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Our trip to Disney World in October wasn't just my kids' first trip... it was mine too! And to be completely honest, before I started planning our trip, I honestly had NO IDEA what it would cost to even begin thinking about budgeting for Disney World. Two awesome things I learned from my Disney Vacation Planner:

  • You can make it happen at all different price points, no matter how much you are budgeting for Disney World
  • Once you book, you pay a minimal deposit. Then, you have until 30 days before your trip to pay in full - so you can get your total, and set your sinking funds into action

After Sarah shared her 3 best tips for going to Disney World on a budget, I asked her if she could put together what a Disney trip looks like on different budgets because I WISH I had something like this before I started planning - just to have some sense of what to expect and start budgeting for our trip to Disney!


Budgeting for Disney World

Budgeting for a Walt Disney World vacation can be difficult. There are an overwhelming amount of options to choose from - how do you get the most for your money while on vacation? With over 25 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and hundreds of dining options - where do you begin?!?

Let’s go through a few package options to see what you can get for your money during one of the most expensive times of the year, Spring Break. Prices are based on a family of 4 with 2 children under the age of 9, and each includes 5 days/4 nights at a Disney resort.

**Please note, prices may vary due to availability and travel dates**

A Value Disney World Vacation Package – $3,500

Disney’s Value Resorts are larger than life! Here you can share the spotlight with some of your favorite Disney characters like the toys from Andy’s Room in Toy Story or the playful pups from 101 Dalmatians!

All guest rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort have been recently renovated and now feature 2 queen beds, one of which is a fun murphy bed that folds up make way for a nice seating area. There are 2 pools to enjoy and the World Premiere Food Court showcasing all of your food favorites.

This package includes:

  • 5 days/4 nights at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort in a Standard Room
  • 3-Day Park Ticket with Admission to 1 park per day
  • Disney Quick Service Dining Plan (8 Quick Services Meals & 8 Snacks)
  • Disney Memory Maker Photo Package
  • Disney Magical Express Airport Transportation
  • Travel Protection Plan

Total Price: $3,451.34

A Moderate Disney World Vacation Package – $4,500

Step into another world at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This resort has been newly re-imagined and features a unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American cultures. All guest rooms have been recently renovated to feature modern amenities and décor.

The Dig Site Pool is built around an ancient Mayan pyramid where you can slide through the jungle past a spitting jaguar! There are 7 dining options available including the rooftop restaurant, Toledo. Here you can dine on classic Spanish tapas while watching fireworks at the Disney parks.

This package includes:

  • 5 days/4 nights Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in a Standard View Room
  • 4-Day Park Ticket with Admission to 1 park per day
  • Disney Dining Plan (4 Table Service Meals, 4 Quick Services Meals & 8 Snacks)
  • Disney Memory Maker Photo Package
  • Disney Magical Express Airport Transportation
  • Travel Protection Plan

Total Price: $4,504.54

A Deluxe Disney World Vacation Package – $6,000

Nothing beats a Deluxe Resort. You will feel pampered from the moment you arrive. Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a charming New England-style resort located on the banks of Crescent lake in the Epcot Area Resort. It offers easy access to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via water taxi, walkways or the all new Skyliner!

Here you will find Stormalong Bay, a mini water park available only to resort guests. It’s a 3-acre water wonderland featuring a lazy river, beach area for the kiddos to build sandcastles, 3 whirlpool spas and one of the highest slides on Disney property down the mast of a ship!

This package includes:

  • 5 days/4 nights at Disney’s Beach Club Resort in a Standard View Room
  • 4-Day Park Ticket with Admission to 1 park per day
  • Disney Dining Plan (4 Table Service Meals, 4 Quick Services Meals & 8 Snacks)
  • Disney Memory Maker Photo Package
  • Disney Magical Express Airport Transportation
  • Travel Protection Plan

Total Price: $6,079.54

A Splurge Disney World Vacation Package – $8,000

If you’re looking to go all out for your vacation, Disney certainly allows you to pull out all of the stops to make your magical dreams come true. The best place to splurge is at Disney’s iconic Contemporary Resort. Here your room will overlook the Magic Kingdom and monorails will go speeding through the lobby.

This resort is conveniently located on the monorail line and you can even quickly walk over to the Magic Kingdom. Take advantage of the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan and enjoy world class dining on the top floor of the hotel at California Grill. Here you can enjoy flavors of the Pacific coast while watching the fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle.

This package includes:

  • 5 days/4 nights at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in a Main Tower – Theme Park View Room
  • 4-Day Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option
  • Disney Deluxe Dining Plan (12 Table Service or Quick Services Meals & 8 Snacks)
  • Disney Memory Maker Photo Package
  • Disney Magical Express Airport Transportation
  • Travel Protection Plan

Total Price: $7,943.98


Walt Disney World has something for everyone and every budget. There are always ways to save money and customize your trip to suit your family’s needs. Keep in mind that prices vary at different times of the year, and the most affordable times to travel are typically January and September. Hopefully, these priced sample packages help you begin budgeting for Disney World!

Disney also released various discounts throughout the year that can include up to 25% off rooms or a free dining plan! An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner will always help you find the best deal for your travel dates and automatically apply any discounts when they become available, often saving you hundreds of dollars!

About Sarah

Sarah McGovern is a Personal Travel Planner with the Must Love Travel Group. Her passion is to bring joy to people through travel. She specializes in working with families of all ages and sizes. She loves to share her experiences with you to help you have an experience you’ll never forget.

Sarah is an authorized Disney Vacation Planner, a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, a Certified Universal Vacation Planner and an Atlantis Ambassador. She also specializes in cruising and all-inclusive vacations.

Follow Sarah on Instagram and Facebook to learn about travel deals and see her travel adventures at Disney World and beyond.

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About Meghan

Meghan spent nearly a decade as a Financial Analyst, before spending the last 7+ as a SAHM to three little ones. She shares simple money tips for moms to help your family reach your financial goals by building a financial plan you can LIVE with! You can learn more about her background in finance, catch her daily on Instagram and Facebook, and her weekly live discussions in her community for Family Finance Moms.

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  1. 3 Key Tips for Going to Disney World on a Budget on December 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    […] Check out her second guest post in this travel series – where she'll show you exactly how to play with these 3 variables and what you can get at different price points, so you can start budgeting for Disney World! […]

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