6. Know that a trip to Disney can be pricey.
A vacation to Walt Disney World is the most wonderful getaway I can imagine. But it certainly isn’t the least expensive venue for a family trip. Before you decide on a definitive date to take your trip, be sure you have decided a few things that will affect your costs in different ways—decide whether to stay on Disney property or outside property, decide how many days you want to spend in the parks, and decide which character dining experiences you and your family would like to have.
Now, you’ll need to know the following. First, the least expensive per-night cost at a Disney Resort hotel will be around $350, and that’s at a value resort (during peak season). Second, know that adult tickets start at around $350 each, based on a 4-day ticket, which means that for a family of four, tickets will cost around $1,400 with tax, depending on the age of your children. Last, you need to know that character dining experiences cost, on average, around $36-$40 per adult. Gratuity of 18% is added to parties of 6 or more.