• On Sep 16, 2021
    Lewis from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am looking for a resort to stay on premises but the prices are unaffordable. Is there a time when the prices are less expensive?

    Hi Lewis,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with a question!

    As one who always vacations on a budget, I understand your dilemma. Although I hesitate to say any time of year is always more affordable than another, I have found some great deals in the first week of January (excluding New Year's), early May, and later in August. Our favorite time of year to visit is now the week before Christmas and that has historically been more expensive for us. 

    As you check prices, keep an eye on the Special Offers. Offers are released throughout the year, so I check periodically. I also will shorten the length of our stay if I want to stay at a particular resort but need to make the trip more affordable. When we started bringing our girls, we fell in love with Disney's Contemporary Resort. I started shortening our trips from six nights to five nights to save money. So, take a look at the Disney Resorts Collection and then do some comparison pricing by checking our Vacation Package link.

    When I need to stay at a resort hotel that is more budget-friendly, I have enjoyed Disney's All-Star Movies, Disney's Art of Animation, and Disney's Pop Century Resorts. A few years ago, my girls and I did a girls' trip and stayed at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. It was super cute, and we had so much fun. Disney's Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts both have access to the Disney Skyliner.

    Lewis, keep the search alive! I trust you will find a Special Offer that will help make your trip more affordable. Meanwhile, I have it on good authority that there will still be some magic waiting for you when you arrive!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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