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Old 08-14-2010, 04:17 PM   #16
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GCV is AMAZING! We stayed 6 nights at the DH and then switched over (we had just purchased a resale and I wanted to save points.. ) and it kicked butt over DH! We stayed in a studio - 40 points for a Saturday night! But it was worth it! Convinced my husband (well not completely) that spending all of my aunt's inheritance $ on DVC was a good idea!
Where is your *home* resort? Our is SSR. I would love to buy BWB resale one day. We did the GCV then went to the PPH and it blew! Nothing compares to the Grand.

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I need to do more research on the villas at DW but I think in my original plans that I wanted to shoot for BCV.... knowing that we have a very low chance of getting it! We've only been to the world twice.. once we stayed at the Polynesian and then at All Star Movies (i think that's what it's called). I just started a new MS Principal job and researching vacations is my stress relief so I look forward to researching with ya!

Researching vacations is a stress reliver for me too. I figure it's healthier than copius amounts of alcohol. We have been been twice too; once at the POR and then a triple split between the OKW, AKV, and POR. That was the trip we bought DVC. How was the Poly? It looks amazing from what I have seen. I'd shoot for BCV, you never know and you can always wait list. What does an MS Principal do? Congrats on the new job!


Speaking of waitlist, DH agreed to shooting down to So Cal after Vegas, we'll be there for Gab's soccer tourney over Thanksgiving, so I just waitlisted a 2 bedroom at the GCV. They had one available for the first and third nights but not the second. I am too afraid to book those and waitlist the middle night because if it doesn't come through I will have to use the points by Nov 30 of this year or move each night which I refuse to do. Wish me luck!
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Our home resort is GCV. Living on the west side, it's easier to get to Disneyland. And my husband doesn't have the Disney bug like I do, so I expect to be making some solo trips with my kids.

A MS principal manages the entire building, staff, and students...plus helps the teachers with new instructional practices...keeps the parents happy....chases dogs off of the playground...etc...etc... Each day is a surprise!

The Poly was awesome. It was great being so close to the Magic Kingdom and right on the monorail.

OK.. so how does the waitlist work? You waitlised the entire 3 nights? Or did you just waitlist the middle? And when you waitlist, you don't use points until it comes through right? So can I book at one resort for the week and then waitlist for BCV and move if it comes up?

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Old 08-15-2010, 09:06 AM   #18
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Our home resort is GCV. Living on the west side, it's easier to get to Disneyland. And my husband doesn't have the Disney bug like I do, so I expect to be making some solo trips with my kids.

A MS principal manages the entire building, staff, and students...plus helps the teachers with new instructional practices...keeps the parents happy....chases dogs off of the playground...etc...etc... Each day is a surprise!

The Poly was awesome. It was great being so close to the Magic Kingdom and right on the monorail.

OK.. so how does the waitlist work? You waitlised the entire 3 nights? Or did you just waitlist the middle? And when you waitlist, you don't use points until it comes through right? So can I book at one resort for the week and then waitlist for BCV and move if it comes up?

Good luck on your waitlist!!


Great home resort. How was the resale process?


Good luck at the new job. It sounds similar to running a family- keeping everyone happy and making sure things run as smoothly as possible!

You can book whatever is available at 7 months and then waitlist another resort if you want. You can have 2 waitlists at once and when one comes open, the other list cancels.

We waitlisted our entire 3 nights and here's why.............because of this big and point intensive Dec 2011 trip we'll be borrowing points for the GCV for the 3 nights in November. When you borrow and have to cancel the points go back into your current year, not back into the year you borrowed from. Our UY is December so if I book and cancel the points will still have to be used by Nov 30 of this year. Did I confuse you? So basically if all 3 nights in a 2 bedroom open up, either a lock-off or standard, we are set. If not then we'll stay with my friend who lives 15 minutes away. The shoot down to So Cal is not a Disney heavy trip, just 2 days, we are mainly going for the beach and to see my friend.
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485 days!!!




This is of Chloe in 2006 at Bug's Land. She was such a little peanut.

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This is of Chloe in 2006 at Bug's Land. She was such a little peanut.

She was a peanut!!!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:34 PM   #21
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She was a peanut!!!!


She is still super tiny even with her shots.



We decided that we will do one day at Disneyland/DCA in November. Even the kids are thinking one day is impossible. I know we were just there for 6 days but 1 day?
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:51 PM   #22
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:56 AM   #23
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This is from our first trip to WDW in September 2007 during the YOAMD to which we had amazing magical moments and a few Dreams too.


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Good Morning Jenny.

Hey you deleted your post. I have to confess I was lurking last night and saw it but I was on my iPod and it is really hard to reply while I am on there.

Your 2007 trip was a great trip. I loved reading that report.

When do your kiddos go back to school?
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:46 AM   #26
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Signing on! 400+ days out?

Glad you are here.

I know but my Sept 2007 report started at like 560 days out so technically I am late I kinda like to blog my reports and get my thoughts out.





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Good Morning Jenny.

Hey you deleted your post. I have to confess I was lurking last night and saw it but I was on my iPod and it is really hard to reply while I am on there.

Your 2007 trip was a great trip. I loved reading that report.

When do your kiddos go back to school?

I deleted it because I realized that we just can't do 2 days even though I so badly want to. I promised DH that out next trip to So Cal wouldn't even include Disneyland so I would like to sorta keep my word. One day hardly counts in my book.

The kids go back next Monday. I like them home, I really do. I don't like the morning rush to get us all out the door. DH will be in So Cal on an Eddie Bauer shoot and leaves this Thursday. He won't be home until next Friday so he gets to miss the first week madness.

Does yours start Kinder this year?
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I deleted it because I realized that we just can't do 2 days even though I so badly want to. I promised DH that out next trip to So Cal wouldn't even include Disneyland so I would like to sorta keep my word. One day hardly counts in my book.
One day is not much at all. Is he ok with going one day. Don't you have ap's? You need to get your monies worth out of them.


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The kids go back next Monday. I like them home, I really do. I don't like the morning rush to get us all out the door. DH will be in So Cal on an Eddie Bauer shoot and leaves this Thursday. He won't be home until next Friday so he gets to miss the first week madness.

Does yours start Kinder this year?
I forgot that he was doing that now. Does he have to travel a lot? My mom always liked it when we were home because she was teacher, so if we were home she was home. Yes Lexi is starting kinder but we are homeschooling. I am not impressed with the public schools here and we can't afford the private schools. I am excited and so is she.
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One day is not much at all. Is he ok with going one day. Don't you have ap's? You need to get your monies worth out of them.

Our APs expire October 8th of course. One and two day tickets are a total rip-off too.




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I forgot that he was doing that now. Does he have to travel a lot? My mom always liked it when we were home because she was teacher, so if we were home she was home. Yes Lexi is starting kinder but we are homeschooling. I am not impressed with the public schools here and we can't afford the private schools. I am excited and so is she.

There is no pattern to his traveling. At all. It's just when the jobs come up and if it works with our schedule.

for Kinder. I applaud those who home-school. I don't have the know-how or patience for sure. Where do you find the curriculum?

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Oh the places you’ll go……..where should we stay and in what size villa? Our home resort is SSR, we bought in May 2009, and haven’t been back to WDW since then. Here is a picture of the DVC sign taken after we bought. It still makes me all warm inside.



For more on SSR follow this link.
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Because we own DVC, we’ll never have to make these faces again because we know we’ll be back!



We will be staying at SSR for at least 5 of the nights. My head is spinning with the different options with regard to DVC. Not only am I trying to decide between a one bedroom and two bedroom but also about the remaining 5 nights. I might be bald by the end of this from pulling my hair out. Currently, I am trying to decide between:

• 5 nights SSR/ 5 nights THV (me, Chloe, and Joshua’s choice)
• 5 nights SSR/ 5 night BWV (my choice)
• 10 nights SSR (DH’s choice)
• 5 nights SSR/ 5 nights AKV (Gabby’s choice)
• 5 nights SSR/ 5 nights BCV (Keith’s choice) I will introduce him later. He is a family friend and owns at BCV and may be joining us for a few nights. He hates SSR and is a BCV snob. Whatev! Our other friends' trip will overlap and not sure what they are thinking as far as where they'll stay or their dates. They own DVC too and we love to travel with them.

There are SO many things I love about all of the DVC options.

Although the VWL are all decked out during the holidays, they remind me of the GCV a bit and I want a different vibe. Our friends stayed there and we went to visit. I like the lobby best of all. The room colors are a little odd to me. We have stayed in Jambo at the AKV and it was unreal but I think we should try somewhere new. BLT was in the running but I just cannot get into the décor. I have tried. Plus having to look over the parking lot to have an MK view will bug me bad! The proximity cannot be beat however I just cannot justify the points. The BWV looks super and is my second choice for the split. The Boardwalk looks fun, it’s close to Epcot, and the points are inexpensive compared to BLT etc…. Chloe and Joshua want the THV as do I. THV/SSR makes the most sense as it’s our home. We could do the first 5 nights in a one bedroom and then move to the THV villas, enabling us to do the DDP and have different resort experiences. We have stayed at the OKW and while we loved it, I would like to branch out. Treehouses, get it? Branch out? BVC looks neat but I would choose there mostly during the summer for SAB.


Any thoughts? Nothing is solid except the first 5 nights will be at the SSR.
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Preliminary itinerary. Yes. I have spent far too much time planning this already. I think I enjoy planning as much as the trip itself. Really. As I said before, originally our dates were set for December 18-28 but with the crowd and point increase, we adjusted. The other reason we chose those dates was because we’d be there all of Hanukkah, Chloe’s birthday, and Christmas Day so we’d kill three really large birds with one perfect Disney stone. Our tentative dates have us arriving Monday, December 12 and departing Thursday, December 22. The first night of Hanukkah is December 20th and Chloe’s birthday is December 21st. I have looked at December 2010’s hours including EMH and MVMCP and have come up with the itin below. You also must know that DH does not want to do a commando trip and has requested 2 days on (park days) and then a day off (non-park day). Drum roll please……………….

Monday 12/12
• Arrive
• Check into SSR, get groceries from Bell Services
• Swim, unpack, grill depending on how late we get in

Tuesday 12/13
• Park day
• Maybe MVMCP

Wednesday 12/14
• Park day
• EMH till 12:30 am WS

Thursday 12/15
• Sleep in
• No parks

Friday 12/16
• Park day
• Maybe MVMCP

Saturday 12/17
• No parks

Sunday 12/18
• Park day
• EMH DHS till 1 am

Monday 12/19
• Sleep in
• Park day
• MK EMH till 1 am

Tuesday 12/20
• No park
• Hanukkah
• Maybe dinner off property at some kosher joint that’s like 5 miles away or Cal Grill. Not kosher, I know

Wednesday 12/21
• Chloe’s birthday
• AK EMH till 10 pm

Thursday 12/22
• Home

If we do the spilt stay we’ll have the DDP the last 5 days of the trip. As of now, I’d love to do Les Chefs, Boma, and Cal Grill which would leave one TS for Chloe’s birthday.
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