Splurge or Budget at Walt Disney World® by Carol Kneece


I love to go to Walt Disney World® several times a year, and have annual passes for my family. Sometimes I have to budget our trips and but other times we can really splurge. My meaning of “splurge” is to stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort, purchase the Disney Dining Plan, buy Memory Maker for pictures, and then do something special. I do something special when we budget too. When I budget I stay off site, cook in the villa, and take my own pictures.

There are several different Disney Dining Plans available. We usually purchase the Deluxe Plan with one sit down meal, one counter service meal, a snack, and a refillable mug. When my son was under ten it was a great deal. The price for this plan is about $58 for adults and $18 for children. The children must eat off of the children’s menu if there is a menu. Several of the meals are a buffet. For updates on prices or more information call 407-939-3463. The key is to know where the best counter service meals are. I still love the character meals too. When I budget we only have a few meals at Walt Disney World® mostly lunch.


My something special would be Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a dinner show, a special tour, or maybe a private fireworks boat ride. There are many things to choose from. I still want to go parasailing! My son will not do it so maybe later on!


I am always planning the next trip with something different included. This is if I have to budget or splurge. This coming up trip we are going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Everyone asks if it is worth it? My opinion is yes! I love going trick or treating! I did not grow up, and I have been trick or treating since I was very young! When I try to trick or treat any where else they laugh at me. I also love the dance parties, the “Boo-to-You” Parade with the Headless Horseman and all of the Halloween floats. Also the lines to the rides are much shorter. You really have to plan what you want to do the time goes so very quickly. Before you know it, midnight has already struck 12 on the clock like when Cinderella went to the Ball!
It doesn’t matter if you are on a budget or splurging on a Walt Disney World trip, add something special to make cherished memories. That is what it is all about, fun and magic memories!

For more information on a Walt Disney Worldtrip call 407-934-7639 or visit online at www.WaltDisneyWorld.com