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  • On Jun 24, 2009
    Shannon from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am planning to take my 3 kids to Disney for Christmas. They are 5, 3 and a new born. If we were going for 3 or 4 days, what would you do, keeping money in mind? I like the idea of staying on the site, but I want to get tickets to a park they will love


    Without hesitation, I'd recommend that you stay at the All-Star Movies, requesting the Toy Story buildings, and purchase one-park-a-day passes for as many days as you can afford, keeping in mind that once you buy a 3-day ticket, the price of the park passes drop significantly for every day you add. 

    Staying on-property allows you to save money on parking as well as gas and, with the age of your children, the theming surrounds them with the Disney magic from the time they wake up until their heads hit the beds (that are sometimes decorated by the Mousekeeper staff with animal towels!)  It's really hard to put a price on that.

    Another benefit of staying on-site is your ability to purchase Disney's dining plans.  If you're considering a Character meal or two, I truly feel you should look into the Basic Dining Plan,  The cost of one Character meal for your two older children can cover their child's plan for two to three days!  AND, it will help you stay on a budget when it comes to food costs. 

    If you have any more questions, feel free to visit me through my bio page.  I'm all about sticking to a budget!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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