We love Disney, but WOW it can get expensive.
There are countless ways your Disney trip bill can rack up — staying on property, dining at table service restaurants, and buying expensive souvenirs can very quickly take your Disney budget from in control to “uh oh, my bank account isn’t happy with me.” We asked our readers on Facebook what their worst money mistakes in Disney were so we could share them with you to keep you from making the same mistakes!
Not Checking If A Souvenir Is Cheaper Online
If you see something in the parks that you love, it’s a great idea to look on shopDisney to see if the item is cheaper online before buying it at the parks.
One guest shared that she was looking at a windbreaker at Pop Century, only to check online first and see it was on sale for half off!
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Buying Souvenirs You’ll Forget About At Home
Going right into our next point, many guests shared that they spent money on souvenirs they thought they wanted, only to put them in a drawer or forget about them once they were home.
So. Many. Ears.
To avoid this, we suggest walking around the store with the desired item in your hands for a little bit, to let that newness wear off a bit. If you find you still want to leave the store with it, check out, but if not, put it back and save yourself the cash.
You’ll ACTUALLY Use These 10 Disney Amazon Items!
Purchasing Memory Maker is a great way to capture the memories from your trip, but only if you stop to really take advantage of it. A few readers shared that they bought Memory Maker, and then never found time to use it, so they felt they had wasted their money.
Mickey is ready to take a picture with you!
If you choose to grab the add-on for your trip, make sure to plan in some photo time into your schedule!
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Not Splitting/Sharing Meals With Your Group
Meals can get very expensive on a Disney trip, and sometimes those portions are actually pretty large, especially if you’ve been snacking a lot of the day! Many guests shared that they wish they had thought about splitting meals with their party sooner and therefore …….