Minnie with young ladies celebrating quinceanera
  • On Jan 23, 2023
    Annalee from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to plan a bachelorette trip for my best friend, and all of the bridesmaids, but we are still in college and need a good deal.. what should we do??

    Hello, Annalee, I'm so glad you found us at planDisney! Although my college days are behind me, I still love a good ladies' getaway! I also love a good deal, so let's see what we can come up with to help make some magical memories for your best friend. 

    My first suggestion is to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. First, transportation between all four theme parks, Disney Springs, and the resort hotels is complimentary and very easy to use. I'm not implying you'll need a designated driver, but if you do, Disney Resort Transportation has got you! I planned a trip with my sisters a few years ago, and we stayed at a Family Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. These rooms sleep up to six adults and have a small kitchenette. The kitchenette is a great place to make a quick breakfast like bagels or cereal, and that can be a real money saver. But the thing I like most about the Family Suites is that they have two full bathrooms. With a group of young ladies, I think that will come in handy. Disney's All-Star Music Resort also offers Family Suites with a similar floor plan. These are both considered Value Resorts, so you get more bang for your buck! Bonus tip: After you book your resort, keep checking back occasionally to see if any special offers have been released because you can often apply them to an existing reservation!

    Annalee, I know that Theme Parks are the main attraction on a Disney trip, but you don't have to go to a park every day of your visit. I'd like to suggest that you plan for a resort day and a day at Disney Springs. The resorts are gorgeous and have beautiful pools, lounges, and restaurants. Sleep in, lounge by the pool, and grab dinner at your resort one day. For your Disney Springs adventure, there's plenty of shopping, food, and entertainment. You can even go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes or see a movie at AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theaters. Spend an evening enjoying dessert at Gideon's Bakehouse and sample the nightlife at spots like House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. Since Theme Park tickets will be one of your biggest expenses, then planning a couple of "days off" could save some money.

    Finally, I have a little tip for you that people of all ages can use. You and your friends can start purchasing Disney Gift Cards now whenever you have a little extra cash. It's a fun way to budget for meals for your upcoming trip. Have a card for each day loaded with a set amount, and your dining won't feel like it's breaking the bank when the trip rolls around. You can buy the cards online or at many major retail stores. It's like a secret layaway for your trip!

    I think you're an amazing friend to be planning a Disney bachelorette trip, Annalee. The bride-to-be is lucky to have you! Please stop back by with any additional questions that might come up. I'd love to help with your friend's happily ever after!

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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