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  • On Apr 11, 2011
    Holly from PA 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'm thinking of taking my daughter to DW to celebrate her 3rd birthday. I was wondering if it is cheaper to book a package or to do everything seperate? We are on a tight budget and I don't want to be spending a lot of money.

    Hi Holly,

    Unfortunately, it's not a simple answer. It will depend on when you are visiting Walt Disney World, if any package deals are available, where you are staying, how long you are touring the parks, etc.

    The only way to know for sure is to price out both options.

    I would suggest looking at one of the value resorts (All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, All-Star Music or Pop Century). Explore ways to save by visiting A good place that I've used personally for discounted tickets is Undercover Tourist.

    Look for Special Offers! Very often, I find purchasing room only using a discount offer, discounted tickets and paying out of pocket for meals saves our family money. However, in the last couple of years, I've priced out packages that were much better deals too.

    An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner can help unravel the myriad choices that you have when visiting WDW. I recommend Dreams Unlimited, Enchanted Destinations and Mouse Fan Travel.

    If you need further help, let me know your specific dates and I may be able to pinpoint the best option for you.

    Happy birthday wishes to your daughter!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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