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missbeckd
01-28-2009, 07:33 AM
HI, I'm Becky. I am mom to Morgan who will be 5 in May. We will be taking Morgan to Disney for her 2nd time in December. I'm already planning and this board is such a great help:):wave2:

missbeckd
01-28-2009, 07:34 AM
wanted to add we are staying in the POP this time and would love any pointers or tips.

mommytothreeboys
01-28-2009, 07:35 AM
Hi Becky! :welcome:

I'm also from upstate NY...Rochester. Where are you? Congrats on your 2nd trip. We will be taking our second family trip in April! :cool1: :cool1:

MickeyMomOfThree
01-28-2009, 07:56 AM
Another Rochester mom here... but to 3 girls!!!

Welcome, what sorts of advise are you looking for???

missbeckd
01-28-2009, 08:51 AM
I'm in Ballston Spa, near Saratoga Springs.:) It's snowing like crazy today. Makes me want to up my trip. I've never stayed at the POP so I'm trying to read through the "Groovier POP thread" to get info on what building I should be trying to stay in. I've also never been to Disney at Christmas time, so I'd be open to any holiday pointers. Thanks for the greetings.

Jrabbit910
01-28-2009, 09:27 AM
Welcome to the boards! Planning a disney trip is just as exciting as going! December is a great time to go... Nobody does the holidays quite like disney!
The pop thread ur reading is wonderful.. Ask questions and all the "pop professionals" will help u out! Heres a link to some christmas photos from last year ...
http://www.wdwinfo.com/pictures.htm (scroll down to christmas pics)


My biggest tip is just to take your time and take it all in.. my favorite thing to do is walk thru Disney Studios and catch the Osborne Lights... dont forget to look for the hidden mickeys and the one black cat! :thumbsup2

mooneyda
01-28-2009, 09:29 AM
Welcome I hope you have a wonderful and magical trip

MarkinNM
01-28-2009, 10:12 AM
:welcome:

to the boards!!

jbm02
01-28-2009, 10:19 AM
MissBeckd
We're staying at the POP in August. Feel free to PM me as your trip gets closer and I'll tell you as much as I can about the hotel. We've never stayed at the POP before but the kids think that the pictures of it look very cool. :cheer2:
We're down near Albany - and the snow just keeps coming. Who needs a gym today - I'll just go shovel!!
Take Care

comicguy
01-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Welcome to the Dis from snow covered Plattsburgh NY.(Just a couple of hours north of you)!!!

This is a great place for info. We have stayed at Pop a few times, if you have specific questions just PM me or others and I am sure we can help you with your planning.

School was cancelled today, so I did not have to teach and I get to play around on Dis more than usual today!!

bbb37
01-28-2009, 10:37 AM
Small world (no pun intended)... I'm in Clifton Park, home sick from work, and this post caught my eye. My girlfriend (from Ballston Spa) convinced me last week that we should go back in March. So just last night, I booked Port Orleans Riverside for a week.

We were originally temtped to go back because she received the $500 GC offer. But we wanted to do 7 nights at a moderate, so the buy 4, get 3 free (w/$200 GC) turned out to be the best deal for us. Seems like a shame that we didn't use the email.

Hope you have fun. I know we will.

missbeckd
01-28-2009, 12:22 PM
Welcome to the Dis from snow covered Plattsburgh NY.(Just a couple of hours north of you)!!!

This is a great place for info. We have stayed at Pop a few times, if you have specific questions just PM me or others and I am sure we can help you with your planning.

School was cancelled today, so I did not have to teach and I get to play around on Dis more than usual today!!

I was born and raised in PLattsburgh. I graduated from PHS in '91 and PSUC in '95. What a small world.:hyper:

MickeyMomOfThree
01-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Welcome to the Dis from snow covered Plattsburgh NY.(Just a couple of hours north of you)!!!

This is a great place for info. We have stayed at Pop a few times, if you have specific questions just PM me or others and I am sure we can help you with your planning.

School was cancelled today, so I did not have to teach and I get to play around on Dis more than usual today!!

Now that is "upstate". We used to live in Watertown (Fort Drum), then I siad we were upstate, now in Rochester, it doesn't feel that "up" anymore. :confused3

Metro West
01-28-2009, 04:30 PM
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DWFan4Life
01-28-2009, 07:00 PM
Welcome to DISboards. Hope we have a wonderful trip coming. We are also planning a trip on December and want to stay at WL.

Have a nice day and enjoy planning. :)

Disney753
01-31-2009, 11:22 PM
Hello from Buffalo, NY
snowey and cold here also. Welcome to the Dis Boards....ask away
plenty of help here...

matlock42373
02-01-2009, 07:01 AM
I wish I were in Florida right now. Unfortunately we aren't leaving until May 19th. Flying out of ROC.

Disneydonnam
02-01-2009, 09:13 AM
Welcome to the boards

SIMMSMOUSE
02-03-2009, 08:24 AM
I'm in Ballston Spa, near Saratoga Springs.:) It's snowing like crazy today. Makes me want to up my trip. I've never stayed at the POP so I'm trying to read through the "Groovier POP thread" to get info on what building I should be trying to stay in. I've also never been to Disney at Christmas time, so I'd be open to any holiday pointers. Thanks for the greetings.

I stayed at POP in Sept 08. It is a great resort. We stayed in a prefered room in the 60's building. The 60's is close to the main building. We had a pool view but late at night it can be noisy due to the people in the pool. I think next time I stay there it will be 60's not facing the pool. it will be much more quiet.

katieandkerri'smom
02-03-2009, 08:16 PM
Also from upstate NY,planning a trip April 24-May 2 at POP.This will be our second trip to POP and we are so excited!!!!!

Dee77
02-05-2009, 08:14 AM
Hello all- I think of where I live as being upstate NY, we live in Orange County but you all are REALLY upstate! Going for our 2nd trip in Dec. Can't wait!!

Kristinluvsdisney
02-05-2009, 02:15 PM
Hi all!

Im your neighbor from Buffalo Ny. We will be going to Disney on may 8th - 15th. Staying at CBR in the new pirate rooms. Happy counting down. :)

prettyflower
02-06-2009, 01:21 AM
HI from Syracuse:wave2:

Anna114
02-06-2009, 02:12 AM
Hello from southern NY aka Long Island

luvmickey5374
02-06-2009, 03:59 AM
Hi from yet another Rochester mom!!:cool1: POP is great!! That is where we stay every year but this year we won one of the free rooms through LMT at Coronado Springs. Have a great trip and WELCOME TO THE DIS!!!:disrocks:

howlettspitbulls
02-07-2009, 09:51 AM
what a lucky girl, only 5 and getting to go 2 times already!!!

Kimberly
02-07-2009, 09:57 AM
Graduated from Syracuse U. here! Welcome!

mskayjay
02-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Hello and welcome from Oswego, north of Syracuse......just look for the snowflakes on the weather channel and we're under it! lol

D,L and K's Mom
02-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Welcome to the Dis.......Im in Rochester/Spencerport!

joannem
02-07-2009, 06:54 PM
Add in another Rochester mom!! There seems to be a lot of us! We're booked for 6/24 - 7/1 in CSR. Yes, I really booked for THE day after school ends. I'm banking on not having an excessive amount of snow days! I also found REALLY cheap airfare on Delta. $144 plus taxes/fees ($184 after) per person flying out of ROC. Yes, there's a stop, but for the savings it was worth it to me!

And to the Orange County poster...you downstater you! :lmao: I lived on Long Island for a while and I know that anything north of the Tappan Zee is "upstate" to the people down there!

Joanne

kaylajr
02-07-2009, 07:06 PM
Had to stop by and say HI:wave2:
I am in Upstate NY too

I live just north of Saratoga Springs ... In Porter Corners....


Welcome to the Dis:thumbsup2

Dee77
02-07-2009, 07:16 PM
Joanne- you are so funny, my DH and I got a laugh at the Tappan Zee comment. It is of course how most New Yorkers think. Glad to meet you and everyone else here from NY. Take care!!

kshearer
02-08-2009, 05:52 AM
Hello another fellow New Yorker here! We are from Horseheads. Making our first trip to WDW in May. I seem to spen every extra minute I have on these boards tweaking my plans. I can't wait!!!

MainStMandy
02-08-2009, 03:09 PM
Hello and welcome!! Another Rochester girl here!! Have a great time. We are staying at POP June 6-16

strmtroopr96
02-09-2009, 05:30 PM
Hi from the Herkimer/Utica area!! Feeling a bit warmer these days but still way too much snow on the ground here. :sad2:

We have stayed at Pop Century many times and are headed back in September. I have stayed in the 60's preferred section and then standard in the 50's and twice in the 70's.

As far as location, the 70's rooms we had were great...super close to most things. I also really liked our 50's room too because we had a view overlooking the bowling pin pool. The 60's was fine but I don't think it was worth the extra $$ as we were further down from the Hippy Dippy pool and more overlooking the kiddie pool. That trip we were stuck in our room during Hurricane Jeanne for 24+ hours anyway. LOL

MAGGIED
02-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Another upstater here.... just north of Syracuse... welcome to the boards!!!

Synndy
02-09-2009, 11:46 PM
Yay for Rochester!!! :grouphug:

With the heat wave we've had the past few days it feels like Florida :rotfl:

matlock42373
02-11-2009, 05:31 AM
Horseheads. Wow we are from Montour Falls. Funny to find someone else who lives so close.

robin09
02-11-2009, 05:46 AM
Welcome Becky& Morgan!:goodvibes

We're from Walton Ny (between binghamton & Albany! Small little mountan town! Been to Pop, so ask away! With weather in the 40's this week I feel as if I am in Florida!:yay: :yay:

ProudKevin
05-12-2009, 01:45 PM
Hi folks another life long resident of Rochester...We are headed for our 4th trip to Disney in Sept over a 31 year span..Staying at the Animal Kingdom Villas....I'd love to hear fro other locals :)
Kevin

Meggymooch
05-13-2009, 01:35 PM
Hello all! I am also from Rochester. I am very excited to be taking my 3rd trip to Disney World in September with my wonderful family. I can not wait. So excited!!!:yay: :love:

sigmasal
05-13-2009, 08:30 PM
I'm from Saratoga Springs, NY...I can't believe how close so many are! We just back 5/4...I wish I was still on vacation!

calena
07-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Hi from Ontario - Canada - Ottawa area. Just wondering if anyone recommends a park and fly hotel near Binghamton airport. Thanks all.