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Sparrow624
09-21-2012, 11:44 AM
Ok,

Here are the rules. You have $2,000.00

You must choose a resort, length of stay, ticket package (or not), dining (or not). You must use rack rates. I am curious to see all of the different options. There is no overall goal, just what would you do with a $2,000.00 Budget. You can use any time of the year you want. Using Disney website. Why $2,000 ? According to a report one of my students did, this is the average amount spent by an American "couple" on a vacation. Interesting.

Here's Mine:

4 nights, 5 days
POR -River View
4 day full park hoppers
$1600
Leaves $400 for food/other.

TJDisneymama
09-21-2012, 12:06 PM
well I just happened to book our trip and it came to almost exactly $2,000 ($1950). It's for 2 adults, 2 children:

5 nts. AoA Nemo suite
4 day base passes
trip insurance

Of course if that's our total budget then it leaves us no $$ for food or flights, lol.

mouseketeermama
09-21-2012, 12:15 PM
POR Royal Room-Standard View
5 days/4 nights
4 day park hoppers
DDP

mouseketeermama
09-21-2012, 12:18 PM
AKL CL
4 days/3 nights
4 day base tickets
No dining
$1968.60

Emteach
09-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Alright, I love this idea. This is for a trip for 2.

Art of Animation - Little Mermaid Standard Room
6 days, 7 nights
Park Hopper Option
7 Day Water Park and More Package
Free DDP, thats the goal anyways!

$1537.88

mouseketeermama
09-21-2012, 12:25 PM
Pop Pool View
7 days/6 nights
7 day base tix
DDP
$1992.56

mouseketeermama
09-21-2012, 12:28 PM
GF outer building CL
3 days/2 nights
3 day hoppers
no dining
$1982.56

mouseketeermama
09-21-2012, 12:39 PM
Preferred campsite at Fort Wilderness
8 Days/7 nights
8 day base tickets
DDP
$1993.68

Irin997
09-21-2012, 12:42 PM
FUN! Here's mine - Not that I would do it, it was just fun:

2 adults, 1 child (12)
6 nights at Ft. Wilderness Pop Up Site (In Feb)
7 Day base passes
QSDP
$1,943.10

I figured I'd look for the best bang for the buck at rack rates. :)

Here's another in Nov:

2 adults, 1 child (12)
5 nights at ASMU
6 day base passes
QSDP
$1,953.31

spiceycat
09-21-2012, 01:32 PM
using mousesavers for pricing

Pop century 7 nights - 6 days (with hopper and water parks) - free dinning - driving my car = this is sept, 2013
740 for hotel
592.12 - 6 day for 2
168.28 - hopper and waterparks for 2
$1500.42 - TOTAL

mousesavers has the 2013 rates for the hotels

monica9
09-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Dates: 12-10-12 until 12-15-2012
Resort: POR
Room: Royal Guest room-standard
Dining: Free
Tickets: 5 day base ticket
Total: $1976.82

darkpixie08
09-21-2012, 02:03 PM
What a cool thread. It'd be fun to see what people come up with for various price points. $2k, $4k or 5k, and an elaborate complete splurge vacation, with no limit.

Allieran3
09-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Ok here mine actually happening in just 66 days whoop whoop!

2 adults/1 child (15)
8 nights Little Mermaid @ AoA
8 day basic tickets
Free QSDP

$1,861.00

monica9
09-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Ok here mine actually happening in just 66 days whoop whoop!

2 adults/1 child (15)
8 nights Little Mermaid @ AoA
8 day basic tickets
Free QSDP

$1,861.00

What a good deal.....8 nights and you got it for that cheap?

monica9
09-21-2012, 05:17 PM
Can I please do my ultimate trip???

Resort: Poly
Date: 12-23-1-02 (For Christmas AND New Years eve (aka my b-day)
Room: Theme Park View Club Level
Package:10 day park Hopper
Dining: Premium Package

2 adults 1 4yr old

ready for this......$16,897.54

wdw lifer
09-21-2012, 10:07 PM
The real question is what Does the average family spend on a WDW vacation. I would love to see a poll on that one.

loveshak22
09-21-2012, 11:11 PM
Can I please do my ultimate trip???

Resort: Poly
Date: 12-23-1-02 (For Christmas AND New Years eve (aka my b-day)
Room: Theme Park View Club Level
Package:10 day park Hopper
Dining: Premium Package

2 adults 1 4yr old

ready for this......$16,897.54

:rotfl: Haha - just a tad over $2,000!!!

loveshak22
09-21-2012, 11:17 PM
I'm a little over the $2,000 but not by much and I'd pick to go at the end of January so there would probably be FD or a RO that would bring me under $2,000...but, assuming no discount and I only had $2,000 I'd do the following:

End of January
5 nights
POFQ - King bed
4 day of park tickets (no hopper)
DDP

Total: $2,172.34

Again, if history is any indication there would probably be FD and my total would come down to about $1,800!! If not I'd search under couch cushions and under car seats until I found the $172.34!!

Also, I didn't include travel costs to and from Disney so my budget is still kind of cheating :)

phillymummer
09-22-2012, 07:00 AM
So, we don't need to include transportation in that $2k? If not, then that is great, bc airfare would take a big chunk of that! Also, is this $2k out own money or did we win it in Disney gift cards? That factor would actually affect how I spend that money. Am I thinking too much about this? :laughing:

Butterflygirl35
09-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Can I please do my ultimate trip???

Resort: Poly
Date: 12-23-1-02 (For Christmas AND New Years eve (aka my b-day)
Room: Theme Park View Club Level
Package:10 day park Hopper
Dining: Premium Package

2 adults 1 4yr old

ready for this......$16,897.54

Can I join you??? Lol

Simba's Girl
09-22-2012, 07:20 AM
You must use rack rates.

The rule follower that I am....

1/21/13-1/24/13
2 Adults
DAKL Standard room CL
4 day base tickets

$1968.60

I wouldn't ever pay rack rates IRL though

Belle83
09-22-2012, 08:38 AM
Fun :)

Our trip is just slightly over $2,000, but that's excluding airfare, Universal, Sea World, Kennedy, MVMCP, etc. The package was $2,155.88, for:
- 2 Adults
- 7 Nights @ Port Orleans Riverside (Dec.11-Dec. 18)
- King Bed Room
- 6-day MYW Tickets
- Free Dining

Playing around on the website, you could do:

- 2 Adults
- 4 Nights @ Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jan. 29-Feb.2)
- Standard / King Room
- 4-day MYW Tickets
- Quick-Service Dining
- $2,126.34

or:

- 2 Adults
- 6 Nights @ All-Star Music (March 11-March 17)
- Standard Room
- 6-day MYW Tickets
- Quick-Service Dining
- $2,155.88

princessmomma92
09-22-2012, 08:47 AM
I just got back. 7 nights at Pop, 5 day tix, free dining costed me $1287 for 2. Gas was less than $150 (I live in Alabama). Spent about $80 on souveniers for nieces and nephews. Comes to a little over $1500.

Next yr we're staying in AoA LM room. Hoping for free dining. Think price was around $1350. Next year will be lots more on souveniers bc Neices and nephews are going with us and I like to spoil them. :))

jamescanuck2001
09-22-2012, 08:50 AM
the OP is clever.... has $2000 budgeted for a trip and got everyone doing the planning

phillymummer
09-22-2012, 07:37 PM
the OP is clever.... has $2000 budgeted for a trip and got everyone doing the planning

:rotfl2:
HOWEVER! She didn't say to include transportation costs in that $2k, so if she has to pay for plane tickets or a lot of gas money and a hotel on the way, none of those plans will work! ;)

Here is my plan (No transportation included)

Trip #1
2 adults/ 1 child (age 7)
4 nights at at CB
3-day base tickets

Total: $1585.81

The rest would be left for food- OOP.

Trip #2
2 adults/ 1 child (age 7)
4 Nights in a perferred room at AoA/ LM room
3-day base tickets
3 tickets to the Christmas Party
DP w/ 1 QS, 1 TS

Total: $1998.48

Muddypaws
09-22-2012, 07:48 PM
$2000 wouldn't cover our airfare.:lmao:

ajh88
09-22-2012, 10:52 PM
So, for 2 adults, May 16-21, 2013 (for a Star Wars Weekend!):

5 nights, AOA Little Mermaid room
6 day MYW tickets with Water Parks & more option
Quick service dining plan

$1856.80 (transportation costs not included!)

Not terrible...you could cut it more if you had to (drop WPM, drop dining, etc.) - thought QSDP would be good for the tasty looking food court at AoA!

dis_guy
09-23-2012, 11:57 AM
$2000 wouldn't cover our airfare.:lmao: Maybe you can. $1833 for 4, booking way ahead to next Aug on United. The lowest fares seem to be just after they are released.

We now return you to your original program.:)

Muddypaws
09-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Maybe you can. $1833 for 4, booking way ahead to next Aug on United. The lowest fares seem to be just after they are released.

We now return you to your original program.:)

Would they allow us to pitch a tent in the parking lot, do you think?;)

Sparkly
09-23-2012, 12:57 PM
Ooh, this is fun!

1 adult, staying 1-8 November 2012

8 nights at POP in a standard room with QSDP and 7-day MYW with park hopper.
$1,541.82

That's really cheap, actually.

10 nights with MYW + park hopper tickets and the QSDP is $2,026!