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Old 03-11-2009, 10:42 AM   #481
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I'm laughing with you

Ok you are not insane, (or we are ALL insane) I've done the call ahead of time and written down the prompts to try to get to a CM as fast as possible to get a dining res.
I'll even share my "totally insane" story. In 2005, our first trip to Disney. Only my husband had been as a child.
I had all my prompts ready, and at that time you called exactly 100 days out I think, at 7:00 am. Our mark was on a Sat. I set the clock to be up early. We were trying for cinderella's breakfast. I was calling on both my cell and my home phone, hitting redial. Of course it goes through on my cell first. At that time our cell service wasn't great at our home and it started breaking up. So I run outside in t shirt and underwear to get better reception. Didn't know they needed credit card so I have my daughter also in tshirt and underwear hold the phone out there while I run and get the credit card and run back.
WE DID IT. Got the cinderella breakfast. We were jumping and dancing and screaming outside half naked. Luckily we live in the middle of the woods. Ha! Ha!
But it was sooo worth it, that was when it was still 1 TS for the breakfast. My DD dressed as cinderella and had tears in my eyes walking up to the castle that morning with an empty Main St. and her in her flowing Cinderella dress, hair all put up. Plus we have a crazy story to remember forever. I think there are quite a few "insane" disers. We aren't alone.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #482
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I just can'y get over the foot of snow last week. And then less than a week later warm sunny spring weather. that is crazy. it was 80 here yesterday but is supposed to go back to 50 this weekend. Hopefully your wait list for preferred view at BW will come through. Most times waitl ists come through from what I have heard. Looks like Eric won't make RNRC this trip , that is a lot of growing. I don't think wearing new sneakers will help either .
This weather is CRAZY! I really hope our waitlist does come through!! I'm not too optimistic though because it is over the 4th of July Eric is bummed about RNRC but he said "Mom, if I can't go on can I buy something in the shop?" I guess he won't be a devastated as I thought!
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #483
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Ok you are not insane, (or we are ALL insane) I've done the call ahead of time and written down the prompts to try to get to a CM as fast as possible to get a dining res.
I'll even share my "totally insane" story. In 2005, our first trip to Disney. Only my husband had been as a child.
I had all my prompts ready, and at that time you called exactly 100 days out I think, at 7:00 am. Our mark was on a Sat. I set the clock to be up early. We were trying for cinderella's breakfast. I was calling on both my cell and my home phone, hitting redial. Of course it goes through on my cell first. At that time our cell service wasn't great at our home and it started breaking up. So I run outside in t shirt and underwear to get better reception. Didn't know they needed credit card so I have my daughter also in tshirt and underwear hold the phone out there while I run and get the credit card and run back.
WE DID IT. Got the cinderella breakfast. We were jumping and dancing and screaming outside half naked. Luckily we live in the middle of the woods. Ha! Ha!
But it was sooo worth it, that was when it was still 1 TS for the breakfast. My DD dressed as cinderella and had tears in my eyes walking up to the castle that morning with an empty Main St. and her in her flowing Cinderella dress, hair all put up. Plus we have a crazy story to remember forever. I think there are quite a few "insane" disers. We aren't alone.

Your story is HYSTERICAL....the lengths we go to for those coveted reservations! I am sooooo glad alot of you are on the S.S. Insane with me!
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:31 AM   #484
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Hi Diane! We've shipped several items ahead of us last September and were never charged a fee.

The picture comparison is quite hilarious! I am so much happier seeing the picture of the boys in shorts and t-shirts!

Good luck with your waitlist! Preferred view is nice but I promise it will not take away from your overall enjoyment of the BWV. We've stayed there plenty with both views and loved it no matter. And we're the weird ones who LOVE the long hallways...there are many many advantages to being at the end of a hall.
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WE ARE AT 100 DAYS!!!!!!!! I can't believe how close it is getting!!!!!!!
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Hurray for 100 Days!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:32 AM   #487
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for 100 days!!! Wow Diane your up early for school, no wonder your so tired. Even I get to sleep until 6:30.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:35 AM   #488
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Hi Diane! We've shipped several items ahead of us last September and were never charged a fee.

The picture comparison is quite hilarious! I am so much happier seeing the picture of the boys in shorts and t-shirts!

Good luck with your waitlist! Preferred view is nice but I promise it will not take away from your overall enjoyment of the BWV. We've stayed there plenty with both views and loved it no matter. And we're the weird ones who LOVE the long hallways...there are many many advantages to being at the end of a hall.
Thanks! I am all for the shorts and t-shirts too! Our waitlist came through but for a preferred view not Boardwalk! Do you have any suggestions as to what to request? Thanks for your help!

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Hurray for 100 Days!!!
Thanks, now we are double digits!!

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for 100 days!!! Wow Diane your up early for school, no wonder your so tired. Even I get to sleep until 6:30.
Ha! I am up early but I think the time is a little off! I think I really posted at about 6:15!
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OUR WAITLIST FOR A BOARDWALK VIEW CAME THROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We were busy, busy, busy this weekend! Tour Guide Mike finally came out with his "best days" calendar so I will be posting my itinerary and dining VERY soon! I just need to double check a few things first! So, a very good friend of mine gave me a 30% friends and family coupon for Old Navy and the Gap to use this weekend and we took FULL advantage and had fun yesterday shopping for some summer/vacation clothes!

Mostly for the boys....

Bathing suits and rashguards....











Some short and t-shirts...














I got this Minnie t-shirt!



Bryan got some new bathing suits after dropping some weight over the past few months....



We were all so excited about buying stuff for the trip that forged on and found these things we will be needing too!

NEVER leave home without them!



I was SO excited to find these....it is liquid laundry detergent instead of powder and they were 99 cents, I got 4!



We found heavier weight rain ponchos for the boys too on clearance for $2.50!!!

We capped all our shopping off with a GREAT meal at the Cheesecake Factory!



We are now in DOUBLE DIGITS BABY!!!

We make our dining ressies on Sunday!! CAN'T WAIT!!:goodvibe

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Diane



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Oh, I just love all the boys' stuff from Gap and Old Navy!!! I need to get on the ball with figuring out summer clothes!

Congrats on the Boardwalk View!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #491
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How exciting that your Waitlist came through!!!! I got one of those 30% off coupons too and didn't use it, did you get great deals on the stuff? It looked AWESOME! Where was the Minnie shirt from? Where did you find the laundry detergent, would love to get some of those since we'll be there so long I know we'll have to do a few loads. Great deal on the poncho's too. CAn't wait to see your days, I'm working on ours too, should be done soon!
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Awesome on the boardwalk view

Looks like you got lot of great stuff at Old Navy...very cute stuff for boys. Have to check it out sometime. Always forget about that place

WOO HOO for double Digts
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Wow! 100 days and now 99...98...97 ... and counting down! Great for you and how exciting that your room came through at BW! I bet BW in the summer is the best... makes you really feel like a summer resort! We have never been to Disney in the summer -- looking forward to seeing what it is like. I know Gap and Old Navy had a mega sale this weekend, so great buys! ADR day is coming up fast!
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ooh sounds really exciting congrats on the boardwalk ressie coming through!! I was talking with mum yesterday and she is already having TGM withdrawal symptoms, we relied on him so much last summer! Mum's lost without anything to read and plan with after she's done the housework now! Love the clothes too
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Preferred view is GREAT!
Here are my top two suggestions for preferred:
(1) Boardwalk-side courtyard view. Technically, this is not Boardwalk View so you can book this as just preferred. Here is that view:


(2) Clown pool view. I loved this room. It was at the very end of this long hallway, but had extra windows and overlooked the back side of the clown slide.

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