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DisDadDoc 12-29-2011 10:44 AM

Dis Dads Convention
 
This has been talked about a lot, so probably needs its own thread (Thanks, Carl!)

I'm posting a poll with dates, but I'd also like to know if you'd like to do this with or without families. My preference would be to do a long-weekend without families, off-season, at a Disney resort, and to share rooms. This would significantly cut down on costs and might get better attendance.

I'd be happy to take the lead on this and would welcome any help/advice

Thoughts?

(My apologies to Aaron, who I remember now started a thread like this awhile ago...)

Emma's Dad 12-29-2011 10:56 AM

Sounds like a great idea! I would certainly love to do a solo trip for a meet... just not sure how well that would fly with the family. I voted for Jan 2013, but almost any date would work! :thumbsup2

katoot 12-29-2011 11:00 AM

I voted Nov. '12 since that somewhat lines up with a future trip to America the wife and I (well, mostly me, but she gets some input) are planning. However, the wife kinda threw a bomb on me the other night, and said she didn't want to go back to WDW until we had our own kid. Which kinda put a damper on my planning for the trip (wanted to show her the Osbourne Lights, etc.).

That being said, I know for (90%) sure we will be at WDW in Jan of '14 for a big family trip with Turkey Lurkey. So that would work out perfectly.

On a side note, a solo trip doesn't work for me, being in Korea and all, so I'm all for bringing families. Besides, we all have fams, so our wives and kids could have their own get-together (granted, they may not know each other as well as we do). Plus, if you're like Mark, you made have made an agreement never to visit solo.:lmao:

katoot 12-29-2011 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emma's Dad (Post 43565212)
Sounds like a great idea! I would certainly love to do a solo trip for a meet... just not sure how well that would fly with the family. I voted for Jan 2012, but almost any date would work! :thumbsup2

Well, if any date would work, why didn't you vote for that one?:confused3
:lmao:

AJRitz 12-29-2011 11:19 AM

I voted for January or March 2013 (but by March, I mean the first week of the month, before Spring Break crowds and rates set in).

scott2997 12-29-2011 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJRitz (Post 43565463)
I voted for January or March 2013 (but by March, I mean the first week of the month, before Spring Break crowds and rates set in).

I'm hoping to go in March next year again - but my trip would fall during those high rate, big crowd, week before Easter! :scared1:

So my vote is for anytime (long weekend). And I can try to make it happen. :thumbsup2

RAlexander84 12-29-2011 11:25 AM

I voted September 2012, because I already have a trip booked for September 8-15. Have been saving for years so doubt I would be able to do anything else

twokids0204 12-29-2011 11:39 AM

I voted Jan '13 or May '13

Definitely low season.

And am totally up for sharing a room to cut down on expense. :thumbsup2

scott2997 12-29-2011 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by twokids0204 (Post 43565662)
I voted Jan '13 or May '13

Definitely low season.

And am totally up for sharing a room to cut down on expense. :thumbsup2

+1 on room sharing!

Goofy + 3 12-29-2011 11:52 AM

I voted for Jan '13 but if there had been an "early Dec '12" option I'd have gone for that. Despite the sub-arctic temperatures last year, that's a good time to go. Another thing to keep in mind is that the further back this gets pushed, the more we could see of the new Fantasyland.:thumbsup2 But then if we do January, some of us might match this up with marathon weekend. Hmmm....:rolleyes:

AJRitz 12-29-2011 12:01 PM

If there are enough people expressing interest far enough out, I can look into getting a block of rooms booked for the event.

FreezinRafiki 12-29-2011 12:02 PM

I voted March '13, but only because that's when we have a trip planned for (Mar 7-10 on the Dream, 10-16 at WDW).

With my wife's parents being in FL, every time we go it's a family affair. No solo trips for me.

cj9200 12-29-2011 12:08 PM

It really doesn't matter to me but when Aaron did a poll, early December was the overwhelming choice. Maybe it should be added. Will be going solo so can share a DVC room. Room type would depend on how many would like to share.

DisDadDoc 12-29-2011 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cj9200 (Post 43565918)
It really doesn't matter to me but when Aaron did a poll, early December was the overwhelming choice. Maybe it should be added. Will be going solo so can share a DVC room. Room type would depend on how many would like to share.

Forgot about Aaron's poll. Thanks, CJ! :thumbsup2

Mrmrezg 12-29-2011 01:24 PM

I voted for jan 2013, because I am going in June 2012 and don't plan to go in 2013. But, with the way I work, I will just as much of a chance of being off for any of those dates. I just can't plan that far out. It would need to fall on my time off.
On a side note, I have a few points that I could apply to sharing a DVC room.


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