Today’s theme is kind of a novel one, exploring the wide variety of activities and interests Disney can accommodate, especially DVC Members who know Disney like nobody’s business. So, let’s explore fun one-day, resort-focused experiences; all these prices are approximations. Now let’s do Ballin vs. Budget!
Maybe you’re craving some Adventure?
Resort – Animal Kingdom Lodge
Lunch time Dine With An Animal Expert at Sanaa
A night time night-vision goggle savanna experience with the AKL Staff
Dinner at Jiko with South African Wine Pairing
Nightcap at Victoria Falls Lounge
Cost-Roughly $1,000.00 for two people
Maybe you want a nice relaxing escape from the parks?
Resort – The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
A Morning at the spa complete with massages
A shopping trip to Basin
Lunch at Narcoosee’s
A late afternoon Cruise on Grand Yacht One
A 12 course meal with wine pairing at Victoria & Alberts
Cost-Roughly $3,000 for two people
Walk around the grounds and enjoy the music, beaches, and landscaping
Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare
A nice light lunch at Courtyard Pool Bar
Spend the afternoon at the beautiful pools
Dinner at Gasparilla Island Grill, followed by movies in the courtyard
Cost-Roughly $250 for two people
Maybe you want to be closer to Nightlife?
Resort – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
A round of golf in the morning
Followed by an afternoon massage at the spa
Then over to Disney Springs for a quick lunch at Wine Bar George
Shopping at stores like Coach, Kate Spade, And Tommy Bahama
Followed by a lovely dinner at Boathouse
After dinner Amphicar Ride
Dessert from the Ganachery
Cost – Well that depends on how it goes in Coach! Estimated $1,500.00
Quick breakfast at Artists Palette
Rent a Surrey bike and tour the expansive property and enjoy the sights
Lunch at Paddock Grill
Relax after lunch by the pool (Don’t swim for 30 min or whatever)
Walk to Disney Springs for some pin trading
Dinner at Earl Of Sandwich followed by Movies under the stars
Cost – $300
Whatever your aspirations and desires may be, Disney’s DVC Resorts can accommodate any interests and any budgets. These are truly world-class resorts with their own individual and unique charms and amenities. And people with any budget can find magic, delicious food, and creature comforts at any of them. What’s your ideal Ballin or Budget day?
Disclaimer: Some experiences listed may be temporarily unavailable due to COVID. However, we are hopeful to see many of these great experiences return soon.
4 thoughts on “DVC Stays: Ballin vs. Budget”
Great suggestions. Thank you!
Narcoosee’s doesn’t serve lunch. The three nicer restaurants (V&A, Citricos, Narcoosee’s) at the Grand are dinner only.
All good stuff if you are “loaded” with cash! All are over priced in my opinion. Our $100 bucks a day food budget still works!
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