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Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Dine on a Moderate Budget at Disney World

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If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World you likely have questions about how far your vacation dollars will go.  This article is all about helping guests vacationing on a moderate Disney vacation budget make choices on dining, lodging and activities during vacation. You will leave this article ready to plunge into vacation planning and book your trip to the happiest place on earth!

Moderate - The Disney Definition

First things first, it’s important to know what moderate means in Disney vacation context. We suggest you begin by taking a look around the Disney website to check out prices and amenities at all resort types, (Deluxe, Moderate and Value) browse restaurant menus and price park tickets.

Depending on where you are used to vacationing and your normal living costs a Disney vacation may seem more expensive or more reasonable than you expected.  Either way, a good starting point for vacation planning is understanding what things cost at Walt Disney World so you can understand if your idea of a moderate vacation budget lines up with Disney’s moderate vacation budget.

Vacation Length

Disney Tickets

Families working with a moderate vacation budget can use those spare dollars to buy a few extra days at Walt Disney World. Consider purchasing a five-day park hopper ticket so you have plenty of time to split between parks, Disney Springs, your resort and the other fun spots on the property.

Where to Stay

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Do not miss an opportunity to stay on the Disney property at a Walt Disney World Resort. Have your pick from one of the five moderate resorts on the property. Each resort has special touches that make it the right choice for families. When choosing a resort consider proximity to your favorite parks, the types of Disney transportation it offers, any special eateries you want to visit at resorts, pool and resort amenities and theming preferences.

Caribbean Beach Resort

Caribbean Beach Resort may be a no-brainer for families full of Pirates of the Caribbean fans. For folks looking to frequent Disney Springs often, the convenience of ferries that run to Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside make those resorts obvious choices. Costs depend on the time of year you are visiting but, moderate resorts generally run around two hundred fifty dollars a night. We have a tie for our favorite moderate resort- we cannot choose between Port Orleans French Quarter and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort.



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