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Old 09-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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We go every year and spend an average of $3,500 to $6,000 per 2 week trip once we tally everything up for our family of 6. Way cheaper than therapy for all of us and a whole lot more fun !
That's what I say, too. Way cheaper (and more fun) than therapy!!!

I forgot to add above - we save the money. Then I charge it all, and pay off the charge card with the saved money. That way I accrue miles/cashback
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #17
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We will be taking our fourth trip in March and we stayed value, mod, deluxe and now mod again. We will spend, oh jeez I shouldnt think about it lump sum, about 5000 total. Room/tickets/dining/souvinears/air
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies.. Our trip this time for my mom, DH and two boys including dining was 1840. Not too bad but then we threw in airfare and that was another 800.00.. Just decided to spend it because we would have to spend 400.00 in gas anyways.. So not too shabby... It is just my happy place and I love it like you all do.


I will probably take 300.00 and then have my cc to back up in case I need it too
How many nights is that for?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #19
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How many nights is that for?

We are going 4 nights.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #20
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Our last trip was less than $2000. The next one will be 3 or 4 depending on whether we go moderate or deluxe. I suppose it will also depend on how long we stay for. Right now I"m hoping for 10 nights, but who knows. If we have to do another trip for less than $2000, we will.

In my world, Disney is the easiest place to vacation with kids. Everything is right there. My trips aren't as frequent as I'd like them to be (we've been out of the country for a while) but as long as we're taking vacations with the under 10 set, Disney will be a front runner when we're making our decision.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #21
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How much do you normally spend on your Disney vacay?
I am sure if you are like me.. You get flack for spending so much money and going so often...
Just kind of wondering how much other families spend and how do you pay for it? Saving, Credit Cards, Just have the money??
I dont see how people dont like it.. Ahh, Just the magical feeling, the sights, smells, food, family time.. I LOVE IT ALL. Every stinkin bit!
We definitely get flack until I brag about how little we spend. People assume Disney is ridiculously expensive but it doesn't have to be. For our trip next month I'll spend $2200. Last year we spent around $2500. There are 5 of us so I think $2200 is pretty good. I can't imagine getting it lower. We don't do table meals, we stay offsite and we drive. I know that's not possible for everyone.
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We go every year for 6 days. This year we spent the most we have since 2006. We spent $1100.00 and that inludes airfare for 2 adults and 2 children.
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Wow- How did you get that deal?
I'm guessing she left off that there was something "free" or extremely reduced by rewards points. Maybe frequent flier miles? I'm sure there are lots of us who'd love to see her break down the trip and give pointers!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #23
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We go yearly and spend $3000-5500 a trip for a family of 3( staying delxue or cash DVC) for 5-6 days..We pay cash.We have no debt, pay credit balances monthly and don't ever touch the savings
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:32 AM   #24
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We go every year. This will be our second trip coming up this year. In June we went 5 days for 3 "adults" (one a teen foster child) a toddler and a child for $2500 total. This fall will be 6 nights 2 adults, 2 kids, poly club level for $3800 total. This includes food and trans. My record trip was $1400 all inclusive 7 days.

We won't take a trip if we can't pay for it. To cover this fall trip we've cut out our weekly eating out the last 2 months and watched our other spending so we have the money for it.
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5 People (2 real adults, 2 "Disney" adults, and 1 eight year old), 15 nights at AKL-Kidani, with Y.E.S. tickets for 8 Days WPF&M plus hopper, around $3,800.

Trip before this one was 14 nights for 8 people on dining plans and was just about $5,000.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #26
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We are doing a budget trip next month. DD got married in July and so our funds are not what they usually are
We are staying off property at Bonnet Creek for a week for $837
We got YES tickets for 5 (7 day hoppers)....$995
We are driving down and will need a hotel overnight on the way down...$100
(driving back in one day)
Parking at the parks...$98
MNSSHP tickets....$308.58
Total......$2338.58

We have Disney rewards/gift cards for our food which I got by signing up for a cc, surveys, etc...so our food is free The only other expense we will have will be gas down and back.
We are usually closer to a $4000 price tag (and we have always stayed on property) staying at value, mod, deluxe and villa. Just depends on where we stay and what deal they have going on. I am afraid I will like the space that Bonnet Creek has to offer and we may never go on property again
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