Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 17, 2011
    Jody from TX 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 live in Spring TX and trying to plan a budgeted vacation for fam of 5 w nice accomod and best way to get to there and enjoy - not stress. We are trying to budget due to economy but have a vacaction for older kids and grand daugher -- where I start?

    Howdy Jody!

    First of all, thank you so much for your question!  I LOVE helping out fellow Texans!

    Second, there are a few questions you need to answer before you move forward with any major purchase (or vacation).

    1.  What is your budget?  What can you afford to spend--TOTAL? 
    Many times this ONE question will end up answering SO many others for you...

    2.  What time of year do you need to travel?
    You don't mention if you'll be traveling with school-aged children or the need to travel around a school schedule--in the end that can make a BIG difference.  Christmas and Spring Break would be more expensive times of year to visit--whereas beginning of November isn't.

    3.  Check out the special offers here

    4.  After you've answered those two questions and checked out the special offers, I'd start pricing out vacation offers at (here's a link to the accommodations page.)  There you'll be able to see the difference between value, moderate, and deluxe resorts, as well as price differences throughout the year.  

    Good luck getting started!

    More questions?  Just ask me here

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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