5. Souvenir Shopping
Shopping is one of the easiest ways to go over budget on a Walt Disney World vacation. Picking up “a little something” here and there can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars by the end of your trip. It’s especially easy if you are charging things on your Magic Band, which doesn’t always seem like spending real money. Many families budget for souvenirs by getting each family member a Disney gift card for their souvenir budget. When the gift card runs out, the shopping is done. And some families “pre-shop” at home for less expensive Disney items at their local department store or Disney store, then hand them out on vacation.