DVCNews Debates: Splurge

DVCNews DebatesNews of Walt Disney World's paid FastPass option--and a similar service at Disneyland--raises the question of what sort of things guests are willing to splurge on during a Disney vacation.  Disney offers a wide variety of high priced add-ons like cabana rentals, behind-the-scenes tours, fireworks cruises, gourmet meals, photography sessions, souvenirs for every budget..maybe even some new DVC points.   

 Topic:  What sort of extravagant purchases have you made during a Disney vacation?
DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: DVCNews Debates: Splurge -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2018 Jan 15 08:47:25 AM
In 2006 we bought TWO Churro's AND a Turkey Leg.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Splurge -- athenna
2018 Jan 15 10:22:56 AM
On our honeymoon in September we did the Highway in the Sky Dine Around, we'd have never spend that kind of money if it was a ''regular'' trip.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Splurge -- TimK
2018 Jan 15 10:55:26 AM
Looking back we've splurged on a fair number of things....but over a period of 15+ years.

We did private photo sessions twice--once paying several hundred dollars and another time only about $75 for a PhotoPass offering that was long ago discontinued.

Pirate cruises for the kids 2x. We've attended MVMCP, MNSSHP and the old Pirate & Princess party, though only one time each. 3 or 4 different backstage tours, including my teens each doing one last year (birthday gifts.). D23 Expo several times. Parasailing (another BD gift).

That said, we don't dine very extravagantly. We did 1-2 character meals per trip when kids were younger but don't recall EVER eating at a signature location. (Oh, we did eat at Club 33 once.) Only did the dining plan once, for a 3-night stay about 8 years ago. And don't spend much on souvenirs.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Splurge -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2018 Jan 15 11:07:32 AM
We have done a handful of Behind the Scenes Tours.

We did a fireworks cruise at EPCOT - not much of a splurge considering we split the fee with 8 - 10 other guests.

First year they did "Party for the Senses" at the Millenium Circus Tent during F&W was incredible but then the price jumped considerably the follow year.

A group of us from one of the Disney Boards did a Dinner/Dessert/Fireworks night that started with dinner at the Odysee and it was TERRIBLE. Desserts were great.

Splurge dining we do off property, way more bang for the buck.
Re: DVCNews Debates: Splurge -- andy773
2018 Jan 15 12:11:32 PM
Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert’s with full wine pairing and Wagyu upgrade. Well worth every penny.
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