Disney 2018

AWholeNewW0rld

Earning My Ears
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Jul 10, 2011
Anyone planning for a trip in 2018? It's far out I know, but never too early to plan. If you are, what month are you looking to go? Where are you planning to stay?
 

Tigerlulu

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Sep 18, 2012
I think we are. Probably over Mardi Gras. So far away but that's ok! I have a 2017 marching band trip too to plan. :)

And a 20th wedding anniversary trip to plan also. Disney is easy--at least the destination is set. No clue where to go for this!
 

MommyBryn

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May 26, 2006
YES! We are hoping for January 2018. There is usually a group of about 13-20 of us who fly down from Idaho! (my family, siblings and their spouses, my parents, sometimes grandparents) We stayed in Beach Club last time, the first time we stayed Deluxe (were always Moderate before, POR was our fav), and were spoiled rotten!! Everyone says it's not worth going back if we can't stay there again! LOL Being able to walk to Epcot MADE the vacation, I think. So we're trying to find ways to save money there, like get one of our rooms without the dining plan (since we always end up with extra overall in our party), and order more from GG to do breakfasts and stuff (to stretch the meal plans we DO get). Still working on other ways to save.
 
  • dgagnon519

    DVC member AKL since 2009
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2007
    We are saving our points to do a trip in 2018 for my daughter's high school graduation before she goes off to college. We usually resort hop, so plan on doing the same for this trip. Everyone thinks I am crazy starting to plan this early, but it is so fun. We are thinking 25 days in Disney and will split a stay between AKL, VGF, Poly, SSR, and VWL. Trying to get to Universal a few days too.
     

    dgagnon519

    DVC member AKL since 2009
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2007
    25 days?!?! Oh my gosh, that's my dream!!! How do you do that?
    Our first trip was 9 days back in 2009 and every year since we have kept adding days. This summer we went for 22 days.
    We our Disney Vacation Club, so we have points every year. We will usually use 2 years of points for each trip so we can go longer, but we go every other year. We are skipping 2016 and 2017 so we will have 3 years of points and can stay longer and at nicer bigger rooms.
     
  • dgagnon519

    DVC member AKL since 2009
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2007
    YES! We are hoping for January 2018. There is usually a group of about 13-20 of us who fly down from Idaho! (my family, siblings and their spouses, my parents, sometimes grandparents) We stayed in Beach Club last time, the first time we stayed Deluxe (were always Moderate before, POR was our fav), and were spoiled rotten!! Everyone says it's not worth going back if we can't stay there again! LOL Being able to walk to Epcot MADE the vacation, I think. So we're trying to find ways to save money there, like get one of our rooms without the dining plan (since we always end up with extra overall in our party), and order more from GG to do breakfasts and stuff (to stretch the meal plans we DO get). Still working on other ways to save.
    You might want to try renting points from a member, it is usually much cheaper than booking direct.
     

    MommyBryn

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    May 26, 2006
    My dad (we always travel as an entire family) says he wishes he would have got DVC years ago! We've gone every 2-3 years since around 1998 or so. I've looked into renting points but it kind of seems like a hassle? (finding someone trustworthy, not being able to do any of the booking yourself, the possibility of something happening, and having to add the dining plan later or something like that?) With about 13-14 people, would it really save us money as opposed to getting 3 regular rooms? We'd certainly be interested if it really saved us that much money, though.
     

    dgagnon519

    DVC member AKL since 2009
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2007
    My dad (we always travel as an entire family) says he wishes he would have got DVC years ago! We've gone every 2-3 years since around 1998 or so. I've looked into renting points but it kind of seems like a hassle? (finding someone trustworthy, not being able to do any of the booking yourself, the possibility of something happening, and having to add the dining plan later or something like that?) With about 13-14 people, would it really save us money as opposed to getting 3 regular rooms? We'd certainly be interested if it really saved us that much money, though.
    I am not sure what the exact cost is direct, but I can give you an example. Renting 1 week at BC in July would be between $1344-1624 from a member because they usually rent between $12-$14.50 a point. You can always rent from an organization that rents them if you feel uncomfortable renting through a member directly. There are a few very reputable places that rent them for members. DVCrequest.com and **************.com are both good.
     

    MommyBryn

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    May 26, 2006
    I am not sure what the exact cost is direct, but I can give you an example. Renting 1 week at BC in July would be between $1344-1624 from a member because they usually rent between $12-$14.50 a point. You can always rent from an organization that rents them if you feel uncomfortable renting through a member directly. There are a few very reputable places that rent them for members. DVCrequest.com and **************.com are both good.
    So for that week, is that one room? Or is that a villa? I am going to look more into this, thanks! :)
     
  • AWholeNewW0rld

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2011
    We are saving our points to do a trip in 2018 for my daughter's high school graduation before she goes off to college. We usually resort hop, so plan on doing the same for this trip. Everyone thinks I am crazy starting to plan this early, but it is so fun. We are thinking 25 days in Disney and will split a stay between AKL, VGF, Poly, SSR, and VWL. Trying to get to Universal a few days too.
    Pardon my lack of knowledge on this, but what are points and how do you collect them?
     

    SwanVT2

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    Jun 19, 2010
    Planning on going in June with my DD and my parents. I grew up going every summer with my folks and now they'll get to go with their granddaughter, who will be 6,and me! DH will have to stay home and work but we got as a family each February.
     

    dgagnon519

    DVC member AKL since 2009
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2007
    Pardon my lack of knowledge on this, but what are points and how do you collect them?
    Sorry I didn't see this post. We are Disney vacation club. We get points every year based on the contract we chose. Then if we decide not to go one year we can bank them for the following year. We can also borrow from the year after our planned trip.
     

    Babsy

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    Oct 30, 2001
    Pardon my lack of knowledge on this, but what are points and how do you collect them?
    DVC points are purchased, not collected. It is Disneys version of a timeshare. You buy any number of points for x dollars. These points are available annually for you to use at any DVC resort. You have annual dues to pay.

    If you aren't a member of DVC you can rent points from someone who is. They will then book a vacation for you. They control the reservation, not you. You cannot cancel or change the reservation. Or at lea
    St not often or easily.
     

    Babsy

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    Oct 30, 2001
    We are planning to go again in 2018. Probably January but could be February. Meanwhile we are taking a hiatus from Disney. We are felling a little disillusioned and feel we need a break from the multiple times per year that we usually go. We are planning a cruise, a trip to Europe and perhaps a trip to California between now and then.

    The plan is a two bedroom in BAy Lake Tower.. Although we haven't ruled out the AKL or the Poly or the GF.
     

    mommyof3princess27

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    We are! We got back from WDW in early March. It was our first time there at that time of year and I loved it!!!! i think its a great time to go!
     

    monorailsilver

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    Jun 20, 2002
    August 2018.
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    11-14 days, not sure yet. 11 days/10 nights in Disney though and maybe 2 extra days to go to cocoa beach on arrival day/afternoon and then KSC the next day.

    It's up in the air right now.

    We will primarily stay at the Poly and probably a DVC because it will end up being cheaper (need to check the TA deals too so it may not be). But we also like the 2 showers.

    It will be the last Disney trip before my oldest graduates HS.

    My sister and her 2 dds will come too. But they are older then my kids. My other sister lives in FL so I am sure she will come visit for a day or two and we can add them to my sisters room.

    So planning is a bit of an issue now, sort of. I want to stay at the BC for a few nights at the beginning as there is no way I can not stay there at the end and miss seeing the castle as I cry on DME as its taking us back to MCO.

    The reason I want to stay at the BC is so my kids can swim in the pool (if there is a good rate in April I will just do it then...maybe). Plus we don't have to take a bus to DHS and we can get that 1/2 park day over with then and do AK on one other am as its a shorter distance away. And then while at the Poly we can focus on MK and Epcot. But if my sister comes they will want to do the 1/2 mornings with us at those parks and she will go for shorter and I am not sure if she will resort hop.

    If she doesn't I will have not one issue staying at the Poly the entire time.
     



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