Hello Everyone!!! I am having a problem making the plans!!! There is just so many ways to go (which resort, food plan?, park hopper, no expiration, transportation…the list goes on). Here is a bit of my background. We are planning to go down July 1-7 (actually going down June 31 and then staying at another hotel on the trip back up on the night of June 7) We live in Ohio and so we will be driving…it’s about 1300 miles so we are splitting the drive up with a hotel stay on the way down and on the way back up. We have 3 small children…ages 8, 6, and 2 so we have to make it easy on them. I have so many questions and am feeling a bit overwelmed trying to plan things (I put in for a quote with mouseketrips, so just waiting for them). Anyway…We are on a “budget”…meaning we are planning this too late to start saving. Here is the questions…I apologize that there is many.
- Is is cheaper to stay in the World or off site? How does it work for parking? Do we need to pay to park everyday and roughly the cost?
- If we do the onsite option, we would probably stay at a Value Resort because I do not forsee us spending too much time in the hotel (not spending that kind of money to sit in a room, lol). How is transportation? I read that it is only by bus…what does it cost and is it efficient? Can we drive to the parks ourselves even though we are staying at WDW? Do we again, have to pay to park?
- Meals…lots of questions here. I looked at the WDW website quote and for 500 bucks we get the meal plan for 5 days. Is it worth it? I have picky eaters who can be very wasteful so we usually have the kids share meals sometimes. What is a good budget for a family of 4.5 (little one doesn’t count…she usually picks from everyones plates) for each day. We aren’t into the fancy dinners (we are like the simple things), however I would like to do a character dinner or two. My husband seems to think we can budget far less than 500 bucks for meals, but I am not so sure with the way some have said meal prices were. I don’t want to go down unprepared for the prices though, that is why I was leaning towards the meal plan.
Okay…I apologize that this is lengthy and so many questions…I just don’t want to miss something and then be stuck when we are down there.
How much should I plan on spending for this vacation???
I have read lots of your posts and you guys are extremely helpful!!!
Thanks in advance.