• On Jul 28, 2011
    Mindy from OK 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.

    56 days till WDW! 1st trip w/2 & 4 dd.We will be there for 8 days,staying at WL & have dining plan.How much spending money do you think we will need?Know it is personal preference, but plan on $100/day for tips and souvenirs,do you think that will

    Hi Mindy!

    For us, $100 is a very fair amount to budget for each day.  We tend to not spend much on incidentals each day, rather we spend time in the parks for several days, and then I head to Downtown Disney and head to World of Disney to pick up those things the kids have been asking for.  They usually do just fine with getting one thing early in the trip (we have certain places they know are 'souvenir stops') and waiting until later to get something else. 

    Also, remember to roll in that excess money from a light day into the next day's budget so that if you happen to have a big SPLURGE day, it can still be covered.  Any money left over at the end of the trip can go to the "I wanna go back to Walt Disney World" fund. 

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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