I have worked at Disney World for two years: 10 things in which tourists should stop spending their money
As a fan of Disney and former employee of the park, I have discovered several ways to save money during my vacation.
With the tickets for the park, the accommodation, the food, and the transport, the expenses in Disney can be shot quickly.And that even before taking into account what is spent on memories and gifts.
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Keep reading to discover some tips that allow you to save if you spend the holidays in a Disney park.
Don't bother to spend money on water bottles when you can ask for a free glass
Water is essential for any day in a Disney World park because Florida's heat can leave you very dehydrated.
However, instead of buying a bottle of water that costs you 4 euros every time you are thirsty, and believe me, you will be thirsty, you can go to any restaurant and ask for a free glass of water.
I remember that when I worked at Casey's Corner, we had vessel trays full of ice water on hot days ready to distribute.
Take advantage of this.Depending on how many people you are and the number of days you spend in the parks, the savings could become hundreds of euros.
You can also take your own water bottle and fill it in any of the fountains.
Pins are one of the most popular Disney souvenirs, but you can get them cheaper online
For those who are not familiar, in Disney, there is a concept called "Pin exchange" where visitors can exchange pins with employees and sometimes with other tourists.
If you collect them and take them to the parks specifically to exchange them, there are ways to save some money.
Some workers usually have many of them saved.When I worked in the parks, this was one of my favorite ways to interact with customers.
The best thing to save money is to buy a large bag of them online.Then you can change those that you do not like with the employees of the place.
I saw many tourists spend more than 10 euros when buying them there.
Most toys and memories that you buy are not necessary
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I can't say how often I leave the parks with a lot of things that I had no intention of buying.
Sometimes, when I'm in stores, something happens to me and I feel the need to buy everything I have in sight.
But I'm here to remind you (and me) that you practice self -control and ask yourself if you are going to use that souvenir at some point.
Before establishing a budget and making a list of what you think you want, ask yourself if you really need it.Otherwise, you run the risk of finding an unusable toy in the back of your car a year later.
Disney's clothes can be face, so if you want to go dressed the same as your friends, buy it outside
When I worked at Disney, I saw many families with matching t -shirts that they bought there.
I get it.It's pretty and you get great photos.But all I can think is that a family of 5 people is easily spent 100 euros on t -shirts.
On the other hand, what you can do is go somewhere else and buy t -shirts similar to matching for approximately half the price.You can even customize them at half price.
You can take excellent photos of the trip without having to buy the professionals
Many Disney visitors end up paying for Photopass photographs at the end of their trip, which can be very expensive.
Having photos to remember Disney holidays is important, especially because you have paid a lot to create those memories.However, it is not necessary to buy professional photos to achieve this.
Photopop employees can take a picture with your own mobile or camera.You just have to ask for it.
Palomite cubes are fillable, you just need to buy one
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Disney offers a variety of decorative cubes of corn popcorn to choose.
I feel to disappoint you, but you don't need several corn popcsses.With one just enough.
I have heard many people comment that they buy a new cube every year and collects.If you want you can do it, but it is unnecessary.
You can bring you the cube of corn popcorn that you bought years ago and they fill you there.
Do not spend the money on an elegant Disney resort if you are going to spend the whole day in the park
Disney has a wide variety of tourist complexes within the property offered by different themes, characters, gastronomic options, locations and prices.
Some of the cheapest can cost only 120 euros a night, but the most expensive can cost thousands of euros a night.
If all you want is to spend the day in the parks, why spend all the money on a resort in which you are only going to sleep?
One of the fastest ways to save is to choose a cheaper accommodation.
All Disney offer free buses to parks, aquatic parks and other tourist centers.And even the cheapest options offer good services.
If you stay in a resort, buy a stuffed glass
If in the end you invest a good money in one of the tourist property complexes, at least you can make the most.
Each Disney resort sells unlimited filling vessels during the time you are there.
While the glass costs 16 euros, believe me when I say it is better to buy one at the beginning of the trip.You can end up saving a lot of money.
To put it in perspective, each drink in Disney costs about 3.5 euros, which means that if you buy 5 drinks during your stay at the resort, you have already amortized the glass.
The parking can be free if you are willing to dedicate some more time and effort
Tickets for Disney parks already cost more than 80 euros per person, but that does not include parking.
If you do not want to pay another 20 euros a day and you have some more time, there are ways to avoid this expense.
First, the Disney Springs parking (the great commercial and gastronomic center of Disney World) is free, so if you are going to buy or eat first, you can get on one of Disney's free buses to the tourist complexes and from there takeAnother bus to parks.
If, on the other hand, you have little time, you can also avoid paying for the parking lot making a breakfast reservation at any of the Disney resorts.Of course, this means that you will have to pay breakfast, but after all you have to have breakfast somewhere.
Keep in mind that parking with restaurant reserve is only valid for about 3 hours.
Finally, if you host you in any of the Disney resorts, even in the cheapest ones, the parking lot is free in all parks.
Make a careful list of everything you need, so as not to have to buy something that misses you in the parks
One of the easiest ways to save money in Disney is to make sure to carry everything you need.Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot of money on things you already have at home.
For example, sunscreen, analgesics, swimsuits, sunglasses or enough clothes are things that cannot be missing.
Disney sells all those things because he knows that some tourists will need them, but you will pay a price inflated for something that would be cheaper to bring from your home.
Make a list of needs and review it 2 times before going to avoid wasting your vacation money.