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Old 12-04-2011, 09:23 PM   #31
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Oh my gosh I got our confirmation number today.....its offical our dvc rental reservation has been made! YAY we got what we wanted as well BLT standard one bedroom!!!!!!!
That is awesome news Kyl - I'd love to stay there too!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:23 PM   #32
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That sounds very exciting alicia1506. But could I give you some friendly advice. I think you would really need to add a few more days to your trip to WDW. Its so much bigger than disneyland. Really you will need longer than five days to enjoy it I think.....we stayed at CSR last year any questions I am happy to help!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #33
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That is awesome news Kyl - I'd love to stay there too!
Thanks travel mumI think it was you who wanted to know how I got on with renting points from davids vacation rentals. Well so far easy peasy.....will let you all know the end result. But they have been really good and the website is easy to use......so excited. Hope you are travelling well
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #34
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Has anybody been over xmas before. Just wondering how it will be at the water parks. Cold???
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #35
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Has anybody been over xmas before. Just wondering how it will be at the water parks. Cold???
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was there in dec
t shirt / light jacket during the day, jackets and jeans at night.
gets really cold around the water in epcot....had to buy #1 son a big jacket at norway ....
but #2 son swam every night....so really depends on how you cope with the cold.
but take shorts and swimmers, can be warm as well
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:55 PM   #36
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Just booked 10 nights at Port Orleans Riverside in a Royal room for Oct / November 2012!

It will be our daugher's first trip to WDW and our first stay at POR. Up until now we have always stayed at Pop or ASMovies.

Can't wait.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:33 PM   #37
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Just booked 10 nights at Port Orleans Riverside in a Royal room for Oct / November 2012!

It will be our daugher's first trip to WDW and our first stay at POR. Up until now we have always stayed at Pop or ASMovies.

Can't wait.
I hope you enjoy POR - we sure did!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:32 PM   #38
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hey there
was there in dec
t shirt / light jacket during the day, jackets and jeans at night.
gets really cold around the water in epcot....had to buy #1 son a big jacket at norway ....
but #2 son swam every night....so really depends on how you cope with the cold.
but take shorts and swimmers, can be warm as well
Thanks karen. i'm guessing my son (11) will be the only one swimming. Im about the next silliest so who knows.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #39
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hey,

yep the youngins dont feel the cold...my DS #2 was 14 at the time.....and the pools are too tempting not to use...

its really a turkey shoot re weather..but i have to warn you ..they DO NOT sell swimmers or shorts during the winter months in the gift shops, so dont forget to take some...other wise its bra & undies for all

I didn't have swimmers in Dec 08 and had to borrow my guys shorts that were 20 times too big and his sleeping singlet..very attractive

so be warned...
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #40
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Aussie Dad, bear in mind that they usually close one of the water parks for refurb etc in Dec and Jan each year.....not always, but most years.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #41
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hey all,

after much discussion, carlo and i have scrapped the europe trip and have decided on a combined halloween/christmas DLR and WDW trip, with a side journey over to IOA for WWOHP in oct/nov 2012.

we're WDW newbs, so will be focussing on that part of the trip planning - so far we're thinking of staying at coronado springs at WDW and DI&S for our DLR part of the trip.

we want to do MNSSHP at DLR at the end of oct, stay there for about 5 days, then WDW for 5 days, then WWOHP for 3 days, then back to DLR for 3 days before heading home... or something along those lines.

we're then planning a StarWars Weekend in june of 2013 for WDW, so we're using this trip to try our hand at WDW and familiarise ourselves with it.

i can see we're gonna be one of those couples that just keeps coming back to DLR and WDW over and over again.

maybe we can do a cruise in 2014, who knows? we're strapped for cash right now but maybe we can pull off this big trip in 2012. fingers crossed
Alicia, 5 days is nowhere near enough for Walt Disney World. At the very least you need 7 nights but ideally 10. If you need 8 days in total for Anaheim, then you will seriously need a month at WDW. 3 days at the most at DLR giving you 10 at WDW....for what it's worth!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #42
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I have to agree 5 days at disney world is no where near enough! It would be like unwrapping a present then having to give it back. I would allow at least 10days!
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:10 AM   #43
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I thought I was the only crazy planning that far out!

We have a Dec/Jan trip planned. Leave the day after school finishes, have a couple of days at DL before a MR Xmas cruise. Then six flags/outlet shopping, drive to SF, skiing in Tahoe then coast drive back to LA.

That's the plan. But not sure what is happening with our MR cruise. A little bit worried about that one.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #44
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Very jealous of everybody who has started to book their WDW stays! We won't be able to confirm our wedding date until 8 months in advance so we can't lock in our accommodation until then (as we have a fortnight window during which our wedding might be)

We're hoping to do a split stay at the Poly and POR, I really hope they haven't sold out 8 months before!
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:45 AM   #45
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Very jealous of everybody who has started to book their WDW stays! We won't be able to confirm our wedding date until 8 months in advance
Is that a Disney thing? I would have though weddings would have been booked much further out!

I joined TouringPlans last night - they already have crowd calendars up for Nov 2012 (not sure how accurate this far out) but I was surprised to see some of the weekend days are 9/10! So I am now thinking we might save Saturdays as rest/shopping days and avoid the parks those days.

I can't wait till everyone starts nutting out their daily itineraries and we can talk ADRS

In less than 2 weeks we can all say "This year we are going to Disney!"
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