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Old 06-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #751
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Question... We like a few drinks and dessert at night on vacation. Would CL be a better option for us?
Only you can decide. Price out both options and see what the $$$ difference is. During our stay, its only approx $100. per night for CL vs. a standard room. We have a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teens), so it pays for us to do CL. If it was just 2 people........maybe not so much.
All of our family eats every breakfast in the CL, plus water bottles everyday for the parks. Snacks during the day for the kids, light dinner/snack at dinner time. Alc. beverages for the adults (beer and wine) ........ they are $$$ at WDW so with CL, they are a free bonus. Also desserts every night. Plus the CL staff to help you with planning, and reservations.......and pretty much anything else you need. Plus you get the "gold" KTTW cards .
For our family of 5 its worth it.....but we do take advantage of the CL offerings ........some dont.

Run the numbers, and see if its justified in your case.....

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #752
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Only you can decide. Price out both options and see what the $$$ difference is. During our stay, its only approx $100. per night for CL vs. a standard room. We have a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teens), so it pays for us to do CL. If it was just 2 people........maybe not so much.
All of our family eats every breakfast in the CL, plus water bottles everyday for the parks. Snacks during the day for the kids, light dinner/snack at dinner time. Alc. beverages for the adults (beer and wine) ........ they are $$$ at WDW so with CL, they are a free bonus. Also desserts every night. Plus the CL staff to help you with planning, and reservations.......and pretty much anything else you need. Plus you get the "gold" KTTW cards .
For our family of 5 its worth it.....but we do take advantage of the CL offerings ........some dont.

Run the numbers, and see if its justified in your case.....

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Can you explain the gold kttw?
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #753
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Can you explain the gold kttw?
kttw = Key to the world, card. Its your room, charging card for (almost) everything in WDW. When you check in your resort they issue you your room (KTTW) card. Normal rooms get blue cards.......if you are staying CL, generally you get a gold colored kttw card.
It means absolutely nothing ..........no extra benefits (well it would get you to the restricted access of the CL lounge / floor) . Its just cool to have the gold card .

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #754
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kttw = Key to the world, card. Its your room, charging card for (almost) everything in WDW. When you check in your resort they issue you your room (KTTW) card. Normal rooms get blue cards.......if you are staying CL, generally you get a gold colored kttw card.
It means absolutely nothing ..........no extra benefits (well it would get you to the restricted access of the CL lounge / floor) . Its just cool to have the gold card .

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #755
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kttw = Key to the world, card. Its your room, charging card for (almost) everything in WDW. When you check in your resort they issue you your room (KTTW) card. Normal rooms get blue cards.......if you are staying CL, generally you get a gold colored kttw card.
It means absolutely nothing ..........no extra benefits (well it would get you to the restricted access of the CL lounge / floor) . Its just cool to have the gold card .

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #756
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Not sure just yet, i'll let you know on July, 10th!
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:57 AM   #757
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Sept 8th - 13th (5 nights)
3 adults
2 nights AKL standard/ 3 nights POFQ Standard - $840 (Military discount)
4 day MYW+PH - $468
Dining plan - $834
Airfare - will vary since we are coming from different locations

So my share of this cost will be about $1300 w/o allotting my fun money.

I'm also looking into renting DVC points because we could get a studio at at Deluxe for our entire stay and STILL pay less than with the military discount.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:21 PM   #758
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Switched from BC (standard view) to POFQ (garden view). Still 5 nights/PH/Water parks and FD for me and 2 DDs who will both be 11: $2202.33.

Super expensive flights BWI to MCO remain $779.40.

Grand total $2,981.73.

BC was $3169.84 plus flights.

I think for a $967.51 savings I can enjoy a moderate!!
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Switched from BC (standard view) to POFQ (garden view). Still 5 nights/PH/Water parks and FD for me and 2 DDs who will both be 11: $2202.33.

Super expensive flights BWI to MCO remain $779.40.

Grand total $2,981.73.

BC was $3169.84 plus flights.

I think for a $967.51 savings I can enjoy a moderate!!
For that savings... yeah I would go with POFQ. That paid for your flights and some of you food. That's huge.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #760
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Beach Club 4 adults (5 adult pay though) 6 kids (1 is adult pricing)
2 rooms
Disney dining plan
7 day with park hopper

16,000. Yep. 16
In desperate need of discounts and of course they blacked out those dates for dining. Yeah.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #761
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Beach Club 4 adults (5 adult pay though) 6 kids (1 is adult pricing)
2 rooms
Disney dining plan
7 day with park hopper

16,000. Yep. 16
In desperate need of discounts and of course they blacked out those dates for dining. Yeah.
Ouch! Are you totally set on BC? You may want to check on renting DVC points.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #762
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October is terrible time for pricing!

We went for our 30th anniversary last year around your same time, October 6th through 13th. Got no discounts, except a minimal Triple A for our Contemporary Theme Park Room. With just the two of us, we paid about half what you're paying for your Beach Club room.

But, special occasion, hadn't been since our Honeymoon. At that price, will never go back again.

A friend, though, went first week in May using the Southwest Airlines Vacation package. Stayed at Port Orleans. Three adults, airfare. Doubt any meal plan, though may have done Park Hopper. Don't know what they paid, but doubt it was anywhere near our 7K sticker price!
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Beach Club 4 adults (5 adult pay though) 6 kids (1 is adult pricing)
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Disney dining plan
7 day with park hopper

16,000. Yep. 16
In desperate need of discounts and of course they blacked out those dates for dining. Yeah.
OMG... are you coming from Australia? Good Lord that's a lot of money.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #764
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August trip:

Resort OKW 1 bdrm pre-paid via DVC membership (219 pts. @ $4.81 MF) $1054
Flights $1,100 r/t for 4
Park Passes $500 (PAPs purchased for $2,000 used over 4 trips)
Rental Car $205
Meals $200 at most
Groceries $200

Total: $3259.00
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #765
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Sptember 28 to Oct 5, 2013

PortOrleans Riverside (1 adult and 2 children)
5 day park tickets
Free Meal Plan

$2200.00

Plus $ 575 for Airfare.
This is our second time at Disney the first we sayed at Carribean BEach Resort my kids loved it.
My father and his girl friend are traveling with us so I think we will have a great time
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