EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 27, 2009
    Pam from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to book a budget friendly trip, but dont want to miss out on important things. I have 2 girls age 8 & 9. what do you suggest?


    Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you have to miss out on any of the fun!

    Tip 1: Stay at a Value resort. That is a lot of savings right there. You can still go to the restaurants of the larger resorts, if you so desire.

    Tip 2: Use the Disney Dining Plan. Find the one that best matches how you think you will eat (Standard, Deluxe, Quick Service), and know that you are going to save money there too.
    Personal note: I would guess that the Deluxe is probably not ideal for you, with two younger girls. That is a lot of food for younger kids, and the Standard or Quick Service might be a better choice.

    Tip 3: Plan your park days. Figure out how many days you need at each park, and plan them to avoid needing to buy the park hopper option.

    Tip 4: Let your resort pool be your water park. Water parks are great, but the pools can be more than enough. Save money there too!

    I am glad to get more in detail on some money saving tips. Just write me back with follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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