• On May 17, 2018
    Tracey from RI 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 have my 1 day 1 park tickets for my son & I. How much should I bring with me for food, breaks and souveniers? I was figuring $200.

    Hi Tracey,

    I'm so excited to hear that you and your son will be able to enjoy a magical day together at the Walt Disney World Resort! You guys are going to have a BLAST and make memories to last a lifetime! I've taken Disney vacations with some special splurges and I've also taken trips where we watch every penny pretty closely, and I can tell you that once you're there, it doesn't matter how much spending money you have, you're going to have such a wonderful time! 

    Did you know that you can find menus with pricing online? That can give you a great idea to know what to plan on regarding meal expenses. In general, I budget about $15 per adult and $7 per child (ages 3 - 9) at a Quick-service restaurant, although depending on what you order, it may be more or less. If you have any Table-service dining reservations, those generally cost a bit more. There are some amazing Disney snacks, too, and I usually budget about $6 per snack. (I definitely recommend anything Mickey shaped, like a pretzel with cheese or ice cream bar...Mmm!) As far as souvenirs go, you'll find everything from inexpensive pressed pennies to jewelry or custom artwork, with lots of special gifts to remember your vacation priced everywhere in between, so I'm certain that you'll find the perfect souvenir within your budget. Don't forget, too, that it currently costs $22 to park your car at the theme park. Altogether, I think you'll definitely be able to have a magical day with $200 in spending money for the two of you!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tracey, and have a truly magical vacation with your son!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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