Disney Land is every kid’s dream. What kid doesn’t want to meet the heroes and villains from his favorite Disney cartoon? And every little girl wants to meet her favorite princess. But, far too often parents have to put off a trip to America’s favorite park because they don’t have the money.
Who’s to blame them? Disney Land is an expensive venture in the best of times, let alone during a recession. But children don’t understand money. They just know they aren’t going to get to see their heroes and princesses.
Since no parent want to be the one who can’t provide that memory for her children, I have put together a few tips to help make this dream a reality.
- Save, save, and save. This one is obvious. If you are committed to taking a vacation to Disney Land, you have to start saving early and often. Every penny you can squeeze and pop into the piggy bank puts you that much closer to the Disney castle.
- Compare prices. It’s always a good idea to check all the websites and promotions. If you find a good deal, you should try to plan your trip around it. For example, if you find a great deal on a hotel rate, don’t let the deal run out on you because it doesn’t match your plan. Schedule your trip to match the promotional period if at all possible. If you catch a great hotel deal and get a $200 per night room for $100 per night, you just saved $400 – $500.
- Catch Promotions. Disney Land is like any other business. If it can’t get people through the doors, it’s hard to make money. In order to accomplish this, they occasionally run promotions on their tickets. You can typically find a group deal that will save you on tickets.
- Small loan. It can be a smart idea to take out a car title loan. You can get your money in as little as 24 hours. You use your car title as collateral to borrow against. You can borrow up to the full value of your car. There are no penalties for early payback and if paid back in time, the interest rates are very competitive. It’s a small risk to take to make your kids dreams come true.