When I read this question, I knew that I was in trouble. I just returned from Walt Disney World and I could only spend one day there, boy was it expensive! I don’t feel like I was trapped by expensive-ness because it was my first time at Walt Disney World and it was my daughter’s first time too. Walt Disney World was a childhood dream cut short by a stolen wallet.
So my first trip was a success, but I love cheap and free stuff and having a daughter who is interested in Walt Disney Cinderella, Winnie Pooh and Friends, Handy Mandy, Disney’s Little Einsteins, and Belle, Beauty and the Beast to name a few. I know that we’ll be going back to Walt Disney World; however, staying at an onsite Walt Disney World Hotel and Resort on the next trip was out of sight according to my research for the first trip. I didn’t have $3,200 plus to stay 7 days, and I still don’t.
When I read that Walt Disney World’s 5-Star resort retail cost $3,110 for 10 days, but Beth’s cost is $1,130 during PEAK Season!
I was hooked! I had to have the book! My husband is making plans to return in the Spring of 2007! This time I think we’ll visit Walt Disney MGM Studios! Now planning a grand vacation takes time, saving money takes even more time.
Trust me, I’ve planned a London, Edinburgh, and Far East vacations and I always get value for my dollar. However, my first trip to Walt Disney World we had a magical time, but having to watch the pennies was not quite as magical for me as saving money would have been.
Thus the purchase of “The Ultimate Disney World Saving’s Guide, 2006/2007.”. The Ultimate Disney World Saving’s Guide is written by a woman who used to be an employee of Walt Disney World and is now a travel writer. Now who better to know the tricks of the trade? Or know how to save money at Walt Disney World?
I was thrilled with my purchase. I turned on my computer and began reading. I learned how to save up to $500 just on Walt Disney World Ticket costs Alone! Wow, those tickets are not cheap. I also learned how to get exclusive discounts on 5 and 7 day park hopper tickets! These are not a good ideas except if you are going to be at Walt Disney World for more then seven days.
I love shopping for souvenirs and not necessarily souvenirs either! I love shopping for anything and saving big by shopping downtown and I could have paid anywhere from 10 to 75 percent less than the theme park prices. Now that’s saving! I wish I had known that before spending $300+ on my onsite Disney souvenirs.
I learned when exactly are the high and low price seasons and how to shop around for the best buys-online! I also learned what airlines are the most stable and won’t cancel my flight, making my non-refundable tickets to Orlando, Florida invalid. Do you know that Walt Disney World offers a free “magical express” shuttle and baggage service? I didn’t, not that I was staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. So if you are staying at an onsite hotel, there will be no more waiting for your bags at the airport your luggage is delivered directly to your hotel room! Wow!
We were in Orlando, Florida for ten days, it rained every afternoon at, without fail every day at 3:00 p.m., and now I know what I could have done on those rainy days! And I now know which one park I should visit last! (This didn’t apply to me this time around, but I know for next time!)
Hungry? Find out what’s okay to bring inside the Parks with you and what you should leave at the hotel. However, if you’re lucky enough for Character Dining at the Crystal Palace-it’s the Best Buffet in Walt Disney World OR Orlando, Florida at least in my opinion!
There can be lines at Walt Disney World and now I know how to beat those long lines and which one moves faster! And my favorite, the hidden entrances and there are several of these “shortcuts” to theme parks and attractions bypassing most of the crowds.
Walt Disney! The Kingdom, and the Magic!
Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Disney’s Goofy, Space Ship Earth, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Tinkerbelle, Toontown, and Fantasyland, what bliss, what fun, if Mom and Dad can afford the price!
So, why not plan a cheap Disney vacation? Because I will and you’ll see me on the Barnstormer, in Fantasyland, and Downtown Disney, Orlando, cause, I’ll follow the steps, and save thousand of dollars and laugh until the last firework bursts in the air!
Much, Much More Walt Disney Treasures!
The Disney Wide World of Sports Complex is for your husband if you have been there many times so that you can take your kiddies to Disney’s new Wilderness Preserve, I’ve seen this on the Travel Channel, and boy is it nice!
Can we say Playhouse Disney and Disney MGM Studios? This is where your kids can meet the cast of Playhouse Disney and the Clubhouse run by Disney’s Mickey Mouse. Oh my, I cannot wait to see my daughter’s face when we go there because it will look the same as when she saw Cinderella’s Castle.
My husband raves about the different countries of Epcot Center and I am looking forward to seeing it with him. And then there is Disney’s Animal Kingdom and last, but not least is the little known Toll Free Number for Walt Disney World! I’m going to be burning up the telephone wires using this telephone number!