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Disney World: Saving Time & Money on Your Next Vacation

Updated on August 23, 2013

Disney World Vacation Tips

Have you always dreamed of going on a Disney World vacation but simply thought it was too expensive? Well, think again! Though a trip to Disney World can be very costly , there are ways to enjoy a wonderful vacation to the Magic Kingdom and other Disney theme parks in Orlando without breaking the bank. All it takes is a little research and some planning so that you and your family can take the trip of a lifetime.

Read on to discover some tips to saving time and money on your Walt Disney World Vacation. Be sure to check out the video on the secrets of Disney World, which highlights some little-known facts and hidden gems of the Magic Kingdom!

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Buy Disney World Tickets In Advance

Did you know that you can purchase tickets in advance from an Authorized Disney Discounter? Instead of waiting until you get there, purchase your tickets from these authorized resellers and you can save $10-$20.00 off each ticket. Do be cautious about some of the discounted Disney Pass tickets you might come across on eBay or elsewhere online. These aren't always the bargain they appear to be. In The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide 2013, you will find out all the details on where to find these Authorized Disney Discounters, and much more insider information to help you save big bucks on your vacation.

If you are flying to Orlando, make sure you do your research before purchasing airline tickets. Some of the best deals aren't found on airline website schedules. It can be tricky to find good deals on flights to Orlando, but there are some very good travel guides available specifically for Disney World vacations which can give you all the information you need on doing Disney World on a budget and getting there at the lowest cost

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Disney World's Magical Express Shuttle

So, you did some research, got a good deal on airline tickets and purchased your admission tickets, and possibly show and event tickets in advance. All of which hopefully saved you money! Now that you've arrived at the airport, keep the savings going. If you're staying at a Disney Property, take the Magical Express shuttle to your hotel. This also comes with a baggage service which means your luggage is delivered directly to your hotel. On top of the total convenience of this service, comes a huge savings. It can cost around $100.00 for a family of four to take a private shuttle to their hotel. Why not take advantage of this fantastic service if you're staying at a Walt Disney World property? Of course there are some very good off-site hotels and resorts that you can stay in as well. It's good to check all of your lodging options and see if an off-site property might better suit your needs and budget. Just remember that when staying in a Disney property, you often get special deals on meal plans and transportation that might not be offered at non-Disney hotels and resorts

Disney World Travel Guide Books and DVDs - Everything you need to know to plan the Disney vacation of your dreams!

Seven Disney World Secrets

In this video, you will see 7 "secret" things about some of the attractions at Disney World, that you might not otherwise notice. These are just some fun little bits of information that can make your Disney World vacation a little more fun and interesting. Take a look...

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More Disney World Time and Money-Saving Tips

Below are a few quick tips in addition to the ones discussed earlier, that will save you time and money when visiting Disney World.

1. If staying at a Disney Resort, think about purchasing a Magic Your Way admission ticket, which can be customized to fit your specific needs. When you purchase the Magic Your Way ticket, you can add the number of days that you will be using the ticket-the more days you add, the more money you'll save each day. You can also add options such as Water Park Fun and More, and the Park Hopper option. The Park Hopper option allows you to come and go as you please through all four parks, even on the same day (for the length of your ticket). You must use your ticket within 14 days of first use, unless you purchase the "no expiration" option.

2. If you wait until you're inside the theme parks to buy souvenirs, you will definitely be paying an inflated price. Consider going to some of the discount souvenir outlets nearby and you could save as much as 75% on some items.

3. It can often be rainy in Orlando and if you are caught at one of the parks without a poncho, you could end up shelling out some big bucks to keep an entire family dry. It's a good idea to pack your own and use the money you save for something a little more fun!

4. Save time waiting in long lines by taking the left side instead of the right. To save a lot of time waiting in line at popular attractions use the Disney Fast Pass. This is a ticket telling you when to return to the attraction and allows you to bypass the regular line. This can save you a lot of time if you use it at several popular attractions-time that is better spent enjoying the park instead of waiting in endless lines.

For many more tips on saving time and money at Disney World, follow the link below. Here, you will have the opportunity to purchase a downloadable e-book, The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide, 2013. Written by a former Disney cast member and travel author, it is jam-packed with many insider tips and is updated regulary. Purchasers will have lifetime access to all updates to the guide.

Check Out These Great Travel Accessories - Available on Amazon.com

Having the right travel accessories can really make a difference on your vacation. Below are just a few of the many travel products that are available on Amazon.com. Comfy travel pillows, luggage, and products to organize your clothes and personal products can help you enjoy your Disney World vacation even more!

Have any more suggestions or experiences at Disney World that you would like to share? We'd love to hear about it!

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      about-pomeranian 4 years ago

      Now I would say few bucks in my next Disney trip ... credit goes to you rkcarter

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      rkcarter lm 4 years ago

      @jayavi: Thank you! Glad you liked it!

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      jayavi 4 years ago

      Good idea. like this lens

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      rkcarter lm 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Nice lens! Thanks for sharing :)

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      rkcarter lm 4 years ago

      @anandma: Anandma,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm continually trying to add more information to this lens, so check back! Thanks again, Renita

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      anandma 4 years ago

      nice lens.need to bookmark this

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      bensen32 lm 6 years ago

      some good info, nice job

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      laki2lav 6 years ago

      You have a lot of good tips here. Good job