Bringing Little Ones to Walt Disney World? Save Time and Money With This Tried and True Life Hack

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Bringing the little ones to Walt Disney World can create long-lasting, magical memories…but it can also create a dent in your savings account.

From the Resort hotel to the Disney Park tickets to the cost of travel, a Disney vacation is already expensive. Bringing along the little ones, while well worth it, is also very expensive. Even more so than bringing along older kids.

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The little ones may not understand just how expensive everything is, nor how much it adds up. From the Genie+ and the Lightning Lanes to the snacks, food, and merchandise.

It’s no secret that we can save money by bringing in the kids’ favorite snacks and maybe even some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…but did you know you can use a similar approach to the merchandise?

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Everybody wants to bring home a Walt Disney World souvenir, especially the little ones. But if you want to save money, avoid buying the souvenirs in Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT.

Instead, visit stores outside of Walt Disney World property for your souvenir needs. From tourist shops to department stores, Disney merchandise is much cheaper when not bought on property.

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Purchase these souvenirs beforehand and present them at the perfect time during the Disney vacation. Whether that’s while visiting a Disney Park or once you arrive at the Resort hotel, it’s sure to create magical memories either way. For an extra special touch, consider presenting a letter by Mickey Mouse himself.

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This Disney hack will save both time and money. Avoid the long lines at Disney Springs and Disney Park stores, and avoid paying for the ‘Disney tax’ with this Disney World hack!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.