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Old 06-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #136
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Our Sept plans are finally starting to come together. I am pretty sure I will be doing the 5k instead of the 10 miler but we'll see. I already signed up and paid for the 10miler so I will wait a few weeks before letting my # go to someone else. You can't get a refund but you can defer and that means someone on the waitlist will be able to run. The 5k is only half full so I think I have a few weeks to decide on that.


We will be staying at a different resort than I thought. I decided that since the 5k starts at 730am I would really like to stay at a host resort. I decided that since DH and DD won't be joining me until Sat. I would pick the cheapest host resort for Friday night. Which means I will be spending 1 night at....














All Star Music

okay, I'm not really that excited about it but it is a host resort and I don't really plan on spending much time there anyway. Besides I want to try all the resorts at WDW, so I'm going to have to stay at an All Star someday. I'm probably better off staying there without DH. He doesn't seem to like the values very much.








DH and DD will be arriving sometime Sat. Right now they are on an afternoon flight since it is the cheapest but I am hoping the prices drop so they can take the early morning flight.

Sat. will most likely be a resort day. I decided to leave my choice up to fate. My top three choices were the Poly, SSR or OKW. I sent an e-mail to the wonderful gentleman I rented DVC points from last year to ask about availabilty that night. If he had no points we would stay at the Poly. Whatever he said was available would be where we stayed.

He got back to me quickly and there was availabilty and he had enough points to cover the one night at the resort that has been stuck on my mind lately.

We will be spending Sat. night at ....






























a one bedroom villa at SSR





For some reason I am just super excited about this. The pools look awesome and I know DH will like the 1 bedroom since he loved it last year at the BCV.






I think it will be great to be so close to DTD and plan on taking full advantage of the dining options there. Let's see.... WPE for lunch, dinner at WPE and breakfast at, hmm??? How about WPE (this is all your doing Karin!)




Oh yeah, as of this morning our flights are booked
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #137
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Sounds like your September plans are really coming together! You'll still have so much fun on the cruise even without the balcony.

And for getting your resors booked! And airfare too!

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I hope I am able to find you. I tried to find my friend at a local 5k with 2500 people last year and could find her with that amount of people. I finally ran into her while running because she was having problems with a scarf she was wearing. (run was in the winter)

I would still love to do the TOT run, but I think I will regret it the next day. Plus DH will make me take the stairs everywhere on the ship and I won't be able to walk
If you decide to definitely do the 5K, maybe we could attempt to make a meeting place. Or we could exchange cell #'s. I'll have my cell on me for music & to keep track of my running time.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #138
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Diane, the September plans are coming along great. I knew you really wanted to stay at SSR and so glad you got that.

Mark and I were at All-Star Music in April for one night. It's not something we could do for more than one night, but it was fine as we were only there to sleep (we spent the entire night at DTD).
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #139
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Great September plans so far, Diane!

ASMusic is a nice choice for one night - we have stayed at ASMovies many a times (pre OKW )

Sorry about having to change your stateroom asignment, but at least you are going on a cruise!

And as for your September "main" resort - SSR is our home resort!! We have never stayed there, but the CS restaurant has a few yummy options and we love the Turf Club too ....... but then you are just across the lake from WPE and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea that you are going to help out my fellow countryman Wolfgang with eating at his restaurant.

Will we still see you in February?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:19 AM   #141
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All Star Music is actually pretty nice, if I was going to stay at an All Star Resort, it would be Music. And SSR looks good too, especially a nice, one bedroom villa with that jacuzzi tub! I really wish I rented points for November. I booked my flights yesterday too, they were surprisingly cheap!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #142
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We stayed at SSR a couple of trips ago. It really felt like a home instead of a hotel room. I loved our location as it was first on, first off the buses and right by the quiet pool. I agree with a PP- Turf Club was really good. i went in there nervous because it wasn't very busy and we made reservations that day. but it was quite tasty!
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #143
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I like your resort choices. You will have fun. Andeven downgrading on the cruise, you will still have a wonderful time. I have a chance to take a very budget friendly cruise in an inside room, and if it al lworks out, I'm gonna do it. At least I'm on a ship and having fun. I just need to get more info before I can go forward with it.
I like the looks of SSR too. I hope to give it a try someday...so many resort, so little time.....
One of my fellow TA's has that as her home resort and can't say enough good things about it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #144
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Hooray for SSR! I am thinking about buying a resale DVC there, so I will look forward to your review of the place! It does look like a great place to stay. I love the little water fountains with the Donald!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:45 AM   #145
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I honestly don't think I've ever seen pictures of breakfast at WPE and that's a shame because that looks amazing!
Sounds like the plans are coming along great!
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #146
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Glad that the Sepember plans are coming along nicely!

I think one night at All Star Music won't be that bad, especially if you go into it with the knowledge that you'll be switching to SSR the following day. Speaking of SSR, that one bedroom villa looks gorgeous. The living room looks roomy and the pool seems really big, which can be a good thing if it ever gets busy.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #148
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Sounds like your September plans are really coming together! You'll still have so much fun on the cruise even without the balcony.

And for getting your resors booked! And airfare too!


If you decide to definitely do the 5K, maybe we could attempt to make a meeting place. Or we could exchange cell #'s. I'll have my cell on me for music & to keep track of my running time.
I still haven't switched our cruise ressie to a window. I booked through my credit cards rewards program since they had a promotional 5% cashback for cruises. I have tried calling to switch but they are always closed or busy on days I am not working. It's like a sign that I shouldn't switch.

I'm still considering the 10miler, but as soon as I figure it out I will let you know. I would love to be able to complete a 10 mile run, but we'll see what happens before then. I am not sure my training will go very well once Caitlin is out of school next week.




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Diane, the September plans are coming along great. I knew you really wanted to stay at SSR and so glad you got that.

Mark and I were at All-Star Music in April for one night. It's not something we could do for more than one night, but it was fine as we were only there to sleep (we spent the entire night at DTD).
I am happy we are trying out SSR. It looks lovely for 1 day and will be a great choice to chill out at the pool at day.

I don't think I will be at ASMu very much. Just to sleep, so it should work out okay.



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Great September plans so far, Diane!

ASMusic is a nice choice for one night - we have stayed at ASMovies many a times (pre OKW )

Sorry about having to change your stateroom asignment, but at least you are going on a cruise!

And as for your September "main" resort - SSR is our home resort!! We have never stayed there, but the CS restaurant has a few yummy options and we love the Turf Club too ....... but then you are just across the lake from WPE and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea that you are going to help out my fellow countryman Wolfgang with eating at his restaurant.

Will we still see you in February?
I always forget that SSR is your home resort. How funny that you haven't stayed there yet.

I am looking foward to eating at least lunch or dinner at WPE and hopefully breakfast the next morning. I wish we were staying a bit longer so I could go there a few times, but I'll take what I can get.

Our Feb. trip is still in the air. I should know by the end of summer if it will happen or not.


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Yay for September plans!!! I feel like I am in an endless motion of plan changing!!

I am having a horrible time trying to plan just two days. Everytime I think I have it all straightened out, I think of another way to spend the time. I am just going to step away from the Sept. trip and start thinking about possible Feb. plans.


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All Star Music is actually pretty nice, if I was going to stay at an All Star Resort, it would be Music. And SSR looks good too, especially a nice, one bedroom villa with that jacuzzi tub! I really wish I rented points for November. I booked my flights yesterday too, they were surprisingly cheap!
I plan on spending no time at the resort the first night, so I am sure the All Stars will be fine.

I would definitely rent points when staying at AKL. It is such a great deal even with the savannah view. It does stink that it is hard to switch resorts or dates if you want, but I'll take the low price for more space over being able to resort change.



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We stayed at SSR a couple of trips ago. It really felt like a home instead of a hotel room. I loved our location as it was first on, first off the buses and right by the quiet pool. I agree with a PP- Turf Club was really good. i went in there nervous because it wasn't very busy and we made reservations that day. but it was quite tasty!
What section were you in, do you remember? I was thinking of requesting Carosel Park for view of DTD but want to be close to a main pool. Although for such a short stay I am guessing it won't matter too much


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I like your resort choices. You will have fun. Andeven downgrading on the cruise, you will still have a wonderful time. I have a chance to take a very budget friendly cruise in an inside room, and if it al lworks out, I'm gonna do it. At least I'm on a ship and having fun. I just need to get more info before I can go forward with it.
I like the looks of SSR too. I hope to give it a try someday...so many resort, so little time.....
One of my fellow TA's has that as her home resort and can't say enough good things about it.
I keep considering just leaving the balcony and paying for the difference myself, but it is about $800 and that is a good portion of another cruise right there. I think I would like to take more trips that are less expensive that only a few expensive trips.

Up until a few months ago, SSR was never on my list of places to stay. Somehow I found myself looking at pictures and really wanting to stay there. I love the pools and the ability to walk to DTD. We spend so much time at the resort that I think we will enjoy it.



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Hooray for SSR! I am thinking about buying a resale DVC there, so I will look forward to your review of the place! It does look like a great place to stay. I love the little water fountains with the Donald!
I wish I could buy into DVC resale. DH has said no multiple times, but I am hoping that by staying at all of the DVC resorts he will change his mind. He loves the one bedroom so I will keep booking them and spoiling him, so that he will hate all other resorts. I dream of buying resale at AKV but will have to secretly save the whole amount before I can convince DH and that is going to take awhile.

I really like all the pictures that I have seen. It looks like a great choice for a resort stay that doesn't involve a lot of park time. The two main pools look awesome and even the quiet pools look cute.



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I honestly don't think I've ever seen pictures of breakfast at WPE and that's a shame because that looks amazing!
Sounds like the plans are coming along great!

Breakfast at WPE was wonderful I want to go back on our departure day and try something else on the menu.



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Glad that the Sepember plans are coming along nicely!

I think one night at All Star Music won't be that bad, especially if you go into it with the knowledge that you'll be switching to SSR the following day. Speaking of SSR, that one bedroom villa looks gorgeous. The living room looks roomy and the pool seems really big, which can be a good thing if it ever gets busy.
After seeing your pictures of ASsports, I am thinking of staying there which is something I never considered before. I think at this time last year All Star Sports and SSR where probably the bottom two resorts on my list of places I want to stay. Funny how that changes over time.



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Old 06-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #149
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September plans are looking great.

A friend invited me to run a 10K with her (not at Disney) in September and I just don't think I am ready yet. We will see. I think a 5K at Disney is just enough to give you the chance of enjoy it without killing yourself.

If your plan is to stay at every Disney resort you will have to endure a night at ASMu. Haha. How hard can it be? In my book a night at a hotel at Disney is better than a night at any other hotel.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:32 PM   #150
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September plans are looking great.

A friend invited me to run a 10K with her (not at Disney) in September and I just don't think I am ready yet. We will see. I think a 5K at Disney is just enough to give you the chance of enjoy it without killing yourself.

If your plan is to stay at every Disney resort you will have to endure a night at ASMu. Haha. How hard can it be? In my book a night at a hotel at Disney is better than a night at any other hotel.

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I wish I could try a 10k this summer. There don't seem to be many around here. It is either 5ks or half marathons.

I guess I'll have to try an All Star at some point. I don't even now why I don't like them since I haven't been there. A few years ago we were planning on staying at Movies and I was soooo excited. I think I have just been spoiled by the other resorts that they don't appeal to me much. But I do like Pop and hopefully AoA.
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