Welcome to the very first episode of “Jamie Thomas with Click The Mouse” Youtube Show!
Jamie has created a web/youtube video series dedicated to helping you get the most out of your next Disney Vacation.
In this video, Jamie and hubby Brad discuss their Top 10 Best Tips and Hacks to save YOU money on your next trip to Walt Disney World.
They will be chatting about the financial benefits that come with staying on property including the Walt Disney World bus system, Magical Express transfers and free Disney perks.
Jamie and Brad cover these topics plus many more!
Click the mouse on the video to hear these valuable tips!
Please leave a comment with ways YOU have found to save money at Walt Disney World!
Also comment if you have any questions for Jamie or ideas for future episodes.
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DISNEY - The Most Magical Place on Earth. You’ve been thinking about taking your family and now, it seems the kids are the perfect age to go.
But the Canadian Dollar is at low. The thought about spending so much money is scary. Especially if it’s in US Dollars.
Deciding on the time of year to go is the first step in saving some money. From the week after American Thanksgiving until the second week of December, and the end of August are typically some of the cheapest weeks to visit Disney. Free dining plans are often on promotion during the late summer and early fall and room savings happen at different times of the year- often with savings of 20%-30% depending on your resort.
Many Canadian travel companies are offering what sound like amazing deals, where you can pay in Canadian Dollars, save on ticket prices, etc. They sound good in theory…
While it may seem like you are paying more when you book directly through Disney, with a Disney Vacation Planner, there are many situations where you might actually be saving money!
Let’s weigh some comparisons of booking a Disney Vacation in US Dollars, versus Canadian Dollar.
You can wait until 30 days to pay the balance, or pay in instalments with 0% interest!
There are even more perks of booking directly through Disney with a Disney Vacation Planner:
Within 30 days of travel (meaning, before the final balance of your trip is due), if you need to alter your travel plans, such as changing dates, there is virtually no penalty!
If you change dates and the cost of the trip increases (certain days/months are more expensive than others) - YOU OWE NOTHING! If the cost of the trip decreases, there is only a $50 charge. However, this $50 can be used to tweak your package up until the day you travel! You can upgrade your park tickets to a Hopper, or add the Memory Maker. Even your dining reservations can be altered up to 36 hours prior to travel.
A great Disney Vacation Planner will do everything to save you money and ensure your vacation is MAGICAL and within budget.
Don’t wait for the kids to be a little older, the dollar to be a little better. Walt Disney always said “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”
Deborah Goldberg is a TICO registered Travel Agent and a Disney Vacation Planner at Clickthemouse.ca.
Clickthemouse.ca is an Earmarked Disney Vacation Agency specializing in Disney Vacations based out of Toronto, Ontario.
So you’ve finally decided to take the family to Walt Disney World for a magical and memorable vacation. Just book your trip on line or with your local travel agent and that should be it, right?
Well, you’ve got a big surprise waiting for you when you arrive. A truly amazing Walt Disney World vacation takes planning and budgeting, and you won’t figure this out until you get there and it’s too late. I’ve been to Walt Disney World over 40 times and always seem to learn something new with each visit. Vacation cost is extremely important for most of us, so I would like to share some very important money saving tips with you.
*Take advantage of money savings by waiting for special offers. Traditionally, Disney offers many yearly discounts to Canadians. Some of the discounts that have been offered in the past are “free dining”, usually in late August to September, “free ticket upgrade and discounted room rates” for early January to mid-February, and discounted room rates are usually offered in the late spring.
*Stay on site at a Disney owned resort: you will get free transportation to and from the Orlando Airport with Disney’s Magical Express© and access to all Walt Disney World© transportation systems throughout the resort.
*Once again stay on site at one of the 22 Disney owned properties. There are many benefits while staying on site and Disney is the best at making you feel special. You will be immersed in the magic 24 hours a day and can stay anywhere from a value resort or campground to the award winning Grand Floridian Resort and Spa©. Resort guests are privileged to get Extra Magic Hours© which gives you entry into the parks before opening and late entry to the parks after closing. This is a benefit you can’t pay for!
*Use a Disney Specialist Travel Agent (not an employee or affiliate of the Walt Disney Company©). Of course we reccommend www.clickthemouse.ca! You will pay the same price whether you book your trip on your own or through an agent. Disney trained specialists are graduates of The College of Disney Knowledge© and some have even taken Agent Education Programs on site. Here’s the benefit to you; they will plan your trip, make advanced dining reservations, create itineraries for you, offer you tips and apply discounts to existing reservations. You would have to pay the long distance fees to make your own advanced dining reservations or any changes to an existing reservation. Let the expert work for you while you save money.
*Search the internet for discounts. Flights, cars, even Disney discounts are out there if you know where to look. I’ve saved thousands of dollars by flying out of the U.S. and by using discount codes for car rental.
*See Disney during slow periods. Traditionally there is lower attendance during specific times of the year. Discounts are usually offered at those times to draw guests down the Walt Disney World©. The best times to visit with low attendance are January 2 to mid-February, the day after Labour Day until American Thanksgiving (last 3 weeks of September are the best) and the first 2-3 weeks of December. This will help you pack in two weeks of fun into one if you visit during less crowded times, that’s huge savings!
*If you have a vehicle with you while staying on site, here is a tip to help maximize your time at Walt Disney World©. You can drive from park to park and get FREE PARKING! This is a benefit to Walt Disney World© resort guests that is not very well known. Waiting for the bus system can be time consuming, so if your geared up to see the most you can, drive to the parks.
*Book the Disney Dining Plan because it is a great deal. You will get more than your money’s worth on a great selection of counter service meals, snacks, dine in restaurants and dinner shows.
*Which park tickets to buy? If you decide to go more than once in the year or longer than 11 days, consider purchasing an Annual Pass. Special discounts are offered to pass holders which include food and resort stays.
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