In the first installment of Money Saving Mondays, I'm going to give you a massive money saving discount for Disney World! We went to Disney two years ago in September using a free dining plan deal. That very deal is available again! From now until June 21st you can book a 5 night, 6 day Magic Your Way hotel and theme park package and get the Dining Plan for free! For a family of four, if you stay at the cheapest resort, the cost starts at $1,390 and the most expensive resorts start at $2,586. We stayed at a moderate resort and paid $1,800, but don't forget the food is free! The dining plan includes one sit down meal, one counter meal (think fast food) and one snack per day. Each meal includes an appetizer, a meal, a non-alcoholic drink and a dessert- way more than we could usually eat. A box of doughnuts at the resort counts as a snack, so we usually did something like that for breakfast. We also brought pop-tarts and cereal along with us. At the end of our 6 days, we had "spent" $1,200 in food (we saved the reciepts). Disney food is expensive! Not only did we never have to worry about food or spending money, the parks are literally empty. Once September 2nd hits, the parks are empty, which is why Disney has offered this deal for the past few years. If we didn't already have a large vacation planned for this summer, we'd be booking this in a heartbeat. Let me know if you decide to go!
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