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Old 07-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #796
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Staying November 29-December 7

2 Adults
AKL - $1200 (Renting DVC points)
Food - $1000
5 Day Park Hopper - $700
Extras - $200 (Souvenirs, night out, etc.)
Flights - $300
Parking at airport - $100

Total - $3500
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #797
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Aug 2-5 (maybe 6, trying to convince DH) 2kids, 2 adults--all disney adults though.
Air $1042
Dolphin $625
4/5day hoppers from UT $1270
Rental car $231
Food $520
Total $3688

We are staying on in FL after WDW-have the car for a week & a day. Wouldn't need it if we were just doing WDW. Killing me only going for 3 nights. Will keep on working on DH to add a night....
So if I'm only counting the disney portion of the program-
Hotel, passes, food.. $2415
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #798
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Nov 30 - Dec 6

Me, DH, DS13, & DS7

Pop Century Standard View

Free dining pin

5 day base tickets

$1883

I'm not counting travel since we are already driving down to Tampa to go on a cruise for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary the week before.

I have never been to WDW with the Christmas decorations up, so when the PIN came I was able to talk DH into going I wanted to do moderate, but DH talked me out of it. We probably won't need sit down dinners after being on a cruise for a week!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #799
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Dec 8-17

2A, 3C (9,6,4)

1 Bedroom Jambo House $2486 (renting points)
Airfare - $912
Dining Plan - $1486
5 day tickets - $0 - used points
2 day US/IoA tickets - $630
P&P Cruise - $200
Misc. - $500

Total $6,200+

Higher than I thought it would be but when I saw that airfare I had to jump on it. Last year was our first trip and we thought we'd wait another 4 or 5 years before returning. We must have caught the disney bug!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #800
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When people say "I have an AP so my tickets are free" or I have "DVC so my room is free" it makes no sense! You paid how much for 4 AP's? Over 2k! You paid how much for DVC? Thousands upfront and thousands per year! Factor that in to your trip cost.
I don't factor the DVC price into my trip, I have owned long enough so that my stays now outweigh what I paid into DVC and I do not pay thousands in maintenance fee's a year. If I did factor in the maintenance fee's divided by how many days I could go to Disney on my points it would come out to about 45.00 a night to stay in a deluxe resort.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #801
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Sept. 14-21 4 adults and 4 kids (1 Disney adult)
2 bedroom SV AKV- $1900 (DVC maintenance)
4 day hopper-$1178 (w/ military discount)
Dining Plan-$1746
PhotoPass Plus-$150
MNSVSHP-$320
Fuel/Food for travel-$450
Souvenirs-$1000
Total: $6744
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:28 AM   #802
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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 - $885 *increased on June 21, 2013
Gratuities - ~$75
Airfare - will vary since we are coming from different locations

Package - airfare total: $2,268.

So my share of this cost (with estimated airfare) will be about $1296 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.
As Free Dining will most likely be offered again next year (2014) during our visit, I decided to crunch the numbers and see which discount was better (Armed Forces Salute or Free Dining).

Here's the new breakdown:
September 8th - 13th, 2014
3 Adults
5 nights POFQ Standard - $1,091 (rack rate)
3, 1-day MYW base ticket (req'd for Free Dining) - $287.55
3, 4-day MYW Park Hopper (Armed Forces Salute Discount) - $468
Dining Plan - FREE + gratuities - ~$75
Airfare - will vary

Package - airfare total: $1,921.55
Savings of +$346.45


My total with estimated airfare is about $1,222.35; A savings of $73.65

Again, this is if free dining comes back and if the Armed Forces Salute promo is renewed.

Too many ifs if you ask me!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #803
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Family of 6 (DH, me, DD8,DD6,DDinf, DS4)

8 nights Beach Club standard view

1760-room (40% off with CM disc)
1650-8 day base tix
1550-DDP
1500-OOP meals, tips, kids clubs
900-airfare (using points)
600-spending money/other

=$8,000

What am I doing wrong??? LOL
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #804
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Family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids)
10/6-10/12

VWL 1 BR 6 nights $1840
5 day MYW tickets $1350
MNSSHP tickets $347
Food (incl. groceries) $925
Gas / travel / misc. $538

Total budgeted = $5000

Room and tickets paid for. Still saving for food, etc.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #805
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Family of 6 (DH, me, DD8,DD6,DDinf, DS4)

8 nights Beach Club standard view

1760-room (40% off with CM disc)
1650-8 day base tix
1550-DDP
1500-OOP meals, tips, kids clubs
900-airfare (using points)
600-spending money/other

=$8,000

What am I doing wrong??? LOL
Lulz, I don't know, but I am right there with you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #806
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Family of 6 (DH, me, DD8,DD6,DDinf, DS4)

8 nights Beach Club standard view

1760-room (40% off with CM disc)
1650-8 day base tix
1550-DDP
1500-OOP meals, tips, kids clubs
900-airfare (using points)
600-spending money/other

=$8,000

What am I doing wrong??? LOL
LOL, $3000. for food ??? Thats about $375. per day. Maybe you are a little high on that figure? Everything else seems great !

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Family of 5 (3 adults, 2 kids)
10/6-10/12

VWL 1 BR 6 nights $1840
5 day MYW tickets $1350
MNSSHP tickets $347
Food (incl. groceries) $925
Gas / travel / misc. $538

Total budgeted = $5000

Room and tickets paid for. Still saving for food, etc.
Wow, a family of 5 in a 1bdrm villa, one of the kids must be under 3 ? I wish we could still squeeze in a 1 bdrm. We did a studio with 4, and that was o.k. We (family of 5) are going to try out a 2bdrm villa for the next trip (kind of wished we would have tried it for this upcoming trip).


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Old 07-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #807
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Wow, a family of 5 in a 1bdrm villa, one of the kids must be under 3 ? I wish we could still squeeze in a 1 bdrm. We did a studio with 4, and that was o.k. We (family of 5) are going to try out a 2bdrm villa for the next trip (kind of wished we would have tried it for this upcoming trip).


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Our youngest is 4. He will sleep with DH and I in the king bed, and the girls will share the pull-out.

It's more space than we had at POR, so I'm thrilled.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #808
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I don't factor the DVC price into my trip, I have owned long enough so that my stays now outweigh what I paid into DVC and I do not pay thousands in maintenance fee's a year. If I did factor in the maintenance fee's divided by how many days I could go to Disney on my points it would come out to about 45.00 a night to stay in a deluxe resort.
I have to agree. Owning DVC has made it possible for me to go numerous times a year. I own my points for 14 years. I have to say that what I pay in maintenance is still less than it would cost me for 1 week in a deluxe hotel. Also my AP comes out to what some one would pay for 1 week for a park hopper. So many of us DVC members do look at it as our room is paid and so are our park tickets......
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #809
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Sept. 14-21 (7 nights)

Family of 4
BWV 1 Bedroom $2500 (30% disc Fall offer)
7 day park hopper $1650
$150 trip ins
Gas driving from NC $350
Total: $4650 (without food or souvenirs!) LOL

Not too great, but can't wait!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #810
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I know...every time I look at my food expenses I am like kicking myself. My family loves to eat. My kids are like scavengers, and DH is into body building. If people on these boards knew what I spend on groceries....I spend at least $300 a week. We eat pretty healthy.
My food itinerary for 9 days is:
Day 1: Biergarten dinner
Day 2: breakfast in room, BOG lunch, Ohana dinner
Day 3: Cape May breakfast, Hurricane Hannah's lunch, Pizza Planet dinner
Day 4: breakfast in room, Tusker House lunch, kids club/Yachtsman dinner
Day 5: Akershus breakfast, Chefs lunch, Wolfgang CS dinner
Day 6: Ohana breakfast, Hurricane Hannah's lunch, CS dinner
Day 7: breakfast in room, Crystal Palace lunch, kids club/Le Cellier dinner
Day 8: BC marketplace breakfast, Pizza Planet lunch, Cape May dinner
Day 8: Cape May breakfast, Marketplace lunch

DDP costs $1550, plus it will be an extra $500 OOP or so for YS, LC, Ohana breakfast, and Marketplace lunch...add in 2 nights for three kids at kids club plus all tips and I think we're at like $2800 for food for the week.

My family loves to eat OMG
DH likes buffets because he loads up on protein and healthy stuff. I like it so the kids can try a little of everything, and they love character meals.
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