|06-18-2013, 03:44 PM||#736|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Omaha, NE
I'm going to take a few liberties in adding up my costs. I know that I pay for my DVC points every month, but to me, that's like paying my utilities every month. I like to look at our Disney Vacations in terms of what do they cost on top of what we normally pay in a month. With that being said:
Travel dates: July 23-July 30
Airfare for 2 adults and 1 child (2 years old in her own seat) on Southwest: $610*
*used CC points to pay for 2 of the direct flights
2 nights at Saratoga Springs in a deluxe studio: 32 pts
5 nights in a Royal Room at Port Orleans Riverside: $1,013 (booked using the room-only discount)
Tickets: using Premium Annual Passes from last year
Food: we actually did the math in trying to determine whether or not to get the DDP! We'll round up from our worksheet: $800.
Souvenirs: 3 Disney gift cards given to us at Christmas: $150 (not our cost!)
Subtract $110 from our Disney Visa rewards that we're cashing in!
Grand total: $2,313
Not too shabby!
|06-22-2013, 10:04 PM||#737|
Join Date: Oct 2007
well thankfully for my trip i have managed to score a better flight deal, which in turn saves me 1000 bucks. Which is so awesome
Disneyland - Sep 2000, Sep 2005, Nov 2007, May 2009, Nov 2010, June 2011, Nov 2012, Sep 2013,
Walt Disney World - Oct - Nov 2007, Oct - Nov 2012, Sep - Oct 2013,
Hong Kong Disneyland - Nov 2011
Disney Cruise -Dec 2014
|06-23-2013, 02:19 PM||#738|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bloomington, IL
I'll throw mine on here..
DH and I did 3 nights in January.
We had the following:
-3 nights @ POP
-Quick Service dining plan
-3 day base tickets
Total was ~$1600
'95 Offsite, '07 POFQ (Disneymoon!), '09 YC, '12 CR, '13 Pop, '14 BWI
|06-23-2013, 02:26 PM||#739|
Cries like a baby at Illuminations..
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mentally,WDW. Physically, Rhode Island
Staying from 12/12 to 12/22 at AoA in a LM standard room. Two adults, 8 day PH tickets( may add a day to the tx, not sure yet). No dining plan. Approximately $2700.
I got the tickets to Florida for $90 PP. Haven't bought return flights yet.
. How I feel about FP+ hysteria..
|06-23-2013, 03:51 PM||#740|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ethel, LA
July trip--just use 2 adults
4 nights POP $580 (room only discount)
3 day park tickets (no hoppers this time) $450 company discount
Round trip tickets from New Orleans on SW $525
Estimated OOP food $300
Total short trip=. $1800
November Family Gathering trip--8 adults and 2 Disney adults (10 & 14)
7 nights POR royal room--4 adults $2900
6 days park hopper tickets
Summer 1984--off-site--First trip to Disney
September 1994--Caribbean Beach
March 1999--Port Orleans (formerly Dixie Landings)
December 2007--Coronado Springs--20th anniversary trip
November 2009--POP (Free dining)
July 2010--POP (Bonus trip--2 in one year--my husband LOVES me!)
May 2011--Disneyland Resort (grand prize as Disney Planet Challenge winners--Go ZES Wetland Warriors)
November 2011--POFQ (I Disney at Christmas)
|06-23-2013, 04:38 PM||#741|
Who's super now?
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central PA.
Once a few years ago we took an 18 day vacation to WDW/US. 4 days at Universals Royal Pacific CL, and the rest at WDW Deluxe , some CL, some suites. It was about $18,000. when it was all said and done. We still refer to the vacation as "the big one", lol .
This time around, we are going for 11 nights. ALL at WDW, all deluxe CL. Unfortunatally, we have been biten by the deluxe and CL bug . We only go to WDW once a year, and only take a smaller trips to other places througout the year, so we are able to splurge a little at WDW.
Club level for our family of 5, really pays for itself so we can justify it. We eat all breakfasts in the CL, also snacks, drinks/water, Alc drinks at night for the adults , and snacks/desserts at night. Works for us !
WDW is our "big" vacation every year.
11 nights, Split stay - (30% room only special)
5 nights Grand Floridian Sugarloaf CL - $2500.
6 nights Beach Club Deluxe Room CL - $3000.
Plane fare for 5 adults - $1350.
Park Hoppers + WP&M 10 days for 5 - $2000.
Food ......all out of pocket approx - $1500. (we eat all breakfasts,snacks,water bottles, drinks at night and desserts in CL)
Extra's ..... Tips, souveneers, fun stuff (pontoon boat rental, etc) $1000.
Transportation ...... FREE Magical Express Woot! .
So this year we are looking at approx $11,000.
Now I have this feeling that I wished I hadnt done this ,
Seriously though .........we just budget our WDW trips by the amount of days we want to go. It is consistantly $1000. per day for our family of 5 to go to WDW Deluxe Resort CL.
December 2014 - Boardwalk Villas / Royal Pacific / Wilderness Lodge Villas - 10 Days
July/August 2014 - First DisneyLand Trip !!! - DisneyLand Hotel / Grand California Villas / San Diego - 12 Days
Feb/March 2014 - Disneys Hilton Head Island Villa - 4 Days
July/August 2013 - Grand Floridian CL / Beach Club Deluxe CL - 12 Days
October 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside / Boardwalk Villas / Beach Club - 7 Days
October 2011 - Island Club - 10 Days
July/August 2010 - Island Club / Portifino Bay / Beach Club Deluxe CL / Polynesian CL - 16 Days
August 2009 - Island Club - 16 Days
August 2007 - Hard Rock Hotel / Portifino Bay - 10 Days
Thanksgiving 2006 - Windsor Hills "RTM" - 14 Days
Christmas/New Years 2005/2006 - Royal Pacific CL / Polynesian
/ Wilderness Lodge Suite / Animal Kingdom CL - 18 Days
Christmas/New Years 2003/2004 - Fort Wilderness - 10 Days
August 1995 - Pool Home - 8 Days
|06-24-2013, 05:04 AM||#742|
Join Date: Oct 2012
I just booked 2 nights at All Star Movie for July 3-5/2013.... 2 nights and w are doing one park. 1 adult and 2 kids. At $610.
Our cruise for Nov.14/2013 ....3nights for 2 kids and 2 adults was $1,990.
Then we are set to go in Dec.24-jan. 1/2014.... 8 nights for 2adults and 2 kids for 5 day tickets and DP for $4,321
|06-24-2013, 07:28 AM||#743|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
So I posted before, but said I might make some changes as the trip got closer. We are now 27 days out and the total is looking like this:
Airfare for three adults from NY: $854 net (This is after about $300 in credits that we had for delayed flights and lost or damaged luggage were applied.)
Full size rental car for one week from Hertz with free upgrade: 362
Travel insurance $266 (All of our parents are in the 75-85 age range with various illnesses, so I always buy the most comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency.)
2 nights visiting MIL in Clearwater and staying in one bedroom suite at the Marriott:$448
5 nights in a one bedroom Beach Club Villa: $2106
We already have 6 or 7 days of no expiration park hopper with water park passes.
Dining at Kouzzina, Chefs de France, Brown Derby, Jiko, Narcoosee's and Wolfgang Puck's plus CS lunch every day and breakfast groceries for the room should be about $1100, keeping in mind that I am the only one who drinks at all and I am quite a lightweight.
It might go up a bit if we are able to book the Illuminations cruise.
Wilderness Lodge/MVMCP 12/13
Beach Club Villas '13
Grand Floridian 00, 01, 09 '11 12
Polynesian 06, 00
Wilderness Lodge 05 Grand Californian 04
Animal Kingdom Lodge 02, 10 Coronado 02, 01
Disney Magic 12, 09, 06, 02, 01
Disney Wonder 05
offsite 83, 89, 91
|06-24-2013, 06:54 PM||#744|
Join Date: Feb 2013
I'm nervous yet proud to post this - don't want to see the bottom line but excited for the discounts I was able to get!
09/28 - 10/05
3 Disney/flight adults (2 real, 1 10 y/o kid).
7 nights @ POR, 5 day base tickets
Airfare: FREE (SWA RR sign up promo - using 40k of 50k points)
Resort & tickets: $2,360
Food: $200 (mostly free b/c of free dining pin, but budgeting 1-2 OOP QS meals/snacks plus gratuities
Driving Experience: $270 (corporate discount)
Total budget: $3,530. Omg I'm gonna go pass out now!!
|06-24-2013, 10:31 PM||#745|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern NJ
For family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids 7and 9)
Driving to/from nj $300 (gas and dinners - I pack lunches, cooler and snacks and we drive straight thru)
Arrival night $100 offsite hotel (or maybe a value - only thing left to book!)
7 nights WL woods view with 7 day park hoppers $3047 (pin code)
$100 - souvenirs ( kids have already earned their spending money so this is for the little extra- we aren't big shoppers since we visit every few years)
$30 Walmart for water, breakfast items, additional snacks for room
$700 meals, snacks - all CS lunches, several ts dinners and some offsite delivery
|06-25-2013, 06:35 AM||#746|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Woodlands, Texs
*5 nights Yacht Club Club level (summer discount) with 6 day parkhopper $3800.
We'll take about $1500 in gift cards purchased at Target with us.
Free airfare (Southwest RR points)
Total, about $5300
Me (44) DH (45) DD1 (12) , DD 2 (7) DD3 (7)
|06-25-2013, 06:51 AM||#747|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Leeds, AL
Since we are AP holders our August 7-11 trip to SSR w/ DDP is $1700. Our Nov 8-11 to POFQ (wine and dine weekend) w/ QSDP is $750. Gas each trip is about $200 round trip.
DH (46) Me (38) parents of a Fiddle Girl (13) and Princess Peanut (9) May 30-June 6, 2009 1st trip ASMusic June 4-June 11,2010 CBR Surprise we going to Disney!!!!! (Shhhh don't tell the kids) Heigh Ho Heigh Ho off to ASSports we go w/ free dining too. June 5-10, 2011 May 26-June 2, 2012 ASMu and Star Wars Weekend, Here we come!!!!
Aug 15-19, 2012 Because 1 trip wasn't enough this year. Ready to tackle the ruins at CSR May 18-25, 2013 time to party at POP August 7-11,2013 jumped in and bought APs. SSR here we come. Nov 7-10, 2013 Jingle Jungle 5K and MVMCP time at POFQ May 25-June 1, 2014 POR here we come for our princesses bday
|06-25-2013, 07:03 AM||#748|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hubbard, Ohio, northeast Ohio 7 miles from Pa. border
POFQ, 7 nights... We have AP's and hate the dining plan... Tax...title....out the door...$1423.00
"May you live as long as you want and never want for as long as you live".
DIS Dads Club Member
|06-25-2013, 09:50 AM||#749|
Looking for my Prince....again :(
Join Date: Aug 2011
Don't fret...our trip was about 1000.00 per day!
March 4-8, FREE dining, and off season
Free regular dining
Air fare (half price due to having credits)
1000.00 spending money
1 character meal per day
No park hopper, just regular tickets
It was about 5500 all together, 2 adults, 1 preteen and one child.
Taking a trip in November..Adult trip, paying half of the room/ticket price rate.. IF free dining is open to the public, here is how it will look:
3 nights @ the Poly - (my half) 1,050 (free regular dining during these days)
4 nights @ POR royal room - (my half) @850 (no free dining)
spending money- for food the first 4 days and souveniers 1000
park tickets (my half) - 400.00
MVMCP tickets (my half) -65.00
@ 3700.00 .... I am trying to cut back somewhere, my budget is really 3500.
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