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Spending Money for Florida

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hey. Going to Florida at end of August with the girlfriend, plus her parents, brother and sister.

Ive already bought my tickets for the theme parks, so dont have to worry about them, but looking at wages coming in, Ill only be able to pull together £600 for spending money for the 2weeks while im there.

Should this be sufficient? Obviously I know it all depends on what you are doing there and stuff which makes it more expensive, but just trying to see what other people spent there.
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Are you staying in Disney hotel?
banned#2
So about $900 which gives you about $60 a day. Meals in the parks cost about $10 each, drinks per day about $10 in the parks. Evening meals about $20.

That should leave you with enough to get some souvenirs too.

Make sure you get refillable drink cups at each park.

Use vouchers for meals where possible.

You should be fine, if your girlfriend is taking her own money too that is...
#3
I always allow $100 per day for 3 people this is over-budget and usually allows buying clothes etc as well, places like Wendy's are $1 per item and we usually eat there lunchtime which comes to about $6 for 2 for salad and baked potato or burger and salad and a drink which is nice because you do not have to pay tips we also love taco bell where you can eat so cheaply and I love mexican burittos etc start at silly prices like 78cents - we usually eat at a restaurant in the evening after the park and you have to leave 15% tip so add this on, a good one is Dennys and you can sign up to receive Dennys newsletters and get vouchers every now and then for money off, when you sign up make sure you dont do it too early because they send you a voucher to use within 2 weeks - also pick up the booklets there is always vouchers in there and even if it just covers the tip its good - you will find after the first few days you will settle down to a routine or where you eat and have more idea, if you intend spending on clothes etc, which is a must with all the outlet malls you will need a bit more than £600 - Have a lovely time
#4
Hey, the girlfriend and her family have been to Florida before and they all joked about her mum getting all the vouchers for the meals, so shes defo clued up about getting our meals cheap :) The girlfriend does have her own money. Ive done a quick check again and reckon I could bring £700 instead.

We arent staying in a Disney Hotel, but staying down near Buena Vista south of International Drive.
#5
Excellent post October Girl. Ill go and sign up to get some vouchers just before going. Genius!
#6
When I went to florida with my girlfriend and her family (6 of us). I took nearly £500 for myself. And I come back with about $2. That was with buying lots of drinks in the parks - was roasting.

When we went to sizzlers - and all you can eat. The bill there came to about $100.

So id try and get a bit more money of you can - so you can enjoy yourself going out whilst our there and give you freedom to go out. :)
#7
hippyharry
Hey, the girlfriend and her family have been to Florida before and they all joked about her mum getting all the vouchers for the meals, so shes defo clued up about getting our meals cheap :) The girlfriend does have her own money. Ive done a quick check again and reckon I could bring £700 instead.

We arent staying in a Disney Hotel, but staying down near Buena Vista south of International Drive.


I stayed in a villa in Buena Vista - Gorgeous - on your way to Disney there was a man in a costume everyday, a suasage, ice cream cone, banana - let me know if hes still there.

Everyday - without a shadow of a doubt.
#8
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!
#9
munnski
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!


One shopping bill in the Disney store at Downtown Disney. $110 . Got to love the place. Its addictive!!:D
#10
Try browsing here...
http://www.thedibb.co.uk/
great site full of help and info...
#11
redvee92
munnski
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!
One shopping bill in the Disney store at Downtown Disney. $110 . Got to love the place. Its addictive!!:D

I remember spending $170 in the Tommy Hilfiger store, wasn't the first time I had been in either! X)
#12
Haha. Sausage man. Ill keep an eye out for him. Thats gave me a bit more confidence about spending over there. Had only been to New York before and thats spend spend spend.

I love this site. Thanks for the help! :)
#13
munnski
redvee92
munnski
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!
One shopping bill in the Disney store at Downtown Disney. $110 . Got to love the place. Its addictive!!:D


I remember spending $170 in the Tommy Hilfiger store, wasn't the first time I had been in either! X)


oO Lol - is a nice shop though. Florida Mall? I got a nice tshirt from there too. $45 :|
banned#14
munnski
redvee92
munnski
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!
One shopping bill in the Disney store at Downtown Disney. $110 . Got to love the place. Its addictive!!:D


I remember spending $170 in the Tommy Hilfiger store, wasn't the first time I had been in either! X)


Reminds me of a friend who went there in the late 90s and spent a load of money in the Hilfiger store as well as others and came back looking like the guy from Pretty Fly For a White Guy video.
#15
remember the price you see is not the price you pay, everything still has tax to be added to it (about 6%) and tips are a must, as another poster said go to the dibb and in there is how much you should tip
#16
Yupp, checked the sales tax is 7% for Florida.

Will spend a bit more time on the dibb page.
#17
dcx_badass
Errrrm I went travelling for 9 weeks and spent £1000 on travelling money including trips and things, wtf are you all buying.


Some people like to treat themselves when on holiday. Have nice meals, buy clothes etc

Travelling for 9 weeks and spending only £1,000 suggests you slummed it.
#18
Why don't you take a credit card as well for any shopping purchases you may make (or probably WILL make!) At least that way it won't eat into your ready cash. Have a great time when you go.
#19
redvee92
munnski
I think £700 for one person should be enough, just try and go easy your 1st week, I always manage to spend a fortune on clothes over there!


One shopping bill in the Disney store at Downtown Disney. $110 . Got to love the place. Its addictive!!:D


I did a conference at a Disney hotel, 4 days and nights of sheer hell, the conference organiser got so much stick for choosing that destination. At least she redeemed herself by booking a venue in New York for subsequent conferences.
I'd pay $700 just to get out of Florida, but hey ho each to their own, I couldnt go on holiday with a GFs family either. Enjoy Op your a braver man than me.
#20
dcx_badass
That's not counting hotels, I don't think, sky diving and trips out to the grand canyon etc is slumming it at all.


Sorry, my mistake.

Hopy you enjoyed your Michelin standard meals.

was this the travelling when you spent 70% of your time on HUKD. Can see why you didn't spend much. Although internet cafe prices can soon mount up.

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