Creative Ways to Budget for Your Disney Vacation
So you want to take a Disney vacation, but you don’t want to break the bank. This is absolutely possible if you’re willing to do a little bit of pre-planning and budgeting ahead of time.
Disney vacations are full of memories, magic, and wonder! While Disney tries to keep travel prices affordable, an all-inclusive Disney vacation is something you need to budget for.
It’s also good to keep in mind that the further out you book your vacation, the longer you have to save money. Plus, when it comes to Disney, booking ahead and locking in rates can be cheaper than waiting for a promotion.
Budget Plan 1
There are 12 months in a year and you get paid twice a month. This means that you can either save $250 per paycheck or save $500 per month. This savings plan will save you $6,000 in 12 months. If you have a longer time to save that’s great. Start saving sooner and you’ll extra money for food, flights, and souvenirs.
Budget Plan 2
Maybe you want to start small. Start by saving $5 a week and adding $5 to it each week. For example, you would save $5 in week one, $10 in week two, $15 in week three, and $20 in week four. By the time you get to week 52, you will have saved $6890. Way to go you!
Budget Plan 3
Let’s say you have 18 months to save. If you save $200 per paycheck or $400 per month, you’ll have $7200 to spend on your Disney vacation. Maybe you don’t need that much. If you save $150 per paycheck, of $300 per month, you’ll have $5400 saved in 18 months.
So What Can All That Money Get You?
Using these budget plans, we’ve saved anywhere from $5400 to $7200. With a budget like that, you can take a variety of Disney vacations. I priced out a few examples for you to get an idea.
Disney World: a week-long stay during Spring 2022 for a family of 4, with park tickets, starts at $3500 depending on where you want to stay.
Disney World: a week-long stay during Summer 2022 for a family of 5, with park tickets, starts at $4200.
Disneyland: This Summer you can spend a week at a Disneyland resort for around $5000 for a family of 4, including park tickets. Disneyland Good Neighbor resort packages start at $2900 depending on family size and hotel rating.
Disney Cruise: All-inclusive sailings for Summer 2022 start as low as $3500 for a family of 4. Obviously, prices increase with different room categories, destinations, and length of cruise, but if you start saving now, you’ll be set.
Lastly, it’s important to note that using a Disney Authorized Vacation Planner, like myself and all the agents at MickeyTravels, can save you money and time. We will work with you and your budget and help you get the most out of every penny.