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  • On Aug 15, 2008
    Carmen from TX 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.

    Wondering if someone could give us a "Ballpark" range for spending money.We are a family of 2 adults 2 boys (4&5) We have the Deluxe Dinning so our food will be taken care of.I know this is a hard ? as familys are all different.

    You're going to need money for tips (waitstaff, bell hops, mousekeeping, etc.). Tips for restaurant servers can be charged to your room, but others you will need cash for. You can follow the links HERE for discussions of tipping levels.

    You don't say what type of transportation you be using during your trip. If you take taxi from the airport, this will be approximately $60 each way. Most taxi rides within WDW are between $12 - 20, should you choose to use these.

    Your biggest other expense will likely be souvenirs. If you click HERE, you can see a little video my daughters and I made about souvenirs at WDW (it's called Magical Souvenirs). This shows you some of the types of things you'll find at WDW. I have to tell you that we filmed several more categories of souvenirs that were trimmed from the video for length, so in addition to what you see here, there are many other types of toys, housewares, pet supplies, and virtually everything else under the sun for sale at WDW. Particularly at Epcot, there are many non-Disney items to buy: china tea sets in England, perfume in France, Helly Hansen outwear in Norway, rugs in Morocco, etc. The cost for items like these can really add up.

    But for the basics, here are some prices you might encounter:

    Plush toys: about $6.00 and up
    Children's T's: about $15.00 and up
    Adult sweatshirts: about $40.00 and up
    Disney autograph book: about $7.00
    Trading pins: about $6.00 and up
    Light-up glow toys: about $15.00 and up
    Ceramic mugs: about $10.00 and up.
    Mickey Watches: about $15 and up and up and up.

    I hope that this information helps you piece together a budget that makes the most sense for your unique family.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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