You’ve been scouring the blogs for months, trying to figure out how to save the most possible money on your next trip to Disney World, and you’re hungry for more. If that’s you, then you’re in the right place! The Disney Tourist Blog recently posted their top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your 2015 Disney World Vacation and we thought many of them were interesting. Check out our favorite ideas below.
Skip the soft drinks
The cost of a large soft drink is more than $3 each! For those who like a soft drink with every meal, this could be more than $10 per person, per day. If you really need your daily caffeine, consider loading up on coffee at your resort hotel, stock soft drinks in your Orlando vacation home rental, or stick to coffee and soft drinks in sit-down restaurants only – and make sure to get your money’s worth in free refills!
Don’t add the park hopper option before your trip
The park hopper option allows you to visit more than one of the four Disney theme parks in the same day. It’s around $65 per ticket and adds the park hopping feature to every day of your ticket. There is no option for a lower cost by only adding it to a single day.
While some swear by this option and get quite a bit out of it, the reality is that one park per day is enough for most families. Which is right for you? The good news is that you don’t have to decide today. You can buy your discount tickets ahead of time and if you get to the parks and decide it’s an option worth having, you can simply visit any Guest Relations booth and add it for the same price you’d pay to add it in advance. This assures that you’re only paying this extra fee if you truly need it.
Don’t be fooled by “value” meals
When you visit any of the quick service restaurants in any of the parks you’ll see that all entrees are offered as part of a combo or “value” meal. It may seem like a great deal at first, but if all you want is an entrée, then just order an entrée! Many guests don’t realize this is even an option and order a combo for every member of their family, only to have plenty of leftover fries and other sides. A better option is for one person to get the combo, for the rest of your party to get the entrée only, and to split the sides and fries that come with the single combo you’ve ordered.