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Old 05-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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We are going Oct 2-7 (2 adults)

5 nights at POFQ standard room
6 day park hoppers

$2100 (I am hoping this will go down if they offer Free Dining for Oct because we are booked at all rack rate prices right now)

R/T airfare on Delta from Louisville, KY


I am stocking up on Disney Gift Cards every time I go to Kroger (they are doing 4X fuel points right now, so I may buy a few extra). I am planning to take around $500 in Gift Cards and just a little bit of cash for incidentals like airport food, etc.

Total - about $3100
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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Too much! We've been saving all year. Eleven days at YC CL lagoon view, 3 adults, airfare from Boise, Idaho, 10 day park hoppers, food, food, food, and a few souvenirs will come to seven grand. But.....we are going to have a grand time!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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7/8 - 7/14 2 adults a 13 year old and a 9 year old
AKL Arusha view w/Bunk beds - Deluxe dining plan...Military discount $3300

4 day park hopper tickets w/military discount - $672

Airfare - this is where it eats us up...3 flying into ATL from Phoenix on the 7th to meet up with the 4th person in our party - then 4 flying into Disney on the 8th - Total airfare $2200
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #19
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We didnt go as a family last year so Ill do 2010 trip:
2 adults/2children/1 infant
6days/5 nights at the Poly CL 35% off PIN code
Reg DP
4 day park tix
flights from Baltimore for 5ppl $1200

This year:
2 adults/2 kids(my parents will have our 13yo in their room and they are paying for her)
8 days/7 nights at POR in a RGR
7 day park tix w/ wp& more
flights for 5 from Baltimore(some using SW points)$910
BUT if we get FD, itll save $929 so about the same as our last trip. I was thinking itll be with one less child but in 2010 our DD was only 2 and didnt count so its probably about the same with 2 extra days

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #20
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I think I paid too much this trip cause we are going in June which is peak and I think I usually go in non-peak and get free dining lately, but with 2 people I'd rather have the 30% off on the Deluxe.
June 2-9, 2012
2 Adults
YC Garden View
8 day park hopper
Regular meal plan for the 8 days
Resort total: $3862.66
Jet Blue: $579.20
Grand Total: $4441.86

I have a $325 gift card from Disney Visa
$25 Disney gift card for Mother's Day gift from my son
Plus some cash if I need it. Hopefully I won't need more than that. I did already put aside $4.00 a day for Mousekeeping in a separate envelope too.

I think next time we'll go mod or value.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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2 adults, 3 children at AoA for 5 nights in August, WPPHM tickets, DDxP. $4772. Airfare for 5: $1200.

Grand total $5972.

Of course we are going the week for no free dining, and no discounts for AoA. If a miracle happens and we get another discount, we'll get more souvenir money. I've already paid in full.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #22
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Okay - I will make everyone feel better. Just for airfare it's costing us $3,000 per person so thats $6,000 for two of us just to get there!
Part and parcel of living down under!

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #23
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7 day Park hopers
Deluxe Dinning

Total $3850

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #24
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Glad to know I'm not the only one that went a little overboard this year. We're taking my in-laws for their First Time, so I decided to do 2BDR Villas for the 6 of us. I just updated today for a split stay between BWV (our favorite for its location) and AKV - Kidani. For a while I thought I would save money because there weren't any 2 BDRs available at Kidani with Savannah View. But when I called today to change the reservations, there it was. Couldn't resist.

That wouldn't be so bad except the trip is 12 nights. And APs for everyone, though my in-laws can get the Florida Resident rate. So that's over $14K before we even book the airfare. And with the 2BDRs I'm not likely to get any applicable discounts. Although I will have TIW for food discounts.

So there it is. It's going to be pricey. But my in-laws are already getting excited and introducing them to the magic that is Disney will be worth it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #25
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Wow some of you got some great deals!
My DH goes on an annual fishing trip in June, and we usually don't do anything, but this year we decided to go to WDW!
But it's very pricey.
We are going for SWW also.
Arriving June 8th to June 12th, 4 nights, 5days, pool view at AKL.
Airfare $580
wDW 1,900
Total: $2,480
Pretty pricey for the short stay, and just two people.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #26
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Let's see:

2 rooms @ ASSpo May 31st - June 9th with Free QS Dining upgraded to DDP and 9 day tickets (no add-ons) ----- $5,200

We are driving from Houston, gas should be around $350

So $5,550 before you talk about spending money.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #27
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September 9-15
Pop Century Resort
Accessible preferred room
3 Adults
Free Quick-Service Dining
6-Day non-park hopping tickets

Plus about $150 for gas and $165 for boarding two dogs.

Total $1956, not counting money for souvenirs and extra snacks.

Of that, $500 is covered by a bonus from work and $725 of yard sale proceeds. So out of pocket is just $730 plus fun money. Not bad for a weeklong vacay!

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #28
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6 days, 5 nights POR royal room plus free dining with hopper. September value season.

Almost $2400 for the package For 3 AD and 1 child.
Airfare: $1200 total.
Grand total for 4: 3600.

I just booked a second room for my SIL and two kids. Royal room plus dining and hopper. No free dining. $2533. September value season. (I'm hoping I can get them a better deal later on in the summer.)

Airfare: $1056.
Grand total for 3: $3589 wow...even with the promotion of 20% off rack rate.

So for two rooms in sepr at POR RR... $7189 or averages a little over a grand a person with air.

Last year I went with my Sis. We paid $1690 for ASMo free dining plus hopper.
Air was about the same.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Lemurone View Post
6 nights at AoA
5 day park hoppers
Free QS dining upgraded to Dining
$2234 I think

4 ppl (2 kids)

Gas may be $250 or so (who knows what prices will be, currently we are at $3.40)

So that's about $2500. Adding in BBB and pirate league plus meals traveling, and clearance souvenirs I am stocking and ones we will buy I bet it will be $3k minimum.

Our first trip so I can't say if it's expensive!
IMHO...you did great!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #30
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We'll be at Pop from 9/23- 9/29.
We got Quick service dining and base tickets for 2 adults, 2 kids.
200pt. arcade card and $50 Disney gift card.
Plus about $300 in gas from NC and $300-$400 for incidentals...
Pretty good for us, considering that last time we went we went the week before Christmas, stayed at Grand Floridian, ate a ton of character meals and who knows what all that cost (It was the grandparents' Christmas gift to us).
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