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 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 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!!!!


  1. I have no clue how much a trip like that would cost, but some things we do to keep costs down are pack as much non-perishable items in the car that can be used as snacks and meals at the park. You can also buy simple breakfast foods to keep in your hotel room. The less you eat out, the more you save. And, for shopping, I would give each child no more than $20 to spend at the park for all week. They really don't need that much stuff as souvenirs, but maybe something small would suffice. We also have left the park before to eat out, and then return. It saves money! And, with 6 days at Disneyland, you could probably use some getaway time from the park itself. Just some thoughts!

  2. Dang! You got an awesome deal on the hotel deal. Look forward to hearing the after budget. Especially because Disneyland is Soooooooo expensive.

    Have a wonderful time. Pack snacks in a backpack for your family before you go into the park. ;)

  3. WOW! that is absolutely amazing!!!!