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Vacation Getaways: How to Do Disney Orlando on a Budget

There is fun to have at Disney World Orlando, without busting your budget. The question has been posed: How exactly do you do Disney on a budget? In truth, it's easier than you might think, but do yourself a favor -- pinch pennies for that budget, because Disney World Orlando offers more than you realize! Do you want to visit all the Disney Orlando parks, or will a quick trip to Magic Kingdom do? Do you want to stay at a Disney resort, or are you satisfied to visit for a couple days, enjoy every attraction as many times as you can in 10 hours and head back to your hotel or motel?

Disney World Packages

Disney has vacationing down to an art -- they offer Orlando vacation packages for nearly any vacation you can dream up. If you are hoping to spend multiple days on the Disney grounds, at any one of the park options, you'll find that the best deal will be to purchase multiple days for each ticket, which will allow park entry to any one of the Disney parks -- one park per day. This will immediately save you several bucks, and the more days you plan to spend at Disney, the more you stand to save.

Park Hopper Pass

For a fee, you may add the ability to hop from park to park at any time. If you plan to visit two parks in a single day, then this is exactly the way you want to approach it. The Park Hopper option will allow you to visit any of the theme parks at your leisure, for the number of days your ticket is good. For example, a one-day park hopper allows you to visit all of the parks for that single day. Again, it's just another way to help take the potential bust from your budget for a single or multiple Disney days.

Disney World Resort Packages


Believe it or not, you can stay at a Disney Resort for prices that are comparable to many of the surrounding Orlando hotels and motels. Rates currently range from $82/night to nearly $400/night depending on the resort setting, amenities and accommodations. If you plan to spend most of your time on the park grounds, paying $80/night to be right at the doorstep of your activities may well be worth it.

Doing Disney Independently

Sure, you can stay at an inexpensive Orlando motel, commute to the park or parks of your choice, purchase tickets on the park grounds, and by no means is that a bad idea. However, be sure to have some sort of a game plan and consider all of your ticket options before you pay more than you need to for a single day at any one of the parks. Search the Internet for deals, and you're bound to find them.

A little patience and comparison shopping may offer a shock to your system when you find that Disney World can be a destination done on a budget! It's never too early to start planning your trip, so start looking for deals now.

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