• On Feb 15, 2018
    Mary e from IN 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.

    I am a grandma and my dream is to bring my grandkids along with their parents and Aunts. In total there will be 10 of us. I am looking for anyway to obtain a discount if possible. Also, I am a teacher. Suggestions?

    Dear Mary,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about making your dream vacation come true!

    There are lots of ways to make a Walt Disney World Resort vacation more affordable! First, I would think about your desired dates and take a look at the Special Offers that are available throughout the year. Perhaps there will be dates and options that work well with your plan?

    Many unions offer discounted park tickets, so you should definitely check with your union to see if they do. That can save you a significant amount, especially for a large group. 

    Walt Disney World Resort's Swan and Dolphin Hotels also offer terrific teacher rates for rooms, so that would be another great resource to check out. 

    In terms of planning affordable meals, there are many options for Quick-Service dining at the Walt Disney World Resort that are not expensive and also offer healthy options if you would like. We have traveled to Walt Disney World Resort on a pretty tight budget before, and have been able to feed everyone happily. I also recommend either bringing non-perishable groceries with you, or ordering grocery delivery. That can really help to cut down on expenses if, for example, you eat breakfast in your room each day. Free tap water is available at most Quick-Service restaurants, so that also helps my family stay on a budget while also staying hydrated!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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