Disney or Bust – Saving Money for Disney World

Some people dream of vacationing on a beach at some exotic island. But, do you know where I dream of vacationing? Disney. It isn’t just me that dreams of a Disney World Vacation, the Girls and James both share my Disney Dreams. We started doing a few things around the house and online to start saving money to where we could make this dream a reality. Then earlier this year Disney Announced something that will be changing our original plans. Disney’s Star Wars Land AKA Galaxy’s Edge When Disney announced that they would be expanding their parks to included what fans everywhere dubbed as Star Wars Land and formally named Galaxy’s Edge, it changed our plans and how long we would want to stay. We have heard it will cost anywhere from $900 – $1,000 per night per family to stay in the Star Wars Hotel, where we would have the full experience of living in the Star Wars world. So even if we stayed just one night and moved to a different hotel (since I believe I have read somewhere that it is only a two-night experience), It would cost us around $5,000 extra to stay at the hotel. The lowest I have been able to get our stay at Disney is for Fort Wilderness staying in our RV (when we have it), it would also save us quite a bit on food since we wouldn’t need to do Breakfast at the parks or hotel. So What are we doing to save for Disney? One way to keep from spending a lot of extra funds is buying Disney Giftcards. This would also prevent us from spending our Disney Savings. I have calculated out that, I can spend $100 per month on these at this time of my own personal income. I am also making about $2.00 per day on Swagbucks around 5 days a week. When I get a chance I also do more but, my personal goal is $2.00. I have cut out purchasing name brand Cigarettes also, as you can see from my post of Saving Money on Cigarettes. We will take 50% of the income from the Blog, and put those on the gift cards also. How Much Do We Need for a Disney Vacation? For the vacation, we would like to experience we would need around $14,000 if we are to stay at the Star Wars Hotel and spend a little on extras while there. We would need to find a way to save around $390 – $400 per month. It would be possible and I am putting as much back as we can for the summer of 2020. A year after the Star Wars Hotel opens. Do you want to Save for Disney also? Swagbucks is a wonderful thing. If you want to learn how to use Swagbucks along with me, you can join my Learning to Swag E-Course in our Resource Library. You can also sign up for Swagbucks using my referral link, in fall, they have a bonus when you earn 300sb, you can get an extra 300sb (or $3.00). Swagbucks is one of my favorite sites to earn a little extra.

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Disney World Planning – Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Any DisNerd knows that Disney is adding a “Star Wars Land” to their parks in the next few years and at the D23 Expo we learned that the new land would be called Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. It is being said that it will open at Disney World in the later part of 2019. This Changes Everything After the announcement of the parks, and they would include a hotel also for a fully immersive trip, I knew that our Disney trip would be changing (Last Disney Planning Blog). There is no way that I could not take my family to this hotel now. It will continue with the immersion of the parks where your actions will have consequences back to the hotel. It also will not be a hotel where it’s just a few posters hung up, but that you will look out a window and see the galaxy. As for a woman who never grew up with Star Wars in her life, and has only been introduced to it here recently, I am extremely excited to see this park and hotel be executed. I have no idea how this will work, but for James and the kids, I am excited. Even just looking at the Disney Parks blogs concept art for the hotel is amazing. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Planning It has not been officially announced how much the hotel will cost, but it is said that it will be the most expensive hotel at the park and only accommodate for 1-2 night stays. Swagbucks has a survey at one point that had a few packages, and pricing being $900-1000 per night, per person. So that means for my family of 5 to spend 2 night at this hotel, it will cost us at least $10,000 for these TWO days. It seems that our Disney trip will be pushed back a bit since we would still want to visit the other parks. Our goal with this website is to make enough income to help pay for our trips and this includes our Disney trips. So far from Google Adsense, we have made $11.89 and from amazon associates, we have made a couple of bucks. Are you planning to head to Galaxy’s Edge after it opens?  

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Disney World Planning

As we plan to start living full-time in our future RV or 5th Wheel, I have planned our Disney World Vacation. I wanted to take a look at a few different option into really experiencing Disney with our family.

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