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Old 10-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #31
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I'm here, too, just a little late. I doubt if I even make it to page 2! You would have to start when I'm on a little vacation.

LOVE the title you decided on!

It's good to see all the familiar names from your past TR's. And we know from experience that we will be treated to some great updates and lots of funny stories.

Can't wait to read more!



ETA: Yep, I was right........the dreaded page 3. I'm in steerage!
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #32
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Your countdown today-- lest you forget. ;)






Do we get an update today?????????

Aw, c'mon. We deserve it. Entertain us!!
Please???




And Teri-- bless your heart honey. If the ship were to take a sudden nose dive we'd all be running for steerage.
It's all a matter of perspective, see?

Love her title too.

Have fun on your vacation!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #33
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I'm doing great, thanks for asking. FINALLY found enough time to catch up on the DIS. Baby is letting us sleep most of the night, so that helps. How are you? You must be pretty excited to be trying the Grand Floridian and going back to the lovely Poly!
Well that's good that you are getting some sleep. Those first few months can be rough!

Yes, we are very excited to be trying the GF and going back to the Poly!!


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I'm here, too, just a little late. I doubt if I even make it to page 2! You would have to start when I'm on a little vacation.

LOVE the title you decided on!

It's good to see all the familiar names from your past TR's. And we know from experience that we will be treated to some great updates and lots of funny stories.

Can't wait to read more!



ETA: Yep, I was right........the dreaded page 3. I'm in steerage!


Teri!! It's okay that you are late, I know you have a good excuse!! Actually several of my DIS friends are on vacation this week. So I'll excuse the low attendance. For now, anyway.

Yeah, real original title huh?! So glad I thought of it.

Lots of updates to come!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #34
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Do we get an update today?????????

Aw, c'mon. We deserve it. Entertain us!!
Please???




And Teri-- bless your heart honey. If the ship were to take a sudden nose dive we'd all be running for steerage.
It's all a matter of perspective, see?

Love her title too.

Have fun on your vacation!!


Wow another countdown reminder!!! Are you trying to tell me that I need to get it together or what???


Sorry, no update today. Stupid work.
I'll try to get on here tomorrow morning before work with one!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 AM   #35
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Good morning!


So before we get to the wheres, whens, and hows of this vacation, let's talk Disney resorts....

How many WDW resorts have all of you stayed at?

For us it is the same amount of times we have been to WDW – Eight! And not because we have stayed at a different resort each and every trip (because we have repeated one of them) but because we have done a few split stays!

So where have we stayed?
October 2005 ~ Caribbean Beach Resort
May 2007 ~ Port Orleans French Quarter
May 2008 ~ Coronado Springs
January 2009 ~ Caribbean Beach Resort
November 2009 ~ Port Orleans Riverside and Old Key West
November 2010 ~ Boardwalk Inn
August/September 2011 ~ Caribbean Beach Resort and Polynesian
April/May 2012 ~ Beach Club

As you can see we like to get around!! I guess we figure that since we vacation at the same place every year we might as well change things up a bit by taking on a new resort almost every time! But as you can see we do have our favorite(s). Obviously CBR is the only resort we have repeated so far. Until now. From here on out I think we will likely end up at the Polynesian as much as possible!! Or at least every other trip. We got to stay there for 4 nights in 2011 and were instantly in love. I honestly never thought the place would live up to all the hype, but it did!!

So this is how we rate all those resorts, favorite to least favorite ~

Polynesian
Caribbean Beach Resort
Boardwalk Inn
Port Orleans Riverside
Old Key West
Port Orleans French Quarter
Beach Club
Coronado Springs

I'm sure that order is surprising to some of you!! But those are our feelings.


Some pics of our favs.....

Poly ~













CBR ~














BWI ~











Up Next: The wheres, whens, and hows of our vacation.


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Old 10-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #36
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Aw, I love that picture of the boys on the beach at the Poly.

We stayed at the Poly several times when I was little (ie, when the Poly was new! ) and I would love to stay there again. We wander through it when we stay at Shades of Green and it feels very nostalgic for me.

You've stayed at a great selection of resorts! I think it's a great idea to try different ones. Can't wait to hear what you think of GF.
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Holy cow----- okay first of all, the pic that you took of all of you at the Poly in Sept last year, compared to the one you posted of you at DHS from May---good grief-- the boys have grown so much in just that short amount of time! I'm not even believing it!


So big.
Where the heck did the time go?

Okay now, that out of the way, on to the resorts!

It's totally interesting to me to scroll down your pics and see the differences in room size and furnishings.

I loved staying at the Poly-- I loved the dark wood, the way the rooms looked. I was always worried that you wouldn't like that, so I'm happy that you loved it when you went.
I didn't think I would like the GF b/c it's completely different than the Poly-- light and bright and airy looking. But the GF rooms are more like the pic of the BWI rooms and we ended up falling in love with the resort we never were much interested in staying at! I guess you just never know--- you had a similar experience with the Poly.

I still would like to stay at some of the resorts you've been to-- mainly BWI and POR and one day I think we'll do it, if I can drag myself away from the GF.

The way you do it with incorporating split stays- a new resort and then a favorite resort-- is the way to go I think if you're wanting to see them all.

Great post-- the pics should be very helpful to someone that might want to stay at one of them but is on the fence about them.



Oh, and the places we've stayed in order of preference:

GF
Poly
POFQ
CBR
ASMu
Pop


Thanks for the entertainment this morning, and oh-- Happy 52 days!!
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Aw, I love that picture of the boys on the beach at the Poly.

We stayed at the Poly several times when I was little (ie, when the Poly was new! ) and I would love to stay there again. We wander through it when we stay at Shades of Green and it feels very nostalgic for me.

You've stayed at a great selection of resorts! I think it's a great idea to try different ones. Can't wait to hear what you think of GF.
Thanks! I really like that pic too!

There's just so much to love about the Poly, isn't there?

We love trying new resorts. Although it can be a little scary. I hope we love the GF!!


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Holy cow----- okay first of all, the pic that you took of all of you at the Poly in Sept last year, compared to the one you posted of you at DHS from May---good grief-- the boys have grown so much in just that short amount of time! I'm not even believing it!


So big.
Where the heck did the time go?

Okay now, that out of the way, on to the resorts!

It's totally interesting to me to scroll down your pics and see the differences in room size and furnishings.

I loved staying at the Poly-- I loved the dark wood, the way the rooms looked. I was always worried that you wouldn't like that, so I'm happy that you loved it when you went.
I didn't think I would like the GF b/c it's completely different than the Poly-- light and bright and airy looking. But the GF rooms are more like the pic of the BWI rooms and we ended up falling in love with the resort we never were much interested in staying at! I guess you just never know--- you had a similar experience with the Poly.

I still would like to stay at some of the resorts you've been to-- mainly BWI and POR and one day I think we'll do it, if I can drag myself away from the GF.

The way you do it with incorporating split stays- a new resort and then a favorite resort-- is the way to go I think if you're wanting to see them all.

Great post-- the pics should be very helpful to someone that might want to stay at one of them but is on the fence about them.



Oh, and the places we've stayed in order of preference:

GF
Poly
POFQ
CBR
ASMu
Pop


Thanks for the entertainment this morning, and oh-- Happy 52 days!!

Those pics were only taken about 8 months apart. Can you believe that??? You are right -- where does the time go?


I was really worried about the Poly. Remember that??? I really thought it would be too dark for me. But it wasn't! In fact, I am pretty sure I could live there. I just hope it's as awesome the second time as it was the first. I am a little worried. Last time we knew we would be in the Hawaii bldg and we lucked out with an awesome garden view room! This time we just don't know what we will get. Kind of scary!!

Can't wait to see the GF rooms in person! I think we will like them. You are right -- they do look a lot like the BWI rooms. I totally think you should try the BWI!! I hear the CL there is the best on property......

That's quite the list of resorts you have going there too!!


Happy 51 DAYS to you!!
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I was so glad you loved the Poly b/c when Mark and I tried it and I came home exclaiming over it to you I was thinking I'd never stay anywhere else and was worried that you'd try it and hate it.

Now I'm worried that you're going to try the GF and hate it after I've exclaimed over it so much!

Oh well. If you do that's ok-- we can wave to one another from across the water.

I do want to stay at the BWI. I tried talking Mark into staying there this trip in a CL deluxe room. But since he has stayed there with work once, he isn't too interesed in doing it again. Of course that WAS before the renovations. Maybe next trip?? Two or three years from now?? Maybe he'd be willing to do a split stay like y'all do....

I can't believe those pics were only 8 months apart.
Wait till we get pics of the kids together and compare them to last year. Holy cow it's going to be weird!
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I probably missed it (I am on my second glass of wine) but wat are your dates?
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I was so glad you loved the Poly b/c when Mark and I tried it and I came home exclaiming over it to you I was thinking I'd never stay anywhere else and was worried that you'd try it and hate it.

Now I'm worried that you're going to try the GF and hate it after I've exclaimed over it so much!

Oh well. If you do that's ok-- we can wave to one another from across the water.

I do want to stay at the BWI. I tried talking Mark into staying there this trip in a CL deluxe room. But since he has stayed there with work once, he isn't too interesed in doing it again. Of course that WAS before the renovations. Maybe next trip?? Two or three years from now?? Maybe he'd be willing to do a split stay like y'all do....

I can't believe those pics were only 8 months apart.
Wait till we get pics of the kids together and compare them to last year. Holy cow it's going to be weird!
I actually figured I wouldn't love it since you did!! But luckily that is something we do have in common!

The GF will be interesting. I'm afraid it's not going to have a fair shot with the giant mess that it is right now. I'm still hopeful that they will have some of it cleaned up within oh say the next 7 weeks, 3 days.....

I think you guys should give the BWI a try! I know Mark didn't love it before, but the rooms are nicer now and maybe he just had a bad room location. I think CL there with a BW view would be so awesome.

It will be fun to get some new pics of all the kids and compare them to last time!!


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Old 10-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #42
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I love the convenience of the Poly!! Close to both mono lines! I personally don't like the darkness of the room, but I do love the space in there!! And I know they are doing some reno's ..heard that they were repainting and recarpeting the halls a few months back...is it for inside the rooms too? If they could lighten up the decor just a teeny weeny bit I would be more in love with it! I am interested in POR also,...I had it on the table for this trip, but Mike doesn't want to be strapped to just buses all the time,...and he LOOOOVES the WL, so thats what we went with!! Yes, your boys are getting so big!!
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That's so great that you've stayed a lot of different resorts. I'm w/ you on staying in new places since you're in the same place yr. after yr.

We haven't been able to stay at that many since more than half of the times we've stayed in my parents timeshare.
We've stayed at Beach Club, GF, Poly and CBR. The Beach Club was my favorite I think the GF would be next only b/c of the awesome upgrade we got so I'm basing it on the room and RPC. We did love the size of the room at the Poly. The daybed was the best- my kids won't sleep together.
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I love the convenience of the Poly!! Close to both mono lines! I personally don't like the darkness of the room, but I do love the space in there!! And I know they are doing some reno's ..heard that they were repainting and recarpeting the halls a few months back...is it for inside the rooms too? If they could lighten up the decor just a teeny weeny bit I would be more in love with it! I am interested in POR also,...I had it on the table for this trip, but Mike doesn't want to be strapped to just buses all the time,...and he LOOOOVES the WL, so thats what we went with!! Yes, your boys are getting so big!!
Me too! So convenient and so much space in the room!!

They are redoing all the rooms. One longhouse at a time. I kind of hope they don't change it up too much. I like it the way it is. But yes, it could stand to be a little brighter in there!

I'd like to try the WL sometime too. It looks so cozy! Planning on heading over there to check out their holiday decorations!


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That's so great that you've stayed a lot of different resorts. I'm w/ you on staying in new places since you're in the same place yr. after yr.

We haven't been able to stay at that many since more than half of the times we've stayed in my parents timeshare.
We've stayed at Beach Club, GF, Poly and CBR. The Beach Club was my favorite I think the GF would be next only b/c of the awesome upgrade we got so I'm basing it on the room and RPC. We did love the size of the room at the Poly. The daybed was the best- my kids won't sleep together.
It's fun to try new resorts!!

You've stayed at some great resorts! I agree - the room size and that extra bed at the Poly is so wonderful.
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