In 1998, my mother, myself and my two teenage daughters took a 14 night vacation to Disney. We had a beautiful room at the CBR. The girls had been to Disney twice before but this was the first time for my mother and myself. I knew nothing about Disney except what the girls and my friends told me. (Of course I am hooked on Disney now! I can't get enough! It only took one hug from Mickey!) Sadly, we did not have any money in our budget for souveniers.
But - we found the food court! We ate breakfasts consisting of cereal, juice and bagels, in our room, and we ate most dinners at the food court. We had so much money left over from our food budget that we all came home with some lovely souveniers.
You can budget very little for souveniers and come home with some great souveniers or you can make the sky the limit! Our next trip is in 2003 and we are now saving all of our change for souveniers. What ever we have will be our budget. I imagine that we won't spend half of it on souveniers. Being in Disney with Mickey and the magic is all we need! Well, maybe a Tee shirt too!
[This message was edited by Saffron on 04-22-01 at 09:42 AM.]