Friday, April 9, 2010
Disneyland or Bust!!!
So we leave for Disneyland in 2 weeks and we are doing so good at finding the best deals out there. I have made it my mission to do this trip for CHEAP!!! It has actually become a fun challenge for me. Even J is participating.
In the past, we have found great deals on hotels on Priceline.com. We have never paid more than $50/night for a 3-4 star hotel in Anaheim. This year, I think we have hit the jackpot. We need a place for 6 nights, so I set $500 aside as a hotel budget. J went on to Priceline.com and bid for a 3 1/2 star hotel in Anaheim for $35/night (always start low), plus we had a $10 off per night, Entertainment Book Travel Card, that Priceline will honor if your bid is accepted.
Well, Priceline accepted our bid. We ended up getting a 3 1/2 star hotel (Sheraton, built in 2008), right down the street from Disneyland for just $25/night. So our total for 6 nights plus tax came to $180ish!!!!!!!
I set aside $500, so now I have $320 left over that I can save or apply to another part of our trip. I am SO excited about this deal!!!! We have always done Priceline and have never been disappointed with the hotels we stay at. This makes it possible for us, and any family, to afford a trip to Disneyland.
I will post about even MORE savings next week. I also got an AMAZING deal on tickets that we can later upgrade to annual passes. I will tell you about that next time.
So, here is my question.
How much do you think a trip to Disneyland for a family of 6 will cost??? The trip will include a hotel for 6 nights, 3 Adult/3 Children 5-Day Hopper passes, Gas for a 700 mile drive, food, shopping, etc?? Let me know what you think. I'm going to keep track of how much we spend and post it after our trip. Maybe I'll even have a prize for the closest guess on how much we spend. Here we come....Disneyland or Bust!!!!
Posted by Amy at 10:26 PM