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Old 01-03-2011, 04:41 AM   #211
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Did anyone watch this fireworks/fountains show at DCA from their villa balcony on NYE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWKSLCGzGUI

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Old 01-03-2011, 06:03 AM   #212
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Did anyone watch this fireworks/fountains show at DCA from their villa balcony on NYE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWKSLCGzGUI
That was awesome!! Liked the way they synced woc with the fireworks.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:28 AM   #213
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Thank you for sharing, Longhairbear. That was an incredibly special show. They really did it up on NYE. That was the first time I have seen fireworks at DCA. Do they do that every year?
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:28 AM   #214
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Thanks Longhairbear for the link to the Fireworks at WOC. What a nice surprise for all those there. It was fun to watch!
Then of course, I had to watch the ones from Disneyland, and a few others, and share it with DH It was great fun to extend the holiday a little more and look forward to our next visit, too!
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #215
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No, they don't do this. I read elsewhere on the Disneyland board that there is no similar service at Disneyland as there is at WDW for resort transfer. You have to check out of your DL resort and move the luggage yourself to the next resort. They will hold it in storage for you until you can check into your room.

We were going to do a VGC /DLH split stay at the end of this month and changed to VCE/GCH stay instead to avoid having to haul our luggage from one end of Disney to the other.
Thanks, maybe it would be a good idea to pack an overnight bag for that one night and leave the rest in the car or storage.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #216
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Thank you for sharing, Longhairbear. That was an incredibly special show. They really did it up on NYE. That was the first time I have seen fireworks at DCA. Do they do that every year?
I think that was the first time. The WOC show can be changed very quickly, adding new effects etc.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #217
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I have always thought that the WOC can be easily changed to fit any occasion. They did a great job with working in the fireworks with the WOC. I see a great potential with the WOC in future shows.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #218
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Are they still doing the Tron bit at the end of WOC? We thought it was very well done and cool.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:34 AM   #219
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Are they still doing the Tron bit at the end of WOC? We thought it was very well done and cool.
I haven't heard if they are still doing Tron or not. With the flexibilities of WOC changing for any event quickly, the viewing deck at VGC might be better than we have all thought. The NYE fireworks at DCA/WOC must have been a blast to see from the VGC viewing deck, or even the villa balconies facing DCA.
We are hearing that private parties (corporate companies) renting DCA for an evening can have WOC customized to anything. That would be fun to see from the balconies, or viewing deck.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:49 AM   #220
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Are they still doing the Tron bit at the end of WOC? We thought it was very well done and cool.
I can't say about this week, but last week they certainly were. Saw it on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evening...
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #221
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After a lot thinking, planning and asking the family when they want to go to DLR, I finally have my vacations dates set for 2011. I am planning on four visits to the VGC 2011, all planned for second half of the year. I was able to get two of the four visits booked today.

I was able to book a three day visit for July 1st to the 3rd in a studio. A get-away for DH and me, which was originally booked for next month. Darn volleyball tourneys and the Equine Affaire got in the way (both on the same weekend). Lucky for me there was a cancellation and I was able to book this one. Studios are hard to get five months out! And...

a studio for one night, August 5. Celebrating DD's 16th birthday. She wants to close out the park with her girlfriend. I just couldn't stay up that late, so just had to get a room! No problem with this booking.

Two more to go: one four day visit in Oct. and one four day visit in December. I originally thought I bought too many points. I guess I was wrong about that.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #222
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Did anyone watch this fireworks/fountains show at DCA from their villa balcony on NYE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWKSLCGzGUI
The video makes me want to spend next NYE at DCA.

Looking at the points charts:
Dec 31 and Jan 1 are in Premier Season, which makes sense. This year Jan 2 drops to Adventure Season, requiring half the points. In 2012, Adventure Season does not start until Jan 8.
Shifting my usual early Dec trip to NYE will use up lots of points
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #223
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The video makes me want to spend next NYE at DCA.

Looking at the points charts:
Dec 31 and Jan 1 are in Premier Season, which makes sense. This year Jan 2 drops to Adventure Season, requiring half the points. In 2012, Adventure Season does not start until Jan 8.
Shifting my usual early Dec trip to NYE will use up lots of points
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:55 PM   #224
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Sometimes, I read threads in the DVC section which often end up being mostly about Disneyworld or the Disneyland section which can be interesting..... but I ALWAYS end up back here to see what's going on at our place.
I hope everyone enjoys 2011 trip planning and visits to VGCA.
Happy New Year!
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:41 PM   #225
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Can't wait to check out Grand Californian. Our 7 month window opens up in about 5 weeks and we can't wait to see DLR. Mind you we're only stopping by for a couple of nights on our way out to Aulani, but it will be a great way to start our trip.

Keeping my fingers crossed that we won't have a problem booking a room at Grand Califorian in September (after Labor Day).

Speaking of which....I assume there are shuttle services that run between LAX and Grand Californian. Anybody have any recommendations? Anyone want to give me something we (me, DW, DD5) won't want to miss (other than the obvious WOC).
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