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  • On Mar 7, 2012
    Sylvonne from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Thanks again for your help on my last question. Me sister & kids 11, 4, 4 & 2 traveling during easter week i need all the help i can get to save money yet have a great time Staying off property any tips on food or souveniers. Thanks again, 30 days

    Hello Sylvonne!

    Welcome back!

    Based on your questions, here are some tips that I know will save you money AND time on your upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation:

    1.  Be at the Disney Parks before they open.  The crowds at the Disney parks are typically MUCH lower when they open.  To find out when the Disney Parks will open for your upcoming vacation, check out the Theme Parks & Water Parks link.  Just click on a particular Disney Park and then click "calendar" for opening and closing times.

    2.   Bring your own food.  Walt Disney World allows you to bring snacks and food into the Disney Parks!  This is an incredible way to save money!  What my family typically does is eat breakfast at the Resort.  Then, we pack food for either lunch or dinner each day.  The other meal is budgeted to eat at the Disney Park.

    3.  Make Disney Dining reservations BEFORE your Disney vacation.  This will save you time and allow you to better plan for your day.  You can even make Disney Dining Reservations online!  NOTE:  As you plan, buffets are more expensive than regular Table Service Dining options.

    4.  Bring your own souvenirs with you.  Have your kids make an autograph book.  This will save you money and will get them even more excited about the trip!  Another idea would be to BRING a Disney stuffed animal with you for each family member.  Then, surprise your kids with a "special delivery" from Mickey Mouse! 

    If you have other questions, please let me know!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

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Meet the Panelist: Wes, Texas

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited to help plan your next Disney vacation! Since I have experienced Disney in all stages of family life (I have FIVE Tigger-ific kids), in all times of the year, and on a tight budget, I have learned to create Disney magic every trip! Learn More About Wes

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