13. Stay off property.
It’s fun to stay at a Disney World resort, but depending on the resort and the time of year, you could easily find the cost of a resort stay accounting for half or more of your Disney vacation budget. Especially if you have a large family, or if you are traveling with extended family or friends, you may find that renting a large house in the neighboring communities of Davenport or Champions Gate could save you hundreds as you compare the per-night rate. There are several companies near Disney that rent homes of varying sizes and locations, and many give you a discount of 10-20% if you book several months in advance.
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