Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Oct 15, 2013
    Caoimhne Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, staying 10 nights from 25 oct. can't wait:). We have DDP, all ADR made. Got MNSSHP & park tickets tix also taking ME from airport. My ? is what's a reasonable amount to budget for family of 5 for tips, taxis, souvenirs & any incidentals? TY

    The magic is just days away.  How exciting!  It is great you have all your plans ready to go.  Now all you have to enjoy your wonderful Walt Disney World vacation. Here are some ballpark figures for you to consider:

    Dining gratuities:  $25 per day
    Magical Express gratuity:  $5 each way
    Souvenirs:  $25 per person (buy each family member a gift card ahead of time to stay on budget!)
    Extra snacks each day:  $25
    Tips for Mousekeeping (optional):  $3 - $5 per night
    Taxi service (optional):  Plan on $15 - $20 per fare with tip

    So what does this come up to based on 10 nights?  Well according to my trusted calculator, this comes to about $500.  This can vary a lot based on increased spending on souvenirs, or can go down if you do not use any taxi service.  I think that $500 is a safe amount, as long as you have a credit card for back-up should you go over your budget.

    Plan ahead to avoid additional spending.  Bring along notebooks and pens for autographs, rain ponchos, umbrellas, laundry powder and dryer sheets if you plan to wash clothes, sunscreen, refillable water bottles, cameras, hats, and sunglasses.  By planning ahead, you can avoid costly gift shop purchases.

    Enjoy your wonderful 10 vacation in Walt Disney World !
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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