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Old 12-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #1876
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I am SO excited I found this thread!! I love having disney obsessed people to share my excitement with!! We will be going April 6-14 with my hubby and my whole family!! My hubby is disney crazy ( not as bad as me - I have been planning this trip since the day we got back from our disney moon in September and he thinks its wayyyy too early, lol) and this is my family's FIRST stay on property! We will be staying at POP!!

Now that the holidays are coming to an end...my planning will be getting exponentially worse!
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #1877
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Please our name to the April 2013 list. We are arriving on 4/11 for 6 nights(6 adults and 5 children) and will be at Beach Club. I do enjoy reading everyone's posts. Grammy
Just wanted to say that I am "Grammie" (with an "ie" to match my name and not a "y" like a music award, lol). So, I am guessing that there are grandchildren on this trip? I'd love to see my grandchildren see the castle for the first time.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #1878
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Any other disney resort guests wondering...

if this whole FP+ thing will be in working order by April? I am getting concerned that we might be picking FP+ times along side day guests. It sounds like resort guests are going to get priority with this system (Jim Hill) and our trip is 100 days away. I am not in any hurry myself to pick what I want to ride 100+ days from now but if I have to do it I want to do it on the resort guest time line and not the day guest time line. I hope I am not sounding snobby but if i am paying the WDW resort prices I want what is coming to me know what I mean? Anyone have any info concerning this.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #1879
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I'm Kristen and over the course of my (almost) 29 years I've visited The World 49 times. April 2013 will definitely be a milestone as it'll be marking my 50th trip! My DD is 3 (soon to be 4) and it will be her 6th trip, the first being at the age of 15 months. I started her young and cannot complain; she can navigate each park as well as I can!

DD's first two trips consisted of just us, and then her 2nd birthday rolled around. I had ordered her a stuffed Mickey and Minnie from the Disney Store and when she opened them her excitement level was so extreme that she started shaking. All in attendance saw it and my Mom, Gammy, and Auntie insisted on booking a trip that very afternoon; her 3rd visit was just a month after! I grew up going to WDW (thanks to my Gampy! He passed in '04 but I know he's with us every single day. He was a HUGE kid at heart and also insisted that my brother and I experience the magic of Disney as often as possible. DD constantly brings him up, using his first name - Walter - though no one has ever told it to her, and when I was 8 weeks PREGNANT I had a dream where he held up a bright pink poster board that said "Congratulations". It may not sound like much but until that time I had worried non-stop about what he would think of my pregnancy as I had left DD dead beat dad the night before I found out!) and though my Gammy hadn't been there since I was 14 she reveled in it all!

As a side note: I'm a long winded person who loves to write!

Our upcoming trip is from April 23 - May 1, barring of course no hurricanes! I live in Northeast, PA and our vacation in October was unintentionally extended by 3 days because of Hurricane Sandy. When I received notice of the storm (via my Dad) I didn't 100% believe him; our airline called not even an hour later to let me know that our flight had been canceled! This, mind you, was 4 days in advance and the earliest I could book to come back home was for November 4th; we were supposed to leave on the 1st. We are, very thankfully AP holders, but the extra nights at our resort broke the budget. Not to mention the fact that I'm a nurse and we're only allowed a certain amount of vacation days per year and our October trip was taken via an unpaid leave. I've done unpaid vacations in the past without issue but adding 3 extra days left a sour taste.

We're currently booked in a 2 bedroom at BLT. Both my aunt and I are interested in owning DVC and thought it'd be a perfect choice. However, we
we have recently discussed canceling and staying off-site at Sheraton Vistana Villas, a resort we've stayed at many times over. The 5 of us (me, DD, Auntie, Mom, Gammy) can stay there for the entire duration for the cost of 1.5 nights at BLT. Ah, decisions, decisions! In my opinion, nothing compares to staying at a Disney resort - you're truly surrounded my magic! But, every now and again, my bank account balances tend to disagree with my opinion!

I look forward to getting to know those of you who will be there during our stay and wish all of you a happy, healthy new year and trip!
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #1880
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I am SO excited I found this thread!! I love having disney obsessed people to share my excitement with!! We will be going April 6-14 with my hubby and my whole family!! My hubby is disney crazy ( not as bad as me - I have been planning this trip since the day we got back from our disney moon in September and he thinks its wayyyy too early, lol) and this is my family's FIRST stay on property! We will be staying at POP!!

Now that the holidays are coming to an end...my planning will be getting exponentially worse!

I'm obsessed too - sometimes I wonder if I'm borderline crazy! My daughters and I will be at Pop the same week as you. 100 more days! Come over to the April 2013 DISers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/156491517825912/
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #1881
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I'm obsessed too - sometimes I wonder if I'm borderline crazy! My daughters and I will be at Pop the same week as you. 100 more days! Come over to the April 2013 DISers Facebook page:
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YAYYY!! 100 days!!!!!! single digit numbers tomorrow!!

I will definitely jump on the Facebook page!! So exciting to know someone else on the boards will be there at the same time at the same resort!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:23 AM   #1882
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #1883
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Hi all! It's been a while since I posted.. I guess real life just got busy.. We have Jess than 4 months and just over a month until our final payment is due, which is scary considering what we just spent on Christmas.. Where's the money coming from to pay ?? Lol
As I was reading over the many pages of posts that I missed 2 things popped out at me.
1. Is there really a possibility that there will b a discount for our trip?? If what a pp saw on the planning DVD then we squeak by in April by 2 days.. Please Disney discount gods.. Lol
2. The new Fp system. This could b a problem. We are going with my Bil/sil and niece and nephew but we booked seperately. What if one of us doesn't get chosen? The whole point of going together is to be able to ride together.. Lol
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #1884
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yes, the new discounts will be out on the 3rd. the discount varies by resort and date (no rhyme or reason) so its not like "all values 20% off". according to my calculations it looks like ill save about 10% on our trip ~ about $300ish. better than nothing iguess but still disappointing.

im ignoring the possibility of FP+ bein/ out. im not a fan
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #1885
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Our 1st trip to Disney in April and are keeping our fingers crossed for discounts. If not, then we will have to re-arrange our dining plan!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #1886
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If you have a Disney Visa you can book the discount today, got mine this morning-$1200 off
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:20 AM   #1887
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We are spending the day in MK before our cruise. Our trip dates are April 9-14. It's my 5th time at Disney, DH 2nd trip, DD (7) 4th and my DS(2) 1st. This is all our our first time cruising. We are so excited! Counting down with the rest of you.
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We are spending the day in MK before our cruise. Our trip dates are April 9-14. It's my 5th time at Disney, DH 2nd trip, DD (7) 4th and my DS(2) 1st. This is all our our first time cruising. We are so excited! Counting down with the rest of you.
we"re doing our first cruise too after WDW.....the Dream on the 18th.

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Thanks for the heads-up, your tip saved me $368!
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