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Old 11-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #181
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I know this sounds COMPLETELY unreasonable, but I can't imagine staying at WL and not being able to go up to the lounge...
I honestly struggled with that same thought at the BC & with AKL, believe it or not. BUT when we really sat down and thought about it, we realized we could easily give up CL & could easily live without a savannah VW at AKL. I'd almost rather cut that way then not stay at a deluxe at all. Because we are now visiting in the month of August, we find that we are utilizing the resort amenities more b/c of the heat and we are touring very differently now (heading to parks first thing in the am, back at resort for pool time and resting, then heading out later in the evening when it's cooler) so that's truly why I lean more towards the deluxes. My biggest issue now is that my oldest DD just turned 18 and the extra per nt chg, especially at the deluxes are significant. IDK...I say give up the CL but stay delx if you really plan to utilize the resort...if you plan to be on the go more, than POR may make sense....
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I haven't been able to go back. Heck, I haven't even been able to shed CL which I know we don't need.



Unreasonable? Maybe. But I get it



What about the balloon issue? Has that been resolved? I would do non-savannah at AKL I think. We aren't balcony people so I think that upgraded views are usually lost on us (except for those stinking fireworks views ) The whole resort looks absolutely beautiful and you can view the animals from so many places!

Forgot to post before. Welcome back gwynne! I'm glad the wedding and trip went well! Can't wait to hear more!
Yes, I think the balloon issue is resolved!

And, I wouldn't normally shell out for a view either, but that's kind of the AKL "thing"...those animals right outside of your balcony. I feel like it wouldn't be a full experience if we don't do SV, but at the same time, we probably won't even USE the balcony, except for the one time we check out the view.

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I honestly struggled with that same thought at the BC & with AKL, believe it or not. BUT when we really sat down and thought about it, we realized we could easily give up CL & could easily live without a savannah VW at AKL. I'd almost rather cut that way then not stay at a deluxe at all. Because we are now visiting in the month of August, we find that we are utilizing the resort amenities more b/c of the heat and we are touring very differently now (heading to parks first thing in the am, back at resort for pool time and resting, then heading out later in the evening when it's cooler) so that's truly why I lean more towards the deluxes. My biggest issue now is that my oldest DD just turned 18 and the extra per nt chg, especially at the deluxes are significant. IDK...I say give up the CL but stay delx if you really plan to utilize the resort...if you plan to be on the go more, than POR may make sense....
I do think we will be in the parks more. I do completely understand about deluxe during the summer. When we were there in July, we had pretty much the same touring plan as you described and WL was perfectly conducive to that!

I am expecting much more reasonable weather in April, so those amenities may or may not be a factor for us this trip.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #183
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Thought about that too. But to appreciate a good savings, I'd have to book pool view....worth it?!?!

I've always said I wouldn't stay at AKL without a savannah view...
I've never stayed CL so I guess I don't know what I'm missing .... for bank account I think I'd better keep it that way!!!

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I haven't been able to go back. Heck, I haven't even been able to shed CL which I know we don't need.



Unreasonable? Maybe. But I get it



What about the balloon issue? Has that been resolved? I would do non-savannah at AKL I think. We aren't balcony people so I think that upgraded views are usually lost on us (except for those stinking fireworks views ) The whole resort looks absolutely beautiful and you can view the animals from so many places!

Forgot to post before. Welcome back gwynne! I'm glad the wedding and trip went well! Can't wait to hear more!
I really do enjoy my balcony in the morning .... just drinking my morning coffee! Of course remember I'm not there with kids that I have to get ready in the morning so that probably makes a difference. I will say there is nothing better than coffee, cinnamon roll and watching the animals!
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I've never stayed CL so I guess I don't know what I'm missing .... for bank account I think I'd better keep it that way!!!



I really do enjoy my balcony in the morning .... just drinking my morning coffee! Of course remember I'm not there with kids that I have to get ready in the morning so that probably makes a difference. I will say there is nothing better than coffee, cinnamon roll and watching the animals!
Yes! Keep it that way. I'm realizing that I am completely ruined by our WL stay. I'll be honest, I was half hoping that our deluxe stay CL would be a disaster that we wouldn't feel was worth it....but as you know, all we found was perfection... We used to be value people, now we can't fathom booking a value, and even POR is making us

I want to be pure again............
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Yes! Keep it that way. I'm realizing that I am completely ruined by our WL stay. I'll be honest, I was half hoping that our deluxe stay CL would be a disaster that we wouldn't feel was worth it....but as you know, all we found was perfection... We used to be value people, now we can't fathom booking a value, and even POR is making us

I want to be pure again............
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Yes, I think the balloon issue is resolved!

And, I wouldn't normally shell out for a view either, but that's kind of the AKL "thing"...those animals right outside of your balcony. I feel like it wouldn't be a full experience if we don't do SV, but at the same time, we probably won't even USE the balcony, except for the one time we check out the view.



I do think we will be in the parks more. I do completely understand about deluxe during the summer. When we were there in July, we had pretty much the same touring plan as you described and WL was perfectly conducive to that!

I am expecting much more reasonable weather in April, so those amenities may or may not be a factor for us this trip.
I would totally love the view on the first day. After that?

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I've never stayed CL so I guess I don't know what I'm missing .... for bank account I think I'd better keep it that way!!!



I really do enjoy my balcony in the morning .... just drinking my morning coffee! Of course remember I'm not there with kids that I have to get ready in the morning so that probably makes a difference. I will say there is nothing better than coffee, cinnamon roll and watching the animals!
No CL! Keep it that way!!!!

And I think I want to go on vacation with you! That sounds divine. In my world there would be 4 faces pressed up against the window ruining my peace. Maybe I could try it with noise blocking headphones Ah well, someday...

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Yes! Keep it that way. I'm realizing that I am completely ruined by our WL stay. I'll be honest, I was half hoping that our deluxe stay CL would be a disaster that we wouldn't feel was worth it....but as you know, all we found was perfection... We used to be value people, now we can't fathom booking a value, and even POR is making us

I want to be pure again............
I know the feeling. Maybe when the kids start wanting more park time I can give a little on the resort, but for now we spend 2/3 of our time at the resort so the amenities are really important.
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Well, I spoke with my good friend Buck again!!!! I am not even kidding, this is ridiculous and we agreed that we should play the lottery, because what are the chances....???

I am no longer PIF.
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Well, I spoke with my good friend Buck again!!!! I am not even kidding, this is ridiculous and we agreed that we should play the lottery, because what are the chances....???

I am no longer PIF.
MM, I think CRO has given you your very own CM to answer your calls.
OK, I can't keep up, what was the final decision???
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OK, I can't keep up, what was the final decision???
I went with a pool view at AKL.

Still saved about $600. Not quite the $1300, but something....

When he came on the phone and said his name I literally yelled NOOOOOOOO! He was all...hello???
I said "Buck, how does this happen?!?!?"...he responded "OMG, Veziris!! (My last name)"
What a bizarre moment!!!
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I went with a pool view at AKL.

Still saved about $600. Not quite the $1300, but something....

When he came on the phone and said his name I literally yelled NOOOOOOOO! He was all...hello???
I said "Buck, how does this happen?!?!?"...he responded "OMG, Veziris!! (My last name)"
What a bizarre moment!!!
Too funny! Great resort choice!
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I went with a pool view at AKL.

Still saved about $600. Not quite the $1300, but something....

When he came on the phone and said his name I literally yelled NOOOOOOOO! He was all...hello???
I said "Buck, how does this happen?!?!?"...he responded "OMG, Veziris!! (My last name)"
What a bizarre moment!!!
Lol. I skim this thread to see what you and Pas are up to. You never cease to amaze me. I shouldn't talk I'm a hot mess myself. I haven't gotten into the vacation planning mode yet. It's still too far off for me. I hit my peak at about 2 months out. I like this change, but will it last?
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Good evening ladies....yes, just in from work again, made lunches, and now sitting for a few minutes to catch up with you all!

Candace: What the??? I am not here for a few minutes and AKL???? Wow! Sounds pretty nifty! You keep things interesting!

Sarah: Thanks for the compliment, but this weekend didn't turn out the bestest. It all looked good on paper, but I just did too much, and none of it great. Trying too hard to be a good mom for me can end up leaving me feel like the exact opposite. And DH and I are grating on eachother to boot. SIGH...I seriously need a girls weekend away. Any of you up for a girls weekend? LOL!

Ginny: I can't wait to hear everything about your trip! Sounds like quite a whirlwind!

Iheart: I can just picture those 4 faces pressed up against the window, and I have three faces that do the same to me!!

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Too funny! Great resort choice!
Thanks! I am kind of smitten with it, as it gets us the amenities we appreciate in a deluxe at the lowest cost...whether it sticks....

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Lol. I skim this thread to see what you and Pas are up to. You never cease to amaze me. I shouldn't talk I'm a hot mess myself. I haven't gotten into the vacation planning mode yet. It's still too far off for me. I hit my peak at about 2 months out. I like this change, but will it last?
LMAO! I think I have transcended the hot mess title at this point. After I had made the change to AKL, I considered calling right back and asking about a Poly GV room since so many other rooms at other resorts had opened up under my discount...

I think DH has learned his lesson about "jokingly" criticizing my resort choices....but who was I kidding? I should have known POR wouldn't stick.

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Good evening ladies....yes, just in from work again, made lunches, and now sitting for a few minutes to catch up with you all!

Candace: What the??? I am not here for a few minutes and AKL???? Wow! Sounds pretty nifty! You keep things interesting!

Sarah: Thanks for the compliment, but this weekend didn't turn out the bestest. It all looked good on paper, but I just did too much, and none of it great. Trying too hard to be a good mom for me can end up leaving me feel like the exact opposite. And DH and I are grating on eachother to boot. SIGH...I seriously need a girls weekend away. Any of you up for a girls weekend? LOL!

Ginny: I can't wait to hear everything about your trip! Sounds like quite a whirlwind!

Iheart: I can just picture those 4 faces pressed up against the window, and I have three faces that do the same to me!!

Hi to everyone else...hope you had a good weekend!
Yes, AKL. I think it will be nice. Lots of activities for the kids, awesome pool and slide...indoor corridors...we could do our date night at Jiko, while the kids are at Simba's club...plus, not paying for CL or a view...if we end up at the parks for the most part, I won't feel bad about the money spent on the resort.

We'll see what happens...but I may just be warming up....
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Gwynne. Welcome home.glad the wedding was a success!!!! Yeah for all three epcot resorts in 2012

Candace..you have you're own cm...I'm so proud..akl rocks!! After you read my poly review...just saying...lol

Sarah you have internet!!!! I've made the decision to do gf in Aug. Dh has decided poly..LOL

Ihtm...I also have noncl deluxe issues..rotfl

I am missing so many..getting this thread mixed with my tr..ugh. I miss my computer
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