• On Jul 25, 2016
    Edughom from Rivers State Asked

    I am planning a vacation with my family of 5 for the first time to Walt Disney World and I need vital information to help us have a great time. We have a very lean budget and have already made a reservation off site.

    Hi Edughom,

    Thanks for stopping by with your question. I'm so glad you are busy planning your vacation and let me try to help you out with some times on how to save some Disney Dollars.

    I understand that you are planning on stay off site, however, I wanted to make sure you are aware of the many Disney Resort Hotel Guest Benefits. Some of my family's most important ones are the free transportation between Orlando International Airport and the Resort via Disney's Magical Express and Extra Magic Hours, which gives us more time to enjoy the Theme Parks. And keep an eye for any available Special Offers too.

    Make sure try to plan ahead and create a budget to include the cost of meals, transportation to the parks or parking, and souvenirs. To maximize your fun time, have your meals in a Theme Park. There are options and restaurants available, but a great way to meet some of your favorite characters while enjoying a delicious meal, is with a character dining experience, such as Chef Mickey's, which is located in Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    One last tip: make sure you purchase your Theme Park Tickets at least 30 days before arrival and link them to your My Disney Experience account. This will allow you to select up to three FastPass+ for select attractions, and skip the lines. Happy planning!

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