cost of a disney world vacation for a family of five

Disney Vacation Cost for a Family of Five

What is the Disney vacation cost for a family of five? How much does a Disney vacation cost?

These are the questions I often get when I share about our Disney vacations. The cost of traveling to Disney World with a family of five can vary depending on a lot of factors. Today I am sharing details on what our Disney vacations cost and give you an idea of the average cost of a Disney World vacation for a family.

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Hersheypark in the Dark 2021

Hersheypark in the Dark is the seasonal event for Halloween at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This family friendly, not too scary event, is great for families of all ages and a great family tradition for the fall season.

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Exploring the Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY is a great mix of indoor and outdoor family fun in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Wild Walk are a must do for things to do in Tupper Lake and I highly recommend adding them to your Adirondack weekend.

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Best Apple Picking in Rochester, NY

Apple picking in Rochester, NY may be one of my all time favorite fall activities. It is a perfect fall activity in Western New York. These are our picks for the best Rochester, NY apple picking destinations.

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35 Kids Movie Night Ideas

We love family movie nights in our house. There is something special about all of us on the couch sitting down to see a story come to life on the screen. Today I am sharing 30 of our favorite kids movie night ideas that the entire family will love.

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FastPass Magic Kingdom Retired

Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Today we are sharing our FastPass Magic Kingdom tips, tiers, and what you need to know to plan your day. This Magic Kingdom FastPass strategy will help optimize your day at the Magic Kingdom and allow you less wait time for your favorite attractions.

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Visiting Disney World During Covid

Visiting Disney World during Covid is such a personal decision but I thought sharing our experience and questions we asked ourselves would help in the decision making process. Here are our tips for visiting Disney during Covid and how we felt during our recent Disney visit.

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Best Rochester Museums to Explore

Some of the best museums I have ever visited are the museums around Rochester. The Rochester museums have something for everyone to love from arts to outdoor living museums, you will find something to explore anytime of the year.

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LEGOLAND New York Officially Open

When I first heard the announcement that there would be a LEGOLAND New York I was so excited! We love theme parks and having a new one in our home state is super exciting! Here are 5 things you need to know about the all new LEGOLAND New York!

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Things to Do in Ithaca New York for a Day Trip

With beautiful scenery and fun family attractions, there are many things to do in Ithaca, New York for a family day trip. We planned a Rochester to Ithaca, NY day trip, and it was a great day exploring a fun part of New York State.

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Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Review

If you are looking for a budget friendly resort at Universal Orlando and a great place to stay, look no further than Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside! Our family of five spent a week at the Dockside Inn 2 Bedroom suite and we’re sharing the pros and cons to staying at this value resort during your Universal Orlando vacation.

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10 Best Things to Do at Disney Springs with Kids

Are you looking for something to do on your day off at Disney World? Look no further than Disney Springs. Disney Springs is the entertainment and dining area at the Walt Disney World resort. We like to include a visit during our Disney vacations to have lunch and shop. These are our picks for the best things to do at Disney Springs with kids.

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‘Ohana Breakfast and Dinner Update at Disney World

‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World is a family style character dining experience located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It has a Hawaiian theme and focuses around the Lilo & Stich movie. This ‘Ohana breakfast has great food and character interactions that the entire family will love. 

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Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Review

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Review

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is walking distance to the Universal Orlando theme parks and includes unlimited express pass with your stay. We wanted to take advantage of these perks and that is why we decided to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

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Guide to Characters at Universal Orlando to Meet and Greet

Who is your favorite character to meet when you visit Universal Orlando Resort? With over 65 different character meet and greets between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, you could spend an entire day meeting them and still not see everyone. Below I have a list of the Universal Orlando Character Meet and Greets, where to meet them, and how to plan your visit. 

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9 Best Rides at Magic Kingdom

Every ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom offers fun and magic during your Disney World vacation, but these are our favorites that we always ride when we visit the park. They are our 9 best rides at Magic Kingdom for school age kids.

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Planning a Trip to Disney World on a Budget

Planning a trip to Disney World on a Budget doesn’t have to be a challenge if you are willing to plan out where you spend your vacation money. Today we are sharing the top spending categories on a Disney vacation, and how you can save money for your Disney trip.

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Fun Things to Do in Rochester, New York

If you are planning a Rochester vacation or live in Rochester and are looking for family fun things to in the city this list is for you. We are sharing our family favorite things to do in Rochester, NY and hope this inspires you to explore this amazing and unique city.

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10 Best Packing Tips for Disney World

Packing for Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun because there are so many ways to personalize your vacation. I’m sharing our best packing tips for Disney World, what you need, and a few fun items that you can purchase before you arrive at the parks.

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Disney Riviera Resort Review

Are you looking for a great place to stay at Disney World? The Riviera Resort is a great choice! Today we are sharing our Disney Riviera Resort review from a family of five.

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Planning a Universal Orlando Vacation

When you start to plan a Universal Orlando vacation it is important to understand the Universal theme parks, what type of tickets to purchase as well as how to plan your Universal Orlando itinerary. This is our full Universal Orlando vacation guide to help plan your vacation.

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Is Universal Express Pass Worth It?

The Express Pass at Universal Orlando Resort can be a time saver at the parks but can also increase your vacation budget. Today we are answering the commonly asked question “Is Universal Express Pass worth it?” and help you decide if it is worth it for your Universal Orlando family vacation.

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12 Best Attractions at Hollywood Studios

The best attractions at Hollywood Studios will offer you entertainment and rides like no other. There are attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for toddlers, teens, and adults making this a great choice for families. This is our list of the best rides at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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Universal Studios Tips and Tricks

We have planned many trips to Universal Studios and have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Today we are sharing our Universal Studios tips and tricks to plan your family vacation to the Universal theme park.

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Where to Eat Breakfast at Epcot

Are you wondering where to eat breakfast at Epcot during your day at the Disney park? Although there may not be a lot of choices, we think the Epcot breakfast offerings are great for an awesome start to your day.

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40+ Best Family Holiday Movie Nights for 2020

This year will be a holiday like no other and if you are like our family you will be spending a lot of time at home. One of our favorite things to do at home during the holiday season is to plan family holiday movie nights. Here is our list of family Christmas movies to enjoy this season.

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12 Easy Family Hiking Near Rochester NY

The last few months we have made a point to get outside and reconnect with nature as a family. We are not by any means extreme hikers but we appreciate the time spent in the outdoors together. These are our picks for favorite family hiking near Rochester NY.

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21 USA Bucket List Destinations for Families

The United States is so vast and different making it a perfect place to explore as a family. From beaches to mountains, and deserts to green forests, the United States has a destination perfect for everyone. This is our USA bucket list to inspire family travel and create amazing family time memories.

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10 Best Places to Take Pictures at Universal Orlando Resort

A family vacation wouldn’t be complete without some amazing pictures. I love taking pictures on our vacations and Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure have some great places to capture your family vacation moments. I’ve rounded up the best places to take pictures at Universal Orlando that you need to check out on your next visit to the parks.  

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Chimney Bluffs State Park (Tips for Visiting with Kids)

Chimney Bluffs State Park is a unique and beautiful state park in New York. It sits along Lake Ontario and has been on our list of places to visit in Rochester for a few years now. Recently we spent the morning exploring the trails and taking in the views of Chimney Bluffs State Park.

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