Walt Disney World is a great place to visit, but can be very expensive. Luckily there are ways to make a Disney trip much more affordable. Just a few cutbacks and changes in a vacation can save a ton of money.
Places to stay.
This can greatly change the cost of a trip. Walt Disney World offers many different resorts to stay in, with each of them falling in a different price range. Some of the rooms at Disney World can cost more than one thousand dollars a night, and others are less than a hundred. But these amounts can change dramatically through the year. During the Summer and the holiday seasons Disney charges more per night. This is called peak season. When Walt Disney World has low attendance they are more willing to offer rooms for a better price. With over 15 different resorts to stay at, it can be difficult to make a choice. But Disney offers a vacation planning video that gives a small tour of each one of them.
Buying an airline ticket is much cheaper when purchased months in advanced as compared to a couple of days before a trip. Some airlines might offer good deals the week of a vacation but might not have Orlando as a destination. There are also many websites that are dedicated to finding the best price on airline tickets. When a date has been selected, they will scour the internet to find the best deal. Some of these will also have coupon codes that can be applied at checkout.
Walt Disney World generally always runs some type of special. Occasionally they offer a free dining plan when buying tickets to the theme parks and staying at a Disney resort. A Disney dining plan can be used for food each day. One of the most expensive parts of a Disney vacation can be the food, but this dining plan will take that out of the equation. It can be used at almost all of the Disney restaurants on property. This is but one of the many vacation packages that Disney offers to the public. Some vacation packages might have to be purchased through a travel agent to receive.
Disney Vacation Club
Another great way to save is through the Disney Vacation Club. The Disney Vacation Club is different from what most people consider a timeshare. With the DVC, points are accumulated. Then can be spent on a Walt Disney World vacation, or many others for that matter. Points do not have to be used only at the Walt Disney World Resort. That is what makes the Disney Vacation Club so special. They are constantly adding new locations to travel to. Some of the locations include Hawaii, Greece, and Italy. After awhile, the initial money that was paid to join the DVC will end up paying for itself from traveling.