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Old 12-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #571
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Ok Folks…..Here we go.

I know my ticker says one week and two days but we will actually be in WDW this time next week.

I had originally planned 4 nights at BCV’s. Then I added 4 nights at BLT’s. Then I added 1 night at CR Atrium Club with TPV. Then 1 night offsite. I know, I know. Everybody says they love discounts but they really cost me. I see them and can’t resist. Wife just shakes her head and smiles!

We are driving down next Friday and staying offsite 1 night. We will then spend our first Disney night at CR and then move over to BLT for four nights. We’ve never stayed at either so we’re pretty excited about trying two new resorts. Grandson (15) is riding down with us and staying through Tuesday. We’re shipping him back on Tuesday so he can get back to school. (Thank you Southwest for making this possible).

Then on Thursday we will move again to BCV’s to a 2 BR. My 2 sisters and 2 BIL’s will then join us. All six of us are scheduled do the ½ Marathon on Saturday the 12th. This will be our 5th year. As our Celebration Dinner we have Be Our Guest booked on Sunday night

So as you can see we’ve got a lot planned. Hoping we can pull all this off. Thank goodness I have a wife that packs well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #572
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Wow!!! Thank you for sharing your awesome photos! Really great, detailed pictures of the club level offerings!!! You know I will find a way to use them.

So helpful, since lots of people have been trying to figure out if they want to stay club level or not.

So glad to hear you will be back, when you can, to the Yacht Club. Make sure you come in and check in on us once and a while!!!
I will!! Our Disneyworld trip to the YC was such an amazing experience...coming back here just makes me all warm and fuzzy for the love. Plus, I do have several trip reports I want to finish reading.

I did want to also say that, in case it wasn't understood, you are welcome to use any of my pictures that are on the flickr account or on my blog. If you want one of the ones from my blog (which are watermarked), let me know and I'll send you the original. I actually have over 1500 pictures ( that's not an exaggeration) from our trip, so if there's a shot you're looking for, let me know...I might have it. I did take TONS more photos of the resort, the pool and our view. It was SUCH a great trip, I just couldn't stop taking pictures!!

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You know this is the stuff legends are made of around here. Great pictures and great trip report. Oh yeah. I just spent an hour gazing at ALL your TR's and blogs.

Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank YOU both for the nice words. I'm glad you enjoyed my "non-standard" trip report, lol.

Happy holidays, all!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #573
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Thrilled to say I'll be able to experience another sisters-only getaway weekend, thanks to a very generous sis & brother-in-law! Sadly, not at BC this time- we'll be checking out the view from across the lake on March 1, at Boardwalk! I've been checking out the BWI thread- lots of info, but a whole different vibe from our BC/YC thread! The Luna clown pool is about to go into refurb, and there is much hubbub about whether or not BWI guests will be able to visit SAB. I suppose this happens every time there's a pool issue in the area, huh? The pool is a non-issue for me-it's supposed to be open by the time I visit, but I doubt I'll be swimming at that time of year anyway. I like it nice and hot when I swim! Interesting to read the comments, though, and the completely different information people are getting from various sources (DVC vs. front desk vs. CL IPO)....

While I won't be staying BC this time, I'll definitely make my way over for a visit (Maybe for breakfast at Marketplace, since the boardwalk bakery will also be closing for refurb.)

Great pics of Princess Lily! Happy New Year everyone!
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Thank you so much for your response! One more question, if you don't mind? Someone asked several pages ago about whether the door to the patio locks when you go out, or if it is possible for you to lock it from the outside and exit the room that way.

What was your experience with that?

Thanks, again!
You could only lock the patio door from the inside. We would often let everyone out the patio door, except one person. They would then lock the door from inside the room, then run to catch up.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #575
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So as you can see we’ve got a lot planned. Hoping we can pull all this off. Thank goodness I have a wife that packs well.
And a washer/dryer in the villa.

It sounds like a great trip. Have fun in the 1/2 marathon.
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Yay for all the fantastic pictures and posts! I hope everyone has a Very Mickey New Years that is in the Wonderful World of Disney!! (Jealous!!) In NY we are freezing and snowed in (compared to sunny WDW). I am living vicariously through those of you on your way. I have to say that I am already making a mini-list in Notes on my iPhone for our May trip (DH is rolling his eyes, since it's not like we've never been and he already laughs as I pack hangers, small empty plastic bins and ziplock bags etc in an empty suitcase....)

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OK, I think I got all caught up this morning. Please take a moment to check out the list and see if I have your info listed correctly.

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Dee

Post 15: Be Our Guest list

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Dee I moved our dates to May 31 -June 8!!!

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #578
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Jeanne and Lily returned to Vegas yesterday.

But Teena said it was the best holiday of her life, watching Lily enjoying Florida and all things Disney!


Bye for now! Hope to see you soon!




We princesses need to stick together! Do you want to visit my kingdom sometime?


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Old 12-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #579
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Dee I moved our dates to May 31 -June 8!!!

Thanks in advance!!
Thanks for letting me know. Changes made!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #580
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Hi, everyone!!

I did do a semi-trip report with photos for my health and fitness blog if you're interested.

Surviving Disneyworld Part I

Surviving Disneyworld Part II

Surviving Disneyworld Part III

Those three posts focus a bit more on how I managed to survive a trip to the World while staying on Weight Watchers and getting in my exercise , but you'll find plenty of info about our experiences that doesn't involve food (LOL) as well as pictures of fun stuff.
Just finished reading your blog/fitness posts. Awesome job sticking to your plan without depriving yourself! Loved it!


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Hi all!
We are trying out the Beach Club, club level for our next trip. Since we have never stayed there I need help with a room type. We are doing club level and want to be on the same floor as the lounge (close to it if possible) with a full balcony and a nice view. I would trade a full balcony for a better view-what do you think about that? Can you see Epcot from any of the rooms? Any advice on what room type to book would be great! Thanks!


When is your trip?

What view category have you (or will you) book?

The nicest views of course are water view, which are the most expensive, and don't really give you a view of EPCOT, I don't think (but you will be gazing at either a pool or the lagoon, with the Boardwalk Inn in the background.

I think some of the BC club level garden views may have "peek-a-boo" views of EPCOT. Maybe a glimpse of Space Ship Earth or the Eiffel Tower. I also remember one person who had an excellent view of the Canadian Pavillon, but I don't know if that was from club level or not. The views from garden view rooms will be of something green- either courtyard or woods. I believe all of the BC CL GV rooms DO have full balconies.

The standard view BC CL rooms will look out over roof tops or the parking lot.

Garden view rooms are usually just a few dollars ($10-$15 or so) more per night than the garden view rooms.


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Thanks Dee!

I was pretty active on this thread before kid 3.0 and now I feel like I'm totally out of the loop! Time to get reading and planning during the wee hour feedings!

But first I have to go read up on your Disney chaperoning trip! I remember reading about the possibility and thinking it could be interesting so I can't wait to read the reality.
Forgot to comment on your goal to check out my trip report. My husband finally got around to reading it this week. He commented "Well, that wasn't very uplifting!" As you may have noticed, I am usually a pretty upbeat person, but there were parts of that trip that really tested me and my sunny disposition!

Let me know what you think!


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Ok Folks…..Here we go.

I know my ticker says one week and two days but we will actually be in WDW this time next week.

*snip*

So as you can see we’ve got a lot planned. Hoping we can pull all this off. Thank goodness I have a wife that packs well.
Mike, through my extreme jealousy, I am wishing you the most awesomest of trips! Can't wait to hear all about it and see your pictures. Especially from your TPV room!!!


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Thrilled to say I'll be able to experience another sisters-only getaway weekend, thanks to a very generous sis & brother-in-law! Sadly, not at BC this time- we'll be checking out the view from across the lake on March 1, at Boardwalk! I've been checking out the BWI thread- lots of info, but a whole different vibe from our BC/YC thread! The Luna clown pool is about to go into refurb, and there is much hubbub about whether or not BWI guests will be able to visit SAB. I suppose this happens every time there's a pool issue in the area, huh? The pool is a non-issue for me-it's supposed to be open by the time I visit, but I doubt I'll be swimming at that time of year anyway. I like it nice and hot when I swim! Interesting to read the comments, though, and the completely different information people are getting from various sources (DVC vs. front desk vs. CL IPO)....

While I won't be staying BC this time, I'll definitely make my way over for a visit (Maybe for breakfast at Marketplace, since the boardwalk bakery will also be closing for refurb.)

Great pics of Princess Lily! Happy New Year everyone!
Good to see you! Hooray for your sisters-only getaway!


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You could only lock the patio door from the inside. We would often let everyone out the patio door, except one person. They would then lock the door from inside the room, then run to catch up.
Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #581
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I think you'll be very happy with your stay at the BC.

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.



I love, love, love the convenience of the World Showcase CS restaurants and Sunshine Seasons. Quite often, my family will do "take out" from Japan, or Morocco or France (great sandwiches) or Sunshine Seasons and take it back to the resort. The only thing we have learned is that they don't have bags equiped to carry the goodies, so we either bring our own, or when we take out from SS, we have asked for a merchandise bag from the very small Soarin' gift shop.

Thanks for the tip on bringing a bag!! I think we have evolved through the years and now enjoy CS more than TS meals. We just like a few nice sit downs at our favorites, but the convenience of CS can't be beat. And there is a good bit of variety if you know where to look!
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Another quick question, please!

If I'm booking a Garden Level CL room at the YC what should I request with my reservation? Obviously balconies are the biggest request topic in this thread, but since it's not a concern at YC I'm wondering what else I should be looking for. 2 beds will have to be first, as I'm traveling with my mom and they might try to give us a king bed for 2 people. I know most people would probably request a room close to the lounge but I'd actually prefer to be further away if it's quieter. Is "quiet room away from elevators/ice machines/service doors" a reasonable request? (Does the hotel even have ice machines in the hallways? Or is that something you have to contact housekeeping for?)

Thank you!
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Another quick question, please!

If I'm booking a Garden Level CL room at the YC what should I request with my reservation? Obviously balconies are the biggest request topic in this thread, but since it's not a concern at YC I'm wondering what else I should be looking for. 2 beds will have to be first, as I'm traveling with my mom and they might try to give us a king bed for 2 people. I know most people would probably request a room close to the lounge but I'd actually prefer to be further away if it's quieter. Is "quiet room away from elevators/ice machines/service doors" a reasonable request? (Does the hotel even have ice machines in the hallways? Or is that something you have to contact housekeeping for?)

Thank you!
Calling on our YC experts!!! If you have stayed in one of the YC CL GV rooms, what was the location like? Close to lounge or far away? Quiet? What are the bedding configurations? Has anyone had anything other than 2 queens in a YC CL GV room?

I believe there are just a handful of YC CL GV rooms, and most overlook the wedding gazebo, which is a pretty view. There may be one YC CL GV room that is in another area- anyone know anything about that?
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Jeanne and Lily returned to Vegas yesterday.

But Teena said it was the best holiday of her life, watching Lily enjoying Florida and all things Disney!


Bye for now! Hope to see you soon!




We princesses need to stick together! Do you want to visit my kingdom sometime?


Aww, so cute.

Teena, hope you're not feeling too glum! It's always hard to say goodbye.

Sitting here up in Whistler looking out at the beautiful snow scene, looks just like a Christmas card, finding it hard to believe in a few short weeks I'll be in Florida
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[QUOTE=pixarmom;47011934]Happy Holidays, [B]YC/BC

Happy New Years from Whistler
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