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Old 08-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #391
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Yay, I have a home!! March just didn't seem fitting for this trip, thanks for welcoming me in with open arms!

I hope your pooper perseveres and you unabashedly get to WDW in April with no worries on your mind. Ours is like family, so I understand how it can be.

Happy planning everyone!
Well, if she perseveres, we WON'T be going. In the past our dd has dog sat for us, she lives next door. However, our Lady is needing more trips out and our dd can't run over here often enough. It used to be four "outs" a day. Now it is more like six to eight. Plus, our dd expects to be moving and I can't count on her still being here any way to dog sit. Nope, the only option for us to go is for Lady to move to doggie heaven.
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Why avoid EMH parks? I've seen lots of people say that. Are they the most crowded? Is it never an advantage to utilizing the EMH?
My plan is to hit the morning EMH parks in the mornings. But I also avoid the evening EMH park because they do tend to be more crowded. We do our morning EMH park, leave after lunch, spend the afternoon in our room, and then choose a non-EMH park for the evening. Morning EMH parks are not nearly as crowded in the morning as evening EMH parks are in the evening. We are morning people, so this works great for us. Dh normally heads to bed at 8:00 p.m. (he is disabled) so we would never take advantage of evening EMH any way. I'm wishing Wishes were earlier in April. When we went in November, it was as early as 7:00 p.m.
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My plan is to hit the morning EMH parks in the mornings. But I also avoid the evening EMH park because they do tend to be more crowded. We do our morning EMH park, leave after lunch, spend the afternoon in our room, and then choose a non-EMH park for the evening. Morning EMH parks are not nearly as crowded in the morning as evening EMH parks are in the evening. We are morning people, so this works great for us. Dh normally heads to bed at 8:00 p.m. (he is disabled)m.
that's what we do but we either soldier thru and finish the park at like 3:00ish (b/c we start so early and get so much done in the first couple hours), or else we leave after lunch and then go back later around dinner time (we don't get Hoppers), and since that park had morning EMH, it doesn't have evening EMH -- so we don't have to worry about all the evening EMHers crowding the park.
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So today I bought myself a brand new Disney themed notebook (it has Micky & Donald on the front) in which I intend to make all my lists whilst planning my trip :-) yay!
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So today I bought myself a brand new Disney themed notebook (it has Micky & Donald on the front) in which I intend to make all my lists whilst planning my trip :-) yay!
Woohoo!!! I always have a Disney themed folder that I keep all of my stuff in!!!
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that's what we do but we either soldier thru and finish the park at like 3:00ish (b/c we start so early and get so much done in the first couple hours), or else we leave after lunch and then go back later around dinner time (we don't get Hoppers), and since that park had morning EMH, it doesn't have evening EMH -- so we don't have to worry about all the evening EMHers crowding the park.
No hoppers??? Would like this option since the hoppers are significantly cheaper but we are only doing three days sooo we will hop!!
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GAH! Now I am totally rethinking AoA (even tho my kids will LOOOVE it) and dreaming about the Poly. My rationale being if they put out a room only discount, I can probably get 30% off Poly vs. only 15% for AoA. We'd be giving up the suite though and IDK if we're ready to share a room with the kids, lol. But I keep looking at the photos of the Poly......... in addition to the monorail......

Of course the Disney site's been down all night so I can't actually run any numbers.
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GAH! Now I am totally rethinking AoA (even tho my kids will LOOOVE it) and dreaming about the Poly. My rationale being if they put out a room only discount, I can probably get 30% off Poly vs. only 15% for AoA. We'd be giving up the suite though and IDK if we're ready to share a room with the kids, lol. But I keep looking at the photos of the Poly......... in addition to the monorail......

Of course the Disney site's been down all night so I can't actually run any numbers.
How do you get 30% off?
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GAH! Now I am totally rethinking AoA (even tho my kids will LOOOVE it) and dreaming about the Poly. My rationale being if they put out a room only discount, I can probably get 30% off Poly vs. only 15% for AoA. We'd be giving up the suite though and IDK if we're ready to share a room with the kids, lol. But I keep looking at the photos of the Poly......... in addition to the monorail......

Of course the Disney site's been down all night so I can't actually run any numbers.
It's good to try new places though 😄 Go to AoA while it's new - Polys not going anywhere
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Dismom - I'm assuming they offer room discounts for that period.

Stef -- you're right though. And upon further thought, the kids will reallllly love AoA so might as well go while they're young and will appreciate the WOW factor of it. I can save Poly for when they're older.
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I think il save up to do Poly next time. I'm at POFQ this time.
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Woohoo!!! I always have a Disney themed folder that I keep all of my stuff in!!!
Just a folder? I have an entire dresser drawer devoted to Disney stuff.
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Just a folder? I have an entire dresser drawer devoted to Disney stuff.
I didn't say everything stays in the folder...

229 days until Disney!!!!!

It has been 38 days since we were there....

I most definitely have a problem!!!! I'm just glad the DH agrees that the 11 day trip we had last month was the perfect length....and that we'll get another 11 day trip in April.

I should just go live there...and I'm contemplating an October trip again...those darn AP's!!!!
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This will be our shortest Disney stay at 8 nights. It makes me a little sad but with a 7 night cruise after I guess I have no room to complain.

Poly is my DH's dream resort. I would love to take him there someday, but it would require a serious discount. It's kind of funny because he has become kind of tight fisted with money, but he wants to stay at Poly. Of course he doesn't want to pay for it.

Since we are staying at a One-Bedroom at Bonnet Creek for $78.50/night with a King size bed, kitchen, laundry machines, and garden size tub, I may not ever be able to coax him back to a Disney owned resort.

I just can't seem to get as motivated planning the cruise as I used to get about Disney. I have joined Cruise Critic, but just don't have the same desire to be my normal over-planning self.
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This will be our shortest Disney stay at 8 nights. It makes me a little sad but with a 7 night cruise after I guess I have no room to complain.

Poly is my DH's dream resort. I would love to take him there someday, but it would require a serious discount. It's kind of funny because he has become kind of tight fisted with money, but he wants to stay at Poly. Of course he doesn't want to pay for it.

Since we are staying at a One-Bedroom at Bonnet Creek for $78.50/night with a King size bed, kitchen, laundry machines, and garden size tub, I may not ever be able to coax him back to a Disney owned resort.

I just can't seem to get as motivated planning the cruise as I used to get about Disney. I have joined Cruise Critic, but just don't have the same desire to be my normal over-planning self.
Wow! I had no idea you could get Bonnett Creek for that price. How did you do it?
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