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Old 06-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #1471
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OMGosh! What a great surprise! I have always wanted to stay at the CR, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts.

The kids check-in is so cute! I've never seen that before.

Now you have me wondering about your tickets...
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #1472
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so cool you got upgraded to a deluxe! I would LOVE to stay anywhere on the monorail line... poly would be my first choice, but contemp would be super cool too! Can't wait to hear more, however I sense a possible problem coming....
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #1473
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A free night and at deluxe -- too awesome! I can't wait to hear what you have to say. I really want to try out that resort some time!
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:16 PM   #1474
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AWESOME! DH would love to stay there! I can't wait to hear what you think about it!
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #1475
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A free night AND an upgrade to a Deluxe! Wow!!!

I look forward to your thoughts on the CR too-we've always wanted to stay there, both DH and I think it's such a neat place and SO pretty.
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WOW!!!!
what a neat surprise
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:51 PM   #1477
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How super! The pictures of the girls checking in and waiting for you are so cute. Em looked like she was working hard to get comfortable...
I don't know if I'm emotional today or what but your special deal brought happy tears to my eyes.

I've never considered staying at the Contemporary before, probably because of the price, but I do think it's a very cool resort. We did a Wishes cruise from their dock last summer so we snooped around a little.

Looking forward to more pixie dust!
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #1478
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Great update, I can't wait to read all about it.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:17 PM   #1479
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I have been following - ok, lurking- along with your PTR/TR. I cannot get over how much bigger the girls are this trip! Plus of course Mr. Luke!

What pixie dust for an upgrade to the Contemporary. Can't wait to hear what you think!

Am right there with you on the heart palpitations thinking "I did not plan for this!!"

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Old 06-27-2009, 08:20 PM   #1480
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I never want to do that again....how do you do it with a big kid?
DS isn't a big guy...I meant DH and how he had to squeeze in there!
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #1481
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That is just so wonderfully awesome!!! I know you were thrilled! A monorail resort!!! How lucky can you get??? I can't wait to see your room and your thoughts on it!

The kids checking in is just too cute! I haven't seen that at any other resorts.

My favorite picture is Em watching television -- she looks wiped out!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #1482
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OH MY GOODNESS! That is soooooooooo cool. I would have been asking them to upgrade me for the entire time.

I'm sure it took you adjusted quickly to the new game plan!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #1483
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Wow. I just found your TR and came in right at the right time ---- an upgrade to the Contemporary. How awesome is that?????? I would be jumping out of my skin. For some reason, out of all the monorail resorts, that is the one I really want to stay in. I am keeping my finger crossed for BLT in January 2011. Yeah, I'm really planning that far ahead!
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WOW!!!! How awesome!! You know, I've always had this fantasy, because I'd heard that it could happen. You've just proven it for me. Oh, I'm going to REALLY fantasize now.

I CAN'T WAIT to hear more!!!!
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Laura,

I just got caught up again, and then u leave me hanging! was it at least better to be there in the heat not pregnant? can't wait to hear all about it!

I cannot imagine being pregnant in that heat. It was just unbelievable, much hotter than last year. The pool water at both hotels was too warm, and that was by far the first time I thought that!

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So excited to hear about the potential upgrade.... and if I have to wait til the baby arrives - at least it gives me something to look forward to when I am as big as a whale!
I am not good at making people wait. But it was fun to see CP work at it!

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Wait Laura... You're going to leave us hanging like that ? Oh I am hoping for MAGIC!
It was magic... and even better than I could have imagined at that moment.

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I actually called Disney to have them make a note of it on my reservation. I imagine it's a sure thing but then again could it be first come first serve

It is funny because in the AKV I saw high chairs in a closet... and pack in plays.

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I'm coming out of lurkdom, don't leave me hanging...
I did not long at least...

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What happy faces!!
It was a great day...

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Aw shucks! We were kinda on your vacation with you, then, if you were thinking of us! We will be leaving four weeks from tomorrow, so we're in the home stretch! we had our Pop party last weekend.

Bella can't stand a wet or stinky diaper either. She wants them changed right away. As soon as you start changing her, she settles down and smiles, as if to say, "That's much better, big people."

Glad to hear the kids did okay on the flight; especially Luke. It's a good feeling when the baby falls asleep on the plane!
There were many moments I thought of you, or pics you took! I loved your POP party stuff!

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I'm not any good at keeping secrets -- or waiting for them to be revealed -- either.
I am not a surprise person... I want to know...

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I just can't believe you are back already, and I can't believe that you have left us hanging already!!!! OH I SO WANT YOU TO UPDATE NOW!!!!
I was timely...

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welcome home!!!!!!



hmmmm.....my bet is BLT!

a special deal? you got some pixie dust early, huh?
It was a great moment!

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Ooooo a cliffhanger!

I know you know this, but those kiddos are Adorable....with a capital "A!"

Can't wait for the next installment.
Emily has some fantastic pics this trip. Hannah had an incident that impaired her smiles... and Luke just took a Smile Luke to turn it on.


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Everyone looks so happy I can't wait for more.
I think for sure Emily got it this time. She had her exhausted hot moments, but she was so fun!

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I'm jumping on board!! Hi!

Loved your last trip report... your girls have grown up so much! Wow!

Ooh, I wonder what your special deal will be! How exciting!!
Thanks for joining in.

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I need to do some research.......
Did you ever find it..
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Can I just say that I am glad I am not the only one? I saw that picture, had a thought, and headed over to the resort photos board -- sadly, very few people post pictures of their doors over there.
I honestly thought it would be easy... sorry!

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I know, I can't find that darn door!
you two crack me up!

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Good...it's not just me. This is NOT fair!!!
I did not think it would be hard... I have seen door pics before.

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I'm guessing Polynesian or Contemporary!
Now the Poly would have made me pass out on the spot...

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I FOUND IT!!! And my hunch was right.

I am not saying another word...except...you are a lucky, lucky, lucky family!

Also, I am sitting here shaking my head at myself...

"Self, how did you spend your Friday night?"

"Well, I scoured the Internet to find out where a friend stayed based solely on the design of a room number."

This made me laugh so hard I cried at 5 Am when I was up with Luke! Thanks CP!


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OHHHHH GREAT! Now I have to go back and find your hunch......
SHe did not share that hunch....

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Ohhhh come on!! A hint????
Sorry... that got me to finish this AM at least.

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I didn't say what it was anywhere.
You go girl... and your prize is---

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Nope. Laura has to do the reveal -- it's that good.
Thanks CP... I thought it was awesome!

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No hunches..........


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Ahhhh!! Cliffhanger!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to be scouring the DIS to try and figure this out now!

Really-great start, love the bus pictures, everyone was so excited!!
Did you find it.. since you know my other "secret" as does wigoutdismom

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*gasp* This is going to be good! Dis-sleuthing is FUN!
You all crack me up... sleuthing, predicting pics, we are a wild crew!

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I think she did get one, but if not, we will be doing that. I know we've talked about it, but I don't remember if she said for sure she has purchased one yet.
I got one for under 8 at CVS... it had foam blades, clipped nice, did not take much room in bag.

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THAT IS so funny.. Dang. Truth hurts, huh??!!

Looks like BLT to me..... Contemporary??!! COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.. Well WHERE ever it is, COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Good job!

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I didn't ever find it so I'm waiting for Laura to post.
I posted timely I thought...

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It's gotta be Contemporary or Poly but I am leaning towards Contemporary. Sigh. Is it sad that I don't want to go out today so I don't have to wait to find out the answer!?
I hope you had a fun day LL!


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I'm hoping to find out before we set off for the pool store!
Did I make your timeline?

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Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks!

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Great Surprise More More More
Tomorrow hopefully!

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OMGosh! What a great surprise! I have always wanted to stay at the CR, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts.

The kids check-in is so cute! I've never seen that before.

Now you have me wondering about your tickets...
Let's just say CSR needs some lessons from the Contemporary staff! There is not a big mess, and I did learn some things.....

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so cool you got upgraded to a deluxe! I would LOVE to stay anywhere on the monorail line... poly would be my first choice, but contemp would be super cool too! Can't wait to hear more, however I sense a possible problem coming....
I love the new Contemporary rooms... and it was nice to be able to get to the main building undercover... and to be before the Transportation and Ticket Center.....

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A free night and at deluxe -- too awesome! I can't wait to hear what you have to say. I really want to try out that resort some time!
We actually got rack rate credit, which is not what I had paid. Along with other credits... but that comes later-

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AWESOME! DH would love to stay there! I can't wait to hear what you think about it!
I love the WL... but the room size and monorail - wow!


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A free night AND an upgrade to a Deluxe! Wow!!!

I look forward to your thoughts on the CR too-we've always wanted to stay there, both DH and I think it's such a neat place and SO pretty.
BLT for you someday!

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WOW!!!!
what a neat surprises
I was shocked. I think the Contemporary was not near capacity. The pool was pretty dead and the wing we were in seemed pretty empty too. I think they moved a bunch of people there, most for one night. To be honest I would not have moved for one night... too much work!

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How super! The pictures of the girls checking in and waiting for you are so cute. Em looked like she was working hard to get comfortable...
I don't know if I'm emotional today or what but your special deal brought happy tears to my eyes.

I've never considered staying at the Contemporary before, probably because of the price, but I do think it's a very cool resort. We did a Wishes cruise from their dock last summer so we snooped around a little.

Looking forward to more pixie dust!
Wishes from there.... that happened for part of my family... just wait for where!

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I have been following - ok, lurking- along with your PTR/TR. I cannot get over how much bigger the girls are this trip! Plus of course Mr. Luke!

What pixie dust for an upgrade to the Contemporary. Can't wait to hear what you think!

Am right there with you on the heart palpitations thinking "I did not plan for this!!"
My mind was racing... my parents had planned to dump stuff with us the next night, we had plannned to go to AK our first day, which is super fair from the Contemporary... yikes! Then I saw the activity sheet for the resort... and well my kids love that kind of stuff! Just know we started to make some changes!

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DS isn't a big guy...I meant DH and how he had to squeeze in there!
I meant in general how would you change a two year old on those small tables...

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That is just so wonderfully awesome!!! I know you were thrilled! A monorail resort!!! How lucky can you get??? I can't wait to see your room and your thoughts on it!

The kids checking in is just too cute! I haven't seen that at any other resorts.

My favorite picture is Em watching television -- she looks wiped out!
She sleeps later.... starting her pattern of her "naptime"

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OH MY GOODNESS! That is soooooooooo cool. I would have been asking them to upgrade me for the entire time.

I'm sure it took you adjusted quickly to the new game plan!
oh... I wished a lot they would have said just stay! In a heartbeat!
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