Confused About WDW Prices...Tickets...Plans

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  1. Newfie2000

    Newfie2000 <font color=green>Doesn't anyone make split pea so

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    Okay I am a little bit confused :confused3 ...after hearing a rumor about 2 months ago that 2007 room only rates were available I called WDW and reserved a room only at POP. During that phone conversation I was told that 2007 package rates were not available but nothing was said about the ressie has far as changing rates or paying any additional, etc. I was just told to watch for package rates in August. Then this weekend I heard that ticket prices were going up - so I decided to go ahead and get my tickets through the Mousesavers link, Undercover tourist. DH and I decided to get a ten day, hopping, water park & more options no expiring ticket. Then Sunday I learned that the package rates were out. I immediately went to the website and ran a package search. The price I was quoted for a room and ticket package (no dining plan) was about $300.00 more than the room rate and tickets I already have. The extra perks included in the package do not seem to justify this difference. Am I missing something? Did I do the right thing? I understand that I can always change to a package to include the dining plan but even that does not seem to justify the extra $300.00? :confused3 No with all the hype surrounding ticket prices and package availability I am questioning my decisions and wonder if I am doing something wrong? Why is everyone so excited about the package rates...when they seem so much higher. Any info you all could provide would be so appreciated!
     
  2. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    I guess that the price difference could be partially accounted for by the difference in ticket costs. depending upon how many of those 10-day premium no-expiry passes you bought. The current advance-purchase price for an adult 10-day MYW Premium Pass (no-expiry) is $444.11.

    The other additional cost could come from trip insurance. The package quote might include it while the room + tickets does not.

    Some people prefer to book packages instead of doing the à la carte thing. That could account for some of the excitement. And for others, the only way to book the DDP is by booking a package. So for them, it's nice to be able to get an idea of what the package will cost. I don't think that you made a mistake by booking a room-only and buying your tickets in advance.
     

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