Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 14, 2012
    Olivia from PA 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 was just curious as to how much extra money I should bring for food & souvenirs. It is just me and my boyfriend, and we are each paying for ourselves. Everything else is already taken care of. And we only have 3 major dinners/breakfasts planned.

    Hi, Olivia!  This is a really personal decision, based on the things you like to do while you are on vacation.  If you are not on a dining plan, I recommend visiting the dining pages on to get a rough estimate of how much you'll need for meals and snacks.  Budget a little bit extra for drinks, because you may find that you are drinking a bit more in the Florida sunshine.

    As far as souvenirs, if you're t-shirt people, figure about $25 for a t-shirt.  You'll find some priced less, but this is a good estimate for some of the most popular styles.  There are souvenirs that will be less than $10, such as antenna toppers, various types of drinking cups or mugs, pens, key rings, etc.; but you can also splurge on something like a Mickey Mouse watch, which is going to run you quite a bit higher. 

    Don't forget to factor in things like tips, and if you plan on taking taxis anywhere, it's usually under $20 to get anywhere on Walt Disney World property.

    I'd say it wouldn't be too outrageous to figure on $100 per person, per day, but you can certainly do it well within that budget if you watch your budget closely.

    I hope this helps with your planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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