Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
When it rains, it pours and four different airlines currently have sales on flights right now. Most end pretty soon, so I wouldn’t wait too long to book.
When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.
Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late. We take no responsibility for deals that are pulled before the “deal ends” date.
Here’s what’s out there right now:
Walt Disney World has changed ticket media quite a bit over the years. They started with the classic A-B-C-D-E style tickets that Disneyland had, but switched to pay-one-price tickets in the early 1980s. Those gave way to multi-day tickets soon thereafter, where you paid less per day if you paid for tickets good for 2, 3, 4, 5 or even more days. Once there were two, three and four parks at the resort, the concept of park hopping came into play, wherein you could spend part of the day in one park and the rest of it in one or more of the other parks – for a price, of course ;-). In more recent years, tiered pricing started, where ticket to the (more popular) Magic Kingdom cost more than tickets to the other three parks, and guests also have to pay a premium for going to the parks on specific days of the week (i.e. Saturdays and Sundays) or during more popular season (i.e. Thanksgiving weekend, the week between Christmas and the New Year, etc.).
When Disney Vacation Club (DVC) was introduced at Walt Disney World in 1991, one of the perks of membership was length-of-stay passes through December 31, 1999 – so for every night you and your party stayed at WDW using your DVC points, you all had free tickets to the parks. Joe and his parents bought into DVC very early on and enjoyed that perk for a good 8 or 9 years. A few years later, Disney apparently was floating the idea of another long-term pass – one that would be good for 25 years. Take a look…
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.