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Old 09-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #856
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So I subbed to this thread awhile ago to make sure I contribute to it. It was only just now that I remembered to actually do it! Well, my life seems to be organized into spreadsheets, so here's what I came up with for our trip:

Sept 9-16, 2013 - 7 nights

Group: DH and me
Resort: $990 - Pop Century - preferred room (7 nights + tax)
Passes: $714 - 6-day park hopper (using MNSSHP as our "7th day")
DDP: $252 - upgraded from free quick service to regular dining
Trip Insurance: ~$152 - 1st time traveling in Sept & wanted to be covered
La Nouba: $258 - 1st time & so excited!
MNSSHP: $131 - 1st time & so excited!
Wishes Dessert Party: $51 - will be 4th time & love it.
PhotoPass+: $159 - splurge
Airfare: $432 - Southwest for both of us roundtrip
Shuttle to airport at home: $45

Grand (sub)total*: $3,184

*Doesn't include tips, gratuities, drinks/appetizers, cost of our costumes for the party...am I forgetting anything?? Oh yeah...souvenirs! I crack myself up sometimes.

Thank goodness it was a birthday gift trip from my family! Since we could afford doing extras (because the bulk of the trip paid for by them), we paid for La Nouba, MNSSHP, and the dessert party. I had also planned on us paying for PP+ and the shuttle but they said not to worry about it. Best present EVER!

Happy planning everyone!
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #857
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Coronado Springs October, 2013

3 adults
CSR- Business class
6 nights (Oct. 20-26)
7 day PH
Free dining
no travel insurance
Driving from WI (maybe straight through!!!!!)

$2783
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #858
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our 2014 Christmas trip!

• December 18-December 27
• Caribbean Beach Resort $4095.77
• (w/10 day tickets and free dining, fingers crossed)
• Very Merry Christmas Party $ 243.00
• Universal Studios $ 658.00
• (Two day/2 park with transfer from wdw)
$4996.77

• Park Hoppers $ 251.33
Total $5248.10
Cost for 2 adults, 1 Disney adult (age 10) and a 4 yo and a 21 month old.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #859
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BC CL $1853 5 nights
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #860
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2 adults Disney's POFQ Sep. 11-18 2013
Booked in April.
MYW package with free dining and park hopper $2142.78
Airfare Sacramento CA to MCO Southwest 791.20
Early bird check in both ways - $50.00
Town car with FL Tours (getting in too late for luggage delivery and we went the stop) - $129.00

Price before tips - $3112.98

not neccessarily the cheapest vacation, but I think I did pretty well for what I'm getting and I'm satisfied!
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #861
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Thanksgiving and Christmas 2013

3 Adults and one 2 year old
Disney's Polynesian Club Level for 6 nights DDP
MYW passes with park hopper:
$7326.06

Gas/additional nights at AoA and nearby Microtel, tips as well as souvenirs and other activities:
$2000

total:
$9326.06

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #862
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So I got a GREAT Deal! I booked a last minute trip for myself and my three children; ages 11, 7, and 6.

Sept 14-21, 2013 - 7 nights


Resort: $254 - AKV Savannah room (I exchanged timeshare points into DVC. I had to pay the reservation fee of $159 and a $95 Disney Resort Fee)
Passes: $624 - 4-day park hopper (Military Salute Tickets)
Airfare: $65 - Roundtrip on Delta for 4 people using miles ($65 in fees)
Dining Allowance $600 (quick service and making food in our villa)

Grand total: $1543

For that price, how could I NOT go?
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #863
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Mine costs so much that I will be eating nothing but dirt for about a year after I return, and that is with the 30% discount from this past summer. But as Scarlet O'Hara says, I won't worry about that today. I'll worry about that tomorrow. Or something like that.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #864
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Mine costs so much that I will be eating nothing but dirt for about a year after I return, and that is with the 30% discount from this past summer. But as Scarlet O'Hara says, I won't worry about that today. I'll worry about that tomorrow. Or something like that.
At least you will lose all of that Disney food weight quickly!
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:41 AM   #865
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So I got a GREAT Deal! I booked a last minute trip for myself and my three children; ages 11, 7, and 6.

Sept 14-21, 2013 - 7 nights


Resort: $254 - AKV Savannah room (I exchanged timeshare points into DVC. I had to pay the reservation fee of $159 and a $95 Disney Resort Fee)
Passes: $624 - 4-day park hopper (Military Salute Tickets)
Airfare: $65 - Roundtrip on Delta for 4 people using miles ($65 in fees)
Dining Allowance $600 (quick service and making food in our villa)

Grand total: $1543

For that price, how could I NOT go?

Nothing left to say... other then well done!
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:58 AM   #866
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This is for 2 adults.

14 nights at Pop Century in Dec 2014, 10 day non-PH tickets - $2700
14 nights regular dining plan - $1650 (though we may do OOP if we can't get a discount)
2 Roundtrip flights from HOU - $600 (I might have enough for free flights with our SWA card by then, I dunno yet)
14 day car rental - $500
Gas around Orlando - $100
Shuttle to/from airport locally - $100
Tips - $200
Cat sitter - $250 (we only have 1 cat so it's cheap thankfully)

Total: $6200 give or take for 2 weeks vacation. We haven't booked or anything, but looking at that...we might take a trip somewhere else this year, I dunno. Or maybe only go a week, though we were specifically looking forward to 2 weeks this time.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:07 AM   #867
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Going in December.

7 nights, split stay, two adults, no children.
First 4 nights at Coronado Springs (20% off room rate).
Remaining 3 nights at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, savannah view (30% off room).
Deluxe meal plan (we eat alot).
Park hoppers for entire trip.

Once I throw in airfare--probably about $7K.

This is also my husband's first trip. We could have done this trip cheaper, but we are going with the "big once in a lifetime trip" and the values did not offer the room and resort amenities my husband wanted. (Also, staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is still cheaper than a real African safari).

Other things I'm doing to afford this trip-- paid vacation time! My employer will be paying me to stuff my face while I visit the mouse.
Plus I also have credit card reward points to use up.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:23 AM   #868
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DH and I planned this a year in advance to take our 4 Nieces with us:
November during Jersey Week 2013 (Nov 4 - 11)

Airfare from Jersey: $1455
Alamo Car rental - $361
Beach Club water view AP discount room 1 w/QSDP(5 nights): $2533.04
Beach Club water view part AP discount room 2 w/QSDP (5 nights): $2804.68
Yacht Club AP discount water view rooms 1 &2 (2 nights): $1466.88
MVMCP: $390
DH & I - AP holders - $0 for tickets (Thank Goodness)
MYW 6 day passes for girls via UT = $1399.80


Grand Total: $10,410.40
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #869
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DH and I got married last December and he didn't have vacation time to take a honeymoon, so we are taking a "honey-versary" trip this year
He's not a Disney guy (first visit was June of this year with all 5 of our kids, plus his best friend, BFF's wife and 2 young kids-barely 3 and nearly 6 at the time).
We did 7 nights at a decent timeshare and 1 night at AKV in a 2 bedroom (after BFF and fam left). He wasn't overwhelmed by Disney until we stayed at AKV, he asked to go back there next time
We are driving ~1 hr to the airport the evening of our 1st anniversary and taking a super early flight out the next morning, (we should be at AKV before 11am), return flight after 4pm, so 4-5 park days.

flights: 106.25 (nonstop on southwest on points, if I have to buy 3500 points and pay the $10 security fee; I am hesitant to wait another month to book just to save $100)
disney lodging: 592.23 (57 transferred DVC points, actual cost) 3 nights savannah view studio at Kidani, 1 night Beach Club studio
airport hotel: 105.29 (includes 4 nights additional parking and shuttle to/from airport)
tickets: 280 for 5 day base for DH, I have an AP from our June trip (wish I would have gotten DH 1 then, but oh well)
dining: 4 nights regular dining plan 450 + meal at flying fish with TIW (about 120) extras and tips (100)-we are doing fantasmic package, Cape May Cafe, and a couple of others that are good dining plan values
Wild Africa Trek 400
souvenirs and extras 250? we will do pick a pearl, at the least
Looks like we are in for about 2400, for 5 days, 4 night, which isn't bad when you consider how expensive the Wild Africa trek is!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #870
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BC CL $1853 5 nights
That's a great price! Was that with discount?
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