Who doesn’t like Disney theme parks? Millions of vacationers each year visit the “Happiest Place on Earth”, but can that joy turn to despair when you realize how much money you and your family has spent? On the heels of a big Disney celebration that just ended on August 16, 2015, travelers are always clamoring to get the best deals when going to Disney parks.
This year, Disneyland is celebrating their 60th year and undergoing a $1 billion face-lift, but Hipmunk, a travel search engine that helps travelers get the best deals, goes deeper and takes a look at what it really costs to visit Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Hipmunk really put some work in there with an infographic that looks at 2015 data for average flight prices to Anaheim and Orlando from the 30 most popular airports in the U.S. They also took into account the average prices for hotel stays in Anaheim and Lake Buena Vista, which is where Disney World is actually located. They also went in and looked at average prices for Disney Resort Hotels, along with food and drink prices of Tiki Juice Bar classics and maybe even Dole Pineapple Whip.
Hipmunk did more work than just a fancy infographic on this topic, they took to social media and Twitter in particular to ask actual people how much they spend on a Disney Vacation.
The answers were all over the place and entertaining to read.
Per @SterlingTraveler -Disneyland is about $100 for admission, plus about $25 for lunch $40 for souvenirs $15 for parking. ~$200 per person excl travel
Per @BachFancy – hotel is where you can way overspend. Short trips cost more per day at WDW: $2500 5 days, $3700 10 days w/air $3.5 v $4.7
That is good advice and all of this information, put to the right use should help those planning an excursion to Disney. At Disneyland, the properties cost an average of $532 per night and that equals $2,128 for four nights of fun and entertainment. Disney World has an unreal number of lodging options with 31 at many different price points. Families can usually find one to fit their budget, whether it be campsites for $60 per night up to a $2,400 a night Presidential Suite at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Hipmunk looked an an average of the 10 most popular resorts for their survey. If Disney is in your future, you can study the infographic and see what works best for your group.
With so many variables at play and so many moving parts, Hipmunk comes to the realization that there is no one correct answer to the question on how much people spend when visiting Disney parks and properties. What many people do agree on is using an app or website like Hipmunk can save a family money and sure make travel planning easier that it was 10-15 years ago.