How Much Does A Disney Vacation Cost 2018

How Much Does A Disney Vacation Cost

Warning: This post is mostly video so turn up your volume, and get excited!How Much Does A Disney Vacation Cost

Someone somewhere is sitting at home wondering if a Disney vacation is within their reach.  It is, seriously.  There’s a certain process that people have to go through to plan a vacation.  Figuring out how much it is going to cost is a similar process.

Often you’ll hear exclamations of how expensive a Disney trip is.  Watch the video below to see me walk through the steps I take to figure out a Disney vacation budget.  We will go through each part of the vacation, how much you can estimate and WHY.

In this post, I am covering a 7-day, 6-nights trip for a family of 4.

I break it down into 6 categories as I usually do:

  • Getting to Walt Disney World
    • Flying
    • Driving
  • Getting Around Walt Disney World
    • Gas
    • Tolls
    • Rental fees
    • Parking Fees
    • or free
  • Walt Disney World Accommodations
    • Three main price ranges with estimations
    • Two-second level options with estimations
  • Food
    • Separate by meals
    • Groceries
  • Disney World Tickets
    • Disney ticket cost with discount
  • Etc

The best place to start is to think about how much a domestic vacation with your family usually costs.  I don’t mean visiting Aunt Helga up in Vermont where the only money you can plan on spending is a few groceries, ski rentals, and some hot chocolate.  I mean a full blown vacation.  Write that number down.

We are only two and can spend about $3000 on a full-fledged vacation.

Follow me as I walk through the average costs of every topic and help you get a grasp of how much that ideal Disney vacation will cost.

Your first quote should exceed what the total is as the idea for my readers is to then go through and find ways to cut costs.

How Much Does A Disney Vacation Cost: The Video

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42 thoughts on “How Much Does A Disney Vacation Cost 2018

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    This so awesome. I never thought of breaking down everything like this when we go on trips but it is something that I will try to incorporate into our lives. Thanks for this great resource.

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    My kids would LOVE to go to Disney.. and yes, I do think it is out of my reach. We live in TX, which is smack dab between Cali and Florida- and that means FLYING. And our airport is ridiculously expensive to fly to a larger one. But maybe one day I can figure out something so that they can have one magical time at Disney? Who knows 🙂

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    Thanks for the article! It is on our family to do list to go to disney at some point!

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    Disney is so fun so I need to start saving for a trip again. There are ways to save on things like hotels and food.

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    This is great! I do want to try a Disney family vacation at some point. Making it fit the budget would be important.

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    This was so useful! I was just thinking about this yesterday, and I have only been from Argentina…so no clue how much it would be from inside the US! Thanks!
    xoxo,

    Ileana

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    I’m planning my next vacations in Disney and this info helps me a lot. Thank you so much!

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      You’re very welcome. Let me know if you have any questions!

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    We have been to Disney World and Disneyland. The kids loved them both and it was well worth the cost <3

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    We’ve been to Disney and this kinda post is really helpful. I like this post, will share it!

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      Thanks Karlyn! I try to be as helpful as possible.

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    Oh, I am planning of going to a Disney park by next year. This is a nice guide, will take notes of these points.

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    I haven’t been to Disney and so as my children. How I wish I can bring them there.

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      Rose you can get there I promise you. Let me know if you have any questions!

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    This is really helpful, I think people perceive Disney to be expensive but there are ways to save money x

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    You know I think it honestly depends on exactly what you want. You can like we did in high school and pay for just your tickets and stay in a motel 6, or you can get the best of the bests with Character dining, meet and greets and more. It really is endless on how you can customize your experience.

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    This is an awesome breakdown! I have always wondered and since we are a family of 4, this is really helpful!

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    We live close enough to drive back and forth so that cuts down on expenses a lot if we dont want to stay in a hotel. We also get the resident discounts which make me very happy! 🙂

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    Very helprful post! Thanks! I haven’t took my son to Disney yet.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I am planning of going on a trip t Disney next year.

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    Oh, this is a nice post. Going to Disney on a budget is really nice.

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    Oh, I think hotel expenses really are huge! I want to go to Disney soon, hope I can save money for the trip.

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    It’s my children’s dream to go to Disney but they are all grown up now. I will asked them about it.

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    Need to save up for this vacation trip that my kids are wanting for years now. Though we plan to go this summer in an Asian country we might go here instead.

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    As much as we all love taking our kids to Disney as often as we can, there’s no doubt that it can be quite expensive if you’re not living nearby. I think it’s good to have everything calculated though so you know how much you need to save.

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    I would love to go to Disney!! Thanks for the tips!!!

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    Disney can turn into an expensive affair if not planned properly. This video is a good way to plan the the trip. Thanks for sharing

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    It would be a great holiday for everyone! Thanks for breaking it down, very handy information!

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    wow thats a lot of thinking for me haha im planning to have a family vacation next yr for my daughter’s 10 yrs old bday. it is stressfull haha i’ll to watch your video again to rethink everything hehe

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      Glad you found this helpful! I hope that vacation comes out superb.

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    We keep going back and forth on whether or not to try to go to Disney some day. But our family is almost double the size of your typical family of 4, so I’m just not sure about the cost.

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