Disney World can be an EXPENSIVE trip with a lot of important decisions that will either have you make or break the bank. With food price increases, a staggering amount of dining options, and the dreaded decision of to-do or not-to-do the Disney Dining Plan; planning dining for a Disney trip is a daunting task!
If you’re hoping to head to Disney World in the next year and want to meet your budget (or at least save a few bucks here and there) and still have an incredible trip, you might want to have a little help! And that’s exactly what we’re here for, folks! You’ll have access to all the tips and tricks you need when you pick up a copy of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2020.
Here are 10 ways the DFB Guide will help you save BIG next year!
The DFB Guide is an awesome way to get ALL (and we mean all) of your questions answered about Disney dining. The guide is over 700 pages of information, reviews, answers, and tips to make Disney dining a breeze! That means that there’s a TON of ways to take advantage of savings tucked in those pages, so we’re taking a look at just a few of the ways the DFB Guide can help you save on your trip to the parks.
1. Get Your FAQ’s Answered About When To Go To Disney World
Before you even get to planning and budgeting your dining plans for your Disney trip, you’ll have to navigate the time of year to go, and ticket pricing! Some times of the year are MUCH less expensive to visit Disney World. And when you go, there a lot of different ways to buy park tickets (Parkhoppers, Mid-Day Magic, etc.), and now there’s also date-based pricing so that ticket prices vary throughout the year!
With the DFB Guide, you can get all of your questions about ticketing answered and figure out what ticket options are best for you and your family, and what times are BEST to save money in Disney World!
2. Try Out the 5-Step Guide to Stress-Free Dining Planning
A BIG portion of the guide is dedicated to our tried-and-true 5-Step Guide to Stress-Free Dining! The Guide will walk you through budgeting, scheduling, personalization, brainstorming, and making reservations.
That way, dining planning is made easy and you know for a fact that everything is taken care of and as you want it. Most importantly, you’ll have an idea of how to spend on or under budget!
3. Use the Budget Worksheet
Included in the 5-Step Guide is our Budget Worksheet. This is a tool you don’t want to overlook if you’re trying to make sure your spending doesn’t get out of hand.
This worksheet is reusable and completely personalized with calculations based on your estimate of spending as well as any discounts you might have access to. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to estimate your dining budget in the parks!
4. Find Out if the Disney Dining Plan is a Good Choice for You
Ahh… the always difficult decision of the Disney Dining Plan. Will it save you money to do the plan, or cost you more?? The DFB Guide can give you all the answers to your questions with a dollar for dollar comparison between doing the plan or not doing the plan.
Plus, there’s a price and perks breakdown for all of the Disney Dining Plan options so you can truly make the right decision for you!
5. Learn About Special Ticketholder Discounts
If you’re an Annual Passholder, Disney Vacation Club Member, Disney Visa Cardholder, or Florida Resident, there are some special discounts available just for you!
Learn about the Tables in Wonderland program and all of the other discounts available to you so that you never miss out on taking advantage.
6. Check Out Discounts Available to Everyone
If you’re not a special ticketholder, have no fear! There are discounts around the parks every day that can be used by anyone! But they’re usually really hard to find (plus, YOU don’t have all kinds of free time to go scope them out!), so we do all of that FOR you!
In the DFB Guide, you’ll find a collection of all the best ways to find discounts on Disney dining in and around the park. This adds UP!
7. Use Our Dining Strategies
We’ve also curated a collection of Dining Strategies for your use! If planning is too scary and you want everything all picked out for you, or you have a specific kind of group, these strategies can be a TOTAL life-saver!!
We have sample 1-Day strategies for each park, large groups, budget-minded diners, and more! There’s also steps on how to alter a strategy for yourself. You don’t want to miss the savings from these strategies!!
8. See Reviews and Pricing for ALL Disney Restaurants
If you’re more for making your own plan, you can page through the hundreds of Disney restaurants complete with up-to-date mini-reviews and pricing.
Know what you want and how much it will cost in advance so that you can make the most wallet-friendly decisions! If you plan around specific needs, you can know exactly what to expect financially in the park.
9. Be Aware of Cancellation Fees and Deadlines
This is a BIG one! You can definitely over plan your trip. If something changes and you have to cancel, you could end up losing out on a substantial amount of money in cancellation fees!
Our Guide will help you to know all of the rules about cancellation fees and deadlines so that you don’t have to worry about being caught unaware.
10. AND There are More Ways to Save!
With 700 pages, we’ve barely touched on all the tips and tricks to be found in the DFB Guide! There are tons of other tips like packing snacks from home, eating appetizers as entrees, visiting lounges and more! There’s a whole section of the book dedicated to miscellaneous money-saving tips so that you can save BIG on your Disney trip.
Don’t miss out on the dollars that could be saved from the tips in the DFB Guide!
What money-saving tips do you think would most help you? Let us know in the comments!