Disney on the Cheap: How to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2019)

Are you looking to enjoy Disney on the cheap? You’re not alone! It has taken us 13 years of hoping, wishing and saving to make our first family adventure to Disneyland happen. It was a long, hard road – but totally worth it in the end!

This entire post is dedicated to everything we know about saving money on Disney trips. We’ll show you the cheapest ways to get tickets, the best places to stay and how to score freebies in and around the park. If you’ve ever wanted to explore Disney on the cheap, this post is for you!

This series is still under construction, so be sure to check back soon for updates!

Disney Tickets

How to Spot Fake Disneyland Tickets: 5 Tips

If you’re searching for cheap Disney tickets, you absolutely need to know about the most common ticket scams and how to avoid them. We’ve put together five tips to help.

9 Ways to Get Free & Cheap Disneyland Tickets

Well, specifically, we’ve found three ways to get free tickets and six ways to get cheap tickets… but you really should read this!

Military Salute Passes are the Best Deal EVER!

Active military, retired military and 100% disabled veterans can get incredible deals on Disney passes! Each person can purchase up to SIX tickets at this unbeatable price. Get all the details here.

FastPasses, MaxPasses and More!

MaxPass: Is it Worth it?

I spent nearly $100 on Disney MaxPasses. Here’s what I learned.


21 Free Souvenirs & Experiences at Disneyland

If you’re visiting Disneyland, you can save a lot of money on souvenirs with these awesome freebies!

How to Save Money on Disney Souvenirs 

You don’t have to spend tons of money to get cute and picture-ready souvenirs for your trip! We found great ways to save money and get awesome souvenirs.

Hotels & Lodging

The 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Anaheim

Don’t let your lodging eat up your fun budget! We found the best cheap hotels in Anaheim! You don’t have to skimp on fun and a clean hotel just because you want to stay cheap!

Dolphin Cove Resort in Anaheim: Don’t Stay Here!

We have a large family, so we needed a larger hotel room. It made sense to book a two-bedroom unit at Dolphin Cove Resort in Anaheim. It was only slightly more expensive than other similarly-sized hotel rooms but it turned out to be an epic disaster. Here’s why.

Check Your Hotel Rooms for Bed Bugs! 

Choosing a cheap hotel for your Anaheim stay? Make sure you know how to check it for bed bugs so you don’t go home with the worst kind of souvenir.

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