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Old 05-04-2013, 05:36 AM   #136
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I am joining this thread, I am a 22nd of Dec departure for Christmas in NYC and then some travel around it
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #137
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The season change is generally the 9th of Dec with everything up to the 8th much cheaper. Our usual departure date is this same time but it's looking like they are keeping fares up from the 30th to the 8th at the moment. There was a cheaper fare about 6 weeks ago that went to the 6th but I hadn't decided for sure if we were going to go.

10 years ago I would have considered 2100.00 a bargain but I've kind of got used to paying around $1200.00.
We can never go earlier than the 13th Dec as we are self employed.

Not sure if you misunderstood what I was suggesting, the fares in December always seem to increse in price after the release.

We paid for the two of us leaving on the 13th to WDW return approx $8,500.00
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #138
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Also "signing in" to this post. We leave 15th November, 4 nights at GC at DL, 23 nights at AKL at WDW, Disney Fantasy cruise from 14th December for 7 nights, then back to DL and GC for Christmas Day. My daughter's schoolies, and i'm worrying that family holidays may become a thing of the past - hence the all out extravagance. .
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #139
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Also "signing in" to this post. We leave 15th November, 4 nights at GC at DL, 23 nights at AKL at WDW, Disney Fantasy cruise from 14th December for 7 nights, then back to DL and GC for Christmas Day. My daughter's schoolies, and i'm worrying that family holidays may become a thing of the past - hence the all out extravagance. .
I'm on the fantasy the week before you. It was the cheaper option for us. We arrive in orlando 29/11. Have a great trip.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #140
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Our 180 day window for ADR's is about a month away.

I have been going through restaurant after restaurant making our plans.

Has anyone completed their ADR plans?
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #141
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No - haven't even started - I'm feeling bad for it lol!

Last time we went, I hadn't found this board till closer to the time and had no idea about ADRs - had to make everything with a few months to spare. Luckily, lots opened up at around 6 weeks prior. I don't want to be doing that this time though lol!


Must update the first page, nice to see some more travellers. A few crossed paths!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #142
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No - haven't even started - I'm feeling bad for it lol!

Last time we went, I hadn't found this board till closer to the time and had no idea about ADRs - had to make everything with a few months to spare. Luckily, lots opened up at around 6 weeks prior. I don't want to be doing that this time though lol!


Must update the first page, nice to see some more travellers. A few crossed paths!
When can I book for ADR if we will be there 30/11-6/12? What should we do?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #143
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When can I book for ADR if we will be there 30/11-6/12? What should we do?
180 days from your arrival date which is around the end of May or early June for you.

If you are staying at a Disney resort at the 180 days you can then book the next 10 days of ADR's
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:48 AM   #144
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180 days from your arrival date which is around the end of May or early June for you.

If you are staying at a Disney resort at the 180 days you can then book the next 10 days of ADR's
Thanks. Not long to go then

Franrose, you'll be there when we are
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:02 AM   #145
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Its been a stressful few weeks with work, with buildidgn our home, with co-ordinating payments for the house as well as our trip (plus a few other things!), but I'm happy to be able to say that our flights are booked! Yay! Thanks to a wonderful local TA who made it easy

So we're leaving Dec 7, will be at WDW -AKL Dec 9-14 and then Old Key West from Dec 14-21. And we've also booked our DL stay at the GCV from Jan 19-23. Woohoo!!! Its such a relief!

Now to sort out dining!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:16 AM   #146
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #147
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Latest update.... we're fully staying in LA! And DD knows.

Two parts... DD kind of expected that we were traveling and the questions were starting to bug me. "I want to know... no wait... I don't.... just tell me we're going to Qld.... no are we going..." etc etc.

So in the end we said "Are you sure you want to know" We got a solid confirmed Yes, so we told her we had tickets but no plans.

Fast forward two weeks later of discussing going to NY, an Orlando do-over, with the Florida keys, perhaps a trip to San Francisco or San Diego and not being able to get any agreements or weather debates, DD not being able to stand the thought of going back to Orlando and had melt down that ended up talking to the psychologist to help her through it (DW was a real bad trip for us and she has a lot of other things going on).... we decided on LA for two weeks.

Here is the plan thus far and highly likely to change...

Saturday... Stay overnight at Loews in Hollywood. I picked up a club room on special for US$200 inc tax last night just as their one day special was ending. It's back up to $350 today!

Sunday.. Get a car, and I'm negotiating and deciding between two properties in the Hollywood Hills in VRBO for the week. I'll make up my mind this week. Stay for a week. DH is the only one that can drive in the USA, I freaked out last time we had the car. And he really needs the rest after the flight. We're not the type that can just get the car at the airport after such a long flight!

Sunday of the 2nd week. Farewell LA and drive all the way to Anaheim...
I must visit Tiki Room as I have never seen it, and I'm planning a trip to Medievil Times one night as I think DD will love it - I did when I was just a bit older than she is now.

Sunday again... Fly home.

Monday doesn't exist.

Tuesday unpack and wash.

Wednesday... start planning next trip.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:44 AM   #148
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I a unofficially joining this thread! We are looking at going Nov/Dec again this year, just have not been able to book dates yet as need to wait on my partner. Last years trip was perfect getting to experience Halloween and Christmas celebrations we want to do something similar, and baby girl will be just over 2yrs old so will have different experiences again. Killing me not having set dates yet though. Keep seeing Disney stuff on facebook, here, the official website and yesterday we rewatched the planning dvd.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #149
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I a unofficially joining this thread! We are looking at going Nov/Dec again this year, just have not been able to book dates yet as need to wait on my partner. Last years trip was perfect getting to experience Halloween and Christmas celebrations we want to do something similar, and baby girl will be just over 2yrs old so will have different experiences again. Killing me not having set dates yet though. Keep seeing Disney stuff on facebook, here, the official website and yesterday we rewatched the planning dvd.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:06 AM   #150
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Woo hoo Snickals!!


So what are your dates KylieH??
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