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  • On Feb 27, 2012
    Shannon 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.

    My family and I (4 of us) are visiting in March. We plan on staying 7 days. We have purchased the meal plan and parks tickets already. We will be staying on the Disney resort. How much spending money should we bring?

    Hi Shannon,

    The exact amount of money you'll need depends a bit upon your spending habits in general. However, I can tell you some of the things that you'll need to have in your budget.

    Tips: Gratuities are NOT included on the Disney Dining Plan. You will need to tip your server out of pocket at all table service restaurants. Other situations where you'll tip are valet parking (if used), luggage assistance, and housekeeping, 

    Internet fees: If used at a value resort.

    Alcohol: Adult beverages are not included in the Disney Dining Plan. 

    Recreation: Boat or bike rental, tours, sports, etc.

    Entertainment: Cirque du Soliel, movies, water parks or DisneyQuest

    Souvenirs: Plush toys cost $20-30, child tee's cost about $20, adult tee's cost $20-40, trading pins cost $6-15

    Child care: Either at the Disney centers or in-room sitting.

    Miscellaneous: PhotoPass, stroller rental, forgotten toiletries, etc. 

    You may want to look at an article I wrote for an independent website called "Trip Planning 101: Budgeting for Your Trip to Walt Disney World." This lists all the categories where you may spend money at Walt Disney World.  

    Please check back with us if you'd like us to give a price range for any specific item.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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