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Old 11-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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What else do I need to factor into my budget?

I need help finalizing my budget.

We are going to Florida for 2 weeks. 10 nights at WDW - onsite and 5 nights in Clearwater. We will have a rental car for the entire 14 days.

So far I have:
Flights - including taxi to and from home airport
Car Rental - including gas and insurance
Hotel / Tickets / Dining Plan - covered in the pkg cost
Breakfast money for 10 nights onsite at WDW
Photo Pass

Tickets to Discovery Cove / Sea World
Pictures from Sea World and Discovery cove

Hotel in Clearwater
Meals in Clearwater
Tours in Clearwater

Other items I should factor in...tips? spending money? What else am I missing?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Spending money

Gratuities - they are not included on the DP so you'll have to tip your server at any TS meals.

Unless you have Photopass + your ride pictures won't be included (in case you want them).
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Definitely tips if you will be doing any TS meals.

Will you be drinking any alcohol during your vacation?

Will you be buying any meals/snacks/beverages over and above the DDP?

Will you be buying any souvenirs during your vacation?

Do you have trip insurance?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Which dining plan do you have? If you have quick service or regular, it only covers two meals and a snack per day, so you may want to factor in money for a third meal
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by KRFillion View Post
I need help finalizing my budget.

We are going to Florida for 2 weeks. 10 nights at WDW - onsite and 5 nights in Clearwater. We will have a rental car for the entire 14 days.

So far I have:
Flights - including taxi to and from home airport
Car Rental - including gas and insurance
Hotel / Tickets / Dining Plan - covered in the pkg cost
Breakfast money for 10 nights onsite at WDW
Photo Pass

Tickets to Discovery Cove / Sea World
Pictures from Sea World and Discovery cove

Hotel in Clearwater
Meals in Clearwater
Tours in Clearwater

Other items I should factor in...tips? spending money? What else am I missing?
You're right, you do need to remember tip $. And spending money. There never seems to be enough. I try to figure about $50 extra per person per day, just to have enough. Everybody wants their Dole whips and turkey legs. Gotta have some Mickey ears. And I always, always, always like to buy a random Mickey balloon and surprise a little kid who doesn't have one.

Sounds like you have a good plan. Just some exta cash and you're good to go.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Not sure if this is an issue to/from Clearwater, but cash for toll booths. We go to Cocoa Beach/Kennedy and definitely need cash for that.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Tips for mousekeeping and bell hops.
Laundry money for washer/dryer
Arcade games
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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Pre-trip shopping! A week out from our trip, I seem to be always seeking out new things to fill out the packing list -- yesterday I bought new shoes, ponchos, sunblock, travel bottles, a spare memory card for the camera, and an extra battery pack from my iPhone.

Also consider extra expenses at home like pet sitting.
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