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  • On Jun 30, 2020
    Wes from KS 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 want to know if I have covered all the prices. I have covered prices for dining, resorts, tickets, travel, and parking. Is there anything else that I will have to pay for?

    Hello, dear Wes! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 
    It's great to help you once again. We're all huge planners, and it is fantastic to share our planning advice with a kind Guest like you. From room selections to transportation to dining tips, count us in! 
    I love the way you have already organized your budget. I think you have almost everything covered, but there are some areas in which I think I can help you.
    First, I'd suggest considering a fixed budget for shopping. The Walt Disney World Resort has fantastic stores with clothing, toys, collectibles, home items, and jewelry, for example. You will find gorgeous stores at Disney Springs, at the Theme Parks, and at the Disney Resort hotels, so it's wise to consider them in your budget. I'm not a big vacation shopper, but I often come home with a few hand-picked souvenirs. I try to keep my shopping budget under $80 per person per trip, and it's always calming to keep that number in mind while I'm window shopping. 

    You may also want to add a little money for snacks. You will do a lot of walking at the Walt Disney World Resort, and you may find yourself a bit hungry between your main meals. Luckily, Theme Parks offer many delicious snacks. My favorites are the Mickey Premium Bar ice cream and the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow. This waffle smells like heaven! I would consider an average snack budget of $8 per person per day to have an idea of the total. 

    Finally, I'd like to share a money-saving tip: most Quick Service restaurants will give you a big, refreshing cup of water if you ask for it, at no charge. My husband and I always keep ourselves hydrated, and this tip has saved us a ton of money! 

    I hope that these tips help you create an unforgettable trip, Wes! As you move forward in your planning, please don't hesitate to come back to us. We're here to walk you through every step of the path that leads to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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