So, experienced visitors to the happiest place on earth,
I am staying in a place with a full kitchen. I’m bringing with me peanut butter and jelly, lots of snacks, chicken soup mix and mac and cheese mix. If I remember it, I’ll buy some poptarts, too. My plan is to eat in one-two meals a day and out one to two, whenever possible. (Selam loves peanut butter and jelly, so the plan is to bring sandwiches into the park, but supplement with a drink or fries or something from inside—so like a half and half.) I’m figuring on spending about 85 dollars on groceries–fruit, veggies, yogurt, milk–maybe even less, and 15 on one of those cups that gives you free Diet Coke refills all week.
Knowing Disney general prices, do you think I can spend 50 dollars a day on the rest of the food for two people?
Is that enough? too much?
Also, I’m not a big souvenir person, but I figure we can’t walk through ninety million gift shops without Selam wanting something. I think I’m just going to tell her that she can buy one thing and she should decide what that is. Do you think she can get a T-shirt or hat or whatever it is that kids like for about 30 dollars? yes, I know you can get tons of d*ney junk elsewhere cheaper, but she’s 5. That concept will be lost on her. She’s actually likes having her own money and spending it, and is understanding about choosing between 2 pieces of crap for 2 dollars or one slightly bigger piece of crap for 2 dollars, when I’ve let her shop at the dollar store, so I think she’ll be okay with it. I just know that souvenir junk is pricey. I don’t know how pricey.
Given her recent mood and energy level, I’m thinking of rebooting and instead of just 2 long days at the park, switching to a 4 or 5 day pass, and therefore not spending the whole day there. Her energy is just shot lately and forging ahead for the sake of the tickets sounds like yuck to me. I can spend 350 on 2 days of tickets or 490 on 5. While I would miss that 140, I suspect I would miss my sanity more. This does however, affect my budget plan so I am trying to figure out where else I can cut a little bit. I am blessed with a normally very flexible kid who is not a big whiner or beggar. That may change while in the presence of roughly 10,000 other small children who are about her age and may be whining and begging, but I hope not.