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Old 08-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #196
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Okay- for all you AP people- What's the break even point for tickets vs an annual pass. We would have 3 trips in the next year. 2 trips would be 4 days of park usage, the final trip is an unknown length of time. Thanks!
I have been considering getting an AP because we are planning two trips, one in December and one at the end of April. We would normally buy a six day park hopper for one of these trips. But because we are planning two trips, I think we will save something like $228 for two annual passes over buying two six day park hoppers.

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Okay, here is the price breakdown for one adult ticket purchased on the WDW website:

annual pass with tax - $648.59 which would be an average of $216.20 per trip

one four day ticket(without park hopper) = $297.14, if you bought one for each of your three trips, it would be $891.42.

Even if you bought four day tickets for two of your trips and a one day ticket for your third trip, you would still save money by getting an annual pass.

If you normally buy park hoppers, then you would save money with an annual pass even if you only took two four day trips. since a four day park hopper costs $359.97 and two of them would be $719.94.

We always buy park hoppers. It is almost required for a stay at an Epcot resort.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #197
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We are all checked into BC. We have a sv CL room with a view of illuminations...we just got finished eating from our balcony. We overlook the lobby...very nice view for standard in my opinion. So far we are loving it. All of the cast members have been so nice and helpful. I do have to say even though everyone says the lounge is small I have to say I was shocked at just how small. Otherwise the lounge has been great. We are close enough we could bring food back to the room. Off to HS tomorrow!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #198
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Think these sound brilliant-only other thing I'd suggest would be either autograph books and pens or pins for trading (or both if you're feeling flush and kids would enjoy them).
Your kids will be so chuffed to receive gifts they wont notice whether they're from Disney florist or not
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Your idea sounds great! You might also want to consider a new Disney tshirt. You could either buy one from the Disney Store, Walmart or Target, or make an iron on one using one of the great ones that are posted/personalized from the DisBoards.
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I bought cheap glow in the dark wands and bracelets at home to give to our grandkids when we were there in February. They were a big hit and they had fun playing with the bracelets. They were happy with the less expensive glow toys I had bought, and didn't ask for the more expensive glow toys for sale in the parks. But then, they were only age 3 and 5. i bought them at the Dollar store and the 5 and Under store. I didn't give them all the toys the first night, though. I waited a couple nights until things had calmed down a bit.

It is fun to shop for Disney stuff for kids. I bet it will be a lot more fun to shop than to have someone else do it.
Love all of these ideas! And yes, it actually is more fun to shop Disney than have someone else do it. For the kids, or me.
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The greatest advantage to AP is the Tables in Wonderland card, 20% off food and alcohol. It saves us enough to be worth the AP even if we only do one trip per year.
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Sounds like you had a busy day. Sorry to hear about the laundry situation, I keep reading about that, you would think given the number of times sometone has reported this as an issue, it would have been fixed.
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We're having a great time at the YC, we love the resort. Everyday we've had two towel animals, one in the bathroom and one on the bed The room is extremely clean and is in perfect condition. We are on the second floor and its so handy walking down the stairs to the YC secret exit/entrance. Just having a lazy morning then heading to HS.
Say hi if you see us at SAB!

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Checked in to YC and we were upgraded I think...looks like Garden View to me.





Eating at ESPN now then we hit SAB!
We had lunch at ESPN today too!
Nice upgrade! We booked SV too. Our first room location was awful, behind convention Center and a service area. I went back down to the desk and asked if I could have another room. So now we are looking at front entrance. It's a better view then service entrance!!
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The greatest advantage to AP is the Tables in Wonderland card, 20% off food and alcohol. It saves us enough to be worth the AP even if we only do one trip per year.
Does the Tables in Wonderland card cover all food and beverage purchases, including counter service meals and drinks at a resort lounge?
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Most places are covered. Some do not accept TIW. There is a list on the TIW website.

When we travel with a group of any where from 6 to 10 it definitely pays for itself. I've also used it when I've only had 2 or 3 when we've had multiple trips in one year.
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Okay- for all you AP people- What's the break even point for tickets vs an annual pass. We would have 3 trips in the next year. 2 trips would be 4 days of park usage, the final trip is an unknown length of time. Thanks!
http://touringplans.com/walt-disney-...ket-calculator has a ticket calculator that will show you all the different options and best values.

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Does the Tables in Wonderland card cover all food and beverage purchases, including counter service meals and drinks at a resort lounge?
This website has all covered restaurants. >>> http://tablesinwonderland.com
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Say hi if you see us at SAB!

We had lunch at ESPN today too!
Nice upgrade! We booked SV too. Our first room location was awful, behind convention Center and a service area. I went back down to the desk and asked if I could have another room. So now we are looking at front entrance. It's a better view then service entrance!!
I keep thinking I must be seeing loads of DIS people at SAB seen as there are so many of us here but I don't know what anyone looks like! We were joined at SAB this morning by a family of ducks though

Oh and our fridge is definitely working, our sprite has turned to ice, ha! We went to HS this afternoon, it was so hot and really busy there. We 'beat' the friendship boat on our walk back, DBF thought I was a bit mad racing the boat!
Discovery Cove tomorrow, it'll be nice to relax a bit and have a break from the busy parks.
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This website has all covered restaurants. >>> http://tablesinwonderland.com
Thanks for the link.

There will just be DH and I for two trips, six days each trip, so far.
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DH chose pink for himself, which I knew would happen...
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Well, this trip has pretty much been a bust for us. While things looked promising as of Tuesday night with my oldest feeling better, that changed quickly by Wednesday afternoon. Whatever she caught is not going away. While we managed to make it over to MK yesterday morning (our first full morning at a park), by the time we made our O'Hana dinner reservation, she was sick again and couldn't eat. Same happened this morning, woke up fine, we head over to AK, and by time we made our dinner res. at Narcoosee's, she was sick and couldn't eat. She's completely devastated and I'm just sad for her. Anyone who knows our family knows that she and I are the "Disney fanatics" so to see her so upset about not being able to enjoy this trip just plain sucks!

I do have to say that all the CL staff have been wonderful & am grateful that we are at least staying here vs. a moderate (which I originally had booked) since we have spent a lot of our time both in the room with her & at the resort itself. The upside is that we have a great view of the higher wishes fireworks from our room so at least she hasn't missed that. Plus, we keep telling her two things: 1. It could be so much worse and 2. There's always next year...
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Well, this trip has pretty much been a bust for us. While things looked promising as of Tuesday night with my oldest feeling better, that changed quickly by Wednesday afternoon. Whatever she caught is not going away. While we managed to make it over to MK yesterday morning (our first full morning at a park), by the time we made our O'Hana dinner reservation, she was sick again and couldn't eat. Same happened this morning, woke up fine, we head over to AK, and by time we made our dinner res. at Narcoosee's, she was sick and couldn't eat. She's completely devastated and I'm just sad for her. Anyone who knows our family knows that she and I are the "Disney fanatics" so to see her so upset about not being able to enjoy this trip just plain sucks!

I do have to say that all the CL staff have been wonderful & am grateful that we are at least staying here vs. a moderate (which I originally had booked) since we have spent a lot of our time both in the room with her & at the resort itself. The upside is that we have a great view of the higher wishes fireworks from our room so at least she hasn't missed that. Plus, we keep telling her two things: 1. It could be so much worse and 2. There's always next year...
So sorry your DD isn't feeling well. I hope she gets better soon.
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