It is possible to budget for a Disney World Vacation. Where there is a will there is a way. Vacation planning isn’t easy, but it is a lot of fun. Part of your vacation is lived out in the planning stages.
It’s exciting planning what you want to do and where you want to stay on your Walt Disney World Vacation. But you’ll need money so you can have a debt-free vacation.
The best way to start planning a Walt Disney World vacation is to figure out how you are going to pay for it. Start by setting a budget and making a plan for saving your vacation money. Fit your vacation budget into your money saving goals.
Easy Ways To Save For Your Disney World Vacation
Follow these easy money saving tips to help you save for a budget friendly vacation at Walt Disney World.
Have a Garage Sale
I read that the average person has about $7,000 worth of stuff in their home that they don’t want or don’t use. In my experience a garage sale can bring in $500 to $1,000 in cash. That’s found money for stuff you were not using.
This is a huge help in paying for a Disney vacation. An added bonus is you’ll have less clutter and you’ll have more room for Disney souvenirs.
Do Your Own Recycling
This might sound like a boring chore, but saving up for something exciting like Disney World makes it totally worth it. Once a week, take your cans and bottles to your local grocery store to recycle and redeem for money on the spot. One hundred items equals $10 in your pocket. Keep it in a special place and watch it add up.
Save Your Change
It sounds cliche, but saving your change really adds up. Change is so frustrating to deal with, but it is money. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that and not take a few dimes, or quarters seriously.
Fill up a jar with all these jingling nuances and turn it into cash as your travel dates approach. This money can be used to by special treats or souvenirs.
Cut Back On Small Daily Purchases
It’s also worth noting that small purchases add up. As much as saving your change can help, making a conscious decision to cut back on coffee, snacks or fast food will help even more.
Just set aside the $5 or $10 you normally would have spent and add it to the growing vacation fund. You’ll be surprised how much this adds up to over time.
Open A Separate Vacation Fund
Open a separate vacation fund so you can monitor your savings progress. It’s really encouraging to see visual representation that you are reaching your goals.
Disney Gift Cards
This is one of my favorite things. Disney Gift Cards are a great way to save for your vacation. You can request a Disney gift card for your birthday, holiday or any special occasion.
These can be used for purchases at participating locations at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line.
Save Your Tax Refund, Rebates and Bonuses
If you get a tax refund save all of it or part of it to your vacation fund. If you get a rebate on any purchases you make deposit that in your vacation fund.
If you shop online EBATES is a great way to save money and get money back on your purchases. I use it every time and it adds up! Save some or all of any bonuses you get to your vacation fund.
Earn Extra Money
If you don’t have any extra funds that you can allocate to your vacation I would suggest getting a side hustle to earn some extra money. It can be something small like pet sitting for a friend who is out of town or baby sitting for friends or family so they can have a date night.
Budget Friendly Disney World Vacation Tips
The tips above are how we manage to save for our vacation every year. We plan ahead, look for good deals and are very strategic about saving money and putting it aside every week for our vacation.
Just making small changes will help you find extra money to save for your family to have an amazing Disney Vacation.