View Full Version : How Much Is Your Next Disney Trip Costing?

02-15-2008, 12:51 PM
My next trip is going to cost me $1,600, which is the most I've ever paid for a vacation, but it's also my longest trip yet, and I got a good deal, since I booked it with the bounce-back promo, so I don't feel too badly about it, LOL. ;)

I'm going for twelve nights, and staying at Pop Century with the deluxe Disney dining plan, which I'm very excited about. All those signature restaurants are calling to me.

Since I booked this last fall, (and since I paid the $200 deposit right away,) I've been putting aside $100 or so a month to pay it off all at once. It's much easier for me to put aside $100 a month, and not keep it in my budget then it is to pay for it all at once, and owe my credit card money for months.

I am probably going to get my flight for "free" with airline miles, so I don't have to worry about spending any money there. I also have saved all my Christmas and birthday money, as well as lose change, so I don't have to "budget" any money for souveniers. :goodvibes A year's worth of change really adds up, KWIM?

02-15-2008, 12:54 PM
I've moved this over to the Theme Parks community board.. It almost would be a better fit on the Resorts & Booking board.. But I figured we'd give a try here..


02-15-2008, 12:55 PM
I've moved this over to the Theme Parks community board.. It almost would be a better fit on the Resorts & Booking board.. But I figured we'd give a try here..

KnoxI wasn't quite sure where to post it, and I didn't even see the park CB until after I posted it. Oops. ;)

02-15-2008, 12:56 PM
This afternoon, my wife and I are leaving for an all-too-brief long weekend at WDW. Since we're passholders and have already used them enough to pay for them, I won't factor those in.

I expect that we'll end up paying a bit over two grand for this trip.

Last year's Disney med cruise cost us around 35k, so I'm pretty pleased with this amount.

02-15-2008, 01:18 PM
Our next trip details:

4 Adults (Me, DP(artner), DM, DS)
2 Kiddos (DD10, DD9)
6 day in a 2 br Villa at SSR
6 day MYW hoppers with WP&M option
Deluxe Dining Plan
= $7,358

$1,400 Airfare

As far as spending money, souvenears, tips, alc, etc. goes, we will be staying the next week at my sisters home east of Orlando, while there we will be hitting Sea World, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, Beaches, etc. Our budget for the Disney extras and the next week fun is $9,000. I am sure we won;t spend that much, but we won't be worring about cost either. We are fortunate enough to be able to spend this much, and want to make sure our girls' first Disney trip is a dream come true.

02-15-2008, 01:23 PM
I also want to add in my last trips costs.

I went in Feb 2007 for three nights for a short birthday trip, which only cost $300-some, since all I had to pay for was the hotel. (I had an AP.) I can't remember if I paid for the flight or if I used airline miles. If I did pay, I know it was around $200 for round-trip. I can't remember things from a year ago that well though.

I also went last Sep, but due to an odd arrangement I had with my mom about who was paying for that trip, it ended up only costing me $500 or $600 for the ten nights we were there, including the food, since we had the "free" DDP.

I am definatly very savvy when it comes to paying for things, and I know how to get the best deals for Disney. :goodvibes

02-15-2008, 01:29 PM
I'm not too bad with souvenirs, I seem to spend less every vacation, and my saving change thing really pays off.

Last trip I bought a tee shirt, four pins, (all which were "special" for the trip, one for the Food and Wine Fest, one for MNSSHP, one for Epcot's 25th, and one for YOMD,) I also bought a picture frame, two cookbooks, and earrings. Not a lot of stuff, but I do use everything I buy on a regular basis, like I wear the earrings all the time, I have pictures in the frame, I wear the shirt, (well, wore, it's too cold to wear it now,) and I use recipes from the cookbooks.

The only things I don't actually use are the pins, but I just buy them because I like them and they are memories of special things I did, or that were going on while I was there. Like last year when I went in Feb, I bought a P&P Party pin, and a Valentine's once, since I was there on V-Day.

02-15-2008, 02:02 PM
family of 4 ---me, dw, dd15, dd16
staying at pop april 14 to 14 ..10 nights
dining plan, 10 days park tickets with hopper and more
flight from northern ontario...$2900:eek:
insurance $620..
for my family this is our trip of a lifetime...can't do this every year:sad1:
i'm sure it will be the best trip ever...:goodvibes

Stitch's Greatest Fa
02-15-2008, 02:05 PM
From the UK in July/Aug - 6 nights value and 8 nights deluxe, basic DDP, 14 day hopper waterparks and more, 10 days car hire, 2 return flights (just me n DH going) - approx 4000 which is around $8000

02-15-2008, 02:26 PM
Staying at the GF for 8 nights, Sugar Loaf Building (concierge), 9 day park hopper, water park and more with dining plan. Limo transfer. Myself, DH and DS 12 $7285.18. RT Airfare via Newark to MCO - $836.40 For a grand total of: $8121.58.

Our spending money will be $3500.00 but we normally don't spend that much. We like to have it just in case we see something. We are not souvenir people.

02-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Our next trip will be a cheapie- just DD and I for a long weekend.

Hotel- 3 nights @ Extended Stay Deluxe LBV...$123 (Hotwire)
Tickets- 1 park day and 1 WP day leftover from MYW tix...$0
Special Tix- P&P Party for DD and me...$88
Food- All CS, plus meals en route...$125
Misc- parking 2 days, souvenirs...$50

02-15-2008, 02:58 PM
2 adults at POFQ for 7 nights with 7 day parkhoppers and free DDP = $1750.

First class roundtrip airfare on American: FREE!!!!!

02-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Still pricing our our next trip...
2 Adults/4 kids (requires occupancy 6 room)
It's roughly...

$1600 Airfare (Boy do I miss Southwest airlines' $98 R-T Providence-Orlando Specials!!! - No such luck, Minnesota is THE hardest and most expensive state to leave via air!)
$1430 6-Day Park Hoppers 2Ad/4Child
$1650 8 Nights ASMu Family Suites
*$220 for MNSSHP (not counting cost of Halloween Costumes in here)
*Hopefully Free Disney Dining
$1,000 Misc. Expenses (not big souvenir buyers - pictures are our favorite souvie)

*** No airport parking as we'll get dropped off by a family member. Will use DME for transport to/from MCO. ***

TOTAL SO FAR: $5800 -- which calculates to $645 per day for 9 days -- and about $108 per person per day.

It costs us about about $1,000 for a driving road trip back to Massachusetts for a week with free lodging (stay with family) and very little entertainment and minimal food expense. That's about $83 a day for a MUCH less magical vacation (though don't get me wrong - we love going back to see friends and family but for the extra $20 a person a day, I'd rather be in Disney!)

02-15-2008, 03:05 PM
Our next trip will be a cheapie- just DD and I for a long weekend.

Hotel- 3 nights @ Extended Stay Deluxe LBV...$123 (Hotwire)
Tickets- 1 park day and 1 WP day leftover from MYW tix...$0
Special Tix- P&P Party for DD and me...$88
Food- All CS, plus meals en route...$125
Misc- parking 2 days, souvenirs...$50

Just curious - are you close enough that gas cost is not an issue? We've done some long road trips and have learned that gas can become a significant expense these days!

02-15-2008, 03:05 PM
Last year's trip cost us $3,300.00. Stayed 9 nights at CBR. 2 adults and 1 child (for resort purposes but not for dining or tickets). 7 day park hoppers with water parks and more. Dining Plan too.

This year, we are staying at the Wilderness Lodge Woods View-Bunk Beds. 10 days/9 nights. 2 adults and 11 year old. 8 day base tickets (hoping the free upgrades happens again this year. Disney Dining Plan.

Our total is $4,951.00. This is the MOST I have ever paid for a vacation.

02-15-2008, 03:06 PM
For Family of Four (2 adults, 2 kids DS8+DD5)

2 weeknights at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Savannah View Deluxe
1 day ParkHopper
2 nights DxDDP
$1,667.00 Disney

$1,000.00 RT Airfare (Denver-Orlando) for 4 people
$2,667.00 total :scared1:

02-15-2008, 03:08 PM
Well, here goes...a photo journey through the costs of our annual family vacation (these pictures are from previous years, our next trip is March 1-8, 2008!!!

My family (wife, 5 kids), my sister and her family (husband, 2 kids), and my mom and dad:
8 nights

This picture does not include Sam, who we adopted from China just last summer)

3 MK View rooms - Poly: $5117/ea = $15351

Tickets (1 a/p,7 adult/3 child 7-day park hoppers = $3012

Food: approx $5000 (includes 1 sit-down meal per day, the rest counter service)

Bus Rental: $2000 - this is the only way to travel with 13 people who want to travel in 1 vehicle together.

Yes, that's over $25000 - before souvenirs...and gas from Atlanta...
but worth it.

02-15-2008, 04:15 PM
Me,DH,DD4 Sept 21-27 1 br villa at Beach club, magic your way with dining and 6 day park hoppers$3155.00 ( AAA discount) airfare from central Pa to Orlando $775.00 = $3930.00:goodvibes

02-15-2008, 04:31 PM
I expect we will spend over 3,000 dollars. That's three people staying for 15 nights at POP Century or AsMo. That's of course if the free dining comes out (which it most likely will). If it doesn't, we'll have to tack on some money for eating. But we wouldn't go to many TS and just stick with the CS locations as we really enjoy them as well. And one or two MNSSHP party nights.

And then plane tickets...oy. I can't imagine how much those are going to cost.

02-15-2008, 05:10 PM
me, DW, DD5 8 nights AKL Platinum package, park hoppers & water parks for the whole time, airfare and insurance a shade over $10k - with tips (Grrr!), adult beverages and souvenirs we'll be up to ~$12k by the time we're done... trip of a lifetime at DW's suggestion... I think I'd have preferred to do the same trip three times staying at value resorts, but I'll let you know when I get back if it was all worth it :)

02-15-2008, 05:22 PM
My family (wife, 5 kids), my sister and her family (husband, 2 kids), and my mom and dad:
8 nights

Gotta love those Dawg fans!! Hailing from Suwanee, Ga.

Our next trip in May will not be bad. I have an annual pass, wife has 4 days left on a 10 day hopper/no expire. We just purchased a small re-sale DVC, so our stay is paid for. Will be Old Key West this time, but hope for AK lodge in 09. Only cost will be driving from Atlanta, food, and other goodies. We will have approximately $250 from a Disney Visa rewards, so I expect to spend about another $500 for 4 days/5 nights.

Now the next one may be a killer because we will need those tickets again. We usually make 2 1/2-3 trips on a 10 day pass.

02-15-2008, 05:57 PM
Booked via AAA:

6 nights at Pop in mid May
7 day tix + park hopper
DDP for 2 adults + 2 kids


then add:
1100 for plane tix
250 for shopping/tips
150 for limo to/from airport


2 years ago we spent that much for 7 nights:sad2:

Wonder how much more we'll have to shell out in coming years?!

02-15-2008, 06:05 PM
I tend to do very budget trips!

My last trip in December:

Airfare from Portland, Maine to Orlando, FL : (JetBlue Sale)

Six Nights at All Star Sports : (Using public disc code for 3 nights @ $59 + 3 nights @ $69)

Five Day PH Ticket:
$0 - it was a gift!

Room charges (which included most meals and drinks, tickets to Pleasure Island, adult beverages, pretty much everything I spent) :

Parking at Airport :

Gas & Tolls to Airport in Maine:

Cash Spent:

Total : $1210.45

Spending a few days near Christmas with Mickey = Priceless!


02-15-2008, 06:16 PM
My last trip was nearly free. I went with my mom and dd. My mom and dad paid for almost everything. :goodvibes

My next trip next AUgust will be just me and 2 of my dds. We are staying at ASMO and with room and tickets it comes to something like 1022..that is with Hoppers. Staying 5 days, tickets for 4 days.

Airfare right now, for all 3 of us is looking to be around 800 on Southwest. I haven't booked yet, waiting a little bit to see if i goes down a bit.

Not sure what I will bring for spending money yet, not too much since my kids eat like birds and I only buy them one or 2 souvenirs each.

The last family trip we took, 1.5 years ago, I saved all my receipts. We stayed at POR Riverside, got awesome flight prices and budgeted our food spending. We spent a total of about 3,000 for 5 days.

02-15-2008, 06:35 PM
Trying my darndest to keep it under $3K.
Unlike the other two trips ENTIRE trip will be paid for in advance.
We're not doing the Disney Debt thing anymore--hurray :)

2 adults 2 kids (under 10) for 6 days of tickets and 6 nights

$67 1 night at POP w/ 40% discoumt
$2365 5 nights at FW Cabins w/ 40% discoumt & MYW plus Dining for 6 days
$180 PPP
$260 Golfcart

We're not going to talk about souvies :)
I've got about $200 in Disney Visa rewards; it'll go to that.

We're about $2875....
Since we're driving to GA and visiting folks anyways I'm not going to count gas and hotel.

Disney Spaz
02-15-2008, 06:46 PM
Here goes
4 nights at ASMo then 9 nights POFQ = 13 nights total over easter
2 Adults 1 junior 1 toddler

Park Tickets - FREE AP holders
Meals - $1500 We are counter service people with only 2 ADR's CP & LeCelliar
Travel - $700 Driving from PA budgeting gas at $4 a gallon AAAAHHHHH
Souveniors - $500 ($125 each)

Total $5457

SSSHHH Don't tell my DH he would freak ;)

02-15-2008, 07:31 PM
Booked through my TA in NJ

JoAnnPan & DopeyNat (sister spring trip, 2 adults)

Package includes:

Roundtrip Airfare from Nwk to Mco :faint:
5 nights standard room Port Orleans Riverside ::yes::
6 day park hopper passes :thumbsup2
1 night MK PPP party princess: pirate:
No dining plan this time :hyper2:

Total $1095.00 per person :ssst:

02-15-2008, 07:41 PM
4 nights AKV studio on rented points

2Adult/2Child 5Day base tix


RT Airfare for 5 on SWA from Nashville


I have a 2 year old that is still a freebie(except on airlines)

Total $2437

Hey dawgdad that's 10 trips to your one for me! But your awesome to take the whole crew like that. Could I stow away, would you really notice one more?

02-15-2008, 07:42 PM
Last Trip Xmas 2007
$700 Condo 7 Nights
$270 SUV for 8 days
$600 Food
$400 Souvenirs (Actually $1000 - $600 b-day cash and xmas cash gifts)
$0 Tickets 2 adult and 2 kids 6 days Christmas Gift
$2130 Flights
$100 Parking @ airport
$4200.00 This was a cheap one due to all the gifts

May 2007 was $6500 but that was for two weeks and included 10 day water park & more passes, house with pool, and Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Now planning for Xmas 2008 will have to see how much $$$?

Bot ohhhh all the memories.... soooooooooooooooo worth it!!!!!!!:wizard: :wizard:

02-15-2008, 09:41 PM
Wow, after seeing some of the airfares posted here it makes me glad that my dad had frequent flyer miles to cash in. He got 4 round trip first class tickets from Albuquerque to Orlando and still has miles left over.

02-16-2008, 05:12 AM
My trip costs are all over the place.

Last trip was NYE 2006-2007 at the Contemporary for 6 Days
Room & Tickets was $3,400
Meals & Entertainment was $1200 (there were 4 of us, that was my share)
Airfare was $275
Total $4,875

Next Trip is this April at the Wilderness Lodge for 4 days
Room is free -- my favorite brother is a DVC member
Airfare is $325
Annual Pass is $480
Meals & Entertainment is budgeted at $800 (I'll have some relatives to entertain)
Total $1,605

Trip after that is this coming NYE at the Boardwalk Inn for 7 days -- too soon to tell what that one will cost.

02-16-2008, 07:38 AM
This is our most expensive trip yet. We have never stayed Deluxe before.

9 nights/10 days: Me, DH and DD (age 12 so she counts as an adult)
Wilderness Lodge, Bunk Beds, Woods View
7 day Park Hopper with Plus Option (water parks, etc.)
Disney Dining Plan


I expect us to spend $1,000 to $1,500 more in our of pocket dining, pictures, souvies, resort mugs, stingray rental, etc.

But the entire trip is paid in cash as well as the extra money for extras. So we don't come home with credit card debt.

02-16-2008, 07:46 AM

02-16-2008, 07:47 AM
Our upcoming trip in May/June
Me, DH, DS16 and DD12 - staying at AKV and OKW
Room - $0 - DVC points:cool1:
Passes $0 - APs from last year :thumbsup2
Gas $340 (did same drive last fall for short trip)
Food $250 - usual grocery bill for our villa plus one meal out at Boma
One night stay on the way down $80 - going home -free rewards night

Total for 2 week trip - $670 :banana:

02-16-2008, 08:01 AM
Here goes:
4 airline tickets $1,040 Milwaukee to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale-Milwaukee
Beach Club 2 nites $120 & $230-last weekend for Food and Wine at Epcot
AKL 2 nites @ $165 plus tax=$365.
POR 2 nites @ $99 plus tax=222.76
Tickets, 2 6 day base $217x2=$434

I have all this portion paid off for next Nov.

2 airline tickets are for my sons coming down at the end of our stay.

I have to pay for 4 Nascar tickets yet.
3 more nites of lodging near Homestead-Key West Florida
Rental Car
Not to big on Souvineers

I have over $200 to cash out on Sunshinesavers, hoping to get it up to $500.
$100 on Disney Rewards

Hopefully I'll try to keep it under $5,000. Nascar tickets will probably be $200 a piece.

We only go on vacation every other year.

02-16-2008, 08:02 AM
This is why we bought DVC we went every year or two. It just made sense our 10 day trip with airfare will cost around 1200 meals and all.

02-16-2008, 08:36 AM
Well we were just there, so I will go with those prices:

3 Adults - me, dh, dmom
2 kids - both under 3! :)

We stayed at the SSR in a studio with rented points for 7 nights for $880
Our park tickets were: $850
Then dh & I udgraded ours to APs - $386/person
3 P&PP tickets: $141
DDP: $798
Gas Money: $350 (we drove from PA)
Spending Money - included tips and extra meals, as well as some things for the kids. We probably won't ever spend this much again since we bought special items this time that we won't need to buy again: ~$1000

Total: $4405

BUT we added on two nights at the CBR before hand and we stayed an extra night at the WL. This accounts for some of the spending money (food, etc)
Those three extra nights were about $500 (got AP discount at the Lodge) so that puts the grand total at ~ $4905!!!

Holy cow!!! Now we got the APs which is going to be a huge savings in the fall. We are renting points again for that trip so that one will be about $2000 for the room - 10 nights and then the dining plan will be $1500 (paying for my dmom and ddad), $350 in gas, and about $500 in spending...total for the fall trip (and these are all guesses) - $2550. If I buy them tickets as well then we are looking at another $270 about pp $3090. And then if we go to MNSSHP it will be about $43 pp - $172.....bringing the grand total to $3262

My dh is self employed so we don't have vacation time so we also have to save up for that....but I won't even go there!! LOL :)

02-16-2008, 08:37 AM
This is why we bought DVC we went every year or two. It just made sense our 10 day trip with airfare will cost around 1200 meals and all.

And as you can see by my prices that is why I am soooo hoping that we can join this fall. Just hoping that everything else falls into place so we can pull it off! :)

02-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Me and DH for Sept.
POR for 6 nights + 5 day park hopper + DDP + insurance = 2,259.60
Car rental for 10 days (DH hates to fly) = 282.84
Gas for car = 120.00 (est.)
Hotel at halfway point going and coming = 118.26
Tips = 80.00 (est.)
Spending money = 500.00
Total = 3,360.70

This doesn't include the snacks and drinks we'll be taking. I have saved for 24 months to do this trip so that it wouldn't be a financial drain all at once. I am a convenience person instead of a bargain hunter.

02-17-2008, 09:48 PM
hotel for six nites:$684
disney tickets for two for four days:$450
universal tickets for two for one day:$190
$400 just for whatever.
total: $2324
I'm taking $2,800, so I should be in good shape.

02-17-2008, 10:50 PM
2 adults + 1 toddler (22 months)
6 nights at Beach Club Villas (we're not DVC members, but rented from DVC member found on DIS board) = $1050
6 day ticket = $434
P&PP tickets = $93.62
Flights = free (airline awards)
Total = $1577.62

Quite a bargain if you ask me!

02-17-2008, 11:00 PM
7 day disney western cruise with excursions in interior cabin
including transfers and tax=
1 day at pop century pre cruise=
10 day at POR with King bed
10 day park hopper with WPF&M
Dining plan=
Flight from central maniotba canada with mastercard points=
Souvenirs, tips, etc Budget=
Grand total=

Once in a lifetime 18 day Disney Honeymoon= priceless!!:woohoo:

02-18-2008, 08:47 AM
2 adults + 1 toddler (22 months)
6 nights at Beach Club Villas (we're not DVC members, but rented from DVC member found on DIS board) = $1050
6 day ticket = $434
P&PP tickets = $93.62
Flights = free (airline awards)
Total = $1577.62

Quite a bargain if you ask me!

Are you planning on eating? Or buying any souvenirs? ;) Don't forget to add in $$$ for those- it will add to your "bottom line" considerably.

02-18-2008, 09:52 AM
If I don't make any changes, our next trip is as follows:

2 adults, 2 children (age 6 and age 4)
Five nights at Caribbean Beach Resort, DDP for those five nights
Two nights at Contemporary, MK view
Seven day Park-hopper passes

$3,540 total ($1300 paid already)

02-18-2008, 10:02 AM
AS of this moment

Lodging -

8 days november 30th-december 7th
Wilderness lodge woods view bunk beds.
After AAA discount - 1576.46

**May** Tack a two days on a POP
During 'holiday season 11-28-11-30
AAA discount 98.10 *2 = 196.20

Havent bought tickets but I priced
rack rate 825.00 for 2 adults 2 kids - 10 day base ticket
That is without AAA discount, so I need to figure that out.

Food DDP 10 days 95.96 per day = 95.96*10 = 959.60
(two adults 37.99 per day 2 kids 9.99 per day )

Airfare is the wildcard. We plan to use Jetblue..but I cant price november yet!

02-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Typically, our last two WDW trips cost us on average about $3400.