Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 7, 2012
    Kathleen from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have 2 adults and three teens. We need the most economical trip possible. Times and dates don't matter as much as value. Which park would be more entertaining for teens? Should we consider camping vs. motel? How do we do this on less than $1000.?

    Hi Kathleen!   I worked some figures and came close to getting you there for three nights and two days of park tickets for the whole family for just a little over your $1000 budget.

    You mentioned dates didn't matter so just grabbed April and worked a possible trip for you.  Camping at Fort Wilderness will give you the best value with those sites only costing $48 a day. They come with room for two large tents, water, electricity, grill, picnic table, and cable TV connection.  You have complimentary bus transportation throughout Fort Wilderness and then to all parks on property. A three night stay with two days of tickets for two parks comes to about $1126.55. Check the Disney website and play with planning a trip using the campsites.  You could easily cook at your campsite for breakfast and dinner and pack sandwiches for lunch to take to the parks. This would make it the most economical for your dining.

    There is a lot to do in Fort Wilderness that is free. The Chip and Dale campfire singalong is every night complete with musical entertainment and a movie.  Roast marshmallows while you are there. Bring your fishing poles and throw in a line to see if you can catch and release one of the famous Disney bass fish.  Also visit the Disney stables and walk around and meet some of the horses that are often seen in the parades.  At night walk down to the marina and watch the electrical water pageant and see the top of the Wishes fireworks show from the Magic Kingdom.  Take a boat ride or monorail ride anytime you want as Disney transportation is free.

    So hard to pick two parks for the teens.  Magic Kingdom is such a tradition for anyone coming to Disney. But Hollywood Studios has a lot of thrills for that age group and Epcot is the largest park with much to do there as well. Best for them to read up on them and chose on their own according to their interests!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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