Tuesday Disney Tips: Save Money by Driving

The exorbitant amount we Americans are paying at the pump will very likely affect the vacation plans for many families this Summer.  People from around the country have said that the high price of gas has caused them to cancel or change their summer vacation plans in the past, so it is very possible this will happen again this year. Some families, although not deciding to do away with vacation this year altogether, also do not want to plan too far ahead; so instead of planning now for a July trip they are waiting to see if prices go down. The problem is the uncertainty over how high fuel prices could get.

Here at The Affordable Mouse, our wish is for everyone to be able to visit Walt Disney World with their families and we are committed to providing as much information as we can to try to make that a reality for every family. My goodness, Nancy has even become a travel agent to be able to further help you attain this goal. Me, I work full-time elsewhere but I still care just the same about trying to help you visit WDW, and this year is no exception. In fact, this year being so difficult has put even more stress on families and that is when we need more togetherness than ever at the most magical place on earth. Which, thankfully, brings me back to my point and that is, driving to Walt Disney World can save families a great deal of money.Why would you want to drive? Because even though it costs you more time, you can still save a lot of money compared to the cost of flying. When taking our annual trips, we always drive.  This is primarily due to the fact that my husband is happy to drive but less than happy to fly. I rather enjoy taking road trips myself and have learned some valuable tips along the way. I am happy to share them with you.

During the next couple of weeks, I will be posting a 4-part series on driving to Walt Disney World. I will be covering several important topics: driving straight through vs. stopping overnight; what to think about if stopping overnight; keeping kids entertained; and tips for saving money while on your road trip. Please check back each Tuesday and Thursday for hints and helps on planning your driving vacation this year.

Don’t give up your dream of a Disney vacation; you deserve it. We are here to help you create an affordable trip to Walt Disney World this year, or any year.

Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.

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4 Responses to Tuesday Disney Tips: Save Money by Driving

  1. This is great! We have driven the past 2 years and we enjoy it. My husband also does not like to fly and is more than happy to drive the entire 10 hours, so that is fine with me 🙂 I can’t wait to hear your tips!

  2. Brenda says:

    Thanks a bunch, Amanda! They start tomorrow…so stay tuned! Have a magical day!

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