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Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #3226
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Good morning roll-callers! Today marks 8 weeks left before our trip :-)
YAY! Time for the 8 weeks dance!

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:30 AM   #3227
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Good morning! 9 weeks here

Anyone driving down? How long is your drive and what time of the day do you plan on leaving? Any stops along the way?

googlemaps says we have a 451 mile trip (or 7hrs 41 mins). With a few reststops to fuel up and to grab lunch, we're probably looking at 8.5-9 hours. Of course I want to leave as early as possible in the morning. DBF on the other hand doesn't want to budge below 8 a.m.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:34 AM   #3228
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makes me happy today. that is all. kinda.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #3230
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We are driving down! We will leave at 430 am and arrive in DTD around 10 or 1030 am!
We will have lunch at Trex and shop a little then check into ASmu for one night and the next morning check into POR and head to MK! Cant wait!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #3231
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DH and I will also be there again this December! Staying at BWV (my favorite place).
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:35 AM   #3232
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Anyone driving down? How long is your drive and what time of the day do you plan on leaving? Any stops along the way?
What about those of us driving UP? hehehe Drive time, just shy of 3 hrs.

Stops? hmm Fl Turnpike, perhaps a bathroom/coffee break.

Every time I head north, say to go to Palm Beach, I think "if only I could keep driving more, I'd be at Disney."
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we will be at port orleans-riverside from dec 13-20 this is over 1st december visit and i cant wait to see the decorations
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What about those of us driving UP? hehehe Drive time, just shy of 3 hrs.

Stops? hmm Fl Turnpike, perhaps a bathroom/coffee break.

Every time I head north, say to go to Palm Beach, I think "if only I could keep driving more, I'd be at Disney."
Or up!! I'm a bit jealous of your 3 hr drive
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Or up!! I'm a bit jealous of your 3 hr drive
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #3236
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we will be at port orleans-riverside from dec 13-20 this is over 1st december visit and i cant wait to see the decorations
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To think I thought I was far away when I was about a 45 min drive from Disneyland. sigh.
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Good morning! 9 weeks here

Anyone driving down? How long is your drive and what time of the day do you plan on leaving? Any stops along the way?

googlemaps says we have a 451 mile trip (or 7hrs 41 mins). With a few reststops to fuel up and to grab lunch, we're probably looking at 8.5-9 hours. Of course I want to leave as early as possible in the morning. DBF on the other hand doesn't want to budge below 8 a.m.
We are 583 miles from WDW - about 9 hours and 50 minutes but we usually stop just south of Jacksonville which takes about 7 hours. The next morning we leave about 9:00 to arrive in Disney 3 hours later.
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If I win millions I will be the proud owner of a house in Golden Oaks. That's the dream.
That is a good one. But for me, if I won, I'd get my team of lawyers to negotiate with Disney to buy 2 rooms at POR, which will be reserved for me, BDLsgal, our families and guests. Included in the deal will be park passes (including water and Soleil) and dining for all staying in those rooms. Also included would be AP perks, resorts and park-wise, for anyone that I refer. That way, friends and fellow DIS-ers can reap some of the benefits.

Golden Oaks is beautiful. But 2 things... 1) I need to have my seasons. So I don't think I could live in FLA. 2) At GA, you have to clean your own house. At POR, you get Mouse Keeping.
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That is a good one. But for me, if I won, I'd get my team of lawyers to negotiate with Disney to buy 2 rooms at POR, which will be reserved for me, BDLsgal, our families and guests. Included in the deal will be park passes (including water and Soleil) and dining for all staying in those rooms. Also included would be AP perks, resorts and park-wise, for anyone that I refer. That way, friends and fellow DIS-ers can reap some of the benefits.

Golden Oaks is beautiful. But 2 things... 1) I need to have my seasons. So I don't think I could live in FLA. 2) At GA, you have to clean your own house. At POR, you get Mouse Keeping.
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-Early October -when you wonder when it will eventually cool down a bit, but you realize the season is coming because the sun isn't directly overhead. Then suddenly (come mid or later Oct), you wake up and go outside to walk the dog and there is a cool, dry breeze.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:41 AM   #3240
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Ok, so after an hour of trying to convince myself I could switch to WL, I decided to stay at CSR and keep the preferred room. I made the last payment. NOBODY LET ME CHANGE!!
Oh man, I would totally be a reservation-change-enabler if you asked!!! We visited WL to eat at Whispering Canyon and let me tell you I was absolutely jealous of everyone staying there... I'm not even an "outdoorsy" girl like that and I LOVED the look of it! So glad you can't change your reservation - because I would totally be cheering you on!
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