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    Father of 3

    Hello all, I just recently found this site, and being the avid Disney fan since childhood, I can't wait to get my kids into it. We are planning a trip this September and I hope that they get out of it everything I got from Disney when I use to go with my parents. Disney has always been a very magical place to me that bring back good memories of family vacations. my children are just now of the age where I hope they can start to appreciate the magic Disney offers (at the expense many hours of overtime) if anyone out their can suggest ways of saving money, or just any tips they can suggest for a group of 5 with children 2, 3, and 4 with the 4 year old and mother both having birthdays while we are at the park. I already believe I have applied and know most of the discounts that the military receive, but again I don't always know everything.

    Any help given will be greatly appreciated, oh by the way what are the meal vouchers I have seen on e-bay about.

    :mickey:

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    Nice to meet you. Hope you have fun. Be carefull if the vouchers are like the tickets then they are locked meaning only the owner can use them.

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    The best way to save money atleast some of it is. to really try and bring snacks with you in the park. Feeding five and the little ones usually dont finish everything on there plate. If you can eat little snacks while in the park instead of the whole meal that might work. I hope you have a wonderful time. Good luck with sharing the magic with your children.

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    When in September are you going to be there? We will be there in September!
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    Try bringing those small travel size cereals so you can eat before you go into the parks and some other stuff that the kids like

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    Welcome to the boards!!! Don't buy any food vouchers for WDW on e-bay. They are probably left over from a group outing and you will get in big trouble using them if you are caught. Also, be sure to get the birthday pins at Guest Relations at all the parks. Have a great trip. DW and I will be there in October.
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    Welcome to the boards and the best tip i can give is you get meals there share between everyone we have done this and get by with 2 at the most 3 for a family of 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannabeminnie
    When in September are you going to be there? We will be there in September!
    September 10th through the 18th

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    Cool....we are going to be there the 10th-the 15th....not fair ***pouts*** you get to stay longer...lol

    Did you get the great deal they were running for sept with the meal plan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisam9
    I already believe I have applied and know most of the discounts that the military receive...

    I'd assume those are hefty discounts.

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    Welcome! When I went the last trip, I had bfast in the room with my kids-cereal bars, bread with PB and J, etc. We saved a ton of money. We had a few counter service meals in the park, and splurged on a few sit-down meals.
    I am in need of some Disney magic!!

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    Welcome to the board!!! A great group of people here with some great ideas to share with you. Mine is to eat a late lunch. Get the last sitting at a buffet and eat tons - you may also get more attention from characters if it is a character meal. That way you have enough food to hold you over and you have paid less for lunchtime prices than dinner time prices. Then maybe share a popcorn later!

    I hope you have a great time with your family on this trip!!

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