We were booked for 10 days, 9 nights at the Poly from May 29 to June 7 with Park Hopper and Deluxe Dining for our yearly trip. We were excited as could be and thought we had it all planned out til I, just for the heck of it, started checking prices again online.
If we cut off one night and come home on Sunday night instead of Monday morning and move to the Wilderness Lodge instead of the Poly, we knock right at $1200 off our bill. Seriously, $1200 in this economy? SOLD. While the Poly is our favorite, $1200 is $1200 and you guessed it, we are now booked for the WL for 9 days, 8 nights.
It never ceases to amaze me how careful manipulation and a little flexibility and you can make a huge difference in price in your Disney vacation. Another good thing is, now we are going to go down in the evening of the 28th and stay at a value resort for the night (room only) and pick up our passes and drop off our luggage the next morning early. So, in reality, we are missing nothing.
Yay Disney! $5200 to $4000 in 20 minutes of checking. Yay! I feel like I just won the lottery.