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Old 07-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #451
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Of course you did! Lol we were talking about the possible marching band trip to DL which the school has timed to be over spring break. Evan has gone from "you can't go" to "some families are turning it into a family vacation and staying there longer" I'm like, of course they are!


Woot woot sounds like a trip to Disneyland in the making!


Would you do WDW for 2 nights/one day post cruise?


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Can we? He says. Mom and me trip? Maybe, I say, meantime Eric just has this sour look on his face and I'm like dude..,what do you think, it's spring break. I'm going to just leave you home alone? You should have seen the look on that kids face, it was priceless!

Like he doesn't know you better than that! Would K and Jeff go too?



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Of course this is assuming the trip happens but I think it likely will. Question will ten be whether Jeff is going an 1b versus studio.

'Id save the points and do amStudio. The GCV points are high especially over the weekends. It's hard to go without a kitchen and that whole other bedroom and washer dryer but sometimes, for shorter trips, it's worth it.



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I hear you, we actually don't graze for the same reason, too busy!

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Yes, maybe. Disney adds on the tip, mandatory 18% but you have to pay it, it isn't included so does have to be budgeted for. TIW is mandatory 18% too.

It will likely come down to who all ends up in our room and whether they are up for doing it. It actually pencils pretty well with our line up. Nice thing with DVC is you can add it up to 3 days before the trip,

Right but then at least you don't get stuck leaving the entire tip. Disney outs it in there. I'm guessing you'll do separate checks per family?

That is a great deal, the three days. What happened to adding the DDP for only the days you wanted it? That seems short lived with DVC. Great idea though. It would so pay off on $$$ buffet days.
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Stalk away! No problem with me sounds like you're leaning towards VWL now. That's a great resort too. They have some kind of water parade every night you can see from the beach, and movies on the beach and all the great restaurants you guys are already talking about. Yes, you can walk to Fort Wilderness, it's not that far. And then catch a bus back to WL if it's too late/dark.
I know I'm hopelessly behind, but Yay! for being under 200 days.

And I second the VWL stay. I have run from VWL to FW many times. It's about a mile. It's a really pretty walk with great views of the Contemporary and Bay Lake. In the nice weather I would not hesitate to walk there.

I just missed the ELP on the girl's trip, but you can watch it from the beach. The beach at night is just so peaceful.

Would this be your first stay at WL?
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The VWL are sounding better and better to me.I've been working on my day to day plans for the PTR and our few days there sewm like they are going to be very peaceful and rekaxing. Not that the rest won't be, but I imagine once we have gathered with the others, there will be a littke more pressure to be places and do stuff.

I'm sure you and Joshua will enjoy whatever resort you go to. Now to get Michael on board!
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Me too. I love the OKW, laid back, Jimmy Buffett vibe. I'm just really wanting to stay somewhere new, somewhere we may not stay as a family.
Is VWL not on the list fora family trip?


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He's been in religious school for years. He has to chant in Hebrew, lots to do. www.jewfaq.org can explain better. Just put bar mitzvah in the search engine. He's been working for a long time on this. We're really proud of him. His sisters have set a good example for him.


Thanks, I'll definitely check this out, I've always been curious about this subject.

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Olivia's is so good. Joshua has never been either. I really need to make some decisions.


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My friend leaves for a 4 night Dream cruise to the Bahamas next Saturday. I can't find her cruise online, does that mean it's booked? Do cruises really book at 100% capacity? That's going to be one crowded ship.
Right, it won't show up if its sold out. It might not be at capacity though, that would have to be if each room was booked to hold the max.


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I took away that post, felt like I was bragging which I didn't mean
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I know I'm hopelessly behind, but Yay! for being under 200 days.

And I second the VWL stay. I have run from VWL to FW many times. It's about a mile. It's a really pretty walk with great views of the Contemporary and Bay Lake. In the nice weather I would not hesitate to walk there.

I just missed the ELP on the girl's trip, but you can watch it from the beach. The beach at night is just so peaceful.

Would this be your first stay at WL?
It will be out first stay at VWL. Still trying to decide if its worth the drive but I have decided on VWL. I showed Joshua both BLT and VWL and he didn't hesitate towards the Wilderness Lodge.

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The VWL are sounding better and better to me.I've been working on my day to day plans for the PTR and our few days there sewm like they are going to be very peaceful and rekaxing. Not that the rest won't be, but I imagine once we have gathered with the others, there will be a littke more pressure to be places and do stuff.

I'm sure you and Joshua will enjoy whatever resort you go to. Now to get Michael on board!
Peaceful and relaxing are great. Your trip seems like it'll be a good mix of that, good food, and fun meets! I can't wait to read about Victoria and Albert's.

I agree. I've never been attracted to the VWL but the more info I gather, the more appealing they become.

Michael is totally in board now; it's me who's hesitating....if it weren't for the drive it'd be a no brainer. The drive is only one way thankfully.
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Is VWL not on the list fora family trip?

Thanks, I'll definitely check this out, I've always been curious about this subject.

Right, it won't show up if its sold out. It might not be at capacity though, that would have to be if each room was booked to hold the max.

For the next family trip I think SSR proper and BWV were in the lead but collectively Epcot is our least favorite park so we'll see. Now I just need to get some dates for a family trip. We'll make it back to Disneyland before WDW. I know that they'll all want AKV regardless of when the trip is. They are AKV junkies!
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I took away that post, felt like I was bragging which I didn't mean
You're too funny! It's awesome you have until Wednesday. I'd be shouting from the rooftops. It didn't come across as bragging at all; just excitement. goodvibes:
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Peaceful and relaxing are great. Your trip seems like it'll be a good mix of that, good food, and fun meets! I can't wait to read about Victoria and Albert's.

I agree. I've never been attracted to the VWL but the more info I gather, the more appealing they become.

Michael is totally in board now; it's me who's hesitating....if it weren't for the drive it'd be a no brainer. The drive is only one way thankfully.
We stayed at the lodge in a suite on our first vacation to WDW together. It was magical! I went out to the geyser and watched it go off so many times! I loved it. We took the boat launch to a bunch of places as Fran was still able to walk wherever she wanted on that trip. It was the next one we realized she needed a wheelchair and broke down and got a scooter. When we got home she bought one so we never had to rent again, except we did until we understood the replacement of batteries.

Now we are good with it all and don't need to worry about batteries because we replace them often enough.
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this is supremely annoying! I totally responded from my phone and it's not here...
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[CENTER] Woot woot sounds like a trip to Disneyland in the making!
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Well....for me, from Canaveral, yes. If it were ME driving from Miami, no. I despise driving so unless it was 3 nights...probably not. But that's ME.

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Like he doesn't know you better than that! Would K and Jeff go too?
K has a different break schedule so no, but on Jeff it remains to be seen. He should have a work trip to that area and it will depend on how that seminar times, or doesn't, with the school trip.

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'Id save the points and do amStudio. The GCV points are high especially over the weekends. It's hard to go without a kitchen and that whole other bedroom and washer dryer but sometimes, for shorter trips, it's worth it.
Yah, I need to figure out how many nights. Band trip is only 2 nights, early sat arrival, mon pm departure. I'd rather get there on Sunday but don't want to miss a performance so...we will see. Studio works well if it is just the boys and I, less so if Jeff. LOL!

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Right but then at least you don't get stuck leaving the entire tip. Disney outs it in there. I'm guessing you'll do separate checks per family?


Maybe, maybe not. Depends on DDP versus not

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That is a great deal, the three days. What happened to adding the DDP for only the days you wanted it? That seems short lived with DVC. Great idea though. It would so pay off on $$$ buffet days.
Yes, that was short lived! It was lovely though! Mary Ellen and I did the DxDP for a couple nights on our first trip, it was a fabulous way to work it!

We do have a split stay so can break it up if we want, we will see!
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You're too funny! It's awesome you have until Wednesday. I'd be shouting from the rooftops. It didn't come across as bragging at all; just excitement. goodvibes:
Thank you!

I don't know if you saw my post, and don't mean to be pushing this, but you and Joshua are more than welcome to drive up with me to WDW.
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Thank you!

I don't know if you saw my post, and don't mean to be pushing this, but you and Joshua are more than welcome to drive up with me to WDW.

I don't think I saw it. That's so sweet of you. If I finally decide on the WDW portion, I'll take you up on that. Sharing gas and the cost would be great. And the drive. I looked into cars for just the day and they're like $170. For one day. WTH? I also looked into shuttles but they take like 7 hours.



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Well....for me, from Canaveral, yes. If it were ME driving from Miami, no. I despise driving so unless it was 3 nights...probably not. But that's ME.
I'm so torn......I really want the day at MK and two night DVC. 4 hours isn;t that bad but the cost, minus the points, would be about $500 extra. I can't decide. I really want to stay at the VWL now.



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K has a different break schedule so no, but on Jeff it remains to be seen. He should have a work trip to that area and it will depend on how that seminar times, or doesn't, with the school trip.


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Yah, I need to figure out how many nights. Band trip is only 2 nights, early sat arrival, mon pm departure. I'd rather get there on Sunday but don't want to miss a performance so...we will see. Studio works well if it is just the boys and I, less so if Jeff. LOL!
A Studio would totally work. At 7 months, we found everything open. I have a feeling you'll have good luck if you decide to go.






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Yes, that was short lived! It was lovely though! Mary Ellen and I did the DxDP for a couple nights on our first trip, it was a fabulous way to work it!

We do have a split stay so can break it up if we want, we will see!

That's great you've got a split, you can stack the $$$ meals on one part if that's what you decide. I wonder why they took that DVC/DDP per day option away? Must have been losing money.

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We stayed at the lodge in a suite on our first vacation to WDW together. It was magical! I went out to the geyser and watched it go off so many times! I loved it. We took the boat launch to a bunch of places as Fran was still able to walk wherever she wanted on that trip. It was the next one we realized she needed a wheelchair and broke down and got a scooter. When we got home she bought one so we never had to rent again, except we did until we understood the replacement of batteries.

Now we are good with it all and don't need to worry about batteries because we replace them often enough.

I really want to stay there now. I bet your suite was amazing. Any pics?

I didn't have much of an interest in staying there before this after-cruise option came into play. I've been reading the super thread and looking at pics and I think Joshua will love it. And I'll get to cross a new DVC off the list.

I'm glad you bought her a scooter. Much less hassle I hope. I read about so many batteries wearing a down. Do you bring extra on trips? Are they big?
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