Hiya happy Friday! Yay! So glad December is over too!
Going in August with a friend. I need help breaking down how much each of us adults pays for the upcoming trip. I want to be fair to myself and to my friend. So we are going in August 2018. It is Me, dgd10, df and her dd’s 13 and 16. Staying std at pop. We will all have 5 day ph. We will have 2 rooms, one for me and dgd and one for df and her 2 dd’s. Sounds simple but it is not. Please help me…looking for @jjt or a cpa or anyone who is good with numbers and finds this sort of mental work fun.
Thank you in advance!
I have free qs dining for my room.it was a bounceback from ladt summer. I am adding df’s 2 girls (juniors) onto my room just so they get fd credits. They will actually sleep in thier mom’s room.
Me and my dgd are staying 8 nights. Df and her 2 girls can only stay the first 6 nights. My 8 night stay with me and 3 junio kids on the room, will net a total of 64 qs credits 64 snack credits and 4 mugs. I promised my df she would get 32 qs meal credits, 32 snack credits and 2 mugs off her girls magic bands. I will keep the other 32 meals, snacks and 2 mugs for me and my dgd to use over the course of our 8 nights
If me and dgd stayed by ourselves in a std pop room for 8 nights w fdqs package and 5 day ph I would pay $2366…but I probably wouldnt do that. I would have to have 4 in room to make fd package ‘worth it’ as apposed to buying discounted non hoppers, discounted room and food oop. So if df wasnt going w I would prob try to get my daughter and a friend of dgd to go w to justify the fd package cost.
If me and dgd stayed 6 nights w fdqs and 5 day ph I would pay $2019
If Me, dgd,and 2 junior kids stay 6 nights w fdqs and 5 day ph price is so close to $3000 I am going to say $3000
But because me and dgd are staying 8 nights (remember df and her 2 teenagers can only stay 6 night) and we have added friend’s 2 kids, the cost for me, and 3 juniors for 8 nights fdqs 5 day ph is $3347
So it is $347 for me and dgd to stay 2 more nights. That is the cost of a room for 2 more nights. The hoppers have already been paid. So after 6 nights, you are just paying for the room but getting 8 more meals, 8 more snacks per night.
Friends room only for 6 nights is $1069. But I sort of expext to get a room only discount in a few months reducing that. But for now I have to use that price to compute costs.
Me and 3 kids are getting 5 day hopper thru room package, but friend bought hers thru Boardwalk for $432.
So…trying to count apples w apples only here, if i add up only the 1st 6 days total cost, it looks like this:
Fd 5D ph 6 nights pop for 4… $3000
6 night room only Pop…$1069
One 5D ph ticket…$432
$4500 Divided by 5 equals $900 per person. I sort of feel like taking the cost for everything…both rooms including cost of fd package for only 6 nights plus cost of 2nd room and 5th park ticket and getting a total and dividing by 5 people makes sense. Then I would pay that number times 2 (me and dgd) and she would pay that number x 3 (her and her 2 kids) but when I do it, it feels wrong. She my calculations below.
For friend: $900 x 3 equals $2700 for my friend. That seems too high! For comparison, They could get a room w tickets and 1 free meal per night per person on the summer meal special for just under $2500
For me: $900 x 2 equals $1800 plus the $347 for 2 extra nights we are staying equals $2147 for me…that somehow seems too low! But I am giving her kids the allotments of food credits for the full 8 nights even tho they are only staying 6.
Should I just charge friend $1069 for room, $432 for ticket and $1000 for her kids on my room? That is about $2500 for 6 night, w 32 meals. That leaves me paying $2347 for 8 nights w 32 meals. Is that fair? I really dont know. That way I am paying about what I would pay if it were just me and dgd w the fd package…but honestly I’m not sure I would get the fd package if it were just me and dgd. It would be cheaper to buy Boardwalk tickets, get room only discount and pay oop for food and use mobile ordering. Me and dgd dont need hoppers…we’ve gone enough. I feel my friend and her kids might benefit more from hoppers. I feel I’m doing this more for my friend who stresses a bit and hasnt been to wdw before w her kids and trying to make it more of an “all in” kinda price for her, with most of her meals covered. And I personally like the luxury of snack credits for everyone. Snack credits force us cheapskates to live a little and stop saying no to our kids…so for that reason I do like the dp.
Also, df is leaving EVERYTHING up to me…planning, booking, fp etc. I originally guesstimated about $2500 to her in the earlier stages of discussing this trip, so I guess part of me feels I shouldnt go over that amt. too. Anyway, I want to be fair. You guys have all the numbers I think. What is the proper way to price this for her and her 2 and me and my dgd??? Im not trying to get a bargain for myself, but not trying to subsidize my friends trip either. I know some of you will feel I am way over thinking this, which is what I do…with everything. I may have issues w overthinking but that is besides the point here, I still need your help lol. Thanks!