15 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Disney World

4. Cost

A trip to Disney World is NOT cheap!  I have found that my family spends roughly $200 per person, per day.  That includes everything, from air to tickets to hotel to food to souvenirs.  On the other hand, what you get for your money is a top-notch product.  Disney gives you great “bang for your buck”.

5. Packages

If you call Disney directly to book your trip, they will try to sell you a package, consisting of hotel, tickets, dining and more.  If you’re looking for convenience, consider a package.  But, be aware you might save money by taking an a la carte approach.  Do the math.

6. Tickets

Thinking you want to do all the theme parks, both waterparks, golf, etc., in a week-long trip?  Disney will gladly sell you a ticket for that.  Trust me though; you’ll be worn out by day 2.  Be honest with yourself.  Won’t you get more out of a little than by running your family ragged for a week?  *Bonus tip: Take time to enjoy your Disney resort hotel and even other Disney resorts.

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