[QUOTE=ddoll;927444]I agree with the renting DVC points and eliminating the hopper option. Those two things alone will save you a bundle. I think it can be done.
I know you don’t want to cook, but with DVC you can easily have cold breakfast foods there in the room and save another big chunk of cash.[/QUOTE]
You are so right! We have rented DVC points MANY times in the past and had Deluxe Accomodations, for Value/Moderate prices (before we bought into DVC). We were able to purchase the Dining Plan WITHOUT having to buy park tickets! We bought tickets from an authorized dealer and saved more there. We also get the no expiration option and we use a 10 day hopper over 2-3 trips (and the PLUS options seem to last forever!)
There are DEFINITELY ways to take a budget trip, trust me. I went last year for 2 weeks…10 days onsite, 7 days offsite at our timeshare. I stayed at POP during FREE DINING. We paid $84 a night for the room and we had to buy a 1 day MYW base ticket for each of us.
I also agree with having breakfast foods and snacks in your room. Bagels, pop tarts, donuts, cereal, cereal bars, etc. It will save you a bundle on breakfast at your resort or at the parks!
GOOD LUCK…and if you decide to skip a year, next year’s trip will be that much better. :happy: