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FergieTCat
04-13-2010, 03:18 PM
I've been wanting to go to WDW in December for the past few years but never quite made it. I did GAD this year and was one step closer to making it to the parks.

Today, I got a PIN Code in my e-mail for the exact time I wanted to go, the week after Thanksgiving! It will be quiet and the Christmas decorations will be up! :woohoo:

Happiness! :cheer2: :woohoo: :banana:

secretpantssam
04-13-2010, 03:33 PM
Congrats!!! Enjoy your trip!

hrh_disney_queen
04-13-2010, 03:35 PM
That's great! What kind of discount did you get?

kmvand1
04-13-2010, 03:47 PM
It's not quiet anymore!!!! That is the week the cheerleaders and dancers arrive for the parade taping and then Pop Warner follows. We were there the same time this past December and it was SLAMMED compared to previous years.

mickeytattoo95
04-13-2010, 03:54 PM
It's still fun though! The parade taping is neat! We saw Miley Cyrus two years ago and David Cook. Plus, during the taping the rides were quiet and very low lines. :cheer2:

FergieTCat
04-13-2010, 03:57 PM
It's not quiet anymore!!!! That is the week the cheerleaders and dancers arrive for the parade taping and then Pop Warner follows. We were there the same time this past December and it was SLAMMED compared to previous years.

[Very bad non-DIS-like word here]

[deep breaths]

How about the week after that?

I got 30% off of the All-Star Movies. The discount is 30% off values, 35% off moderates and 40% off deluxe.

Mrs. Charming
04-13-2010, 03:58 PM
I've been wanting to go to WDW in December for the past few years but never quite made it. I did GAD this year and was one step closer to making it to the parks.

Today, I got a PIN Code in my e-mail for the exact time I wanted to go, the week after Thanksgiving! It will be quiet and the Christmas decorations will be up! :woohoo:

Happiness! :cheer2: :woohoo: :banana:

Yayyyy! Congrats!!

FergieTCat
04-13-2010, 04:10 PM
[Another bad word]

I changed the reservation and just discovered what "Pop Warner" means. Apparently, it doesn't really impact the crowds, but impacts the resorts.

Calling WDW a THIRD time (they are SO going to love me ..)

And I'm back ...

Switched to the Pop Century, 12/6-11. My research tells me that the Pop Warner crowd effects the hotels more than the parks. And that the All-Stars and the POR are the hotels of choice.

bear74
04-13-2010, 11:24 PM
[Another bad word]

I changed the reservation and just discovered what "Pop Warner" means. Apparently, it doesn't really impact the crowds, but impacts the resorts.

Calling WDW a THIRD time (they are SO going to love me ..)

And I'm back ...

Switched to the Pop Century, 12/6-11. My research tells me that the Pop Warner crowd effects the hotels more than the parks. And that the All-Stars and the POR are the hotels of choice.

darn it that is the week we are thinking of going and were thinking of staying at all star movies. Did you do any thing special to get that PIN?

xbatman
04-14-2010, 08:47 AM
The week after Thanksgiving is 11/28-12/4 (Sun-Sat). Pop Warner starts 12/6, doesn't it?

I think last year was more crowded because free dining was offered too.

We're going 11/25-12/4, and I don't think it will be that bad beginning the 28th. We did MK the Friday of parade taping a couple years ago and, as PP said, it was great in the ride areas at least for the morning.

FergieTCat
04-14-2010, 09:45 AM
darn it that is the week we are thinking of going and were thinking of staying at all star movies. Did you do any thing special to get that PIN?

No, it just showed up in my AOL mailbox.

I am STILL deciding when I want to go. What would be the less of the two evils -- parade crowd or Pop Warner? I'm now thinking of going back to my original plans -- the week after Thanksgiving.

kmvand1
04-14-2010, 11:54 AM
The week after Thanksgiving is 11/28-12/4 (Sun-Sat). Pop Warner starts 12/6, doesn't it?

I think last year was more crowded because free dining was offered too.

We're going 11/25-12/4, and I don't think it will be that bad beginning the 28th. We did MK the Friday of parade taping a couple years ago and, as PP said, it was great in the ride areas at least for the morning.

Well yes, it was also the free dining (which brought us there that week), but also like I said, the dance/cheer teams from all over the US were there for the week BEFORE Pop Warner, so they were at the hotels, also the mods like Coronado where we stayed, as well as the parks. It was extremely crowded, but we had a good time.

Priorityonecb
04-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Congrats on your pin!!! If i had to choose, I'd go with parade crowds over Pop Warner. If you don't want to watch the parade...you will score easy and quick rides since everybody else will be at the parade! Pop Warner brings lots of teenagers who are let loose and loosely supervised. I think you were wise to switch to POP. Go and have fun!

PrincessSuzanne
04-14-2010, 01:06 PM
We've done that Pop Warner week before and it DOES impact the parks especially in the evening and that is our favorite time. I will NEVER go during Pop Warner time again.

We have switched to the 3rd week in December and it is more the quiet time now. Everyone else heard the secrets of the first 2 weeks and go then :lmao:

Suzanne

mrzero11
04-14-2010, 02:26 PM
newbie here. What is a PIN code? What is it for? Laughs can now be had.

disny_luvr
04-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Congrats to you! We are also looking to go the same time - the Saturday after Thanksgiving through the following week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some kind of code too.

FergieTCat
04-14-2010, 04:04 PM
We've done that Pop Warner week before and it DOES impact the parks especially in the evening and that is our favorite time. I will NEVER go during Pop Warner time again.

We have switched to the 3rd week in December and it is more the quiet time now. Everyone else heard the secrets of the first 2 weeks and go then :lmao:

Suzanne

Both the PIN Code and my GAD voucher expire on December 15th, so I wanted to go before then. I did end up changing the reservation ... AGAIN ... this morning. I am going the week after Thanksgiving and staying at Movies. I'm flying home Satudary evening and wasn't planning to be in the Magic Kingdom or MGM the day of the parade taping, so I think I'll be good. I'd rather that then Pop Warner time.

Thanks for the warnings everyone. And I hope everyone gets a PIN code. I was surprised to get one for December so soon; I didn't expect them to come out until after Memorial Day.

Nermel9
04-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Well yes, it was also the free dining (which brought us there that week), but also like I said, the dance/cheer teams from all over the US were there for the week BEFORE Pop Warner, so they were at the hotels, also the mods like Coronado where we stayed, as well as the parks. It was extremely crowded, but we had a good time.

Is that really true??? I thought all there was to worry about in December was Pop Warner, which I thought was the 2nd week of December, the parade taping, which just means to stay away from MK whatever day the taping is? Now there are dance and cheer teams there the week BEFORE Pop Warner? That's the week I was going to go, right after Thanksgiving, just to avoid Pop Warner!!!! Ugh...Hope this isn't actually true! :rotfl:

caravarela
04-14-2010, 05:15 PM
Congrats! We got a pin for that time too, and are going the same week :) Nov 28-Dec 05.

caravarela
04-14-2010, 05:22 PM
I was surprised to get one for December so soon; I didn't expect them to come out until after Memorial Day.

I actually got a pin in Dec 09 that was good for dates all thru 2010 (with blackouts of course) all the way to 12/16! We got lucky I guess. We put in the resort and dates we wanted on the Disney site, and Disney Destinations sent us an email with all our preferences at the top, and the pin in the middle.

kmvand1
04-14-2010, 05:44 PM
Is that really true??? I thought all there was to worry about in December was Pop Warner, which I thought was the 2nd week of December, the parade taping, which just means to stay away from MK whatever day the taping is? Now there are dance and cheer teams there the week BEFORE Pop Warner? That's the week I was going to go, right after Thanksgiving, just to avoid Pop Warner!!!! Ugh...Hope this isn't actually true! :rotfl:

Yep, sorry to say! We have been several times during Pop Warner, but never the week prior. We were shocked at how many dance and cheer teams there were, male and female from all over! I will say they were more supervised and a little older than the Pop Warner crowd, at least the ones we saw staying at Coronado.

FergieTCat
04-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Yep, sorry to say! We have been several times during Pop Warner, but never the week prior. We were shocked at how many dance and cheer teams there were, male and female from all over! I will say they were more supervised and a little older than the Pop Warner crowd, at least the ones we saw staying at Coronado.

To be clear -- are the cheer and dance teams there during Pop Warner week or the week before (which is the week after Thanksgiving)?

I found the Pop Warner website and this is what they said about last year:
The 2009 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships will take place from Saturday, December 5th through Saturday, December 12th at Disney’s Wide World of Sports™ Complex.

kmvand1
04-15-2010, 11:45 AM
To be clear -- are the cheer and dance teams there during Pop Warner week or the week before (which is the week after Thanksgiving)?

I found the Pop Warner website and this is what they said about last year:
The 2009 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships will take place from Saturday, December 5th through Saturday, December 12th at Disney’s Wide World of Sports™ Complex.

That's fine and all for this year, however LAST YEAR - they were there the week BEFORE Pop Warner, as were we. I wanted to add, the reason the dance teams were there the week before was on Wednesday and Thursday, they were practicing to be in the parade taping which started that Thursday AFTER Thanksgiving.

thewesterberg
04-15-2010, 12:10 PM
newbie here. What is a PIN code? What is it for? Laughs can now be had.
:welcome: to the DIS!

PIN codes are coveted discounts from Disney. They typically are e-mailed out (but are also received via mail), but there's no rhyme or reason to who receives them or how to get them. I'm hoping for one myself for December!

sjs314
04-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Congrates on getting your pin code, I wanted to go down orginally in Dec but the week after Turkey Day the flights were too expense plus I read about the pop warner crowd so going earlier in November instead

roliepolieoliefan
04-15-2010, 12:24 PM
That's fine and all for this year, however LAST YEAR - they were there the week BEFORE Pop Warner, as were we. I wanted to add, the reason the dance teams were there the week before was on Wednesday and Thursday, they were practicing to be in the parade taping which started that Thursday AFTER Thanksgiving.

I agree. We were in WDW the week after Thanksgiving also. There weren't just dance teams, but chorus groups and a couple other groups we seen.

Teens running around. They weren't too disruptive at least where we seen them but it was alot more crowded then what we are used to.

FergieTCat
04-15-2010, 01:06 PM
New plans:

December 13th - 18th.

It was less than $100 more and probably well worth it.

PrincessSuzanne
04-15-2010, 02:18 PM
New plans:

December 13th - 18th.

It was less than $100 more and probably well worth it.


I'm going to say definitely well worth it :thumbsup2

Suzanne

Disneychix
04-15-2010, 02:23 PM
I know the OP won't change again but just to clarify, we were there the week after Thanksgiving last year and POP Warner did not affect us at all. We saw NO players or cheer groups and we left on that Sat.
The parade taping was going on but we did have tickets! Also, it didn't affect us either as most of it was done before park opening or at resorts due to rain delays.

SandyPA
04-23-2010, 06:59 PM
I have never heard of this pop warner. What is this? We are going down Dec.1-8th. will be sorry we are going this time? and when do they tape for Christmas shows?

PolyndianPrincessJes
04-23-2010, 10:38 PM
I actually got a pin in Dec 09 that was good for dates all thru 2010 (with blackouts of course) all the way to 12/16! We got lucky I guess. We put in the resort and dates we wanted on the Disney site, and Disney Destinations sent us an email with all our preferences at the top, and the pin in the middle.

The same thing happened to us. Three times. We got three different PINs for all of 2010 while pricing out trips in late 2009. We're using one for the week after Thanksgiving. We actually always overlap the parade and a teeny bit of Pop Warner and have never had a problem. In fact, if it weren't for the DIS, I wouldn't have even know about PW. I still think ANY time in December prior to the Friday before Christmas is a great time to be at WDW. Any first or second-weekers, don't let the hype scare you. It's a WONDERFUL time!! :goodvibes:love::santa:

P.S. We've never stayed in a mod or value, so if you're staying at one of the PW resorts, all bets are off, I hear. So, you can be scared when it's time to come home, but the parks have always been great. :thumbsup2

Evi
04-24-2010, 02:09 AM
from my experience pop warner in disney world is not nearly as bad as pop warner in disneyland so I'd go anyhow.

Mary•Poppins
04-24-2010, 04:51 PM
We went the second week in Dec. We LOVED getting tickets to the Christmas parade taping. We had an AWESOME time seeing the Jonas Brothers, Celine Dion and all the Christmas decorations .... however, Pop Warner was tough. We stayed at the AllStar Music and when the kids came ... they were up at nights yelling, up in the morning yelling. I was glad we were leaving. They didn't affect the parks much BUT since Disney offered so many deals during this time, the parks were really crowded!