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View Poll Results: What would be a good date for a long weekend convention?
September 2012 5 9.43%
November 2012 7 13.21%
January 2013 19 35.85%
March 2013 7 13.21%
May 2013 11 20.75%
Summer 2013 8 15.09%
Don't care when, I'll be there! 5 9.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #16
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I got a bit of inital information about group booking. We'd need to be able to guarantee at least 10 rooms. If we can do that, we can get discounted pricing on the rooms/tickets and possibly even dining plans. Of course, group booking doesn't really help the DVC gang.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #17
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I got a bit of inital information about group booking. We'd need to be able to guarantee at least 10 rooms. If we can do that, we can get discounted pricing on the rooms/tickets and possibly even dining plans. Of course, group booking doesn't really help the DVC gang.
Let's see what response we get. 10 rooms might be too optimistic our first year figuring 2-3 guys to a room. Also, having 2-3 guys per room might be a way to allow for informal cost sharing/helping each other out (rather than a fixed price per person). DVC is a good idea, but might not be a good fit for us at this early point and might be too difficult to coordinate point sharing, etc. Let's see what the response is like.

January seems to be a clear leader at this point, but personally, I'm partial to the fall (Sept or Oct) or early winter (i.e Nov or Dec). I like the decorations!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #18
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I'm game for a long weekend anytime. Early December, Early January...whatever.

For me, it would have to be a weekend as I only have two weeks of vacation and both are already booked.

I'm definitely game on sharing a room with someone or contributing for a DVC booking.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:34 PM   #19
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After doing extensive research, I have found that January and September are WDW's slowest months. I haven't voted yet, I want to talk to DW 1st and get her input, but I'm thinking January too.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:47 PM   #20
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I would hope to be in...

Question is would the wife let me go without her????? (I doubt it!)
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:48 PM   #21
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Haven't voted as I need to discuss with SWMBO.

Just a thought, but what about renting a vacation home?

I know it's "offiste" but we might be able to get a better rate there and more Dads together could be...... maybe this isn't such a good idea.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:57 PM   #22
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #23
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I don't think that we have to eliminate families from participating. If you can come alone, great. If you want to make it a family trip, also great. There are plenty of opportunities to do things with both groups. Besides it would be interesting to see your progeny. I say that because mine will be in school unless we pick a date when she is on break.

We tried to pick a date a few times and nothing happened. I would suggest early December but whenever, we need to decide. How do we do that? Sorry, no suggestions. So do we do this with the current poll, Aaron's poll or just pick a date and say this is it? Everyone is not going to be able to be available no matter when we pick. So, lets pick a date.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:43 PM   #24
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If I recall correctly, the Great DisDad Meet of 2010 sort of occurred naturally. It just turned out that a bunch of guys were going around the same time. I looked at Page 1 of the main thread to see upcoming trips but there's not too much that far out. If there were, maybe that would be a way to help narrow down the date. Just a thought...
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Let's see what response we get. 10 rooms might be too optimistic our first year figuring 2-3 guys to a room. Also, having 2-3 guys per room might be a way to allow for informal cost sharing/helping each other out (rather than a fixed price per person). DVC is a good idea, but might not be a good fit for us at this early point and might be too difficult to coordinate point sharing, etc. Let's see what the response is like.

January seems to be a clear leader at this point, but personally, I'm partial to the fall (Sept or Oct) or early winter (i.e Nov or Dec). I like the decorations!
I agree on the DVC comment, I wouldn't use my points for this trip anyways, as I'd prefer to pay for a half a room then use points that I'd use for a family vaca...

I voted May because it's a good time personally with work and such. I'll be there the end of September 2012, and January is always an option if it's during marathon weekend!
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Since I'm already doing a solo trip Jan'12, I see no reason why I couldn't do a solo trip in Jan'13.
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I agree on the DVC comment, I wouldn't use my points for this trip anyways, as I'd prefer to pay for a half a room then use points that I'd use for a family vaca...

I voted May because it's a good time personally with work and such. I'll be there the end of September 2012, and January is always an option if it's during marathon weekend!
How are people getting there? If there's a disdad bus or carpooling of sorts it'd make it easier for me to attend.
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I would hope to be in...

Question is would the wife let me go without her????? (I doubt it!)
No way my wife is letting me go without her! Leaving the kid behind is another story...especially for a quick weekend trip.

January is good, but I doubt I'd be able to swing it overall, though I'd love to. Let's see how the year goes... I wouldn't say no just yet
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I voted summer 2013 as I plan to bring my family with me and would do a week trip. We have a trip planned for October 2013 (school fall break) and while we would normally go in Spring Break, we are trying Hilton Head. School is in the rest of the time.
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If I recall correctly, the Great DisDad Meet of 2010 sort of occurred naturally. It just turned out that a bunch of guys were going around the same time. I looked at Page 1 of the main thread to see upcoming trips but there's not too much that far out. If there were, maybe that would be a way to help narrow down the date. Just a thought...
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Good thought. I think that what will probably happen is that we'll just pick a date and do it. If people can come, great. If not, then they won't be able to say that they were at the first one...
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