1. Purchase discount tickets
Instead of purchasing full price tickets at the park or through the Disney website, check out all available options online first. You can buy discount Disney tickets (http://www.officialticketcenter.com/
2. Rent a vacation home near Disney instead of booking a hotel
When you're looking for a great place to stay that won't break your budget, avoid staying at a Disney World Resort hotel and opt for renting a vacation home near Disney (http://www.floridasunshinevacationrentals.com/
3. Make your own meals.
Food at the park is extremely expensive, especially when you're feeding a family of four or more. All of the restaurants in the park require reservations to be made way in advance and their menus are overpriced. Skip the restaurant food and pack homemade (or vacation home/hotel made) sandwiches and snacks. They're healthier and much cheaper than the fast food at the park. Breakfast can be eaten at your vacation home near Disney, lunch can be packed and brought with you, and at the end of the day, treat everyone to dinner at a restaurant!
4. Create DIY costumes.
Kids love going to Disney World to get outfits that make them look like their favorite Disney character or princess. There are shops at the park that will make your child over from head to toe, but they will also charge you an arm and a leg. If you know your children are going to beg you to buy them a costume, think ahead and either purchase a Halloween costume (they're cheaper when it's not October) or make one yourself. Consider telling your kids that they are each allowed to buy one accessory at the park to complete their costume, like a hat or pair of slippers. Similarly with souvenirs, the shops can be expensive so buy souvenirs outside of the park to keep the kids satisfied.
5. Pick up the Orlando Entertainment book.
This coupon savings book gets updated each year with thousands of coupons for everything from local restaurants, shopping, services, movie tickets, travel, etc. You'll find tons of great discounts that your family can use during your vacation. When you purchase the book with digital access you also get mobile-redeemable coupons and online printable coupons. You'll get to enjoy tons of savings and discover all the cool things you can do once you've left the park for the day. Find amazing savings on miniature golf for the family, dinner shows, magic shows, exhibits, helicopter rides, and more.
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