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    How much spending money for Disney World?

    My daughter is going to march in the Thanksgiving parade at Disney this year. It has been 10 years or so since I have been there and have no idea how much money I would need to give her. Her park passes are included, as is a $15 dining card and breakfast at the hotel for 4 days plus 2 days for traveling. There is one buffet dinner included, but there is nothing for Thanksgiving. I'm thinking $50 per day plus some money to buy her youngest cousins Christmas gifts. My husband was thinking a minimum of $100 per day. Also, I was thinking of giving her some cash and adding her to our credit card for the bulk of the expenses. She will be rooming with 3 other kids and a credit card is less likely to be stolen than cash laying around. She is good with her money but is a little too trusting of people.

    $100 a day minimum.
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?


      $100 per day and the enticement that whatever she doesnít spend in Disney she gets to keep.

      A valuable money lesson with all the goodies: overpriced park stuff, peer pressure spending, etc.

      but the gifts have to cost a certain amount amount so she canít go cheap there.


        Wow guess I'm cheap I'd only give my kid $50. Out of that she just needs to buy one meal and a snack. Have her get free water or bring a water bottle.

        You can go to and take a look at some menus to get pricing.


          Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
          $100 a day minimum.
          Originally posted by Jluke
          $100 per day
          Wow! Would either of you like to adopt me for my next Disney trip? We don't spend anywhere near that much per day.

          She only has to pay for one meal per day and a snack or two. So maybe $25/day tops for that.

          As for gifts, how many people does she have to buy for? I'd figure $20-25/person (or whatever amount you decide is appropriate).

          If you are paying for her to buy herself a souvenir or two, factor that in too, unless she's responsible for her own personal spending money.

          I think $50/day is more than enough and she should come back with plenty still in her pocket.

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.


            Guess Iím out of touch with park prices.

            So I could cut my number some.

            I still like using this trip as a money lesson.