By: Whitney Cornelison | Simplifying Family
“Fantasy, if it’s really convincing, can’t become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.” - Walt Disney
Buy disney gift cards at a discount
If you are a member of Costco, Sam's Club, or have a Target RED card, you have access to purchasing Disney gift cards at 5% off.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD
Pack a picnic lunch with sandwiches, fruit, water bottles, and snacks - whatever your family will want to eat.
Buy (or Make) Mickey Ears Before You Go
Check eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, and resell sites like Mercari for discounted Mickey Ears before you go. Consider making them yourself too!
SKIP THE PARK HOPPER
If you are staying for multiple days, be realistic about what your family can do in one day. Save the money and maximize your day in each park to stay within your budget.
BUY TICKETS FROM GET AWAY TODAY
When you book your Walt Disney World vacation with Get Away Today, it includes their complimentary Concierge Service including detailed planning and price monitoring.
BUY A REFILLABLE POPCORN BUCKET AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR TRIP
While it may feel like a splurge, popcorn refills are $2 so you will save money in the long run.
Don't UNDERESTIMATE RESORT DAYS
Take advantage of the resort pool as well as the resort activities! Check your resort for the daily activities schedule.
PACK YOUR FIRST AID KIT AT HOME
Make sure to bring bandaids, pain relievers, arnica, essential oils, and anything else you might need in your first aid kit.
“If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.” - Walt Disney
As a mom of four, Whitney offers busy moms practical ways to live a magically unhurried life while making memories with their families.