There’s no wrong way to do Disney World. But when it comes to time and money, there is a better way. Check out these twenty-one Disney World hacks that will save you anywhere from 5 minutes to 500 dollars!
21. Kids Two and Under Are Free
That’s right, FREE! Kids only need a park ticket when they turn three! This takes the pressure off doesn’t it? You don’t have to worry if they’re “old enough to remember it”—they won’t cost you a thing! Similarly, the under three crowd doesn’t need FastPass reservations to go along with your group. And at most buffet places they are not charged anything for their meal.
20. Gift Cards From Target
Did you know that you can pay for your entire Disney vacation using Disney Gift Cards? And if you buy those gift cards from Target and use your REDcard, you instantly save 5%. Five percent off of a whole vacation will save you hundreds easily.
19. Check Costco’s Travel Section
If you are a Costco member, you have access to their online travel section which often runs discounts such as 25% off of Disney Resorts or free photo packages.
18. Stay Off-Property
Whether to stay on or off property is always a heated debate. But when it comes to actual money savings, you’ll get the best value at a nearby off-property resort. Check out Disney Good Neighbor Hotels for a great balance of quality and value.
17. Stay On-Property
Again, the debate. Staying on Disney property may cost you more in dollars, but it will save you in minutes. You’ll get Extra Magic Hours where the parks are open exclusively for resort guests. You’ll get free, easy transportation. So, you’ll have to decide for yourself…which savings strategy is right for you?
16. Pack Dollar Store Items
You’ll save a bundle if you pre-buy and pack certain items, such as ponchos, sanitizer, glow necklaces, and hand wipes.
15. Do Table Service at Breakfast or Lunch
Table Service dining establishments are 15-35% higher at dinner time, so you’ll save money by making those Advanced Dining Reservations for Breakfast or Lunch