Disney Inspired Ways to Save for a Disney Vacation
Has the Cinderella Castle postcard been taped to the fridge with the hopes of one day seeing it in person? Or have you dreamt of when you could finally witness wonder across your child’s face when they meet their favorite characters? While it may be difficult to pinch pennies to make it to Disney World, with a little effort—and perhaps a bit of magic—you can make it a reality for you and the ones you love. Making it quicker and easier to get you to the happiest place on Earth, these tips are a group effort that can be carried out by the whole family. Get started ASAP with these seven fun ways to save for Disney—and you’ll be there in no time:
Disney Piggy Bank
Not only meant for the loose change at the bottom of your purse or children’s back bag, children’s piggy banks can be a great tool for a child to learn how to earn and save money. By setting financial goals and making children a part of the family’s savings process, it teaches responsibility—especially when it comes to cold-earned cash. Some families even reward their kids with extra deposits into their piggy bank when they earn good grades in school or help out around the house. For extra fun ways to save for Disney—and to add more festive cheer, get the family excited for Disney by checking out cute Disney-themed piggy banks. They come in the characters like: Olaf , Mickey, and Belle.
Disney Lemonade Stand
When life gives you lemons make lemonade—and when you’re aiming a fun trip to Mickey’s hometown, sell that lemonade at a lemonade stand! Your first step in making a lemonade stand is to take an old page out of Ariel’s book and find out ‘where the people are.’ Whether creating your stand in the town’s recreation facility during a little league game, or at the park during a festival, make sure to find a location with a lot of foot traffic. Once you have your spot set, next is making sure you have a great recipe for your lemonade. There’s always the standard classic recipe, or try out a pink lemonade for some added flare. To bring in the extra Disney charm, try selling your lemonade in these adorable Disney cups from Minnie Mouse to your favorite Disney princesses.
There’s no need to compromise a date night out while trying to save for a trip to Disney World! Among one of the fun ways to save for Disney, may include joining a family babysitting swap. On average, a night out could cost a family $100 in babysitting fees, and those dollars can add up—fast. Instead, try joining a babysitting swap with one of your family friends or neighbors. Assign different days of the month to watch each others kids to avoid those hefty babysitting fees. For those nights in, try having a Disney movie marathon or a board game night as great way to pass the time and build up your expert fandom.
Disney Movie Night In
Speaking of movies, why go to the cinema when Netflix has timeless and classic Disney films that can be watched from the comfort of your own home, and better yet, on demand? An average night at the movies can cost a family of five around $60 (and that’s without popcorn, candy and drinks). Instead, grab your favorite pillows, blankets, and push play! As an added benefit, and more fun ways to save for Disney, pop your own popcorn! Given that microwave popcorn isn’t anything like the movie theaters, grab some kernels, oil, and a pot and whip up some handmade popping corn. While it may sound tricky, it’ll save you cash and taste delicious. For a beginner, try this recipe and pop away.
Host A Disney-Themed Dinner Night
Spread the word, your family is going to Disney World! Let your closest friends and family know that you’re planning a magical trip to the happiest place on Earth and you’re looking to celebrate! Instead of everyone meeting at a local restaurant, arcade or bowling alley, hosts a Disney themed party in your home. As one of the fun ways to save for Disney, charge a small fee for your friends and family to enjoy the fun games and themed cuisine. Host trivia games and other competitions, or even make it a themed costume party. The sky’s the limit! For fun recipe ideas, try Kronk’s spinach puffs from Emperors New Groove, or an apple pie from Snow White.
Plan a Garage Sale
Spring cleaning is a necessary staple to rid your home of clutter and items you just can’t seem to find use for anymore. So instead of tossing those items into the trash or donating them, sell your things at a garage sale. What’s wonderful about this day in age, is that a lawn is not the only place you can ‘set up shop’, to sell your items. With the internet, and sites like eBay, all you need is a camera phone and a wireless router to sell your items to individuals all around the country.
Let Us Help
Once you’re done, and you’ve completed all your fun ways to save for Disney, it’s time to begin planning your trip! Contact a Disney specialist for all things Disney related. With your best interest and budget limitations in mind, you want to ensure you get see everything, and have a once in a lifetime experience.
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