How to Plan a Disney World Vacation on a Budget

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

How to Plan a Disney World Vacation on a Budget
Of all the requests for advice we see about trips to Disney, how to plan a Disney World vacation on a budget might just be the most common. And it makes sense: cheap + Disney World vacation don’t always go hand in hand, and there are lots of expenses that come into play when you’re traveling to and around Disney World. Add that to the fact that many people travel to Disney in large family groups and it becomes clear why finding ways to cut costs is a major concern.  Fortunately, there is good news. There are several things that you can do to make your Disney World trip more affordable, with lots of options available for tailoring your vacation to your budget (no matter what it is). From discounted hotels and accommodations to Orlando attraction ticket deals, here are our best tips for enjoying an epic Disney vacation on a budget
Disney Vacation on a Budget

Book at Off-Site Hotels and Resorts

This one is a biggie. The average price for a Disney hotel stay is about $350 a night, which adds up fast—especially if you need more than one room. Off-site hotels and resorts however offer many of the exact same amenities—including things like pools, restaurants, and free transportation to Disney parks—for a whole lot less. When you shop our Disney hotel deals, you’ll find rates as low as $54.40 a night, which can cut your total vacation cost down by hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. 

Bundle Costs with Cheap Disney Vacation Packages

One of the biggest cost saving measures you can take with your Disney World vacation is to bundle your costs. This way, you pay a set, discounted rate for your hotel and theme park tickets, instead of buying everything separately. Check out our Deals page to price out your personal package and discover just how much you can save. 

Price Out Your Tickets in Advance

Buying your tickets ahead of time doesn’t just help you keep track of your budget—it also helps you score some really impressive deals. On our Tickets page you can snag a great price on tickets for everything from Universal Studios to Blue Man Group, with discounted rates that you won’t be able to get if you buy at the door. 

Go During the Right Time of Year

The time of year that you visit Disney World plays a key role in managing your vacation on a shoestring budget. Late January and early February are usually the most cost-effective times to visit Disney World itself, though you’ll find the most competitive hotel and ticket rates in September. For 2020, we’re predicting that the cheapest time overall to take your trip will be the first two weeks of December, following Thanksgiving.  You can afford a Disney vacation—you just have to be savvy about it. Browse through all of our Disney World vacation deals and plan your trip at the right time of year to have the best experience at the best price. Together, we’ll make sure you don’t spend any more than you have to. 

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