Obviously, this isn’t one-size fits advice or vacation budgeting. Frugal traveler-hackers may scoff at the “high” prices here, and luxury travelers may find that they spend significantly more than the amounts set forth here. There are obviously going to be outliers on both ends of the spectrum. We’ve heard of high rollers easily dropping $10,000 to $15,000 for a luxurious Walt Disney World vacation, and that could pretty easily turn into $20,000 for a longer trip and even more upcharge add-ons.

We can be outliers on the low end of things in our situation, as Annual Passes’ sunk costs have us paying $0* and allowing us to rent a Disney Vacation Club property for as little as $75 per night with Disney Vacation Club Point Rentals or Priceline Express Deals if we move our dates around a bit and work around discounts. However, this is not feasible for many individuals, especially those who do not have flexible schedules or are planning their first trips.