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  • On May 27, 2012
    Linda from NY 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.

    How much spending money is needed for a family of 4?

    Hi Linda!
    How much spending money to bring to Walt Disney world is always a subjective question.  It completely depends on your spending habits.  My best recommendation would be to budget about $100.00 per day for expenditures (not including dining experiences).  We've gone with less than this amount and more than this amount, and find that its a pretty good figure.  We usually allocate this for drinks, souvenirs, ice cream/snacks in the parks and window shopping. 
    If you are looking at budgeting for dining experiences, that's a whole new ballgame.  You have to take into account your particular breakfast tastes, and if you are willing to do Quick Service for all three meals.  If so, you can look at a budget of about $200 per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).  For table service dining, you can budget probably around $250.00 per day with one table service meal included.
    I hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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