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Disney World Tips #2

To continue onward in the spirit of saving money in Disney…

When making your reservations with Disney make sure you request any available discounts for AAA.  I know that Disney will honor a few others, but I am unsure of which ones they are.

When making a car rental reservation keep in mind that the Disney Magical Express can make it so that you don’t need a car at all.  Most people don’t need a car unless they plan on going off grounds.  If you do need to make a reservation, then go online to Http://www.Travelocity.Com, and get a quote for the desired car.  Then open a new browser, and go to that actual car rental company site.  You will usually get a little better pricing.

When you need gas while on Disney property, remember to go to Downtown Disney, and stop at the Hess.  The gas is cheaper than it is once you leave grounds.

If you need to do some shopping for Disney merchandise, and you have a car, then there is only one place to go.  I believe they changed the name, but the address is: 5401 W. Oakridge Road, Orlando, FL 32819.  It used to be called Belz.

Buffets can be a little of the desirable, but when saving money they are essential.  Eat a buffet meal at the end of breakfast serving time.  You will still get the breakfast food, but late enough to be almost time to serve lunch.  Children, and adults that eat right at a buffet can make it till dinner.  Maybe a snack or two.  My personal favorite on Disney grounds is the Trails End Buffet in Fort Wilderness.

I will keep the information coming.  TTFN.

Disney World Tips #1

Even though we own a Disney Vacation Club membership, my family still goes to Disney paying cash.  Over the last many years I have come up with some tips for vacationing in Disney World.

Try to plan out your vacationing for the next year.  I know that sounds hard, but get a good idea in your head on whether, or not you can do it.  If you can, then consider purchasing a Annual Pass.  By doing this you can save a lot of valuable money.  A single day pass is @$35-45 a day.  An Annual Pass is @$400 for an adult.  Annual passholders also get various discounts at designated stores, and shops throughout Disney World.

If you are going to stay in the Orlando area, then also consider taking a Timeshare tour, which can be arranged at almost any store in the Orlando area.  By doing this you can earn tickets to many of the area parks, including Disney World.  Just remember… in the end just say NO.  You can tell them that you are quite interested, but need to think about it.  They will not like it, but that’s the way it goes.  BTW… If you are seriously interested in owning a timeshare, then please email me, and I will show you how DVC is the best one out there.  (I am not employed, or affiliated with Disney.  I just find it to be the only feasible timeshare deal out there.)


I will make a detailed post about the Disney Vacation Club at another time.

When staying in Disney, or the surrounding areas take your car, and go to the local Wal-Mart, or whatever other food store.  Purchase sodas, waters, and snacks that you can have at your rental, or wherever.  Most of the time you can even take your lunches, snacks, and drinks into the parks.

Manage your time wisely.  I am not one for making schedules now that I know most of the tricks, but I still know when the parades, and other such activites are.  By knowing this information, you can plan the rest of your day.  When a parade is going on, most people become occupied with the parade, and pass on the rides, and shows.

GET THERE EARLY!  If you don’t get there early, you miss out on seeing a lot of things that Disney offers.  Prior to the Magic Kingdom opening daily, some of the characters ride to the front of the park on the train, and greet the people waiting outside.

Make your dining reservations MONTHS in advance.  When you get to Disney is not the time.  Spend it relaxing.  Not only that, but making a reservation while you are there will be almost impossible, as most of the reservation slots will be full.

If there are any questions, then please feel free to comment.  Comments are valuable.  Comments are necessary for the posts to keep a level of expectation.

More tips to come, so check back.