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maxsmom
06-15-2006, 11:34 PM
I just happened across them and was wondering if it was a safe place. I am leary b/c they have 2/$25 and it seems too good to be true if you know what I mean. Thanks for you info. Here's the link:

http://www.orlandofunparks.com/index.cfm?mrksrc=0522004&phone=1-866-281-8643

powellrj
06-16-2006, 12:02 AM
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I copied this from the bottom of the page from your posted link. While I have never taken a timeshare tour from this company, many others have said they are a very hard sell group to deal with.

maxsmom
06-16-2006, 12:09 AM
We've never done one of those for real cheap tickets. I am always curious though and wonder if it's that bad.

Cheshire Figment
06-16-2006, 08:16 AM
Most timeshares will state a 90 minute requirement to get whatever they are offering

However... When you get there you will be invited to go into a lounge for snacks, coffee, etc.

When you are finally taken to the salesperson is when the clock starts. You will be invited, after a movie or something, to tour the property. Ths will be in a golf cart. You will be far from the sales office when the 90 minutes is up.

Once you get back you will stil have more to go through, possibly a "manager" coming in to offer a better deal than the original salesperson.

Actual total time from arrival to departure will be closer to 2.5 hours rather than 90 minutes. Add in travel time both ways and how much time will you be spending?

Calculate your vacation time and hourly cost.

Take the total number of hours from the time you leave home until the time you return. Then subtract out the time sleeping or otherwise spent in your room. This gives you actual vacation time in hours.

Then take the total cost of your trip, transportation, tickets, lodging, meals, etc. Divide this by the number of hours. This gives you a cost per hour for your actual vacation time.

Now look at what you are getting, and consider how much it is really costing you.

BTW, any Disney ticket you get from a timeshare promotion is NOT upgradeable; I know this as I am involved in selling tickets at WDW.

maxsmom
06-16-2006, 10:33 AM
Most timeshares will state a 90 minute requirement to get whatever they are offering

However... When you get there you will be invited to go into a lounge for snacks, coffee, etc.

When you are finally taken to the salesperson is when the clock starts. You will be invited, after a movie or something, to tour the property. Ths will be in a golf cart. You will be far from the sales office when the 90 minutes is up.

Once you get back you will stil have more to go through, possibly a "manager" coming in to offer a better deal than the original salesperson.

Actual total time from arrival to departure will be closer to 2.5 hours rather than 90 minutes. Add in travel time both ways and how much time will you be spending?

Calculate your vacation time and hourly cost.

Take the total number of hours from the time you leave home until the time you return. Then subtract out the time sleeping or otherwise spent in your room. This gives you actual vacation time in hours.

Then take the total cost of your trip, transportation, tickets, lodging, meals, etc. Divide this by the number of hours. This gives you a cost per hour for your actual vacation time.

Now look at what you are getting, and consider how much it is really costing you.

BTW, any Disney ticket you get from a timeshare promotion is NOT upgradeable; I know this as I am involved in selling tickets at WDW.


Thanks! That's why we never thought it would be worth it. We have a few more extra days than we usually do this time and just thought I would get some opinions on it. As I figured, we won't be doing it. Way to big of a pain. I never trust anything like that anyways. I'm always afraid that I'll get to the park and they will say that the tickets aren't any good.