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Old 07-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #136
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omg those suites are crazy expensive....no way! that is why I went with POR, and requested Alligator Bayou side bld 17....all rooms have been refurbed and are beautiful and the pull down murphy bed is perfect for younger ds, so kids will have their own bed! He saw the pic of the alligator over the bed and wants to stay there!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #137
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omg those suites are crazy expensive....no way! that is why I went with POR, and requested Alligator Bayou side bld 17....all rooms have been refurbed and are beautiful and the pull down murphy bed is perfect for younger ds, so kids will have their own bed! He saw the pic of the alligator over the bed and wants to stay there!
i know, they're out of control. But we always get a suite (or condo) and it just looks so awesome.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #138
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #139
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I am just waiting to see when the discounts for 2013 come out.

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i 'm not holding my breath for any discounts 'til end of year or later.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #141
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Where are all the April planners???
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #142
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Well, we're lucky enough to have my in-laws who are DVC members using their points to get us our hotel. They wanted to contribute to the girls first visit to Disney and also decided to join us. We're already booked at the Boardwalk.

However, I did post the following as another thread, but no one's answered me so... maybe I'll ask here...

I wanted a fun way to countdown with the girls for our trip but it's WAY too far out for many of the cute ideas I saw, even the "100 days until" is not for a few months.

So last month on the "10 months until departure date", I got them each old style tin banks, tinkerbell and friends, and wrote their names on the caps so they could start their savings. We recently instituted chores around here and they now get an allowence so that worked out perfect.

We're coming up on 9 months until departure and I need some ideas.

My in-laws came up for the summer from FL and brought them WDW backpacks with lanyards and starter pin sets so there goes at least two of my ideas. LOL.

I also want to get them autograph books and pens but I'm thinking that might be more of a one month until gift.

I'm not looking to spend any serious cash, in fact I got the banks for like $3.00 each. So... got any good ideas? Disney related of course and ideally something for the trip or related to the trip would be good.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #143
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what about one of the WDW guide books for kids?

Disney water bottles for the parks?

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We're coming up on 9 months until departure and I need some ideas.

So... got any good ideas? Disney related of course and ideally something for the trip or related to the trip would be good.
Disney movie night weekly? Watch movies that are specifically related to things in the parks -- Nemo, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., etc.
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Yes you have to call! I just did, I took the AAA discount for now as a room only, and will wait. If a good promo comes out then I will switch to a room and tickets package. For now we took the AAA discount at POR, and will buy tickets through UT. They are cheaper than through disney by 105.31. so between the AAA discount and buying tickets at a discount its like putting together our own discounted package we will put money on a gift card to use for dining...first year going without the dining plan. We can still have 1 ts a day and split counter service meals and come out ahead! We prefer water (don't drink soda), and do not like those CS desserts which essentially you are paying for.
I called and got my 10% AAA discount applied yesterday. Brought my king room for 11 nights at POFQ down by $270 she said. I'm a little shell-shocked though because that still means I'm spending over $200 a night, if I'm doing my math right. Need to look at the confirmation letter they are supposed to be sending soon.

Also, I bought our tickets through UT back in 2011 before the 2011 price increase as we originally planned to go in 2012. By doing that, we'll have avoided at least two price increases before our 2013 trip, so yeah, I guess I should consider that an additional discount.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #146
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We definitely already do the movies. DH works nights so we often pick a movie and pop some popcorn on a Friday or Saturday night.

I like the water bottle idea. They do activities and often carry around a water bottle anyway, so they would be using it all the time.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #147
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playing Disney music in the car is always a blast!!!

I am afraid to buy our Tickets and then if a promo comes out where you need to have a MYW package with tickets to qualify?? Ahhhh. I know we could still drop the AAA and get a Room only discount. At least something is booked! 7 nts POR
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #148
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playing Disney music in the car is always a blast!!!

I am afraid to buy our Tickets and then if a promo comes out where you need to have a MYW package with tickets to qualify?? Ahhhh. I know we could still drop the AAA and get a Room only discount. At least something is booked! 7 nts POR
Book a package and pay the deposit. You dont have to do anything else until 45 days from your check in date. Lots of things can change between now and then. Discounts, or maybe you find that just getting a room and paying OOP for everything else is the better deal.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #149
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right now I booked a room only with the AAA discount at POR for 7 nts April 13-20th....in order to get the discount it had to be room only for now. Cannot add tickets to a AAA room only. If nothing comes out I will order tickets from UT. If a code comes out for room discount then I will call back and change my room only to a MYW package with tickets. Now I just wait...... for codes and for Jetblue !
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #150
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I found this thread looking for any news about any kind of discounts. We are going 4/1-10 staying at POR. Last year was our 1st yr ever. While we had a blast dd was sick the first 4 days so we missed alot.

This time my MIL is coming with us. Our dates are not flexible. The more I research the more I realized we are probably not gonna get any kind of discounts.

Now I'm off to read the entire thread since I'm such a disney planning junkie lol
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