Hi My Favorite Finds readers! Rachel from Architecture of a Mom here.
you’re going to enjoy it!
family? I recently went to Walt Disney World with my family and my sister’s
family. Planning for Disney for 10 people is no joke…especially when 6 of them
are under 10. Here are some ideas to help you create the perfect trip!
There are so many ways to do your trip. Only you can make
the decisions that are right for your family! Regardless, there are many ways
to make your money go further in your trip to Disney World. Here are a few ways
to save money before you go to Disney:
- Plan a couple of meals to be eaten where you are staying. It may be a crockpot meal, or it may be peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fruit. It will save you some serious dough, and everyone will be well rested by having an evening away from the crowds. Oh, and pack some snacks!
- Research what will work for you as far as accommodations. We stayed off property. VRBO is a great resource for finding a house or condo. Trust me, Orlando is overbuilt–you can find something cheaper than staying on property, even with dining deals. I know there is travel time to consider, but only you can decide if the convenience is worth not having space to spread out.
- Hit the consignment stores, sales, and thrift shops. I didn’t have to do any extra shopping for my girls because I knew we were going to Disney before I hit the seasonal sales.I seriously could dress my eldest in disney tees for 2 weeks now, I think. But that’s ok, because those are some of her favorite shirts, and her sisters will be in that size very soon!
that, we made a plain Mickey silhouette shirt for each person that went. Yep,
we were all matchy-matchy in the Magic Kingdom, which was great, since it was
so easy to lose people there!
kids with their initials on them using adhesive vinyl and dollar store bottles.
Super simple, but the kids loved it!
- Make a countdown: We made a Cinderella Countdown. If you have a house full of
boys, maybe a Lightning McQueen countdown is more appropriate. Or Mickey, or…well, the possibilities are pretty much endless!
hit. They love anything to do with Minnie.
World, remember one important thing: have fun!! Don’t let anything get you down—it’s
the happiest place on earth! Things won’t go as planned, but it will still be a trip that your whole family will talk about for years to come!