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Old 09-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #121
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Nice write-up, Dave, thanks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #122
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I really appreciated your detailed photos of and comments on the AOA suites. Very helpful.
Thanks jenjie! I'll have more details and photos on the Lil Mermaid rooms up soon...tho there's not as much to say or show as there is about the Family Suites
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #123
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My favorite thing about this website is that the crowd calendar goes to 11.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #124
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Nice write-up, Dave, thanks.
Thanks, Dan!
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #125
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My favorite thing about this website is that the crowd calendar goes to 11.
ghtx--that makes my site either 10% more accurate or 10% louder!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #126
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2014 resort price seasons...

The first projection of Disney World 2014 price seasons is now up here: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/10/01...price-seasons/
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I appreciate the link to this website and add my kudos to Dave for the work he has done to help first-time (and other) visitors to WDW. I guess I'd consider myself a WDW veteran, since I'm about to make by 16th trip to WDW in three weeks. There are many threads on these boards asking which trip planning site is best, and I think that that they all have something valuable to offer. What works best for one family wouldn't be the first choice for another, so their recommendations have to be weighed against what is important to a family's needs and circumstances. And yes, sometimes their predications will vary or conflict, since this isn't an exact science. I don't really need to rely on planning sites any more, although I certainly do consult them for crowd predictions, park recommendations, and resort/restaurant reviews, and I take information from various sites into consideration when making my plans. I'm always glad to have another source to consult when considering which week to go or how to arrange my park days. Again, thanks for your good work, Dave, in adding more information to help WDW visitors plan.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #128
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cool, I'm going to check this site out. First time visitor.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #129
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I appreciate the link to this website and add my kudos to Dave for the work he has done to help first-time (and other) visitors to WDW. I guess I'd consider myself a WDW veteran, since I'm about to make by 16th trip to WDW in three weeks. There are many threads on these boards asking which trip planning site is best, and I think that that they all have something valuable to offer. What works best for one family wouldn't be the first choice for another, so their recommendations have to be weighed against what is important to a family's needs and circumstances. And yes, sometimes their predications will vary or conflict, since this isn't an exact science. I don't really need to rely on planning sites any more, although I certainly do consult them for crowd predictions, park recommendations, and resort/restaurant reviews, and I take information from various sites into consideration when making my plans. I'm always glad to have another source to consult when considering which week to go or how to arrange my park days. Again, thanks for your good work, Dave, in adding more information to help WDW visitors plan.
Thanks, Jaysmom--a very thoughtful note! Dave
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #130
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cool, I'm going to check this site out. First time visitor.
Hey Jennifer, let me know what you think when you've taken a look!
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #131
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2014 Crowd Calendar

The first draft of the 2014 Crowd Calendar is out here: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/10/07...d-crowds-2014/

This will be finalized in the summer of 2013--when all the 2013/2014 school year school break dates are out--but it should be pretty stable this year...
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The first page of the first draft of 2014 week rankings is up! See http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/10/15...-ranked-order/
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Easiest way to predict crowds is the cost of the resort.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #134
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As always, Dave, thanks much. Looks like a lot of work there. Very helpful.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #135
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Easiest way to predict crowds is the cost of the resort.
Hey Kenny, I'm mostly with you, but there are some low price but high crowd periods--e.g. early August--and some high price, but low crowd periods--in 2013, the week beginning 12/13 is an example of that...
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