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  • On Dec 6, 2009
    Tammy from LA Asked

    I would like to visit disney for the first time with my family. I have three children ages 15,12 and 7/ but everything I have looked at is so expensive. Any advice on visiting disney on a budget?\Thanks for any advice.

    Hi, Tammy!  WDW has some great vacation options for all budgets!    Since you want to stretch your Mickey Dollars, here are some tips for you!

    -Avoid traveling during Peak Season (holidays, mid-summer, spring break.)  You can get much better deals during Value Season (September, January, and other slow times.)

    -Keep checking for Special Promotions at www.disneyworld.com.   Deals such as free dining, or "Buy 4 nights Get 3 free" offers are often available, so try to book using a promotion.

    -By staying at a Disney Resort, you will get free transportation to and from the airport and all your transportation around Disney property is included.   This is a huge savings over car rentals, parking tolls, and gas.

    -Purchase only Magic Your Way Base Tickets.  Do not add pricey options such as park hoppers or water parks.  

    -Bring some items from home to keep your vacation costs down:  refillable sports/water bottles, autograph books, rain ponchos, and dry snacks such as crackers or cereal bars.  

    -Sign-up at www.disneyworld.com , www.allears.net , and www.mousesavers.com for their free e-newsletters and special offer updates.   This will keep you posted on all the great deals in Walt Disney World.

    Have fun planning, and I hope you find a vacation that fits your budget!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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