1175.5 #148 (DL Qual #132

Jul 13, 2013 5:52 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Some perspective: We were hoping to stay at the Grand for our last hurrah trip in October but it looks like my mom won't be able to make it. She was going to split the cost of the room with us so we've decided to stay at a much more modest place and put the money we would have spent into all the foodie places that we'd like to eat. We're planning five days FILLED with character dinners and fine dining and we still have not passed the budget we would have spent on HALF of a room at the Grand. It sure has made me feel a lot better about the choice! I know that the resort hotels are great and so convenient but it really made me see how pricey they really are in comparison to a whole trip filled with the best food.

Great idea, now no guilt for all the guilty pleasures! - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 5:55PM
Well said! - DisneyGrandma  877.2 #210 6:06PM
Agree. We stayed across the street at the Best Western Park Place Inn, right across from the entrance, and enjoyed Carthay Circle biscuits and a lovely dinner. :) - Alicewhoareyou  2564.0 #53 5:56PM
This is exactly what we did for our honeymoon next month. Our family offered to pay for the grand for us but we decided to stay a bit cheaper and use that money to enjoy things in the park we wouldn't normally do (like club 33!) we aren't in our room that much to really make it worth our while! I think your being a smart cookie lady! 😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:09PM
You will have a great time!! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 5:54PM
Sounds like this plan is much more fun! - minnieMisty  276.9 #1089 6:03PM
I'll probably stay at the nearest roach motel and eat soggy sandwiches and drink free water. - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 6:04PM
We do that most of the time! This will be our last chance in a few years to get down there, so we're pulling out (most of) the stops! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 6:06PM
I love your outlook. Your visit will be amazing and memorable, most definitely! - susieQzee  555.8 #366 6:08PM
That sounds like a great idea! - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #597 6:08PM
Make sure to pickup a Photopass Plus early also to capture your great hoorah - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.2 #88 6:27PM
Yes! I think we're going to finally do the Photopass Plus! I'm excited! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 8:06PM
Order it early for $69 - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.2 #88 9:40PM
πŸ˜‹Happy eating! Can't wait to see ur posts - missariel33  2115.5 #72 6:28PM
That is a great idea. Hope you have lots of fun. We are doing the same thing. Staying at Hojo and then we have money for Blue bayou, Big thunder ranch, Surfs up character meal,plaza inn, walk in walts footsteps tour and Halloween night party. That way we get to do the things we haven't done the 3 other times we were there. - keepmovingforward  222.2 #1706 9:19PM
That is exactly how I would do it! I'm a pool girl though so they have to have a good pool. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 9:28PM
Just a note; I was surprised how inexpensive the Hilton was. Made reservations for some friends of mine and they loved it. - dizneedude  977.5 #192 9:30PM

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