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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

2. Make the most of your annual pass. If you are an annual passholder, you can enjoy savings directly from Disney. For example, on most merchandise you purchase in the parks, you’ll receive a discount of 20%. During certain promotions in the parks, you can also receive discounts on dining at select restaurants. If you are an out-of-state passholder and ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

4. Bring snacks for evening instead of eating dinner. We’ve covered money-saving ideas related to breakfast and lunch. Now let’s talk dinner. You can make dinner the one meal each day for which you do pay, or you can opt to bring snacks in your backpacks for later in the day. Bring trail mix, fruit strips, crackers, etc., to enjoy ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

5. Share plates at counter service restaurants. Another money-saving option when it comes to feeding your family in the parks is to order one plate and split it between two family members. The food portions served at Disney are substantial, and two people can easily eat from one adult meal. If everyone wants his or her own meal, consider purchasing ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

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 ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

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 ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

10. Buy Disney gift cards at Target. Lots of Disney fans purchase Disney gift cards in the months leading up to their vacation. They are a smart way to save for your trip because you can’t spend them just anywhere. They are valid for use at Disney World, Disneyland, on Disney cruises, at the Disney Store and online at ShopDisney.com. ...

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12 Awesome Money-Saving Tips for a Walt Disney World Vacation

11. Begin saving immediately. Without a doubt, Disney is the best vacation you can take with your family. It’s also one of the more expensive vacations you can take, and it’s worth every penny. But if you can save a few of those pennies on your trip, that’s worth exploring too!     Once you’ve decided that you are going to Disney ...

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