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Here are the top 25 ways to save money on your Disney Vacation Believe it or not, you can live it up at Walt Disney World Resort - whether you plan on visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom - without making a huge dent in your wallet. By planning ahead, seeking out the best online deals and following the money-saving tips listed below, you can enjoy significant savings on your Disney World vacation getaway - without sacrificing any of your family's comfort or enjoyment. 1. Seek out discount Disney World tickets, budget accommodations convenient to Disney attractions and individually tailored Disney vacation packages before you arrive in Orlando. 2. If possible, plan your Disney World trip during the off-season and you will usually discover significantly lower airfares and hotel/resort rates. 3. If you are staying at a Disney resort, take advantage of complimentary transportation to all Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney. 4. Some of the area factory outlet stores such as Orlando Premium Outlets sell Disney merchandise at significantly lower prices than you will find at stores within the Disney World theme parks. 5. Check out some of the free things to do at Disney World such as strolling around Disney's Boardwalk and Downtown Disney, or hiking through the Disney Wilderness Preserve. 6. Take the family to one of the all-you-can-eat buffets that lie just outside Disney World property such as Bill Wong's Famous Buffet, Sweet Tomatoes, Boston Lobster Feast, Golden Corral, Ponderosa, Sizzler, Captain Nemo's Seafood Feast or Angel's Lobster, Crab & Prime Rib Buffet. 7. If you don't mind staying off Disney property, you will discover numerous budget motels and hotels (many of which provide complimentary transportation to Disney World theme parks) along Highway 192 in Kissimmee just East of the main entrance to Walt Disney World Resort. 8. Look for free publications such as I Love Orlando magazine, which contain a multitude of discount coupons to Disney area attractions, restaurants and specialty shops. 9. Before you book a hotel or motel, check if they offer guests a complimentary continental or full breakfast each morning. 10. Check out comprehensive online guides to Disney World such as Orlando, Florida Guide for indepth information on Disney World discount tickets, accommodations and vacation packages. 11. For larger families, reunions or any other get-together at Disney World, it may make better financial sense to look into renting a vacation home, many of which offer enclosed garages, private backyard pools and washer/dryers. 12. If you are visiting one of the Disney World theme parks with young children, don't forget to bring along a backpack with some snacks or juice boxes. 13. You don't have to shell out big bucks to stay on Disney World property at one of Disney's budget all-star resorts - Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All Star Music Resort and Disney's AllStar Sports Resort (all of which offer complimentary transportation to Disney theme parks and feature onsite food courts). 14. Instead of spending a fortune at a Disney character breakfast, take your kids to Town Square at Main Street, U.S.A. for autograph and photo opportunities with Disney characters.

15. Choose the appropriate Disney World ticket deal based on your family's length of stay in Orlando and remember not to overdo things - you will want to schedule time for rest and relaxation during your trip. 16. If you choose to eat at the Disney World theme parks, try to make lunch your big meal of the day when prices are considerably lower than for dinner (especially at Epcot's World Showcase). 17. Whenever you leave one of Disney World's theme parks, make sure to get your hand stamped. Then after you rest awhile and enjoy a cheaper dinner off site, you can head back to the park after the crowds have thinned out. 18. You may want to schedule your Walt Disney World vacation around one of Disney's highly acclaimed annual events and festivals, many of which are included with the price of admission such as the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Festival of the Seasons, ABC Super Soap Weekend, Festival of the Masters and Holidays Around the World. 19. Carry your own water bottle into the Disney theme park and you can fill it up at any of the abundant water fountains throughout the day. 20. Establish a budget for Disney World souvenirs and stick to your budget (no matter how many cool gifts you see as you stroll through Epcot's World Showcase!). 21. If you are an AAA or AARP member, take advantage of any special rates or discounts that are available during your Disney World vacation. 22. Many off-site hotels and motels with onsite restaurants offer "Kids Eat Free" deals (one child eats free per paying adult). 23. Purchase such necessities as film and sunscreen before you arrive at Disney World, since prices at the theme parks are more expensive for such items. 24. If you are staying at one of the Disney resorts, take advantage of Disney's Magical Express, which provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Orlando International Airport (reservations are required for Disney's Magical Express). 25. If possible, try to avoid Disney World during holiday weekends and Spring Break when prices are higher and the theme parks are most crowded. Click here if you want to learn how to save on a Disney Vacation Think you know everything about Walt Disney World Resort and its four world-class theme parks Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom? Think again! Even the biggest Disney fanatic will be amused, intrigued or surprised by some of the 50 fascinating Disney World facts listed below . . . 1. Walt Disney World encompasses 30,500 acres, making it approximately the same size as San Francisco. 2. When Disney's Magic Kingdom first opened its doors on October 1, 1971, adult admission cost $3.50. 3. The opening day crowd at Disney's Magic Kingdom was approximately 10,000 guests. 4. The eight "E ticket" attractions at Disney's Magic Kingdom were Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree, Hall of Presidents, Jungle Cruise, It's a Small World and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

5. The estimated annual attendance at Disney's Magic Kingdom is 16.2 million, followed by Epcot with 9.9 million, Disney-MGM Studios with 8.6 million and Disney's Animal Kingdom with 8.2 million. 6. Cinderella Castle is Disney's tallest structure at 189 feet, followed by Space Mountain at 183 feet. 7. Both the Carousel of Progress and It's A Small World made their debut at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. 8. The 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth at the entrance to Epcot weighs approximately 16 million pounds. 9. The Haunted Mansion uses state-of-the-art Omnimover vehicles called "Doom Buggies." 10. The jolly headhunter who shows up near the end of the Jungle Cruise is known as "Trader Sam." 11. In conjunction with the 2006 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's Chest, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom was renovated to add several characters from the movie such as Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa. 12. The icon of Disney's Animal Kingdom, The Tree of Life, stands 14 stories, features more than 300 animal carvings and is 50 feet wide. 13. Built in 1917, Cinderella's Golden Carrousel in Fantasyland was once located at Olympic Park in Maplewood, New Jersey. 14. The Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM Studios is housed in a replica of Mann's Chinese Theater. 15. Astro Orbiter first opened in Tomorrowland in 1974 as Star Jets. 16. The Hall of Presidents had its origins as an audio-animatronic exhibition called "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln," which premiered at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. 17. Originally known as the "Tropical Serenade," the Tiki Room in Adventureland was once sponsored by Florida Citrus Growers. 18. The 60-foot-tall Swiss Family Treehouse in Adventureland weighs approximately 200 tons and is made of concrete and thousands of polyethylene leaves. 19. Cinderella Castle, the centerpiece of Disney's Magic Kingdom, features 18 towers and 13 gargoyles. 20. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Fantasyland is located on the site of the former Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. 21. The "Spirits of America" statues in The American Adventure at Epcot represent Adventure, Compassion, Discovery, Freedom, Heritage, Independence, Individualism, Innovation, Knowledge, Pioneering, Self-Reliance and Tomorrow. 22. Towering four stories over DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Dino-Sue is an exact replica of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered. 23. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland features six trains: I.B. Hearty, I.M. Brave, I.M. Fearless, U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring and U.R. Courageous. 24. The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - Starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios launches you at a speed of 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.

25. A swinging suspension bridge leads from Tom Sawyer Island to Fort Langhorne, which was named after Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain). 26. The replica of the Liberty Bell that can be found in the center of Liberty Square was built from the same authentic cast as the original in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 27. The exit to Haunted Mansion features crypts with humorous names inscribed such as I.M. Ready, Rustin Peese, Pearl E. Gates, Manny Festation, Dustin T. Dust and Asher T. Ashes. 28. The Walt Disney World Railroad, which serves approximately 1.5-million passengers annually, is an authentic 1928 steam-powered train. 29. The Mission: SPACE thrill ride at Epcot is so authentic that motion sickness bags are available just in case of emergency. 30. Mickey's Toontown Fair was once known as both Mickey's Birthdayland and Mickey's Starland. 31. Sonny Eclipse, an "intergalactic lounge singer," performs daily at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café in Tomorrowland. 32. In order to rank as a "Galactic Hero" at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, you must score 900,000 to 999,999 points. 33. The audio-animatronic dog in the Carousel of Progress is named "Rover." 34. Astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper and Jim Irwin were present at the grand opening of Space Mountain in 1975. 35. Stitch's Great Escape in Tomorrowland lies at the former site of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, which closed in 2003. 36. One of the original attractions at Disney's Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Indy Speedway was once known as Grand Prix Raceway. 37. Recently renamed The Seas with Nemo & Friends, The Living Seas pavilion opened at Epcot in 1986 and was originally sponsored by United Technologies. 38. "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience," a 3-D film at Epcot, is located in Future World at the former site of "Captain EO," another 3-D adventure that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred Michael Jackson and Anjelica Huston. 39. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus was the first champion at the Walt Disney World Open Invitational, which made its debut in 1971. 40. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority was originally called the WEDway People Mover (WED standing for Walter Elias Disney). 41. Disney's Magic Kingdom, which encompasses approximately 107 acres, is itself larger than Disneyland, which only covers 80 acres in Anaheim, California. 42. The design of Main Street U.S.A. was loosely based on Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, Missouri. 43. The Swiss Family Treehouse is of the species Disneyodendron eximus or "Out-of-the-Ordinary Disney Tree." 44. The 189-foot-tall water tower icon at Disney-MGM Studios is known as the "Earffel Tower." 45. Jungle Cruise riverboats include Amazon Annie, Bomokandi Bertha, Congo Connie, Ganges

Gertie, Irrawaddy Irma, Kwango Kate, Mongala Millie, Nile Nelly, Orinoco Ida, Rutshuru Ruby, Sankuru Sadie, Senegel Sal, Ucvali Lolly, Volta Val, Wamba Wanda and Zambesi Zelda. 46. Splash Mountain in Adventureland features a five-story, free-fall plunge at a 45-degree angle into a splash pool at a speed of 40 miles per hour. 47. The 8,500-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve, which lies 15 miles South of Disney World, features a Conservation Learning Center and hiking trails. 48. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is located at the former site of If You Had Wings in Tomorrowland. 49. The three "talking heads" who introduce the Country Bears Jamboree are named Buff, Max and Melvin. 50. Approximately 46 million people visit Walt Disney World - including Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney - annually. Click here to save on your Disney vacation!