We went to Disney World when I was a kid. "It was great!"... I guess. The thing is.. I don't honestly remember it in any intensely positive way. It didn't change my life. It didn't effect my happiness. It didn't make me feel as if my parents were the most awesome people in the world. It was... just a vacation. What I remember much more clearly and fondly, are all of the fun things that we did on a much less flamboyant level... the times that we would picnic in the woods, the times that we would go to the state fair, the fishing trips that my Dad and I went on, the backyard fireworks show at Grandma's house, etc, etc, etc. Cherished memories have absolutely nothing to do with a one-time expensive theme-park. They instead have everything to do with those inspiring and spontaneous interactions with family and friends. Obviously I don't know the circumstances but if this is a "One or the other" kind of thing, I'm not sure that a trip to an expensive theme park is the best choice. Honestly... I don't know if I would necessarily spend that dough on a Mayones, but I would certainly put aside funds to be able to take some smaller impromptu day trips and things of that nature. In the bigger picture, I sincerely feel that as long as everyone's hearts are in the right place, that the best memories can be made with a minimal amount of money and effort. Lastly... It's not uncommon for a high-dollar excursion to take a serious wrong-turn due to undue stress, high expectations, unenthusiastic participants, or less than ideal circumstances. Just another point of view maybe worth considering.