While summer is the traditional time to pack up the family and go on holiday, who says you can’t take the kids out of school for a week and head to Disney World once the leaves start to change? Planning a family holiday can be tricky, and sometimes conventional logistics do not work. In other words, just because the kids are off during the summer does not mean you can escape the office.
One of the hardest parts of planning for your Disney World vacation is trying to determine the best ways to save money on your trip. There is a fine line between finding the best deal and cheapening your family’s experience. You always want to maximize your budget, but you also want to fulfill everyone’s expectations on the trip.
I just returned from our most recent trip to Disney World. We booked the trip around my wife running in the Princess Half-Marathon. It was a great trip and one that opened my eyes to even more realities about planning a cheap Disney World vacation.
One of the unique aspects to a Disney World vacation is the fact that you can choose from a wide range of accommodations. This is true for both bargain hunters and adventurers as there are many different types of resorts, hotels, and campgrounds.
Anyone crunching numbers for their Disney World vacation budget has probably considered the idea of saving money by not renting a car. This is a viable option if you can take advantage of the shuttle services offered in and around the parks.
Disney World will once again kick off the new year with their two popular marathon events. The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend runs from January 5th through the 8th, and the Princess Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled for February 24th through the 26th.