Planning a family vacation to Disneyland this year??? Looking for fun, excitement, and adventure without breaking the wallet? A trip to the “land of imagination” is possible, even while counting your pennies. The first step in vacation planning on a budget, is to do your research.
Buying Disney packages and special offers will certainly save you a great deal of money. Two major expenses to consider are hotel accommodations and parking fees. By staying on Disney properties or close to the theme parks, you can eliminate gas prices and parking from your budget. Besides, a short fifteen minute walk to the park is great exercise!
Don’t forget to factor in food, beverages, and souvenirs. Chances are your little ones will want to bring a stuffed animal or T-shirt back home with them to commemorate their trip to Disney. Dining prices on park property will be triple and double what you’re used to paying, it may help to bring your own water and light snacks, park permitting. Consider eating breakfast somewhere more affordable before heading to the park for the day.
Helpful Tip: Don’t be tempted to buy the Disney’s Photo Pass. Disney photographers are everywhere and will gladly take photos of you and the kiddos with your favorite Disney characters. The photos will look great and make great souvenirs of your Disney trip! But when you consider the price, those cute photos may cost more than your food and beverages. Consider bringing your own camera, take photos yourself, or simply give your camera to Disney photographer to and have your picture takes for FREE.
And remember, the key to any successful Disneyland vacation is to HAVE FUN!