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Old 07-04-2008, 02:12 PM   #31
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Hello All!
Yep, we are planning our annual January trip too We are planning on Jan 18-24 have to call by the end of next week to make our ressies! When the 2009 rates come out we will make it a package! What a fun thread this will be, I'll post more info when I can! January is our #1 favorite time to go....the weather is terrific and the crowds are easily managable!

Momof2Disneyboys thanks for doing this!
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Hi Splashmtncrew! Welcome to our group!!

Glad to hear that you have had good weather and low crowds in January!

I can't wait until we can all list our ADR's and park days and so on!! It will be so much fun!
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:08 AM   #33
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January friends!

Maplemouse ~ Jan 1-5 ???
Tink1978 ~ Jan 1-7 POFQ
Kiteri ~ Jan 16-24 FW
Sixisenough ~ Jan 17-24 AKL
Jenkh ~ Jan 17-31 BWV/AKV
Splashmtncrew ~ Jan 18-24 WL
Momof2disneyboys ~ Jan 21-27 ASMo
Trixiequilts ~ Jan 21-28 AKL
Remmy ~ Jan 25-Feb 7 POP
Cinderellamom123 ~ Jan ???
Tinkerbelluk ~ Jan ???
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #34
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Hey guys!

Just bought plane tickets for me and BF for Jan 6th - 12! We got Airtran for $89 each way. They've already gone up since I started looking so I wanted to buy them now before it got any worse. I think I saw some for $79 but we got awesome times, no 6am departures or 12am arrivals for us. (I wanted to get there early enough to get to MK, have dinner, and watch the fireworks for arrival night!)

I though January was the best time to go for us, we are both college students so we have a whole month off between semesters. Plus less crowds and cooler weather (my boyfriend overheats rather quickly) Also, it's his first trip and he's a little skeptical and I'm a little nervous!

I haven't had a dining plan before but I love the idea. My sister did it for her Disneymoon and it will be awesome to not have to worry about food while we're there, for the most part anyway (I worry a lot). The less worry, the better the vacation will be!

Also I don't know where we will stay! I'm hoping that when the prices come out I'll have a better idea of our finances and if we can afford moderate or if we should just stick to value. We will probably wind up at POP.

PS Any truth to rumors that Space Mt is closing in January for the refurb????
I will be so sad.

PPS What about the Snowbirds? Just throwing it out there
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:22 PM   #35
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We can't wait for January! We are planning Jan.5-16th right now, and we will be staying at ASMo.
Right now we have room-only booked, but we might switch to a package when they are released. I'm hoping for some amazing offers, because we are pinching pennies to be able to take this trip!

We went in January 2007 and it was AWESOME weather and crowds, especially after marathon weekend.

Airfare is a bit scary right now, and I don't think I can handle driving, so there is a slight chance that we will have to scrap the whole idea and wait another year, but I'm REALLY hoping that we can get some good deals!
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:30 PM   #36
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Anyone know when park hours will be released for Jan? I have to call for ADRs in a few days and I don't want to schedule things randomly..
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Anyone know when park hours will be released for Jan? I have to call for ADRs in a few days and I don't want to schedule things randomly..
I'm worried about that too, I don't want to be flying blind here!
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I called Disney asking about the hours, because I need to make my 180 ADR's in two weeks, and the CM told me that the only reservations they are taking for after January 2009 are for Chef Mickey's and CRT.

I guess they are updating their computers or something. I am so upset!
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #39
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Staring at the end of Dec and going thru Jan 09

We are there from Dec 28th thru Jan 9th
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Good morning Snowbirds!! (Love it! ) I was trying to come up with something that had "snow" in it since most of us will be leaving from snowy locations in January!

How was the weekend? We took the kids to our town's fireworks Friday night and about 15 minutes into it they asked if we could go! They said they were bored and the fireworks weren't good since there was no castle and no music! DH said - Look what you've done!!

to all of our new January Snowbirds!!

Kiteri - I recently heard the same thing about the ADR's. . . Only CRT & Chef Mickey's 180 days out and everything else is going to be 90 days for 2009. I also heard that they aren't going to publish park hours until 90 days prior instead of 180 days. Looks like we may be waiting for October to make any definite plans. . .

Kaos928 - How did you get AirTran for $89???!!! My dates are still at $109 with AirTran. So I wait. . . We really prefer to fly with them. Last time we went with SW because they were cheaper and had a not so great experience. I know I should just buy them now because they will probably only go up, but that's so high compared to what I normally pay. But I suppose the days of $69 flights are probably over.

As far as the Space Mtn. closure, I haven't heard that one lately. I actually heard it last year, that they would be doing it this year (2008), but we were just there in May and it is open. So maybe the refurb will be this coming year (2009). I heard that when they do refurb it it will be closed for 12-18 months.
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January Snowbirds!

Towers5 ~ Dec 28-Jan 9 ???
Maplemouse ~ Jan 1-5 ???
Tink1978 ~ Jan 1-7 POFQ
Ehm1129 ~ Jan 5-16 ASMo
Kaos928 ~ Jan 6-12 POP
Kiteri ~ Jan 16-24 FW
Sixisenough ~ Jan 17-24 AKL
Jenkh ~ Jan 17-31 BWV/AKV
Splashmtncrew ~ Jan 18-24 WL
Momof2disneyboys ~ Jan 21-27 ASMo
Trixiequilts ~ Jan 21-28 AKL
Remmy ~ Jan 25-Feb 7 POP
Cinderellamom123 ~ Jan ???
Tinkerbelluk ~ Jan ???
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Where are all the January Snowbirds today???


If this helps with starting to make your plans. . . These were the hours for the end of January 2008:

MK 9-8 Sun-Fri / 9-7 Sat / EMH Sun & Thur / Dreams Parade 3:00 Daily / Spectro 7:00 3 Nights a week (don't have written down which ones) / Wishes 8:00 Sun-Fri & 7:00 Sat
Epcot 9-9 Daily / EMH Tue & Fri / IllumiNations 9:00 Daily
DHS 9-7 Daily / EMH Mon & Sat / Parade 3:00 Daily / Fantasmic 7:00 Daily & 8:30 also on EMH days
AK 9-5 Daily / EMH Mon & Wed / Jammin Jungle Parade 4:00 Daily


This is what I'm basing my plans on for now. I like to avoid EMH's if I can since those are the busiest days for each park. But who knows what we are going to end up with next year! Waiting for October to make plans is TOO long!!
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We're coming too!!

HI. I will be traveling with some of my family and staying at All-Stars Music from January 3rd to January 11th. My DSIL and I are running in the 1/2 marathon-our 1st time running-we'll see how it all goes Yesterday we made our ADR's and even though it took awhile, we got all the restaurants we wanted I was wondering, is the January weather too cold for the water parks? And do any of you know if there will be any Pirates and Princess Party in January? or when the dates for that will be posted?
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I'm here today
What is this about changing ADR's to 90 days instead of 180???
My DH hates having to book room ressies with the one night deposit of peak season b/c the rates for 2009 aren't out yet! DH believes that if he's promising WDW that we will be there on certain dates then WDW should honor the price of room at the current year's rates....not make people pay more when WDW finally gets around to updating their systems. DH also believes that if you can book ADR's 180 days in advance then the WDW website should always be able to book rooms/adr's 180 days in advance.

My...where did all that come from? Must have needed to do a little Disney venting

Let's get some snowbird opinions on something....DH plans on staying at WL club level. However DS and I were hoping to stay at a different resort. We had DH convinced of CSR until he found out that the only transportation they have is by bus and that mod's don't have any signature dining....well, since then we've decided to do the ddp and not do any signature restaurants or character meals at other resorts, we are planning to have the club level snacks and etc. and the ddp. DH says that by going to WL and staying cl we are doing something different. Here's the question: should DS and I try to change DH's mind about going to CSR or should we say nothing and go club level at WL?

BTW....I LOVE the thought of WL club level...I'm not complaining at all
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HI. I will be traveling with some of my family and staying at All-Stars Music from January 3rd to January 11th. My DSIL and I are running in the 1/2 marathon-our 1st time running-we'll see how it all goes Yesterday we made our ADR's and even though it took awhile, we got all the restaurants we wanted I was wondering, is the January weather too cold for the water parks? And do any of you know if there will be any Pirates and Princess Party in January? or when the dates for that will be posted?
We went to a water park this Jan and it was COLD...we won't be doing that this time, everyone came home very sick As far a P&PP We went to the P&PP that was on MLK day this year. That was the first P&PP for 2008, Jan 21.
Good Luck in the marathon!
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