DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC-Mousecellaneous
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #16
BLTWildcat
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 18

Agree with all the TiW support. We have done trips this year with extended family, where the value really kicks into high gear. I also like that alcohol is included and card is accepted at most resort bars/lounges. We will have three trips this year where we're using the card and it will have more than paid for itself. Another awesome perk is the free valet parking for TiW resort dining.
__________________

'09 Jan AKL
'09 Oct BC
'10 Aug Dolphin, BLT, AKV Jambo, SSR
BLTWildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #17
Halle
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,961

We too have done both DDP and TIW. My family hated the DDP, we did it the first year it came out and it truly was a deal then when traveling with 9 adults all TS meals. They didn't like the constraints of the CS choices. After that experience it took some convincing to get DH to agree to the TIW but he's a believer now.
Halle is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #18
amyy
I do pat them out on a floured surface
I always think I may find paper /stickers etc
 
amyy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 2,082

Hoping to use some of your points to help me convince my husband not to do the DDP this trip. I have written down a sketch of what we would eat everyday, cost etc to show him how TIW would be a better option. Skipping dessert and having an appetizer etc. Wish me luck.
amyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #19
FRANKTSJR
Dis Veteran
 
FRANKTSJR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ALBANY, NY
Posts: 190

I've never been a big fan of the DDP and believe that it overall has diminished the quality of dining in WDW. However I am a big fan of TiW and find it to be a better value with more flexibility than DDP.
__________________
BW VILLAS IS HOME
FRANKTSJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #20
granmanh603
DIS Veteran
 
granmanh603's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,036

And now if you use the new offer of a PAP for 399 it will allow you to also get the TIN card for $75 so another $25 savings if you did not have an AP before...
We also love TIW card...much better than DDP you can order what you want and alcohol is also included..
__________________


granmanh603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #21
butsy113
AKV Owner
 
butsy113's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 537

TiW first timer question

We are planning on getting the TiW card for the first time. When we arrive to the resort from our cruise we are heading to DTD. We plan on going to Quest to activate our PAPs (can we activate our voucher here or does it have to be a main park?) then stoping at DTD guest services to get our TiW card before dinner.

Will this work OK? I don't want to be running around everywhere, wasting time just to activate our voucher and get our card. I can always make that a park day, but we really wanted to take it easy that day. TIA
__________________
Amanda
butsy113 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #22
vicki_c
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 23,265

Quote:
Originally Posted by butsy113 View Post
We are planning on getting the TiW card for the first time. When we arrive to the resort from our cruise we are heading to DTD. We plan on going to Quest to activate our PAPs (can we activate our voucher here or does it have to be a main park?) then stoping at DTD guest services to get our TiW card before dinner.

Will this work OK? I don't want to be running around everywhere, wasting time just to activate our voucher and get our card. I can always make that a park day, but we really wanted to take it easy that day. TIA
You can do everything at DTD Guest Services in one transaction. I don't know about activating PAPs at DisneyQuest, but there is a guest services location at that end of DTD as well as the Marketplace end.
__________________
June 1978 - Poly / Nov 1996 - Yacht Club / Jan 2001 - Poly / Jan/Feb 2004 - Wilderness Lodge / 2004-2006: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Nick Hotel, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, HI Sunspree, Buena Vista Suites, Caribe Royale / Jan 2008 - Poly / June 2008 - Saratoga Springs and Villas @ Wilderness Lodge / Nov 2008 -Boardwalk Villas / Dec 2008 - WL, Beach Club Villas and Beach Club / June 2009 - POFQ and Poly / Jan 2010 - AKV, 4 night DCL & BCV / Nov 2010 - POFQ / April 2011 - SSR / Nov 2011 Swan / Jan 2012 - BC/ April 2012 OKW / April 2014 AoA & AKV
vicki_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #23
mac_tlc
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 677

We are also fans of TIW. Saved enough during our week in August ($86) to pay the annual fee of $75. Would have saved even more but its not accepted at Yak & Yeti -- was surprised at that, until I realized that Landy's restaurant group runs Yak & Yeti, along with Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex -- none of which accept TIW.

BTW, I'd love to get to the special dinner in the Great Movie Ride someday.

mac_tlc
__________________
DVC '92
'74, '75, '76, '77, '79, '80, '83 (hunnymoon), '85, '90, '91 off-site
'92 DVC, '93 DVC (2) , '94 DVC (3) , '96 OKW (3), VB ,
'97 OKW (2), VB , '98 OKW(2), VB
'99 WL, OKW(2) , '00 OKW (2), Magic, VB
'01 DLR (DH), VWL, BWV, Magic
’02 OKW, DLR (DH), Magic (11/30 - NOT), CS , '03 OKW, Magic (11/8), VWL,
'04 CS, OKW (2), '05 OKW, '06 SSR, OKW , '07 VWL, OKW (3), VB
'08 DLR (GC), OKW, '09 SSR, BLT,OKW(3)
'10 AKV, BLT (DD wedding) , '11 OKW, SSR, BLT , '12 VGC, FW, BLT, '13 BLT
mac_tlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #24
lilpooh108
DIS Veteran
 
lilpooh108's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Depends on the moment
Posts: 4,245

Not to knock the TIW for those who love it, but I don't understand where the "savings" comes from if you get 20% off, but they automatically add in 18% for gratuity.

Essentially you're paying $75 to save on tip + 2%...right?

Is there something I'm missing?
lilpooh108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #25
bwang123
Posts: 1,457,177,981
 
bwang123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Location: Location
Posts: 778

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpooh108
Not to knock the TIW for those who love it, but I don't understand where the "savings" comes from if you get 20% off, but they automatically add in 18% for gratuity.

Essentially you're paying $75 to save on tip + 2%...right?

Is there something I'm missing?
Do you not tip? Assuming you do, you were going to add 18% anyway, its a free tip. If you normally do not tip waiters than it doesn't make sense.

its also for those that are going to spend at least the break even amount (around $325) during a full year of use. If you spend under, it doesn't make sense.
__________________
OCT '15 | MAY '15 AKL | OCT '13 VWL (MNSSHP) | MAY '13 BWV | DEC '12 SSR/AKV | MAR '12 ASM/ASSp/BLT | MAR '11 POFQ/CBR | MAY '08 CS | '95 DL Offsite | '93 & '94 DW Offiste

bwang123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #26
ELMC
DIS Veteran
 
ELMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,972

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpooh108 View Post
Not to knock the TIW for those who love it, but I don't understand where the "savings" comes from if you get 20% off, but they automatically add in 18% for gratuity.

Essentially you're paying $75 to save on tip + 2%...right?

Is there something I'm missing?
This is a popular misconception about the TIW program and it is probably best cleared up with an example using real numbers. Keep in mind, though, that this assumes that you tip 18% when you eat at a Disney restaurant. If you don't, like previous posters have said, then the TIW plan is not for you. But seeing as how tipping 18% is "customary" I feel like it's safe to use that for this example.

Scenario #1 No TIW:

You and your lovely significant other go out to eat at Via Napoli. You have some pizza, some salad, some wine and a dessert. It really is a lovely time. The bill comes and it is $100 exactly (what are the odds, right?). You pay the bill and leave an 18% tip, so you pay $118. Then you go enjoy Illuminations and have a wonderful time.

Scenario #2 TIW:

Same people, same restaurant, same food and drink. And again, by sheer coincidence, the bill comes and it's $100 on the nose. You hand over your TIW card and you immediately get a 20% discount. So now the bill is $80. Add in the 18% tip and your total bill is $94.40. You just saved $23.60 by using the TIW card. You then go enjoy Illuminations and have a wonderful time.

So as you can see, it's not a 2% savings, it's a 20% savings, just like it says. Whether the tip is added in automatically or if you add it in is irrelevant. You are still saving 20%. (Again, this applies only if you actually plan on tipping your server which, in my opinion, is a good idea).

So that's the example, hope it helps. One side note. It doesn't matter if they add in the tip before or after discount, the math works out the same.
__________________
ELMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #27
fmer55
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 523

Do this 75 times a trip and the card pays for itselfWhy am I the one who always brings up this long lost point?.......It also includes Booze
__________________
Mike(me), DW, DD7, DD4
fmer55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #28
DannysMom
DIS Veteran
 
DannysMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 2,023

Wouldn't the 18% tip be figured on the full price, non-discounted $100 (in ELMC's example?). Otherwise it seems the server gets stiffed, at least a little. At any rate the cash OOP price of $98 is better than $118.

Sent from my iPad using DISBoards App, please excuse any typos.
__________________
--Me! & DH ,- 10 YEARS OLD, mild CP, & a Disney fan & twins, & --4!
DVC BCV owners!
DannysMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 PM   #29
DizBub
Totally Addicted
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, IL
Posts: 1,810

Quote:
Originally Posted by DannysMom View Post
Wouldn't the 18% tip be figured on the full price, non-discounted $100 (in ELMC's example?). Otherwise it seems the server gets stiffed, at least a little. At any rate the cash OOP price of $98 is better than $118.

Sent from my iPad using DISBoards App, please excuse any typos.
TIW Card

18% tip is added before the 20% discount but the 6.5% tax is applied after the discount.

So you are taxed on the reduced price for even more savings.

TIW, love it!
DizBub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #30
DizBub
Totally Addicted
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, IL
Posts: 1,810

With the Via Napoli example (above) the actual costs for scenario #1 would have been $124.50 with 6.5% tax ($6.50).

Scenario #2 with TIW would be $103.20 with 6.5% tax ($5.20).

Total savings $21.30.

Do that 4 times and you've more than made your $75 back then it's all actual savings from then on. TIW is also good for 13 months usually. I bought mine in Feb 2012 and it expires March 31, 2013.
DizBub is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ddp, tables in wonderland



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.