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  • On Mar 1, 2014
    Sara from NE Asked

    We are going to Disney for the first time in March. We have already paid for the Disney Dining Package (the basic one, two meals and a snack). I'm wondering how much we should budget for just meals and a few basic souvenirs? We will be there for 7 days.

    Hi Sara

    On most mornings, we grab a pastry and coffee at the resort or park which runs about $20 for a family of four. For lunch, my family usually eats at a counter-service restaurant. Generally, we find that it costs about $35 for a family of four to eat a counter service meal, which includes two adults meals and drinks and two kids meals. For dinner, a basic dinner of burgers, kids meals, and drinks may run from about $50 or more including tax and tip for a family of four. Should your family want to enjoy appetizers, fancier entrees, wine, and dessert, don’t be surprised if the bill for a family of four starts to run at least $100 or higher.

    As for souvenirs, you'll find them all over Disney World, from  autograph books, key chains, pens, pencils, antenna toppers, Disney-themed candy and character figurines for a few dollars to moderately priced clothing to artwork costing much more.  Depending on what you are looking for,  I would budget between $10 to $50 a day.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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