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mouseketeer_mom
06-27-2009, 10:33 AM
I, occasionally, peruse the other boards on this site:surfweb:, not really sure why as all the cool people are here :thumbsup2

Anywho,

I came across a thread about staying offsite vs onsite and hit me right between the eyes! :faint: WE get it! This is essentially the list:

Pros for offsite:
Room for parents to be up and have a little adult time after the kiddos go to bed (duh, camping)

Room for the kiddos to play while parents relax (duh, camping)

A place to prepare a meal, keep snacks etc (duh, camping)

If you are not a family of four, it's waaaaaay expensive (duh, camping)

A place for friends and family, that won't squeeze in to one hotel room, to gather (duh, camping)

Pros for onsite

That Disney magic pixiedust:(duh, Fort Wilderness)

Onsite perks like free parking, extra magic hours etc (duh, Fort Wilderness)

Use of Disney transportation (duh, Fort Wilderness)


Plus, there's a whole load of stuff they haven't even figured out yet. WEall sleep on our own sheets (I'll keep my own germs thank you very much) The sense of friendly community. The unspoken understanding that the red plastic cup should contain an adult beverage. No need to leave Fido at home unless I want to. The list goes on......

So, yeah, I was a bit slow to figure it out. I guess the "ohhhhhh, I see, you're .......campingat Disney" said with slight pity made me think camping wasn't for everybody :confused3

Today I realized, its not that. They just haven't figured it out! So, DON'T TELL! It's hard enough to get reservations. I just tip toed out of that thread and back over here and I'll just stay quiet for a while and hope noone followed me :tiptoe:

vick
06-27-2009, 10:46 AM
I, occasionally, peruse the other boards on this site:surfweb:, not really sure why as all the cool people are here :thumbsup2

Anywho,

I came across a thread about staying offsite vs onsite and hit me right between the eyes! :faint: WE get it! This is essentially the list:

Pros for offsite:
Room for parents to be up and have a little adult time after the kiddos go to bed (duh, camping)

Room for the kiddos to play while parents relax (duh, camping)

A place to prepare a meal, keep snacks etc (duh, camping)

If you are not a family of four, it's waaaaaay expensive (duh, camping)

A place for friends and family, that won't squeeze in to one hotel room, to gather (duh, camping)

Pros for onsite

That Disney magic pixiedust:(duh, Fort Wilderness)

Onsite perks like free parking, extra magic hours etc (duh, Fort Wilderness)

Use of Disney transportation (duh, Fort Wilderness)


Plus, there's a whole load of stuff they haven't even figured out yet. WEall sleep on our own sheets (I'll keep my own germs thank you very much) The sense of friendly community. The unspoken understanding that the red plastic cup should contain an adult beverage. No need to leave Fido at home unless I want to. The list goes on......

So, yeah, I was a bit slow to figure it out. I guess the "ohhhhhh, I see, you're .......campingat Disney" said with slight pity made me think camping wasn't for everybody :confused3

Today I realized, its not that. They just haven't figured it out! So, DON'T TELL! It's hard enough to get reservations. I just tip toed out of that thread and back over here and I'll just stay quiet for a while and hope noone followed me :tiptoe:

Good post. :thumbsup2 now................shhhhhhh

des1954
06-27-2009, 12:15 PM
No, it's not a good post.....












It's a GREAT post!! :yay:

I'm going to pretend I didn't see it, though.:rolleyes1

Shan-man
06-27-2009, 12:26 PM
Agreed! GREAT post!

:santa:

Wingsofhalo
06-27-2009, 12:26 PM
Very good post.. This thread never happened.. :rolleyes1

FlaFortCampster
06-27-2009, 01:24 PM
SHHHHHHHHHHH, other boards might hear you!!!!!!! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Rhonda
06-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Too bad I've lost my Mod powers. Scott! Oh Scott!!! Can you make this thread invisible please? :cutie:

AuburnJen92
06-27-2009, 02:54 PM
psst: Rhonda, now that you are not a mod, can you come and help us on the community board? Scott says we have apparently been bad and since this thread is invisible and I can't see it, I will just talk to you...:lmao:

ftwildernessguy
06-27-2009, 04:20 PM
Now don't yew worry none. Them folks on the other boards is too sofistimicated fer usins on the campin bored.

BradyBz12
06-27-2009, 10:08 PM
Very good post.. This thread never happened.. :rolleyes1

What thread?? ...I didn't see any thread...... :cool2:



:thumbsup2

clkelley
06-28-2009, 01:53 AM
Never saw this thread either. But, on rare occasions, when we decide Friday noon to pop down to Disney for the weekend, a hotel on 192 serves it's purpose, but I ALWAYS visit the Fort :-)

estherhead
06-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Ha! I DID see it & that's a bummer for you. As I am from those other threads & have been tortured for years over discussions between dh & I over on-site or off-site and basically have settled on doing it one way one year & the other way the next. After finding & lurking on this board for awhile and being intrigued I've found this thread. And I shall be stealing your reservations starting next May. So THERE!

Duh!

mouseketeer_mom
06-29-2009, 09:36 PM
Ha! I DID see it & that's a bummer for you. As I am from those other threads & have been tortured for years over discussions between dh & I over on-site or off-site and basically have settled on doing it one way one year & the other way the next. After finding & lurking on this board for awhile and being intrigued I've found this thread. And I shall be stealing your reservations starting next May. So THERE!

Duh!

You should know that ummmmm,... well there are some bugs and ummm... wildlife. It's a realllllly looonnng walk to the front desk. Oh, and there's no food court. Lastly, you should know, we campers, we're a drinking bunch :drinking1

But, if you insist! Fine! Take my May reservations!

I'm booked Feb 26 to March 6th :lmao:

estherhead
06-29-2009, 10:12 PM
You should know that ummmmm,... well there are some bugs and ummm... wildlife. It's a realllllly looonnng walk to the front desk. Oh, and there's no food court. Lastly, you should know, we campers, we're a drinking bunch :drinking1

But, if you insist! Fine! Take my May reservations!

I'm booked Feb 26 to March 6th :lmao:

Ha! You can't fool me, I've got OFF & know how to use it, I've been inches away from a buffalo & coyote in Yellowstone, and I laugh in the face of food courts! "HA!" I say to them. As for drinking... :rolleyes1 I know nothing about such things. But I'm sure I can be taught :teacher:

AuburnJen92
06-29-2009, 10:15 PM
popcorn::

3gr8kids
06-29-2009, 10:22 PM
I'm with ya, Jen popcorn::

mouseketeer_mom
06-29-2009, 10:58 PM
Ha! You can't fool me, I've got OFF & know how to use it, I've been inches away from a buffalo & coyote in Yellowstone, and I laugh in the face of food courts! "HA!" I say to them. As for drinking... :rolleyes1 I know nothing about such things. But I'm sure I can be taught :teacher:


But... But... there are LIZARDS in the Fort! surely you don't want LIZARDS:scared1:

And we pack our own food, now wouldn't you rather pay Disney prices and save yourself the trip to the grocery store.

Oh, and did I mention we were the last to get a themed pool? And there are never any discounts or pin codes for the campsites.:sad2:

Surely you want a pin code!

And we socialize wayyyyyyy to much! This is your vacation! You should be able to enjoy it in peace!

I appreciate your generousity but I'll suffer through my MAY reservations.
Yeah, that's the ticket! I'll take one for the team and spare everyone else the agony!:thumbsup2

mouseketeer_mom
06-29-2009, 11:03 PM
Oh, and drinking can make you late for the rope drop! And lazy, then you'll need a golf cart!

I'm jus sayin'! If you want to suffer through my May reservations..... alright!

Now, if you're comin' over to our side, the side of enlightenment...

then :welcome:

but, shhhhhhhhhhhh... don't tell anyone else!

mrsscooter
06-30-2009, 07:40 AM
I, occasionally, peruse the other boards on this site:surfweb:, not really sure why as all the cool people are here :thumbsup2

Anywho,

I came across a thread about staying offsite vs onsite and hit me right between the eyes! :faint: WE get it! This is essentially the list:

Pros for offsite:
Room for parents to be up and have a little adult time after the kiddos go to bed (duh, camping)

Room for the kiddos to play while parents relax (duh, camping)

A place to prepare a meal, keep snacks etc (duh, camping)

If you are not a family of four, it's waaaaaay expensive (duh, camping)

A place for friends and family, that won't squeeze in to one hotel room, to gather (duh, camping)

Pros for onsite

That Disney magic pixiedust:(duh, Fort Wilderness)

Onsite perks like free parking, extra magic hours etc (duh, Fort Wilderness)

Use of Disney transportation (duh, Fort Wilderness)


Plus, there's a whole load of stuff they haven't even figured out yet. WEall sleep on our own sheets (I'll keep my own germs thank you very much) The sense of friendly community. The unspoken understanding that the red plastic cup should contain an adult beverage. No need to leave Fido at home unless I want to. The list goes on......

So, yeah, I was a bit slow to figure it out. I guess the "ohhhhhh, I see, you're .......campingat Disney" said with slight pity made me think camping wasn't for everybody :confused3

Today I realized, its not that. They just haven't figured it out! So, DON'T TELL! It's hard enough to get reservations. I just tip toed out of that thread and back over here and I'll just stay quiet for a while and hope noone followed me :tiptoe:

We too were a bit slow to figure it out.............we would go to Disney every year and stay at one of the resorts, then we started staying at Shades of Green because we thought it was a good deal.....then we bought our camper just to use on weekends to camp local. Well, just for curiosities sake, I came on here to the camping boards and was skeptical at first, but after reading, and re reading and talking with the great people on this board, I was convinced. We HAD to try camping at disney for a week. Well, after making plans and then reservations, I nearly fell off the chair when I realized it would cost me the same price to stay at the Fort for one week, as it would to stay at a big resort for 2 days...........sooooooooooooo we decided to stay for two weeks!!!! We have never been able to stay for more than 6 days because we simply couldnt afford it. I wish I had found this board years ago!!!! :worship: