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Old 09-28-2012, 08:40 AM   #31
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Just posting with my new vacation countdown.

Another trip in the planning stages; I did the land/sea package the first three years I went down, which eventually introduced me to POR.

A few years back, I took three friends from work to an eight day trip right after Thanksgiving, but one of my friends had to leave the second day because her mom passed away. She and I had already gone on a cruise to Europe and were hoping to get back again, but the timing and economy over there just didn't look good.

After five all WDW packages, I am in tune for another "land/sea" package, which you now book through the cruise line and add your resort and transfer package to it. Talked my friend and one other girl from work into going (who has since found another friend to go), so split it four ways, it is awesome.

So we are doing a nine day, five days at the parks, followed by a three day cruise on the Disney Dream next year in the first week of December.
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I'm here too!! Thanks for a shiny new thread Andre!!

Heather- safe travels tomorrow and I hope you get your room!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #33
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Thanks! I'll aim for 6:30, since that won't require getting up earlier than I'm used to.

I'd like to leave the running clothes at home, but I've just taken almost 2 weeks off due to illness. The princess half just keeps getting closer and closer, and I've still got a lot of work to do.
I so get it... I'm running the 10 miler tomorrow night and haven't run in two weeks with bronchitis that just won't quit. I'm also training for the 1/2 in January. I've had to force myself to run on Disney trips but every time I do I never regret it and always end up enjoying myself. Go for it and enjoy!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #34
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Do any of you run at Disney? I'm wondering how early I need to be out running to avoid there being a lot of people for me to have to dodge.
We saw runners along the river paths at all different times of day. The paths by the mansions and river were never crowded during our stay. There were days when we saw hardly anyone around.
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Well, the car is packed, the list has been checked.....twice. Snacks are ready, movies and games set. Just, waiting, waiting, for sweet husband to get home SO WE CAN HIT THE ROAD TO WDW!!!

Hopefully he will be home in the next hour and we can make our goal of Valdosta, GA tonight. We should be checking in by 11 tomorrow!!

So happy at the thought of an afternoon by the pool and some Ragland Road supper. Thanks for all the help, especially Venom (got the details worked out!). I hope all you Disers have a great weekend......

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Well, the car is packed, the list has been checked.....twice. Snacks are ready, movies and games set. Just, waiting, waiting, for sweet husband to get home SO WE CAN HIT THE ROAD TO WDW!!!

Hopefully he will be home in the next hour and we can make our goal of Valdosta, GA tonight. We should be checking in by 11 tomorrow!!

So happy at the thought of an afternoon by the pool and some Ragland Road supper. Thanks for all the help, especially Venom (got the details worked out!). I hope all you Disers have a great weekend......

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Middle of Tennessee to Valdosta GA. Nice distance to achieve tonight. I love to drive strait through if I can make it in one long drive I try. I drive from here to Oak Ridge TN in one drive usually very exhausted. Well pleasant trip, drive safely and of course your welcome no problem at all! Hope you have a magical stay here with us!
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Just thought I'd pop in a picture here and remind people (although I'm sure that Andre put the link earlier) to check out the POR picture thread.

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We are booked for a Royal Room standard. I was wondering if there are standard rooms next to the quiet pool ( or very nearby at least). Also near the bridge. Open to building suggestions or what we should request. I love the idea of a corner room too. Any ideas?

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We are booked for a Royal Room standard. I was wondering if there are standard rooms next to the quiet pool ( or very nearby at least). Also near the bridge. Open to building suggestions or what we should request. I love the idea of a corner room too. Any ideas?

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There are plenty of standard rooms near the pool and or bridge. You just have to try and put that into a request letter and fax them it. There are not any 100% guarantees but lately they have been spreading plenty of pixie dust for guest especially in the Royal Rooms area!

Keep in mind rooms directly near the pools are considered a upgrade from the standard to the water view level.

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Glad to see the new thread!!! Thanks for all you do Andre!!!!
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Another beautiful pic DisneyFreak06. You have a gift. Thanks so much.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #42
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Is this resort usually busy in January? Tour groups, Brazilian teens, etc??
Or do they usually stay in the Values?
We're strongly considering booking here and would love it if the food court was not slammed!!
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Is this resort usually busy in January? Tour groups, Brazilian teens, etc??
Or do they usually stay in the Values?
We're strongly considering booking here and would love it if the food court was not slammed!!
There is always some tour group or cheer group. Even at POR its not to hard to get around and most of the time you cant even hear them if they run down the walk ways. I maybe one time about 2 years ago had to stick my head out and as soon as they saw me they quieted up. But to answer you question I don't usually see those groups at POR, most of the time they are going to all-star or pop century.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #44
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Good morning everyone! Just booked a trip for dec very excited! Staying alligator bayou since we have 5 ppl. I need help getting excited about that... Lol. It's a bit more rustic then I like but this trip is a gift so I'm very grateful!!!

Anyone stayed in the new alligator bayou rooms?

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There is always some tour group or cheer group. Even at POR its not to hard to get around and most of the time you cant even hear them if they run down the walk ways. I maybe one time about 2 years ago had to stick my head out and as soon as they saw me they quieted up. But to answer you question I don't usually see those groups at POR, most of the time they are going to all-star or pop century.
Thanks...I had seen the Brazilians in January but didn't know for sure where they stayed. As for the cheer groups, their reputation precedes them, and I'd like to stay awake from their resort as well!
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