Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 7, 2011
    Kim from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi. i went to WDW in 2003 for school. I know alot has changed. Im now planning on going with my fiance, his son We are wanting to suprise him on christmas day as a gift and leave on the 26th of 2011. Any Ideas on how to save money and still have fun?

    Hi Kim,

    What a wonderful surprise and incredible Christmas gift!!!

    I am guessing that you already have your resort and park tickets.

    You can easily stick to your budget while you are there.  First, have a budget and stick to it.  Budget for your meals and maybe a couple of souvenirs.  
    Other things you can do to save money would be:
    -buy a refillable mug at your resort
    -refill your  water bottle during the day 
    -visit Downtown Disney & Disney's Boardwalk which is free and fun to walk around
    -stay away from empty calories- junk food will not fill you up.  Make healthy food choices so that you have a lot of energy.
    -it is tempting to want to buy a lot of souvenirs, stick to your budget! Get only what you need.

    You will have a fantastic time.  Try to video tape the moment you tell him that you are going to Walt Disney World.

    Thank you for your question!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Ontario

I am from Georgetown, ON Canada. I own/operate a health and fitness company, and have 3 children. I love being able to help people plan their vacations and share my experiences with them ... including how to stay fit and healthy while on vacation! Learn More About Carrie

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