One of the main reasons people come to this site is for my Disney World deals. It amazes me that with all the things people are saving money for, a Disney World vacation still tops their list!
After living in south Florida for nine years, we know a thing or two about the “happiest place on earth”. Once our kids were born, we invested in season passes because we knew we would not live in Florida forever. Since that time, we’ve traveled to Disney World over 50 times and have done just about all there is to do.
I used to feel like I had to do everything every time we went, but I finally realized that I never felt like I was truly on vacation. Now we pick and choose our itinerary based on the time of year and current deals being offered. Whether we go for one night or five, we always have fun and make a lot of great family memories!
Have you checked out my 31 Days of Disney Deals?
Check out our insider’s look at the best (and most frugal!) places to stay on Disney property with our Disney Hotel Reviews!
We’ll tell you all our favorite places to eat (and see characters) in the hotels and around the parks! Read our Disney Dining Reviews & start salivating!
The Free Disney Dining plan has been announced for 2016 (you can get the latest deals from my Disney Vacation-Planning friend Jennifer). Last year, in addition to the regular September free Disney Dining Plan dates, Disney extended it to include dates through December.
Essentially what happens is that when you book a 5 night/6day stay you can get a Free Disney Dining Plan! This is a great way to take advantage of Disney World during some of the best times of year while getting to eat at the best Disney restaurants (especially character dining) for free!
I keep the free Disney Dining Plan dates updated here…
Read my top tips for a free Disney World vacation – learn how to make the most of your Disney experience without ever having to buy a ticket for the theme parks! You won’t want to miss the Chip & Dale campfire!
If you’re traveling to Disney World with kids (and who isn’t!), especially kids 5 & under, then you definitely want to read our Disney Kids Travel Guide!
Wondering when is the best time to go to Disney where there will be less of a crowd? You will want to check out our Disney Travel Crowd Calendar
Check out the calendar of when is the best days to go when the prices will be the lowest and when to avoid going as they are selling tickets at peak prices.
Disney Cruise Line – Free for Kids!
We went on our second Disney Cruise this year and for select sailings in 2013, kids sail free! Find out exact dates and departure ports in my Disney Cruise Kids Sail Free post!
Check out all our great Disney Cruise Line tips to maximize your trip!
Disney Hotel Deals
Save on Spring Travel: Now when you book your spring vacation, you can save 35% on room accommodations at select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Plus, when you purchase a Magic Your Way® room and ticket package with minimum 4-day Theme Park tickets, you can get one more ticket day FREE! Book your stay by February 28, 2016, to take advantage of Cardmember savings. Travel dates for this offer run from April 3 – June 30, 2016, and are subject to availability. Call 1-407-939-7809 or call your travel agent. Don’t forget to mention code T668B (or code A675W for the Magic Your Way room and ticket package).
Your best bet if booking a Disney vacation? Check out all my Disney tips and then click here to book your Disney vacation at the best possible price!
Disney Florida Resident Discounts
(Proof of Florida Residency required for all FL Resident discounts, however when booking a hotel room at the FL resident rate, only one guest in the room is required to have a Florida ID.)
*FL Residents can save 35% most off Disney hotels most nights!
*FL Residents can now purchase the popular “Tables in Wonderland” dining card for only $125! This gives you a 20% discount on all food and beverages at 99 participating Resort hotel and Theme Park restaurants (discount is valid for a party of up to 10 Guests) – you could save a lot with this over a week’s vacation!
*FL Residents can purchase an after 2pm Annual Water Park pass for only $60
Create this special keepsake for free by picking your favorite places around the parks to visit, then choose to have Disney send them to you or print them at home. Click HERE to begin.
Walt Disney World Resort is saluting U.S. military personnel by offering 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for just $156 each plus tax.
For information regarding Military Promotional Tickets or to make room reservations, military personnel may contact participating U.S. military base ticket offices or the link below:
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can take advantage of specially priced Disney Resort rooms. You can also always check out my Disney Military discount post. God bless all our service men & women (including my father!)
Seasonal Pass vs. Annual Pass
If you’re a FL resident and don’t want to spend the money on an annual pass, you can buy a 3 Day Resident Pass, use those 3 days at any time (like the summer since there are no black-out dates like with the seasonal pass) and then apply the cost of your 3 day pass to a seasonal pass! So even after you use all 3 of your days, you can take that “ticket” (valued at $120), apply it to the cost of your Season Pass, and end up paying only an extra $100 for the rest of the year! (The Seasonal Pass would then expire one year from the day you first used the 3-Day pass).
Once you walk into the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find a working Barbershop just past Town Hall on Main Street. There you can get your child’s First Haircut for only $14, which includes Free Mickey Ears (which are normally $10 alone!), a certificate, and the lock of hair wrapped up in Mickey confetti. It is truly an experience to remember!
We help you collect Disney Movie Rewards codes so you can earn free Disney stuff! You can also collect codes from the inside of Disney DVDs. Check out how to find bonus Disney Movie Rewards codes.
Click HERE to apply – please enter my cardmember ID (10412169) as a referring friend and mention code CPDQ
The Disney Rewards Visa Card from Chase is a great way to save some extra money at Disney. Not only do they give you a $40 statement credit once you sign up, but you also get 0% APR Disney Vacation Financing for 6 months. You receive 1 Disney Dollar for every $100 you charge on the card that can be used at the parks, The Disney Store or online. Cardholders also receive an exclusive Character Meet ‘N’ Greet photo opportunity with some of the most popular Disney Characters and a complimentary 5×7 photo. They also offer 10% off your purchase of $50 or more at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney. We became charter cardmembers when we were engaged, paid for everything for our wedding on the card, then used the Reward Dollars to pay for our honeymoon there!