Whats the least amount you have ever paid for an entire WDW trip?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Solomonsmom81, May 23, 2008.

  1. Solomonsmom81

    Solomonsmom81 P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

    Feb 27, 2008
    Just curious of what people can get away with spending on a WDW trip I understand all will be different because of how many family members have gone or where you are traveling from, I have only been to WDW once and that was when i was 10 so didnt pay for the trip lol. Now i have a family of 4 me, DH, and 2 DS's we are from MI and probably wont go for another year or 2 but still curious of what some of you have gotten away with paying for some of your trips!!!:thumbsup2 If you can try to mention what the trip consisted of thanks!!!popcorn::
  2. horseshowmom

    horseshowmom DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2000
    Dec, 2006 - I paid $300 for a week at Cypress Pointe Grande Villas for a 2BR/2BA (bought off ebay). The tickets for Disney were buy 4 days get 3 free (they were around $160 each for 4 of us). We drove (about 700 miles one way) so we didn't have plane tickets or car rental. We ate in some and out some (can't say for sure how much that came out to).
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  4. lmillercrew

    lmillercrew DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    The least amount of money our family of 5 spent was back in 2000. We stayed off property, had a two day park ticket to magic kingdom, one day at River Country, rental car, airfare, a day trip to the beach, and food. Total for the trip was no more than $2000. My husband was in law school, I was working for the county and my grandmother had died and my parents gave me$2000 from the sale of her home. That's it, that's all we had. The kids had fun and I don't think they knew any different. Now, the last time we went, we spent approx $4500. That's staying on-site, in mod resort, airfare, spending, food, 5 day hopper passes and one day at Typhoon Lagoon. We fly out of Detroit, so we usually get great airfare. We only eat out once a day when at the parks and I pack a lot of snacks, bread, pb & j, and we make do. Our next trip I hope to spend 10 days down there. We were there 7 nights, 8 days last visit.
    Anyone else?
  5. Priorityonecb

    Priorityonecb DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2005
    I won't tell you the *most we've spent....it was a lot!

    The least we've spent is $550 for a 3 day weekend for Christmas 2007. We had the BEST time!!

    Oh, family of four...driving from North Carolina.
  6. dismom9761

    dismom9761 DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2005
    I can't say the exact amt but I took my girls a few years ago.We split a value room with my mom and had free dining.My youngest was under three, so I only had to buy tickets for me and my older DD.We drive(only 7 hrs) and stayed five days.

    My other trips were more expensive, though all but once we had free dining.When I take all four kids the tickets are my biggest expense after room.I am lucky that one of my kids always room with another family member so I only have to get one room instead of two.
  7. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

    Mar 27, 2007
    I went for a 3-day weekend 2 years ago in Oct for the F&W Fest, stayed at a Rodeway Inn for $25+ taxes a night and we bought the FL Resident 3-day Tix for $125 and then food and drinks. Total=$400

    And we still had a day of tickets left for out next trip.
  8. Parkhopper

    Parkhopper Disney Collector

    Dec 16, 1999
    Our cheapest was VERY cheap. It was a September trip in 2007 and we flew Southwest Airways to get there $49 each. We flew home on September 11th and our flight was only $35 each!! We stay at our DVC (long ago paid in full) and we both have Annual Passes.

  9. global_mom

    global_mom DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2007
    Our cheapest was right after 911. We stayed at ASMo for $49 a night. Total trip for 4 people, for 4 nights, including food, gas, tix and lodging was about $1200.
  10. T. Lynn

    T. Lynn ...livin' and learnin' - simplified my life :-)

    Feb 20, 2006
    We went in 2003 for 2 weeks and spent about $500 total (if that).

    We stayed offsite, split the rental with family (about 10 of us & my grandmother paid for most of it), and got tickets from my dad & mom for Christmas.
  11. tinkerjess

    tinkerjess Mouseketeer

    Feb 20, 2008
    we are a family of four. 2 kids are 3 and 9. we are going the third week in dec staying a sun -friday at a value resort and have 6 day park hopper passes and also on the dining plan and we paid $1,889.60 we are driving also. im not sure if this was a good deal ,but it seemed like it was to me and it was in our budget!!! this will be our first trip also:banana:
  12. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2001
    Probably $1500 for the three of us, for 10 days. We stayed at ASMo and got free plane tickets through the Wendy/AirTran promo.
  13. DisFlan

    DisFlan DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2003
    It was back in 1977 when the Poly was something like $50 or $60 a night and tickets weren't much - there was only the MK and they still had books of E ride tickets, D ride tickets etc that you bought separately. We drove and Disney food was super cheap. And gas was like $.75 a gallon. I'm sure the whole 5 day stay was somewhere around $700 (probably less) for a first class stay - because we couldn't have afforded more than that - and $700 was a LOT back then.

    We could now easily figure $1000 a DAY - that's why we joined DVC.

  14. cancer_survivor_06

    cancer_survivor_06 DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2006
    Aug 2006~ 2A1C 8N9D 7day park hopper w/ free dining 1513.

    Feb 2008~ 2A1C 6N7D 5day park w/ dining 1673.

    we drive down and both trips were under two hundred round trip in gas.

    These prices do not include the cost of souvies obviously which can run anywhere between 300 and 1000. These prices include our trips to BBB, costumes, photopass cd's, restaurant photos, party tickets, resort mugs, specialty drinks, candy (once we spent 100 dollars on jelly beans), shirts, ears, hats, sunglasses, towels, doll costumes etc.
  15. winniethepoohsmom

    winniethepoohsmom DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2006
    In 2005 we took a trip to disney for $2000 that included 5 nights at the Pop, free dining, 3 day myw tickets, plane tickets from NJ I believe they were $140roundtrip, parking our car at the airport (offsite) a car rental for 6 days, a trip to the store for breakfast stuff and water. We are a family of 4, my boys are considered adults for the park tickets. Linda :)
  16. ehstrojette

    ehstrojette Mouseketeer

    Apr 15, 2006
    so far with out leaving we have spent for a family of 5

    717 villa rental
    1012- 6 day basic tickets for 5

    we figure about 500 for gas (700 miles each way)


    120 chef mickeys and tip


    i figure all said and done we will spend about 3000
  17. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

    Apr 22, 2003
    Definitely early December of 2004. I got rooms at POFQ with an email pin code for $75 a night, I lucked out and got airfare at $120 RT and I found these awesome tickets called a Sun Pass that included 6 days with park hopping, water parks and a coupon good for one character breakfast for like $300 for the adult ticket. There were 10 of us on that trip, we had 3 rooms at POFQ for 6 nights and I got away with about $5,300 for the airfare, room and tickets!
  18. extremesoccermom

    extremesoccermom DIS Veteran

    Oct 7, 2002
    We got very lucky and all the stars fell in place Christmas time 04. We had purchased AP when we went in June to AKL because we were planning on another trip the next spring. We recieved word through some of the many disney sites I belong to about the AP discount for Dec. that were really good. We got a mod room for only $57.00 a night. I went a head and booked the room only and started watching airfare but really fiqured we would need to cancel. When we got a DING fare for $34.00 @ way I knew we were supposed to go. We were in WDW for Christmas!!! We actually flew down Christmas Day and returned Jan 3 so that DS could spend his birthday Jan 2 there also. I packed all kinds of breakfast and snacky type foods and back then we were able to carry alot of it on so I wouldn't get crushed. We only at counter service maybe one or two sit down meals.
    Since we didn't have to pay for tickets we did a family of 4 vacation for under $1000.00 including air, room and food.
  19. Taja

    Taja DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2003
    On a per person basis, probably free dining in October 2006. Technically, September 2006, but we arrived 09/30/06 (last check in date) for ten nights. I think rack rate for a room at Pop Century was $69 per night--say $78 with taxes). We had one SWA RR roundtrip between us, and paid for the least expensive ticket (mine) OOP. That was about $160 or so. Hopper tickets--$250 each?? MNSSHP was about $40 each, plus a Grand Gatherings Wishes Cruise $40 each with tip. Rental car with two drivers and fuel about $130. Additional stuff (drinks, etc. beyond dining plan) about $30 each. That's a tad under $900 per person for 10 nights.

    The second least expensive probably was the FTP in August 2003. We stayed at YC Club Level, but used SWA RR for our flights, had a terrific discount for the rental car (around $60 for 8 days with two drivers) and didn't spend a ton on food, as we used the Concierge Lounge for breakfast and snacks. Seven nights was $1500 per person. That included 7-day ultimate tickets--or whatever they were called. Included DQ, PI and waterparks.
  20. SnowWhite607

    SnowWhite607 DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Love your photo Mandy! My parents live in Picayune also! And I can relate to the $10 worth of jellybeans! LOL!:lmao:
  21. brymolmom

    brymolmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 8, 2005
    We spent about $2000 total back in 2006 for free dining, 7 nights at POP, 7 day non-hopping tickets, and airfare to/from Roch, NY - that was for 2 adults and 2 kids - included everything - all spending $$.

    Last year we spent about $2500 for 8 nights OKW (free upgrade from Value), free dining, 8 day non-hopping tickets, airfare from Buffalo and all spending money.

    I consider most trips to be a pretty reasonable priced vacation for a family of 4.

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