When I read this question, I knew that I was in trouble. I just returned from Walt Disney World and I could only spend one day there, boy was it expensive! I do not feel like I was trapped by expensive-ness because it was my first time at Walt Disney World and it was my daughter's first time too. Walt Disney World was a childhood dream cut short by a stolen wallet.
So my first trip was a success, but I love cheap and free stuff and having a daughter who is interested in Walt Disney Cinderella, Winnie Pooh and Friends, Handy Mandy, Disney's Little Einsteins, and Belle, Beauty and the Beast to name a few . I know that we'll be going back to Walt Disney World; however, staying at an onsite Walt Disney World Hotel and Resort on the next trip was out of sight according to my research for the first trip. I did not have $ 3,200 plus to stay 7 days, and I still do not.
When I read that Walt Disney World's 5-Star resort retail cost $ 3,110 for 10 days, but Beth's cost is $ 1,130 during PEAK Season!
I was hooked! I had to have the book! My husband is making plans to return in the Spring of 2007! This time I think we'll visit Walt Disney MGM Studios! Now planning a grand vacation takes time, saving money takes even more time.
Trust me, I've planned a London, Edinburgh, and Far East vacations and I always get value for my dollar. However, my first trip to Walt Disney World we had a magical time, but having to watch the pennies was not quite as magical for me as saving money would have been.
Thus the purchase of "The Ultimate Disney World Saving Guide, 2006/2007." The Ultimate Disney World Saving Guide is written by a woman who used to be an employee of Walt Disney World and is now a travel writer. Now who better to know the tricks of the trade? Or know how to save money at Walt Disney World?
I was thrilled with my purchase. I turned on my computer and began reading. I learned how to save up to $ 500 just on Walt Disney World Ticket costs Alone! Wow, those tickets are not cheap. I also learned how to get exclusive discounts on 5 and 7 day park hopper tickets! These are not a good ideas except if you are going to be at Walt Disney World for more then seven days.
I love shopping for souvenirs and not necessarily souvenirs either! I love shopping for anything and saving big by shopping downtown and I could have paid anywhere from 10 to 75 percent less than the theme park prices. Now that's saving! I wish I had known that before spending $ 300 + on my onsite Disney souvenirs.
I learned when exactly are the high and low price seasons and how to shop around for the best …