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Old 07-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #31
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I would not book this early. WAY too early for any discounts.
Problem with this is that there is no guarantee of a discount from Disney. Look at POFQ Fall discount is a measly 5%, who is to say it will be any better than that for Spring and if you are like me using AAA there are only a certain number of rooms available at that rate. So better to book with some sort of discount for the time being.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #32
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Just booked our Oct 2013 trip this morning with a 15% off AAA discount!

9 nights/10 days POR water view for $1727 (Room Only)
2 adults/ 2 kids under 9

We'll be scoping for better discounts since it's still quite some time away, but yay!

We are also flying: $1600 est. but may save some $ w/ miles for cash
Rental car for 7 days: $300 (from DCC, we want to be mobile off-property too)
5-day park tickets: $1,100
Food (est. ADRs without FD): $800
MNSSHP: $250+
Bayou Pirate Adventure $60
@ $6,000 total

We're covering off on spa treatments, souvenirs, and a few extras with gift cards that we have already started saving up.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #33
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Ouch factor, I had never totaled it out. Now I understand why

November 14th-24th, so 10 nights/11 days

DVC Points from BCV/AKV 15th-24th - 1562
Nov 14th & 7 day P/H + WP & More - 1411.62
Universal w/ Mears 500.62
Flights There 303.90
Flights Home 649.8
MVMCP - 183.04
Wishes Dessert Party - 86.98
Photo Pass Plus - 169.95
Total so far - 4867.91


Other food (not on DP) and various misc stuff unknown - so probably close to 6000 in the end. Sad, but true.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #34
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Looking at going in May:

May 10-19, 2013
1 adult
All Star Movies (the only value I haven't been too that I want to stay at)
9 nights
8 day park hoppers
no dining
no insurance
no special offers

$1600.81 x 1.05 = 1743.85 CAD

Air fare would cost me around $700
Food $35 a day for food = $315 x 1.05 = 330.75 CAD
Baggage fees $50 (guess)
Insurance $100 (I like to buy my own so it will include airfare)

Total: $2924.60 (a guess on the exchange)

And spending money of course so this could cost me around $3300.00 CAD
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #35
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Sadly, no 2013 trip for us. We want to take a long trip out west in 2014 with one of the stops being Disneyland, so we're saving our DVC points to be able to accommodate 8 people out there. It's ok though because some of our family are taking a cruise to Bahamas out of Bayonne for spring break
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #36
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or my usual Sept

Sept 1-10, 2013

1 adult
All Star Movies (the only value I haven't been too that I want to stay at)
9 nights
8 day park hoppers
free dining (don't have as of yet, but have gotten it every time)
no insurance

$1339.78 x 1.05 = 1406.77 CAD

Air fare (is not up yet but I have never paid more than)$500
Baggage fees $50 (guess)
Insurance $100 (I like to buy my own so it will include airfare)

Total: $2006.77(a guess on the exchange) even if I had to pay for food
($330)it would only be 2336.77

And spending money of course so this could cost me max $2700.00 CAD

That is a savings of $600 from May........maybe I should stick with Sept.....
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #37
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I am assuming most of these are packages that are posted when they reference the dining plan.

Mine is:

4 Adults (2 of which will be 16yo)
Coronado Springs
8 day package with dining, park hopper and water park

$4635.06

Still need airfare, looking at approximately $1200.00

Grand total: $5835.06

Does this sound reasonable, does anyone have any tips to save some money.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #38
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Dates of travel: June 1 to 9, 2013 (8 nights/9 days)
Resort: Polynesian
Room type: Standard (aka garden view)
Our group: 2 adults, 1 child
Tickets: 9 day park hoppers
Dining plan: Disney dining plan
Trip insurance: Yes
Cost: $6,624.76

We're going to fly so our total cost will go up once flights are available and we book.

No discounts yet but hoping for one to become available that we can apply. I don't expect that to happen until early 2013. Decided to work with a TA just so we can have an extra set of eyes to help find and apply a discount.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #39
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Problem with this is that there is no guarantee of a discount from Disney. Look at POFQ Fall discount is a measly 5%, who is to say it will be any better than that for Spring and if you are like me using AAA there are only a certain number of rooms available at that rate. So better to book with some sort of discount for the time being.
My feelings exactly. AAA discount is way better then the one WDW released for FQ Used to be we'd book AAA then switch over to WDW discount when released cause they were way better. Not the case any more.

Dis you phone back and check your discount?
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #40
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Haven't booked yet but have it all priced out-- still debating where to stay

February 25 - March 1, 2013
5 days/4 nights
2 Adults and 3 Children
Port Orleans Riverside Alligator Bayou
Room, Tickets with PH and QSDP =$2997.62
Airfare - currently $218 RT PP so $1087. I have a $600 credit with Delta for volunteering my seat that needs to be used by June 2013. Total = $487.00 (approximately, I am going to wait out the tickets a bit)
Total = $3484.62
This is for a standard room --we haven't discussed upgraded views or anything yet.

For the same time frame here are the other two options I priced out

AoA - total without airfare = $3542.18 ( room/tix with PH and QSDP)
ASMu Family Suite - total without airfare = $3322.34
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #41
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Dates: 4/25-5/7 (12 nights)
4 adults (2 college age kids), 1 child (12)
AoA Finding Nemo suite
10 Day Park Hopper, Water Parks and More
Reg. Dining Plan

$9829.53

We are in Utah, so there will be airfare, however I'm hoping to get it all taken care of through frequent flier bonus points.

Hoping for a good discount either through AAA or if it makes sense for us, I'll do an AP discount. I'm seriously doubting I'll get anything decent in the way of a WDW discount, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for some pixie dust....or a PIN.

If we still don't have the cost completely covered as the trip approaches, I'll shave off a day or two.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #42
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Booked Wednesday and this will be the most I have spent on a Disney Trip!
Hubby is not a huge fan like me so I'm trying to make it very enjoyable for him! Maybe I can convert him after this!

Dates: Oct 27-Nov 2, 2013
Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge
Room: Standard Club Level (Free beer had him hooked!)
Tickets: 5 day PH
Dining: Deluxe Dining Plan

$5080.34

My sister, her hubby and her daughter (2 1/2 when we go) are doing the same package. Its her daughters 1st trip and also her hubby and I will be celebrating birthdays there!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #43
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Sorry. Posted in the wrong thread!

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #44
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7 nights
POR-AB garden view
Free dining promo
2 adults
3 kids (ages 3-8)
7 day base ticketsf
Total: $2943

Plus, airfare for 5 ppl = $1005
How did you get free dining for 2013? Did they release additional dates?
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #45
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7 nights
POR-AB garden view
Free dining promo
2 adults
3 kids (ages 3-8)
7 day base ticketsf
Total: $2943

Plus, airfare for 5 ppl = $1005
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How did you get free dining for 2013? Did they release additional dates?
Their trip is probably for this year.. Though the title of this thread says 2013. I don't think Disney has released any kind of discounts yet for next year... except for AAA.
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