Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 31, 2015
    Kimberly from NC 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.

    After resort, tickets for the parks, & meal plan is purchased what other fees will I be responsible for when entering the park?

    Hi, Kimberly!

    One of the many things I love about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is once I am there, the impact to my wallet is extremely minimal. After paying for your hotel, Theme Park tickets, and meal plan - there is little need to spend much more!

    You will want to bring gratuities for Bell Services, Mousekeeping, and your servers if you dine at any Table-Service restaurants. Another expense you may encounter is if you wish to purchase any snacks or drinks you may not want to use your Disney Dining Plan credits for, such as alcoholic beverages or inexpensive snacks that may not be a good use of your snack credits.

    Don't forget the souvenirs! As you can imagine, you could spend as much as you would like on gadgets, gizmos, who's-its and what's-its! When budgeting for souvenirs, I purchase Disney Gift Cards from my local Disney Store and Target for each of my children. This limits them to only spend the set amount on their gift cards. They know when the money on the cards runs out - they are done shopping. The remaining gift card balance prints out on the receipt after they make a purchase, so they can easily track how much they have left. They tend to make wiser purchasing decisions when they realize they are spending their own money.

    After you have returned home, you may wish to purchase photos taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers. For extra savings, Memory Maker is a budget friendly way to download and every photo without having to decide on only a few. Purchase Memory Maker at least three days before your arrival for an advance discount.

    Have a magical day, Kimberly!


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Meet the Panelist: Rachel, Wisconsin

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a “boy mom” to two rowdy little men at home and married to my high school sweetheart. I am fortunate enough that my prince charming loves all things Disney just as much as I do! For me, planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be just as magical as being there. It brings our family together as we dream, plan, and count down the days. I would be honored to help plan your visit and share in your family’s very own magic! Learn More About Rachel

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