A Disney World Vacation on a Budget: How Much Does It Cost?

Trying to plan the cost of a Disney World Vacation with a party of 10 was no easy task.

We got a Southwest Airlines credit card with an 80,000-mile point bonus in anticipation of this trip.


If we didn’t have points, the tickets would have cost our family about $1,600 from St. Louis to Orlando.

The total price for five nights at Pop Century and three days of park tickets for four people was $2,973.

Hotel and Park Ticket

We did pay $42 for airport parking back home and tipped the bus driver to and from the airport $5 each way for helping with bags.

Other Transportation

We ended up using four reservations and otherwise ate at the food court, snacked at the park, or ate in our hotel room. TOTAL COST: $1,101

Food and Drink

There were a few miscellaneous costs but not as many as I expected. TOTAL COST: $335

Miscellaneous Costs

- Use a Disney travel agent. - Fast Pass for rides is no longer an option. - Magic Bands are well worth the cost.

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