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  • On Dec 27, 2008
    Annette from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have 3 daughters who will be 9 yrs, 6 yrs, & a 10 month old when we plan to visit in March. My husband and I are on a budget and would like to know the best options we have and the best places to go and stay on a budget with kids that are this age.

    The least costly Disney resort for your family would be one of the value resorts.  There are four of them, each themed differently, and each will accommodate four people plus one child under the age of three in a portable crib.  While the value resorts don't offer the same amenities and features as the more costly moderate and deluxe resorts, they do provide a very cost effective option for families traveling on a tight budget.  You can visit this page to view a comparison of the features offered at the Disney resorts.

    Here are some other tips to help you get the most bang for your Disney dollar:

    -save money on the rental car by using Disney transportation (it's free!)
    -don't overspend on your tickets, you don't need the park hopping or extra options to have a great time
    -bring a stroller from home and save on those stroller rental fees
    - prepare your kids way ahead of time by telling them they can pick out one or two souvenirs, that way they won't be begging you to buy something in each of the kiosks you pass
    - be sure to look into all current promotions, especially the current buy 4 get 3 free deal.  Check out the details here.

    With a little planning you can ensure a fabulous trip for your family - even on a budget!  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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