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Episode 634- Short Vs. Long

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa , Mike Newell , & The Fabulous Annette Owens


Running Time: 26:34

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Episode 634- Short Vs. Long
Authored by: YoPaulie on Saturday, October 24 2009 @ 11:01 AM CDT
One big thing seems to have been glossed over in a BIG way...airfare costs.

Let's consider one 10-day trip vs 3 trips (two 3-day and one 4-day).

Airfare for my family runs about $700 from Newark to Orlando. 10 days in one trip instead of 10 days spread throughout the year saves us $1,400.

In addition, ticketing is not so cut and dried as you make it sound.

We don't go often enough to get annual passes, they don't make any financial sense (We're DVC for the rooms, but not household members so not discount-eligible). 8-day MYW plus WPF&M option (we hardly ever venture to the main parks all 10 days) is about $890 for one trip for us; 3 trips would be (with no water parks) about $1,660, or $1,375 for no expiration, or about $1,500 for annual passes. Water parks extra, if we wanted to go.

Totals so far just in tickets and air:
10 days - 1 trip = around $1,600.
10 days - 3 trips = $3,475 (MYW PH NE), $3,600 (AP), $3,760 (MYW PH)

That one trip per year, instead of three, saves us either $1,875, $2,000, or $2,160.

I think you guys go so often and have had APs for so long that it's hard to relate to those who would consider going even once a year a luxury.
Episode 634- Short Vs. Long
Authored by: Jeanine on Saturday, October 31 2009 @ 08:36 PM CDT
Another factor besides cost, as far as the airfare is concerned, is the time involved. If you live somewhere around an hour's flight away from the parks, you can fly down in the morning and still have a relatively full day of touring. If your flight time runs 5-8 hours, that's pretty much one day of the trip shot each way, making a 4 day trip functionally a 2 day trip.