How much is your 2012 Disney Vacation costing this year?

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  1. ocalla

    ocalla DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    Me, DH and DD14:

    8 nights at Beach Club SV room: $3,654.00 (with 7 day PH tickets) Had a discounted room!
    No Dining Plan (so about $1,000 OOP for meals)
    Flights: had enough miles to cover flight on SW, but paid $60.00 for Early Bird Check in.
    Garden Grocer Order: $100.00
    Hotel at airport and parking at airport: $200.00

    Total: $4900.00
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  3. Makcarly

    Makcarly Mouseketeer

    Nov 26, 2011
    1 adult, 1 child (Disney adult)

    4/22-29, 2012

    7 night stay at CSR (standard room) with 7 day magic your way (no hoppers or waterpark option) on regular dining plan- $2419

    Roundtrip tickets from DAY to MCO- $673

    1 week parking at DAY- $42

    luggage fees- $40

    Gift cards purchased before trip to use on souvenirs- $200

    Food at airports, additional souvenirs, food in parks not covered by dining plan, tips, etc- $245

    Grand total= 3618.00
    worth every penny!
  4. Desnik

    Desnik <font color=teal>I actually love packing and plann

    Oct 16, 1999
    Myself, DH, DD(14), DS(9)
    Aug. 23-31 8 nights 9 days

    Airfare from NY: $450 r/t (we had a couple of credits and used truebluee points for one free one way flight)

    Airport parking: $165

    Airport transfer in Orlando: FREE DME

    Resort: 1 night AoA $280.13, 7 nights AKV Kidani 1 bedroom FREE (we are DVC members)

    Tickets: 4 day hoppers $1255.25

    Food: $1000

    Rental Car: 6 days $300

    Gas for rental: $40

    Total: $3,490.38

    The kids save their own money for souveniers so I didn't include that.
  5. cantwaitvaca09

    cantwaitvaca09 DIS Veteran

    Sep 4, 2009
    Sept 2012
    2 Adults 2kids
    6nights CBR with park hopper
    free dinning- upgrated to Dlx

    Air with SW points and early bird $100

    Rental Car $204

    Garden Grocer $100

    Pirates & Pals Fireworks Cruise $200 ish?

    Total $3700
  6. judowoman

    judowoman Nation's Capital

    Apr 15, 2010
    Yeah but you're in NZ which basically means you live in paradise!:lovestruc
  7. Rhongepooh

    Rhongepooh <font color=red>I must ponder this news<br><font c

    Aug 14, 2004
    4 days/4 nights at the CR with park hoppers and free dining for 5 adults (2 rooms BLV) and a 1 year old. . . right around $6200.00 plus another $200 for an additional night at a downtown disney hotel and don't know about gas or the rented vehicle we are taking.

    HANDYMOM DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2004
    2 adults & 2 Disney kidults (13 & 11) Sept 7-12, 4 day non hopper with free regular dining $2024

    4 round trip airfare with Southwest $798

    total $2822

    Sounds cheap compared to most.
  9. ktmo

    ktmo Mouseketeer

    Oct 19, 2008
    Last year:
    Oct 20-24
    BCV 1BR
    Park Hoppers and DDP

    This year:
    June 19-25
    WP&M and dining OOP
    no DH on this trip


    Sept 25-30
    BWV 1 BR
    Park Hoppers and free DDP
    @ $4200 plus airfare hopefully around $1000
  10. redheadx3

    redheadx3 DIS Veteran

    Sep 15, 2006
    DS and Me (mom) Sept 15-19
    be at Sports 4 nights with 4day base ticket $930.09
    Free QS
    Air fare from Houston one way for both of us $379.60, using airline reward points for other half
    I have a few hundred reward $ on my Disney Visa, this will buy our MNSSP tickets, pins, extras.

    Grand total $1309.69, would have been $1689 if I had paid for entire airfare.
    Hopefully, I can control too much shopping and not spend much more.

    Airfare is $130.00 per ticket more this year than our last trip, summer 2010.
  11. Flews

    Flews Earning My Ears

    Jan 6, 2011
    Well THIS is a depressing thread. :faint: (for me, that is...)

    While I am reclutant to state what we spent/are spending on our WDW vacation(s) this year, this thread did prompt me to tally everything up. :coffee:

    Let's just say I am the greatest dad on earth! :)

  12. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=

    Feb 28, 2007
    I'm seeing an increase in some areas and a decrease in others. We're bringing an extra child so that adds on obviously. Our hoppers were a great deal. :thumbsup2 Our return flight was ├╝ber cheap $125 from MCO to SLC and we used miles for half of them. We own DVC so that's paid for. Best decision ever! :lovestruc We added a night at the AoA so there's another $298 with a AAA rate. Food, treats, and F&W will be astronomical but the DDP doesn't work for us and we'll spend less than if we use the DDP. Then there's groceries and booze and the TiW card, so another $400 there. Tips. Souvenirs. Etc etc...

    A lot. :teeth:
  13. we3travellers

    we3travellers Mouseketeer

    Feb 25, 2012
    Me, DH and DS5

    Aug.7 - 14

    CSR Standard $1092.00
    7 day reg tix $766.85 (Undercover Tourist)
    Food OOP $1000.00 (hoping to keep it to $700)
    Souveniers $100.00 (just for DS. DH and I don't need any)
    Airfare $532.89 (2 comp, but had to pay taxes on them)
    Misc $300.00 (okay, I really mean adult bevies::yes::)

    Total $3491.74

    Still may order Garden Grocer, need to buy insurance, pay $60 to book seat selection and pay for parking at YYZ airport.

    In 2010 we went also 7 nights but in May, stayed at AKL pool view, same park tix, same air deal and spent about $4933. Had a $750 gift card from Disney promo, so actually spent $4183

    No more comp air left, so next trip will have to be more creative. I think it may be time to go value during FD!
  14. madelyn

    madelyn DIS Veteran

    Nov 24, 2000
    Not exactly sure how much it will end up costing but these are approximate figures:

    Driving from Texas.
    Gas $500
    Hotels on the road approx $450 (staying 2 nts on the beach so not cheap)
    2 nts BWV 2 bedroom/2 nts BLT 2 bedroom (no cost since sister is DVC member)
    Dining plan for 2 nights 6 adults/1 child (paying for my sister and brother since sister is giving us the DVC nights) $650
    1 week Marriott Harbour 2 bedroom (paid SIL who owns timeshare) $750
    Non-expiring 10 day park hoppers w/ fun options (cost split over 3 visits) $800
    Universal Studios season passes (4 adults/1 child) $1000
    1 night Hard Rock Hotel $200

    Total $4350 (but this does not include food not covered by dining plan, pre-paid photopass and other purchases during trip). Kinda seems like a lot since we aren't paying anything for the on-site hotel.
  15. SCPP

    SCPP Mouseketeer

    Apr 28, 2008
    Myself, DW, DD(10), DS(13), DS (17) plus two Disney Friends
    7 total

    May 28th to June 8th. 11 nights 10 days in the park

    Walt Disney World Swan
    2 BR GRAND SUITE and an additional room for kids
    Cost : FREE
    Thanks to SPG Platinum Status and a whole load of SPG Points.

    Tickets: 10 day hoppers $1750 ( friends are paying for their own)
    Upgrading me to Annual Pass to Buy Tables in Wonderland $252
    Food: $2000 (friends are paying for their own)

    Gas: $200

    Total: $4,202

    Not bad for basically 3 rooms for 11 nights and a 10 day park hopper.
  16. chimo2u

    chimo2u DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2008
    Sept 28-Oct 4,2012 POLY GV CL x 4 adults (me, bff, my 2 teens) with Free Dining, Basic DDP, 4 days basic tickets:

    3 airfare from Edmonton, AB = $1950.00 plus $75 for return luggage on Air Canada = $2,025.00

    Universal HRH CL Oct 4-7, 2012 deluxe queen room
    3 nights x $159 ea // BFF paying this portion approx $500

    Universal Tickets x 3 day park hoppers = $150 ea x 3 (BFF paying her own)= $450

    1 day Discovery cove // 2 dolphin swims, 2 non = approx $550 great deal with Seaworld AP discount!

    MNSSHP tickets x 4 = $250

    Spending money // misc universal food, tips, cabs, etc....= $2,000

    :scared: yikes!!!! I don't want to add all that up.....let's just say, I am thankful I had a year and a bit to save, and paid in bits here and there where I could (ie) Halloween tickets, disc cove, airfare, etc....

    Total: approx $8,000 plus spending money .... Memories = priceless!!!!

    this is why I can only go every couple yrs or so!!! Disney is not cheap, but it is also money I never regret spending! :goodvibes ..... It is also my last trip with my boys // they are 16 and 19, and ready to start their own lives soon! I'll cherish this trip!
  17. debrapagliasotti

    debrapagliasotti DIS Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    We have 2 trips booked for this year...

    Oct 17-20 (3nts) @ CR (TPV) 2 adt, kids are 10, 9, 3 & 2
    Dining plan (1 QS, 1 TS, 1 snack)
    2 day tickets (non hopper)
    Total $3299

    Airfare & MNSSHP tickets not included


    Dec 18-28 (10 nts) @ BW (Deluxe CL room) 2 adt, kids are 11, 10, 4, 3
    7 day tickets (non hopper)
    Insurance through Disney Travel Co.
    Total $15721

    Airfare & MVMCP not included. Also need to add 1 more day of tickets.

    After these 2 trips, we wont be going back to WDW for several years.
  18. MissSaraMangel

    MissSaraMangel Earning My Ears

    Dec 22, 2011
    Me & DB
    October 14-19th
    5 day tickets with Park Hopper
    6 days, 5 nights at POFQ
    Airfare Bufalo-Orlando

    1003.50 each.
    Not bad!
  19. rjvose17

    rjvose17 Mouseketeer

    Feb 27, 2010
    We are from Maine as well and have felt the airfare crunch as well. We are DVC, TIW and annual pass holders so basically it's only the airfare that we have to pay for. We almost always fly out of Portland Jetport but in Sept we flew Manchester.

    Sept 2011 $647.00 2 kids 2 adults
    Dec 2011 $ 440.00 2 adults
    April 2012 $ 820.00 2 kids 2 adults
    October 2012 $ 960.00 2 kids 2 adults

    So basically in a year it's gone up over 300.00 for our trip. I know it's still much cheaper than most get it, so I don't complain but to my DH. I am just thankful to be able to go as often as we do. If it wasn't for us finally taking the plunge on our DVC two years ago we wouldn't be able to go as often as we do.

    If we were to break it down we pay in maintenance fees, loan payments, annual passes to disney, sw, us, ioa, busch, and aquatica, airfare X 4 about 9000.00 a year. Divide this by 4 trips and we average about 2250 per trip is what our actual costs come out to. That of course doesn't include food or souvenirs. I like that idea since we like to stay deluxe and can do so with our DVC. Thats with figuring 4 people in it too. Those figures aren't exact but close estimates, so give or take a few hundred for any change or expenses I forgot. For example I didn't add this Octobers MNSSHP tickets. Typically we spend anywhere from 10 - 14 days per trip as well. I <3 my DVC. :lovestruc
  20. jimjenkids

    jimjenkids Mouseketeer

    Feb 1, 2012
    We are going Dec 22-27th....have 2 rooms-prefered(non poolside) at POP.....2 adults, 4 kids (10+). we have 6 day hopper passes......still holding out and hoping for free dining.....our total cost for the trip is $4149. we do drive down and have budgeted @600 for the travel expenses down and back.....right now we are in the process of saving the spending/food money as the trip is paid:cool1:

    we were there in 2010 and stayed at CBR with 30%off PIN(took that over the free dining that was offered) we had a prefered room and hopper passes for 7 days(6 nights) and we spent right @ 4200.....all in all, not a bad price for then, but are spending the same amount for POP prefered-1 less night & day.....still a better place for xmas-heres hoping for warm weather(it was a bit of a cold spell last time)
  21. stellastar23

    stellastar23 Earning My Ears

    May 18, 2012

    2 Adults
    Last week in August
    6days/5 nights

    Breakdown of costs

    Gas- 7 hour drive - $200
    Package deal (hotel[POP] + MYW base tickets[5day]) - $1,057
    FREE QS Dining plan - $0 :)
    Buying DisneyQuest Ticket - $ 60
    (I like to collect disney pins, so I bought a lot set of 100 on ebay for around $60, plan to trade while there)

    TOTAL: $1,517 :cool1:
    ............................................probably will be up to $500 more than that. I will maybe go for 1 table service meal and spring for more stuff, maybe

    never gone for so cheap before, well I've always gone with my parents during Christmas/new years eve, and they liked to stay at the contemporary resort. Anyway, I think what me and my bf are spending on our whole trip is equal to what my parents paid in one day (maybe 2) in their vacation. So I am extremely pleased.

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