In anticipation for this trip we ended up getting a Southwest Airlines credit card with a 80,000 mile point bonus. If we didn’t have points the tickets would have cost our family about $1,600 total from St. Louis to Orlando.
We decided to stay at Disney’s Pop Century resort. This property came highly recommended due to its location and kid-friendly set up. The total price for 5 nights at Pop Century and 3 days of park tickets for four people was $2,973.
One of the best reasons to stay on-property at Disney is all of the transportation options. Transportation does not typically have an additional charge when staying on a Disney property. And since we didn’t have to rent a car while there our cost was relatively low at $52.
The number of restaurant options are completely overwhelming at Disney. There are food choices everywhere. Inside the parks, at Disney Springs, and at hotels. In total we spent $1,101 on food and drinks.
There were a few miscellaneous costs but not as many as I would have expected. In advance, we purchased magic bands ($40) and the memory maker ($160). We also spent about $35 at the arcade and about $100 on souvenirs.
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