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  • Sep 14, 2023
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    What’s the cheapest way to plan for a lot of people

    Welcome to planDisney, I'm so happy you're here planning a trip to my favorite vacation destination: Walt Disney World! 

    There is so much to see and do across all 4 theme parks and more than 15 Disney Resort Hotels, you'll find something for every interest and budget. Now, since you're planning for a larger group, let's dive into your question.

    My first recommendation is to decide if you'd like to stay onsite at one of the Disney Resort Hotels. Disney's All-Star Music Resort is a great choice for budget travelers. By staying onsite you'll have access to complimentary bus transportation to and from all of the parks and Disney Springs and additional perks like early theme park entry. In addition to standard hotel rooms, this resort also offers Family Suites that sleep up to 6 and have a kitchenette perfect for breakfast in the room before you hit the parks! My family and I love to save a bit of money by ordering groceries to be delivered to our Disney Resort Hotel room instead of purchasing breakfast at the resort or the parks. 

    My next recommendation is to check out the Special Offers page of the Walt Disney World website. You'll find all current discounts and promotions. If your traveling party is flexible on dates, this is a great way to stay within a budget. You'll also find that pricing for theme park tickets is date-based meaning that certain seasons, months, or weeks are more expensive than others, so flexibility in traveling is definitely a cost-saver. You'll find a few different ticket options including ones that allow you to visit more than one park in one day or ones that allow you to visit water parks. I would recommend saving a bit of money and selecting the standard 1-Park Per Day tickets

    All of these plans can be booked online through the Walt Disney World website after you create a My Disney Experience account where you'll manage all of your plans. I would encourage each member of your party, especially adults who might be paying for their own rooms or tickets, to create their own accounts. You can link all of your accounts together later. If you decide to stay onsite, you can bundle your room and tickets together in a package, pay a deposit to book, and then pay the balance over time. For visits after January 9, 2024, you can even add a Disney Dining Plan to help the trip feel more all-inclusive. 

    Once you have made some decisions and booked your trip, please come on back with any other vacation planning questions. My fellow panelists and I are always happy to see a returning guest!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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