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If it weren’t for these tips we would not be able to go to Disney. We have gone on two different occasions in the last two years (yes one of the trips was in the middle of covid and Yesss unfortunately yessss we had to wear masks even outside). The first time we went we stayed at the art of animation and LOVED it. On Our second trip, we stayed at an Airbnb that was close to the park (and a fraction of the price vs staying on-site), however, we did pay for parking which was $50 VIP parking because we would be a shorter walk at the end of a long, exciting yet exhausting day.

The FIRST tip compares prices of staying site versus on site, along with seeing if the off-site offer shuttles to and from Disney. Consider staying off-site you will need to pay for parking at the parks, and depending on which place you’re staying on-site you can get to some parks an hour early.


The SECOND tip is making sure the hotel/ Airbnb you’re staying at offers breakfast or finds a cheap breakfast spot close to your Disney destination. Even if breakfast is not offered you can have groceries delivered to where you are staying and possibly cook meals.


The THRID tip is to bring water bottles (a lot of people I saw bought Brita bottles with the filters in them) to save money on the $7.00 water bottles.


The FOURTH tip is to bring snacks for the kids and yourself to hold y’all over, and to get kid meals instead of adult meals.


The FIFTH tip is to start collecting Disney gift cards from the same club, they are discounted (about 4% saved), and use those during your trip. This helps with not having to hold onto a lot of cash, and not having to use your debit/credit card so much.


The SIXTH tip – if financially smart & able- to invest in a Downey credit card. We use our Disney credit card to pay our bills every month, and collect Disney points on that. This paid for our trip to EPCOT last winter.


The SEVENTH and last tip is to enjoy your trip. Disney is a magical place with magical employees who work in the sun all day. Be patient and take a deep breath mama, you’re a good mom for even considering taking your kiddos there! If you have any more Disney tips let me know!!

Hannah Bures

Hello Hi! Thanks for taking the time to join me on my site! Ima wife, mama, and a nurse so right now I can promise you I'm dreaming of a vacation on a beach drinking a mega pint of blackberry wine. I am new to blogging and not a very good writer, however, I am creative and enjoy doing this as a hobby. I also create, design and sell digital products! I hope to see you around!!

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  1. These are such great ideas. I know there’s a certain amount of acceptance that comes with visiting Disney that you will spend a ton of money, but anything you can do to save a little bit here and there is worth it.

  2. These are great tips! I love Disney. Staying at a value resort is a great way to save money.

  3. I haven’t been to Disney in years! That’s a great idea to bring Brita bottles instead of paying for water.

  4. Melanie Edjourian

    I’ve not been as an adult but really want to take the kids. Tips to help us save money are welcome as it will help as it can get very expensive.

  5. You can also get gift cards from Target for 5% off if you have the Target card. We did that on our last trip to save money, Also recommend the Disney Visa card as you can save 5-10% at some of the restaurants and shops inside Disney World.

    1. These are all really great tips! This will help us a lot when we go to Disney!

  6. I’ve been to Disney once and plan on going with my youngest in the future. I found buying gifts, shirts, or souvenirs off property.

    I was planning on staying on property bc I have mobility issues and being close to the parks is a must. Plus I won’t be driving, most likely I’ll fly there.

  7. These are some great tips! I’ve never been to Disney World but I’ve definitely always wanted to go!

  8. Love this tips and some of them I’ve never thought about it like using the Disney credit card. I need to check it out!

  9. Wonderful tips! Anywhere we travel we factor in overall cost of staying closer vs further away. Sometimes it makes more sense to be right in the center of it once you take into account taxis or gas

  10. We always stay at a hotel that offers breakfast. I always choose the one with the best location too. Great tips!

  11. Disney and travel in general can add up so quickly. It is nice to have some money saving tips! Always happy to make sure my money goes further.

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