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Byline: Ellen Creager
ORLANDO, Fla. _ Darn it, isn't anyone scrimping on their Disney World vacation?
I'm here to look for families who can give cost-cutting tips.
Instead, I get, oh, gee, let's see ... the Sodrel family.
They've dropped $4,000 in a week visiting with their four daughters, staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in a deluxe room. It's their sixth year vacationing at Disney World.
They love Disney World. They're crazy about Disney World. In fact, those are their daughters and niece over there in the red-and-black polka-dot $60 Minnie Mouse dresses and $18 white mouse ears with bridal veils, hopping the bus to Epcot.
"We're Disney veterans," says Noah Sodrel of Greenwood, Ind. "Yes, it's an expensive place. But for us, having fun is the issue. When we've tried to save money, it's not the same."
Well, OK. But does he have any tips for someone who might want to try?
"We try to come off peak, like now" in January, he says.
"And we got the meal plan. We worked it out. It's cheaper."
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