Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What Would You Do?

One of the "perks" that we got with our Disney vacation from Orbitz is a $250.00 gift card.  I can't figure out exactly what to do with that extra play money.  I've thrown some ideas around but i'm curious of what other people would do if they had $250 in their pocket.  Here are some of my ideas...

A Behind the Scenes Tour - Matt wants to do the Epcot Seas Aqua Dive again.  We did that back in 2008 and it was a blast.  The price has gone up to $140.00 a person with all the proceeds going towards marine life conservation.  We'd have to pitch in a bit of our own money but that's not a big deal.  I'd also like to do the tour that takes you "backstage" and gives you the secrets inside of the Magic Kingdom.  I don't know that all of the people traveling with us would find it as interesting as me though. 

Parasailing or water craft rental - To rent a pontoon boat only costs like $30 for a half hour (or hour) and it's a flat fee as long as you stay within their maximum party size.  They also have parasailing offered at the Contemporary Resort.  I've always wanted to do that and I think Matt and I would have a blast!

Archery Training Class -  I just read this morning that at Fort Wilderness you can learn how to shoot a bow and arrow.  It's only $25 per person.  Ever since I was a kid when I played with the plastic suction cup arrows I've wanted to actually try the real thing.  Pretty much the whole class you are doing target practice in a safe environment. 

Pay for food - If Orbitz can't book us the dining plan with Disney then we'll probably just eat all quick service meals for the entire trip.  We'll need to come up with that money somewhere.  This would be the most economical option.

Anyone else have some brilliant ideas as to what might be fun to blow some extra cash on?


  1. Well, I'd use it for food, if possible.

    I don't know much about the tours at Disney. A friend of mine did a segway one at Epcot and I thought it looked fun. So I suppose that would be my second choice.

  2. Well, maybe you can use the giftcard to pay towards some of the dining plan. Or if you cant book it, make sure that you take your mom and your honeys mom to a nicey nice dinner one night and use that! =)

  3. That's what I was thinking too...if you aren't big on buying stuff at the stores there, I would use it for food. Your trip already has a lot of extras with the spa and Cirque de I would use it for a really nice dinner for you and your hubby and moms! :) I hope you get to do the dining plan! You should find out soon, right?

  4. I got an e-mail this morning from the Orbitz rep. Flight is booked and they're working on Disney right now. Eeek!

    If I decided to do a nice dinner.. hmm... where would I go? I've always heard good things about Artist Point. Jiko would be good too!

  5. YAY!! So you got the dates you wanted? Good luck with the DDP! I guess after you see if you can get that, you can decide on the card $$.