Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by keith, May 26, 2013.
I hope you can get one, so you won't be requiring my services then
you're kidding right? there's no chance of me getting one without you
I guess that you must have decided what is the best option for you by now, but I reckon that you will opt for what we do on most trips.
Even though we own a villa, we can`t resist spending a few days at our "second home" over there, ie the GF.
We normally stay at the villa first, before spending time at the GF and finishing the rest of the vacation back at the villa.
As you have mentioned, you only need to take the bare minimum of luggage with you to WDW and even if you find that you have forgot to pack something, you could always nip back to the villa to collect it.
One good reason for not staying on site at the end of your trip is that you would have to vacate your room by 1 .00 pm at the latest [assuming you could get a late check out that is].
You would then face having to "kill" a few hours in your flight attire before your flight home.
If you are lucky, the villa owner may grant you a later check out time to avoid this.
Absolutely! 10am I think otherwise :/
good point ! The villa owners are really great so I'm hopeful we'll work something out
Just a friendly reminder that I can book WDW resort stays
Is this for people in the States or can you book for those in the UK?
Sounds like you've made up your mind, but I'll throw in my vote for the middle anyway. It certainly seems like the best of both worlds, and I love the idea of being able to leave the bulk of your luggage in the villa, so it doesn't feel like you're traipsing all over the state.
I can book for anyone but I cannot book the UK deals. Does that make sense?
To be honest with you, you will probably get a better deal in the UK, we have special deals over here and normally free dining is announced 12 months in advance to what it is in the US. Our ticket deals are a lot better and cheaper than the US ones, I've never been able to match them and boy have I tried. I have an annual pass, as we have been lucky enough to time 2 holidays in 1 year, so it worked out cheaper. My problem is that our passes expire before the end of our holiday and it is still cheaper for me to buy a 7 days ticket over here rather than by a 4 day ticket at the booths over there.
The only way to really make it pay by booking room only deals in the US is to plan a complete DIY holiday, but you would have to take a chance on booking flights and paying in full early and then keep everything crossed that room only rates become available at a good rate. If there is free dining over there you will have to buy magic your way tickets for both you and your GF to get the offer.
If you have never done a DIY holiday it is very stressful the first time, but once you have done it once, you won't go back to a package holiday.
Hope this helps
Thing is, I've been looking at room only on the US v UK disney sites and they're always cheaper on the UK site! and not by just a little sometimes either, it can be hundreds cheaper on the UK
I struggle these days to make a US deal make sense unless it's with a large AP discount
Oh, that's interesting to know, I haven't looked for a while, I suppose with the exchange rate being as low as it is, the US deals aren't as cost effective anymore.
yep thats true, if the exchange rate were better, then the economics could well switch round but it would have to get quite a bit better.
A recent one I looked at was £1000 or $1900 so we'd have to get back up to 1.9 after currency fees etc to make the US one work
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