6 Ways to Save on a Disney Vacation
If you’re saving for a Disney vacation, you may be thinking your costs will add up quickly. But they don’t have to if you budget correctly and do your research., Here are six easy ways to save on a Disney vacation.
Stretch Your Hours of Fun by Visiting in the Summer
In the summertime, the parks are open longer, which means your daily admission includes more hours of fun. When you schedule your Disney trip for the summer months, this helps stretch your dollars and cut down the number of days you will need to spend at Disney parks to enjoy all the fun.
Bring Your Own Stroller
Disney has guidelines on the size your stroller can be. So, check ahead of time for the most current size options and bring your own. This will help avoid the fees of daily stroller rental. Rentals can get expensive, especially if you visit Disney multiple days in a row.
Check Out These Cost-Saving Hotel Options
Off-site hotels are considerably lower in cost than the on-site ones. But many are still close by. If you really want to be inside the park, check out the resort lodgings and see if a package that includes extended visiting hours, free parking, and other perks saves you more. Other options might be to rent a vacation house with a group for better savings. See also: Best Disney Resorts for Families
Bring Your Own Food
This may be a given but it saves a good amount of money. Bring water bottles for everyone and pack picnic lunch and dinner food to save on some of the food costs. You can still enjoy some of the treats inside the park. But if you bring at least some of our own food, this helps leave more money to save on the other fun, such as picking up some souvenirs.
Make A DIY Autograph Book
Speaking of souvenirs, it’s customary to get autographs from some of the Disney characters throughout the theme park. Rather than spending on pre-made souvenir books, try crafting your own fun souvenir books with the kids. It’s easy to make a DIY book with inexpensive pretty craft paper. Your kids can even draw their favorite Disney characters on the front.
Give Each Kid A Fixed Budget
Family amusement park trips can add up quick. To help curb spending you can’t afford, talk to your kids beforehand and set limits. With younger ones, it may be yourself that you need to have a talk with. With bigger kids, give them each a Disney gift card with their amount on it. Let them know it is their choice what to use it on but that once it is gone, that’s it. Make sure the budget is reasonable by checking park prices and saving accordingly beforehand to help avoid disappointments.
Enjoy your Disney experience!