At least Amanda Coggin knows there’s an alternative to the
magical expensive world of Disney. Save money, introduce your kids to new characters and attractions, and still have fun!
While cost varies for different sized families and various accommodations, DisneyMadeSimple.com, a site with zero affiliation to the Disney Company, recommends sticking to the $50/person/day plan (3). Others estimate their vacations coming out to about $1,000/person. Seems a little excessive for a four year old who might not even remember the trip a few years down the road. Check out this website for helpful planning tips.
(1) Coggin, Amanda. (2008, August 18). Ditching Disney: Ten Theme Park Alternatives. Message posted to http://www.divinecaroline.com/22213/45807-ditching- disney-ten-theme-park
(2) WellHeeled. (2009, November 25). Paid off My Disney World Trip (aka My Most Expensive Vacation Ever). Message posted to http://www.wellheeledblog.com/2009/11/25/disney-world-trip-most- expensive- vacation-ever/
(3) Budget Worksheet. Disney Made Simple. Retrieved November 30, 2010, from http://www.disneymadesimple.com/disney_world_budget.html