We've taken 11 trips to WDW in the past 5 years. Every year it goes up in price here and there. (IE since last year weekends now cost more). All those little price secrets seem to be getting snuffed out by Disney's Financial dept (whoever they are). I had fully planned to not do another WDW trip for several years. I wanted to do a beach trip. It was partly because it's getting more expensive, and partly because I've done it so much. Here's my conclusion: With APs, if we go 3 trips (May 2008, Sept 2008, and May 2009) we can get out (using AP discounts) for just under $3300 TOTAL for all 3 trips for a family of 4. Thats about $1100 per trip (after the APs) not including food (which we carry in in May... "free" DDP in Sept). I can't seem to find ANY vacation that compares in price. I'm trying!!! I really was getting burnt out on Disney!!! (sorry... it happens) I can't seem to find ANY vacation that makes all 4 of us happy for anywhere near as close of price. Beach resorts are at least twice the price per night, and to find a resort that compares to WDW as far as activities for the children, its more like 3 times the price per night. (DH DW DS10 & DD5, and DS10 has Autism and a VERY short temper and attention span.) Does anyone know of any other options before I buy these APs??? I'm a bit burnt out on WDW, but once I've eliminated all the other vacation destinations, I'm sure the flame for Mickey will rekindle. My wife has her heart set on another trip to WDW. I can't seem to see any other option that compares. I'm considering: the cleanliness and decor of WDWs resorts, the activities, the pool, the resort activities, the parks, etc. We just can't seem to find anything else in driving distance to NC that will come close, for the price. Input?