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Old 10-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone feel guilty when they pick the more expensive option?

I am truly trying to enjoy the planning for our trip next year, but I keep having a nagging guilt because I picked the more expensive option v. two cheaper options. It's not even DH that's guilting me - this is all self-inflicted!!!

Our criteria:
* Space! Bigger the better with me, DH, 2 DDs, and Family Friend
* 3 beds prefered; lacking 3rd bed, space for an air mattress
* Prefer stroller access from at least 1 park
* Great pool! (zero-entry is a plus!)
* Prefer immersion in Disney (first property stay for FF, youngest DD)

We could stay at SOG and save, but we wouldn't get the theming and benefits of a Disney hotel and the cost of transportation to and from MCO cuts into the savings. POR (the only mod that meets most our criteria) was sold out at our rate, and I also debated a standard room at WL but we really want either a third bed or the space for an air mattress and we'll have a Pack n Play, so space would be tight.

When I looked at the WL bunk rooms, the cost was about the same for BC, so I decided to book BC. It meets our criteria, and we loved YC last year, but I feel like we should be more economical. DH feels we can drop a sit-down or two and make up any cost, and FF is so appreciative that we're letting her tag along, she's up for what we think is best.

Does anyone else have this same issue: feeling guilty for not taking the more economical route?
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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I am truly trying to enjoy the planning for our trip next year, but I keep having a nagging guilt because I picked the more expensive option v. two cheaper options. It's not even DH that's guilting me - this is all self-inflicted!!!

Our criteria:
* Space! Bigger the better with me, DH, 2 DDs, and Family Friend
* 3 beds prefered; lacking 3rd bed, space for an air mattress
* Prefer stroller access from at least 1 park
* Great pool! (zero-entry is a plus!)
* Prefer immersion in Disney (first property stay for FF, youngest DD)

We could stay at SOG and save, but we wouldn't get the theming and benefits of a Disney hotel and the cost of transportation to and from MCO cuts into the savings. POR (the only mod that meets most our criteria) was sold out at our rate, and I also debated a standard room at WL but we really want either a third bed or the space for an air mattress and we'll have a Pack n Play, so space would be tight.

When I looked at the WL bunk rooms, the cost was about the same for BC, so I decided to book BC. It meets our criteria, and we loved YC last year, but I feel like we should be more economical. DH feels we can drop a sit-down or two and make up any cost, and FF is so appreciative that we're letting her tag along, she's up for what we think is best.

Does anyone else have this same issue: feeling guilty for not taking the more economical route?
Sometimes.

But, then I think that if I were truly being economical, I probably wouldn't take the vacation at all.

So then we decide to vacation, and do so comfortably (by our standards) and if that means spending more money and we're not breaking the bank, then so be it.

We haven't regretted a dollar spent yet.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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I don't think anyone should feel guilty about why they choose options. It is your vacation and go with what works for you!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Hi, I have stayed at all 3 and all I can say is you will LOVE the BC!! Easy access to 2 parks,best pool on property,lots of dining choices in the area and great themeing. I think the value of a vacation should be in doing and staying where you enjoy. You could also look into renting points to stay at the BCV?? Joan
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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Yes, I feel a bit guilty. We're staying at WL this time with hoppers as opposed to non hoppers in a value. I told myself that this is our one time splurge. DD is seven and I think this will be the last trip that is truly magical for her so why not go all out.

Like the PP said, I don't think too much about it or I probably wouldn't go at all.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Sometimes.

But, then I think that if I were truly being economical, I probably wouldn't take the vacation at all.

So then we decide to vacation, and do so comfortably (by our standards) and if that means spending more money and we're not breaking the bank, then so be it.

We haven't regretted a dollar spent yet.

This is us pretty much to a tee. I figure I work way too hard for my money and our family vacations are way too important to us. As long as I can do it, I do, with no regrets!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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I definitely feel your pain. I booked a Deluxe resort for the first time and continuously go back and look at the price difference of moderate options and see what we would be "saving" by staying moderate. DH finally got it through to me that he's not worried about the cost and he just wants me to be happy and in a place that I might not stay when DD comes with us on our next trip. Takes the pain out of it a little bit
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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I definitely feel your pain. I booked a Deluxe resort for the first time and continuously go back and look at the price difference of moderate options and see what we would be "saving" by staying moderate. DH finally got it through to me that he's not worried about the cost and he just wants me to be happy and in a place that I might not stay when DD comes with us on our next trip. Takes the pain out of it a little bit
We're also staying deluxe for the first time, but we were looking at two rooms with my sister vs one room at CR. We may not be going back for a while, if at all, and we wanted to stay that close to MK at least once.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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I am truly trying to enjoy the planning for our trip next year, but I keep having a nagging guilt because I picked the more expensive option v. two cheaper options. It's not even DH that's guilting me - this is all self-inflicted!!!

Our criteria:
* Space! Bigger the better with me, DH, 2 DDs, and Family Friend
* 3 beds prefered; lacking 3rd bed, space for an air mattress
* Prefer stroller access from at least 1 park
* Great pool! (zero-entry is a plus!)
* Prefer immersion in Disney (first property stay for FF, youngest DD)

We could stay at SOG and save, but we wouldn't get the theming and benefits of a Disney hotel and the cost of transportation to and from MCO cuts into the savings. POR (the only mod that meets most our criteria) was sold out at our rate, and I also debated a standard room at WL but we really want either a third bed or the space for an air mattress and we'll have a Pack n Play, so space would be tight.

When I looked at the WL bunk rooms, the cost was about the same for BC, so I decided to book BC. It meets our criteria, and we loved YC last year, but I feel like we should be more economical. DH feels we can drop a sit-down or two and make up any cost, and FF is so appreciative that we're letting her tag along, she's up for what we think is best.

Does anyone else have this same issue: feeling guilty for not taking the more economical route?
I bargain shop and cut corners all year. When I go on vacation, I want to be able to take a vacation from all of the economical tricks I have to pull the rest of the time. I want to stay wherever I want, eat what I please and purchase anything that makes me happy. I only second-guessed our first deluxe stay. After that, there have been no regrets.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
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The only reason why I would ever feel guilty about my vacation choices was if it was placing a financial strain on the family. If it is comfortably within your budget, then stay wherever you please.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for everyone's replies!

I am glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way, and I know deep down, it's about enjoying the time with our kiddos and friends.

DH is very practical and his opinion is that if we were really splurging, I'd be negotiating for GF or going CL. But, wanting a nice hotel and convenient amenities will make the trip more relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.

I know once we get closer, I'll be swept up in the magic and I'll be full of giddy, child-like excitement... for now, I just need to relax and realize we're worth a bit extra for this vacation!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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No do not feel guilty. Dh and I agree on our resort, then we book. The end.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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I remember planning our first trip. I was the one getting all the info and I presented the options to DH.

1. Mod resort - meaning no balcony to go onto at night when the kids went to sleep and the kids either had to share a bed (boy & girl) or bring an air mattress.

2. Wilderness Lodge- bunkbeds for the kids and a balcony.

The price difference was $400. I thought for sure DH would want the cheaper option. He surprised me when he said, "I would rather enjoy the more expensive trip than resent the cheaper one."

Since, that has been our guiding principal when planning trips- economize where possible but don't cross the line where economizing puts a damper on the trip. If the themeing and extra room will really make your trip, then do it!

Enjoy BC- it is beautiful! The pool is awesome and being able to walk into Epcot rocks! I would stay there and go with less expensive dining any day!
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #14
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Nope I don't feel guilty. It is a vacation for a reason. I am not doing to stay somewhere cheaper, wishing I was somewhere else if I can make the expense work.

We could stay in SOG but I wouldn't be happy there and neither would my family (to include the kids who didn't like it when we stayed there last trip for a night) so why torture myself for the sake of saving a few bucks.

As long as it is at a price point that works with your budget and doesn't mean you have to stop eating for 6 months to afford it etc...then enjoy what you booked and don't look back!
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #15
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For as much of a penny pincher as I can be, I've never once felt guilty booking a deluxe or even better, a deluxe club level room, suite, or villa. If I couldn't afford it, I wouldn't book it.
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