Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 17, 2012
    Elizabeth from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are a family of 5 on the Dining Plan. We will be bringing our own "on the go" breakfasts with us. How much extra spending money do you recommend per day? Thanks!

    You certainly won't need any extra food, Elizabeth; the dining plan entitlements should definitely cover that!  The other costs your family encounters will vary depending upon your habits.  For instance, if you plan to enjoy wine with dinner you will need to pay out of pocket for that.  Also, if you are the kind of family that picks up a souvenir at every turn, that, too, will be costly.  With all that said, though, I can give you a very ball-park estimate as to how much spending money to bring along.  I would think that $10 per day for the kids and $25 per day for the adults would be sufficient.  That would cover a souvenir for the kids while the adult money would cover extras for the family like surrey bike rentals or a glass of wine here and there.  Hopefully that will give you an idea for budgeting purposes.  Enjoy!
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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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