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Old 02-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #841
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I thought about doing only a day at DCA but not sure Joshua could do an entire day at DCA even with Carsland. He doesn't love DCA. He's like me. I think I'll like it more with Carsland though. It's be super hard to not go into Disneyland....

I do like Knott's and haven't been in years. I don't think my kids have been inside Knott's ever. That's a good idea, thank you. Universal is $$ and I don't want to drive into LA. I hate LA.

I couldn't go without going to Disneyland either. I am learning to like DCA slowly but surely.


I have not been inside Knott's for years but I was reading about it recently and you know there are some things that sound really fun to me. I am all for not driving into LA. We have driven from DLH to Beverly Hills and although it isn't a lot of miles but I felt like I had driven 100 miles by the time we were done.
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I couldn't go without going to Disneyland either. I am learning to like DCA slowly but surely.


I have not been inside Knott's for years but I was reading about it recently and you know there are some things that sound really fun to me. I am all for not driving into LA. We have driven from DLH to Beverly Hills and although it isn't a lot of miles but I felt like I had driven 100 miles by the time we were done.


I'll need to check out Knott's more closely. I love Mrs. Knott's fried chicken and they're boysenberry punch. They're funnel cake is the best ever. Way better than Disneyland's even.


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I'll need to check out Knott's more closely. I love Mrs. Knott's fried chicken and they're boysenberry punch. They're funnel cake is the best ever. Way better than Disneyland's even.



Oh Mrs. Knott's chicken is so good!
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Oh Mrs. Knott's chicken is so good!


The last time I went was during their Sunday champagne brunch with my dad and kids like some 8 years or so ago. Good times. I have great memories of Knott's. they had a dance club there at night in the mid 80's called Cloud 9. It was a hoot. I think Knott's has a water park ow too.
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The last time I went was during their Sunday champagne brunch with my dad and kids like some 8 years or so ago. Good times. I have great memories of Knott's. they had a dance club there at night in the mid 80's called Cloud 9. It was a hoot. I think Knott's has a water park ow too.

It's been at least 20 years since I have had the chicken because you don't actually have to go into the park to eat it. Or you didn't at that time. I haven't been in the park itself for many more years than that.
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It's been at least 20 years since I have had the chicken because you don't actually have to go into the park to eat it. Or you didn't at that time. I haven't been in the park itself for many more years than that.

Right, you don't have to go into the park. Maybe we'll just go there for the chicken? It's that good. It tastes like nostalgia should.
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Can I just say 9 days until Club 33!!!! Single digits! I'm so excited. And grateful. And looking forward to turning 44.
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for single digits!
I did our online check in for our pre cruise BWV stay yesterday , love having a countdown, and you have 2...or is it 3 countdowns
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I did our online check in for our pre cruise BWV stay yesterday , love having a countdown, and you have 2...or is it 3 countdowns



Yay for pre cruise check in!!! How many days before were you able to check in? Was it easy? Did you do it online? What did it entail?

I love countdown too. I've got Club 33, even saying it freaks me out, and then one for the cruise. I need to add a countdown for the day or two we'll be at Disneyland during Spring Break but I've got some decisions to make there. I'm truly thinking about doing just one long mega open to close park hopping day. The thought of two days at Disneyland/DCA without midday breaks isn't all that appealing. I'd rather be crazy commando for a full day then be pooped the second day as I know that's what we'll do. Does that even make sense?
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Yay for pre cruise check in!!! How many days before were you able to check in? Was it easy? Did you do it online? What did it entail?

I love countdown too. I've got Club 33, even saying it freaks me out, and then one for the cruise. I need to add a countdown for the day or two we'll be at Disneyland during Spring Break but I've got some decisions to make there. I'm truly thinking about doing just one long mega open to close park hopping day. The thought of two days at Disneyland/DCA without midday breaks isn't all that appealing. I'd rather be crazy commando for a full day then be pooped the second day as I know that's what we'll do. Does that even make sense?
You can do online check in 60 days prior to arrival, it was easy. They wanted a credit card number for room charges, approximate arrival time and check out time. The requests they offered for BWVs were a pack n play, close to transportation and ground floor (I didn't have any of those requests).

For me I'd need a day at each park, simply because we haven't seen cars land and DSs would want to spend a lot of time there and I'd hate the thought of just one Disney day, it would upset me so much that I wouldn't enjoy the day, yeah, I might have a few issues .
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You can do online check in 60 days prior to arrival, it was easy. They wanted a credit card number for room charges, approximate arrival time and check out time. The requests they offered for BWVs were a pack n play, close to transportation and ground floor (I didn't have any of those requests).

For me I'd need a day at each park, simply because we haven't seen cars land and DSs would want to spend a lot of time there and I'd hate the thought of just one Disney day, it would upset me so much that I wouldn't enjoy the day, yeah, I might have a few issues .


Check out time? Don't we all check out at the same time on a cruise?

Did you make any request for the BWV? I had to call when I made my THV requests as they didn't list my specific ones. I tend to get fairly specific.




I totally get it and have the same issues as you. I'm having a tough time deciding on the one day vs two which I know sounds silly right? Always choose two but we've got our nights pretty well planned out so I'd only want to do one night there. Maybe we'll do 2 day 1 park/per day tickets instead of Hoppers and do Disneyland all day and then DCA the next day with Disneyland being our late night. I need to figure out which park has EE/EMH which day and do the opposite so we are on equal footing as we won't have access to EE/EMH. Who'd think it'd take so much planning for a day at Disney. Plus we'll choose Disney on the cooler days. I'm not sure if those tickets have the 14 day window like hoppers do.
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Did you make any request for the BWV? I had to call when I made my THV requests as they didn't list my specific ones. I tend to get fairly specific.




I totally get it and have the same issues as you. I'm having a tough time deciding on the one day vs two which I know sounds silly right? Always choose two but we've got our nights pretty well planned out so I'd only want to do one night there. Maybe we'll do 2 day 1 park/per day tickets instead of Hoppers and do Disneyland all day and then DCA the next day with Disneyland being our late night. I need to figure out which park has EE/EMH which day and do the opposite so we are on equal footing as we won't have access to EE/EMH. Who'd think it'd take so much planning for a day at Disney. Plus we'll choose Disney on the cooler days. I'm not sure if those tickets have the 14 day window like hoppers do.
Check out is based on our Dinner seating. The early seating usually goes to breakfast at 7:00AM on the last day and can start disembarking (by character/colored luggage tags). Second seating should be at breakfast by 8:30AM. Our concierge host tried to give us luggage tags that would get us off the ship earlier, but I knew we would be slow and the red Mickey tags we had were just fine. We were on our way to leave the ship no later than 9:30AM and our car was all loaded up with luggage before 10:30AM. It's in their best interests to get you off that ship ASAP since they have a whole new crowd coming on at noon.

Sun. - DCA
Mon. - DCA
Tues - DL
Wed. - DCA
Thurs. - DL
Fri. - DCA
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Did you make any request for the BWV? I had to call when I made my THV requests as they didn't list my specific ones. I tend to get fairly specific.




I totally get it and have the same issues as you. I'm having a tough time deciding on the one day vs two which I know sounds silly right? Always choose two but we've got our nights pretty well planned out so I'd only want to do one night there. Maybe we'll do 2 day 1 park/per day tickets instead of Hoppers and do Disneyland all day and then DCA the next day with Disneyland being our late night. I need to figure out which park has EE/EMH which day and do the opposite so we are on equal footing as we won't have access to EE/EMH. Who'd think it'd take so much planning for a day at Disney. Plus we'll choose Disney on the cooler days. I'm not sure if those tickets have the 14 day window like hoppers do.
It was the Check Out time for BWV that was "asked", it was the online check in for BWVs that I did yesterday.

We did our on line cruise "stuff" last week, at our 75 days prior to embarkation.

As we are renting the points for our BWV stay I asked the owners to request that we are away from the elevators on a high floor with thinking that we might get fireworks from Epcot that way. We have a 1 bedroom Standard View.

For me hoppers for 2 days at DL wouldn't be necessary, there is enough to do in each park without hopping if you're there for only 2 days. But it's amazing how fast the passes add up especially for the 5 of you and the kids being counted as adults. I'm not sure about the 14 day window either
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Check out is based on our Dinner seating. The early seating usually goes to breakfast at 7:00AM on the last day and can start disembarking (by character/colored luggage tags). Second seating should be at breakfast by 8:30AM. Our concierge host tried to give us luggage tags that would get us off the ship earlier, but I knew we would be slow and the red Mickey tags we had were just fine. We were on our way to leave the ship no later than 9:30AM and our car was all loaded up with luggage before 10:30AM. It's in their best interests to get you off that ship ASAP since they have a whole new crowd coming on at noon.

Do I have any choice in the time? I'd like as late as possible right now but that might change with our flight times. True, I didn't realize that unlike a hotel who's got until 4:00, the ship turns around fast. Yikes, no wonder they want people off so early.



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Mon. - DCA
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Wed. - DCA
Thurs. - DL
Fri. - DCA
Sat. - DL


Thank you! So I'm thinking we'll do DCA on Tuesday and Disneyland on Wed. That's so so helpful. Trying to wrap my heads round all of this so last minute overwhelms me.

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It was the Check Out time for BWV that was "asked", it was the online check in for BWVs that I did yesterday.

We did our on line cruise "stuff" last week, at our 75 days prior to embarkation.

As we are renting the points for our BWV stay I asked the owners to request that we are away from the elevators on a high floor with thinking that we might get fireworks from Epcot that way. We have a 1 bedroom Standard View.

For me hoppers for 2 days at DL wouldn't be necessary, there is enough to do in each park without hopping if you're there for only 2 days. But it's amazing how fast the passes add up especially for the 5 of you and the kids being counted as adults. I'm not sure about the 14 day window either

Ive always wanted to stay at the BWV. I hope you get a fireworks view. It looks like such an awesome resort. The BW area alone is so cool.

I think as this is our first cruise, I'm at the 75 day check in too or maybe it's even less like 60?

Yeah, I'm really thinking about not getting Hoppers. I can always add it if Joshua has had enough DCA. Not staying on property stinks! Or even close by. My friend lives close but not walking close. I figured it'd be a 60 minute journey between leaving the park, getting to the car via tram, and then getting to her house. Not terrible and we could go back. I'll have to give it more thought.



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Do I have any choice in the time? I'd like as late as possible right now but that might change with our flight times. True, I didn't realize that unlike a hotel who's got until 4:00, the ship turns around fast. Yikes, no wonder they want people off so early.
if you have already chosen your dinner seating the choice has been made. Also your luggage needs to be placed outside your stateroom door by 10:30PM the night before you disembark. As soon as the ship docks they're unloading that stuff. You need to be out of the stateroom by like 8AM, with all your carryons.

It's sort of a pain if you have a late flight. What we're doing in April (and I still have to work this all out with Disney) is we will take their transport back to the airport from Galveston, and then catch the airport shuttle to the Doubletree, stay overnight and catch an 8AM plane home the next morning.
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