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Old 04-13-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Who took all the Premium Sites in December

Were finally booked for our first Christmas time trip to the Fort on Dec 2-9. After forgetting to call way too many times I finally booked yesterday. A little bummed out because we wanted to stay in the 1400 loop again. But all premium sites are gone. We were able to get Prefered so I guess well be okay. Were looking forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Have fun !
Keep calling, someone will cancel and you can get their premium spot.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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OK, help me out here. Last time we were at the Fort (not DW) was 2004. The only sites that were premium were 100, 200 & 300. 1400 was a preferred. Has that changed?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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100,200,300 are preferred, not premium.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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Most of the best Deocrations I thought were in the 100-300 and 700 areas, so you should be right were the action is. It seems you have to book a year out for Christmas and Halloween now...
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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100,200,300 are preferred, not premium.
I really got this wrong then. We are booked in a preferred. What are the premium sites? Should I upgrade to premium? I was hopeing for 400 or 700.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #7
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I really got this wrong then. We are booked in a preferred. What are the premium sites? Should I upgrade to premium? I was hopeing for 400 or 700.
Premium have more paved area. If you want 400 or 700 I would upgrade.
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Last year we stayed in 1400 loop (Premium) near the Campfire area. We wanted to get back there. But not entirely disappointed with 100-300. Just don't need the sand pad.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Last year we stayed in 1400 loop (Premium) near the Campfire area. We wanted to get back there. But not entirely disappointed with 100-300. Just don't need the sand pad.
Dude,

According to the online reservation tool on the main WDW web site, if you plug in 12/2-12/16 a Premium site is available. Book it, call back a few days later to drop the unwanted days, then call back to cancel the unwanted ressie.

The Fort's ressie system favors longer stays over shorter stays so "play the game" to get the ressie/dates you want.

I want you to get the site type/dates you want so do this to make it happen.

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Premium have more paved area. If you want 400 or 700 I would upgrade.
After spending all day researching and watching you tube's of the camp loops we decided to stay. Just hope we don't get 300. My 1 yo grandson is scared of dogs.
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After spending all day researching and watching you tube's of the camp loops we decided to stay. Just hope we don't get 300. My 1 yo grandson is scared of dogs.
300 is a VERY popular pet loop . If its going to upset him request something different . It cost way to much to start your Disney magic with a terrified child . Keep in mind you MAY encounter pets in any loop , even non pet loops if the Fort is busy. Also if it helps any , most all Disney camping pets youll encounter are well behaved . Just my 2 cents .
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #12
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300 is a VERY popular pet loop . If its going to upset him request something different . It cost way to much to start your Disney magic with a terrified child . Keep in mind you MAY encounter pets in any loop , even non pet loops if the Fort is busy. Also if it helps any , most all Disney camping pets youll encounter are well behaved . Just my 2 cents .
Thank you, I will request 100 or 200. It wouldn't be the pets fault. Jack cries when my cats or a dog just walk's past. Maybe he'll get over it before we go.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:13 AM   #13
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Were finally booked for our first Christmas time trip to the Fort on Dec 2-9. After forgetting to call way too many times I finally booked yesterday. A little bummed out because we wanted to stay in the 1400 loop again. But all premium sites are gone. We were able to get Prefered so I guess well be okay. Were looking forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations.
Do keep checking back for cancellations...we just booked a premium site for 11/30-12/8 tonight. Hope to see you there!
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the tips. I had heard it was better to book longer stays and then adjust later. I may try that when I have some free time. Either way we look forward to our first Chrstmas at Disney and the Fort. Hope we see many other Dis members there. I gotta get busy soon on my Mickey Lamp post and Dis Sign.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:59 PM   #15
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Can you tell me what loops are Premium.
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