you go and once you get there. The most expensive parts of your trip to the most magical place on earth will be transportation to Mickey’s stomping grounds (if you don’t live in Central Florida), tickets to the parks and lodging, whether at a Disney Resort, a hotel outside of Disney property or a vacation rental home.
It is possible to save money in many ways when you’re planning a trip to the parks, as well as once you’re in the parks. Here are 12 tips to use when watching your budget and going to Disney World.