Great, you are planning on heading to Disney. Now it is time to plan where you are going to stay, plan your meals, which parks you are going to visit, and everything in between. Surely there has to be a better way than having to sort through every tiny little detail and attraction you want to enjoy during your trip.
You are right; there is a much better way. Picking a Disney vacation package can help to tie many of your choices together into one convenient package. All you have to do is decide which of the basic packages you would like and then customize them. Here are a few tips when picking out the best Disney vacation package for you and your family:
Try Different Day Combinations
Believe it or not, the exact same Disney vacation package can have a much different price tag depending on when you go. Of course, there is a big difference between in-season and off-season prices, but even within seasons there is a dramatic difference in prices when you choose certain travel dates.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are three of the biggest days at Disney because everyone is trying to take advantage of a weekend getaway, creating a big demand. Typically, those three days will be the most expensive during your trip. Your best deals will be weekdays, not weekends, so try to avoid the weekends whenever possible.
To avoid too many weekend days, try traveling weekday to weekday. For instance, if you are looking at a week-long package, instead of going from Sunday to Sunday (which includes a lot of weekend days), try a few different combinations. For instance, Monday to Monday will only span one weekend instead of two, and Tuesday to Tuesday might even be cheaper than that. Try different combinations and see what kinds of savings you come up with.
Be Smart with Time
In choosing the right package, it is important to be smart about your time. While you may think you can hit all of the parks during the three days you are there, chances are you will either miss out on a bunch of fun stuff, or you will wear yourself out trying to maneuver the crowds and transportation systems.
Pick your vacation package based on the amount of time you are there. For instance, do you really need the “park-hopper passes” if you are only there for a couple days? It would probably be cheaper to just buy the individual park tickets and enjoy the parks you have time to visit.
Another great tip is to make use of the Magic Hours Plan where you can stay in the park for an extra hour or two depending on the season. This will give you more time to enjoy your experience at the magical world of Disney.
Options for Dining Plans
Dining at Disney is an amazing experience. Take a look at your budget and see if you want to go all out with the character meals or if you think the quick express meal plan will work best for you. If none of the plans seem to suite you, you can always opt to pay for your own meals and then pick which special ones you want to have on site.
No matter what you decide to do, you are, without a doubt, going to have an amazing time. If you want to save a little here and there, try taking advantage of some of the tips and tricks we just covered. You will be amazed at how much of a difference it will make in your budget.