For me this is the most important part about taking the family vacation. The Budget…. This is always on my mind, because you never wanna travel and not have enough money, plus you don’t want to feel like you really can’t enjoy yourself either. For myself I’m always thinking how I can pay one of my items off ahead of time.
I set my budget a little high. I rather have extra money, then no money, if I say I have 450.00 for spending money I would rather save 600.00 for my spending money, just in case something may happen (like buying more gifts then you thought you would).
Have a budget for everything, Plane tickets, rental car, theme park tickets, hotel, food money and etc. take in to count everything possible so that you don’t feel like you missed something.
Set up a time line. Know when you wanna have certain items off your budget paid off. I like to have my hotel room paid off by August, have my plane tickets paid off by September, and have my theme park tickets paid off by October, and then in November pay off some of my bills that I can.
I also use some of my money from my tax return to help with the cost of the trip as well. and i put a certain amount out of my paychecks. Set up a time line with how many months I will be putting money away.
A lot of family do a t-shirt theme when they go to the theme parks. You can always see really cute t-shirts as well. Its a great way to keep up with your group and it also helps with packing for the vacation as well, because you know what shirt your going to wear.
Instead of doing that last year, I actually did some shirts but the biggest thing i brought was cell phone case for my family members.
I thought the idea was cute because the whole time your at the theme parks you have your cell phone taking pictures or even making videos of your memories.
I brought most of the cell phones cases from the app called WISH, and I even got a few of our shirts off that app as well.
It was nice to mix it up and have a little of both, we had fun with the shirts and even with the cellphone cases.
Giving you enough
information to get you ready for the vacation.
Universal City Walk is the name shared by the entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme parks of Universal Parks & Resorts. City Walk began as an expansion of Universal’s first park, Universal Studios Hollywood, and serves as an entrance plaza from the parking lots to the theme parks. You have to walk through the city walk before you can enter either parks.
About Universal Studios and Island
from our point of view:
1. It is a
2. Always start
with Island of Adventure
3. Enjoy the
company of loved ones.
4. Ride as much
as you can possible.
5. FYI- ISLAND
OF ADVENTURE IS MORE FUN.
Universal Studios Florida is a theme park and production studio located in Orlando, Florida, United States. Opened on June 7, 1990, the park’s theme is the entertainment industry, in particular movies and television. Map of Universal Studios
Theme base parks are:
Woodpecker’s Kid Zone
at Universal Studios:
in New York
1.Revenge of the Mummy: Revenge of the Mummy, officially
named Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, is an enclosed roller coaster based on
the Mummy film franchise, located at Universal Studios Florida. Located in:Universal Orlando Resort. Hope you are ready to be a little
scared, but ready to go fast.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is a steel roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida
in Orlando, Florida. With a height of 167 feet, a length of 3,800 feet, and a
top speed of 65 miles per hour, it is the largest X-Coaster ever built by
German manufacturer Maurer Söhne. Your able to pick the music you would love to
listen too and if you would like to watch yourself ride the ride that is an
Me Minion Mayhem: Despicable
Me Minion Mayhem is a 4-D computer-animated simulator ride attraction
located at Universal Studios
Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Japan. Hope you are
ready to laugh and enjoy a great time being a minion.
Simpson Ride: The Simpsons
Ride. The Simpsons Ride is a simulator ride featured at the Universal Studios
Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood theme parks. The ride is based on
the animated television series The Simpsons. It was first
announced in 2007 and replaced Back to the Future: The Ride at
Located in the Production Central
The Ride 3D: Transformers:
The Ride 3D is a 3D dark ride located at Universal Studios Singapore, Universal
Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida. The ride, based on the
Transformers film franchise, was designed by Universal Creative, Oceaneering
International, and Industrial Light & Magic. Hope your ready to save the
world when you ride this ride.
Island of Adventure: Has Different theme base parks like:
Super Hero Island
Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Hogsmeade
Map of Island of Island
Located in THE LOST CONTIENT
Park River Adventure: Jurassic Park: The Ride is a water-based
amusement ride based on the Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park and Michael
Crichton’s novel of the same name which
the film is based on located at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure in
Orlando, Florida and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan.
Best Part of this ride is the drop, and hope you don’t mind getting wet.
Reign of Kong: is a ride at the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal
Orlando in Florida that is based on the 2005 King Kong film. It began soft
openings on June 9, 2016 and officially opened on July 13, 2016. Remember this
is a 3D ride as well hang on tight.
Located on the
Marvel Super hero
3.The Hulk: The Incredible Hulk Coaster is
a launched roller coaster located in the Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. As the
name suggests, the ride is themed after the comic book superhero
character, the Hulk. The ride was positively
received when it opened on May 28, 1999. Hope you can handle the wind blowing
in your face.
Located on the
Marvel Super hero
Adventures of Spider Man: The Amazing Adventures
of Spider-Man is a motion-based 3D dark ride located at the Islands of
Adventure, Orlando and Universal Studios Japan, Osaka theme parks. Just a FYI
this ride is kind of like the transformers ride.
5. The cat in the hat : Who hasn’t wished they could
disappear into a Dr. Seuss story? Now you can. Grab a seat and swerve this way
and that through one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved classics. Each scene has been
vividly re-created with colorful characters and crazy motion as you twist from
room to room. While the mischief mounts inside the house, The Cat in the Hat™,
and Thing One™ and Thing Two™ make quite a mess. There are bumps. And thumps.
And things going “crash.” Cautious Mr. Krinklebein reminds us that
any minute, Mother will be home. Will you get the house cleaned up in time?
not going to give you all the information some will be left so that you can see
hope this get you more excited to go and have the best time possible.
This should be the last place you go shopping because every store is there that you can think of. here is the link to see the store I added a few pictures from the Disney site. Also one thing that i liked about this place is that is really calm and it helps me relax, because I know once I get back to the hotel I’m going to have to pack and get the kids ready to travel for the next day.
WHEN PLANNING YOUR VACATION SET THE TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO. I ALWAYS MAKE A BUDGET SO I HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH ITS GOING TO REALLY COST ME. I ALSO USE SOME OF MY TAX RETURN MONEY TO HELP WITH THE COST (IT HELPS IN THE LONG RUN). I ALSO PLAN HOW MUCH I’M GOING TO PUT AWAY EACH PAY CHECK AS WELL. MY LAST MONTH BEFORE I GO ON THE VACATION I USE THAT MONTH TO PAY OFF ANY CREDIT CARDS THAT HAVE A BALANCE, AND BILLS SO THAT WHEN I’M ON THE VACATION THAT IS ONE LAST THING I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.
I ALSO TRY TO KEEP IN MIND HOW MUCH I SPEND THE YEAR BEFORE, I PULL MY TRANSACTIONS TO SEE HOW MUCH I ACTUALLY PAID THE WHOLE TRIP.
I ALSO LIKE TO PLAN MONTHS THAT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE PAID OFF.
Theme Park Schedule
23. Island of adventure
24. Universal Studios
25. Animal Kingdom
26. Disney World aka Magic Kingdom
28. Disney Hollywood Studios
30. Leave for the airport
Studio 3-day Hopper: 300.00 a person
Parks that are included
Island of adventure
(Never been to this park) volcano
Orlando Resort Parking: 25.00 per day total for parking 50.00
Package at Universal Orlando Resort: 103.00
(that you will be able to have every picture from the theme park)
Disney Park 4-day Hopper: 400.00 a
-Magic Kingdom aka Disney’s World
Parking Fee: 25.00 per day total four days= 100.00
Food money: 1200.00 (that includes eating at the theme
package deal for Walt Disney World: 169.00
by the Theme Parks
Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway
65 per night
total of 8 days: 520.00
65 per night
total of 4 day: 260.00
7470 W irlo
Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL, 34747
Clarion Inn and Suites
4985 W Irlo
Bronson Memorial, Kissimmee, Fl, 34746
I remember every November I couldn’t wait for my family Vacation. My parents would take me, my siblings, my cousins, and at one point my friend to either Disney World or Disney Land. My parent would switch between the two theme parks. We did good too different parks like Universal Studios, Knott Berry Farm, and ETC. I even been able to see the beaches as well. My parent took me from ages 3-17.
I remember how magical it felt being there. How I could never stop smile. Even though i been so many times, it felt brand new every time I went. I felt like a princess. I felt like anything was possible just because I was at Disney.
I remember that I didn’t mind waiting in line to ride the rides, i was just happy to be there. I remember some of the places we would go and eat and some of the conversation around the table as we ate.
I remember the parades and the fireworks and always thinking to myself, there is no place like it. I remember the feeling every time I had to leave I felt like a piece of me was no longer happy.
Then I had my daughter and the one tradition I wanted to bring back was going on a family vacation. I talked to my parents and they were on board. Even as adult I have the same feeling, that I had when I was a kids. I’m also glad that I’m making memories for my kids like my parents did for me.
This blog is to show you about family vacation, well mostly mine and hope you enjoy the information from me to you.