Disney or Bust – Saving Money for Disney World

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2017)

Some people dream of vacationing on a beach at some exotic island. But, do you know where I dream of vacationing? Disney. It isn’t just me that dreams of a Disney World Vacation, the Girls and James both share my Disney Dreams. We started doing a few things around the house and online to start saving money to where we could make this dream a reality. Then earlier this year Disney Announced something that will be changing our original plans.

Disney WorldDisney’s Star Wars Land AKA Galaxy’s Edge

When Disney announced that they would be expanding their parks to included what fans everywhere dubbed as Star Wars Land and formally named Galaxy’s Edge, it changed our plans and how long we would want to stay. We have heard it will cost anywhere from $900 – $1,000 per night per family to stay in the Star Wars Hotel, where we would have the full experience of living in the Star Wars world. So even if we stayed just one night and moved to a different hotel (since I believe I have read somewhere that it is only a two-night experience), It would cost us around $5,000 extra to stay at the hotel. The lowest I have been able to get our stay at Disney is for Fort Wilderness staying in our RV (when we have it), it would also save us quite a bit on food since we wouldn’t need to do Breakfast at the parks or hotel.

So What are we doing to save for Disney?

One way to keep from spending a lot of extra funds is buying Disney Giftcards. This would also prevent us from spending our Disney Savings. I have calculated out that, I can spend $100 per month on these at this time of my own personal income. I am also making about $2.00 per day on Swagbucks around 5 days a week. When I get a chance I also do more but, my personal goal is $2.00. I have cut out purchasing name brand Cigarettes also, as you can see from my post of Saving Money on Cigarettes. We will take 50% of the income from the Blog, and put those on the gift cards also.

How Much Do We Need for a Disney Vacation?

For the vacation, we would like to experience we would need around $14,000 if we are to stay at the Star Wars Hotel and spend a little on extras while there. We would need to find a way to save around $390 – $400 per month. It would be possible and I am putting as much back as we can for the summer of 2020. A year after the Star Wars Hotel opens.

Do you want to Save for Disney also?

Swagbucks is a wonderful thing. If you want to learn how to use Swagbucks along with me, you can join my Learning to Swag E-Course. You can also sign up for Swagbucks using my referral link, in fall, they have a bonus when you earn 300sb, you can get an extra 300sb (or $3.00). Swagbucks is one of my favorite sites to earn a little extra.