Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports and Plans
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

Crazy Crowded! New Year’s Eve 2012 PTR

Crazy Crowded! New Year’s Eve 2012 TR

The Cast: ME!!!

The circumstances:

Perhaps this is TMI – but it’s all going to come out sooner or later anyway on the RC thread. I have never been accused of being a “closed book” So here goes.

Originally I was all set to go to DL over NYE with a friend of mine who lives in CA. However finances were just not right for the trip, so I had to cancel it.

Previously I had decided not to go back to WDW for a year. However, DHDH (Disney Hating DH) and I got into a big fight so I decided that rather than spend the holidays at home with the original Grumpy, I was going to head out for WDW for New Year’s Eve. (I felt badly that I never got to do the big NYE thing during my last trip with DHDH for NYE 2010, he wanted to go home on the 31st and I had to go with him. )

Honestly, things have been bad between us since last March. And I mean bad. In September I became suspicious about the amount of time he was spending at work, with his mother, or at the cottage, and found out about the four other girlfriends he had. He wisely decided to only keep one of them, and started spending time with her and her dog at our cottage. He couldn’t figure out why I was upset over all of this.

In October we started marriage counseling. It isn’t going well. The only thing that the counseling is doing is helping me see that I can’t stay married to him. So poopies.

Well, you can see I badly needed a Disney trip! A nice few days away from my "real life" troubles will only help my frame of mind.

So with a blissful escape in mind and with two weeks to go before the big day I popped on AirTran’s home page and low and behold – cheap airfare! I took it as a sign that i was meant to go. So to seal the deal I went onto Disney’s webpage, plugged in my dates, and low and behold – AsSpo was available!

Deciding that it was meant to be, and knowing that DHDH would have a fit over my going to WDW at all – I told him that 1. I was going, and 2. That I would be back on Jan 5th.

Since it was right after the fight, he couldn’t really say no, could he? Besides, this gives him his “freedom” to fool around while I’m gone.

So after a few days of feeling smug about my AsSpo ressie I remembered that I had an AP, and checked on my dates with the discount. And you all know what happened next…
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
Minnie&Nana
Dreams do come true!
Pretty darn charming!
 
Minnie&Nana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MA/NC
Posts: 15,620

Karen Well, you certainly deserve a Disney break and I am so glad you are going...who knows what the future may hold. Praying things will get better for you. We are here for you...and ya know where to fin us...vent away anytime.

I am thrilled you are flying again...makes a quick getaway so much more possible. And woohoo on

So happy you are doing a PTR...and I'm first!!
__________________
Christine


Last edited by Minnie&Nana; 12-27-2011 at 11:19 AM. Reason: typos!!
Minnie&Nana is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-27-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
pas130
DIS Veteran
 
pas130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,616

Hi Karen! I'm here Sorry to hear about things at home....I am praying for a new start for you...and what better start to the New Year than CR (BTW do you have your meds ready for the flight?)

And if you need anything, even just to vent...you know where to find me
__________________

JungleCruiser*Sarah,forever in my heart*
pas130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #4
LuvLuvLuv
DIS Veteran
 
LuvLuvLuv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Posts: 4,019

I'm Here!

I think this trip is just what you need!! I can't wait to read about it!! We're all here for you!!
__________________
Deena DH Baxter
LuvLuvLuv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 2,920

Can't wait to hear about your trip!! Get lots of pics, Karen
__________________
Poly CL 2010 TripReport DH & Me DS 12 DD 8 DS 7 FW & CR - 2011 TripReport
AKL/Dream 2012 Trip Report

CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 2- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
Karen Well, you certainly deserve a Disney break and I am so glad you are going...who knows what the future may hold. Praying things will get better for you. We are here for you...and ya know where to fin us...vent away anytime.

I am thrilled you are flying again...makes a quick getaway so much more possible. And woohoo on

So happy you are doing a PTR...and I'm first!!
First!

Yeah, well. The future will be a lot more muddled for me, but at least I know one thing.

A man cheats because there is something wrong with him, not with you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pas130 View Post
Hi Karen! I'm here Sorry to hear about things at home....I am praying for a new start for you...and what better start to the New Year than CR (BTW do you have your meds ready for the flight?)

And if you need anything, even just to vent...you know where to find me
Yes Ma'am! I refilled my prescription today so I would be all set. Besides - those Magic Happy Flying Pills of mine have been keeping from murdering DH.

Thanks for the good thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvLuvLuv View Post
I'm Here!

I think this trip is just what you need!! I can't wait to read about it!! We're all here for you!!
I agree! I can hardly wait to get back to my Happy Place and just chill for a few days. I'm thinking its a good thing that DH is moving out while I'm gone. it will keep me from being too sad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hstrickland View Post
Can't wait to hear about your trip!! Get lots of pics, Karen
I will! Love your new camera strap BTW - now I want one!
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:47 PM   #7
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

The RCing begins!

The RCing begins!

First I booked AsSPo at 63.00 per night. Then I decided to book POFQ instead so I could check out the refurbed rooms. Total for 3 nights was 349.00 with the AP.

Then I found out that POFQ does not have a chicken Caesar salad – my main food source besides Dole whips on my trips, and that I would have to go to POR to get food. So I was disgruntled.

And then Dani posted about WL.

Now WL is one of the resorts on my list of "No – but never say never" resorts. AsSpo used to head that list and I love it so there you go. BWI was also on the list. So my No list has turned into a "try it once" list.

So I started looking at WL. Hard. And pricing out Poly, AKL, CR Tower since as usual, no Garden wing rooms were available, and also flirting with BWI standard room, YC, and Swan and Dolphin. Oh, and CSR, also on my No list.

See what I don’t post on the RC thread? LOL

If I posted every time I changed my mind, I would never get off the thread!
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
hstrickland
DIS Veteran
 
hstrickland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Way Down South...
Posts: 2,920

Karen, after I subscribed to your PTR, I went back and read the very beginning. So sorry for all that you're going through. Sounds like you have a great attitude, though, which is half the battle. Please know that I'll be praying for you. Have a WONDERFUL time at WDW!!!
__________________
Poly CL 2010 TripReport DH & Me DS 12 DD 8 DS 7 FW & CR - 2011 TripReport
AKL/Dream 2012 Trip Report

CR x 4 - WL x 2 - GF - ASMo - PolyCL - FW x 2- AKL CL - Dream - POR - ASMu
hstrickland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #9
Minnie&Nana
Dreams do come true!
Pretty darn charming!
 
Minnie&Nana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MA/NC
Posts: 15,620

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaffinito View Post
First!

Yeah, well. The future will be a lot more muddled for me, but at least I know one thing.

A man cheats because there is something wrong with him, not with you.

ABSOLUTELY!!!!


Yes Ma'am! I refilled my prescription today so I would be all set. Besides - those Magic Happy Flying Pills of mine have been keeping from murdering DH.
Mutliple uses, that's GOOD thing!!!

Thanks for the good thoughts

I agree! I can hardly wait to get back to my Happy Place and just chill for a few days. I'm thinking its a good thing that DH is moving out while I'm gone. it will keep me from being too sad.

Moving out.... Even though what he did is terrible and he does not deserve you, the moving out will be very emotional for you... it will be good you'll be in your happy place. Wish there was some way we could help and be there for you.

I will! Love your new camera strap BTW - now I want one!
Darn, wish I had even a vague idea where the one we bought might be...but you'd have a better chance of finding one on ebay than me finding my brand new never used one. Shoot!!
__________________
Christine

Minnie&Nana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #10
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

Quote:
Originally Posted by hstrickland View Post
Karen, after I subscribed to your PTR, I went back and read the very beginning. So sorry for all that you're going through. Sounds like you have a great attitude, though, which is half the battle. Please know that I'll be praying for you. Have a WONDERFUL time at WDW!!!
Thank you! I will keep my chin up and my gun unloaded.

Just kidding! I don't even own a gun.

Although.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
Darn, wish I had even a vague idea where the one we bought might be...but you'd have a better chance of finding one on ebay than me finding my brand new never used one. Shoot!!
Thanks for the support! And I hear you on finding things. I can never seem to find what I'm looking for when I need it.
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:19 PM   #11
Minnie&Nana
Dreams do come true!
Pretty darn charming!
 
Minnie&Nana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MA/NC
Posts: 15,620

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaffinito View Post
And then Dani posted about WL.

Now WL is one of the resorts on my list of "No – but never say never" resorts. AsSpo used to head that list and I love it so there you go. BWI was also on the list. So my No list has turned into a "try it once" list.

See what I don’t post on the RC thread? LOL
If I posted every time I changed my mind, I would never get off the thread!
Would have been fun to read all those changes!!! Never considered Riverside?

WL was on my NEVER list for a long time...from the time it opened until November 2010 when Janet and I took a last minute, unexpected trip as a pick me up after my surgery. I LOVED the Villas!! We had a great studio room location with 2 windows (I need a lot of light), so it was fabulous....we did have a comp Lodge room on our last day and neither of us liked that room at all...so small (same size as CBR). But I still am considering 2 rooms at the Lodge, if it is refurbed, for our family trip Sophia's first visit in Jan of 2013.

The thing about the Lodge, I think, is for those of us who are iffy, we would probably not be thrilled if our room was at the end of one of the very long narrow hallways and a hike to the buses, food court and water launch.

There was a sort of short cut from the Villas, around the Villa pool to the lodge pool right to Roaring Forks and the water launch.

Now, without Christmas decorations I might feel very different about the resort - the decorations really are gorgeous....the whole place had this warm, homey, Christmasy feel...loved it...and boy, was I surprised! So ya never know...like you, I've learned never say never when it comes to a Disney resort (except for one mod and an value for me.)
__________________
Christine

Minnie&Nana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #12
pas130
DIS Veteran
 
pas130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,616

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaffinito View Post
Yes Ma'am! I refilled my prescription today so I would be all set. Besides - those Magic Happy Flying Pills of mine have been keeping from murdering DH.

Thanks for the good thoughts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kaffinito View Post
The RCing begins!

First I booked AsSPo at 63.00 per night. Then I decided to book POFQ instead so I could check out the refurbed rooms. Total for 3 nights was 349.00 with the AP.

Then I found out that POFQ does not have a chicken Caesar salad – my main food source besides Dole whips on my trips, and that I would have to go to POR to get food. So I was disgruntled.

And then Dani posted about WL.

Now WL is one of the resorts on my list of "No – but never say never" resorts. AsSpo used to head that list and I love it so there you go. BWI was also on the list. So my No list has turned into a "try it once" list.

So I started looking at WL. Hard. And pricing out Poly, AKL, CR Tower since as usual, no Garden wing rooms were available, and also flirting with BWI standard room, YC, and Swan and Dolphin. Oh, and CSR, also on my No list.

See what I don’t post on the RC thread? LOL

If I posted every time I changed my mind, I would never get off the thread!
I love all the changes...and the result...CR GV. PERFECT
__________________

JungleCruiser*Sarah,forever in my heart*
pas130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana View Post
Would have been fun to read all those changes!!! Never considered Riverside?

The thing about the Lodge, I think, is for those of us who are iffy, we would probably not be thrilled if our room was at the end of one of the very long narrow hallways and a hike to the buses, food court and water launch.

Now, without Christmas decorations I might feel very different about the resort - the decorations really are gorgeous....the whole place had this warm, homey, Christmasy feel...loved it...and boy, was I surprised! So ya never know...like you, I've learned never say never when it comes to a Disney resort (except for one mod and an value for me.)
I'd like to try it someday just to cross it off the list, but I'll probably do CL there (7th floor ) so that's a loonngg way off! I still can't do a balcony over five stories up.

Which BTW is why the CR Tower rooms are right out for me. They start at the 6th floor and the walkway to the rooms is over the monorail.

I still have a mod and a deluxe on my No list, and the FW cabins to go yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pas130 View Post


I love all the changes...and the result...CR GV. PERFECT
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:10 PM   #14
kaffinito
Grant me the Serenity to Accept the Reservations I Cannot Change
Lock yourself in there for a few minutes and sing a happy song until the angry gerbils in your head stop stomping on your brain!
 
kaffinito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Way Too Far North
Posts: 6,303

My Christmas Miracle

My Christmas Miracle

so there I was, trolling for resorts.

I figured that I should book one of my No’s for this trip, either WL, CSR, or FW Cabins. I wasn’t sold on the WL though – judging by the food court menu I would have to book standard and go to CR for my Chicken Caesar Salads. Not a thrilling idea, but manageable.

So there I was, Christmas Eve, one week before my trip, checking prices online as usual, knowing that gosh darn it! I had to make a decision soon! So I bounced around on the website, and as usual popped in CR just for giggles. Just so I could see that once again I would either have to get over my fear of heights and stay in the Tower, or go without CR.

And then a Christmas Miracle happened.

CRO released a lot of new rooms for the AP discount. And one of them was CR Garden Wing, Standard View. My personal holy of holies. The room that I have been trying to get for five long years. And there it was – on the website. And I had the money (for a change) to actually book it.

So what could I do? I didn’t even hesitate – after my excited heaves wore off – I clicked on BOOK NOW and finally got the room that I have been wanting! Total, $691.00 with discount.

I hope I like it – five years is a long time to wait for one measly room – but if I don’t at least I can cross CR off my list, right?

And I don’t have to do a No resort.
__________________
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43546405 Me DS19 DS11 Zolly Claire Silo Schtunky Jack Anya (Onion) Mushka [/B] Thanks JanetB, KOOK and Pas130! GO LIONS!!!

kaffinito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
Minnie&Nana
Dreams do come true!
Pretty darn charming!
 
Minnie&Nana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MA/NC
Posts: 15,620

WONDERFUL!!!

Maybe they will bump you to a GV instead of std - if you don't care about view at all then you'll be fine, but if you do.... I would add two requests - ground floor and nice view!!

I would not do that walkway from CR to BLT - if it was enclosed, then I might, but it is open I have a fear of heights too. No higher than 5th floor for me, but prefer
3rd floor - it is perfect! It is just high enough from the ground floor (which I don't like either), but high enough to feel up, but not high...clear as mud??
__________________
Christine

Minnie&Nana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 11:20 AM.

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

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