Dilema???Please Help :)

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by nun69, May 15, 2008.

  1. nun69

    nun69 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    305
    ok..here it is in black and white...I initally booked with AAA {and I know all of the good little perks are there} for 5 nights at the DLH including a character breakfast and dinner and park hopper tickets for 4, but I think if I do it myself, I will come out better in the long run...so please give me your opinion

    AAA {all at the DLH} for $3070:scared1:
    or {all at the Camelot} for $1933

    or

    5 day military hopper passes: $644
    Anaheim Maingate {military vouchers} $83/night total of $415 {plus taxes}
    Stovall's Pavallion :$89/night total of $445 {plus taxes}
    Camelot: $95/night total of $475
    plus roughly the cost of a character breakfast/dinner $275

    so all together if I do it seperately {with the same things as AAA, except not the DLH} it is $1419.00 or I could split my stay and stay 2 nights at one of the above hotels and then 3 nights at the DLH {with a military discount =total $700} for roughly $1900.00

    so I am thinking that it is not rocket science and even though I would have to pay a fee for the cancellation of my AAA package, I am really going to save in the long run by doing everything seperate? can you guys just look at this again and make sure I am not missing anything...:confused3

    my other question would be could someone give me their opinion on the 3 military offered hotels" Anaheim Maingate" "Stovalls" and "Camelot" and which of the 3 would be the best choice? thanks so much in advance!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Jenn1116

    Jenn1116 <font color=coral>My goal in life is to visit DLP<

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,064
    Looks like a good savings to do it all separately. The biggest cost is DLH. I think if it's wthin your budget and you don't mind moving mid-way in your trip, I'd pay for it all separately and do the switch. Otherwise, for the biggest saver, just stay off-site for the whole trip. I can't say anything on the hotels you've mentioned because I haven't stayed at any of them.
     
  4. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Dangerously Addicted to Disneyland

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,600
    The only downside to booking using the military discount tickets is that I have read that they do not include any MM benefits. You might want to confirm that with the base or wherever you are purchasing through. However, if you do the split stay and have some of your time at the DLH, then you could plan your resort stay around the MM days you want to attend. Make sense?
     
  5. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 1998
    Messages:
    22,309
    That is a pretty significant savings. The Anaheim Maingate (in the process of being renamed Red Lion) and Stovalls are both on Harbor & Katella. The Camelot is right across the street.

    I think you'd do well to do it on your own & either stay at the Camelot, or split between Camelot & DLH.
     
  6. nun69

    nun69 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    305
    I forgot about the MM if you stay on site...and you do get the MM with any 3 day park hopper or longer...I already verified that...I think I will cancel and think I will probably book with the Camelot, from what I have read here, everyone gives it fairly good reviews!
     
  7. DevilDuckie

    DevilDuckie <font color=CC00CC>I'm the cute one<br><font color

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,642
    That's a difference of $500! Do you have any idea how many Mickey Bars you can buy with $500? :lmao:

    Do it yourself. Save the money. Even if you miss out on MM is that hour worth $500?
     
  8. TiredX2

    TiredX2 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    200
    Make sure you double check that.

    When we did military tickets (May 2006) they did not include MM. It would be great if they did. In fact... would you let me know for sure. Actually, I'm just going to believe you and get really excited. :banana:
     
  9. avalon451

    avalon451 Errrr... what?

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,772
    What are your dates?
     
  10. JenDisneylandlver

    JenDisneylandlver DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,689
    Sounds good to me. I can almost always get things cheaper doing it all separate. You seem to pay for the convience of having them set up a package for you.

    But yeah, looks good, I'd go for it!
     
  11. Heather1101

    Heather1101 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    202
    I'd book seperate. I haven't stayed at any of the hotels you listed, so I can't help with that. I would definately check out the MM on the military tickets if that is important to you, but when we got our military DL tickets back in June 2005, one MM was included in our 3 day hoppers.
     
  12. nun69

    nun69 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    305
    I am going to double check the tickets within the next week, but we bought 5 day hopper's last year {Mar 07} and they did have a 1 day MM included...but I will verify that...thanks....I thik I am gonna confirm some of this tomorrow!:cool1:
     

Share This Page