I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a money tree growing in my backyard. We’re a regular, middle class family who just happens to love going to, what can be, an expensive vacation destination. That’s why, whenever I can, I get other people to pay for my Walt Disney World vacations. There are several ways to do this. And I’m going to share with you how you can get other people to pay for your Disney vacations, too! # 1 Disney Gift Cards I know this sounds like a no brainer but hear me out. Everyone in my Continue reading How To Get Other People To Pay For Your Disney Trip!
Are you a spender or a saver? Me? I’d love to say I’m a saver but if I’m perfectly candid, I’d admit that I’m really only a saver when it comes to trips to Walt Disney World. And Disney has the perfect plan to help you save for a trip to the most magical place on earth and their other vacation destinations. May I present: The Disney Vacation Account. You create an online Disney Vacation Account; set the budget, set the goals and set the payment plan from the convenience of your couch/breakfast nook/car in the carpool line. With the Continue reading Saving For Your Disney Trips – The Disney Way!
Whenever my husband and I take our family to a baseball game or local fair or even putt-putt golf the topic always comes up — a day at Disney isn’t much more than this! Think about it. To get a decent seat at a professional baseball game you have to be willing to shell out $60 minimum, depending on the time of year and how well the team is doing. And that doesn’t include parking. And the food? Many times it’s more than the counter service at Disney. Local amusement parks and fairs aren’t much better. Dollar for dollar, after an Continue reading How To Do Disney On The Cheap
Hi. I’m Maureen. And I am a control freak. (There. It’s out there. You all know my dirty, little secret.) I have planned vacations to Walt Disney World since the early ’80s. Oh, who am I kidding? I orchestrated trips earlier than that, dragging my family around from ride to ride because my parents knew I had studied and honed my skills since first visiting the park the year it opened. My grandparents took my sister and I, just months after the grand opening. And they stood there, befuddled with how to use the ticket books. We were wasting valuable ride time and Continue reading To Use An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner…. Or Not?
Want a quick and easy Disney budgeting tip? Gift cards aren’t just for souvenirs anymore. You can pay for your meal at Be Our Guest, your tickets to the parks, even your resort room fee! For an upcoming trip, to “save money,” we planned on staying off property for our arrival night. In my search for an affordable room for our family of 5, every hotel told me we exceeded the room limitations. In other words, we’d need two rooms. If I’m going to pay for two rooms, I’d rather be at Disney World. And I know they can accommodate our Continue reading Quick and Painless Disney Budgeting Tip: Gift Cards!
For some, Disney World is a once in a lifetime trip. For others, (like me) a regular trip to Walt Disney World is as much a necessity as eating, drinking and breathing. But how can people afford to go on a regular basis? Or at all, with a limited budget? 1. Store promotion discounts – We signed up for a Target Debit card. We get 5% discount on all of our purchases, and that includes Disney gift cards. It all comes directly out of our checking account, just like a regular debit card. Other chain grocery and warehouse stores will Continue reading A Dozen Ways To Do Disney World On A Budget
Gift cards aren’t just for souvenirs anymore. You can pay for your meal at Be Our Guest, your tickets to the parks, even your resort room fee! For our upcoming trip, to “save money,” we planned on staying off property for our arrival night. In my search for an affordable room for our family of 5, every hotel told me we exceeded the room limitations. In other words, we’d need two rooms. If I’m going to pay for two rooms, I’d rather be at Disney World. And I know they can accommodate our party in one room at some resorts. Continue reading Budget Disney Tip: Pay With Gift Cards
No question. A trip to Walt Disney World is expensive. But there is a way to receive legitimate, discounted tickets with an amazing bonus. Participate in Disney’s Youth Education Series (YES) program. As a former teacher, I chaperoned trips to Walt Disney World. Little did I know, any kid can participate in the YES program under the individual enrollment package. You do not have to be part of a large group and everyone in your immediate family receives discounted park tickets. Disney offers a large array of classes for your child, grades K-12. You only have to participate in one class Continue reading Want Discounted Tickets? Consider Disney’s YES Program!