Rent a car. What sounds luxurious can essentially habitually save you money. Think through renting a car instead of using the airport space shuttle. Many times the cost of the shuttle is more than that of a diffident car rental ¨C and you have the flexibility of having available transportation. If you are driving to your journey’s end, renting a car instead of using your own vehicle is often economy than the extra wear and tear on your own car. Take advantage of coupons to improvement to a larger, and more relaxed, vehicle.
Eat breakfast where kids eat free and split meals. This means that a huge saving for a family of four or larger. Children are many times too excited or tired to eat much at a time. Restaurants that are kid friendly are more than happy to accommodate special requests for extra plates.
Eat lunch in your room. You’ll be amazed how better a peanut butter sandwich, chips, and fresh fruit tastes away from home, and everyone gets a needed break from the heat and crowds of tourist destinations.
Take advantage of coupons. Whether it is for lodging, food, or attractions ¨C coupons SAVE money! Find them everywhere… online, in local newspapers, at convenience stores, motels, etc. All the time read the fine print cautiously for conditions of the coupon.
Bring your own stroller. This can save $7 to $10 a day at some of the fascinations.
Bring along individual refillable water bottles. These can be restocked at the hotel and at attraction water fountains. A family of four could easily spend $20 or more a day buying water.
Take advantage of multi-day passes at the attractions. This is especially a good deal when they can be used anytime.
Make your own reservations. Many hotels and airlines offer additional discounts and specials for booking online.
Give each child a set amount to spend. You can domestic the “gimmes”, and your notecase at the that time, by giving children a pre-set spending limit for souvenirs. Also, invest in an autograph book (about $6 at most attractions) and watch the fun as the children collect the “autographs” of their favorite characters.
Spend the day away from the attractions. You’re paying for those hotel swimming pools… use it! Spend the day at the beach or a nearby museum. The shopping areas near the major attractions (like Downtown Disney) have children’s play areas, providing an inexpensive day of fun for the little ones.