I was recently helping a friend with her family’s vacation planning. They desperately wanted to go to Disney World, but felt like they couldn’t afford it.
“It’s just so much more expensive than other places,” she said.
I asked her what they were going to do instead.
“Well, we’ll probably go to Cedar Point, instead. It’s cheaper.”
“Are you sure?” I asked, already knowing that she was wrong.
“Pretty sure,” she hedged.
I sat her down and we started running some numbers. She could go to Disney World in value season for five days for about $2,500 for her family of four, including airfare. This included park tickets, a r...