Things I recommend

Below is a list of products and services that I can wholeheartedly recommend to you for your trip. I'm obsessed with having win/win/win relationships where companies, readers, and I all benefit, and these companies fit the bill. I do receive commission on bookings/sales from orders that are placed with some of the companies listed.

Travel agent

If you'd like somebody to help you with booking your trip, I highly recommend working with Key to the World Travel who has a team of handpicked agents that handle all WDW Prep quote requests. As a bonus, anybody who books with them gets 50% off of their WDW Prep Membership.

>> Submit your quote request

 

Grocery delivery

Though there are several ways to get groceries for your trip, my favorite happens to be Garden Grocer who delivers right to Disney World resorts. There's a $40 minimum order, and if you order ahead of time, you even get discounts on your purchase (15 days ahead = 5% discount, 30 days = 7%, and 60 days = 10%).

>> Order your groceries now

 

MagicBand customization

There are 2 companies I really love for customizing MagicBands.

The first is Magic Your Band where you can choose from one of their pre-designed decals, or you can design your own. Many styles even glow in the dark which is really fun, especially when attending the special parties at night.

>> Get your MagicBand decals

 

The other MagicBand item that I recommend is BitBelts which provides a secure way of fastening your MagicBand so you don't lose it (which happened to me once!). This is especially helpful if you've spent time and money on a custom MagicBand because you wouldn't want to have all of that go to waste.

>> Pick out your BitBelt colors now (and use code "wdwprepschool" for 15% off)

 

Car service

If you're flying to Orlando, you have a few options to get from the airport to your hotel (or between any 2 points in Orlando), but the best experience for the money is a car service company called Orlando Transportation by Mike. You arrange your pickups ahead of time, and a member of his team will greet you at the airport escalators, help with your bags, and take you right to your hotel.

You can also use Orlando Transportation by Mike to get to the port and to other places around Orlando.

>> Book your car

 
Park tickets

If you are not using a package to stay onsite, there are lots of places to get your park tickets at a discount. The best prices on most types of tickets are from Park Savers. After you purchase them, you'll be able to link them in your My Disney Experience account and book FastPass+ reservations when the time comes.

>> Get discounted park tickets

 

DVC point rental

My top favorite way to save on trips is to rent DVC points to stay at Deluxe resorts for a lot less money. Not sure how that works? Check out my overview.

The company I use for renting DVC points is David's Vacation Club Rentals. I love that they're professional, accept credit cards, and you know ahead of time exactly how much you'll be paying.

>> Rent DVC points