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Old 03-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #496
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8 days, 7 nights at BLT 1BD - DVC points
4 Premium Annual Passes at the fall discount rate ($399)x4= 1600
3 adult 1 child regular dining plan - 1200
gas - approx $300

$1500 total and all that is paid for except the gas getting there and back.

Of course, we will buy a few souvenirs and eat snacks outside the dining plan. We also usually add appetizers and drinks as well to our DP. I think we can budget $750 for those things and be doing pretty good.

Total (not including our DVC investment ) $2250-ish.

We leave in 18 days!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:54 PM   #497
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2 adults, 2 children (8, 4)

August 2013
3 nights All-Star Movies
Free QS Dining Bounceback
2-Day Park Hopper Passes
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #498
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Four adults for 7 nights

Airfare bwi to mco $500 had some Aplus rewards
HBC 0 - Staying on points
Rental van - $300
Hopper tickets $400 - we use non expiring and use for several trips
Parking $200
Gas 50
Food $500 (free breakfast at Hilton)

So I guess about $2000 for the four of us for 7 nights.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #499
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First trip with kids. Last trip was 15 years ago on my honeymoon.

May 19-26
7 nights at POR
2 adults, 3 kids - although one is 10
Flying from TX
6 day park tickets (plain, not hopper)
no dining plan
with trip insurance

$4072.92

No idea if this is a good deal or not.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #500
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6 nights Grand Floridian club level, Theme Park View Room
2 adults
3 teenage girls
3 day park passes
$7800

Not including food, airfare, all the good stuff we buy, hotel stay night before we fly out, money for tips ect easy another $2,000?

We just went last fall as well, that was a 10 day vacation. We stayed at our timeshare, did 4 Disney parks, discovery cove, universal studios, and sea world.
That trip for all mentioned including food, airfare, car rental, souvenirs, hotel stay the night before we flew out... The cost of that vacation was $10,000-$12,000
Our cheapest vacation was our Disney honeymoon we took 15 years ago! It's been expensive ever since kids!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #501
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I just found this thread this morning and found it interesting and helpful too.

Here are the numbers for an upcoming trip for myself, DD16, and DS24.
So, 3 adults.

May 2-7th, 2013; 5 nights;
Boardwalk Villas, Garden/Pool View, rented DVC points, 91 pt @ $12.pp= $1092.
Airfare from Sacramento, CA via Southwest: total cost $1287.00 (ouch! in 2008 and 2009 we paid nearly half the price per round-trip ticket)
Food: all meals snacks, drinks etc. I estimate, probably on the high side: $800.
Souveniers, tips, misc. : $200. ( my kids will by their own souvenirs if desired)

Tickets: military 4-day passes for 3 @ $156 each = $468.00

So grand total of:

$3847.00 for 5 nights in a villa studio, including airfare, tickets, food etc for 3 adults. Take away that darn airfare and you would have a great price. Oh well, at least we save by driving to Disneyland.

I have another trip I'm planning for January 2-10, 2014 which will be combined with a 4 night NYE cruise. For that trip, it will be all of us, which is myself and my 7 kids ages 5-24, plus maybe my 2 18 yr. old twin siblings. I don't even want to think about that number right now. But at least I know I will be using my newly acquired ( well almost) DVC points. Again, the airfare will be a big factor.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #502
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Includes 7 nights at pop, 2 adult 6 day base tix, round trip flight for 2 adults.

Budgeting around $600 more for food, souvenirs, and baggage fees.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #503
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We are going for 10 nights/11 days and doing a multi-split stay: Grand Floridian garden view, Beach Club garden view and Boardwalk deluxe club level. We have 2 adults, one junior (counted as an adult) and two children.

Accommodations & tickets (10 day hopper and WP&M): $6017
Upgrading one adult ticket to an AP: $188
Purchasing TIW card: $100
Food/spending money: $2000
Airfare: $844

grand total: $9149
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #504
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Our first family trip! DH & DS have never been. I went almost 15 years ago! So excited...being that I am a huge planner I broke everything down including our Gas. I over estimated a lot of things to get everything in perspective. We are also taking a short beach trip at the end of the trip as well.

Ok here it goes! Dates are Oct. 11 - Oct. 21 with 8 days @ POP and the remaining 3 days we will be staying in Clearwater.

-Gas - $450.00

-Half way point Hotel = Holiday Inn Santee 2 nights - $270.00 ( 14 hr trip, breaking it up for DS 7)

- 8 days at Pop Century plus dining & 7 day tickets with Park Hopper - $3,470.66

Souvenirs - $400.00

3 days 2 night @Palm Pavilion in Clearwater Fl - $302.40
Additional food - $ 300.00

Total = $5,193.06
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #505
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POR, Sept, 6 nights, 2 adults

I have a bounceback from last September for 6 nights, with free dining at
POR with a king bed and added the park hopper
09/22/2013
09/28/2013
PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE- H8B / MAGIC YOUR WAY FREE DINE

$2089.56

I did get the southwest card last year with the 50000 free points for my husband and I. We went to Vegas and Disney last year and still have enough points for another free flight. It costs $49 for the year, but I think it's the best $49 I've ever spent!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #506
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We don't have anything booked yet, but our trip is planned from September 13th-September 16th. I'm working on getting DH to extend trip to begin September 12th; we will see, I'll def need some pixie dust!

AKL Jambo House standard view (we usually get upgraded to savannah view) w/ 2 day base park tickets and 2 day DDP - aprx $2000
2 round trip airfare tickets Manchester, NH to MCO/MCO to Manchester, NH --> aprx $500

Garden Grocer-aprx $50.

I need to get rid of $550 at least, so I'm hoping there will be some sort of special offer for that time. This is granted that airfare won't go up either. We're clearly still in the early planning stages.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #507
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2 Adults 2 Children 1 infant
March 16-22
Port Orleans Riverside, garden view room
6 nights
Deluxe dining plan
6 day park hoppers
$3,988.90
We will drive down so about $600 in gas round trip and we pack our own food so no meals out on the trip
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:50 PM   #508
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Here is what we have going for us:

2 Adults, 1 Child (5 Years Old)
Staying 6 Nights Total
4/27 to 4/30 staying at AoA in LM Room
4/30 to 5/3 staying at AKL Jambo Savanna View- Renting DVC Points
5 Day Park Tickets
Dining Plan the entire trip.
Total: $2735

We had it much cheaper, but decided to treat ourselves with renting DVC points and staying at AKL. Our first time staying there and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Our original cost before changing to a split stay was around $2000. This will be well worth every penny!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #509
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We actually leave Saturday for our trip and will be there for 8 days. We are staying offsite in a condo that was a wedding gift we finally cashed in from 3 years ago.

2 adults/2 kids under 3
accommodations: $0
tickets: 8 day MYW $601.11
2 ADRS: $103.38
Stroller: $80
Kids Nite Out Sitter: $75
Groceries: $150
Gifts: $200
Gas: $200

The rest is budgeted out to a t. The only CS place we will be dining at is Pizza Planet, simply because our son loves Toy Story. This is our first family trip so we are saving as far as the room and food, this way the kids can have more fun with things like the pirate league. While we have a pretty substantial budget, I'm a tightwad, so the thought of spending a lot of money on unnecessary things scares me. I will be character hunting with the little ones while daddy rides all the rides.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #510
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KristinV02 View Post
Here is what we have going for us:

2 Adults, 1 Child (5 Years Old)
Staying 6 Nights Total
4/27 to 4/30 staying at AoA in LM Room
4/30 to 5/3 staying at AKL Jambo Savanna View- Renting DVC Points
5 Day Park Tickets
Dining Plan the entire trip.
Total: $2735

We had it much cheaper, but decided to treat ourselves with renting DVC points and staying at AKL. Our first time staying there and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Our original cost before changing to a split stay was around $2000. This will be well worth every penny!

Who did you go through to rent your points. I will be returning in September for the Villains Night and I would like to rent a place.
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