How to Do Disney on a Budget During the Holidays

The high total price tag of a vacation at “the happiest place on Earth” can really curb the enthusiasm of going there

Ken Wolter /

Visiting Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California is a magical experience for every child but the magic is somehow lost for parents when they have to set up a separate savings account years before the trip to save enough money for it.

The high total price tag of a vacation at “the happiest place on Earth” can really curb the enthusiasm, especially if adults are bringing more than one child. Disney can easily become the “most stressful place on Earth” for parents.

The costs keep adding up with every adventure you want to try – rides, meals with favorite characters or seeing several parks.

There is good news on the horizon for those of you who want to take the children to Disney. You don’t have to get a loan from your 401K account or borrow from the kids’ college fund. Knowing a few tricks will help you save money on almost everything from meals to lodgings and access to the parks.

You may not know a cast member who can get you into the parks for free and then hangs out with you everywhere so you can get free perks, but you can still go to Disney without feeling guilty about possibly going bankrupt just to see your child smile. Visiting Mickey and Cinderella is conceivable even for cash-strapped parents.

Click here to find out how you can do Disney without breaking the bank

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