Thursday, June 2, 2005 3:10 PM
For those of you who would consider a trip to WDW, but aren't plugged in to the fanboy sites, the Mouse will feed you for free late August through early October, provided you pay to stay in one of his hotels. For the frugal among you, the Value (el-cheapo) hotels make this a pretty stunning bargain.
(Edit: had the dates wrong)
*** Edited 6/3/2005 9:28:35 PM UTC by Brian Noble***
Thursday, June 2, 2005 3:16 PM
that's a good deal, especially if you've got kids under 10. A family of 4 can eat, sleep and play for 5 days in a Disney Resort for just over $1000 bucks. (Plus $150 bucks to add Park Hopper to the base tickets, of course)
Which makes the Magic Your Way tickets seem even more ridiculous... For this example above, close to 10% of the cost of your vacation goes towards the Park Hopper option.
Stilll a good deal, though.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 3:31 PM
That's an incredible deal. Those September reservations must have been looking pretty slim.
Thursday, June 2, 2005 7:30 PM
We're doing a long parents-only weekend---two adults, three park days, four hotel nights---but buying the 10-day/hopper/no-expire tickets. We'll use the other seven days for our February trip. Flying on miles, using the Disney-provided airport transfers.
Cost of the trip, after subtracting the value of the leftover tickets? $630, all-included. At that price, I can afford to pop for a set of golden mouse ears.
*** Edited 6/2/2005 11:31:07 PM UTC by Brian Noble***
Friday, June 3, 2005 11:39 AM
I have a feeling that people are heading west for the park that is having the actual birthday. So in a sense, Disney is canabalizing their attendance from Florida. But that's okay..Disney will still get the money. Though I am more then a little concerned about Disneyland handling the crowds. There are already issues with that and it's not even summer yet.
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:13 PM
I'm sure this is just because it is their off-peak time and with a bad hurricane season last year, many people are deterred from traveling to WDW that time of year.
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:15 PM
D'oh...I already booked September there for my Honeymoon. But....I got a week at the Grand Floridian for just over $200/night :) :) :) (Thank you AAA's January Disney promotion) Disney sells the rooms for $340+ a night!
Friday, June 3, 2005 5:29 PM
Wow! I pay attention to AAA pretty closely, and never saw anything anywhere close to that affordable for GF. Nice snag!