AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2013
    Ade 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.

    This will be our first time to Disney with a 6 year old in June-July. I am trying to plan this trip to be magical,but with a budget. I have spent hours & hours trying to find the best price between staying in the resort or out, parks, I'm overwhelmed?

    Take a deep breath, Ade; you've come to the right place.  I understand how you might feel overwhelmed, but the good news is that you still have some time to plan.  Let's start with your resort accommodations.  Disney's value resorts offer very economical nightly rates with all the perks of staying on property.  Have you considered a stay at Disney's Pop Century?  It's a great choice!  To save money, I'd also suggest skipping the park hopping option this time.  You'll still get to experience all the magic of the parks without the added expense of hopping capabilities.  Another way to save money is by sticking to counter-service dining locations, but if you want the experience of one of Disney's popular, themed table-service restaurants, you might opt to dine at breakfast or lunch when meals tend to be a bit less pricey. 

    I have plenty more tips where those came from, but I'm limited by a character count.  If I can be of further assistance, please do write back with your specific planning question (one question at a time is best) and I would be more than happy to help you plan the most magical (yet still economical) trip you can dream up. 
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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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