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  • On Jan 10, 2022
    Emily from KS Asked

    How much would it cost for vacation family o of 6 3 Adults and 3 children

    Welcome to planDisney, Emily. As Alice once said, “Every adventure requires a first step.” That first step for my family is often figuring out the cost. One of the great things about Walt Disney World is that they cater to a wide range of people on different budgets. Although the cost of your vacation will vary depending on a variety of factors, let me suggest some money-saving recommendations for you:

    Value Resorts
    There are a number of pleasantly priced Disney Resorts Collection hotels that won't break the bank, yet will allow you to enjoy many of the benefits of staying on property. My wife and I once stayed at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort because it was the cheapest option. We ended up having an amazing time! You can also keep an eye out for the latest deals, which sometimes involve hotel discounts.

    Skip the Fine Dining
    Although Walt Disney World Resort has some of the finest restaurants on the planet, there are many ways to enjoy a delicious meal without emptying the piggy bank. Some of the quick-service restaurants are truly delicious, like Columbia Harbour House at Magic Kingdom Park, ABC Commissary and Ronto Roasters at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Satu'li Canteen and Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and just about any quick-service restaurant around World Showcase in EPCOT.

    Bring Your Own Snacks
    My bunch of Incredibles get low on blood sugar very quickly. It's not long before we're all "hangry" and needing a snack. To help us save money (and sanity), we always bring plenty of snacks into the parks from home. I'm talking granola bars, beef jerky, trail mix, anything that's going to give us energy. This also makes me feel less guilty about buying that DOLE Whip.

    Bring Your Own Water Bottle
    Walking around all day in the hot Florida sun means you'll need water. Rather than purchasing bottled water, bring your own water bottle and simply refill it at one of the many bottle refill stations. My fellow planDisney panelist, Doug, recently wrote a great answer on where you can find these stations.

    Enjoy a Park-Free Day
    Instead of visiting a Theme Park every day, enjoy some of the many free things to do around Walt Disney World. Swim in the hotel pool, ride the Disney Skyliner, visit the animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, or take an evening stroll around Disney's Boardwalk (you might even see fireworks!). 

    Kelly, I hope that gets you started. If you'd like any more suggestions, please get in touch. Happy planning! Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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