This is related to this question, but I'm looking for a bit more information. What should we expect in terms of the price of tickets and food? How much is the princess breakfast, park hopper pass, and fast pass? Which rides cannot be missed, and which ones can we skip? What are some ways to save a little money on the trip? If we are not staying at a Disney resort or hotel, where can I find recommendations for a hotel that is reasonably priced? That kind of stuff. My husband and I are just starting to talk about taking our kids next year and I want to know what to expect both in the planning at when we get there.

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We just recently bought 4-day FL Resident passes for two adults and one child, and spent $468. That will give you a ballpark, but ticket prices are JUST about to go up (Disney always raises their prices the first week of August).

When you go, plan for the Disney Dining Plan. It's the most economical way to eat while you're in the parks, and Disney does promotions where if you stay in a Disney resort for x number of days, you get the Dining Plan for free. Make sure you keep an eye out for the promos!

Fast Passes are free.

The must do rides depend on the ages of your children. For my 4 year old son, the must dos are:

Magic Kingdom -Dumbo -The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh -Small World -Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride -Prince Charming's Golden Carousel -The Jungle Cruise -The Disney Train (the one that goes around the park)

Animal Kingdom -Kilimanjaro Safari (get to the park early!) -Panjani Wilderness Preserve -Maharajah Trek -Festival of the Lion King -Finding Nemo, the Musical (a little intense in spots)

Epcot (Not the best park for a small child) -Journey into Imagination -Living with the Land -The Living Seas with Nemo

Hollywood Studios -Playhouse Disney Live -Muppet 3-D -Jedi Training Academy (to watch. He's not old enough to participate)

We have not yet been on Toy Story Mania.

If you can, stay on property. It's worth it to have the convenience of being able to take the buses to and from your hotel. You can go in the morning, go back to the hotel for naps, and then go back to the park.

The Princess breakfast is right now about 35 a head for adults, and a little less for kids.

The BEST site for you to check out for Disney information is AllEars.net

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Privately owned vacation homes near Disney give vacationers increased privacy, their own kitchen, private bedrooms, private pool area, and best of all more space for the family at a lower cost then an expensive hotel.

http://www.floridavacationhomeusa.com

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