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(TTBS) With the slower economy, everyone is looking to save some money on their Disney World packages. Here are our top 10 ways to save money on a Disney World vacation.
#10 - Be Flexible - If you have a flexible work and school schedule, tell your Disney Specialists. You may be thinking about a summer vacation, but if you can visit in later summer than early summer, your Disney Specialists may be able to offer a discount package to Disney World. If you are flexible with your dates, you have a much better chance of getting the best discount packages to Disney World.
#9 - Visit During Value or Regular Season - The best times of year for discount Disney World packages are during Value and Regular Seasons. You will save the most money and beat the crowds at the Disney theme parks.
#8 - Visit During the Weekday - Disney Resorts increase in price over the weekend (during certain seasons), so if you are visiting for 4 nights, try to plan your dates during the weekday to save money.
#7 - Stay at a Disney Resort - Since we book all of Orlando, we book Disney Resorts and non-Disney Resorts. It is amazing how much you save on your whole vacation, when you actually stay at a Disney Resort. When you count discount packages to Disney World, Magical Express, complimentary transportation around Disney World, and the free parking, staying at a Disney Resort will save you money.
#6 - Plan Your Trip Around Past Discounts - When planning your Disney World vacation, check with one of our Disney Specialists about past discounts. Disney offers discounts during select times of the year. Usually the discounts are the same (year after year). Our agents know when to expect these discounts and which discount packages to Disney World are the best for your resort choice. Before booking your trip, try to plan your vacation around past discount packages to Disney World.
#5 - Come With a Conference, Stay for a Family Visit - If you have an upcoming conference at Walt Disney World, go ahead and plan a family vacation. Attending a conference allows you extra discounts and perks that the general public cannot take advantage of including 1/2 day tickets and meal vouchers. If you have a conference at Disney World, consider making it a whole family event.
#4 - Travel Around Special Events - Plan your trip to Disney World around a special event and you can take advantage of discount packages to Disney World. In a few weeks, Epcot will be hosting the Food & Wine endurance sporting event. Disney offers a special discount package to Disney World for this event. When planning your trip, check into special events that are fun and may help you save even more money.
#3 - Visit With Family - Once you start planning a trip to Disney World, everyone will want to join in. Why not? It can save you a lot of money and can make your visit to Walt Disney World a once-in-a-lifetime trip! When you have a family reunion or friends group of 10 rooms or more, you can take advantage of special discount packages to Disney World and experiences. Planning a trip, get friends and family to come along!
#2 - Add Dining - The Disney Dining Plan is a 20-40% savings on meals at Disney World. If you are staying at a Disney Resort, add the Disney Dining Plan. This option itself is a discount package for Disney World meals.
#1 - Book with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner - This is a must! As an agent for an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, you can book with us or another Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. However, this is a must! Our services are free, but since we are experts in planning Disney vacations we know all of the "secret" discounts.
Just yesterday, I had a family contact me about a recent Disney Gift Card promotion that gives them a $500 gift card when they book their trip. That deal did sound amazing, to a guest. However, that was not the best discount package to Disney World. Disney had another discount promotion (that was not being advertised), but saved them $450 more than the Disney Gift Card promotion. Only experts, like Authorized Disney Vacation Planners, would know about these "secret" discounts.
It is easy to save money on a Disney World vacation. Learn from these tips and don't be Goofy and miss out on the savings! Contact us for more information about planning your Disney World vacation.