Saving on the Two Most Expensive Disney Budget Items

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As I write this it’s officially t-10 days away from my next Disney vacation and my number one question is: how do I save more? When it comes to Disney vacation secrets, even the ones that help save us money, it’s important to break it down by topic: (lodgings, transportation, food, etc). In honor of the esteem and appreciation I have for David’s Vacation Club Rentals I am going to take you through two of those topics in great detail. My savings will be your savings.


Topic 1:  Food

Food is a huge part of any Disney vacation budget. I have spent as little as $130 for a 5-night vacation for two and as much as 1K for a 3-night vacation for two. It really is all about the planning.


This is the most well-known method of saving on food at Disney. You can easily feed a family of 4 for as little as $20 at fast food locations less than 5 miles from Disney World. Though a commonly used method, there’s so much more people don’t look into. I know you don’t want to eat fast food all the time or have to drive out of the world to go eat. It can get tedious. And those are two things to consider when using this approach. However, you can use coupons, company newsletters, and more to take that savings to the next level. Earl of Sandwich always sends out GREAT coupons to those that sign up for the newsletter. With their location in Disney Springs, it really can’t get much better.


Use this same method for Denny’s, iHop, and more!


Can I say that I LOVE gift cards. Why? I never pay full price for gift cards and sometimes I get them for FREE. This is how you go from a $1000 food bill to a $130 food bill.

4 miles away from Disney World there is an Olive Garden. Right now on you can get an Olive Garden gift card for 19% off.


And as a special David’s Vacation Club Rentals bonus I will mention and without saying too much, is where you can buy restaurant gift cards for up to 80% off. Check out this current deal:


Topic 2: Lodgings

I am a Disney Vacation Club member, proudly so. I was introduced to DVC through research and eventually renting. If you are considering getting into DVC then I suggest renting first and for that you’re in the right place. Use David’s Vacation Club Rentals to safely and correctly rent points to try out DVC.

That isn’t the only reason families rent DVC points and that’s the bulk of what I want to go over here.

A good place to start are the average prices for a nightly stay at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resorts at Disney.


The cheapest option will have you a bit above $1600 for a 5-night stay. Let’s see the damage renting points:



A savings of over $700 dollars for an amazing studio accommodation at a beautiful resort. Need I say more?

I write these posts and share these facts not because I know it all. I don’t and the proof is in how often I update my eBook. I share my knowledge because I find it very important to have the most magical Disney vacation ever yet not spend your life savings away.


Krystel Seijo is a Disney addict and DVC member who loves helping people get to the magic. She is also the author of Disney World on a Budget eBook and founder of

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