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Old 05-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #31
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How worried should I REALLY be that on 6/21 we have two TS ADRs for the MK area when Romney will be at CR? I've tried to figure out alternative plans, but the ones we currently have work so well. So, can I leave things the way they are or call IPO in desperation and try to rearrange everything? Thoughts....
It won't be as bad when Romney is there as when the President is. If you have to go I would leave yourself LOTS of time to get around.

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #32
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I moved over here too. This is such an informational thread and I agree that I like to re-look at all the photos and first-page information. Definitely looking forward to my first stay in September; hope there are no hurricanes!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #33
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After spending four wonderful days at Universal I surprised the kids with a stretch limo from the RP to the YC, and the best part is we have been upgraded from a STandard View to a Lagoon View I even started crying(much to the kids embarasment).Feel like I've been sprinkled with a ton of pixie dust
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #34
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After spending four wonderful days at Universal I surprised the kids with a stretch limo from the RP to the YC, and the best part is we have been upgraded from a STandard View to a Lagoon View I even started crying(much to the kids embarasment).Feel like I've been sprinkled with a ton of pixie dust
Congrats!! There's is no Disney magic quite as sweet as a surprise upgrade. Have a blast!
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #35
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Ok experts,

How worried should I REALLY be that on 6/21 we have two TS ADRs for the MK area when Romney will be at CR? I've tried to figure out alternative plans, but the ones we currently have work so well. So, can I leave things the way they are or call IPO in desperation and try to rearrange everything? Thoughts....
I was staying at the Poly in January when Obama was in the MK. We were given one day's notice with a letter under our doors. If I had more time to rearrange plans, I definitely would have done so.

My advice is to at least try to see if you can come up with alternate plans that you can live with. If not, then just make the best of it!
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #36
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Hi everyone... just arrived home yesterday from an amazing week in Disney. We stayed at the Yacht Club for the first time and absolutely loved it. I'll quickly summarize the positives and negatives we experienced:

Only a few negatives:
- Closet door was broken, one of the doors was completely off the hinge and we had to physically move it to open the closet.. it was annoying but we never called to get it fixed
- Love Bugs were only noticeable our first day there, perhaps they are dying out
- Mosquitos, mosquitos and sand fleas. We actually booked the YC because my husband and I wanted to spend a lot of time on the balcony in the evening after our son went to sleep. I counted 12 bug bites at last count and they are itchy!!! A few nights we just ended up staying inside which was a bit of a waste in my opinion.
- Quite pool on YC side was closed. We had a free day where my parents took our son and we were disappointed that the quiet pool was closed. After a decent walk to the BC quiet pool we were greeted with several kids jumping and screaming in the quiet pool which kind of defeats the purpose.

Positives-
- Location, location location!!! Loved being able to walk to Epcot, and it was literally a 5 minute walk away. The boat was quick to HS as well and we had no problems bussing it to both waterparks. We also enjoyed walking to the Boardwalk a few times and had a great meal at the Flying Fish (son loved the puzzle piece dessert there).
- Loved that the bus stop was closer at the YC vs. BC and we were the first stop which was nice on days that were more crowded and the bus filled up. Busses seemed to come pretty frequently and we were lucky as we always seemed to time it perfectly. We went in Feb a few years back and the busses were infrequent and irregular.
- Mousekeeping always came early, I know some people had issues with this but our room always seemed to be done by 1. I love that this resort doesn't have that typical "hotel" smell!
- We stayed in a water view near the lobby and it was a great location as it was never a far walk down to the pool, busses, lobby, etc.
- Loved Stormalong Bay, definitely a reason to come back again. The kids activities were great too! My son loved making ice cream by the pool.
- Refill mugs rocked, and with the snacks we brought along I don't think we would have gotten our money's worth on the club level
- Character breakfast at Cape May was cute and enjoyable for our last morning there
- We didn't find the prices of food and goods to be too unreasonable. We also had some beer delivered and we took that down to the pool in a soft sided cooler a few days which was not a problem.

So that's it in a nutshell... I'm guessing I forgot a few things but if you have any questions feel free to ask! All in all we had amazing weather, low crowds for the most part, loved relying on the tourist plans app, and just had one of the best vacations ever! So sad that its over... I kind of feel like I did after our wedding was over, time to plan something else now!! lol
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #37
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Thanks Natebenma once again for all your great work and keeping us all well informed and to all the others that contribute . Just wanted to wish you a wonderful trip and show the kids how to really have fun .
Twentysix days and counting and its back to the beach club
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Hi BC/YC Friends, i hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
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I just completed my online check-in! I can't wait for next week!!

Thanks for the new thread!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #40
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I tried this towards the end of the last thread (about page 335ish) and my post quietly slipped, unnoticed, into oblivion. So thought I'd wait until the new thread to
a) try to keep up w/ the thread, and
b) ask to be added to the Dec. be our guest list
My son and I will fly in fri. 11/30/12 and will fly out 12/9/12 and will be staying at the Yacht Club for our second time.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #41
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Ok experts,

How worried should I REALLY be that on 6/21 we have two TS ADRs for the MK area when Romney will be at CR? I've tried to figure out alternative plans, but the ones we currently have work so well. So, can I leave things the way they are or call IPO in desperation and try to rearrange everything? Thoughts....
From what I understand, the time slated for both of them to speak is from 1:00 to 2:00 with Romney speaking on the 21st and President Obama on the 22. I would probably not try to travel near the MK during the mid-morning until late afternoon just to be safe.

I understand how you feel. If you are like me, you probably had all of your ADRs and itinerary all planned out for months and it really is nervewracking to have a wrench thrown into your plans like this.

My plans for the 21st are to go to AK at park opening. I am not sure if the travel route to AK would cross paths with Mitt Romney's or not, but it shouldn't be an issue at that time of the day. As for the 22nd, our plans are to hit EP and hang out there drinking Grey Goose Slushies until all the commotion dies down. I would like to head over to MK late in the evening for EMH if possible, but I'll play that by ear.

Good luck to you. I am sure it will all work out, even if you have to tweak some of your plans. Have a great vacation!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #42
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Fantastic job once again! As this is the final one of these threads before the "Laffites" hit the world, I'm doubly excited. Later today I plan on perusing the first page once more.
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From what I understand, the time slated for both of them to speak is from 1:00 to 2:00 with Romney speaking on the 21st and President Obama on the 22. I would probably not try to travel near the MK during the mid-morning until late afternoon just to be safe.

I understand how you feel. If you are like me, you probably had all of your ADRs and itinerary all planned out for months and it really is nervewracking to have a wrench thrown into your plans like this.
I'm still trying to figure out if they are speaking in the Right wing or the Left wing of the Contemporary?
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Amazing job as always. I am so looking forward to our trip and this just makes it more exciting

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After spending four wonderful days at Universal I surprised the kids with a stretch limo from the RP to the YC, and the best part is we have been upgraded from a STandard View to a Lagoon View I even started crying(much to the kids embarasment).Feel like I've been sprinkled with a ton of pixie dust
How awesome! And I cry over Disney magic too!
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