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Old 09-24-2012, 10:05 AM   #2641
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In 24 hours I'll be in WDW. Just a tad excited.
How long till you leave for Disney? That's an even smaller number. Have an awesome trip.

We've got 2 and a half weeks till we leave for our family re-union. We're struggling though cause my sisters families don't really want to go to the parks while they are there.
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How long till you leave for Disney? That's an even smaller number. Have an awesome trip.

We've got 2 and a half weeks till we leave for our family re-union. We're struggling though cause my sisters families don't really want to go to the parks while they are there.
WHAT???!?!

There's obviously something wrong with them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #2643
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WHAT???!?!

There's obviously something wrong with them.
I'm really at a loss. I know they are really responsible with their finances, but even though they have money and they are really concerned with paying for more than a single day of park tickets. An uncle is renting several 3 bedroom villas for us at SSR so they don't have to worry about room cost. We'll probably do BBQ's and stuff at the resort in the afternoon so they're main costs will be park tickets, transportation and dinner in the parks.

How would guys try and convince them to spend the extra $600 or so to go from 1 day to 4 day tickets for their family? I've tried talking to them about the things in Epcot, AK and MK that I think their kids would really enjoy, but they are still really struggling with thinking about spending $1000 on 4 days of entertainment.

We're any of you nervous about spending the money on Disney before your first trip? I think part of it is that it's more about the reunion and less about Disney. If they had been planning a Disney trip I might have been different.

I'm at a loss as how to help her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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How long till you leave for Disney? That's an even smaller number. Have an awesome trip.

We've got 2 and a half weeks till we leave for our family re-union. We're struggling though cause my sisters families don't really want to go to the parks while they are there.
Thanks nemesis. 19 hours till the flight takes off...

I would try and convince your sisters using the more-days-you-pay-for-the-cheaper-per-day-it-is argument. It's a big nut to add on overall, but sometimes that helps shape it in another way... (You coulld also argue that there's not much else to do down there outside the parks )

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Cold this morning...jack frost almost visited last night. Thankfully the lake kept us warmer!

Hope everyone has a great week.
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I'm really at a loss. I know they are really responsible with their finances, but even though they have money and they are really concerned with paying for more than a single day of park tickets. An uncle is renting several 3 bedroom villas for us at SSR so they don't have to worry about room cost. We'll probably do BBQ's and stuff at the resort in the afternoon so they're main costs will be park tickets, transportation and dinner in the parks.

How would guys try and convince them to spend the extra $600 or so to go from 1 day to 4 day tickets for their family? I've tried talking to them about the things in Epcot, AK and MK that I think their kids would really enjoy, but they are still really struggling with thinking about spending $1000 on 4 days of entertainment.

We're any of you nervous about spending the money on Disney before your first trip? I think part of it is that it's more about the reunion and less about Disney. If they had been planning a Disney trip I might have been different.

I'm at a loss as how to help her. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Wow. We're super tight with our money too. But I'm tight most of the year, not on vacation. I don't try to save money on vacation and if I did, it wouldn't be in Orlando. A one-day ticket is about as inefficient as you can get. Go with Paul's argument. Or you could play dirty and sell the kids on all the things there are to do in the different parks and then end with, "Oh, nevermind. You're just going to one park." Or send them the vacation planning dvd. Disney is not about saving money, it's about what you get for your money. Also push them towards undercover tourist. That's where I always get our tickets to save a few bucks.
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Thanks nemesis. 19 hours till the flight takes off...

I would try and convince your sisters using the more-days-you-pay-for-the-cheaper-per-day-it-is argument. It's a big nut to add on overall, but sometimes that helps shape it in another way... (You coulld also argue that there's not much else to do down there outside the parks )

Good luck.
Yeah I already made the cheaper per day argument. 400 is for 1 day 990 for 4 days. 4 days = much better value. They would be happy to sit in the room and play games and do puzzles for the 4 days we're there. I like that too, but Disney is not the place for that kind of vacation.

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Wow. We're super tight with our money too. But I'm tight most of the year, not on vacation. I don't try to save money on vacation and if I did, it wouldn't be in Orlando. A one-day ticket is about as inefficient as you can get. Go with Paul's argument. Or you could play dirty and sell the kids on all the things there are to do in the different parks and then end with, "Oh, nevermind. You're just going to one park." Or send them the vacation planning dvd. Disney is not about saving money, it's about what you get for your money. Also push them towards undercover tourist. That's where I always get our tickets to save a few bucks.
I pointed her to undercover tourist a couple days ago. I hadn't thought about the Disney DVD's I will send one to her. That's a great idea.
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Yeah I already made the cheaper per day argument. 400 is for 1 day 990 for 4 days. 4 days = much better value. They would be happy to sit in the room and play games and do puzzles for the 4 days we're there. I like that too, but Disney is not the place for that kind of vacation.
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About 5 months ago I got called into a meeting to discuss my team, when I got there I had an HR rep waiting for me to tell me they were letting me go and escort me from the building. It wasn't performance related or anything, they were just reorganizing the department. Since then, they have let over 150 people go so at least I know it wasn't me. Rumor is the company is up for sale and they wanted to make it look good on paper by cutting salaries.

So anyways, I decided that until I was working I would stay off Dis and most of my other online activities until I was working again. I didn't want to be too comfortable being at home and force myself to focus on looking for work.

I started my new position this week! I'll be managing a team who does IT support for Gulfstream Aerospace.
Congratulations on the new position! With all of the unemplyment issues in the news, it's good to see the other side. Good luck.
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Bummer! Good luck the rest of the way. We had a tough game this weekend and didn't play well, but still managed a 4-1 victory and are now 3-0. It's gettign to that time where illness starts going around.
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We've got 2 and a half weeks till we leave for our family re-union. We're struggling though cause my sisters families don't really want to go to the parks while they are there.
Wow. There are plenty of places to go and relax for several days, but it seems to defeat the point of being at Disney.
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