Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 5, 2012
    Catrina from NY 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.

    What would be a good amount of money to set aside for a family of four? 2 adults 2 kids under 8 years? What to have most saved before we go?!

    Hi, Catrina!

    It is such a good feeling when you have saved up for your vacation, and you can enjoy the magic without worrying about a huge bill at the end of your trip!

    There are some basics that you just cannot avoid when planning your vacation:  Room, tickets, and food.  Your best bet is to click HERE for Special Offers.  You will often find great deals for your travel dates!  Start the booking process with your dates and resorts choices.  Go through the process a few times until you find a vacation that fits your budget.  Right now, there are discounts on "room only" reservations as well as savings for entire vacation packages.

    Let me give you a very ballpark figure:  I went to special offers and selected a 4 night vacation in late January for 2 adults, 2 kids.  Staying at Pop Century and including the Quick Service Dining Plan and park tickets, the cost was about $1,900.  Add to this spending money for souvenirs and your airfare.  I want to stress that this is just an estimate, you will need to select dates and details that work for you!

    I know you were looking for more specific numbers, but there are so many variables with dates, resorts, and options, you will need to just walk through the process a few times until you have the perfect WDW vacation planned.  You can do this online or feel free to call one of the very helpful Disney reservationist at (407)W-DISNEY.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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