Our most recent trip to Disneyland in December really turned my family into Disney lovers. I want to try and go more often but the expense of our trip was so great I don't see how it's possible. I added up that we spent about $4k!! I started looking at how to cut our costs, like at Costco they have a 4 day hopper for $159 each. I was just wondering if anyone has more advice and info on how to cut down the price. One big mistake we made was eating at the most expensive places every day for every meal, like the character meals. I don't mind the $15 a person meals that I saw around the park, but the $40 a person meals add up fast! We really enjoyed staying at the Paradise Pier hotel because of the convenience but does anyone know if it's worth staying at a neighborhood hotel to save dollars? Overall it seems the hotel rates are the biggest factor, closely followed by food prices. Thanks for the help folks, maybe we'll be seeing you again soon!