Disney World Tips to Save Money on Your 2024 Vacation

We’re just going to say it. A Disney World vacation can be EXPENSIVE! But it doesn’t have to be the most expensive trip ever.

Magic Kingdom

You can easily splurge and spend THOUSANDS on your trip. But you could also make some key decisions and take advantage of special deals to save some serious cash. So how can you bring those vacation costs DOWN? We’re about to spill all the secrets.

Here’s a full breakdown of how YOU can travel to Disney World for LESS in 2024!

Travel During the CHEAPEST Days

If you’re really looking to make your 2024 trip as cost-friendly as possible, you’re NOT going to want to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth during major holidays or other big events. Instead, you’ll want to start by looking at the dates on which ticket prices are their LOWEST. These typically fall during Disney’s “slower” periods, when fewer crowds are expected.

Crowds during the castle show

Here’s the thing — if you’re wanting to visit Disney World in 2024, the cheapest days are NOT in the first half of the year. Instead, we saw the cheapest ticket prices in August and September.  Even more importantly, some of these dates have lower ticket prices than those we’re seeing for 2023.


Here’s how those cheapest tickets break down.

  • August 20th — $109 ($134 in 2023)
  • August 21st —$109  ($134 in 2023)
  • August 22nd — $109
  • August 23rd — $109
  • August 26th — $109 ($134 in 2023)
  • August 27th — $109 ($134 in 2023)
  • August 28th — $109 ($134 in 2023)
  • August 29th — $109
Spaceship Earth

September 2024

Another great month to spend LESS in Disney World is in September 2024. Again, we’re seeing cheaper tickets at this time of year in 2024 than we’re seeing for 2023.


Here’s a breakdown of those prices:

  • September 3rd — $109 ($144 in 2023)
  • September 4th — $109 ($144 in 2023)
  • September 5th– $109
  • September 10th — $109 ($134 in 2023)
  • September 11th — $109 ($129 in 2023)
  • September 12th — $109
  • September 16th — $109 ($144 in 2023)
  • September 17th — $109 ($139 in 2023)
  • September 18th — $109
  • September 19th — $109
  • September 24th — $109 ($139 in 2023)
  • September 25th — $109 ($139 in 2023)
  • September 26th – $109
Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom

Also, be on the lookout for other ticket deals that can help you save some cash.

  • In the past, US Military Members have had access to a deal that has granted them specially priced theme park tickets.
  • Florida Residents can also typically save on Disney tickets (40% on a 4-day ticket and 30% on a 3-day ticket).
  • AAA Members may be able to save on Disney World tickets (getting up to $100 off gate prices at times) — check AAA for the latest deals.
  • In the past, we’ve seen Disney sometimes offer packages where guests can get two days added to their tickets for FREE with qualifying stays. Keep an eye out for other discounts like these that could help you save on tickets and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.
  • Disney+ subscribers have also been offered discounts on hotel stays in the past, so it’s something to keep an eye out for.

Click here for The CHEAPEST Days to Go to Disney World in 2024

Disney World Hotel Discounts & Package Discounts

Alright, so you know how to save on park tickets, but what about your hotel stay? Generally, hotel pricing varies by season as well, so you can expect major holidays to be priced higher than other dates. So the tip above — traveling during “slower” (a.k.a. cheaper) times of the year — can help here, too.

But what if you want to make sure that you’re really getting a great hotel deal? Well, keep an eye out for Disney World hotel or package discounts!

All-Star Sports Resort

These discounts can pop up throughout the year, so you’ll want to keep checking — even AFTER you’ve booked your trip — to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Here is a full list of the Disney World hotel and package discounts we know of so far for 2024 (with links to posts that have more details about each of them):

  • Book Early and Save More: You can save up to 30% on stays most nights from February 25th, 2024, through March 24th, 2024; you can save up to 25% on stays most Sunday to Thursday nights from January 9th, 2024, through February 22nd, 2024. Click here for more information.
  • Florida Residents: Florida residents can save up to 30% on stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 1st, 2024, through February 22nd, 2024; and most nights from February 25th, 2024, through March 24th, 2024. Plus, save up to 20% on stays most Friday and Saturday nights January 5th, 2024, through February 24th, 2024. Click here for more information.
  • Annual Passholders: Passholders can save up to 35% on stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 1st, 2024 through February 22nd, 2024; and most nights February 25th, 2024 through February 24th, 2024. Click here for more information.
  • Disney Visa Cardmembers: Visa Cardmembers can save up to 35% on stays on most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 9, 2024, through February 22, 2024, and most nights from February 25, 2024, through March 24, 2024. Additionally, you could save up to 20% on Disney World hotel stays on most Friday and Saturday nights from January 12, 2024, through February 24, 2024. Click here for more information.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Typically, US Military Members can also typically get good rates at select Disney World resorts.

Again, remember that discounts and deals can be announced throughout the year, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for more updates.

Click here to see the dates you NEED to know for 2024 in Disney World

Disney Springs Area Hotel Discounts

While staying at a Disney World hotel might be what you had originally planned for, staying at a Disney Springs area hotel (especially with some additional discounts added on) could help you save money on your trip and become an alternative you’ll want to consider.

Drury Plaza Hotel

Here is a look at some of the discounts we saw available as of November 2023 (keep in mind these can change):

  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando: Special Rates from $144.99
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace: Let’s Go — Deals (Rates in the past have been from $115 a night)
  • B Resort & Spa: Celebrate your birthday! Stay ON your birthday for just $1! Book two or more nights and the special B-Day guest room rate will be $1 on your last night. The B-day Guest will also receive a voucher for a B’licious B-day Cocktail. See details here.
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Let’s Go — Deals (Rates in the past have been from $95 a night)
  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista: Family Escape Package can save you 10%
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando: Two-Room Suites from $109 a night
  • Holiday Inn Orlando: Special Rates From $79
  • Florida & Georgia Residents: Can save up to 15% at select Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels
  • Seniors: May be able to get a discount at various Disney Springs Area Resort Hotels
  • AAA Members: Can receive a discount at various Disney Springs Area Resort hotels
  • Military families: Can get up to a 20% discount at various Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
DoubleTree Disney Springs Area ©Disney

Again, those discounts can change but hopefully, that listing gives you an idea of some of the things you could see.

Click here for the ultimate packing list for Disney World in 2024

Stays at Other Hotels

If you’re looking to save more on your hotel stay specifically, you may want to look at off-property hotels or hotels not owned by Disney.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

These can sometimes offer significant savings, but you’ll need to take a look at resort fees, the cost of travel to Disney World (since you won’t have access to Disney World’s free transportation), and other additional costs that come with staying off-property. Check out our list of the best off-site hotels.

To see how off-site hotel prices compare to Disney World hotels click here

Dining Discounts

Beyond tickets and hotels, you could save money on Disney food if you know what deals to look for. Here’s a list of some of the top deals that are generally available:


Several Disney Springs restaurants also offer Happy Hours on select days. If you visit during Happy Hour, you could get a discount on certain drinks or snacks. Check the Disney Springs page for the latest updates.

Merchandise Discounts

A Disney merchandise shopping spree could totally blow your budget, but there are some discounts that could help you buy souvenirs and save money, too.

Here’s a look at the merchandise discounts you need to know about:

Merchandise Wall

You could also consider visiting a Disney outlet in Orlando ahead of your trip so you can pick up souvenirs at a discount.

Discounted merchandise

You could also pick up some cheaper items ahead of your trip and save them to give to the family throughout your vacation. You’ll especially want to look for limited-time discounts that pop up on shopDisney or deals on Amazon to get the best savings.

Events, Entertainment, and Recreation Discounts

If you’re looking to add some “bonus” items onto your trip — like golfing lessons, a mini golf game, or a tour, you can keep an eye out for special discounts on those. Sometimes special groups, like Annual Passholders, can save on these special experiences.

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf

Here’s a look at some of the discounts we’ve seen:

  • Disney Vacation Club members (and their guests): Save on golf lessons taught by PGA instructors (15% off the regular price) or go to an instructional clinic for $20 per person.
  • Disney Vacation Club Members: Save on other events and experiences throughout Disney World (that includes Disney After Hours events, holiday parties, family portraits, and more)
  • Annual Passholders: Save on events, entertainment, and recreation including holiday parties, AMC Disney Springs Dine-In Theaters, tours, and more)

Use a Travel Agent

Want to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your trip? Nervous about staying up-to-date on all the deals? Stressed about having to plan your trip? You don’t have to do it all alone — using a travel agent could help you save money and take away some of the stress of planning a Disney trip!

We recommend our friends over at MEI-Travel’s Mouse Fan Travel. Why? Their services are totally FREE, they’ve got tons of knowledge about ALL things Disney, and their talented team can really help you plan the trip of your dreams (and answer all of your questions).

Disney Vacation Planner

They stay up-to-date on the latest deals and can help make sure you’re choosing the spot that’s best for you. Plus you won’t be spending any more than what you’d normally spend on your trip.

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more discounts, deals, and tips that could help you save some serious cash in 2024 and beyond. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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