Quick And Easy Ways To Save Time And Money At Disney

Quick And Easy Ways To Save Time And Money At Disney

Time is Money so the saying goes. What if you saved money on your Disney World vacation and spent less time in lines? We’re going to show some quick and easy ways to do just that.

Quick And Easy Ways To Save Time And Money At Disney

Missed those things that you told the kids they would enjoy? So what are the secrets to saving time at Walt Disney World.

Then look no further, my top 5 time saving tips might help you do just that.

1. Planning

When you go to Disney planning is vital. Always plan ahead and read up on Disney before you arrive. There are some really good websites out there to help you prepare for Disney. We have a fantastically helpful website that can help you plan your holiday around you and your needs. Disney and Orlando Geeks 🙂

2. Food

Whether you want to spend time in a Disney restaurant or just eat on the go there are some amazing restaurants at Disney world. When booking try to get free dining it will save you so much money in fact you could go to Disney and not spend a penny on food.

It is very important that you book in advance because the restaurants get booked up very fast. Always make a note of your reservation number also some of the more popular restaurants need a credit card guarantee so if you need to cancel make sure you do it as soon as you can or you could be charged.

3. Rain showers

Rain showers are very common in florida especially in the summer months. Showers are normally over very quickly and in fact cool humidity down so don’t be one of those people that leave the park at the first sign of rain.

You will be surprised how many people do but if you stay in the park that means fewer people and shorter lines. Just have a look around the shops or get a bite to eat, then just you wait and see the sun will soon show its face.

Charlie in the rain

4. Child Swap

Most Disney rides have height restrictions so if you have a child you all won’t be able to go on the ride. Disney have a child swap system that saves you from having to stand in the line twice.

Just ask the Disney Cast Member at the start of the line if a swap is available if yes then simply ask for a Child swap pass. The first family member will stand in line and go on the ride then the second family member gives the swap ticket to the cast member and does not have to stand in line again.

5. Fast Passes

Fast passes are free and very easy to use and are one of the best ways to save time and see more attractions. They allow you to bypass the regular line and go straight to the fast pass line which is much quicker.

Fast pass machines will be outside the entrance to the most of the popular attractions. You can select a time frame suitable for you it will be a 60-minute window then return within this time frame to join the fast pass line.

Using the Disney Fast Pass will significantly reduce the amount of time that you spend standing in line. For those that carry a mobile device you can download the my Disney experience app and you can choose your fast passes 60 days in advance for those staying on Disney property or 30 days in advance if staying off site.


Do you have any of your own time/money saving tips you’d like to share with everyone, just leave them in the comment below.




26 thoughts on “Quick And Easy Ways To Save Time And Money At Disney

  1. Great post! I went to disney about 7 years ago. Now I have 4 children 9,11,13 and 17. I would love to take them back to disney, but I wouldn’t go without the fast pass. It’s worth the money and speeds things up so much!
    Any suggestions on the best place to stay?
    Best of luck!

    1. Hi 

      yes i agree fast passes are essential when going to Disney. If fast passes are a priority then staying on Disney property you will get them 60 days prior to check in date. Fast passes are also available 30 days in advance if you and your family decided to stay offsite in a villa which some people as a family of 6 find more comfortable. Alternatively Disney offer a handful of resorts that have 2 or 3 bedroom villas but every resort offers interconnecting rooms so booking two rooms allows you to choose any resort you like. 

  2. Hi
    yes fast passes are key to having a stress free Disney holiday and are so easy to use. Are you going back to Disney soon?

  3. Fantastic tips! We are going there in November and we are trying to keep everything within budget. Thanks for sharing these money saving tips. I am bookmarking this page and taking note of everything.

  4. Thanks for sharing these great tips. I’d love to take my little one to Disney when he is a little older and I heard toddlers 3 and under get so overwhelmed. I’ll be saving this for the future.

    1. Hi
      I would personally wait until the kids are about 5 or 6 so they can experience all Disney has to offer. Let me know if you decide to book?

  5. We haven’t ever had the chance to visit yet but i’d love to take my kids when they get a little older. These are some great times to save some money and that really matters when you have four little ones.

    1. Hi
      Yes its defiantly worth waiting to take them. We are taking our twins next year and they will be 4. Let us know if you book up.

    1. Hi
      Did you go as a child? Yes free dining is very good and I recommend you trying to get it if you can. Fast passes are key to a successful Disney trip. Let us know if you go?

  6. Wow, these are great tips and I hope I was able to read this before going to our Disney trip but will save this for our another future Disney trip.

  7. These are great tips! I remember my trip to dsney as a child and due to poor planning and decision making on my sister and I’s part we didn’t get to see as much as we had hoped. We of course still loved it and had a blast, but I realize now that we could have done a lot more

    1. Hi
      Yes planning is key when going to Disney. Hopefully you will get to go again soon. Let us know if you do?

  8. Great Disney trip planning ideas. There is always so much to see and do while there with the family, this will help us get organized for the next trip.

  9. This is such a helpful post indeed. When visiting Disney I can imagine being unprepared can make your day so much harder. This is great information.

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