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Old 10-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #3301
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I havent even seen it!! I wish that thread was better so I could get good pictures and a feel for the layout.
We've had dinner at Jiko. It's lovely. And has more activities for adults and kids than any other resort. There's always something interesting going on. Th decor and attention to detail are phenomenal.if you google the resort you'll find sites with better pics. Plus we love the food options.

The one thing you can tell from pics - it's dark. They keep the lights intentionally low. I've read that people bring lighted make-up mirrors. Personally the low light drives me bonkers. Another reason for the split stay. But it didn't bother the rest of the family at all. I may take some kind of small light though.

We splurged for Savannah view but there are so many public viewing areas that I don't think you'd miss it. The only thing I'd suggest is make sure you have time in your plan to really enjoy the resort. This is not just a place to sleep.

Oh, and I ordered binoculars and night vision goggles from Amazon this week.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #3302
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You guys are just way too sweet. Yeah, we are hoping to go Oct 2013, and yes, someone already started a roll call. wah

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHANGE. The Roll Call remains as is!!
Oh I'll have to get in that...I am SOO excited to plan next year already
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #3303
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Jumping in here we are headed back for Christmas on 12/12 - 12/27 hitting all the Disney parks (annual pass holders) plus Universal/Islands of Adventure (50% discount due to incident last year...going twice) Busch Gardens & Discovery Cove (2nd time). We have done this trip for the past two years as a family Christmas present and look forward to it.
What an awesome trip! I loved Discovery Cove.
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To add to my dilemma---because of the different room discount percentages, AKL is actually $300 less than WL.
Hmmmmm....... I actually like AKL much better than WL. And that from a gal who resisted for years staying anywhere that isn't on the monorail. And it seems like the holiday decorations at AKL are great too. Just sayin'...
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #3305
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Aack!!! Now you all have ME looking at upgrading resorts!!!! At this rate I'm SOOOOO going to have to take a break from this roll call or I'm going to go broke
Same here. I was playing with the new discounts for next year too.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #3306
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DH and I set up a new checking account last month so that we could save up to pay off our Disney vacation balance. I deposited the last of it yesterday and sent over the debit/credit card info to our TA. They received the info and we thought that everything was well and good. Our vacation was being paid off. No such luck .

Our TA submitted it to Disney and it was declined 3 times! There's more than enough in the account to cover the balance so I called the bank. Come to find out that b/c we only opened the account last month, we have a POS limit of $200 during the first month. It would not be increased until the 15th, which is our 45 day mark ! I explained our situation and the rep talked to her supervisor to see what could be done. THANKFULLY, as a courtesy, he increased our limit so that we could pay off our balance . I told the rep that she just saved our vacation!

I immediately called our TA and explained why it wasn't going through and that I cleared everything up with the bank. She could try it again and this time it should go through. Got a call a few minutes later that it did and we are now OFFICIALLY PAID IN FULL We are now 49 days away from "The Happiest Place on Earth"!
Wow! What a panic! Glad you got it sorted!!
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Jumping in here we are headed back for Christmas on 12/12 - 12/27 hitting all the Disney parks (annual pass holders) plus Universal/Islands of Adventure (50% discount due to incident last year...going twice) Busch Gardens & Discovery Cove (2nd time). We have done this trip for the past two years as a family Christmas present and look forward to it.
Welcome! We are crazy - at least some of us are, so hang on to your hat!

what happened to the whistling smiley???!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #3308
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Welcome! We are crazy - at least some of us are, so hang on to your hat!

what happened to the whistling smiley???!!
This one?
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YES!! its not on my menu any more
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I immediately called our TA and explained why it wasn't going through and that I cleared everything up with the bank. She could try it again and this time it should go through. Got a call a few minutes later that it did and we are now OFFICIALLY PAID IN FULL We are now 49 days away from "The Happiest Place on Earth"!

YIKES!!!!!! Thank goodness it all worked out. And now you are paid and done!! Unless of course you ponder upgrading to another resort like SOME people on here.
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YES!! its not on my menu any more
Even the second page? Just type : rolleyes1 (without the space.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #3313
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Wow! What a panic! Glad you got it sorted!!
Tell me about it! My heart was in my throat when I found out about the POS and when it would increase!

Now the next thing to do will be to get 2 more pieces of luggage and pack! Everything else has been taken care of!
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YIKES!!!!!! Thank goodness it all worked out. And now you are paid and done!! Unless of course you ponder upgrading to another resort like SOME people on here.
Just doing my part to get us to Part 3. I have been on hold for 20 minutes. Should I take that as a sign??? I dont even know what I am going to say when they do answer.
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Even the second page? Just type : rolleyes1 (without the space.
Nope just gone. but thanks for the shortcut



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