I have found that the vast majority of you are MNSSHP fans. It does sound totally fun and I think my kids (and I, and DH) would totally dig it. The issue is completely money at this point. I set myself a budget for this trip and I hate going over budget. We're doing free dining and staying at CSR. Right now we're booked for 5 nights, Sept. 20-25th, which I am beyond thrilled about. This is our first real solo family vacation and I am so looking forward to an extended time out with the fam, as well as a 'break' from cooking & cleaning. But, since we live in Miami, we're buying APs and I already have two more trips in the works for Nov & December. So this isn't a do-or-die trip for us; we'll be back soon (swoon! ) and can catch up on the park visitations. Anyway, in order to do MNSSHP, I would want to cancel a night at CSR. One night there about equals the cost of tix ($150 through AAA), so then it all evens, which I love (insert dorkface). I think I'm really contending with buying an AP, but then having to pay to get into a park for a few hours! I know that DH will take issue with this, too and part of the difficulty lies in convincing him that it will be worth sacrifcing a night of vacation to turn around and use that cash to pay $150 to go to a party at the parks we just bought unlimited* access to! Maybe this is a no-brainer at this point...I'm just having a hard time. Sell me, folks. *Not really, I know. Also, please don't take any of this as Disney-bashing. I'm a former CM and eternal devotee.