My step-father joined the Disney Insider email list, run by the theme park, in hopes of getting a coupon or discount. (He really wants to take his grandsons on their inaugural trip to Disneyland.) But so far all he receives are emails about contests. Has anyone had the same experience?
In case Disney Insider never yields a discount, here are a few other sources of deals:
Mouse Savers is my top recommendation to save money on all things Disney. You can search by type of deal, sign up for a monthly newsletter, or scan the latest discounts.
Military families with proper paperwork can get steep discounts on multi-day passes.
Mouse Misers lays out how much various hotel, park, and cruise packages cost.
Disney Discounts shares coupon codes for various parks.
The parks will let you in free on your birthday in 2009 (of course, everyone else in your party has to pay to get in.)
If all else fails, read Secrets of the Mouse for how the magic works behind the scenes. It won’t save you money, but you will know more about how the park works.