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Old 10-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #121
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We are hoping to either go March 30 - April 8 or June 11 - June 20. I am leaning more towards June because I'm really, really, REALLY hoping for YES tickets. We will have free airline more than likely with SW miles.

We'll have 10 day hoppers w/ Waterpark and more
No dining plan

Right now it's looking around $5,000 BUT I'm hoping to get that down to about $4,000.

Also sticker shock for us with our little guy turning 3 also.

Looking into Swan or Dolphin w/ teacher discount.

So much fun we're going AGAIN!

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2011 - Port Orleans French Quarter
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2013 - Leaving New Year's Day! Surprise Christmas present for our boys. - Port Orleans French Quarter
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #122
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I was feeling quite a bit of buyers remorse for the trip I had booked and listed previously on this thread, so I made some changes.

Now our trip is as follows:

Travel Dates: 4/18/13 - 4/28/13 (10 nights/11 days)
Travel Party: 2 Adults, 2 Children (8 and 6 at time of travel)
Resort: Beach Club, Garden View Room = $2925.48 (with 40% military discount)
Airfare: RT from Boston via Jet Blue = $1181.40 (this includes travel insurance)
Food and souvenirs: $1750 (we'll be using TiW card)
Tickets: $0 (we have annual passes from this year that I've already included the entire purchase of on our last trip.
Grand Total: $5856.88

A lot better than the $7600 I was approaching, and still a real nice vacation, IMHO.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #123
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Disney Vacation

February 2013: 7N
3 Adults, 1 Child
Celebrating 5th Birthday
Final Quote was a shocker. Had based trip on 2012 prices & didn't except prices to increase so much.

AoA - Nemo
$5500 includes AAA Discount. Hoping for FD!

Air: $800
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #124
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3 adults 2 kids 2&9(just made cut off age yay)
Around $4700
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #125
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Sept 14-21 at POR preferred 2 rooms
3 adults 2 kids over 10 1 below 9
5 day park hopper
Free dining from our bounce back
Around 4900
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #126
i surely didn't want to have to use the gorillapod
I'd tell my husband to bite it, but that's just me
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Me, DH, DD9

12/29/12 - 1/4/13
Disney Pop Century
6 nights, 4 MYW days
No dining plan this time
No insurance

Then 2 nights at Royal Pacific at US
3day Costco Tix $432
No dining plan

Using Delta Skymiles so no airfare OOP

Doggie Daycare $350
Airport offsite parking $100

Food and beverage estimates: $1200

$4509 ugh I wish I had not done that.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:12 PM   #127
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Mine is booked but has contingencies based on what promos come out. Historically speaking, there should be some sort of promo for our dates (2/1-2/9/13).

LM room at AoA for 8 nts if they offer free dining: $2,660
Other value room if they offer 30% room only discount & exclude LM: $2,797
Staying at Liki Tiki Village instead: $2,490

The particulars included in prices:
3 in our party (2 adults and one 5yr old)
7-day MYW tix
1 day @ Universal IOA w/ lunch there
1 day @ SeaWorld w/ lunch there
1 hr Sea Raycers rental
Pirates & Pals Fireworks cruise
Hoop Dee Doo Revue
3 character meals
4 other TS meals
9 CS meals
10 snacks (more if free DP)
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
2 cheap hotels stays on way to and from WDW (using Discover rewards)
Parking (if staying at condo)
$675 in rewards (incl. $400 for opening 2 Disney Visa cards)

No matter which scenario we wind up with, I think we've gotten a FANTASTIC value, so I'm very excited!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #128
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We have only booked our flights, so the MYW package is based upon today's search - should be booking in the next couple of weeks, as we make ADR's Nov. 30th!
Dates: 5/28/13 - 6/7/13 (10 nights/11 days)
Who's Going: 2 Adults, 2 Children (8 and 5, turning six during our stay)
Resort: POR, royal guest room, garden view, dining plan, 9 day park tickets, no hoppers, no water park and more, $5368.32 (no discounts as of yet)
Airfare: RT from Omaha via Delta $1666.44 (this includes travel insurance)

Grand Total: $7034.76 Really hoping for a GREAT discount, as our budget is supposed to be around $6000!
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No countdown for now, but a trip in December of this year or perhaps next is in the works - woo hoo!
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #129
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April 6-14 2013 8 Nights
2 Bedroom Bay Lake Tower 3 Adults, 2 Disney Adults

DVC 470 points $3080
Tickets- 2 DVC AP's & 3-8 Day Hoppers $1894
Airfare SEA to MCO $1797
Food + TIW card $2061
Universal 1 day $440

TOTAL $9272

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #130
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Since I am missing this year, I am going twice next year.

June 2013; me, DF (my favorite bartender), her DD18 and DS14. We are celebrating DD18 high school graduation. And my First Road trip - we are driving from Delaware.

POR - Standard room, 7 nights; 8 day PH ticket; MYW Dining Plan Plus

me: $2,321.36

her: $1,843.40

December 2013; me, three friends from work

POR, 4 nights, garden view room; 5 day PH ticket; MYW Dining Plus AND Disney Wonder, 3 night Bahamian cruise; Deluxe Family Veranda Cabin with transfers.

Each: $1,575.00
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #131
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My family has two separate reservations. We're doing 6 days/5 nights at Pop Century with a 5 day hopper pass and Quick Service dining. Our travel dates are 2/23-2/28.

For my parents and I:
$1877.97 for the package + $870 for the flight (Boston to MCO), or $915.99 each.

For my sister and BIL (plus their 1-year old):
$1462.44 for the package + $580 for the flight, or $1021.22 each (not counting the baby!).

I'm a lot more thrifty than the rest of my family, so I'm only budgeting about $150 for shopping and meals not included in the dining plan.

We were originally books at AoA in the Little Mermaid rooms, but switched to Pop to get the Stay, Play, Dine discount, which worked out to be almost the same as free dining for us. I'm a little sad about missing out on AoA, but it's worth it to save $$$!

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #132
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Updating mine...

Jan 4 - Jan 18, 2013

Me, DD14, DS17
OKW 1BR 14 nights at 35% off (will hopefully be 40% with AP discount) $4704.14
Airfare $793.90
Tickets $0 (we have APs that we already used for 20 days this year--so counting this as a freebie)
No dining plan
Groceries $250 (based on last trip of 16 days)
Spending money - Probably around $1000. Can't see us buying too much besides our four ADR's, snacks, an arcade card, and a few trinkets when we've already been twice in the past year.
Petsitter $700

Total: $7447
Next trip BCV 2/14
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:48 AM   #133
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I have found this thread very interesting!! I hope to be able to dish out that much money for a vacation one day! I would be living it UP and going crazzzzyyy!!!

I might be off topic, but my husband and I are going Dec8th-Dec13th this year and I'm excited. Is there a 2012 thread I missed?! ANYWAYS...

Plane Tickets: $111 pp ($222)
baggage fees: ($70)
All Star Sports 5 nights w/FL resident discount: $427...sharing with another couple....($214)
4 day tickets FL resident discount....$192 pp ($384)

Grand Total: $890 plus the cost of quick service meals and 2 pairs of mickey ears
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:34 AM   #134
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A lot

But then we are making it a rather special trip :

Starting the 26th of april 2013 :Take the boat from the UK : Queen Mary 2

Arrive a week later in new york, take the train from there to florida. (hubby is major trainlover )
Get off in Jacksonville, rent a car and take it easy travelling to WDW arriving three days later.
Get a standard room at the Wilderness Lodge for 13 nights, 10-day park hopper tickets. Hopefully with a room-discount. Free dining doen't work for us since we share every meal except buffets of course. The amounts of food served are just too much for us!

Fly home.

Cost will be about 10-12K ($)....

But hey: we can afford it. We have no kids, both have a good job and we spend little on other things. We just like to travel
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #135
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Staying at CSR
Check in: August 18
Check out: August 23
Me, DW, DS (11), DS (11)
6 day tickets (no hopping & no water parks)
DDP (received a bounce back offer for free dining this past August)
Total price for this: $2,142.00

Add another $500 to $600 for traveling roundtrip (we drive)
and about $300 for sovenirs
for a grand total of about $3,000.00
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