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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

6. Special events Disney offers several special events throughout the year and while they are all fun, they can add additional costs to your trip.  These events include: Run Disney races, behind-the-scenes tours, the Flower and Garden Festival in the spring, the Food and Wine Festival  and Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the fall and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

Souvenirs

5. Souvenirs It has been said, “Everything at Disney begins with a line and ends with a gift shop.” That is very true! Be ready, because Disney is good at coaxing you into purchasing multiple souvenirs during your trip. For my family, souvenir shopping is one of our favorite things to do on our Disney vacation. Most of it is ...

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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

4. Dining You gotta eat, right? Actually, the food at Disney is a huge part of the fun! There are multiple table-service restaurants, counter-service restaurants and lots of fun snack options. Additionally, you really should do at least one character meal, where you can enjoy a fun meal with your favorite Disney characters. The big question as far as dining ...

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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Tickets

3. Tickets Understanding the Disney ticket system requires a degree in mathematics from MIT, haha!  Seriously though, Disney offers multiple options for getting the tickets you need for your family.  Be aware, you can purchase your tickets ala carte or as part of a package with your hotel and dining.  Save money by purchasing only the options you need.  Disney ...

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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

Airplane

2. Travel How will you get to central Florida?  Will you drive or fly?  Where you live, the dynamics of your family, numbers of days you have for your vacation and cost will play into your decision.  Airline tickets can be expensive for families of four or more, but keep in mind that “time is money”.  Also, Disney offers their ...

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6 Biggest Expenses of a Walt Disney World Vacation

1. Hotel One of the first things you will have to consider is where you will stay during your trip. Will you stay onsite at a Disney hotel or offsite?  To answer that question, you have to consider your budget and if you want to do other central Florida attractions.  If you’re planning to do just Disney, it really comes ...

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