How to Plan the Best Disney Vacation for Your Budget

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Disney World is a place that should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their budget. We’ve put together a list of options for those with the money to spend and those who have to count every dollar. Read on to learn all about it and plan the best Disney World vacation for your budget.

How to plan the best Disney World vacation for your budget

The best Disney World vacations for your budget

Disney World options to splurge


Feel like you’re staying in the South Pacific at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This feeling begins at check-in when the staff places a floral necklace around your neck. Island decor is everywhere, from the decor to the landscaping and the cuisine on offer. For guests who like plenty of space, the resort offers overwater bungalows with plenty of warm touches such as kitchens and private bedrooms. This resort is the closet to the Magic Kingdom, which is only a short walk or monorail ride away.

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is located in a secluded area right in the middle of Walt Disney World. The resort has many amenities, including a spa, golf course, water park, and tennis and golf courses. For children, the resort offers breakfast with Goofy and his friends twice a week. Dining options include spectacular Italian dishes at Ravello, and an artisanal milkshake at Lickty Split. The resort also offers luxury coach transportation to all Disney theme parks as part of your stay.

Dining options

The Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom is a great place to stop for a cocktail and a quick bite. The menu consists of small plates such as churros and Tiffans bread service. Drinks highlights include Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale, brewed especially for Walt Disney World.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Magic Kingdom at Californian grills. The menu ranges from delicious steaks to sushi and a wide selection of seafood. The restaurant offers wines from California vineyards, as well as a wide selection of whiskey and bourbon. Reservations are strongly recommended for California Grill.

Park tickets

The Park Hopper Plus Ticket allows guests to jump between all of the Disney theme parks each day of your visit. This ticket also includes access to other activities, including golf and water parks, and much more.


Get inside information about Disney on a private VIP tour. Your guide can help you customize your experience to plan the perfect day. Transportation from your resort is included. Advance reservations are strongly recommended for this tour.

Disney World options for those on a tighter budget


Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a moderately priced resort with a Spanish, Mexican, and Southwestern twist. You can savor Spanish-inspired cuisine at the Toledo or have a delicious burger at Rix Sports Bar & Grill. This hotel has excellent amenities including a water slide, 24-hour fitness center, hot tub, cafe and comfortable lounges.

Guests can indulge in nostalgia at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Each room is decorated with a 1950s-1990s theme. This resort is packed with amenities including a gift shop, dining room and arcade, and more. The Pop Century Resort is also conveniently located via the Disney skyliner at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Dining options

TO Oga’s canteen, guests can experience a real Star Wars experience. In this canteen, located at Star Wars: Edge of the Galaxy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a droid named DJ R-3X plays music that will get you moving. Drinks on the menu include a classic Star Wars theme such as Jedi Spirit Tower and Carbon gel. Due to limited capacity, reservations are strongly recommended.

While at Animal Kingdom, stop by Satu’li Canteen, a restaurant based on the 2009 hit movie Avatar. Guests can indulge themselves with a Garlic and Chili Shrimp Bowl or one Sangria Dreamwalker before returning to the park.

Park tickets

The standard theme park ticket allows guests access to one Disney theme park per day. This allows the cost per day to drop as the number of days on your ticket increases. This option really allows customers to make the most of every park they enter each day. When you visit a park per day, you can ride your favorite attractions as many times as you want, slow down, and look for hidden gems in each park.


At Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, photoshoots of your theme park visit are available through Disney’s Capture Your Moment service. A Disney PhotoPass photographer will capture you and your loved ones having your best Disney experience. You will be able to cherish the memories of your Disney vacation for many years to come.


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