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  • On Jan 8, 2014
    Krystal from UT 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 husband and I are wanting to plan a trip to Disney World with our 20 month old daughter. What tools can you recommend I use to help make it as cheap as possible? What time of year is cheapest? What is a realistic total cost to expect for this trip?

    Hi Krystal, 

    Thank you so much for bringing such a great question to the Moms Panel. I am sure it is one that is on many of our guests minds.  In fact, just today I was asked by a cashier, "Can even those on a tight budget afford a vacation to Walt Disney World?"  My answer? You bet!  I have visited on many budgets and with a little planning you will be amazed at the absolutely magical vacation your family will experience and remember forever.

    First, I recommend keeping an eye on the Special Offers page of the Walt Disney World website.  Throughout the year, they offer incredible deals on select rooms, vacation packages, dining, tickets and more.  For a fun chart that has historical data of the discounts offered over the last few years, go to MouseSavers.com and search "Historical Information."  While this can help in knowing when or what has been previously offered, it is in no way meant to predict what is to come.  (Disney changes it's promotions every year.)  

    Next, Disney has resort accommodations to meet every budget, style and preference.  Browse through the pictures and amenities on the Resorts page of the Walt Disney World website, so you can start narrowing your options down.  I have a favorite in each category!  

    Cost is completely unique to the decisions you make regarding what is important to your family in a vacation.  While I can't give you a number, I do hope the information I have provided gives you a place to start.  I would love to continue assisting you in building your magical adventure, so please come back as often as you need with questions and concerns.  I'll be here!

    Remember, planning is half the fun!  Your family will have a wonderful time!

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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