I need any ideas you can offer me that maybe I’m not seeing to cut $300 off our current reservation.
Here’s the background: My Dad, step mom, and sis are arriving for their vacation the day we leave and they’ve asked if DD and I could just stay and continue to vacation with them (they said WDW isn’t the same unless we’re all there together)! Because they can add us to their reservation, the only increase in cost would be for my Park Hopper since they’re getting the Free DDP promotion; about $300 is all that stands between me and another 7 days in The World! DH didn’t seem thrilled but said if I could shave the $300 off our vacation that I could stay.
My dilema: I don’t want to cut anything off of our vacation that would decrease his vacation fun since he’s not staying for the extended time. I want him to get his full vacation and not have to sacrifice anything so I can be selfish and stay longer. :wub: I’m totally open to taking a day or 2 off or changing resorts but is that fair to him??
Our current reservation:
8 nights/9 days @ Wilderness Lodge with free DDP and 9 day Park Hopper
Options I’ve considered/priced:
Decreasing our stay by 1 day (yucky because it would be a sacrifice for DH, not fair). Savings would be about $250; might be close enough to $300 that he’d call it good.
Staying at AKL with the same details and using the room rate discount that is available instead of free DDP. This would only save us $176 over the free DDP but it’s something. I like this option if I can find another $125 savings here since it wouldn’t be big changes to DH’s vacation.
Staying at CBR or Coronado Springs with free DDP. This would save us about $600! The problem with this option is we stayed at CBR last time and while we love it, we wanted to do something different and fancier. DH seemed pretty excited about it too. Coronado Springs doesn’t excite me at all but I’m open if DH doesn’t have a preference in where we stay.
I thought about getting rid of the Park Hopper option too but then we’re limited on where we can dine of course. Right now, a lot of our ADR’s are based on Hopping and many a times we’ve had to take advantage of hopping due to crowds or whatever.
Anything I’ve missed or overlooked? I feel like I’ve been pretty thorough but if anyone can help me cut costs, it’s you all! I’m listening! TIA! Of course, I still need to ask DH what he would prefer I cut or change and that may be my answer right there. But, what I’m anticipating he’ll say is, “I don’t care, you’re the planner.”