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Old 09-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #46
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Touring Plans!!!

This is what I have come up with thus far!

4/18 - Arrive at Yacht Club - Our flight does not land at MCO until 8:30 pm, so we'll probably be at the resort around 9:30 pm and will just explore a bit and go to bed.

4/19 - Magic Kingdom in the morning
Pool time in the afternoon
Epcot in the evening

4/20 - Hollywood Studios during the Day
Yachtsman Steakhouse for dinner
Explore the Boardwalk at night

4/21 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Pool Time
Magic Kingdom in the evening
Hopefully Be Our Guest ressies tonight!!!

4/22 - Epcot Morning
Lunch at ESPN Club (for DH)
Pool time
Hollywood Studios in the evening

4/23 - Pack up our stuff - hand it over to bell services to be transferred to the Poly!!!
Go to Epcot for the morning and then monorail over to the Poly to check in in the afternoon.
Hang in the CL lounge until Magic Kingdom that night

4/24 - Resort day at the Poly
Sleep in, do some pool time, Lunch at Kona
Then at night, we will drop off the kids at the Neverland Club while we head to Tutto Gusto at Epcot for date night

4/25 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Will try to get Tusker House ressies
Pool time
Magic Kingdom night

4/26 - Hollywood Studios morning
Pool
Epcot evening

4/27 - Magic Kingdom day

4/28 - Last day
We will let the girls pick where we go so they can do their faves again.
Our flight doesn't leave until 9:30, so ME will pick us up around 6:30
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #47
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Omg Candace I cant believe how great your plans are already..awesome !!!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #48
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Omg Candace I cant believe how great your plans are already..awesome !!!!
Thanks Jeanette! I am most excited about not having a million ADR's to run around to. One meal that is not on there though is Ohana, and the girls really want to do it again....I was just trying to keep TS meals to a minimum while staying CL, but I may add it in for the last night....it is DD8's birthday trip after all...DH would not disagree to Ohana I'm sure!

I have 28 more days to figure it out before our 180 day ADR day!!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #49
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Thanks Jeanette! I am most excited about not having a million ADR's to run around to. One meal that is not on there though is Ohana, and the girls really want to do it again....I was just trying to keep TS meals to a minimum while staying CL, but I may add it in for the last night....it is DD8's birthday trip after all...DH would not disagree to Ohana I'm sure!

I have 28 more days to figure it out before our 180 day ADR day!!!
Not that you're counting down.....Ohana staying at the Poly....A MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #50
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Not that you're counting down.....Ohana staying at the Poly....A MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very true.

I have decided, however, that I am not doing Kona. I was going to do lunch but I'm not as thrilled with their lunch menu as their dinner menu, and I don't want to commit to another dinner during Poly time.

I thought about trying that burger from Grand Floridian Cafe....with the lobster, but not wanting it so much as to make an ADR. If the mood strikes us while there, I will see if there is availability, and if not, oh well!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #51
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A change....not shocking I'm sure

Well, we decided to upgrade the YC portion of our stay to CL as well...

You had to know that was coming, right??

On another note, DH and I have realized that we might have to take a little break from Disney after our April trip.

Honestly, I am ok with it. I never really dreamed that we would be able to take our kids as much as we have. But, we have bounced the idea around of selling our house and relocating. DH has a long commute every day to work and we aren't particularly thrilled with our school district. So, within the next 2-2.5 years, we will either be moving or putting our DDs into private school, so either way, we need to be saving more.

I figure we'll be able to get back by 2015 though...when our oldest DD will be considered a Disney adult.

That's alright, this April trip is going to be
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #52
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[QUOTE=Mousemommy1;46295704][B]
On another note, DH and I have realized that we might have to take a little break from Disney after our April trip.



I hate talking about breaks from Disney!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #53
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On another note, DH and I have realized that we might have to take a little break from Disney after our April trip.



I hate talking about breaks from Disney!!!
I know!! It sucks!! But at the same time, we know its for good reason, and that when we book again we'll be soooooo ready and excited!!

jenny you know I was feeling guilty too about all the trips our girls have had.... In that respect, I think the break will be good for them too....

But enough about that!!

We've still got APRIL!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #54
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Hey Candace,

I totally get your name thing ... I really like my name not to be shortened or changed up either...

I loved your story of your relationship with DH... it's very romantic...

Well, not only was it worth it, but we were hooked. I swear that Disney has WL and AKL well-positioned in their pricing tier to their "gateway resorts"...you know...equivalent to how marijuana is considered to be a gateway drug. The WL and AKL are priced much more reasonably for deluxes, so if you are on the fence about staying deluxe, you might be more apt to try one of these resorts. Well, of course, Disney knows what they are doing and they make these resorts so fabulous that you can't consider ever going back. I guess we have suckers written on our foreheads but it's definitely deluxe resorts for us for the foreseeable future. Darn Disney!

This made me laugh so much because it is so true... DH and I met in college and the first time we went to WDW in college we stayed off property... at some point we stayed at Port Orleans...we loved it... then DH had to go to several conferences at the Boardwalk and I took DD with me and we went to parks while he worked...hehe... (we could never have afforded to stay there) but then we discovered the WL and the slow but steady Resort upgrade... WL , then the AK ...we tried the Poly... and we just bought 80 DVC points at the Beach Club... so yes I totally agree with the WL and AKL are gateway resorts ... although they really are awesome in their own right...

My youngest, my son just turned 10 so he is now an official Disney Adult...
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Well, we decided to upgrade the YC portion of our stay to CL as well...

You had to know that was coming, right??

On another note, DH and I have realized that we might have to take a little break from Disney after our April trip.

Honestly, I am ok with it. I never really dreamed that we would be able to take our kids as much as we have. But, we have bounced the idea around of selling our house and relocating. DH has a long commute every day to work and we aren't particularly thrilled with our school district. So, within the next 2-2.5 years, we will either be moving or putting our DDs into private school, so either way, we need to be saving more.

I figure we'll be able to get back by 2015 though...when our oldest DD will be considered a Disney adult.

That's alright, this April trip is going to be
EPIC!!!!
We won't talk about the break...you just never know......

We will say YAY FOR CL SPLIT STAY SPRINGSTRAVAGANZA
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Hey Candace,

I totally get your name thing ... I really like my name not to be shortened or changed up either...

I loved your story of your relationship with DH... it's very romantic...

Well, not only was it worth it, but we were hooked. I swear that Disney has WL and AKL well-positioned in their pricing tier to their "gateway resorts"...you know...equivalent to how marijuana is considered to be a gateway drug. The WL and AKL are priced much more reasonably for deluxes, so if you are on the fence about staying deluxe, you might be more apt to try one of these resorts. Well, of course, Disney knows what they are doing and they make these resorts so fabulous that you can't consider ever going back. I guess we have suckers written on our foreheads but it's definitely deluxe resorts for us for the foreseeable future. Darn Disney!

This made me laugh so much because it is so true... DH and I met in college and the first time we went to WDW in college we stayed off property... at some point we stayed at Port Orleans...we loved it... then DH had to go to several conferences at the Boardwalk and I took DD with me and we went to parks while he worked...hehe... (we could never have afforded to stay there) but then we discovered the WL and the slow but steady Resort upgrade... WL , then the AK ...we tried the Poly... and we just bought 80 DVC points at the Beach Club... so yes I totally agree with the WL and AKL are gateway resorts ... although they really are awesome in their own right...

My youngest, my son just turned 10 so he is now an official Disney Adult...
Aww, thanks for reading along!!!

Is your name Patricia?? I can only imagine what people do to that (that would absolutely drive me batty)!!

I would love to buy DVC, and I think if we ever stop getting significant discounts we would definitely consider that route.

10 year old "adult" - hmmpph!

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We won't talk about the break...you just never know......

We will say YAY FOR CL SPLIT STAY SPRINGSTRAVAGANZA
I like that. I like that a lot!!!

And, I'm sure DH doesn't think the break will happen. He says I will find a way...
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #57
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[QUOTE=Mousemommy1;46306922]Aww, thanks for reading along!!!


You are welcome- I'm enjoying it...

Is your name Patricia?? I can only imagine what people do to that (that would absolutely drive me batty)!!

I don't usually do this but since I'm preaching to the choir ... You know how you hate Candy... well... people-very sweet well intentioned people like to take my name and do the following...

Patricia=

Pat
Pats
Patti
Patty
Patsy
Trish
Tricia
....

Is it so hard to believe that I actually like Patricia??? -Actually DH is allowed to called me Tish -it's an Adams Family joke...

but I don't usually (or ever) get upset with anyone because it's only usually well intentioned but I really prefer my real, full name...

Sigh... thank you for allowing me to get that off my chest...


I would love to buy DVC, and I think if we ever stop getting significant discounts we would definitely consider that route.

I have 10 years on you and we just bought 80 DVC points...at the Beach Club ... planning to add 25 points every year or so... It def paid but with your Military Discount--- Well deserved may I add...Thank you and your husband...I'm not sure if it pays for you...

10 year old "adult" - hmmpph!

Ridiculous isn't it???
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You are welcome- I'm enjoying it...

Is your name Patricia?? I can only imagine what people do to that (that would absolutely drive me batty)!!

I don't usually do this but since I'm preaching to the choir ... You know how you hate Candy... well... people-very sweet well intentioned people like to take my name and do the following...

Patricia=

Pat
Pats
Patti
Patty
Patsy
Trish
Tricia
....

Is it so hard to believe that I actually like Patricia??? -Actually DH is allowed to called me Tish -it's an Adams Family joke...

but I don't usually (or ever) get upset with anyone because it's only usually well intentioned but I really prefer my real, full name...

Sigh... thank you for allowing me to get that off my chest...


I would love to buy DVC, and I think if we ever stop getting significant discounts we would definitely consider that route.

I have 10 years on you and we just bought 80 DVC points...at the Beach Club ... planning to add 25 points every year or so... It def paid but with your Military Discount--- Well deserved may I add...Thank you and your husband...I'm not sure if it pays for you...

10 year old "adult" - hmmpph!

Ridiculous isn't it???
PATS????

What is wrong with people?????

Well. Hopefully you have a great last name. Unfortunately, my DH is Greek and has the name to prove it!!

You should see how that bad boy is butchered!!!
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Food for thought....

So last night, DH says....now that we are doing CL at both resorts, why do we need to switch resorts????

I asked him which one he would pick and he says Poly.

Ugh, here we go again....

Thoughts???? 10 nights Poly CL or 10 nights YC CL???

Or, just keep the split???
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You obviously need to do what is best for your family, but I really think you guys should try the Yacht club. it is so beautiful and so different from the poly it would give you guys almost 2 separate vacations in one. I really think the girls and will love Stormalong bay!

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