Can you really do Disney on the cheap?

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Registered: 03-31-2014
Can you really do Disney on the cheap?
Wed, 04-23-2014 - 3:40pm

We've never been to Disney and I'd really like to take the kids next year. Financially, it would be our big to-do for the year. I'd like to keep it cheap but wonder where to go cheap and what to pay more for (that is, you get what you pay for). 

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Registered: 08-12-2006
Mon, 04-28-2014 - 9:07pm

First of all, I would sign up for Mousesavers newsletter.  It comes out the 15th of every month and has some really good tips on saving money.  I would also check out  Fabulous website with tons of information!

You can save money by going at slower times of the year (called value season).  You'll also have to decide whether to stay onsite in a value resort (cheapest) or offsite.  Onsite includes transportation to and from the parks.  Sometimes offsite does as well, but not as often as the Disney busses run.  And if you drive your own car, it now costs $17 per day to park. 

There are no discount tickets, per se.  Only buy from a reputable ticket broker (Undercover Tourist, Maple Leaf Tickets, AAA) if you don't buy directly from WDW.  Something to remember is that Disney does not include taxes in their price list online, but the ticket brokers do, so make sure you're comparing apples to apples.  I have bought our tickets from years from Undercover Tourist and recommend them.

Check out those 2 websites and then come back here with your additional questions.  Have fun Smile

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