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Want to plan a family vacation on a very low income.

We are a family of 6 we have 4 girls age 7, 4, 2, and 7 months. We are trying to plan a vacation at least a year from now. We are not sure what would be a good idea for a vacation for kids the age our are or will be. I would like to know if anyone knows about how much it would be for a vacation at disney world would be for all of us at least a year from now. I hear a lot about different resorts and cruises. Would this be a good idea for us and what type of activities do they have at a resort on on a cruise.

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ILYNAA

Asked by ILYNAA at 1:49 PM on Jul. 29, 2012 in Travel

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  • We go every year for Halloween. Disney offers many package depending on your budget. Here is a link.


    DISNEY

    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 1:52 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • budget idea?


    1) don't fly. it'll suck most of your funds
    2) try to find a one stop shop kind of place resort-y perhaps with everything you need/want/desire on one property
    3) plan to stay someplace with a mini kitchen and hit the grocery store
    4) a cruise is not always good because all your passports would cost a MINT.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 1:52 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • My family of 3 is going to Walt Disney World in November and it was just over $2,000 at the cheaper resort (no bells and whistles). That doesn't include airfare or gas/wear & tear on car to get there. Tickets to the parks alone are pushing $100/person. I'm not sure if cruises are much cheaper, but if so, probably not by much.

    On a "very low income," I wouldn't even consider anything Disney at this point.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:54 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • Depending on where you live, you can drive to Disney. They have budget hotels that start at about $79/night. You may not have to pay for the 2 youngest kids. Flying anywhere will increase the cost of any vacation. Where do you live? Draw a circle around your house that would be about a 5 - 8 hour drive and do some research.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 2:34 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • You can rent a house or a condo down the Jersey shore for about $1500/week. Then you do your own cooking. The beach is right there.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 2:37 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • Disney is never going to happen for us. No matter what package it's out of our price range.

    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 2:39 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • We went to Disney World last November (during Thanksgiving). We stayed at Baymount Inn & Suites for $43 a night in the family suite. The family suite has a queen size bed and then a separate area with a set of bunkbeds and a twin size bed with their own tv. Your biggest expense will be the tickets themselves. The more days you go, the lower per day cost, it is. If you go for 3 days, your tickets for everyone will be a total of $1162.00. Cont...

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 2:40 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • Cont... However, if you go for 7 days, it will be $1386.00. Food is a bit expensive at the park but what we did was eat breakfast before hand and arrive at opening. It was too much of a hassle to go back to the car for lunch, so we did eat lunch in the park but we ordered a meal then shared. We would then leave at about 5 or 6 and get dinner somewhere. This worked out perfect for us.
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 2:41 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • If you go off season, it is much cheaper for Disney, and the temperatures are more tolerable as well.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 2:45 PM on Jul. 29, 2012

  • It won't be fun the littlest one probably not many rides to go on and you'll just be wasting money. Spend the week at a cabin near the beach - better for the little one and she'll enjoy it as well as the older ones.
    brieri

    Answer by brieri at 12:20 AM on Sep. 22, 2012

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