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Ask most families and they will tell you that Disney is on their travel bucket list especially if they have young children.
As the years pass, a Disney vacation has become more expensive but that does not mean it’s time to scratch it off your bucket list. And yes, work commitments are numerous but there are ways you can delegate work out, use a customizable mass email service that can integrate with your Google apps, email and drive, to cut down on time spent individually emailing clients, colleagues and/or customers.
You can make this vacation happen and when you do, you won’t have any regrets. I promise!
How to enjoy an affordable Disney vacation
1. Book early!
Make sure you book that Disney vacation right now (or at least as soon as you possibly can). The closer it gets to the holidays, you can be sure travel prices will only steep. If you have kids who aren’t in school yet, travel when other kids are in school. (This article tells you the cheapest times to visit Disney World.) The parks aren’t as crowded then and prices at Disney properties will be lower.
2. Drive to Disney
It will be much more affordable to drive than catch a flight especially if you’re a family of four or more. Sure Disney has free transportation between properties and the parks but with a tired toddler who needs a nap, you wouldn’t want to wait on a shuttle. Having your own car also gives you the flexibility to stay outside Disney property, at a more affordable property in the area.Plus, if you choose to take your car, is the ability to carry what you need and not be restricted by baggage allowance minimums.
If keeping the kiddos entertained on a long road trip, is a concern, take a look at my recommended boredom busters for your preschooler and family-favorite road trip snacks for toddlers, preschoolers and even, Mom and Dad!
Oh, and I know, nobody wants to deal with motion sickness on the drive, right? These motion sickness prevention tips will help!
3. Get creative
The first time we visited Disney, I made Dottie’s Disney themed tees and autograph book to save a little extra.
You really don’t need to buy a Disney Parks autograph book. These spiral Disney autograph books work just as well and actually are much easier for characters in the park to sign on as the pages flip all the way back.
If you need a little help getting started on homemade creative ideas, check out these ideas from some uber-creative Moms, on my Pinterest board- Affordable Disney ideas for your next Disney Vacation/Holiday
4. Be frugal
Odds are your kids will be so taken in with the entire Disney experience that it really won’t make a difference if they get little Disney themed presents from the Park or outside.
Here are a few Disney souvenirs they will love:
- Disney ears
- Disney drawstring backpack– this is a 2 pack, which is great especially if you have 2 kids.
- Disney trading pins
- Disney hair accessories
- Disney tumblers
- Disney play sets
Don’t forget there are also several free souvenirs your child can find while at Disney. Couponing to Disney has a great round up of these freebies. .