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Old 08-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #16
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More photos! thanks, mariamouse!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:46 PM   #17
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We're ready for business (or, mostly!).
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #18
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Maybe I should bump this up to the top.
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Am I first????

How appropriate! I just booked our 1st GF stay this afternoon! We will be in Sugarloaf for 8 nights! 8/16/14 - 8/24/14! Can't wait!

ETA: I saw your answers to my questions in the other thread....thank you!!!
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Thanks for working so hard on the new thread- it's great!! You always do such a wonderful job keeping us all in one spot and up to date!
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Woohoo shiny new digs!!! Thank you for the new thread!!! Lovely like its hostess
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Hey, glad everyone is finding the new thread. Thanks for all the kind words.

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Am I first????

How appropriate! I just booked our 1st GF stay this afternoon! We will be in Sugarloaf for 8 nights! 8/16/14 - 8/24/14! Can't wait!

ETA: I saw your answers to my questions in the other thread....thank you!!!
Very appropriate! Glad you saw the other post, you're welcome.


I missed a couple posts on the old FAQ, so thought I'd quote and answer over here.

Tink rules - thanks for posting that photo of the dormer balcony, I'm going to copy it below so everyone can see it.

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Thanks to everyone who responded to my question from last week. We went to the beach for a few days. We actually ended up leaving sooner than we planned because the weather wasn't very good. We'll put our savings toward our Disney trip!


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Thanks for your thoughts. We have been planning this trip for quite a while. Originally, I was going to go over this past spring break. DH and DS were worried about the crowds and the timing just was bad for us, so around January I switched to Thanksgiving week. Then I switched to the week after Thanksgiving since that's when we have gone before and the crowds weren't bad. We also got free dining that week a couple of times. When the discounts came out, our TA tried for a RO discount for the CL room we had, but it wasn't available. Since the FD was a bigger savings and I had started to worry about the kids missing a whole week of school, we switched back to Thanksgiving week with FD, but no CL. More info than is necessary, just to say that the only discount we were able to get was FD (although initially we could have changed room catagory with RO discount the first week of Dec, but my school worries were too much and now that's not an option.)

Before the discounts were released, I was planning on doing just what you said. Using the CL for supplementing our meals and doing meal sharing at restaurants. It's just hard to pay rack rate, when discounts were available so I felt we needed to do it. I do keep checking to see if CL opens up, so we'll see what happens. I do have some great dining reservations, so at least we will eat well with the FD.


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Maybe I'll see about doing garden view since both you and k&a&c'smom think it's better than lagoon view. My TA just grabbed the lagoon view and I didn't really think about the other.


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Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll try to request that, but since I just have lagoon view I don't know that I'd get it.


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I agree with the DDP not being a very good deal anymore. The first time we got it years ago, I think you got an appetizer as well as dessert (too much food, but nice to sample things) and the tip was included, plus it cost less. Then it was a deal. If the FD weren't the only discount we could get, I would not pay for DDP.
Glad you have some savings to add to your WDW fund.

LOL about more info than necessary, no worries. I see how you came to your decision, I agree it is probably the best bet for this trip. Good luck with your planning! Yummy about the restaurants, always a plus.

Regarding your answer about the corner rooms (only having lagoon booked), you can still request a corner room without specific location. That way, even if you have a garden view booked (if you are able to make that switch, and still desire it) it won't look like you are trying to beg for an upgrade - but still, maybe get one. I would say, "corner room, Big Pine Key" or "corner room, Boca Chica" (whichever building you prefer, if you get my meaning) or however you want to phrase your requests. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Thanks for the new thread! It's so Grand! Have a magical day full of pixie dust!
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Having a grand time:

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If I could only get in RPC it would be a grand slam!

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Great thread enjoy checking in at least once a day!!!!!!!!!!

Really appreciate it , just love the Grand and enjoy reading about it
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Wow!! Great job on the thread! Thank you for all the wonderful pictures and information!
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Great thread (as always ). You have done an awesome job .
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