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  • On Mar 13, 2024
    Mykeria from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm planning a family trip within the next two years. Is there a way I can receive a brochure so I can do a ball park guesstimate on how much to save?

    Hi Mykeria,

    Welcome to planDisney! It makes me happy to know that you are planning well in advance!

    While there is not necessarily a brochure we can send, you can price a vacation package for your dates in 2025. Although rates may change by the time you book for 2026, it will give you an idea of how to start saving. I suggest you price out a few different Disney Resorts Collection hotels. And compare the cost of a vacation package with and without a Disney Dining Plan.

    As you consider resort hotels, make sure you take a look at the difference in amenities between deluxe, moderate, and value resorts. In the deluxe category, we love Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa because they are within walking distance to Magic Kingdom. We also love Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and it has access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation as do the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian.

    My family prefers deluxe and deluxe villa resort because they have multiple dining options and often have multiple transportation options to the theme parks. In contrast, value resorts like Disney's All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, and All-Star Music Resorts are typically more budget-friendly with fewer dining and transportation options. Disney's Art of Animation and Disney's Pop Century Resorts are also value resorts but, in addition to having access to Walt Disney World® Bus Service, they have have access to the Disney Skyliner. The Skyliner connects you to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios and a few other resort hotels. 

    Your question brings back so many memories of our first trips with our girls. When they were younger, we would set up a savings jar for them as well and they would put their change in it. Just prior to the trip, we would count out the change they had saved and we would let them use it to buy something in the parks. As you continue to plan, remember to also check the Special Offers. Check to see if one opens up for the March dates in 2025. And then, just make note of the vacation package price with and without a special offer.

    Mykeria, my family lives by a spreadsheet or chart. We make note of all of our plans, days we plan to visit the parks, advanced dining reservations, Enchanting Extras Collection reservations. You should also be able to track your plans in your My Disney Experience account as you make them. So, if you do not have a My Disney Experience account already, be sure to create one as it gets closer to your travel dates. 

    In the meantime, review the resort hotel options and start saving. Happy planning!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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