Although a Disney World vacation is anything but cheap, it can still be affordable. There are way more ways for saving for Disney World than there are dolls in It’s a Small World.
No matter your budget, you can make it work without cutting out the fun completely. Here are some easy ways to save money for the big trip to Walt Disney World.
Get Rewarded for Spending
- Disney Visa
- Airline Rewards
We all have expenses that we have to pay no matter what. Using the right card for your regular monthly payments can result in more money to use on your trip. The two best kinds of cards to use are the Disney Rewards Visa card and an airline card like the Southwest Chase card.
Air travel is usually the second biggest expense in your Walt Disney World budget. Free flights help lower expenses. The Disney Rewards card is also very useful for your Disney trip. and gives a few perks while you’re in the parks.
Eat at Home
Dining out, even getting fast food, is pricey. Plan to eat at home as often as you can. You can quickly save money for Disney World if you are in the habit of going out to eat. If you save the money you would have spent stopping to grab food during work hours, you’ll save even more for your vacation.
If you plan meals out and find fun recipes online, home cooking can be just as fun and easy as eating out. Planning also encourages you to spend less on groceries and use what you already have at home.
Disney Fun with Discounted Gift Cards
- Sam’s Club
- BJ’s Wholesale
Disney Rewards Gift Cards are an excellent way to pay for Disney World. Some stores and websites like the ones above sell discounted Disney gift cards. Getting gift cards for less than their value is a great way to stretch your dollars for Walt Disney World. Target also sells Disney gift cards that can be discounted when you pay with their Target Red card.
Disney gift cards are also an easy gift request for birthdays and holidays. They can be used on property or to pay off your Disney vacation package online.
Cut Out a Daily Treat
If you don’t have a ‘treat yo’ self’ moment each morning or afternoon, pat yourself on the back. But if you’re like me, you’re stopping for a coffee on your way to or from work. Think about your routine money spending habits and see if there is anything you are willing to cut out. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to get used to doing without after just a week. By then you will have saved around $50!
Start a Side Hustle for your Disney Fund
Finally, if you really want to build your savings ahead of a big Disney World trip, you can generate a little bit of extra income and use the profits to fund your Disney vacation. Save money for Disney World by selling crafts, services, or even your old items you don’t need anymore online!
Plan to Make Payments
With Disney’s generous payment choices and timeline, vacationers have quite a bit of time for saving for Disney trips. Disney World allows guests to book Disney World vacation packages with a deposit of just $200, due at the time of booking if the scheduled start of your visit is more than 45 days away. The balance isn’t due in full until 45 days before the first day of the vacation.
Once the stressful part of saving for Disney is figured out, it’s time for the fun part- planning! Make sure you check out all of my posts on Disney for families. You’re going to Disney World!