We had an unfortunate event occur which made us have to cancel our room before it bounces our bank account. This was very uncalled for and came from left field. Our trip is still on though, yay! We just have to literally wait til the day before our trip to make reservations. now i'm trying to be sneaky by telling him we'll save a lot of money "now" if we get the AP right below the premium I think its delux plus we get the rest of the year. Am I evil or am I smart?
Keep in mind as amazing as it is to have an ap, each future trip is going to cost $$. Plan accordingly. We have been going once a month for about 2-3 days each time, there are 3 of us and it costs us average $800 each time (hotel, gas, food). Just make sure you are ready for that type of commitment. (I'm not trying to offend you or lecture you, you've mentioned not being able to afford Disneyland before). I have seen those who have gotten 'ap blinders' on and don't think about the future financial aspect. I'm sure you will have a wonderful trip with AP's or with hoppers. - Linzee
517.0 #226 10:58PM
I totally see where you're coming from (my previous posts) but we can afford it now. I don't mean that in a snotty way. My hubby finally got that 100% rating we've been waiting on. We weren't even going to make the trip until it happened, and it did! I thank you for pointing out that concern. And with the AP we wouldn't really have to stay at a hotel every time we went up there because my sister lives not too far away. I'm just kind of excited right now because he hadn't said no. - dolewhipper 7.5 #7894 11:06PM
Right on, I hope everything works out for you guys and please be sure to post some pics when you are there.👍. - Linzee 517.0 #226 8:32AM
I live about 45 minutes away and only get hotels twice a year, but go about once a month, and even on our day trips we never leave without spending at least $100 - and half of the time we pack sandwiches. Although having an AP is an amazing experience, it's only part of the expenses unfortunately. That being said, I'm not trying to talk you out of it AT ALL. We will likely be renewing in November even though we are pinching pennies, it's not something we are willing to give up. Just be realistic about future expenses in you decision. Good luck! :) - DaisyDork
170.0 #2006 11:13PM
Count your many blessings! - MyPark
944.1 #91 10:50PM
Do you still have access to MWR ticket sales? The military has the AP at the old prices still. I just got Premium for $498. You have to pay all up front but you save a lot! - emnldsmom
189.3 #1757 10:23AM
Don't know what mwr is. We don't for military rates :( he's just a regular disabled vet, I don't know how any vet is regular tho. And the reason we're going for the AP is that we don't have the funds right now. We save more in the long run. - dolewhipper 7.5 #7894 11:32AM
yeah we vets kind of get screwed. we don't get a discount for being vets...only active and retired ( 20yrs ) get military discount. I am a disabled vet myself, and hubby did 10 yrs of service.Congrats ( i guess) on getting his disability rating...still fighting for mine after almost 30 years. waiting for my hearing.
- MyEeyore 229.2 #1256 11:42AM
* we don't QUALIFY* ugh, darn keyboard erases words I tap on when I try t fix it! - dolewhipper 7.5 #7894 11:45AM
Wow i'm sad to hear that. hubby applied for his in June last year and got rated by nov. Then they told him to apply for IU for the 100% and he did. We just got it a couple Weeks ago. We've been going through the San Diego VARO. Which one are you going through? I'd say just keep on it cuz the longer they make you wait, the more money they owe you. Don't give up. You earned it. Get on your VSO. - dolewhipper 7.5 #7894 11:52AM