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Old 07-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #781
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Thats smart ........ how many miles ?
We have given up on driving .........we are approx 1000 miles each way. The wear and tear on our bodys, and the loss of precious vacation time changed our minds. We used always drive . Now we fly.

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We're driving from Tifton, GA. We're only about 5 hrs. away.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #782
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We're driving from Tifton, GA. We're only about 5 hrs. away.
Lucky........... (said in a Napoleon Dynomite accent) !

We would so drive if we were only 5 hours away !

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:42 PM   #783
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Lucky........... (said in a Napoleon Dynomite accent) !

We would so drive if we were only 5 hours away !

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Funny thing is, we don't go often. At all. This is my children's first time at WDW, and my hubby and I are going for the first time since 2006.

EDIT: We just get so busy!
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #784
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Okay, I did it. Wish I hadn't. I'm a teacher, I don't make this kind of money and probably cannot (or should not) afford this trip!
Fantasy cruise July 13-20, then OKW 1bdrm July 20-26
$2000 10 day no expire tickets for 3 (paid cash)
$1600 flights (we totally got cheated here)
$4100 cruise (paid cash from tax return)
$140 groceries to be delivered
Free hotel room night before cruise (used reward points)
$175 transportation to port and back (split with my sister)
$1100 DVC maintenance
$400 food and souvenirs (this may be too low or too high, who knows...we've never been before)
Total $9515.

OMG. I cannot show this to my DH.

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #785
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We're going Sep 10 - Sep 14!

I took advantage of the Free Dining offer so it'll be our first visit on the dining plan but I'm looking forward to branching out to new restaurants we wouldn't usually try because of the price.

2 of us staying at All Star Sports for 4 nights, with 5 day Park Hopper tickets: $1124
We decided to pay the upgrade fee from QSD to the regular plan for a difference of: $144
I booked our flights through Southwest and had points from the 50k points when you open a new card offer so we only paid the security fees: $10
Using Magical Express transportation: free!
Extra meals (since only 2 are included)/Spending Money: $200

=$1478

Since we spend as much time as possible in the parks, the value resorts are definitely the way to go for us so I feel like we got a great deal! Plus, I bought an annual pass during last year's marathon weekend so I'll be using that instead of the 5 day ticket and saving my 5 day ticket for my boyfriend to use during this year's marathon weekend! It may make this trip slightly more expensive than the room only offer + only 1 ticket would have been but considering we would be buying it anyways come January we're definitely coming out ahead.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #786
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Okay, I did it. Wish I hadn't. I'm a teacher, I don't make this kind of money and probably cannot (or should not) afford this trip!
Fantasy cruise July 13-20, then OKW 1bdrm July 20-26
$2000 10 day no expire tickets for 3 (paid cash)
$1600 flights (we totally got cheated here)
$4100 cruise (paid cash from tax return)
$140 groceries to be delivered
Free hotel room night before cruise (used reward points)
$175 transportation to port and back (split with my sister)
$1100 DVC maintenance
$400 food and souvenirs (this may be too low or too high, who knows...we've never been before)
Total $9515.

OMG. I cannot show this to my DH.

I totally hear you! Mine was in the $3,000 range, but we do it four times a year, OMG! That is a lot of freakin' money!
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #787
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AP discounted room---5 nights at CSR---$820.
RT airfare for 3 Spirit Airlines--$580.
Had AP from last year so no charge for park tickets ( counted them into last years budget).
Have tables in wonderland card from last year to help cover dining expenses. Figuring ~2000 for 6 days.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #788
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yep...

Sept 7-29, 2013
2 adults

airfare Sydney, Australia-mco $5600

BWV 8-15 sept using our DVC points
wdw ap -last year $0
wdw OOP dining $600
car hire $400

FOS cruise B2B $6500
cruise excursions $800
insurance $300
hotel acom $100

total $14,300

then add shopping and spending aprox $3000 (we love Orlando outlet shopping)

this is why we work full time
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #789
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When people say "I have an AP so my tickets are free" or I have "DVC so my room is free" it makes no sense! You paid how much for 4 AP's? Over 2k! You paid how much for DVC? Thousands upfront and thousands per year! Factor that in to your trip cost.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #790
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When people say "I have an AP so my tickets are free" or I have "DVC so my room is free" it makes no sense! You paid how much for 4 AP's? Over 2k! You paid how much for DVC? Thousands upfront and thousands per year! Factor that in to your trip cost.
I can only speak for the AP issue, but we got 22 days out of our AP's over the course of 2 11-day trips. At the military rate we paid for the AP's (we paid $1928 for 2A, 2C), we practically got our monies worth in the first 11 day stay, the second trip was a bonus so nope, I don't factor that in to the cost of the 2nd trip.

ETA: *I did factor in the total cost of my AP's when posting the cost of my 2012 trip in a previous thread, so I think it's fair not to consider a cost for the 2013 trip.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #791
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Last year we had AP's and stayed 26 days over 3 different trips within the year our AP's were good. Plus we are DVC, so it came to about $14.61 per person per day for park tickets.

Our DVC yearly fees are in the hundreds, not the thousands. We bought in 8 years ago and spent as much as many of these posters are quoting for just a one week trip.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #792
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This is going to be painful... Here I go anyways...

Dates: 12/2 to 12/7
Resort: Polynesian Resort
Room Type: Theme Park View
Group: 2 adults, 3 children (3, 4 and 6)
Tickets:4-day base tix
Dining Plan: Disney Deluxe Dining Plan
Trip Insurance: No
Special Offer: No

Total: $6,418.31
that is over $1000 a day! We are not going this year as I can longer justify spending that much with my oldest in college) but if money were no object I'd be all over another Poly trip. Have a great time.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #793
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Guess it really depends on where you stay and when you go! February trip for two adults and two kids with air fair from maine, all star sports four day park hopper and free dining cost us $3200. That was with trip insurance and photo pass plus. We arrived on Monday and left on Saturday had a great time. I can't see paying for a deluxe or a moderate , they all look the same when you are in the park or a sleep. Some have better location and bigger rooms and better pools, ect. , but POP is our favorite and much less money.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #794
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Nope

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When people say "I have an AP so my tickets are free" or I have "DVC so my room is free" it makes no sense! You paid how much for 4 AP's? Over 2k! You paid how much for DVC? Thousands upfront and thousands per year! Factor that in to your trip cost.
in my world its FREE.....and if that helps me justify the cost then its still FREE.....

but seriously, we do understand your logic, but sometimes creative bookkeeping is a lot more fun and easier to convince the DH to holiday every year to use our FREE AP & FREE DVC.....
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #795
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2 adults, 2 WDW adults and 1 child
7 nights BC SV CL
7 day base tix
$3365.00
$2000 food/souvenir budget
$2000 airfare
Total: $7365
I've been buying GCs at a discount so I'll save roughly $300 off my package price, and another $150 off my food/souvie budget. Since we are staying CL, I don't have to pay for breakfast OOP, and we can go back to the resort for snacks and drinks during the day, and cocktails at night . We are also only eating 2 TS meals the whole week so I think my food costs will be much lower than what I have planned for.

Its definitely our most expensive vacation, but we haven't been in 5 years so its totally worth it!
I'm happy to say that I held off on booking airfare and it did go down, so I ended up booking it for just under $1500.
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