As we write our updates for the 2015 Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, I find myself reaching out to Liners for their best quotes and tips. First, you many ask yourself, “what’s a Liner?” Well, you know Lines? The highest rated Disney free or paid app on iTunes or Google Play? The one that comes with your TouringPlans subscription? In it is a feature called Chat. Subscribers can even access it on their desktop computers by going to http://m.touringplans.com and logging in. It’s a lively unstructured discussion of all things Disney, and there are some pretty knowledgeable users online who can answer all kinds of questions in 255 characters or less. This week I asked, “What are your Disney money saving tips?”
Disney Money Saving Tips from Liners
I started doing clothing swaps with friends to stock up my warm weather wardrobe for nothing! We also made a Disney Jar that we put all of our loose change in to save up spending money. Sharing meals was a big money saver, too.
2:09pm on 4/15/14 by rootye
For us, the Disney Visa Premier works like a charm. With 2% back on any dining or Disney purchase (including travel), we more than cover the annual fee. It also builds into a very nice “rewards” gift card that we bring to cover food, souvenirs, etc.
2:50pm on 4/15/14 by boomeg
We toss our change into a giant vase in the living room. I finally turned it all in. $1200!! Paid for our flights!!
2:53pm on 4/15/14 by sillnora
Be realistic with your budget. I’ve found that I need to have an “ideal budget” then multiply it by 2 to make sure we save enough for the trip we want. 🙂
3:02pm on 4/15/14 by cori.mizell
It’s much easier to save money for your 2nd (or 12th) trip because you now know that a trip to WDW is worth the money, and you also know what meals, experiences, souvenirs and extras you will want to splurge on or skip.
3:37pm on 4/15/14 by sallyepp
I leave my not-Disney-appreciative husband at home. Money saved on ticket = $403. Whining free trip = priceless 😉
4:36pm on 4/15/14 by Plutosmypal
This is just a tiny percentage of the great ideas posted in Chat. Our Liners are smart AND funny! Check it out. Anyone can read, but you have to be a subscriber to post.