Love To Visit WDW? Here’s How Much It Would Cost To Live There For A Year

Walt Disney World evokes a lot of emotions in people, to the point where many of them really, REALLY would like to live there. In fact, it’s not unusually for superfans of the resort to say they’re going “home” when they make another visit.

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Some people have daydreamed about living at Disney. But have you ever wondered how much it would actually cost to live there, say, for a full year? Fortunately, so has someone else who’s done all the math…

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Are Disney Parks Too Expensive? (If You Think They Are, Here Are Some Ways To Make Them Cheaper)

As someone who has been going to Walt Disney World (WDW) since 1979 and to Disneyland (DL) since the early 1990s I’ve seen a lot happen with the U.S. Disney parks. And, not surprisingly, there have certainly a lot of price changes along the way. But have they just gotten too expensive? Here’s how I see it…

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How Much Is Walt Disney World’s Electric Bill?

Walt Disney World is ginormous. It takes up about 40 square miles (that’s roughly the size of San Francisco). It has 4 full-sized major theme parks, 4 world-class golf courses, 2 miniature golf courses, 2 water parks and a shopping/dining district with dozens upon dozens of storefronts. That’s on top of over 30 resorts and hotels, the vast majority of which are owned and operated by Disney, that contain over 36,000 rooms. There are also all the backstage areas that house the support systems Disney needs to do what it does on a daily basis.

All that stuff needs a whole lot of electricity to keep it running. Can you imagine what their electric bill must be? Well, someone did actually figure it out. Take a look…

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Why Do Hotels Charge A Resort Fee And How Can You Get Out Of Paying It?

A resort fee (also sometimes known as a facility fee, destination fee, amenity fee, or a resort charge), is a separate mandatory (taxed) fee that a guest is charged by a hotel, along with the base room rate and its tax. They began to be added to hotel bills in the late 1990s and are supposed to cover a variety of things, depending on the hotel, such as phone service, newspaper left at your door, high speed internet access, use of the gym or pool, a bottled water or two left in your room every day, continental breakfast, etc.

Why DO hotels charge you for a resort fee, anyway? After all, they didn’t used to. And is there any way to not have to pay it? Well…

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Crazy Ways That Airlines Have Decreased Weight On Planes, To Help Reduce Fuel Costs

When you’re an airline (or any large scale entity that serves the public), every little bit helps the bottom line.

Anybody else old enough to remember yogurt cartons that were 8 ounces? Full half gallon containers of ice cream? When metal toys began to be made out of plastic? When hotels stopped changing the sheets every day?

Those little changes here and there, be it shrinking a package but charging the same amount, or using cheaper materials, or cutting corners by stopping a service that’s conveniently also good for the environment, are small ways that companies can save more money. The way airlines do it though, is pretty fascinating…

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