|05-31-2012, 06:58 AM||#181|
Keep moving forward
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Mom to DD (19), DS (17), DS (14) and DS (11) and wife to my very own Prince Charming
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|05-31-2012, 10:39 AM||#182|
Cant get enough of the mouse!
It was tricky with only one bathroom
I will never ever forget that embarrassing episode of being farted upon
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The First State but wishing it was the Sunshine State...
Our two trips are better controlled this year so here goes:
June at YC Garden View
room 4 nights on a AP discount came to $961
Using TIW for our dinners I expect the total to be around $350 for food.
Driving over so gas $50
TTL: $1361 for 5 days 4 nights and we have some gift cards for souvies
Sept Poly Garden View
4 nights on a Travel agent special block $703
Using TIW again so food around the same $350
Driving again gas $50
TTL: $1103 5 days 4nights and no souvies this time
Both trips came out to $2464 and my yearly budget was $2500 so we have very little wiggle room
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(Me-Liz) DH DS (8) DS (2)
|05-31-2012, 10:52 AM||#183|
Join Date: Aug 1999
If you drop down to the RDP instead of the DXDP you can probably save 1000.00 of that 1350.00.
|05-31-2012, 10:53 AM||#184|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2012
This is for November 10th
Port Orleans French Quarter - 4 nights/5 days
4 day MYW Park Hopper passes
$1800 even (so $600 a piece)
That total does not include gas driving to/from Florida (factor in $50 per person) or spending money.
Out of all of the times I have gone to Disney, this will by far be one of the cheapest (I am thanking free dining for that).
|05-31-2012, 01:13 PM||#185|
Join Date: Oct 1999
FYI - Our friends did gift us a week in their Wyndham condo property timeshare in the Canadian Rockies last September; all we paid was the $50 booking etc. fee.
And I know for my upcoming trip example where I am using my AP for a second trip, I actually am prorating the cost per day of pass use; no fooling myself into thinking that the tickets are actually "free" this trip! They aren't until I get past a certain point of use.
Yes, we're talking about a wonderful vacation place but let's not kid ourselves. This is one example of how costs can be underestimated and personal finances sometimes end up in a mess
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|05-31-2012, 01:22 PM||#186|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Mar 2012
3 Dis adults and 1 Dis kid
7 nights at POFQ in Sept.
7-day Park Hoppers
$1100.00 (used $1700.00 in DRD)
Airfare from MO to Orlando
$394.20 (used another $394.20 in Flier Miles)
It's even more exciting to see it written down than it is just telling my husband what an awesome deal I've gotten!
|05-31-2012, 01:49 PM||#187|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Nothing booked yet (crossing my fingers and praying for Free Dining!!!) Planning on a December 2012 trip:
5 nights (2 adults) at POFQ w/ 5 day park hoppers: $1,620
Airfare from MI: $600
$2,220 total, not including souvenirs, OOP meals etc. This is assuming free dining. If no FD then add $500 for food to that total. Blergh.
We did 6 nights at Coronado Springs last year, plus La Nouba and MVMCP and spent $3,500.
Edit: Had to update the airfare to $600. I originally had $300, but there are two of us. I know that amount was too good to be true!
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|05-31-2012, 03:42 PM||#188|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Nov 2010
Very true. We are 3 women in our late 20's/early 30's, and having a great meal at the end of the day at a signature is something we are all looking forward to (enjoy being an adult at Disney before we all have kids etc). It definitely added up though! I'm wondering if it would have been smarter to do a Mod, and then upgrade from the free rdp to dxdp...
The extra cost boils down to $450 each to upgrade...With having nice ts meals, we likely would have spent that (give or take) over the 10 days..maybe a bit less, but I do like the idea of knowing it's all paid for before I go -n/incl tips of course-(that in and of itself makes the dp worth it for me)...
Thanks for pointing it out, makes me see the logic behind what feels like a big $$number!
still wondering if we should just do a mod...gah.
|05-31-2012, 05:12 PM||#189|
Join Date: Sep 2009
8 guest (3 Adults 2 Disney Adults 3 Children)
7 nights OKW 2 br villa = $1,400.08 (DVC Maintenance Fees for points used)
7 day Tickets/Park Hopper/Water Park & More $1,726.48
RT Airline from WI, Madison = $1,756
Total = $7,001.88
DVC is NOT CHEAP!! But I love it anyway.
|05-31-2012, 05:48 PM||#190|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: staten island
Dani DS DD
|06-01-2012, 06:32 PM||#191|
Join Date: Jun 2011
What an interesting thread! I've always wondered what others pay for their Disney vacations.
I'm paying for the majority of my trip for my sister and I:
2 adults - Sept 15-23.
6 nights @ Art of Animation - LM Room
8 day hoppers w/WPFAM
Free QS dining upgraded to Dining plus
2 nights @ ??? - A DVC resort! Waiting to close on my new purchase . I'll estimate $250 based on my yearly DVC "cost" of $1000 (including purchase price, fees, etc.), which will normally get me 8 nights in a studio.
DDP for those two nights - $104 (my sister is paying this part on her own)
Flights - $69 Southwest credit card fee - signed up to get the points!
Bringing $250 for my portion of tips/souvenirs/drinks, etc. My sister will probably bring about $125
My grand total = $2366 BUT I am paying about $700 with credit card points, so OOP is $1666
My sister's total = $298
Grand total = $2,664
I think I need to find someone to take ME on vacation instead
|06-01-2012, 06:59 PM||#192|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Here's what our Nov 2012 trip is looking like so far-
Nov 23-Dec 1, 8 nights, 9 days
4 adults (2 adults, 2 kids Disney considers adults)
Coronado Springs Resort, standard room
2 day base tickets
Regular dining plan
$2,355 (booked free dining)
Upgrade tickets $400
We are driving so-
Car rental (12 days through Avis) $220
Seaworld/Aquatica $0 (Plat. pass holders)
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|06-01-2012, 08:32 PM||#193|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lockport, NY
August 22-30, 2012
5 guests (4 Disney adults, 1 child)
POR, standard room
7 day MYW w/ WP&M and PH
Airfare for 5 1030.50
Travel expenses related to driving to Pittsburgh for flight, estimating 250.00
Grand Total: 4783.32
Total from our Sept 2010 trip for the same # of guests, nights and at the same resort was 4029.00.
Package difference was 336.82, travel expense difference was 417.50.
So, almost a 20% increase...when I look at it like that is seems like...!!!!!
Me, DH, DS(21), DD(16), DS(13), DS(7)
WL 11/1996, POR 5/2009, POR 9/2010, POR 9/2011, POR 8/2012, POFQ 9/2013, POR 8/2014
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|06-01-2012, 09:03 PM||#194|
I let my mind wander and it didn't come back!
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Near Buffalo, NY
Myself and DS14
POP, Accessible room
Regular dining plan
5 day base tickets
Airfare for 2 from Buffalo $700.70
Total = $2114.95
|06-02-2012, 06:53 AM||#195|
Heading out now, another adventure
Have a good time, WDW is a magical place
Join Date: Mar 2008
2 adults 2 children
2 nights AKV CL studio
6 nights BCV 1 br
3 nights VWL 1 br
Room, DVC dues $1,900
Tickets Dis, Universal AP 3rd use $0
Airfare down on SW points $0
car rental (escape 7 days) while at WDW $192
Car rental driving back 3 days $76
Gas (I free tank of gas with return rental) $80
Hotel room driving back (stopping to visit charleston) $50
Sunrise safari $180
1 night QS dining $116
Grocery store $240
Misc ($200 from disney CC) $0
Misc cash $100
Total about $2,850
If we did it all retail at least $8,000
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