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Old 07-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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Oh and thanks for the cute kid comment too. I like them lots.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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2013 Package Prices Released!

So I got up before work this morning to check the real prices for our trip since the 2013 packages were released today.

Good news, our cabin option only went up about $50. All the others went up at least $200.

Also, if FD is offered for our dates in 2013 the upgrade to TS (at value resorts) price went up $56.88 for our family and number of days. Not a lot, but it made my two room value resort the same price with upgrade as the cabins.

I like the idea of two rooms, two bathrooms, more storage. But I think I like the quieter ambiance of the cabin more. So for now the cabin is my choice. But I will discuss with DH and the family. Yep, the kids know we are thinking about a WDW vacation sometime next year. But they don't know I have dates already in mind.

Now off to work I go. Oh wait, I guess I better get out of my PJs first!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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Now that I'm hearing more about the new Fantasyland stuff I'm thinking an ADR at Belle's place would be nice... Hmmm
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #19
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4 1/2 years ago we stayed at Lighthouse Key Resort. At that time it was brand new and they weren't finished with construction and the prices were AMAZING so I'm not sure what they would be right now. We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath Condo for $160.00 a night. It was BEAUTIFUL and at that time they also had free housekeeping. ((Not sure if that's still the case)) I have never stayed in such an amazing hotel and would stay there again this year except we want the kids to experience staying onsite for the first time. I have pictures if you'd like me to post them. I of course recommend staying onsite if you have the money to do so. If I could afford staying in a suite at Disney I would do it in a heartbeat but I just don't have that kind of cash. I'm a little sad that we have to stay in such a small room in November. ((we're staying at AoA in the Little Mermaid room)) but I'm extremely excited to be staying onsite again. We haven't been able to do so since 2003 or 2004 so it's been a LONG time. However I love being able to stay in much roomier rooms offsite. Having 4 times the space then a standard room at disney for 1/2 the price is hard to say No to sometimes. Anyway, if you want more info or would like me to post pictures let me know. Have fun planning.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:07 AM   #20
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4 1/2 years ago we stayed at Lighthouse Key Resort. At that time it was brand new and they weren't finished with construction and the prices were AMAZING so I'm not sure what they would be right now. We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath Condo for $160.00 a night. It was BEAUTIFUL and at that time they also had free housekeeping. ((Not sure if that's still the case)) I have never stayed in such an amazing hotel and would stay there again this year except we want the kids to experience staying onsite for the first time. I have pictures if you'd like me to post them. I of course recommend staying onsite if you have the money to do so. If I could afford staying in a suite at Disney I would do it in a heartbeat but I just don't have that kind of cash. I'm a little sad that we have to stay in such a small room in November. ((we're staying at AoA in the Little Mermaid room)) but I'm extremely excited to be staying onsite again. We haven't been able to do so since 2003 or 2004 so it's been a LONG time. However I love being able to stay in much roomier rooms offsite. Having 4 times the space then a standard room at disney for 1/2 the price is hard to say No to sometimes. Anyway, if you want more info or would like me to post pictures let me know. Have fun planning.
If you have some pics I would like to see them. How far away is that?

Thanks for stopping by my PTR.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #21
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Going to be so close to DLR today. But a visit is not in the plans. Gotta save for WDW trip somehow I suppose. But it's going to be hard. Maybe just DTD for a little while. That would probably just be torture to be so close to the parks. I guess we will just enjoy the beach.
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Going to be so close to DLR today. But a visit is not in the plans. Gotta save for WDW trip somehow I suppose. But it's going to be hard. Maybe just DTD for a little while. That would probably just be torture to be so close to the parks. I guess we will just enjoy the beach.

Hi there! I think the cabins would be so quiet and quaint. That choice would definitely be a preference for my DH rather than any other room type since he is more the rugged type!

Awww... so close to DL. Do you live in So. CA? I live near Newport Beach. Enjoy your day at the beach!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #23
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Grew up in San Diego area, but now live in Arkansas. We are out visiting family and my kids picked up a bunch of brochures in the hotel lobby. They are dream touring Legoland and Disneyland right now. And the Cars Land billboards are just torture!
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Grew up in San Diego area, but now live in Arkansas. We are out visiting family and my kids picked up a bunch of brochures in the hotel lobby. They are dream touring Legoland and Disneyland right now. And the Cars Land billboards are just torture!
I hope you had a lovely day at the beach!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #25
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OMG!!! I just came soooooo close to booking WDW for THIS coming Thanksgiving week!!!! DH found out about some extra unexpected cash coming his way. We were checking the free dining tonight. The cabins weren't available for that week but we looked at AoA Cars Suite with the DDP upgrade. It's only $300ish more and DS7 would LOVE it.

Once the extra money is 100% certain I'm booking!!! Might have to change my signature badge!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #26
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I hope you had a lovely day at the beach!
We did! I got burnt, but very worth it. After the kids went in the water for a while in Carlsbad (where DH and I spent our first married night 15 years ago), we drove down the coast to Encinitas and went to Raul's Shack for Mexican food. Yummy!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #27
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ADRs!!!! In hopes of November 2012 Trip

OK, I'm so dreaming about this November deal now. I'm pretty sure it's going to happen, so I did it! I booked ADRs!

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hoop-Dee will be booked once we are 100% SURE!

Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Crystal Palace
Magic Kingdom® Park
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time: 7:25 p.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

Monday, November 19, 2012
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Epcot®
Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tusker House Restaurant
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
'Ohana
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Time: 8:25 a.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

This one is an OOP Date Night for DH and I! (Notice 2 guests )
Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant
Downtown Disney® Area
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Party Size: 2 Guests

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Disney's Hollywood Studios®
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Chef Mickey's
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Time: 8:55 p.m.
Party Size: 6 Guests

Now to go change my signature!!! I'm getting too excited, this better pan out now, or there will be major depression to recover from!
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:43 AM   #28
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Now that I had all those ADRs planned I just read an amazing review of Yachtsman Steakhouse! Hmmm... What if we drop Hoop Dee, take the kids to Raglan and DTD when we arrive on Saturday and book Yachtsman for date night? Hmmmmmmmmmm....
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:36 PM   #29
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AHHHHH!!! I should have booked the other day!!!

So I went to officially book the Thanksgiving trip and now the Free Dining is all sold out! EEEKKK!!! So I have my Travel Agent put a 7 day hold on 11/23-11/28, less time, but also less money. But she is also going to call in the morning and see if she can work some magic and still get our original dates! Crossing my fingers!

I went ahead and made ADRs for the new dates just in case. I'll cancel the others as soon as I find out I'm stuck with my new dates. The bummer is two less days at the resort. But the good of it would be two days with much lower crowds. And its about $1,000 cheaper... Maybe I should be happy with it the way it is... Oh I just don't know. I guess I'll wait and see what my T/A friend says in the morning.

Either way, we are going to WDW!

Oh, and DD12 walked into my office right when I printed out our reservation. I wasn't fast enough she saw it and freaked out! LOL I showed her the part that says must be paid by this day... And said, this doesn't mean we are for sure going. We haven't paid. But I think she knows. Oh well, secret may be out completely.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #30
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I think I've come to terms with this...

The more I think about the $1,000 savings and the fact that 2 or 3 of our five days would probably be fairly drastically lower in crowds, I think I'm liking this plan more and more... I may just stick with it no matter what the travel agent says.

If my days off at work pan out, I may add a day. Of course that would probably add back $500. But we will see...

Arriving : Friday 11/23/2012
Departing : Wednesday 11/28/2012 for 5 nights
2 Adults,4 Children


Resort Name: Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Resort Category: Value Resorts
Room Type: Cars Family Suite


Park Tickets 5-Day Magic Your Way Base Ticket
Package Type: Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining
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