Save Money On Your Walt Disney World Trip
By Richer Brat
My family visit Walt Disney World several times a year. The biggest question we are often asked is "How Do You Afford It". There is no simple answer to this question - We save money and make money for our Disney trips in many different ways. You can do the same. If you really want something badly, you'll get it. Read on.
Tip 1 - We always buy annual passports. An annual passport enables you to visit all four Walt Disney World theme parks as many times as you want in a given year. So, if your first visit with the pass begins on 14th October, you could visit the following year on 1st October, and your park admissions the second year would already have been paid for.
Tip 2 - We get a Disney Dining experience card. Do a google search on Disney Dining Experience and it will take you to the relevant page. This card costs around $50, but it will give you a 20% discount for thirteen months on food and alcoholic drinks in most Walt Disney World restaurants. On two five day trips the savings can be enormous. Note - you need to be an Annual Passholder or Florida Resident to purchase this card.
Tip 3 - Room discounts. If you search hard enough - you should be able to get discounts at both onsite and offsite hotels. Annual passholder used to offer guests deep discounts. You could simply call Disney reservations and ask for annual passholder rates for your stay. These discounts are still offered, but not as much as they used to be. Disney now has an online discount system for passholders called the Best Rate Program. Discounts are not as deep, and there are strict terms and conditions but you can still get a good discount in comparison to rack rate.
Tip 4 - renting points from a Disney Vacation Club member. For those of you who don't know, Disney Vacation Club is Disney's version of a timeshare, with luxurious onsite studio's and villas with up to three bedrooms. If you do a google search for "rent disney vacation club points", you will find plenty of willing renters, and could bag yourself a luxurious rental for the price of a cheap offsite hotel. Note - renting from a member works out cheaper if you avoid staying on a Friday or Saturday night.
Tip 5 - making extra money. For a long time, my family were obsessed with saving cash on our WDW trips. Then we switched to doing things to actually make extra cash. We now make all the extra money we need to pay for all our Walt Disney World trips and more.
About The Author
The Richer Brat - Disney Expert and Money Making Wizard.