[B]The Good News:[/B]
We are headed to Disney World for our honeymoon/1st family vacation September 6-12. Airfare is booked, so it’s a definite.
[B]The Frustrating News:[/B]
We can’t figure out where to stay.
[B]The Story Behind It:[/B]
Once we figured out we were going, we booked the Pop Century because we got a good rate of $69 per night. We liked this because then we didn’t have to rent a car and so on. Plus we can register with Disney’s Honeymoon Registry since we couldn’t think of anything else we really wanted.
Two hours later, Sean’s aunt called us. She has timeshares all over the place and has a week in Hawaii for exchange that has to be used before the end of September so she offered it to us. So essentially a free place to stay. We have looked at all the different places offered through RCI that week and narrowed it down to probably either Sheraton Vistana Resort or Orange Lake Resort if we go that route.
I really wanted to stay on Disney property even if it was a value resort. However we are visiting a lot of friends and family offsite, so we would probably eventually rent a car. But I also really want to save some money because we would end up saving over $300 once the rental car is factored in.
So ultimately, I have never stayed on a timeshare property. Are there extra fees or charges that they hit you with? Are we going to end up spending more money? (we do have free parking at Disney already even if we stay off site :happy:)
Sorry that I am rambling, but I really need some advice from the experts.