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Old 10-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question Is anyone NOT going over Veteran's Day weekend??

Just for the heck of it I typed it some dates around the 11th of November (the actual holiday) and can't find a room anywhere on site - going to be some crowds!!!

(It's my ds' 18th bd and thought we may be able to go away for a couple of days but I guess everyone else thought the same thing )

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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I'm not. Its my birthday and we were originally going to go to Epcot for dinner. But my DH is a CM and my birthday is blacked out (meaning we are unable to get in) at Epcot on my birthday! What are the odds right? LOL! Disney's just going to have to celebrate my birthday without me

So now we are just waiing and going a month later in December for CP to see Jodi Benson
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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I've gone down during this week a few times (My birthday is Nov 12)... never been bothered by the crowds. This could but though growing up my family was one that contributed to "Jersey Week" (we were from NJ, mom was a teacher, her birthday was Nov 6 and mine as mentioned was 6 days later)

Though with election day, Food & Wine extended, the half(?) marathon, and Veteran's Day they might be a little more than what I'm use to that week. But I don't mind fighting a few crowds it if means I get to turn 30 in WDW!
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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We had to decide between Veterens Day weekend and part of the following week, or November 1st through Election Day. Based on all the stuff going on around VDay this year (running event, Festival of Masters, Jersey Week, first MVMCP, last weekend of F&W, passholder previews for new FL, Free Dining, etc, etc), we decided to go the very first 6 days of November instead.

We went over Veterens Day week 2 years ago, but there wasn't as much going on. It was a great time to be in the parks and we didn't experience big crowds anywhere.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Nope, not going then - waiting until early December. I usually spend some time at the beach in late October/early November. I usually catch the Halloween festivities on my September trip, and I try to avoid Epcot during F&W due to the fact that it seems like there is a lot more wine than food consumed . So waiting until the Christmas stuff is in full swing works best for me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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DH's birthday is 11/12 and we usually go to WDW. This year we are skipping his b-day because there is just too much going on. DH now uses his EVC in the parks all of the time and with heavy crowds, it's just too difficult to maneuver in the parks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Thats 2 people on this thread with Nov 12 birthdays. I make the 3rd!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #8
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I'll be gone before the 11th.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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good news all that are going that weekend - we resisted the urge to go down for the Passholder preview (will just have to wait and see it all in January)

So that's 3 less people in the parks
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #10
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We wont be there then.....6 less people over Vetrans Day Weekend We are going in 13 days instead
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:39 PM   #11
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I will be there from the 8-13th...celebrating my 50th with Mickey!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:36 AM   #12
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We're going the first week instead...hoping for lower crowds with it being between the last MNSSHP and the first MVMCP!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #13
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I must be one of the crazy ones!! I actually had some Southwest credits that were due to expire or I would have waited until December. So that's why we will be there over that weekend but this will be our first opportunity to do a AP preview and I am excited about that!! Also it's an adults only trip and I am very excited about that as well!! I don't know how busy it might be, but I have noticed the car rentals are still priced fairly high, so there must be a demand. Any way I look at it, it's not going to be any worse than late June or 4th of July, which is what we are used to. For everyone going have a magical trip!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #14
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We are doing the first weekend instead also. Hoping for less people that weekend.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #15
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I would have been going that weekend if I didn't have a wedding on the 10th. So instead we are going the first weekend of free dining, which I think it going to be just as crowded.
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