Planning a Disney World family trip does not have to be out of your budget. Some tips or “secrets” can turn that escapade in Mickey Mouse’s homeland into a bargain. We are revealing three such secrets today.
1. Purchase Multi-Day Pass Online
Disney rewards those that stay longer with cheaper ticket prices per-day. By buying tickets for more than one day, you can make sizable savings. “A one-day walk up ticket is $99, vs. $60 a day for a five-day pass purchased online,” Donna Rosato wrote in the June 2014 paper edition of Money Magazine. Tickets may be purchased here at Disney’s online store or at a number of online ticket resellers, such as Under Cover Tourist or Magical Getaway.
2. Stay At An Hotel Within Park Ground
It may seem counter-intuitive that Disney hotels be more affordable than run-of-the mill hotels, but under the right circumstances, a Disney resort within park ground is the way to go. From the moment you land at Orlando International Airport, you won’t need to rent a car or take a taxi throughout your vacation if you booked with a Disney hotel. All transportations from the airport and to the four parks are included. This can result in savings of $50 a day!
3. Visit In Late August Or During The Off-Season
Visiting Disney World in August can be economical and also more enjoyable. Because many children are already back in school, “[c]rowds thin out, and onsite hotel prices drop 25% to 35%, says Robert Niles, editor of ThemeParkInsider.com.”
For example, “a room at Disney’s All-Star Movie Resort starts at $150 a night in early July vs. $95 in late August.” Similarly, hotel rates are lower in January, February, September, October and most of November, excluding of course the major holidays, such as Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.