As I mentioned yesterday, both Sunshine and I are in the planning stages of taking the entire family to Orlando for a theme park family extravaganza!
There is, however, one massive catch: THE COST.
After going to a travel agent, the cost of a 6-person family flying from Canada to Orlando and spending a week doing theme park stuff is going to be $10,000.
Yes…TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
I should preface that by saying that staying at a Disney resort will cost $10,000 (not including ANY dining plan). That is a HUGE chunk of change. And even if we stayed off-site, we’re still looking at about $9,000.
The only chance we have of lowering that price is if we catch a good deal on a flight. The way it stands now, we’re looking at $650 for round-trip airfare to Orlando and back to Halifax. On the surface, that’s hot a horrible price…but when you include SIX PEOPLE, it adds up REALLY fast.
At this point, it’s obvious that we’re going to have to take out a loan or a line of credit in order to pay for this trip. Thankfully, we’re not in a bad financial position and owe (relatively) very little in debt…so we won’t be burying ourselves or putting ourselves in a really bad place by doing so.
It’s just that spending that much money kind of…well…it sucks.
But as I said yesterday, this is a dream trip for me and it’s the perfect time for us as a family to head down. All we can do is go down to the bank and see what they can do for us. Fingers crossed, in another month or two, we’ll have the ball rolling on a massive Sunshine/CBG family trip!