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Old 02-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question What is the average price of an 8 night stay?

Trying to figure out what an avarage family spends on a hotel in Disney for 8 nights?

Part B: We were spolied with the discount. I am trying to figure out what we would have spent for 8 nights moderate at POR royal rooms without spring discount to see if bumping up to deluxe with the discount would be around what we would have spent no discount. Does that make sense? I am trying to argue a longer deluxe stay with the hubby and want to show him (if it pans out) that staying Deluxe with the discount would have been around the same as what we would have paid for moderate without spring discount. Does that make sense?
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Sorry, but I don't think the cost argument is going to pan out for you. I've tried and tried with an 8 day trip during our spring break, which mostly still occurs during the spring discount window. The difference for our window is something like $1,500 more for the very cheapest deluxe I could find, lowest room category, etc. versus a moderate resort and room category (that cost more than other categories and moderate resorts). I found discounts for moderate and deluxe resorts. While the discount % is slightly more for deluxe resorts, it doesn't even come close to making them cost as little as a moderate, with or without a discount on the mod. The discounts with that spring offer seem to be no better than 50-60% of the percentages they have been in the past. For that reason, we had to rule out the spring break trip, because even staying at a moderate just didn't have enough of a discount for us.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Trying to figure out what an avarage family spends on a hotel in Disney for 8 nights?

Part B: We were spolied with the discount. I am trying to figure out what we would have spent for 8 nights moderate at POR royal rooms without spring discount to see if bumping up to deluxe with the discount would be around what we would have spent no discount. Does that make sense? I am trying to argue a longer deluxe stay with the hubby and want to show him (if it pans out) that staying Deluxe with the discount would have been around the same as what we would have paid for moderate without spring discount. Does that make sense?
There is no way to make the cost comparable. If there was actually no discounts on the mods the difference would be less, but Disney always offers discounts so the difference between a moderate and deluxe would be substantial. I don't think there is an average that any family pays. It really depends on resort type and room type at that resort. If you want to stay deluxe and can afford it I would just do it, and not worry about the difference in cost.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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Have you considered renting DVC points? If you do that though you aren't eligible for package deals, but the rental price is the total cost - no hotel room taxes etc. It may be enough of a difference to make it feasible.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #5
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Why don't you just price your trip at a Moderate without a discount and Deluxe with one yourself?

(all during regular season)
For our 7 night stay at POFQ without a discount, we would have spent around $1600 for a standard room.
With a discount it's a little over $1100 (35% AFS discount).
The Wilderness Lodge would have been closer to $1900 for a Woods View room, as all the Standard View rooms were sold out by the time we booked (40% AFS discount).

So even if I had convinced myself or DH that we should compare rack rate at POFQ to a discounted rate at the Wilderness Lodge, we'd still be spending an extra $300.
I could inflate the costs of the moderate at rack rate by choosing the most expensive room category, but it wouldn't really save me any money.
In reality we'd be paying $800 more than what it would cost for the vacation we would be happy with.

BTW....if we had been trying to stay in the most expensive room at POR (Royal River View) at rack rate our price would have been around $2100, so theoretically, we could have gotten an extra night at the Wilderness Lodge IF $2100 was our lodging budget. Was that the question you were trying to ask?

Average is very subjective. Most people want to believe they're average. In reality most people are not average.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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We are paying $5602 for our Poly CL Lagoon View room for 8 nights with the military discount and regular dining plan. Tickets are not included in this price. Before we had club level added, it was $4760 for Poly Theme Park view. We decided we wanted a refurbished room, which is why we went with club. I'm not sure how that helps your argument as there are cheaper deluxe options, but those are my costs.

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:44 AM   #7
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We are paying $5602 for our Poly CL Lagoon View room for 8 nights with the military discount and regular dining plan. Tickets are not included in this price. Before we had club level added, it was $4760 for Poly Theme Park view. We decided we wanted a refurbished room, which is why we went with club. I'm not sure how that helps your argument as there are cheaper deluxe options, but those are my costs.

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How did you get a dining plan but no tickets? I thought you had to buy at least 1 day of tickets to get a package?
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How did you get a dining plan but no tickets? I thought you had to buy at least 1 day of tickets to get a package?
They most likely had AP's.
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How did you get a dining plan but no tickets? I thought you had to buy at least 1 day of tickets to get a package?
With the military discount, you can do room and dining, no tickets. Just like AP's.
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With the military discount, you can do room and dining, no tickets. Just like AP's.
Yep- exactly. We are getting the Military Salute tickets. Sorry- I should have said that in my original post!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #11
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Trying to figure out what an avarage family spends on a hotel in Disney for 8 nights?

Part B: We were spolied with the discount. I am trying to figure out what we would have spent for 8 nights moderate at POR royal rooms without spring discount to see if bumping up to deluxe with the discount would be around what we would have spent no discount. Does that make sense? I am trying to argue a longer deluxe stay with the hubby and want to show him (if it pans out) that staying Deluxe with the discount would have been around the same as what we would have paid for moderate without spring discount. Does that make sense?
I don't blame you for wanting to stay Deluxe--it is our preference as well. But the truth is, that moderates are the best value bar none. I wish there was not such a big jump in price between the two. During your dates of travel, POR royal rooms are discounted for $1550. Even if it were not discounted the rack is about $2000.00. The lowest price deluxe with a discount during that time is AK and it is more than the Rack at POR Royal. The difference with the discount between AK and POR is $700.00. Best of luck in deciding on your vacation stay!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:50 AM   #12
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((Rate x # of nights) - any discount) + tax
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #13
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I am trying to argue a longer deluxe stay with the hubby and want to show him (if it pans out) that staying Deluxe with the discount would have been around the same as what we would have paid for moderate without spring discount.
A regular season weekday at POR Royal room is $220. A regular season weekday room at the Poly is $485. Factor in the fact that the monorail resorts' spring discount is only 20%, versus the moderates 25%, and there is no way you can argue a discounted deluxe ($388 ) is comparable to non-discounted moderate ($220.) It is still much more expensive to stay in the deluxe. I have never seen a 50% off pin! ;-) And that $220 moderate is really only $165, no matter how much you try to pretend it isn't.

You could do the math on a cheaper deluxe like AK or WL. We have a family of five, so I have not priced them out. And the Epcot resorts have a 30% discount, so would be a little cheaper. You might find an example where the difference is less than $100 a night, but you won't find one where it's only $20.

Maybe you should argue amenities. :-) Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #14
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We just switched from POR to AKL for $10 a night difference. Our stay is only 6 nights.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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You could look into renting DVC points. I'm planning on doing it for our December trip. We are planning on 10 nights. 5 at boardwalk villas and 5 at wilderness lodge in studio rooms and it will be 1700 dollars. It is cheaper then the moderate I priced. I'm paying 13 a point so if you rented points for less it would be even cheaper.
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