How to Work Some Walt Disney World Magic into Your Disney Cruise Line Vacation

It was a tough decision! We all wanted to try a Disney Cruise, but it was hard to give up our annual week at Walt Disney World. So, we booked the cruise and found an affordable way to still work in some Walt Disney World magic. Are you having the same problem? Want to go on a Disney Cruise but still want to experience a little bit of Walt Disney World? With the price of Disney Cruises, it can be difficult to manage both. If you are leaving on a cruise from a Florida port, here are some affordable ways to make it happen! 2 Water Parks Your swimsuits are already packed, so why not spend a day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach before or after your cruise? You can purchase an adult, one-day ticket for $55 to $60 and a child’s ticket for $49 to $54 plus tax depending on your travel dates. This is about half the price of a one-day ticket to one of the theme parks. Outside of the price, Disney World has some amazing water parks that many families do not make time for during a traditional visit. Snorkel, slide, and jump the waves with Mickey! 3 Special Parties Cruising during September, October, November, or December? Go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This year, tickets range from $67 to $105 depending on type of ticket (adult or child) and event date. The parties are a fun way to experience the parks for less than a one-day ticket price, and even though the parties begin at 7:00 p.m., guests can arrive as early as 4:00 p.m. Party guests enjoy especially themed parades, fireworks, character meet-and-greets, and treats not seen on a typical park day. 5 Disney Springs Enjoy some Disney magic without paying the price of a theme park admission at Disney Springs. This outdoor complex on Disney property gives guests unique shopping opportunities, restaurants, and entertainment. My kids love to walk around and pin trade with all the cast members and race their own Lego creations at The Lego Store while I drink Starbucks and shop for all our Disney souvenirs! 4 Disney Resorts Consider staying on Disney property for one or two nights before or after your cruise. Just staying in a Disney resort hotel will give you a quick fix of Disney magic. Beautiful pools, movies under the stars, campfires, bike rentals, pool-side games, themed playgrounds, and even horse-drawn carriage rides are just some of the activities offered at Disney resort hotels. Depending on your sailing dates, Disney offers some wonderful room rates at different times of the year. Oftentimes, guests can receive as much as 30% off select room rates.   So, go ahead! Take the cruise, and choose an affordable way to work in some Walt Disney World magic on the way!


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