Money savings tips ala Dana
*spare change jar - I do not use exact change for anything and dump my wallet out at least once a week into my disney jar. Over a year or more, you could save hundreds and use it as spending money for the trip.
*book online or with a GOOD disney travel agent. You are albe to pay for the trip in payments making it an interest free way of paying off your trip slowly rather than with a CC. I prefer to book my own because it gives me TOTAL control of the discounts that come out etc. and I can have them applied rather than wait for someone else to do it for me. Also, I like the fredom of bringing my trip up online and keeping track of the payments I make.
*go in value season…if you are going in the summer, go the last full week of August. You may also be able to get free DDP.
*get at least the counter service DDP…it’s nice having your meals paid for and only worry about having spending money. the counter service plan really works in your favor if you use it wisely.
*start watching for flights 6-8months before you travel…pick a price you are willing to pay and nab it once you see it. Don’t wait to long to book thinking it’s going to keep going down in price.
*SAVE now! Book that trip as soon as possible even if you have to book room only and add the package later. The more time you have to pay it off the better.