Check out my budget--realistic?

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  1. Monarch121805

    Monarch121805 Earning My Ears

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    Heading to Disney 12/30/04-01/07/05, just 2 adults, my DH & I

    Tell me what you think of this budget & if it will work! Thanks!

    Disney Budget

    Hotel
    First Night Driving Down $50
    New YearÂ’s Eve All Star $142
    Shades of Green: 6 nights $432


    Gas
    780mi x 2 + 50 = 1610mi $150

    Entertainment
    4 Day Park Hopper $404
    New Years Eve Party $180
    Cirque De Soleil $181

    Priority Dining
    Hollywood & Vine $50
    Hoop-De-Do Dinner Show $100

    Meals
    General Meals $460
    Pre-Paid Meal Vouchers $191

    Shopping
    Souvenirs $100 per person = $200

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    Itinerary

    Dec 30th:
    Drive the majority of the way from VA to FL. Stay the night in a clean economical hotel along the way.

    Dec 31st:
    Drive the last couple of hours to FL. Check into All Star. DTD in the afternoon, maybe use a counter service meal voucher for lunch & go to Beaches & Cream. That night is the New Year's Eve Party at Pleasure Island. I'm not sure on the dress code?

    Jan 1:
    Check out of All Star & check into SOG (it was booked up for NYE). Explore hotel, maybe check out some other on site hotels. Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba that night at 6pm

    Jan 2:
    MGM
    Fantasmic Dinner Package at Hollywood & Vine

    Jan 3:
    Epcot
    Meal Voucher Lunch somewhere in the world showcase

    Jan 4:
    Magic Kingdom
    Cinderella breakfast w/ meal voucher
    Counter Service Meal voucher at Peco's Bills or Cosmic Rays

    Jan 5:
    Maybe take a day off from the parks, or maybe do Animal Kingdom
    Hoop-de-doo Dinner show at 7:15

    Jan 6:
    Maybe Animal Kingdom if we don't do it on Jan 5.
    Counter service meal voucher at Flame tree BBQ or Pizzafari whichever day we end up going.

    Jan 7:
    Drive home in one day.

    (It's a long way to drive about 12-14 hours and it will stress me out at the beginning of a vacation, but on the way home I'd just rather hurry up and get home)

    How much extra money should I estimate for 'mousellaneous' expenses?;) Also, I forgot to add in 'adult beverage' money for NYE!
     
  2. Amirah95

    Amirah95 I'm ALLLLLLMOST there!

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    Add $50 bucks to your gas budget. Put away $100 for the hotel stay on the way down because it is around the holidays. It looks like there will be only two of you so the rest of your budget looks good.

    Your itinerary looks good, but I would definitely do AK on Jan 6 because it looks like you'll be doing MGM, MK and Epcot consecutively so skip a day to relax and then do AK.
     
  3. GEM

    GEM Mommy to Paul - 1lb 7oz wonder

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    We never seem to be able to find a nice, clean hotel for less than about $70 when we're on the road.

    I would add some extra money for snacks, drinks, more souvenirs - but maybe you have more will power than me. :p

    Also, don't forget to put away a little cash for tips, tolls, etc.
     

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