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Old 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #856
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Sitting outside for an afternoon at a German cafe enjoying great beer and food would pretty much be a perfect day for me.

Although I traveled areas of Europe for work, the only time I've spent in Germany is a short layover in Munich, which really doesn't count. My travel bucket list includes Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Tanzania, and Australia
You will the love the beer in Germany, it is so tasty, wait the beer is pretty tasty in Switzerland and Scotland too. You need to visit and we can all sample the beer!
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I loved Heidelburg when I was over in Germany. It was almost a weekly trip for us from Frankfurt.

Looks like I might be heading over to Geneva for work a few times in the upcoming months, looking forward to it!
I was just in Heidelberg a few weeks ago and I agree it is an amazing city!

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Just had 4.5 fun days at WDW and am about to catch my bus over to the Dream for my cruise, wanted to pop in and say hi!!!
Have a great time, I have been living vicariously through your posts and pics. We will be there soon, I'll keep you posted. BTW, you would love the German beers too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #857
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Welcome aboard! ... Love the ZiggyStardust name ... big fan of old school Bowie, and Mick Ronson was an early influence on my guitar playing. Although I primary played guitar in a cover band many moons ago, I did actually take vocal duties when we played 'Moonage Daydream', 'Ziggy', 'Lady Stardust', and 'Space Oddity'. Horrible singer, but I do a great Bowie impression apparently
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to the group. Your name looks familiar, but as much as I get around, if you didn't post here before I could have easily seen you elsewhere on the DIS.

Thx for the welcome!

Yea I've been around the dis for a while. Usually in waves.
The ziggy name was after my dog that I named after Bowie. So kinda roundabout way to get a user name.

Trying to figure out a way to sneak down to wdw during f&w. but being unemployed at the moment isn't helping. Here's hoping!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #858
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I've heard so many good things about AKL and Boma, definitely excited for the whole experience! POP is Pop Century resort. Its a value resort. I chose it because it has its own bus system, so it shouldnt be too bad getting back and forth. I have the TouringPlans subscription and I have been checking out the expected crowd values for our dates, and they all look really low, like 3s and 4s, which is great! Do you remember it being crowded when you went around the same time? Thanks for the tip for MNSSHP! I will definitely give myself atleast an hour. I have been researching the best viewing areas for the fireworks. I absolutely LOVE fireworks. I'll probably end up crying.
POP has their own bus system? I had no idea! I hope it won't be too crowded. Last time we went, we went in the middle of September. It was the lowest season for DVC so that's why we went at that time. The crowds really weren't that bad at all. I actually have video of Epcot at 10:00am on a Saturday morning and there was no one there! It was so weird! I love fireworks too! If you love fireworks, you'll love them at MNSSHP!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #859
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POP has their own bus system? I had no idea! I hope it won't be too crowded. Last time we went, we went in the middle of September. It was the lowest season for DVC so that's why we went at that time. The crowds really weren't that bad at all. I actually have video of Epcot at 10:00am on a Saturday morning and there was no one there! It was so weird! I love fireworks too! If you love fireworks, you'll love them at MNSSHP!
I didnt't realize Pop had it's own bus system either until yesterday when I was on the phone with Reservations. I was originally booked at ASMu but the CM told me about the bus system and the fact that they rarely/never host cheerleaders through most of the year, and I was hooked.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #860
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When I was at POP in October, the buses were great. I only waited over 10 mins twice. Once for DTD and once for MK. I have a car, but usually ride the bus since it was off-season. It was nice. I only had one complaint, and it wasn't POP's fault. I stayed 5 night, and on my 3rd night onward a family got the room next to me and they were LOUD. Like slamming doors and running around.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:25 PM   #861
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I stayed at pop over new years and had no issues with the busses and that says a lot since the crowds are bad those days
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #862
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Hey All

Sorry that I have been MIA for a few days. My son was here with me visiting from GTMO so I have been spending a fair amount of time with him. He left yesterday morning so now I am back in the swing of planning. . .

I will post a poll of the weekends in October. Whichever one wins the most votes will most likely be our choice. I don't care as I can get there whenever I want, but most of you travel from out of state.

Oh, and just a heads up. The new RFID readers are in place at most turnstiles at the parks. Paper annual passes are going away. If you renew this year you will get the new RFID pass and the new rules that go with that. I also believe they will be charging for replacement annual passes if you lose them (Disneyland in California already does this and has for years). There will be some new restrictions on fast passes as well, though I haven't read the whole new process yet.

Nice to see everyone and welcome to the newbies.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:02 AM   #863
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Well shucks. . .it appears that polls are only allowed on new thread starts, not on replies to existing threads. I will go create one and you all can vote. . .
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #864
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I didnt't realize Pop had it's own bus system either until yesterday when I was on the phone with Reservations. I was originally booked at ASMu but the CM told me about the bus system and the fact that they rarely/never host cheerleaders through most of the year, and I was hooked.
Wow that's really interesting.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #865
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These things happen....it was the Rum's fault.
As I recall I was the only one drinking the rum (after you made a run down to the lobby to get a bottle just so I'd drink).... The Rum would be free from all blame. Well, At least blame about a missing memory. Rachel may have some complaints about it.



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Just had 4.5 fun days at WDW and am about to catch my bus over to the Dream for my cruise, wanted to pop in and say hi!!!

I want details on your cruise. It's starting to look like we may end up doing a cruise for the Honeymoon instead of the massive disney trip we were originally planning. Rachel really wants to do the cruise since we'll have her parents looking after Gus and she'd rather not have to worry about him when she goes on a cruise.

Her parents just got back from a cruise at the beginning of the month, so that just adds to her excitement.
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I hear Carnival has down good cruises
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #867
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Sorry that I have been MIA for a few days. My son was here with me visiting from GTMO so I have been spending a fair amount of time with him. He left yesterday morning so now I am back in the swing of planning. . .

I will post a poll of the weekends in October. Whichever one wins the most votes will most likely be our choice. I don't care as I can get there whenever I want, but most of you travel from out of state.

Oh, and just a heads up. The new RFID readers are in place at most turnstiles at the parks. Paper annual passes are going away. If you renew this year you will get the new RFID pass and the new rules that go with that. I also believe they will be charging for replacement annual passes if you lose them (Disneyland in California already does this and has for years). There will be some new restrictions on fast passes as well, though I haven't read the whole new process yet.

Nice to see everyone and welcome to the newbies.
I guess we will get the new RFID pass when we are there in May. We will have to figure out a day to meet.

I'm also not going to answer your poll, we will wait and see what the dates are and go from there, hopefully we can make the trip.

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As I recall I was the only one drinking the rum (after you made a run down to the lobby to get a bottle just so I'd drink).... The Rum would be free from all blame. Well, At least blame about a missing memory. Rachel may have some complaints about it.






I want details on your cruise. It's starting to look like we may end up doing a cruise for the Honeymoon instead of the massive disney trip we were originally planning. Rachel really wants to do the cruise since we'll have her parents looking after Gus and she'd rather not have to worry about him when she goes on a cruise.

Her parents just got back from a cruise at the beginning of the month, so that just adds to her excitement.
Erik and I have been talking about a Disney Cruise too, especially after seeing the pictures Tara posted on FB. It will have to wait for now since we are planning a trip in early May to WDW.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #868
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Throw Ireland in there too, especially if you are a beer lover. Was there in January, and sitting in Irish Pub drinking the local brew is pretty good. I am not a stout fan, but I had my mandatory Guinness when in country and then switched to the local brews and ciders.
Some years back I had some work in Arklow, south of Dublin. I had a blast. I ended up hanging out with the locals all week in the pubs of Bray. As you probably know, business travel is an interesting way to see the world. I don't usually get to see the touristy stuff, but it's an amazing way to get a feel for the real culture and local flavor of different areas.

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You will the love the beer in Germany, it is so tasty, wait the beer is pretty tasty in Switzerland and Scotland too. You need to visit and we can all sample the beer!
Brock, are you on FB yet???
I've still somehow managed to avoid FB. Every now and then I ponder joining up, but I have friends and relatives who treat FB like crack ... and it pretty much scares me away. That or I could become the next Kip Drordy (South Park ref). For now I'm sort of on the fence.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #869
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I hear Carnival has down good cruises
EWWWWWWWWW....Carnival is going to have to change its name. It has a black cloud over it now. I was on the Triumph years ago, but I don't think I would ever do Carnival again.
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EWWWWWWWWW....Carnival is going to have to change its name. It has a black cloud over it now. I was on the Triumph years ago, but I don't think I would ever do Carnival again.
I was on the triumph too, I keep busting my mother because she is going on the carnival pride in june
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