How ANYONE Can Score a Good Deal on Disney Resorts and Tickets! I'll Tell You How.
When heading off on a Disney World vacation, two truths are very clear:
1. You're going to have the time of your life!
2. RIP pocketbook.
|See, even your wallet is sad. Let's turn that frown upside down.|
However, what if I told you that your pocketbook didn't need to take as big of a hit? Well, that's what we're here to talk about today. So, how can you score a good deal to keep your vacation magical and costs reasonable?
Book Accommodations Early
When it comes to Disney trips, planning is key. Those last-minute trips won't be doing your budget any favours. If you're only booking a couple months in advance, all the cheaper accommodations are most likely gone. That's why it pays to plan AS FAR IN ADVANCE as you can. For instance, I'm going back to Disneyworld in September 2019. I already have my room booked and booked it as soon as bookings for 2019 opened up. This allowed me to get my pick of the rooms at a good price.
Keep an Eye Out for Room/Dining Deals
Disney offers deals throughout the year that may be to your benefit. For instance, free dining for specific resorts, 20% off rooms, etc. The trick is to keep an eye out for these on a regular basis. They tend to go fast, so the sooner you can swoop one up, the better. Note that a lot of these deals are only applicable if you don't have any other discounts already. For instance, you can only get free dining added if you have a non-discounted room. Make sure you've done the math to see which option is better suited to your needs.
Try Renting Disney Vacation Club Points
This is a great way to stay on-resort for a fraction of the price. Two reputable options are:
1. DVC Rental Store - Some people choose to go this option if they wish to pay in instalments for their trip (with the balance due 45 days before check-in) and get a good deal. Points equate out to $17-$19/point based on resort.
2. David's Vacation Club Rentals* - If you have the cash to pay up front (with $16/point + $1/point premium on select resorts 7-11 months out), David's may be the choice for you. As discussed in my article about David's, you can save quite a bit on your costs through this company.
If staying on resort isn't of utmost importance to you, you may be able to score a good deal through AirBnB. Although less traditional than the typical hotel, lots of people highly recommend AirBnB not only for its rates, but for the customer service provided. You can search reviews to make sure you're getting good value for your money and a professional-acting host.
Look for Discounted Tickets
For some individuals living in certain parts of the world and the US, deals sometimes come out for discounted tickets. For instance, Canadians can often score tickets 25% off in the fall. Keep your eyes peeled - you never know when you might score a good price!
Use a Discounted Ticket Provider
Discounted ticket providers often have deals on Disney tickets. Notable reputable places to get discounted tickets are:
1. Undercover Tourist
2. Park Savers
3. David's Vacation Club Rentals
As noted in my David's article, you really need to be careful when buying discounted tickets. Only buy from reputable sellers so you 100% know what you're getting yourself into.
If you utilize some of the above strategies, you're sure to keep your wallet happ(ier) and less likely to crawl into the fetal position after paying its respects to The Mouse!
|Happy until the Disney Depression sets in, at least.|
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