Taking the ultimate Disney World vacation does not have to be exorbitantly expensive if you know what you are doing. The more alert you are and the more you plan out your vacation before embarking on it, the more money you will find yourself saving at the most magical place on Earth.
If you happen to be celebrating your birthday or even an anniversary at Disney World, this is something you will want to make the cast members aware of. To encourage people to visit Disney World for such occasions, guest services will give you a birthday button if you can prove to them that your birthday or anniversary is that day. Though there are times when this results in nothing more than congratulations from random cast members, some lucky guests find themselves a recipient of a free FastPass, or at the very least, a free dessert.
Depending on which parks you plan to visit while at Disney World you can enjoy some extra perks if you happen to be a member of AAA. For example, Downtown Disney’s Earl of Sandwich will give you a 15% discount on your bill if you can show them a valid AAA membership card. Annual passholders also get a discount at Earl of Sandwich, but only 10%. Though you won’t be able to combine the discounts you’ll still save a little more than you would without knowledge of Earl of Sandwich’s practices.
The Earl of Sandwich is also a great restaurant to dine at because if you join their eClub you receive a free brownie as a thank you. In addition you get a coupon that you can redeem for a free sandwich if you happen to be visiting on your birthday or can come back to the park that day.
However, if you are an annual passholder and you are visiting Disney World with a group of people, you should get a 15% discount on any of the tours offered. Many guests don’t realize that their status as a passholder can save money for their family and friends too.
You may find yourself craving fish & chips if you visit Epcot Center. The best place to get your fish & chips fix is a food stand called the Yorkshire County Fish Shop. Though there is a full service restaurant next to the food stand, you can get the same fish & chips from the food stand for less money. In the majority of eateries at Disney World you can also save money on your food if you simply order an entrée by itself, without the included sides.
One activity that many visitors to Disney World consider a must see is the nightly fireworks display. To avoid paying park admission just to view it head over to the Polynesian’s beach; you will have an amazing view of the fireworks without having to pay to see them.
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