There are several issues to consider. It is likely most readers will be flying to
France, you have not only the cost of the plane flight, but also possibly the cost
of a rental car. You also need to figure out costs for food, hotel, souvenirs, and park
admission. If you plan to go to other places in Europe, figure on extra costs there.
Obviously the overall costs will vary, but here are some ideas:
- Food costs will vary greatly depending on your dining style. When my sister and I head
down to Disneyland, we usually manage to keep costs at $25-$30 a day per person. But
this is because we are trying to economize most of the time and are willing to eat fast
food meals. If you want to eat table service meals most of the time, then you should
probably double the estimate. You will also need to factor in exchange rates, which may
also add to costs.
- Hotel costs depend on how nice of a room you want to have and how many people are with
you (like you didn't know that already). Staying at the official hotels will run at
least $200 per night, but there are many very nice hotels that cost less than half of
that. Hotel packages may include park admission, so consider this
in your pricing.
- Souvenirs can really add up. I do think it is a good idea to budget for souvenirs so
that you have an idea of what you are going to allow yourself to spend. When selecting
purchases, keep in mind that most of these items can be purchased at the local Disney
store, so try and get things that are unique to your trip.
- Rental car considerations are discussed elsewhere in this planning guide, but if you
decide to rent one, figure on $150 a week at minimum.
- Park admission is also discussed elsewhere, but figure on an average of $25-$30 per day per
person, depending on what type of pass you get.
- While these costs are in dollars and based on average exchange rates, keep in mind that
a drop in the value of the dollar can cause these prices to rise.
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