If you and your family are planning a trip to Disney World in 2022, it’s possible you are already worrying about the financial impacts of such a trip. Disney made headlines earlier this year for raising prices, especially on food and drink in the Parks, making an already notoriously expensive vacation that much worse for families on a budget. Although Disney World can be expensive, there are ways to save money by doing research and planning adequately in advance.
If you are headed to Disney World, here are 3 ways to save money on your trip.
1.Buy The Right Tickets
When purchasing tickets to Disney, you have a few options (and some will be pricier than others). Many families opt for Park Hopper tickets, which allow your party to visit several different parks in a day. While this sounds like a good option, it can cost hundreds of dollars more than the average base park ticket. The truth is, each park at Disney World has more to explore than you can get through in a day, so you will not be missing out on a Park Hopper pass if you would prefer to save money. Also, be mindful of special offers like mid-day tickets, which allow visitors access to the park anytime after noon, and are cheaper than normal tickets.
2. Stay Off-Site
Many travelers stay at one of Disney’s onsite resorts, which have certain perks like free transportation to parks and extended park hours. While these are high-quality resorts that come with a few perks, it is very hard to find an onsite room that is reasonably priced and would fit into your family’s budget. There are countless hotels and resorts in Orlando that are not owned by Disney and will give you a high-quality room and vacation experience without the high price tag.
3. Bring Your Own Food
Besides tickets, one of the most expensive costs of a Disney World vacation is food. While Disney offers dining packages that claim to save money and cut the cost of internal dining, research has shown that in order to break even on these packages you’d have to eat way more than normal and it would be much cheaper to just pay for individual meals. Paying for any food onsite is expensive, however, and you should consider bringing your own. Snacks and light meals are allowed inside the parks, so bring a lunch bag and your favorite healthy meal from Lean Kitchen Anderson.