When it comes to Disney World, there’s no doubt that it can be an expensive vacation! So how does the average family make it to Disney World knowing that they are going to need several thousand dollars to stay on site and go to all the parks?
With a savings budget!
While this might seem like a no brainer, 80% of Americans don’t have a budget or savings in place. And your kids are only little once, so getting a plan together and saving now is a great idea.
We’ve got memories to make people!!! Disney World is waiting.
Why Do I need a budget or a savings goal thermometer for my trip?
#1- it’s a visual. When you have something in your hand and you put it up on your wall, you can see it everyday and remember why you are saving!
#2- It holds you and the family accountable. This is especially true with the savings goal thermometer (helps that it’s shaped like a mickey head!) because then you can explain to the kids why you are limiting their money or activities. If you want to go to Disney World, we need to save up the money to do so!
#3- You make it a family activity- Sit down with your spouse or partner and really dig into where your money is going each month. Print off extra savings thermometers for the kids so that they can save up their chore money to have spending money at Disney World. Get everyone involved so you can make your dreams come true!
How do I use the Easy Budget and Saving Thermometer Printable?
What might seem easy to some is hard for others, so let’s walk through it super quick so we can make our Disney World Vacation dream come true!
This is where you sit down with your Easy Budget Printable and fill in the sections according to what you want to do at Disney World!
It does cost a pretty penny (sure there are free things at Disney you might want to consider) and there are some hacks that you might be interested in (like how I use Priceline Express to save money on Disney hotels)
the most important thing is knowing what you CAN and CANNOT spend on your vacation.
While my dream is for everyone to make memories at the happiest place on earth, it is expensive (and changes by season) so make sure you know the best times to go and you have a solid plan in place for your finances.
Savings Goal Thermometer
Use the lines on the side of the mouse head to write down specific money amounts. When you have those amounts saved, color in the section on the mouse head.
You can do this with several mouse heads and split them up into categories, like tickets, spending money and hotel costs. You can also give each of the kids one so they can save up their own money and color it in!
You can get this FREE- no email required
listen, I get it. Having to give up your email or access something behind a paywall can really stink. andddd I also have to pay for people on my email list. If you don’t want to be there (I focus a lot on allergy dining and general Disney tips) then I don’t want you to have to unsubscribe.
So have this one without any obligation– totally free. I really hope you enjoy your Disney World Vacation 😊
You can click here for my google drive, and if you’d like the naked link (I know people are cautious about spam) then I’ve copied it for you below!
Download it and get to work so you can go sooner than later! There are so many fun things coming up in 2020 and 2021. It’s going to be a blast to visit Walt Disney World!
Especially Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. They’ve really changed the way they are doing things at Disney with Galaxy’s Edge creation and opening , and it’s going to really change the way they do things in the future. I’m pretty excited for what’s to come for Epcot too!