Teens in the parks
  • On Mar 4, 2023
    Haylee from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    so i wanted to know if it’s possible to book something under 3,000 dollars for 2 16 year olds an an adult pass?

    Hey, Haylee, and welcome to planDisney. I am so glad you stopped by with a question about your July visit to the place "where dreams come true." Possible to plan a pixie-dusted Disney adventure for under $3000? Why of course! Planning your budget-friendly vacation depends on several factors including the duration of your trip, the number of days you want to spend in the theme parks, dining experiences, and souvenirs. Some would see this as a challenge but as Walt Disney once said, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

    Everyone 10 years or older is considered an adult with regard to ticket prices at Walt Disney World Resort and while I do not know how long you are planning to visit, here are some general tips to help plan within your budget based on your arrival date.

    1. Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Value Resort. This class of hotel brings you all the magic without big sticker prices and gives you complimentary hotel and theme park parking. There are five hotel options and my family loves to stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort. The Hippy Dippy Pool and access to the Disney Skyliner make this a perfect place to relax surrounded by nostalgia and easy access to two of the four theme parks: Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Also, there are Special Offers that pop up with fantastic deals on tickets and hotels so watch for these to be announced through the Disney Parks Blog
    2. Consider a few days in the theme parks, a day at a Disney Water Park, and a Resort hotel day combined with Disney Springs. My teen kids want to visit Disney's Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon Water Park every time we go. A Water Park ticket allows you to enjoy the splash-tastic thrills of the water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools for less than an additional day in the theme parks in most cases. Teens like to sleep in and then swim so a day dedicated to sun and fun with shopping afterward at Disney Springs is a great combination.
    3. Avoid the Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper option so you can really focus on one theme park and not spend time traveling between theme parks.
    4. Bring in your own groceries or have them delivered to your Resort hotel. There are convenience stores nearby and grocery delivery services like Garden Grocer that will bring food right to your Hotel. We order bagels, chips, granola bars, and milk and cereal to eat in our room for breakfast and then take snack items into the theme parks to save some money.
    5. Dine mostly at Quick Service restaurants where many meals for three people may be purchased for under $45.00.
    6. Cups of water are complimentary at all Quick Service restaurants so no need to purchase bottled water.
    7. Set a budget for souvenirs before you go by looking online at shopDisney to see what the average prices are for clothing and other collectibles.

    I hope this information helps you plan your July adventure within (or under) budget. If you have any follow-up questions please contact me or any other planDisney Panelist. We are here to help.

    Haylee, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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