Go during the cheaper time, January through February (avoid
president’s day), May (before school gets out) and Fall. So far my
favorite time has been Fall because I love the fall decorations, you can
also add on Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party.
If you are
trying to squeeze the budget, avoid getting the Disney dining plan and
have groceries delivered to your room. If you plan on reserving any
character meals, I suggest you sign up for the dining plan and allow the
splurge. I have a handful of friends with kids that truly Do. Not.
Eat. and the dining plan would be a huge waste. However, with my family I
prefer the dining plan because it keeps me from penny pitching
throughout the day, thus making my family miserable.
Park hopper if you have small children. I have never found the idea of
running in between parks as fun. If they kids rock through Disney in
the morning, go take a nap and then we go back to watch the evening
light or fireworks show. We go back to the same park without the extra
Buy souvenirs before you go to the park. Now this might
sound crazy but believe me, a quick trip to JC Penney’s clearance
section will get you everything you need to make your kids happy during
the stay. Remind them, every moment shopping is one less minute on a
ride, watching a parade or at the pool. My favorite souvenir is buying
clothes for the trip and wrapping them up. Every night before bed they
get to unwrap their new Disney shirt and then wear it the next day.