My wife and I would like to start planning our first trip to Disney World as a family. We were both there in high school, but its been over 10 years. We have a 4 year old son and our daughter will be 3 in October. Looking to go sometime in 2016, so we are making plans now, to maximize our point saving strategy. Here is our situation, and the thoughts I have. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Airfare: We live in Alabama, so I am planning on driving. Saving our air miles for a trip to the Mall of America sometime. Lodging: Planning to use SPG points and staying at the Dolphin/Swan. We will take advantage of the stay 4 nights get 1 free. $18/day parking and resort fees will be put on the SPG AMEX card. I already have enough points, so we are good to go there. Tickets: I had no idea how expensive tickets were..... From my research, I found an article that shows how you can use Capital One Venture miles for tickets purchased from Undercover Tourist as they are categorized under travel (tickets purchased directly from Disney are not). Neither of us have every had these cards. The jist is that my wife and I would meet minimum spend, earn 46,000 miles each (40,000 from bonus after meeting minimum spend and 6,000 miles for that $3,000 spend) which equates to $460 each in statement credits from travel purchases, or $920. We would each then purchase an adult and child ticket. A "3 day park hopper - plus extra day" would cost us each $710.90 ($364.95 adult and $345.95 child). Using the miles from Capital One, we could each use our miles to "erase" $460 of the $710.90, so our net cost for 2 tickets would be $250.90 (or $501.80) for our family of 4 to visit Disney World for 4 days. The article is from 2013, so I am not sure if this trick still works, or if there is a better option out there. These tickets never expire, so that is a plus too. Food: We are not looking to break the bank on this one. Maybe a special meal here and there, but we usually try to eat cheap. For example, when we cruse, we just stick to the buffet. Our kids just pick and dont eat a lot of any one thing. lol. Maybe we use my wife's Discover IT Card and Chase Freedom card to pay for the food and then use the cash back we have been accumulating from the 5% rotating categories to pay them off? But I really need help with this one. Any thoughts? I think that has about covered it. Any feedback, comments, or other tips/tricks would be appreciated. Thank you.