So, we’ve been back a month and I’ve already started planning the next trip!! I had a lovely one sketched out for May 2020 and upon telling my DH he groaned and said “I thought we agreed to take a break from Disney for a couple of years?!?”
Nixed 2020 plans and started doing some research on DVC membership. We paid an astronomical amount on rooms last month. Two MK view rooms at the Poly for 9 nights. I’m embarrassed to even type the cost out on here but suffice it to say it was a lot. Last trip, we stayed 4 nights in a Savannah view 2 bedroom suite in AKL. And I’m pretty sure we’ve ruined ourselves on accommodations for future trips after being spoiled by these super amazing digs.
All that to say, I’m actually reasonably pleased with the cost of say 150 annual points per year as priced out on Disney’s DVC website. We’ve talked about going back for sure in 2 or 3 years and even making that a traditional of going that often. So, from a cost perspective, considering what we’ve already spent on the past two trips, it seems to make sense in that regard.
My question is, are any of you DVC members with a non-Disney crazed spouse?? My husband has agreed to go every 2-3 years and I feel like enjoys it when we’re there but he’s not Disney nuts like me. Can a membership still be enjoyable in this scenario?
As our kids get older, I can definitely see myself taking the kids solo. I can even see this being a possibility with the older three after DS turns 7 in July and the two bigs can ride together. My mom loves the world just as much as me so I can also see her and I taking the kids alone or even just taking a mother/daughter trip.
I guess I’m just asking for real-life experience here. I would appreciate any advice or stories you would like to share!
Oh and aside from the initial payment and annual dues are there any hidden costs? Or expenses that surprised you that perhaps you didn’t initially consider?