Ca-Ching!$!$$!! 5 people in March

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  1. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    Well looking to plan a trip for DH, myself, DS17 and two of his friends in March. Yikes!!! Priced all kinds of things and with out air yet we are looking at $4000.00 plus for 6 nights. Of coarse are are trying to go the best price but still have fun. Best logical answer, FW cabins, but inter bus transportation and the size of resort make us not like it to well. AOA or ASM are options but IF we would get FD, they are value and we have to do an upgrade. POR would be super tight and FW or AKL don't take 5...any other options I have not thought of?? Off property is not an option either...:sad2:
     
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  3. stacy6552

    stacy6552 Keep to the code!

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    Look into renting DVC points and staying in a 2 bdrm. You'll want the space. Its less expensive then rack rates.

    Last I heard, AAA members get 25% off FW cabins. So join AAA and rent a car if you want.
     
  4. mrzrich

    mrzrich DIS Veteran

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    I personally think people make way too big a deal about the internal buses at FW. I've never waited more than 5 minutes for one. The bus stops are covered and have benches. Also figuring in the full kitchen could save you money on breakfasts etc. We love FW.
     
  5. dismagiclover

    dismagiclover Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael

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    You could also rent DVC points for a 1 bedroom at AKV, BLT or OKW. All of these 1 bedrooms sleep 5. You could put the boys in the living area and you could have the master bedroom. OKW requires the least amount of points, but also only has 1 bathroom. The other 2 resorts have 2 bathrooms in a 1 bedroom.
     
  6. OurBigTrip

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    Not sure of your exact dates, but OKW has 1BR villas available in March, and it would be worth a try to see if you could get the 25% AAA discount.

    If so, it would come out to $62.50/night more than AoA suites, which could easily be made up by having simple breakfasts in your room. Full kitchen, more space, etc.
     
  7. catra121

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    What about 2 value rooms? They are cheaper than a suite and at that age you could probably trust them to be in their own room at Disney World. You can request connecting rooms. They are not guaranteed but since you have 3 minors with you they will do their best to grant the request.
     
  8. mouselovenfamily

    mouselovenfamily DIS Veteran

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    We are hoping to get he dining plan and I know you can't do that with DVC. So we are exploring options at resorts that we can do the DP...so far.

    Space sounds nice!!

    Two value rooms may be an option. I need to price it. Then we could just pay the dining upgrade.

    This really sounds like a good plan but the guys are not sold on it. Is it forever to get to the pool and for the boys to get Cokes and snacks?? It seems like if your close to the pool your far from the busses...more walking and waiting or not so?? It just looks so spread out. :confused3
     
  9. kayladan04

    kayladan04 Mouseketeer

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    I thought you could add dining plan to DVC. Maybe I'm wrong?? For some reason I thought I read once that you could add it and not even have to buy tickets like you would with a regular reservation.
     
  10. jake&samsmom

    jake&samsmom Jordan's Mom too!

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    Yes, DVC reservations are eligible to purchase the DDP, and you are not required to buy park tickets
    Salonga with it.

    It must be paid in full when added to the reservation and must be added at least 48 hours before check in at the dvc resort.
     

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