I Saved Up for a Family Disney Trip and Then Didn’t Go

I remember a couple years back, my parents tried to surprise my siblings and I with a trip to Disney Land. They did the whole ‘sit everyone down on the couch and tell them’ thing, but I instinctively knew what was going on and blurted, “We’re going to Disney Land, aren’t we.”

It was a stay-cation (we live in Los Angeles). We packed our backpacks with a day’s worth of provisions, hopped on the Blue Line to the Staples Center and took the bus to Disney Land. We stayed at a cheap (but pretty nice) hotel a shuttle away from the park. We ate at Downtown Disney which is significantly cheaper than eating in the park.

We had a blast!

I’m a frugal person much like you are. I constantly second guess my purchases and should be clinically diagnosed for buyer’s remorse, but I am a huge advocate of smart shopping and strategic planning.

I encourage you to use your frugality to your advantage to find the best deals out there. And remember to have fun.

Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Lauren Krishni Smith’s story.