So I have something that I’m very excited to share with you today. This is the Ultimate Guide to an Affordable Disney World Vacation. This book was provided to me for my consideration and review. I would never accept payment for a positive review and All opinions are my own.
As many of you know I have a daughter – and she just loves Mickey Mouse (I have the clubhouse show DVR’d so we can ‘Hot Diggty Dog Dance’ whenever we want to.) So when I was asked to review this book I was super excited. It combined two of my favorite things – saving money and Disney World (Disney World is new on my all time favorite things list I must admit).
It may be the Magic of Disney or the fact that we permanently have Disney Junior on our TV over here – but I am SO very excited to take baby girl to Disney World when she is old enough. I know that everything Disney comes with quite a price tag – so this book was something I wanted to share with all of you because I found it Beyond Helpful when it comes to tips and tricks to save at Disney. The Author, Kevin, does an amazing job at explaining in detailand with examples how to literally save thousands of dollars on your Disney Vacation.
The really cool part is that a lot of the tips in the book can really be applied to travel in general when it comes to the flights, hotel, and rental car chapters!
The single thing I found most helpful was using credit cards to your advantage. I know I’ve talked about using credit card point systems before but that was just basic surface level stuff. This book has a chapter that delves into it much deeper and basically explains (pretty well I might add) great ways to use (what I call) Travel Hacking to pay for a good chunk of items on your Disney Vacation Checklist. When you do this you end up paying a fraction of the cost on your flights and if you do it right you may get them for free all together!
Of course there were many other helpful tips in the book (some I had zero idea about) for example the priceline name your price tool – I’ve heard of it but didn’t actually realize it was a legitimate thing (I know – where was I living – under a rock?!) but how to use it is explained step by step. Even the best way to approach how to actually come up with a bid for the car – and also how to negotiate the price a bit if need be. This (along with flight and hotels) could be applicable to travel in general.
I didn’t realize that Hotel Rooms could truley be discounted A TON with Hotel Reward points. I knew they helped a bit but I didn’t realize the extent you could get discounted if you do it right! This book explains how to gain and use points to your advantage and get them working for you.
Those three things alone (Flights, Rental Car, and Hotel savings) should be a reason for EVERYONE to want this book – not just people who want to go on a Disney Vacation. Then there is the added bonus of how to actually save on all the Disney items.
What the book covers that is Disney Specific:
- How to get tickets on the cheaper side
- When is the best time of year to go (price wise) to Disney.
- Is Park Hopping actually worth it?
- Disney Hotels
- How to use Credit Card Points to Pay for Meals
- What some of the best off site restaurants are
- Character dining and how to plan your meals strategically to help you save more money
- Frugal options at each individual park
- Free Disney Dining Packages and the best tips to try and score one
- What Disney Pin Codes are and the best way to put yourself on Disney’s radar to try to get one of these codes
- Tables in Wonderland Card: Is it really worth it – for Florida Residents, Disney Vacation Club members, and annual pass-holders
There are so many great tips in this book for your Disney Vacation it would be difficult for you not to save money after you read it.
Now comes the exciting news! We are giving away 10 (Yes TEN!) e-book versions of this book! Simply enter below! The Giveaway ends on July 7th!