Yes, I am a Disney fanatic, and no I don’t feel bad. I love all things Disney and am thrilled to be planning our families next vacation slotted for October 2014. I’m excited… and slightly obsessed, but that’s ok…we do what makes us happy, right?
In October of 2014 we will be headed to Disney!
There will be six of us, Corey and I, Ben and William, and my inlaws Adeena and Richard!
So, the first thing that one needs to address when going to Disney is the ideal time of their vacation, and their budget. The cost of going to Disney fluxuates throughout the year. So it is important to know what you can afford and when you want to go.
October is low season, that is when prices are quite reasonable when staying on site. That (and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) is why we’ve decided that October would be the best time for us. We will likely be staying at a Value resort, that is unless a fantastic discount opens up that makes it reletivly close to the same costs for a moderate resort – within a few hundred dollars.
My first estimate of our total cost for going to Disney was $6000 – that included very pricy flights. I think it has been decided that we will most likely be driving to Disney, significantly reducing the cost. So though my original goal of $6000 will remain the same (I like having money for those just-in-case moments) and if we don’t quite make that mark,we will still be able to go.
So I dug out a mason jar and decorated it to make it special.
Then I scoured through the back to school clearance section and found this fantastic sparkly binder (it just screams pixie dust) which I will, over the next year, transform into my Disney planning binder.
I’ve ordered my free Disney Planning DVD (have you?)
Now it’s time to buckle down and start saving!
If you have always dreamed on taking a trip with your family to Disney, then I invite you to join me as I plan the magic and save the money. I’ll be posting a linky each and every Tuesday where you can share your own Disney Posts, savings goals, crafts and more!
375 days until Disney!