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Old 01-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #1756
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I am on pins and needles waiting for my sister and her husband to decided if they are going to travel to sinewy the same dates as we are. I showed them the BC/YC and my sister fell in love! Now it's trying to get her husband to go along with it. For so crazy, insane reason he is in love with the all stars. Ok I'm not a value knocker, but they can book with Disney direct and stay there or for the same price book threw a TA get an unbelievable deal stay at the BC/YC CL for the exact same price! It's like comparing apples to oranges! A no brainier to me! BC/YC CL here I come I would be yelling!

My nephew is 13 we were showing his dad the pictures of the pool I thought he was going to die. He is such a good kid, so is my niece this would be their first visit to Disney. I say go big or go home.

It's literally the same price how can I convince him this is the way to go. My sister is totally in love
First, I cautiously use this analogy: To me, when we stayed in a value (Pop Century 2004), it was an adequate resort for sleep. But we stayed 9 nights. It was staying at a McDonalds Playland. It was obnoxiously loud, kids were out of control, the food court was like a buffet fast food joint. Someone pooed in the pool and everyone had to get out. It was just wild. I don't know, it just wasn't our speed. When people ask me for my honest experience, I compare value to like staying in a McDonalds Playland. (We don't even eat McD's).

Now, we went to other resorts and scoped out what options were on property. Our kids are much more mild mannered (ok, not always, but DH has this whisper thing that instantly quiets our children, lol) and they are accustom to being "out and about". BC is EXACTY what we are looking for, calm/cool/collective (so the phrase goes), no wild food court, secured pool entry, great location to parks, water and boardwalk.

Maybe present it like this. Ask him where he wants to have dinner...

1) McDonalds/Long John Silvers (value)
2) Olive Garden/Red Lobster (moderate)
3) Rockefeller Center (I was trying to come up with a fancy restaurant that anyone would know but was at a loss!!)

Just trying to help. Maybe I just offered a rambling laugh!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #1757
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First, I cautiously use this analogy: To me, when we stayed in a value (Pop Century 2004), it was an adequate resort for sleep. But we stayed 9 nights. It was staying at a McDonalds Playland. It was obnoxiously loud, kids were out of control, the food court was like a buffet fast food joint. Someone pooed in the pool and everyone had to get out. It was just wild. I don't know, it just wasn't our speed. When people ask me for my honest experience, I compare value to like staying in a McDonalds Playland. (We don't even eat McD's).

Now, we went to other resorts and scoped out what options were on property. Our kids are much more mild mannered (ok, not always, but DH has this whisper thing that instantly quiets our children, lol) and they are accustom to being "out and about". BC is EXACTY what we are looking for, calm/cool/collective (so the phrase goes), no wild food court, secured pool entry, great location to parks, water and boardwalk.

Maybe present it like this. Ask him where he wants to have dinner...

1) McDonalds/Long John Silvers (value)
2) Olive Garden/Red Lobster (moderate)
3) Rockefeller Center (I was trying to come up with a fancy restaurant that anyone would know but was at a loss!!)

Just trying to help. Maybe I just offered a rambling laugh!!
I'm just gonna say that we have stayed in a lot of values, but our best stay yet was WL....although it was the first time we experienced someone pooing in the pool!

It can happen anywhere. Despite that, WL CL turned us to deluxe junkies, and we can't wait for our YC CL stay!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:55 PM   #1758
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Yep. 2/26 I leave for Jeanne's. By then I may be Saturdays and Sundays permanently. I'll post when/if the days get changed permanently. Only day I'm sure of now is Sundays!!
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First, I cautiously use this analogy: To me, when we stayed in a value (Pop Century 2004), it was an adequate resort for sleep. But we stayed 9 nights. It was staying at a McDonalds Playland. It was obnoxiously loud, kids were out of control, the food court was like a buffet fast food joint. Someone pooed in the pool and everyone had to get out. It was just wild. I don't know, it just wasn't our speed. When people ask me for my honest experience, I compare value to like staying in a McDonalds Playland. (We don't even eat McD's).
Just don't set his expectations on other people's behavior too high. There are good and bad people at all of the resorts. I stayed at AoA last trip, and it was a lovely time. No problems with kids acting up, or adults with wild behavior. We went to the CR for dinner, and there were kids running wild all over the lobby, up and down the escalators, yelling, etc. You're going to find "those" people just about everywhere, unfortunately.

I'd sell him on the amenities, convenience, and beautiful beach and pool.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #1760
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I started my post with the disclaimer of "cautiously using this analogy", sometimes it's hard to write what you mean, but you want to be helpful....

Anyone ever read the letter without punctuation and then with? Same words, but it's perceived completely different. I apologize if I offended ANYONE, never my intention. :0(
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Yep. 2/26 I leave for Jeanne's. By then I may be Saturdays and Sundays permanently. I'll post when/if the days get changed permanently. Only day I'm sure of now is Sundays!!
We're staying offsite and I have my 3 little monsters with me but I'll try to stop by BC!

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[QUOTE="medicgirl177"]

First, I cautiously use this analogy: To me, when we stayed in a value (Pop Century 2004), it was an adequate resort for sleep. But we stayed 9 nights. It was staying at a McDonalds Playland. It was obnoxiously loud, kids were out of control, the food court was like a buffet fast food joint. Someone pooed in the pool and everyone had to get out. It was just wild. I don't know, it just wasn't our speed. When people ask me for my honest experience, I compare value to like staying in a McDonalds Playland. (We don't even eat McD's).

Now, we went to other resorts and scoped out what options were on property. Our kids are much more mild mannered (ok, not always, but DH has this whisper thing that instantly quiets our children, lol) and they are accustom to being "out and about". BC is EXACTY what we are looking for, calm/cool/collective (so the phrase goes), no wild food court, secured pool entry, great location to parks, water and boardwalk.

Maybe present it like this. Ask him where he wants to have dinner...

1) McDonalds/Long John Silvers (value)
2) Olive Garden/Red Lobster (moderate)
3) Rockefeller Center (I was trying to come up with a fancy restaurant that anyone would know but was at a loss!!)

Just trying to help. Maybe I just offered a rambling laugh!![/
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My brother in law has stayed at the all stars when he was younger in his early twenties. I told him they are great resorts, a lot of kids and a lot of ppl with No extras. I compared motel 6 - 4 seasons lol but I just want them to get the most for their $$ and if someone said to me Pam you can stay there this amount or the BC for same I wouldn't have to think about my answer. He is afraid the YC isn't as kid friendly. I can agree the values are more kid friendly but I learned my lesson the hard way. From now on I choose my resort for me and my husband and leave the parks for the kids.

I don't know I just want them to go. My sister deserves a great vacation

Lol we stayed at AKL and an adult swam over to the lifeguard and told him HE pooped in the pool! My daughter was 3 @ the time she still talks about it!
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Oh man I'm never going to be able to swim in a Disney pool after reading this thread. I had no idea.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #1765
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Good morning from my new favorite resort YC!!!!

We arrived a little after midnight in a pixie dusted Tahoe - I rented a regular SUV and Alamo upgraded us. Love the extra space and comfort!!

Check in was a little frustrating. The cm was unsure of everything and couldn't confirm our dining plan, told me gold keys don't exist, and just about had a heart attack when I asked him to use my gift cards. Our luggage got to our room before we did. He also insisted on giving my 11 year old charging privileges when I said no. I was too tired to fight so I just went with it and first thing this morning the wonderful club level cm redid everything and magically the gold cards appeared!! And dd no longer has charging privileges, sorry darling!!!

The room? Love it! View is Sab and boardwalk. Spectacular!!! No issues whatsoever. I'm in heaven.

Had breakfast in the lounge and getting ready to go get ds haircut at mk barber shop. Dinner tonight is BOG

Thank you for all of your well wishes, only you folks could understand what I was going through!
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Good morning from my new favorite resort YC!!!!

We arrived a little after midnight in a pixie dusted Tahoe - I rented a regular SUV and Alamo upgraded us. Love the extra space and comfort!!

Check in was a little frustrating. The cm was unsure of everything and couldn't confirm our dining plan, told me gold keys don't exist, and just about had a heart attack when I asked him to use my gift cards. Our luggage got to our room before we did. He also insisted on giving my 11 year old charging privileges when I said no. I was too tired to fight so I just went with it and first thing this morning the wonderful club level cm redid everything and magically the gold cards appeared!! And dd no longer has charging privileges, sorry darling!!!

The room? Love it! View is Sab and boardwalk. Spectacular!!! No issues whatsoever. I'm in heaven.

Had breakfast in the lounge and getting ready to go get ds haircut at mk barber shop. Dinner tonight is BOG

Thank you for all of your well wishes, only you folks could understand what I was going through!
Glad you got there in the end! Enjoy yourself you deserve it
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Good morning from my new favorite resort YC!!!!

We arrived a little after midnight in a pixie dusted Tahoe - I rented a regular SUV and Alamo upgraded us. Love the extra space and comfort!!

Check in was a little frustrating. The cm was unsure of everything and couldn't confirm our dining plan, told me gold keys don't exist, and just about had a heart attack when I asked him to use my gift cards. Our luggage got to our room before we did. He also insisted on giving my 11 year old charging privileges when I said no. I was too tired to fight so I just went with it and first thing this morning the wonderful club level cm redid everything and magically the gold cards appeared!! And dd no longer has charging privileges, sorry darling!!!

The room? Love it! View is Sab and boardwalk. Spectacular!!! No issues whatsoever. I'm in heaven.

Had breakfast in the lounge and getting ready to go get ds haircut at mk barber shop. Dinner tonight is BOG

Thank you for all of your well wishes, only you folks could understand what I was going through!
Glad you guys made it!!!! Were you checked in upstairs or downstairs??? IMHO, if you do the CL check in downstairs it creates lots of confusion. I didn't know any better last time. Next time I will ask to go upstairs I guess.
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Is it Better to give your room requests to the IPO or the cm on the phone when booking?
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Good morning from my new favorite resort YC!!!!

We arrived a little after midnight in a pixie dusted Tahoe - I rented a regular SUV and Alamo upgraded us. Love the extra space and comfort!!

Check in was a little frustrating. The cm was unsure of everything and couldn't confirm our dining plan, told me gold keys don't exist, and just about had a heart attack when I asked him to use my gift cards. Our luggage got to our room before we did. He also insisted on giving my 11 year old charging privileges when I said no. I was too tired to fight so I just went with it and first thing this morning the wonderful club level cm redid everything and magically the gold cards appeared!! And dd no longer has charging privileges, sorry darling!!!

The room? Love it! View is Sab and boardwalk. Spectacular!!! No issues whatsoever. I'm in heaven.

Had breakfast in the lounge and getting ready to go get ds haircut at mk barber shop. Dinner tonight is BOG

Thank you for all of your well wishes, only you folks could understand what I was going through!
So happy you are there safely and ready to begin your much deserved vacation! Looking forward to hearing any snippits you can share. Are you doing first haircut at Harmony?
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Good morning from my new favorite resort YC!!!!

We arrived a little after midnight in a pixie dusted Tahoe - I rented a regular SUV and Alamo upgraded us. Love the extra space and comfort!!

Check in was a little frustrating. The cm was unsure of everything and couldn't confirm our dining plan, told me gold keys don't exist, and just about had a heart attack when I asked him to use my gift cards. Our luggage got to our room before we did. He also insisted on giving my 11 year old charging privileges when I said no. I was too tired to fight so I just went with it and first thing this morning the wonderful club level cm redid everything and magically the gold cards appeared!! And dd no longer has charging privileges, sorry darling!!!

The room? Love it! View is Sab and boardwalk. Spectacular!!! No issues whatsoever. I'm in heaven.

Had breakfast in the lounge and getting ready to go get ds haircut at mk barber shop. Dinner tonight is BOG

Thank you for all of your well wishes, only you folks could understand what I was going through!
Sounds like you are off to a great start! Have a magical day! Haircut sounds fun
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