How do you plan for your family’s Summer vacation? Do you book it when you get your income tax refund and pay a big chunk (or maybe pay it in full, if you’re lucky), do you book it and pay your deposit and then not pay anything else until it is due before travel, or do you plan it out and pay it out?
I personally have a constant Sinking Fund for Disney travel. Time has taught me to always add this into our budget because I know my need for visiting Disney. In fact, I already have my annual birthday trip booked for 4 days after school lets out next May (I know, I know). Seriously, though, I was thinking about all of you too.
Everyone knows how much it means to me to help families spend quality time together and helping them find ways to do this without putting a strain on their everyday budget is a bonus. So I was thinking, maybe you might want to plan your Walt Disney World vacation for next Summer and start your Sinking Fund to pay it off too. Really, it wouldn’t be a Sinking Fund since, instead of saving it, you could have me pay on your trip at whatever interval you choose. A bit of planning can make it much easier on your pocketbook later.
Let’s look at an example of what could be done with a little bit of planning:
A family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children (9 and 7 for this example) can book the following vacation right now:
June 6-11, 2018
Disney’s Pop Century Resort (standard room)
5-Day Base Tickets
Disney Dining Plan (aka Plus Dining)
Disney’s Magical Express
Total = $3,476.35
If you paid the required $200 package deposit, that would leave a balance of $3,276.35. The final payment would not be due until May 6, 2018. That would leave 9 months to pay on it. The balance divided by 9 months equals $364.04 per month (or 91.01 per week). This is doable, especially if a discount can be applied later or your tax refund can be partially applied.
Booking now would not only give you a plan for next Summer, but it would be booked in plenty of time to book your dining reservations, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations, special events and the fast passes you want. Most importantly, it would give you something to look forward all year long!!
If you want a free quote for any package options you have in mind, contact me at Brenda@pixievacations.com. I would love to help you plan your next adventure!