A trip to Disney World doesn't have to break the bank.
Here are a few Disney World family
vacation ideas and tips.
Bring every conceivable type of medication you think you
may have a need for, as they are ridiculously expensive in
the gift shops and hotel shops. This would include such
things a simple headache meds or something for motion
Do not buy a cheap pair of shoes; wear a quality pair of
tennis shoes. This will actually save you money on blister
medication and the fact that after buying the cheap shoes
and finding out how they will torture your feet, you'll
still end up purchasing the good ones anyway. So just save
some money by getting some good-quality sneakers. Your feet
will definitely thank you for that.
Buy a bottle of water and carry it around with you
through the parks, refilling at water fountains along the
way. You'll save a ton of money on beverages this way, and
water is better for you than soda anyway!
This is not really a tip on how to travel cheap, but
it's really important so I must mention it. Do not under
any circumstances wear your shoes without socks. No matter
how comfortable they feel to you while walking around the
house, they will be absolute torture after a few hours of
walking around the theme parks.
If you have a large family, you can save a lot of money
on meals if you dine off property, so it may be a better
deal for you to rent a car and drive somewhere else to eat
breakfast and dinner. Bring snacks with you to munch on
during the day between meals. There are many great
restaurants nearby, check those out online before your trip
and have a plan for where you want to eat. Many restaurants
are located not too far away on International Drive, or you
can find a ton over on 192 in Kissimmee which is a great
idea for how to travel cheap. Lots of souvenir shops too
where you can get cheap T-shirts to take home to friends
Many of the hotels both on-site and off will offer
discounts during the off season. It's a great idea to check
into that and get some super deals during off-peak times
like January and February. Florida has gorgeous weather
during these times too. Especially if you are from up
north, you will think you are in a tropical paradise
compared to the weather there.
A couple more dining tips
for cheap vacation ideas: Want
to test out some of the gourmet restaurants at Epcot? Try
heading over for lunch instead of dinner as it is much less
expensive and you will get to try the same food. Also look
for restaurants that offer free meals for kids. This is
common, and can save you a bundle. If you have family
members with smaller appetites, consider sharing one entree
between the two of you. There may be a nominal fee for
sharing, but you will still save a significant amount as
opposed to buying two complete dinners.
As you can see, there are many ideas to be found on how
to travel cheap at Disney World. Most important is to take
your time and enjoy yourself.