Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 19, 2009
    Shelly from PA Asked

    We Need to go on a HugeBudget....what do you reccomend. We need both flight, Hotel & park admmitance.

    Hi, Shelly!   Disney has vacation options for all budgets!   You really can go to WDW without breaking the bank.

    Let me start with your flights.  While you can book your entire vacation through Disney, I have found I can usually get flights cheaper by booking on my own.   Price it out both ways and see what works out cheaper.

    When booking the rest of your vacation, start by looking at the Special Offers.  Offers change, but for example, there is currently a package where you get Free Dining!   You can't beat that offer!    When selecting your dates, try to pick off -peak times for the best rates.   The lowest priced resorts will be the Value Resorts.   These are very family-friendly resorts that are great for families.

    You will have several ticket options.  Opt for the Base Ticket;  Do not add on park hopping or water park options.  While the ticket extras are nice if they fit into your budget, you really won't miss them and this is a great way to keep your costs down.

    By staying at a Disney Resort, you get a perk that is a huge money saver:   use of Magical Express for airport transportation!   No need for a rental car or shuttles.  And once you are at your resort, transportation around WDW is complimentary.

    Have fun planning your vacation, and keep looking around for the best deal for your family.  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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