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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #31
karriealex
When I am at the Polynesian I am home!
 
karriealex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 3 hours south of the most magical place on earth!!
Posts: 850

Quote:
Originally Posted by bxccah View Post
Spooked me too, I'll be storing $400 cash, as I don't have a credit card!
I would keep it on you in one of those money pouches that you can tie around your waist. I know a lot of international travelers use those.
__________________
karriealex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #32
bxccah
Ch-Ch-Ch-ChipnDale!
 
bxccah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: England
Posts: 245

Okay, now I'm a little worried, I'm staying at All Star... Would I be better just keeping my passport etc in the safe and actually HIDING my cash where it's not gonna be found? :O
__________________
Mum(56) Sis(34)Me(18) Eva(3)

Currently at Disney World! All Star Sports, 9/4 - 9/25
bxccah is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #33
Ziggie
Gets "ziggie with it" for Disney
The TF is inspired by Ziggie!!!
Winner of the "Who's been extra nice on the boards this week" Award
 
Ziggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sunny Florida ~ not too far from Mickey :)
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by bxccah View Post
Spooked me too, I'll be storing $400 cash, as I don't have a credit card!
Ooo.. don't do that. Purchase a Visa Vanilla One card and put the money on that.
__________________
Over 500 trips to WDW


Ziggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #34
karriealex
When I am at the Polynesian I am home!
 
karriealex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 3 hours south of the most magical place on earth!!
Posts: 850

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ziggie View Post
Ooo.. don't do that. Purchase a Visa Vanilla One card and put the money on that.
That is a good idea and then she/he can keep it on them and not in the room.
__________________
karriealex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #35
TarmackQT
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 15

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper View Post
This is why we keep major valuables in the Front Desk safety boxes.
cash is a major valuable?
TarmackQT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #36
OrangeCountyCommuter
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,659

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pixel Dust View Post
So, they set up the bait inside the locked safe, and didn't point a camera at the safe? What kind of surveillance team does that?
Yeah

Bizarre!

By the way, you can't generally get a copy of those keys made.

I will continue to use the safe, it's safer then most of the other ideas I see on here. But as usual folks will let one incident determine their future actions. As someone who has used hotel safes extensively with no issues the odds seem to be on my side that a safe is safer then carrying lots of cash, "attempting" to hide my valuables in my suitcase etc.

Of course you can always decide not to take the "valuables" (I am amazed that folks bring some stuff on vacation. I met a woman once who lost several thousands in jewerly at an airport. She took her jewelry because "it's dangerous to leave it at home" and...)

As for the prepaid credit card, check the fees!!
OrangeCountyCommuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #37
Ziggie
Gets "ziggie with it" for Disney
The TF is inspired by Ziggie!!!
Winner of the "Who's been extra nice on the boards this week" Award
 
Ziggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sunny Florida ~ not too far from Mickey :)
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by karriealex View Post
We are talking about Florida here and yes I live here. We can't get an election correct much less surveillance LOL
I love living down here but I sure wish I didn't read stories like this (sigh).

We just came back from an 8 day stay at Boardwalk Villas and, to be honest, we don't even request room service. I make the bed and, in the evening, I ask for bath towels, soap and clean dish towels to be sent up. They don't access our room for most of the stay.

If I need some light vacuuming, I have them do it while I'm in the room.
__________________
Over 500 trips to WDW


Ziggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #38
Nigel Channing
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 57

With debit cards being accepted nearly everywhere, there is really no reason to bring large amounts of cash with you on vacation these days unless you are going somewhere like Vegas where you need cash to gamble.

However, this would be an issue with jewelry as I don't know any women who wouldn't bring their engagement/wedding rings on vacation. They might not want to wear those when going swimming or to a water park.
Nigel Channing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #39
Ziggie
Gets "ziggie with it" for Disney
The TF is inspired by Ziggie!!!
Winner of the "Who's been extra nice on the boards this week" Award
 
Ziggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sunny Florida ~ not too far from Mickey :)
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by karriealex View Post
That is a good idea and then she/he can keep it on them and not in the room.
Those vanilla cards are awesome. I use them when shopping online (so much safer!)

I highly recommend them.
__________________
Over 500 trips to WDW


Ziggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #40
bxccah
Ch-Ch-Ch-ChipnDale!
 
bxccah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: England
Posts: 245

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ziggie View Post

Those vanilla cards are awesome. I use them when shopping online (so much safer!)

I highly recommend them.
Is it a USA thing? I'm from the UK
__________________
Mum(56) Sis(34)Me(18) Eva(3)

Currently at Disney World! All Star Sports, 9/4 - 9/25
bxccah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #41
bxccah
Ch-Ch-Ch-ChipnDale!
 
bxccah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: England
Posts: 245

You know maybe it'll be worth the £4-£6 charge on my debit card if it means my cash is safe...
__________________
Mum(56) Sis(34)Me(18) Eva(3)

Currently at Disney World! All Star Sports, 9/4 - 9/25
bxccah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #42
Ziggie
Gets "ziggie with it" for Disney
The TF is inspired by Ziggie!!!
Winner of the "Who's been extra nice on the boards this week" Award
 
Ziggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sunny Florida ~ not too far from Mickey :)
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter View Post
Yeah

Bizarre!

By the way, you can't generally get a copy of those keys made.

I will continue to use the safe, it's safer then most of the other ideas I see on here. But as usual folks will let one incident determine their future actions. As someone who has used hotel safes extensively with no issues the odds seem to be on my side that a safe is safer then carrying lots of cash, "attempting" to hide my valuables in my suitcase te...

As for the prepaid credit card, check the fees!!
Seriously? The fees? It cost $4.95 to activate. That's it. I certainly don't see that as a problem
__________________
Over 500 trips to WDW


Ziggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #43
karriealex
When I am at the Polynesian I am home!
 
karriealex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 3 hours south of the most magical place on earth!!
Posts: 850

Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter View Post
Yeah

Bizarre!

By the way, you can't generally get a copy of those keys made.

I will continue to use the safe, it's safer then most of the other ideas I see on here. But as usual folks will let one incident determine their future actions. As someone who has used hotel safes extensively with no issues the odds seem to be on my side that a safe is safer then carrying lots of cash, "attempting" to hide my valuables in my suitcase te...

As for the prepaid credit card, check the fees!!
The ones you buy like Vanilla I believe only have the load fee. I know the momentum Card that I have also charges you for each transaction and is why I never use it. They kinda made me get it at the check cashing store. The best thing to do is to read the fine print before you buy. I know there are some cards that only have the reload fee.
__________________
karriealex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #44
Ziggie
Gets "ziggie with it" for Disney
The TF is inspired by Ziggie!!!
Winner of the "Who's been extra nice on the boards this week" Award
 
Ziggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sunny Florida ~ not too far from Mickey :)
Posts: 1,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by bxccah View Post
Is it a USA thing? I'm from the UK
You can buy them in any drug store, grocery store, etc. here
__________________
Over 500 trips to WDW


Ziggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #45
karriealex
When I am at the Polynesian I am home!
 
karriealex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: 3 hours south of the most magical place on earth!!
Posts: 850

Quote:
Originally Posted by bxccah View Post
You know maybe it'll be worth the £4-£6 charge on my debit card if it means my cash is safe...
If you have your money converted when you come here you could purchase the card when you get here. That way you don't have the debit card fee charge and your money is safe.
__________________
karriealex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.

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

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