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  • On May 30, 2012
    Christy from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is going to Disneyworld for 6 nights/7 days at the end of July. We have 7-day park tickets and we are on the dining plan. I'm wondering how much spending money we should plan to take? It will be myself, my husband, and two children, both age 9.

    Hi, Christy!

    Each family is different, so you will have to decide your budget for certain items like souvenirs, trips to the arcade, or extra snacks.  Here is what my family would plan for.  You can use this as a guide and add/subtract for your family's needs!

    -Souvenirs:  2 kids x each getting $50 Disney Gift Card = $100
    -Take home souvenirs for friends, pet-sitter (ok, and one for me!)  = $100
    -Dining Gratuities = $20 per day x 6 = $120
    -Housekeeping Gratuities (optional) $3 x 6 nights = $18
    -Tips for baggage handlers, Magical Express driver (optional) = $20
    -Extra snacks or water bottles $20 per day x 6 days = $120

    This totals about $500.  This might be high or low for you, but this should give you a place to start when planning your budget and spending money.  Have fun planning for your magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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