Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
MidoriTsusuki
Earning My Ears
 
MidoriTsusuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 28

Two "Families"? Two Resorts?

I'm wondering do you think there would be any big complications if DBF and I got a room to ourselves in Pop Century while my dad, mom and three siblings got a room at Port Orleans Riverside? Like my dad things it will be hard with our two groups being split off by hotels.

I would change to Port Orleans but I don't think we could pay for a moderate resort with just the two of us while it just makes more sense for my parents and siblings to stay at Port Orleans for the trip because it can work out an arrangement for a party of five.

I just have a better deal with Pop Century while dad has better deal at Port Orleans. My dad thinks it will just make the trip more complicated. Do you believe this is true? If so, I guess I'll need to find more options. xD
MidoriTsusuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #2
disneydreamer98
Lifelong Disney Lover
 
disneydreamer98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 873

In this day and age of cell phones I don't see what the big deal is. We went last August with another family. They were at the Beach Club, we were at POFQ. We planned our days and meals together. We would go about our morning schedule and show up at the park we planned and then we would call so we can arrange a place to meet up.

I would stay where your budget allows and work everything out as the days come!
__________________
Melissa
disneydreamer98 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
rlovew
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,918
DISboards Moderator

It depends on if you plan on doing a ton of things around the resort themselves- unless you are planning swimming time together (not allowed to use other resort pools) or spending huge amounts of time at the resort in the morning it really wouldn't matter too much.
__________________
Me and DH
rlovew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #4
MidoriTsusuki
Earning My Ears
 
MidoriTsusuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 28

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
In this day and age of cell phones I don't see what the big deal is. We went last August with another family. They were at the Beach Club, we were at POFQ. We planned our days and meals together. We would go about our morning schedule and show up at the park we planned and then we would call so we can arrange a place to meet up.

I would stay where your budget allows and work everything out as the days come!
Haha! So true about the cellphones. Our problem with that is I'm from Canada and making calls in Florida is pricey. And it seems like my dad refuses to learn to text... Lol Don't get why!
MidoriTsusuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
MidoriTsusuki
Earning My Ears
 
MidoriTsusuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 28

Quote:
Originally Posted by rlovew View Post
It depends on if you plan on doing a ton of things around the resort themselves- unless you are planning swimming time together (not allowed to use other resort pools) or spending huge amounts of time at the resort in the morning it really wouldn't matter too much.
You make a good point because really I'm not much of a swimmer unless it's a Disney Waterpark then I swear I grow gills. And when I'm in Florida I don't tend to sleep in for once.xD
MidoriTsusuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:14 PM   #6
Taja
DIS Veteran
 
Taja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 3,282

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidoriTsusuki View Post
Haha! So true about the cellphones. Our problem with that is I'm from Canada and making calls in Florida is pricey. And it seems like my dad refuses to learn to text... Lol Don't get why!
What about purchasing one of the inexpensive prepaid cell phones in Florida and loading a limited number of minutes just to be able to keep in touch?

And you also could use your resort room phones to call one another at the beginning of the day.

Last edited by Taja; 05-11-2010 at 05:15 PM. Reason: added "in Florida"
Taja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 07:57 PM   #7
skipperkim
DIS Veteran
 
skipperkim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: KS
Posts: 2,781

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidoriTsusuki View Post
You make a good point because really I'm not much of a swimmer unless it's a Disney Waterpark then I swear I grow gills. And when I'm in Florida I don't tend to sleep in for once.xD
Do your siblings have cells? If so communicate with them and have them inform your Father.
__________________
Aug 2003 - OKW
April 2004 - CSR
Dec 2004 - Pop
May 2005 - Cont
Oct 2005 - POFQ
Sept 2006 - POFQ
Dec 2008 - CSR
skipperkim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #8
lorac4disney
Mouseketeer
 
lorac4disney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 335

If you could find a way to communicate (use your siblings to text for him), I don't see where it would add any hassle unless you are expecting to do everything together at all times. If so, being at different resorts could throw a slight kink in that.

I guess it comes down to how much togetherness you and your family want to have during the vacation. If you plan to just meet up in the parks and spend the rest of the time on your own, then I don't see a problem at all. You can simply designate a place and time to meet up prior to parting ways for the night, problems solved.

Talk to your dad and find out what his expectations are as far as togetherness go.
__________________
Me DW37 , DH44 , DS17 , DD12



In loving memory of my Daddy. Thank you for all of your sacrifices in making me who I am. I will always take you with me wherever I go. I love you! 11/19/26 - 05/17/10
lorac4disney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
Joie
Mouseketeer
 
Joie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: near Pcola
Posts: 321

We are doing the same thing....I am staying at AS music family suite with my group and my friend is staying at Port Orleans riverside with her family. We have adrs for several places together so not a problem about meeting up. Everyone has cell phones so set meeting places at whatever park and dont worry
Joie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 10:39 PM   #10
a1tinkfans
Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!
 
a1tinkfans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 8,933

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidoriTsusuki View Post
I'm wondering do you think there would be any big complications if DBF and I got a room to ourselves in Pop Century while my dad, mom and three siblings got a room at Port Orleans Riverside? Like my dad things it will be hard with our two groups being split off by hotels.

I would change to Port Orleans but I don't think we could pay for a moderate resort with just the two of us while it just makes more sense for my parents and siblings to stay at Port Orleans for the trip because it can work out an arrangement for a party of five.

I just have a better deal with Pop Century while dad has better deal at Port Orleans. My dad thinks it will just make the trip more complicated. Do you believe this is true? If so, I guess I'll need to find more options. xD
I think its no big deal. Are you planning to just meet up in morning after eating at resort? Or meeting for breakfast. The only consideration is transport time...which you can not be sure on....so maybe early dining could be a pain, but other than that, I think with cell phones, it will be fine. My family is split this trip too....we'll just meet up in parks and we're okay with it.
__________________
Where Dreams Come True
a1tinkfans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 05:09 AM   #11
ancestry
Trees Without Roots Fall Over
 
ancestry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,883

If I was traveling with extended family I can guarantee you that we would be at different resorts. lol!

Seriously I think it will be fine. Just work out each day where and when you want to meet up.
__________________
ancestry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
DisneyChristmas
Mouseketeer since '55
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Columbus IN USA
Posts: 1,113

We've done this many times - and long before the cell phone era. Just make plans for the meeting place and time. The more specific the place, the better. Rather than ticket line at MK, try meeting in front of a specific Main Street shop or attaction or even the popcorn cart. You get the idea...
DisneyChristmas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
resorts



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.