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How to do Walt Disney World on no budget

Hilary Sargent
Member exclusive by Hilary Sargent

Walt Disney World has long sold itself as the fantasyland for the everyman (and woman) and, as a result, has become the most visited theme park on the planet. But Disney is not immune to the siren call of well-heeled travelers. Just as airlines try to woo business and first-class passengers and their hefty profit margins, and Las Vegas resorts set up ever-more-exclusive hotels within hotels to cater to a high-roller crowd, so too has Disney gone after the upscale traveler who’s looking for more than a turkey leg and a Dole Whip.

“If your standards are really high for food and hotels and service, there are options,” says Robin Hutson, founder of luxury family travel website Luxe Recess. “But you have to know where to look.”

So what does a high-end Disney vacation for a family of four look like?