What else do I need to factor into my budget?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by KRFillion, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. KRFillion

    KRFillion Earning My Ears

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    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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  3. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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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).
     
  4. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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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?
     
  5. rebeccaariel

    rebeccaariel DIS Veteran

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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
     
  6. eastcarolinafan

    eastcarolinafan When I put on my Mickey ears I can hear Small Worl

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    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.:thumbsup2

    Sounds like you have a good plan. Just some exta cash and you're good to go.:moped:
     
  7. Belle83

    Belle83 DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  8. tbee407

    tbee407 Mouseketeer

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    Tips for mousekeeping and bell hops.
    Laundry money for washer/dryer
    Arcade games
    Resort cups
     
  9. PrincessMe

    PrincessMe Mouseketeer

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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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