DVC... Saving us money again!

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by iteachlit, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. iteachlit

    iteachlit DIS Veteran

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    My wife and I were looking at a trip to Hersheypark in August. We live about three hours from the park. The original plan was to head to Hershey Friday afternoon, take advantage of late admission (using the next day's ticket), stay Friday night and enjoy a full day at Hersheypark Saturday. We would head back home Sunday morning.

    Well, I got to thinking. We already have unactivated APs (for November 2009 and July 2010) and a few points (33) left in this UY. How much would it cost us to head down to WDW for two nights (sans kids)?

    Here's the breakdown:

    Hersheypark
    2 Nights at Holiday Inn Express: $254
    Parking (2 Days): $20
    Park Tickets: $82
    Meals: $95
    Total: $451

    Walt Disney World
    2 Round Trip Flights (BWI-MCO): $278
    Studio @ SSR: $0 (24 points)
    Parking @ BWI: $24
    Park Tickets: $0
    Meals: $120 (QS DDP)
    Total: $422

    I know it's only $29, but, come on, what a different experience! The drive to BWI is only about 30 minutes longer than the one to Hershey.

    We were able to get a flight that arrives at MCO by 10:30 a.m., so we'll have a nice, full day on arrival. MK has EMH until 1:00 a.m. or so that day. Our departure is at 6:30 p.m., so we'll have about six hours to spend at the parks Tuesday before heading off on DME.

    Woo hoo! WDW here we come! :cool1:

    Now I just have to figure out who is going to take care of the kids and dogs... It's just a small detail!
     
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  3. fers31

    fers31 DIS Veteran

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    That's awesome....have a fun time.
     
  4. ToddyLu

    ToddyLu Welcome aboard explorers- I love Mr. Ray

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    :) Cool....no, wayyyy coooollll.:banana:
     
  5. arthur06

    arthur06 DDC #689

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    Good for you!
     
  6. Cyndibear

    Cyndibear I love my DVC's!!!!

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    It is soooo awesome to have the ability to SAVE money going to WDW! Have fun and enjoy!!

    Cyndi
     
  7. TomD

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    Awesome!!

    We did the same justification to go to Disney this August instead of Cedar Point. :)
     
  8. LIFERBABE

    LIFERBABE DVC MEMBER @ BCV BWV OKW SSR BLT AKV

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    Yep!! It is cheaper for us to go to Typhoon Lagoon than it is to Schlitterbahn. I did the math for a weekend for our family and could not believe how much it was going to cost us!! We went to WDW instead and went to the water parks.

    Dont even get me started on Great Wolf Lodge!! We could stay at WDW for a week with the DDP for what a weekend there would cost us. We did go for 1 night but not spending that kind of money again.
     
  9. Mickey'sApprentice

    Mickey'sApprentice Shamelessly demand, it works bette

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    I love your post!

    However, I couldn't figure out why you were paying to park at the BoardWalk Inn (BWI) :rotfl2:
     
  10. iteachlit

    iteachlit DIS Veteran

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    Too... many... acronyms....
     
  11. toniosmom

    toniosmom AKV, BCV, BLT Owner!

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    I still can't get over the $278 for TWO round trip flights. That's the cost for ONE round trip flight from Newark NJ to Orlando.
     
  12. Pardo714

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    Good Job. Just remember your AP will expire in July Next year if you use them now so make sure your July 2010 trip is prior to this trip. Im sure you have already thought of that but I had to mention it. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  13. florep1

    florep1 I believe in Magic!

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    Now I'm jealous. Why can't we have those prices on plane tickets from IAH to MCO?
     
  14. rentayenta

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    :woohoo: Awesome!
     
  15. vicki_c

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    That is great! I keep looking at a trip to Williamsburg or Hershey (we've already been to WDW this summer) and I haven't been able to justify the prices either! Unfortunately, we won't be heading back to WDW this summer!
     
  16. corvair

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    I live 25 minutes from hershey park...I go like 1 time a year...I would never go there if i could go to disney....i honestly don't like hershey park...i always compare it to disney..and say,,,,, they need to take a lesson from disney..it is so disorganized there getting on the rides...it is OK for 1 day...but that is enough....

    Have fun....
     
  17. Texas Disney Fan

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    I could not agree more with you. If we could get those kind of prices, we would go several times.
     
  18. iteachlit

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    We're kind of in a good geographic area here, with a few airport options. We can be to PIT in 2 hrs., BWI in 3, IAD in 3. I just look for the best fares. The extra one hour (opposed to PIT) doesn't bother me. BTW, the fares from PIT were $79 and $129, quite a bit more than BWI.

    When we go back in November (1 wk. in a 2BR @ BCV!!!), we're taking Jet Blue from IAD. I was able to get $74 each way for that trip.
     
  19. kmermaid

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    Going to disney is cheaper for me than our week at the Jersey shore! I can't get over that. This trip we are leaving on today :cool1: is practically free compare to the shore trip next month. I have free airfare with rr on swa, all my meals are covered with my disney visa rewards. The one thing I did special was a day at discovery cove since my dd loves dolphins and we are celebrating her bd on this trip. Other than that this trip was very much on the cheap.
     
  20. kid-at-heart

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    I am envious! :goodvibes
     
  21. Disneypubgal

    Disneypubgal Disneyphile

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    We had the same thing happen to us... We were looking to make plans for later this summer in the Northeast (we live on LI) and it was way cheaper for us to go to Disney... We belong to DVC and have annual passes $0... airfare from Islip was $550 for all three of us and $500 for meals for 6 nites/ 7 days. We would have spent at least $1500.00 on lodging if we had gone to the beach... now we are headed for the Beach Club! Go figure!
     

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