Update (5/23 10:15am): Disney recently announced a host of new attractions coming to its Orlando theme parks this summer. Are you planning a trip? Let us know in the comments!

The happiest place on earth is home to iconic theme parks, world class hotels, top-shelf food and, of course, Mickey Mouse. It’s become almost a rite of passage for kids to make a pilgrimage to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, but all of those pixie dust encrusted accommodations and entertainment options can get awfully pricey.

The good news is that there are many ways you can save significant amounts of money throughout your Disney trip. As a former Florida resident and annual passholder, I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count and have spent way too much time on Disney fan boards, as such I’ve learned all the ways to trim your ticket, hotel and food costs. Continue on for a roundup of my top tips to save on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

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