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Old 02-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #2566
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I am so happy I booked our Southwest flight months ago, because I checked them out again today and the fare went way up!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #2567
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I cant believe these prices! It never goes under $350 one way for me. I've been looking for probably 6 months. I already booked but i still look in case they ever go down.......
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #2568
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Woohoo!!!!! Add my family to April 2013!!!!! Me, DH, DS8, DS6, Sister and BIL will be at All Star Sports (per request of my boys) April13-20!! Can not wait!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #2569
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Sometimes I wish we had booked a package, so I would be obligated to pay in full in advance... It might take away some of DH's sticker shock after we get there.
Our trip is a room-only, so we don't pay in full until we check-in at the resort.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #2570
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I cant believe these prices! It never goes under $350 one way for me. I've been looking for probably 6 months. I already booked but i still look in case they ever go down.......
Don't feel bad....the prices from CT haven't gone down AT ALL either. I have been stressing over these plane fares for months until I finally bit the bullet and bought our tix. I'm just glad to have them I guess, although if they went down that would be great! I'll keep checking but I'm not holding my breath!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #2571
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Sometimes I wish we had booked a package, so I would be obligated to pay in full in advance... It might take away some of DH's sticker shock after we get there.
Our trip is a room-only, so we don't pay in full until we check-in at the resort.
I like to mitigate the sticker shock by spreading the payments out. Once I book (room only), I figure out how much per month I have to pay to be PIF a couple of months before the trip and just work it into our monthly budget.

I had our room only for April PIF around the 1st of the year, and now DH will never get hit with the full amount.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #2572
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april crowd updates

Josh at EasyWDW updated his April crowd calendar. I looked only at my dates (4/12-4/19) but I do see that the overall resort crowd levels on Monday and Tuesday (4/15 and 4/16) bumped up from a 5 to a 6. I haven't seen a similar move from Touring Plans. Here's the current easyWDW calendar.

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #2573
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We too follow easyWDW.com and noticed the update. After Easter isn’t as “uncrowded” as it used to be, nor is the first week of December for that matter, but still far better than July. We went last April and were surprised by the crowds, not terrible, but there were still a lot of people… If you go with Josh’s (easyWDW.com) recommendation of park choice and get there for rope drop (or early character breakfast) you will have a great experience. If you can’t fathom getting up early on vacation, enjoy your rest, but don’t complain about the crowds when you arrive with the rest of the “sleep-ins”. For some the "sleep-in and stay late" plan works well, but not for us.

Disney is popular year round and a good strategy in the morning makes for the best trip for us. We can go back to the resort and relax at the pool and return for the evening entertainment or simply slow down at the park and take in the magic that is Disney.

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we're early birds, up by 6:00 a.m. people. I can't imagine not getting to a park at rope drop. I would have anxiety!
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #2575
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we're early birds, up by 6:00 a.m. people. I can't imagine not getting to a park at rope drop. I would have anxiety!
You would hate traveling with us, lol! We don't get up until about 9:30 am!
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we're early birds, up by 6:00 a.m. people. I can't imagine not getting to a park at rope drop. I would have anxiety!
Us too, 8am would be really sleeping in in our family! And not likely to ever happen at Disney. We are always at RD every day, and amEMH when they offer it.

On our last day, we have a 7:30am ADR at Cape May, and I'm already stressed that we probably won't make RD if we decide to go to MK afterwards...and so was thinking I guess we'll just have to go to Epcot instead. DD asked if it was because they wouldn't let us in if we got there "late"... Lol! She's right, I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world. But it would be weird... like there would already be people inside-eeek!
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #2577
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You would hate traveling with us, lol! We don't get up until about 9:30 am!
omg, I would be up pacing the room at 6:00 a.m. My blood pressure would be through the roof!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:07 AM   #2579
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To my Northeast peeps!!!

We're looking at 24 inches today....I'm home with the girls because school is closed. This should be a good day for some Disney planning, spreadsheet tinkering...

Bring it, little guy!!! Stay warm!!

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yep, I'm in the 18-24" area, so yay me!



no school for the kids and DH but I'm going to work. I'll leave once it starts coming down hard, hopefully not 'til after lunch
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