Podcast Episode 145: Shannon’s May 2017 Trip Report

Everyone loves a trip report!  Join us this week as we listen in to another Dole Whipped vacation recap!  Lots of new experiences were had including the new Bon Voyage Breakfast as well as Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian resort!

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Podcast Episode 139: Jillian’s Spring Break Trip Report

Join us this week as Jillian fills is in on all the amazing things she did, saw, and ate on her most recent vacation to Walt Disney World!  With her group of 14, they ran into some challenges, but ultimately had a magical time!  Find out where they ate, what new experiences they had (there was a tour!), and how they ended up with an adults’ night out!

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What does $4000 get a family of 4 at Walt Disney World?

I really enjoyed this exercise on the podcast so if you missed it you can check it out here: https://dolewhipped.com/2015/03/16/podcast-episode-43-how-far-does-your-money-go-at-disney/

My budget was pretty great, you can take a fantastic vacation for this price. I have four options that all come in under budget. All are for a family of 2 adults, 2 children under 9. One other thing to note is that these prices are rack rate, so there is no promotion or discounts applied.

In the Deluxe category we have two choices!

6 night stay at Wilderness Lodge (standard view) with 7 day Park Hopper tickets for $3,984.76.

Photo via Disney.com

Photo via Disney.com

4 night stay at Beach Club Villas in a Deluxe Studio 5 day base park tickets, Disney Dining Plan and Memory Maker for $3,980.40.

Photo via Disney.com

Photo via Disney.com

For Moderates you have what is a pretty typical Disney vacation for many families. This is the kind of trip you might take every 3-4 years and really go all out.

6 nights at Port Orleans Riverside with 7 day Park Hopper and Disney Dining Plan at $3,944.20.

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I wanted to get a bit silly with the Value Resort and see how far I could take the extras while still getting a full week at the resort. I went with Pop Century as it is the most popular of the Values.

5 nights at Pop Century, Pool View, 6 day Park Hopper with Water Parks Fun and More, Deluxe Dining Plan for $3,985.44.

popcentury Of all these trips the one I would be most likely to take would be the Port Orleans Riverside stay, mostly because it is the longest but still has a great dining plan and park hoppers. The thing I learned most from this was that there really is something at Disney for every budget level and yes you can even go for a couple days and stay under $1,500.

Which of these options is most appealing to you?

What does $2500 get a family of 4 at Walt Disney World?

This is the second installment in our series of what your options are with different budget amounts at Disney.  As in the first post, this is a hypothetical family of 4: 2 adults, 2 children between the ages of 3 and 9.  These are rack prices, with no discounts, so you can see the top number for each category.  As always, if a discount is available, it’s a perfect opportunity to consider your upgrade options.  One of the Dole Whipped crew can help you decide what that is so feel free to fill out our Free Vacation Planning form and we’ll get back to you quickly!

Option 1:

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4 nights, 5 days at Disney’s Pop Century Resort in a preferred room (Value level)

5 day base tickets

Quick Service dining plan

Memory Maker photo package

$2491.60

Option 2:

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4 nights, 5 days at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside in a Royal Guest Room (Moderate level)

5 day base tickets

Memory Maker photo package

$2490.88

Option 3:

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3 nights, 4 days at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in a standard view room (Deluxe level)

4 day base tickets

Memory Maker photo package

$2389.82

Which option would you choose? What other budgets would you like to see us explore (and yes, there will be a “fantasy” budget to conclude this series, for fun!)?