Every parent dreams of being able to give their kids the Disney vacations that other children have the experience of having. It’s the sort of experiences that makes a childhood memorable and special. However, this tough economy has everyone in a pinch,  keeping us from creating those kinds of memories for our families. It makes us think that those commercials can’t be a reality for us. Well I’m here to tell you they can!

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The first thing I think about when I think of Disney vacations is happy family of four with mouse ears strolling down Main Street U.S.A. and Mickey Mouse walking right along with them. You’ve seen the commercials: the kids are jumping up and down on the bed, the parents glancing at each other with glee as they all look out the window and see the image of Cinderella’s castle in the distance. Then the voice over talking about Disney vacation packages. Doesn’t the commercial make you want to call the number, pack your bags and go to Disney?

Before you do that though, think about this: those Disney vacations they are selling probably cost way more than what your salary is able to afford. While the thought of this may disappoint you a little bit, don’t be discouraged; there are plenty of places where you can find affordable Disney vacations that will allow you to give your youngsters the experience of a dream Disney vacation.

In order to guarantee that you get the cheapest rates on Disney Vacations, you need to make sure that you cover your bases. You can do that by considering these helpful, easy-to-follow tips:

  1. Check out your local papers and travel agencies for deals on affordable Disney vacations. Of course, as a rule of thumb, you should make sure that these places offering the deals are legit; check them out and if they are, compare prices before you make a decision as to who to go with. Also, call the airports and check if airlines that service Orlando regularly have any deals going on.

  2. The best way to make price comparisons to other places that offer affordable Disney vacations is through the Internet. The Web is a powerful, valuable tool in finding the best deals in vacation travel packages. Don’t just look in one place or two, either; look for at least four or five price comparisons so you can make a better assessment of who you should go with.

  3. Keep in mind, when you are looking, that you should already have an idea of how many people will be going on the trip – will it be just you and your spouse? Will you bring your kids with you as well? How many kids are traveling? What are their ages? All of these things could affect the pricing of your packages. These are also things that, should you have inaccurate information, could keep you from getting the most economical Disney vacations packages that you could possibly get.

  4. Finally, the best referrals come from friends, family, and acquaintances. People that have taken the trips and know where to look and what to look for. By all means, ask for their advice and opinion and take their advice into consideration. Listen to their opinions, their raves and complaints: what did they like about the trip? What didn’t they like? Where did they buy their travel packages and how did those work out? Have they used the same place often? All of those things definitely matter in making a final decision.

These seem like pretty basic, elementary ways of making those decisions. But if you want your children to have the magical experience of visiting Disney without breaking the bank, you owe it to yourself to take a look around and make sure the money is well-spent on a reliable package that will ultimately make your dreams come true.