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Old 01-30-2013, 05:00 AM   #16
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My Lumpy affection is the result of a single mastectomy in 2008... "Heffalump" became our joking codename for my ever-changing shape as I went through reconstruction.

For what it's worth, I was able to find both a stuffed Lumpy and a Christmas ornament on our trips. I want to say DTD, but I'm sorry I have no idea where.

The extra bed thing has never worked for us either; my only son is a good 4 inches taller than I am and would never fit into those smaller beds. So we just save for a longer time, pray for a deal, and go Deluxe.

Oh, and you guys will love NY. Be prepared for temperatures that be kind of ugly... "hot, hazy and humid" are the bywords of NY in summer.
I hope all is still going well for you. Heffalumps are very friendly and helpful creatures. I am so glad that lumpy helped you through such a tough journey with a sense of humour.

We will keep out eyes open for Lumpys in WDW and will think of you. .

I am so looking forward to coming to New York. Where we are in Australia is very hot and humid so am hoping we will be OK. A deal at a deluxe would be great but I also feel very blessed to be visiting WDW full stop.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:01 AM   #17
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Welcome.

We stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort and loved it. We requested a building that was more central. Some of the rooms (the pirate themed rooms) are quite a walk away from the food court. What we liked was all the pools. We only swam in the main pool once and it was so crowded. All the other times the kids used the quiet pool near our room and they usually had the pool to themselves. We are trying Port Orleans Riverside this time.

I found these websites useful when looking for rooms, especially the resort maps and the guide to which buildings to request.

http://www.disneycaribbeanbeach.com/

http://www.portorleans.org/

In New York we stayed at Radio City Apartments.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:29 AM   #18
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We stayed at Wilderness Lodge and loved it.
We stayed at Pop Century and loved it.
We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter 1 month and a half ago and loved it.

I agree with Minniemum, the bus situation at POR is long and in my opinion a nightmare.

POP has it's own bus and I highly recommend the resort for that reason alone .

We loved POFQ, what a quaint well themed resort it is.

Wilderness Lodge is stunning, no doubt. We loved it but I don't know whether it's worth the extra dollars over POFQ.

POP is amazing for the money.

You will love NYC, I can highly recommend Hilton New York, we have stayed there twice now.

Radio City Apartments get a fabulous rave too and are cheap although they book out well in advance, so not sure of your chances for that one.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:01 AM   #19
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Another here for Port Orleans Riverside! We stayed there this past October and LOVED it. We did the dining plan also which was great. The pool, food court, and boat to DTD were fantastic!!! The grounds are absolutely beautiful.

Have a great trip

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:43 PM   #20
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My first advice is do not go late June. Way too crowded. best to go may or september. I have friends in the USA who say the crowds are ridicilous in June/July Just warning you.

re resorts Pops century is a good price resort to stay at. If you want to spend more the beach club is great
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #21
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My first advice is do not go late June. Way too crowded. best to go may or september. I have friends in the USA who say the crowds are ridicilous in June/July Just warning you.

re resorts Pops century is a good price resort to stay at. If you want to spend more the beach club is great
And that it's like walking on the face of the sun it's so hot .
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:44 AM   #22
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hi and welcome if you are looking for extra space you could try the family suites at art of animation... they have a king bed in a master bedroom (with its own bathroom) plus a double sleeper sofa for your tall ds and an innovabed for your dd. everyone gets their own sleeping space and they arent that expensive plus they are newer, have indoor hallways and have their own bus which isnt shared with other resorts... just a thought also they do have plenty of healthy food options in their onsite dining areas

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #23
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hi and welcome if you are looking for extra space you could try the family suites at art of animation... they have a king bed in a master bedroom (with its own bathroom) plus a double sleeper sofa for your tall ds and an innovabed for your dd. everyone gets their own sleeping space and they arent that expensive plus they are newer, have indoor hallways and have their own bus which isnt shared with other resorts... just a thought also they do have plenty of healthy food options in their onsite dining areas

good luck with your disney planning
Oh Alicia, now I'm off to look at this

. No I want to stay at French Quarter

Must look Animation
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you could also check out this.. its a video + photo tour of the mod and value resorts entitled 7 resorts in 7 days. it is a nice side by side comparison + it includes photos of the food options available at each

http://blog.wdwinfo.com/seven-disney...in-seven-days/
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #25
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Thanks for that link Alicia. Lots of good info and photos of the different resorts.
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