So good to be back. It has been so hectic around our home, I have no time to jump on the puter.
Anyhoo, we are planning a family vacation for July 2011 (7 - 5 adults & 1 child). We normally go in May but DS is starting HS this year and he had a hard time getting back in the swing of things in 2009 when he returned to school, the girls (DSS’s wife and better half) are both teachers so the only option is going in July. We have never been in the summer and I am a nervous wreck between the heat, crowds and the DDP (which will not be free when we go:angry:)
I have gotten quotes from Disney Direct, AAA and I figured out prices to rent DVC points. I know going Direct you can make changes yourself with discounts or other things, with AAA you may wind up in an area of a resort not requested and any changes you want to make to your package you have to go through them. We have never rented DVC points and I am not sure how easy that can be, or not. The best prices for BC, BW and WL, along with SSR were if we rented DVC points. The next best price is AAA but I am a little nervous about that too. I do not want to be stuck in the back of a resort and if a discount comes out between now and July, I want it applied immediately. Going Direct I can make all my changes if and when I want. Please give me your thoughts on which way to go?
The other thing is we are going 10 days/9 nights. My one DSS and his wife can only go for 7 days/6 nights. I know we have to make a seperate reservation for them or we would just be waisting money with the DDP and the room, the tickets we can get no expire for the unused days. Has anyone done this and still wind up getting rooms next to one another?
I also got quotes for CBR and CSR. I would rather stay somewhere other than CBR, since we’ve stayed there several times, but the boys have not. And POR is out, which I want to stay, because the boys have always stayed there.
As you can see, I am all over the place, which is why I am coming to all of you:flowers:
We are having our “Family Vacation Pow Wow” in two weeks and I want to have everything together for everyone. My DH already told the kids that I will have loads of options, but I want to be sure I am not missing anything or doing something I might regret.
Thank you and I am so glad to be back on the boards again:biggrin: