Most people know that going to Walt Disney World is a BLAST! But most people also know that going to Walt Disney World is EXPENSIVE.
Between resort stays, park tickets, dining, and souvenirs — things can add up quick! Not that this stops us from going, of course. But it does keep us on our toes when it comes to finding discounts! Little savings here and there can also add up quick.
Here are 5 of our favorite Disney World Discount Secrets:
1. Annual Passholders Can Save on Bottled Drinks and Snacks!
Are you an Annual Passholder? If so, you never need to pay full price for a bottle of soda or water again! How? Buy them at a Merchandise Location instead of a Cart!
You see, when you buy a Bottled Beverage at a merchandise location, your typical Annual Passholder discount can be applied! And this hack isn’t just for drinks — pre-packaged snacks or treats at “Merchandise Locations” qualify for the discount as well.
You’ll find all kinds of goodies in the shops: Rice Krispie Treats, Bagged Candies, Cookie Tins, and Salty Snacks! And that’s not even the best part — some of our favorite treat spots are actually considered Merchandise Locations, so your discount will work on just about everything there. We’re talking places like the Main Street Confectionary and Karamell-Kuche!
The only thing better than delicious caramel treats, are discounted delicious caramel treats.
2. Merchandise Discounts For Eating?!
Did you know that sometimes you can save money while shopping, just by eating?! That’s right! On occasion, a coupon will print out with your Quick Service receipt that you can use at a merchandise location!
This isn’t an every day offer, however we have seen it pop up in slower attendance times, or during “odd” meal periods, like before and in between peak mealtimes for most folks. The coupons do have some stipulations, but 20% off merchandise? We’ll take it! ALWAYS check your receipt!
3. Continuously Check the Disney “Special Offers” Page for New Discounts!
So you’ve booked your vacation package, hooray! Guess those prices are set in stone right?! WRONG.
They can often apply the discount or modify your package to ensure you’re now taking advantage of the new offer! We’ve had DFB readers save thousands of dollars on their trips this way!
4. Tables in Wonderland Can Save You MORE Than You Thought!
Are you a Tables in Wonderland Cardholder? For frequent visitors (Florida residents, Annual Passholders, and DVC members), the discount card is a great way to save on dining — including alcohol — around Walt Disney World!
But have you ever thought about how you can save on items such as bottled sodas or water?
Typically, the Tables in Wonderland Card only works at Table Service Locations. However, at the Value Resorts, the card is accepted at their Food Courts! Thus, you can use your discount when purchasing items such as bottled water and pre-packaged snacks!
5. Be Social!
Sometimes scrolling through Instagram can turn into a DELICIOUS deal!
Many of the tastiest Disney Springs locations use social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to announce limited time deals! From free desserts to discounts on cocktails, it pays to follow along.
You’re totally scrolling insta anway…why not get a deal at the same time??
So there you have it — 5 Secret Ways to Save at Walt Disney World! What is your favorite Secret Discount Tip? Let us know in the comments!
If you’re interested in more Disney discounts, check out the pages below!
- Disney World Discounts
- How To Predict When Disney World Discounts Will Be Offered
- Disney Dining Discounts For WDW Annual Passholders
- Disney Dining Discounts For Disneyland Annual Passholders
- Disney Discounts and Deals
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