One of the things that might hold you back from an amazing Disneyland vacation is the cost. Check out these Money Saving Tips For A Disneyland Vacation and start planning your next family vacation.
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I’ve talked before about why you should use Get Away Today to plan your vacation, and I mentioned that one reason to book a vacation with Get Away Today is the savings. Their Disneyland tickets are always discounted, and they run additional specials throughout the year. But that’s not the only way they can help you save money for a Disneyland vacation.
Money Saving Tips for a Disneyland Vacation
Their travel experts shared some of their money saving tips for a Disneyland vacation that go beyond just purchasing affordable tickets. Check out today’s post for more tips on saving money when you travel.
Money Saving Tips – Before You Go
One of the biggest money saving tips is to travel during the traditional school year, but not over major holidays. If at all possible, take the kids out of school and visit Disneyland when it is a little less busy. Usually it isn’t too much trouble to make arrangements with the school beforehand, and you can bet the magical memories made on vacation will be worth it!
When planning your Disneyland vacation, try to allow for the longest length of stay possible. When you purchase 5-day tickets, you spend less per day than 3-day tickets. And can you put a monetary value on feeling less stressed? Because, personally, having more time to experience Disneyland means we can all move at a slower pace and allow for breaks during the day if someone gets too tired or grumpy.
Another money saving tip is to purchase Disney gift cards ahead of time, and use those to set a limit on each family member’s spending in the Resort. The kids will know they have a set amount to spend on souvenirs or special experiences and will have to stick with it.
On that same note, as the grown ups in charge, put food money on a prepaid card and know that is the limit for purchasing food in the Resort. For snacks, bring in as much as you can carry and pack foods with a real protein punch. You can save a lot of money bringing in your own food, and setting a budget on a prepaid card so you have the strength to say “no” to that extra churro!
Money Saving Tips – On Vacation
Speaking of meals, once you’re on vacation, stay at a Get Away Today partner hotel that offers complimentary breakfast. You’ll save each day of your stay by not having to spend money on breakfast for the whole crew. And it’s such a great way to start the day.
Also, try to stay at a Get Away Today hotel that has other freebies like parking, a Disneyland shuttle, Wi-Fi or in-room amenities such as a mini fridge or microwave. Not having all those added fees will help you save big, and so will having a way to prepare light meals or snacks in your room.
If you’re into having photos of your Disneyland vacation, then consider purchasing MaxPass while on your trip. For just $15 per person per day, MaxPass offers unlimited PhotoPass downloads. And since MaxPass is optional when purchasing in the Disneyland App while at the Resort, you could just budget to do so on one day, and have that day be the one you don’t worry about personally taking as many photos as possible. Also, MaxPass will help you fit in as many experiences as possible as it helps you avoid waiting in line for select rides, attractions and shows.
Money Saving Tips – Book With Get Away Today
If you read my last post about Get Away Today, then you already know they have an interest-free Layaway Plan. That’s pretty amazing! It’s so helpful that you can book your entire vacation for just $175 upfront, and then make payments without interest. You can book at www.getawaytoday.com, or by calling a travel agent at 855-GET-AWAY. When you book, let them know Liz on Call sent you, and use code LIZONCALL to save an additional $10 on your Southern California vacation.
You can get the kids involved with saving money for the trip with one of these Disney Dollars jars. They can save their money to help pay for the trip or to buy a souvenir from Disneyland. My kids saved their money and we split it between the 3 kids and they each got to buy something at the park.
And if you are in the parks and want to buy a treat or two, there are plenty of treats to buy that cost less than $5. Check out this list of 5 treats under $5 at Disneyland.
Taking my family to Disneyland is one of my favorite things to do. We’ve made so many amazing memories together in the parks. I hope you have the opportunity to take your kids and create magical memories together too. Using these money saving tips, I hope that you can make it happen.