How to Save Money for a Disney World Vacation

Disney World Savings Plan:  How to Save Money for a Disney World Vacation

How to Save Money for a Disney World Vacation

Whether you know what your Disney budget is going to be, because you used How Much Will My Disney Vacation Be….

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You’re not sure if you know how to save money for a Disney  World vacation .  I’m excited to tell you that you 100% do (or will soon).  There are so many ways to save up that I’m making a series out of this.  Each week we’ll talk about different ways to save money but before we do that, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I’m an adult now (or so I think), I love to travel and I work hard to afford it. When I say work hard I mean both working to earn money and working to not spend money like I really want to. But before I grew up, life was nothing like that.

My immediate family struggled financially, that meant so did I.  My mom was a single parent and every dollar she earned had a home.  There was no room for extra.  Today, her financials remain the same 🙁

But now she has a resource, ME.

My mom wants to come along on my vacation in a few months and I will help her stretch every dollar, sometimes make them double, and make it possible for her.

I tell you this because I want you to know that I can teach you how to save money for a Disney  World vacation and I will.

Here’s what we’ll learn in the coming posts: (I will update these with links as I publish)

How to Save Money for a Disney World Vacation

What’s next?

If you haven’t done so yet, figure out how much your Disney vacation will cost.  It won’t take more than 15 minutes. You can also check out the rest of my blog for some tips on cutting costs during your Disney vacation.

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43 thoughts on “How to Save Money for a Disney World Vacation

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    Disney is SUCH a memorable vacation spot and everyone LOVES planning a trip there. But, I dont think people remember to budget either before entering the Magic Kingdom or during their stay. These are such helpful links to not go broke while enjoying your trip!

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    I always thought of Disney as being expensive and something I would never be able to afford. Now though, thanks to you it looks like it is feasible after all!

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    Awesome! I am looking forward to all of the posts. I love Disney and recently did a post about what parents need to know when going to disney. I am always looking to save money on our trips

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    Disney can add up quickly but I am so excited to see what you can do plan a vacation at a lower cost!

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    Disney is so much fun but the costs can add up quickly! It’s super important to calculate costs ahead of time so you will have realistic expectations. Looking forward to seeing your tips!

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    As a former Disney cast member, I know there are definitely ways to have a fabulous vacation while also not breaking the bank. It just takes some creativity and planning.

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    Vacations can add up so quickly. Hopefully won day I’ll decide to save up and finally go to Disney 🙂

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    My family and I have actually never been to Disney World before, but I’ll have to keep these tips in mind for the future. Thank you for sharing!

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    I love Disney and their resorts! It’s always a classic place to spend a family vacation. I think next time we will try a Disney cruise!

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    Vacations can get expensive. We have a vacation fund at our bank and automatic put a certain amount aside each month. This way we have enough to pay for our trips.

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    Disney is a wonderful vacation that I used to beg to go on growing up. All my friends went, but we could never afford it. As soon as I was able after I was grown, married, and had kids…we went. We’ve been three times. But it’s all because we get a Florida resident discount. I would love for anything to afford season passes, but it’s just not in our budget yet. Maybe one day!

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    Like you I grew up in a single parent family for a long time. Even when my mom remarried we struggled financially. I took my parents to disneyland when they visited a few years ago and they loved it. We go often, and just did disneyworld. Never too old to have fun at Disney!

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    I just headed to Disney World a few weeks ago, it was so much fun. I’m planning on going later this year/early next year as well! Such a great idea on saving money for this, thanks for the tips! I’ll keep them in mind next time I go 🙂

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    We talk about our next trip to Disney all the time, we can’t wait to take or kids out there. It is one of our favorite places in the whole world. Being able to save anything is great since Disney isn’t the cheapest trip out there.

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    Sounds great!! We are planning a trip to Disney in June and I’ll happily accept any way to bring the cost down.

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    I wish I had this earlier. We just went in Dec. It was a wonderful time. I’m going to share for friends going this year.

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    We go to Disney once a year and so we budget that in always but these are great tips. This will totally save us too.

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    We have not been to Disney in a while and maybe this would help us get back sooner. Thanks so much for these saving tips.

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    This is something that my husband and I need to figure out soon. We are planning to go to Disney next year, so I really want to be ahead of the game and figure out how much it will cost and how we can save a few bucks.

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    This is great advice for us as we are trying to save for our first disney trip! thanks so much!

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    Some great advice and we would love a trip to Disney, but the cost has always put us off. I will take a look around at your money saving Disney tips too, they can be a big help!

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    We had a great trip to Walt Disney world this past summer. We treated ourselves to character dining experiences, but tried not to waste money on things like sodas.

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    When going to Disney budget yourself as much as you can. We went this past December but stayed at a time share and spent 1k on a house and split the cost down the middle with my in laws so in the long run it would cost us less. Someday I do want to stay on Disney property.

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    Disney seems so much more expensive than it used to be, I am definitely going to be looking into this! I have three little ones that are dreaming of a Disney Vacation, and I want to make it work soon!

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    We’ve been to Disney twice and had a great time each trip! It is definitely not a cheap trip but so worth the expense.

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    I feel like a trip to Disney doesn’t have to cost your first born. This is really very helpful! We are hoping to have a trip soon!

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    The money saving challenge sounds like a great idea! We all could stand to save more right?

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    My husband and I just decided to start planning for our first Disney Land trip! I can’t wait to take the kids. It’s going to be a lot of fun! I’m going to scour your whole blog for tips!

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    Yay! I’m perpetually saving money for Disney! I like to use the Disney Vacation Account — it works well for us. We’re talking about going again this summer, after PANDORA opens.

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    Budgeting during your stay at disney is so important, otherwise you’ll end up spending wayyy to much by the end of your stay!

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    Disney is so expensive that I honestly don’t think we will be going again for awhile. Maybe in five years or so and hopefully our kids will enjoy it more.

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    I was just at Disney in October and couldn’t believe how expensive it was. We used to go as a kid and I don’t remember the prices being so high. I definitely recommend doing the meal plan, as long as you know what each place your eating requires. Our Disney agent didn’t do a great job of helping with this and it ended up costing each of us an additional $100 and that was only for 2 meals.

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      Oh man that’s tough. If you don’t plan Disney vacations to the T you over spend very quickly.

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    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. I love checking out new things and this tips are really helpful plus money saver too! If you won’t plan your trip, it’s kinda expensive.

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    We are planning for a trip to Disney and I can see where it is going to add up real quick! Great tips for saving.

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    Wow I love this very comprehensive guide for planning a trip to disney world! my kids are a little too young right now to fully enjoy a trip there so we are waiting but these are amazing tips and awesome additional links! i love it! thanks so much!

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    I love Disney! Great tips!

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    We used our tax refund to pay for our Disney trip last year. Next time we go, I would love to be able to pay for it outright. Thanks for the great tips. We are going to try to go in 2019 when they open the new Star Wars Land.

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      I couldn’t believe how far away when the date was released but I can’t wait!

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    Vacations can definitely get expensive if you don’t spend wisely especially for a family. Great tips, reminded me that it’s time to start saving for our summer vacation.

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