I GET TO GO TO WDW IN MAY!

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I GET TO GO TO WDW IN MAY!
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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 10:57am

I'm so excited! I convinced my DH to go to Disney World in May when his sister comes to visit us from Germany! We'll probably only go for like 4 days/3 nights and will be staying at the AllStarMusic Family Suites, since it will be 4 adults and 1 baby (me, DH, my Mom, Dh's sister, and our DS who is 16 months right now). DH was all against going for one reason or another (every time I gave a reason to discredit his he came up with something else), and his last excuse was he didn't think his sister would be okay sleeping on the pullouts at ASMu, but he asked her today via Skype, and she said she was perfectly fine with it! YAY! It's been two years since we've stayed at Disney and I'm so excited! I've been to the parks a couple of times since we live in Orlando, lol, but I love staying on property....it feels like a real vacation then! Plus, one of our friends is a Cast Member, and she can make room ressies for family/friends at 50% off!!!!! I'm just so happy!



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Registered: 01-31-2007
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 8:05pm
enjoy!

I am hoping for a small trip in May for my anniversary, but I doubt I'll be so lucky since we already have a long trip booked in Sept
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Registered: 09-01-2006
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 7:29am

What a wonderful way to spend time with your sister when she visits!!!!!

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Registered: 06-28-2001
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 3:45pm
Congratulations! Sounds like it's going to be a great family vacation!

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Sun, 02-20-2011 - 4:37pm
An update: We bought Annual Passes this morning for me and DH! So now I can go any time I want (we live in Orlando). We decided to buy the passes because 1) I love Disney and we know that they won't go to waste, 2) it is much easier to pay for them over time thanks to the Florida resident price/payments, 3) it will make it easier to pay for the trip in May if we only have to buy tickets for his sister and possibly my mom (if I can't convince her to buy an Annual Pass too...if I do, then we just have to get tickets for his sister).


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Registered: 06-28-2001
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 1:23am
Very cool! Hey, you also might be able to take advantage of any AP holder rates on your Disney resort stay too! Plus you get 10% (I believe) off at the World of Disney store at DTD and some dining discounts too. And you're also eligible to purchase a Tables in Wonderland membership for a very nice 20% discount on most table-service restaurants (you might already know about that since you're also eligible for TIW as a Florida resident). Can you tell I love all those extra benefits that you get with an AP? :D

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 10:34am
Since I'm so new at the whole AP thing, would you mind telling me what the benefits of it are? I'm not even sure how to go about checking the AP site or rates or anything like that!


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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 4:16pm

Wonderful!

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 4:24pm
I know by the time DH's sister gets here in May and we go to Disney my DH is going to be SICK of hearing about it, lol. Oh well! At least I'll get to use my AP before May....as soon as I can get over there to pick it up! Ok, pick it up and use it right away..... And I will GLADLY talk Disney with you M'Shel!


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Registered: 06-28-2001
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 12:06am
No problem. I went to Mousesavers b/c they have so much current info. First off there is a Florida resident discount for APs so here is info on that:

"Florida residents get substantial discounts on regular Annual Passes and Premium Annual Passes:

Florida Resident Annual Pass is $403.64 for adults and $364.23 for kids, including tax.

Florida Resident Premium Annual Pass is $531.44 for adults and $479.25 for kids, including tax.

You must have proof of Florida residency to activate these passes. The Florida Resident Annual and Premium Annual Passes can be purchased at DisneyWorld.com (you'll receive a voucher that must be redeemed at Disney World ticket booths), or just wait and purchase at the theme park ticket booths. If you buy online, you can make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year, interest and finance charge free.

Auto Club South (AAA) offers a discount on the Florida Resident Annual Pass and Premium Annual Pass."

Here is the link for the current offer for discounted rooms for AP holders (from Mousesavers):

http://www.mousesavers.com/disneyresorts.html#ap

Of course, this doesn't help you much since you're going in May but hopefully something new will be released soon. Keep checking back with Mousesavers just in case.

Here is a link to the FAQ page at AllEars for APs - if you scroll down and down, you'll eventually find the section that discusses the benefits that come with an AP: http://allears.net/pl/apass.htm .

Once you purchase your AP, you can sign up on the special AP section of the Disneyworld website to view current benefits too.

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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Registered: 06-28-2001
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 10:39am

Oops - I just realized that you said you already bought your APs (congrats!) and you mentioned paying FL prices so you knew all that anyway. Great!

I found this link for info on Mousesavers regarding AP dining discounts:

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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