Financial advisors will often tell you to steer clear of debt unless absolutely necessary. But let’s face it, life has its priorities—sometimes kids need braces or the car breaks down. And then there’s Disneyland.

According to a new study from Lending Tree, half of all parents go into debt when taking their kids to a Disney theme park. Imagine this: a family of four shells out around $700 a day just for tickets. Toss in a few churros or the iconic blue Star Wars milk, and suddenly the magic kingdom turns into a kingdom of financial quicksand for many parents.

But here’s the twist—even the financial advisors can’t resist Mickey’s charm. They say, “Go ahead, make those dreams come true.” Just don’t max out your credit cards. End up needing a loan shark, and your dream vacation might come with a hefty interest rate—or, worse yet, an unwelcome visit from a big guy named Bruno.

The allure of Disneyland is strong, but it’s crucial to weigh the pros and cons before diving headfirst into debt. A magical day can quickly turn into a financial nightmare if not managed wisely. Picture it—trying to explain to a loan shark why you can’t pay your Disney debt with a Mickey Mouse voice. Not so funny when it’s real, right?

What’s your take on this? Have you found yourself financially stretched after a Disney trip? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s keep the conversation going!

Source: KSLNewsRadio