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8 Experiences at Disney World That May Bust Your Budget

Disney Weddings

5. Dinner at Victoria & Albert’s - $185 to $250

Date night can be spectacular at Disney World when you dine at Victoria & Albert’s. This 5-star restaurant inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort offers such items as Kobi-style beef, elk tenderloin and seared duck. For dessert, try the Chai Tea ice cream. The menu changes from time to time, but you can be assured an amazing meal, no matter when you visit. A 7-course experience costs $185 per person, and a 10-course experience costs $235 per person. You can book Queen Victoria’s Room, which will cost you $235 per person, and if you’re willing to splurge even more, you can book the Chef’s Table and engage with the chefs and staff as they prepare your meal. The cost for this experience is $250 per person. No matter which experience you book, you’ll enjoy the ambience and elegance of Victoria & Albert’s. This beautiful restaurant is the perfect place for anniversaries, birthdays and maybe even that proposal you’ve been planning for a while now.

6. Dolphins in Depth at EPCOT - $199

This amazing experience lasts three hours and takes place at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion at EPCOT. You’ll enjoy visiting with dolphin trainers at Disney World, participating in a research session with marine mammal specialists and even enjoy 30 minutes in waist-deep water with dolphins. If you choose to get into the water with the dolphins, you’ll want to bring a swimsuit with you. Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the tour. To book this experience, call (407) WDW-TOUR.

7. Disney World Platinum Annual Passes – around $1,000, depending on age

If you love Disney World and want the luxury of unlimited days in the parks with no blockout dates, a 20% discount on most merchandise purchases in the parks, free parking and discounts at some of your favorite Disney World restaurants, then the Platinum Annual Pass might be just the luxury splurge for you! (And it’s hardly a splurge since the discounts pay for the pass if you frequent the parks.) The cost is $904 for kids, ages 3 – 9, and $1,010 for adults, ages 10 and up, including tax. Note: these are prices for non-Florida resident Platinum passes only.

8. Saying “I Do” at Disney World - $5,000 to $50,000+

Getting married at Disney World is probably the most costly experience you can have at the resort. Imagine getting married with Cinderella Castle in the background! Custom weddings are created for Guests based on what they want as part of their wedding ceremony and festivities. If you’d like Mickey and Minnie to join you, they’ll be happy to do so for around $1,800. Would you like to arrive at your wedding via Cinderella’s Coach? You can a fee of $3,000. The cost for food and beverages at a Disney wedding is $125 per person. Your specific wedding costs will depend on where in the Walt Disney World Resort you will exchange vows and what you want to experience as part of your big day. Minimum cost for a Disney wedding with no extras and no food is about $5,000. If you want to book Magic Kingdom for the evening and invite 200 guests to witness your grand Coach entrance while Mickey and Minnie look on, your cost will be in excess of $92,500. But maybe it’s worth it to say you were married at the most magical place on earth! At least we think so!

By Becky B.



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