Excited to be planning another trip. This one will be for my 50th B-day late 2018. Not so excited that it doesnt look like staying on property is in the budget. There will be 8 of us in total.Me, DW, DD13, DD27, her DH, DGD3, DMiL, and DSiL 6 adults and 2 kids. For a week in early December
We have a 10k budget for everything. DW and I are footing the bill for Airline, accomodations, park tickets for 4 days 4 parks no hopping, transportation, and 1 character meal per day in the parks (mostly breakfasts to get us early access to parks)
The only way we can seem to make it happen is to stay offsite. We are looking at renting a 6 bedroom home in Windsor Hills for $1,800 a week. VS. renting 3 standard moderates (values are not an option) at about $4,200.
We are renting a 12 passenger van regardless if we were staying onsite or not so that cost is irrelevant.
We figure $2,000 for accomodations, $2,800 for park tix, $1,600 for airfare, $700 for rental van, $1000 for the 4 breakfasts, and another $400 to stock the rental with food and snacks for the week. That brings total to appx. $8,500 leaving DW, DD13, and I appx $1500 for other snacks/meals in parks, souveniers, parking, and non park day activities. Am I missing anything???
We know we will be giving up 60 day Fpp reservations, no EMH, pay to park, … What else would we be giving up???
Thoughts on this budget and plan? All comments and suggestions welcomed