Saturday, January 03, 2015

Rack up Disney World savings during dead week

Our Disney World dead week vacation is around the corner. My family is heading to sunny Florida to meet friends and escape the cold weather. There are some great Walt Disney savings during dead week. Room rates and dining options are cheaper now than at other times of the year. This year, the drop in gas prices makes travel even more enticing.

Epcot 
So, what is dead week? Why are prices so low?

According to Pixiedust, the lowest attendance at Walt Disney World is during part of January and early February. We aren't just talking about off season here.

A dead week is a time when business is, well, dead. There are deals galore to be had. The calendar is peppered with these periods. Like many places, travel now to Walt Disney World means some of the lowest prices of the year.

A couple of discounted rate examples are:
  • A tent or pop-up site at Disney's Fort Wilderness is $50 during dead week (per night, plus tax etc.) The same type of site is $107 during Christmas. 
  • Dinner at Cape May Cafe ranges from $30 per adult during dead week. Dine there during peak season and expect to pay the maximum price of $59.99.
The total cost savings for one night and one meal for one person is $87. You get the famous Disney service, transportation and perks during dead week as in peak season. Our vacation becomes much more affordable when the prices are less than 50% of the peak season rates.  No way could we afford to go Walt Disney World during the peak season.

The great deals just make even more magical! My family is looking forward to mild temperatures and sunny skies. Now, all we have to do is pack the van and we'll be Florida bound.