How to Enjoy Disney at 1/2 Price

See How Easily You Can
Have A Disney World Vacation For A
Fraction Of What Others Pay

  • While most of this is geared toward the Orlando, FL resort, some of it will apply at other locations

GO HERE For the best tips, tricks and savings available for a Disney Vacation. Strategies that can literally save you hundreds – if not thousands of dollars.

You can have a Disney World vacation every bit as enjoyable and rewarding as the family who spends 2, 3, or even 4 times as much money!

Numerous of families needlessly throw their money away because they don’t know any better.

The one thing you must do TODAY that could net you hundreds of extra dollars in your vacation account to help purchase Disney World tickets, trinkets, and meals at Disney. This one money-saving tip alone may make enough money to pay for all your meals in the park for the entire week. GO HERE TO FIND OUT HOW!

How To Save Up To $200 (And More) – Just On Disney Ticket Costs Alone!


For Best Bargains On and Off Line GO HERE. – You’re going to find the best places and sites to buy your advance tickets. (You’ll probably be surprised at the answers!)

Ticket UpgradesGO HERE for the ins and outs of exchanging or upgrading your Disney tickets. When does it make sense – and when will it actually cost you money? Everything you’ll need to know is right here.

E-bay Bargains – Think those “discounted” Disney Pass Ticket Prices are a great deal? Many times they’re not the bargain you think! GO HERE to find out why.


It sometimes seems finding great airlines prices is more of a lottery than a science.GO HERE to find out what to look for.

When Exactly Are The High And Low Price Seasons?… GO HERE

GO HERE To Shop Around For The Best Buys. Websites that are the easiest to use when looking at alternate vacation dates.

What Airlines Are The Most Stable – and which aren’t.

Did you know Disney offers a free “Magical Express” shuttle and baggage service? No more waiting for your bags at the airport! Your luggage is delivered directly to your hotel. Find out precisely how it works.

Off-site Lodging: Each option is fully explained – with the benefits (and possible drawbacks) you can expect.

Dining Out – Dining can be expensive at the major resorts. Slash your food expenses – without sacrificing the fun of eating out!

Restaurant Reservations – Planning on a character dining experience? Beware. Many people don’t get the ones they want. Follow these tips and get your seats!

Toy Story Mania ! Find out what’s the hottest rides – and most talked about shows this season – and how to score the best seats in the house.

There’s so much to see and do and experience – you could spend a month at each park and still not get to it all!

Here’s how The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide helps you sort it all out.

Fairy Tale, Disneyland, Disney, Paris

What to Do On a Rainy Day – Yes, it rains in sunny Florida as well! Solve that problem with fun and adventurous tips.

The One Park You Should Visit Last! (Especially with young children.) This one will definitely surprise you!

Hungry? Find out what’s OK to bring inside the Parks with you – and what you should leave at the hotel.

How To Beat Those Long Lines – Did you know it makes a difference if you stand in the Right or Left line? It does – find out which one typically moves the fastest.

Hidden Entrances – There are several “shortcuts” to theme parks and attractions – bypassing most of the crowds.

A Walt Disney  vacation takes planning and saving. Once you get there, you will want to optimize your time in the parks so that you can make the most of your visit. Some people take a leisurely tour of the parks, and even if they do not see everything that they would like,  they are satisfied. Others, want to see and experience as much of Disney World as possible. They make good use make use of the time available to them. Time passes quickly while you are touring a park, and if time is lost when it could have been avoided, you may find that you have run out of time to see an attraction that you wanted to experience. To make the most of your time in the parks, here are several simple tips to help you optimize your Disney World vacation.

Optimize Disney World vacation - Main Street Electrical Parade

Arrive Early

This is most important thing you can do to optimize your time in the park. Arriving an hour prior to the official park opening if possible is a good start.  The first people in the park get to ride some of the most popular attractions just after opening. They beat the long lines and waiting times. Waiting in line first thing in the morning can eat up prime touring time when the park is not yet completely busy.

Know how FastPass+ Works

Learn how the FastPass+ system works and how to use it by reading the Undercover Tourist FastPass+ guide. This is a time saver. It allows you to take in some of the most popular attractions with a minimzed wait.  FastPass+ service allows you to reserve a 1-hour window of time to visit a certain attraction with a reduced wait or reserve a spot for a show.  Your FastPass+ selections will then be tied to your tickets or MagicBands. Once you have a FastPass+ time reserved for one of the attractions, during the morning prime touring time you can focus on trying to experience other attractions and short rides that have high waits.

Extend the Park Hours

Seeing a parade or show near or at closing time extends the park hours and affords more touring time. This is especially useful when a park closes early.  For example, when Disney’s Animal Kingdom closes at 5 p.m., taking in a show such as Finding Nemo the Musical that has a 5 p.m. start and ends about 5:40 affords you an extra 40 minutes. (Be sure to arrive 20 minutes early.) This means that most of the park’s crowd is gone and it’s easy to leave. The great benefit of this is it only takes 20 minutes of park touring time out of your day instead of over an hour. While cast members stop guests from getting in line at closing time, the parks themselves will stay open to guests for another hour or so.

Optimize Disney World Vacation - Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Make Use of Your Time While Waiting for a Parade or Show

Don’t waste the time you wait for a parade or show to start. Purchase a quick-service meal and take it with you to the spot where you will wait. This will enable you will to eat something and give young kids something to do.

FastPass vs. Standby Wait Times

Don’t try to estimate the wait time by the line length instead of the posted standby wait times. A standby line may seem short, but it may mean that just a handful of people may be taken at a time from it while the FastPass line goes much quicker.Disney estimates the wait times by giving a small plastic card to those in line. A cast member collects them upon boarding the attraction. Using these cards, Disney  tracks exactly how much time elapses from entering the line to boarding the attraction..


Shopping For Souvenirs? Save big! Shop downtown and you’ll pay anywhere from 10 – 75% less than the theme park prices. Now that’s saving!

Once Upon A Toy – Remember those classic games you played as a child? Ever wish you didn’t throw them out? Well – find them again at this wonderful shop. If this doesn’t bring back those great memories – nothing will!

Restaurants – It’s a lot less expensive eating downtown – and the food is simply delicious. I’ll give you my best bets for a great meal and a great time.

Disney Quest – If I had to recommend just one Downtown attraction – this would be it! A five story, high tech state of the art interactive playground for young and old alike. There’s over 250 attractions – and “The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide” will give you the picks for “best of the best” in this amazing pavilion.