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Old 04-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #1336
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #1337
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Water water, we have water. Rain today and to be heavy with thunderstorms tonight. I hope the ground is not too muddy this weekend. DD has 4 games this weekend, so we will be busy. Of course, the rain is bringing in cooler weather. I have to break out my heavier sweatshirt. Us parental units seem to be the coldest in the field.


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Old 04-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #1338
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mac - so do think they won't have boat access? there was thread here a month or so ago as to the locals' concerns. In our area it's not unusual for taxpayer gimmies (a reverseon the old play to pay) to keep business/large employers humming along.
i don't think the boats were ever considered to be part of the new hotel.

the idea could have been tossed around but so far, has not materialized.


i can't see it happening since the pedestrian bridge is gonna happen.



but, who knows what will happen or change in the future.
i never thought the day would come when the ghostbusters would be removed from the studios.........


our weather is still crazy.
yesterday we had the floods and storms.

this morning drizzle rain then snow flurries, then hail, then back to snow flurries.

and it is cold.
well, it's in the 30's but with the dampness outside, i feel cold.


spring will hit us in May............

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #1339
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April showers bring May flowers

It was almost 85 degrees here yesterday and going to hit freezing tonight. I don't think i could bear to see snow.

No boat transport or FOTL perc for CBmakes it hard to see the appeal unless it's priced dirt cheap imo. Will be interesting to see where the rates are initially set and if they need to adjust them depending on bookings.
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Damo, thanks for the info on the new footbridge. Funny, I could see that much easier then trying to make a bridge and have the cars go over the canal. With the footbridge you are not changing any real part of the road. With no express pass, I guess with the early entry and maybe free sending purchases to room, plus chance to have larger family rooms, it will still appeal to many. Even if had to walk as far as the parking garages, finding your car in a hotel lot is much easier. Wonder how much traffic the new hotel will pull from the other neighbor hotels. With my AP, it may be interesting, though my kids are so used to the hotel express pass, I think we may stick with ones that have that perk.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #1341
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It was almost 85 degrees here yesterday and going to hit freezing tonight. I don't think i could bear to see snow.

No boat transport or FOTL perc for CBmakes it hard to see the appeal unless it's priced dirt cheap imo. Will be interesting to see where the rates are initially set and if they need to adjust them depending on bookings.
Think that they are hoping the lower rates will appeal to families cause I checked dates for next year and it looks like it would be about $500 or cheaper a week than the RPR but that still doesn't make me want to stay there
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #1342
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It was almost 85 degrees here yesterday and going to hit freezing tonight. I don't think i could bear to see snow.

No boat transport or FOTL perc for CBmakes it hard to see the appeal unless it's priced dirt cheap imo. Will be interesting to see where the rates are initially set and if they need to adjust them depending on bookings.
yes, CB will be cheaper but the hotel still doesn't catch my eye.
i did the rate check for dates similar to mine and it was about $100 a night.
i used the standard, no view room to get that.

i have read thru the CB hotel section and it isn't for me.
i'm sure it will appeal to others that have a strict budget and have larger families.

it's pretty cheap.
cheaper than a value at disney.

i'll stick with rph.
it's close to city walk, ioa and the hotel has many things that i enjoy.
also enjoy the express line unlimited usage.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:53 AM   #1343
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Damo, thanks for the info on the new footbridge. Funny, I could see that much easier then trying to make a bridge and have the cars go over the canal. With the footbridge you are not changing any real part of the road. With no express pass, I guess with the early entry and maybe free sending purchases to room, plus chance to have larger family rooms, it will still appeal to many. Even if had to walk as far as the parking garages, finding your car in a hotel lot is much easier. Wonder how much traffic the new hotel will pull from the other neighbor hotels. With my AP, it may be interesting, though my kids are so used to the hotel express pass, I think we may stick with ones that have that perk.
I didn't realize the hotel guests would get early entry, likely will appeal to the HP crowd but...at the risk of sounding horrible, wondering if X many more guests taking advantage of that perc will devalue it

my intent is not to be snobby as to level of accommodations (i did my share of tent camping when kids were young to save $ on trips - it was fun, glad it's done lol) just that there are so many other options in Orlando for larger families that are very reasonably priced.

Will be interesting to see how the new hotel fares over the coming years.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1344
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Ello ello......

Arrived back from New York earlier today.......LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!

We all had an amazing time in an amazing city.....and it was wonderful seeing family members in Long Island again after such a long time. So many highlights......no real lows to speak of......

Still at mums till tomorrow and in the last 31 hours I've had around 3hours catnap on night flight and hetting to the confused stage!!!

On my phone as i have no puter up here.......going to sleep niw.....so so tired.

Hope everyones doing good catch you latrt
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #1346
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Just a drop in to say HEllO !!


Off to another busy week of hell here ... My college math is giving me a run for my money !! our kids here are testing and the school is crazy !! my middle one is done choosing a college !! She is off to Mt St Mary College in upstate NY ... I am sad !! I wanted her to stay close to me ...


Must run family party today out in Long Island .. about an hour from here ! Getting the troops ready now ! LOL

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #1347
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Hello everyone...I just came to the conclusion that I don't really like disney as much as I like the planning. There is just to much work that goes with disney...its really a job instead of a vacation. So I'm weaning myself from disney...for now anyway. Can't wait for portifino.
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i see you have a trip planned for 9/13 at the darkside.
looks like you are another homie that enjoys that hotel.

what dates do you have lined up?
i feel the middle and end of the month is the best time for september

i've only done one stay there, with the rest of my stays at hrh and rph.



yea, planning for the motherland is a full time job.
i do enjoy the planning but it has points of frustration for me at times.
at 180 days out, i couldn't get a ressie for the Plaza at MK.
still can't get one for noontime, so i booked that adr for a day i wasn't planning to be in that park.


this means i have to rearrange all my adr's to different days in order to get that one place i want.
all of this changing around to get the reuben sandwich and tomato basil soup.

after the motherland, i switch to the darkside for 10 nights.
i'm planning nothing except for finnegans in advance for the night i book a tour/hhn.

all i've done is book the room, booked car service.
i'll do the planning when i get there.
easy peasy.


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Old 04-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #1349
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Years ago before IOA was even built there was going to be 5 hotels with a timeshare. All the hotels were going to connect with waterways. Now with CB I'm glad that its not going to get the water way extended. I think CB has a great value, early entry, and close to the parks. I also believe that no resort hopping will be allowed.

I did notice last weekend a sandwich board sign at Citywalk docks saying you need to show your room key to get on the boats. I think you will see this more or be official. It will be the only way to make sure the boats are used for resort guests to go to and from the hotels (RPR, HRH, PBH). They also might have had many people taking the boats and paying resort guest were having to wait too long. IDK.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #1350
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welcome home carole!

Last few trips they were checking resort IDs in the later in the evenings pre-boarding, I chalked it up to security policy.

mac we haven't been happy with Plaza last few visits. Ridiculous long waits to be seated for ADRs (early lunches) and both times took 4ever to get our food. Just not willing to burn 1-1/2 hours there to grab a sandwich, although the steak hoagies are about as good as it gets in WDW.
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