Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Dec 28, 2017
    Samantha from TN Asked

    I am wanting to plan a trip for me and my daughter(5). I am a single parent not much income so am looking for the best package or deal for a few days stay. What is your best advice on getting the best experience for not a lot?

    Hey, Samantha! What a lucky little princess to have a mama that wants to share the special experience of a trip to Walt Disney World with her. Let's see if we can't find some pixie dusted tips to help make your trip possible.

    First, I recommend watching the Walt Disney World website for Special Offers. The latest on resort discounts, package discounts, or free dining will be listed. Offers vary throughout the year, but it's a great jumping off point.

    Second, start saving Disney gift cards. You can sometimes get them discounted at stores like Target (with the Red Card) or Sam's Club, but I know for our family, picking up the cards one at a time on pay day really adds up. You can also put gift cards on wish lists for holidays and birthdays, so friends and relatives can help make Disney dreams come true.

    Use the complimentary Disney transportation. Disney's Magical Express is free to Walt Disney World resort guests flying into Orlando International Airport, and once you arrive on property, you'll find buses, boats, and monorails to get you everywhere you need to be. Even if you drive, park your car and use the convenient transportation to save on gas.

    Save on food by bringing quick breakfast options - granola bars, cereal bars, juice pouches and snacks. You'll also find microwaves in the food courts at the value resorts, which are a big help for a quick bite if you pack your own items with you, such as shelf ready dinners and microwave safe soups. Some families pack lunches to take into the parks, too. 

    I hope the wish your heart makes comes true before you know it!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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