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Old 10-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Montegut View Post
H wanted to be there on our anniversary, October 9th, which apparently was a peak time. He also wanted to stay at the Contemporary, have a fireworks view, so yes, we paid top dollar for that, too. Got the Deluxe because he wanted to eat at the fancy restaurants. Got the park hopper because we were afraid of the crowds and wanted to be able to go to another park if it was too crowded. We did actually park hop at least two, maybe three of the days.

H refuses to stay off site because he said if he drives, it's not a vacation. H did a Father Son trip with S for middle school graduation, where they stayed at a Value, perhaps Music, and hated the bus time. Also wanted to be on the monorail.

So, because of what H wanted for the big trip, don't know where I could have cut costs, but hoping for help, as I feel like my ignorance probably cost me a lot.

I would really love to go with my S and H for a family trip, something we've never done. We paid Catholic school tuition all Son's life, so it was always a choice of tuition versus vacation, so I can count on one hand how many vacations we've had.

Now, son is 20 y/o, and I really want to see Animal Kingdom with him. Since H has the provision of onsite, hoping to get some tips from you guys.

May have to move this post to another thread, but would love to hear some advice, as son will turn 21 next year and will be off to grad school, so time is running out for us to have that family trip.

We were blessed that son got a full scholarship to college, so we were able to make this trip, but thanks to the Disney Visa, we have six months to pay off without interest.

Thanks for any help, guys!
I don't blame your DH for wanting to stay onsite. My DH and I are the same way. We feel it's more relaxing to just take the ME from the airport and not have to bother with baggage claim or driving there.

CR TPV is an expensive room type! Have you considered staying at any of the other Deluxe resorts or in a different room type?
Visited WDW once a year(sometimes twice a year)between 1987 and 2000, stayed at FW Campground most of those times, FW Cabins one time, ASMu one time,and an offsite hotel a few other times.Since 2003 my DH and I have taken 8 trips to WDW and 1 DCL together.We stayed at an offsite hotel in 2003 and 2005, ASMo in 2008,CBR in 2009,Poly in 2010,2011,2012,2013. Bahamian Disney Cruise in 2013. YC stay and Western Caribbean Cruise in 2014. BC stay and Eastern Caribbean Cruise in 2015!!

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