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Family vacations are expensive. If you are like most, you save all year (or longer) for special vacations. Most save for the major items like airfare, attraction tickets, and transportation. However, the add-ons really add up and can leave you with overwhelming bills after your vacations if you don’t plan ahead. This is especially true if you are planning a trip to Orlando to Magic Kingdom, Universal, Sea World or even taking a cruise from Port Canaveral!
Meals, transportation, attraction add-ons, and souvenirs add up very quickly, doubling or even tripling that $90 Disney ticket! You owe it to yourself to know how much your trip is really going to cost before you visit Orlando. Nothing is worse than thinking you are prepared and then getting blind-sighted by additional costs of vacations that you weren’t prepared for ahead of time.
FREE Budget Calculator for Orlando Vacations
I’ve come across a new tool called the Budget Calculator that shows you the real costs of your Orlando vacation. The tool is FREE and I highly recommend it if you are planning a trip to Disney World, Sea World, Universal, or a Port Canaveral cruise.
With this budget calculator, you enter the number in your party, where you plan to go, the kind of tickets and add-ons you want, number and kind of souvenirs, menus, and more to get a running total of what your Orlando vacation is actually going to cost you.
Above is a small section of the budget tool with estimated prices for gifts and souvenirs at Disney World. They thought of everything and have accurate pricing available to help you budget out your trip all the way down to souvenirs.
We recently went to Disneyland in California, I had no idea t-shirts were $30 or the high prices for anything else, I will definitely use this tool when we plan for our trip to Disney World and Sea World in Orlando.
AOM writer, Patricia will be traveling to Orlando this Summer and plans to use this budget calculator tool and evaluate how well it worked for her, so stay tuned.
We had such a fun time in Disneyland that my kids are already asking when we can go to Disney World, it is time to start saving and budgeting! With the free Budget Calculator, I was able to plug in our information to see what 1 day at Magic Kingdom would cost – it is way above the $414 ticket price!
In fact, it is nearly 3X the ticket price and that is without the cost of lodging and transportation costs too. I find this tool to be quite valuable in planning a budget for any Orlando vacation and will use it over the next year as we plan for our next vacation to Disney World and Sea World.
Transportation Options in Orlando
Transportation options in Orlando, FL are unreal! My in-laws recently went to Orlando with family to Disney World and Sea World. They did their homework ahead of time and found that it was less expensive to rent a car from Ohio and drive to Orlando than to rent a car while in Orlando!
The transportation prices in Orlando, FL are obscene! Forget about free shuttles from the airport to your hotel because they don’t exist. Taxi fares are expensive at around $120 to resorts as well! Check out this quick video to learn more.
The most affordable solution is to get a personal driver while in Orlando, it is less expensive and a lot quicker as well. Orlando Shuttle Service offers pre-selected personal drivers for you to choose from and book with online. They offer the best prices through their website and it comes with a money back guarantee!
Orlando Shuttle Service Promo Code
Orlando Shuttle Service is offering AkronOhioMoms readers an exclusive deal! Use this Orlando Shuttle Service Promo Code: AKRON to receive $5 off a round trip or any booking with two or more routes.
Don’t let your summer vacation budget get destroyed by the expenses that add up along the way. Use this free budget calculator to plan your next Orlando vacation. Keep your finances on track and know how much money you really need to save and expect to spend on your next Orlando vacation. Save money on transportation while in Orlando with Orlando Shuttle Service using promo code: AKRON to save even more.
Whether visiting the Magic Kingdom, Universal or taking a cruise from Port Canaveral, this simple planning tool will keep your finances on track!