|10-31-2012, 07:32 PM||#496|
"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are".
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: 894 miles from the magic!
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 2013. YC stay and Western Caribbean Cruise for 2014.
|11-01-2012, 08:52 AM||#497|
DVC member AKL since 2008
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rhode Island
We will only stay onsite. If you really want to stay at CR, you might want to consider renting DVC for BLT. That would be much cheaper.
I will not cook on vacation so we eat out every meal. We will bring snacks for the room or for breakfast on the go. I would recommend buying the TIW card instead of doing the dining plan. It might not be a huge saving, but it includes drinks and you only order what you want. It gives you 20% off.
Purchase your tickets through somewhere like AAA. Right now they are doing buy 3 get the 4th free. Even without the promotion they are usually the cheapest.
Absolutely Love Disney
2013 - Port Orleans Riverside - 2 nights
Beach Club Villas - 1 night
Animal Kingdom Lodge - 8 nights
Villas at Wilderness Lodge - 2 nights
Old Key West - 2 nights
Art of Animatition - 1 night
2011- Calypso Cay (off property) - 5 nights
Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo - 4 nights
Baylake Tower - 1 night
Saratoga Springs - 3 nights
Boardwalk - 2 nights
2010 - Old Key West - 4 nights
Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo - 4 nights
Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani - 4 nights
2009 - Pop Century - 10 nights
2007 - All Star Music - 8 nights
|11-01-2012, 10:51 AM||#498|
I don't eat onions-they squelch when you bite into them
I don't eat raisins-they look like dried up bugs
Can we say food issues?
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: In a OK state
I just did my cost breakdowns. 1 adult (+1adult just for POFQ stay) Room Only resservations, PH tickets, no DDP
I ran around $1500 after all was said and done.
1 night AoA Little Mermaid standard room ($135)
4 nights POFQ standard room ($640)
2 nights ASMu standard room ($204)
5 day park hopper ($336)
1 day/1 park pass for Universal ($92)
1 week rental Thrifty Full sized car ($218)
Hollywood Brown Derby Fantasmic Pkg ($60+tip)
Kona Cafe ($25 including tip)
F&W festival for 3 days ($100+)
Refilable Mug ($15)
about 4-5 CS meals plus one CS lunch at IOA, one off site Panera meal and one meal at MCO ($9-$15 each)
5-7 snacks (milk, karamel Kuch goodies, Goofys snack, popsicles, souvinner Popcorn bucket, pretzel, plus some bagged snacks brought back for work) ($3-$15)
Souvineers from IoA (>$20)
Souvineers from WDW ($133)
Shopping off site Vera Bradley outlet and Northface outlet ($250)
Tolls and Gas ($45)
Walmart run ($22)
That was including what I prepaid and some off site shopping that I had waited on till I got to Orlando because of two particular places that I wanted to go that I don't have at home and minus what a friend paid for her parts of one of the stays and rental car, the $150 credit cashback on my Discover and the $125 dollars in giftcards I had from work incentives.
I was right about where I thought I'd be as far as price. I included the shopping off site since it was a planned part of my vacation but what I bought were non souvineer things that I had been looking for and decided to buy at the outlets. This was my first non-value season stay and with a year to save up I had a number of planned splurges that I could have cut out if needed. I did the values at the beginning and end to help with price, brought quick breakfast things in my suitcase, bought water at walmart, and used counter service ice water in the park.
Last edited by bookgirl; 11-01-2012 at 11:11 AM.
|11-01-2012, 02:12 PM||#499|
Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad temper
Little house on the prairie was the HEIGHT of t.v
Join Date: Mar 2005
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