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We just got back from Walt Disney World and I thought I’d share a few of my top hacks.
I don’t claim these as my own inventions, but I thought other budget-conscious Disney travelers might enjoy what we came up with.
1. Bring a stroller (even if your kids aren’t little)
Disney World Hack #1: My youngest child is 3 and nearly 4 and is a big girl (just ask her!) – we haven’t regularly used a stroller for her probably in the past 2 years. Still, there are so many reasons you’ll want a stroller. First of all, even though your little kid thinks he’s a big kid, after 3-4 hours of walking, he won’t be a big kid. Of course, even though it was on the packing list…. we forgot it at home 🙂
Strollers at Disney World rent for $15 / day! We had a bit more latitude since we were driving to Orlando (instead of flying), but when we realized we forgot the stroller – we stopped at Walmart and BOUGHT a stroller. It cost us $30 and then we sold it for $15 after we got back!
2. Bring your own Disney glow sticks
If you’re planning on being in the parks at night for the fireworks shows or anything else, you’ll see tons of Disney glow sticks for sale.
Instead of shelling out $10 or $15 a kid for one of those light up toys, we just bought a 4 pack of glow sticks from the dollar store before we left. Yes, they’re not nearly as “cool” looking, but my kids at least had just as much fun with them at 5% of the cost!
Plus you know your kids are going to totally break / lose their $15 Disney glow sticks within 2 seconds, right? And besides, Disney glow sticks are one of those things like huge stuffed animals that’s totally cool when you’re IN the park, but make you look like a loser the second you get out into the parking lot 😛
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