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Old 03-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #1591
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Happy Easter Everyone!

We are getting very excited about our upcoming trip...just 1 week and 6 days until we are in Disney!

We are currently booked YC CL GV. This is a reservation we've had since August, and we are super excited!! But, since this morning, I've also been a little confused...and here's why...

My husband mentioned that there is a pretty good CM discount being offered for the week we are there, on a select few resorts. He found out that for a few hundred dollars more for the week we can get a Garden Suite at the BWI, which also has CL access.

So, I'm just not sure what to do. I know nothing about the BWI. We've never stayed there and I don't know much about the Garden Suites. However, it sounds like they would give us a little more room, which would be nice with a 10 year old and a 13 year old.

I would be sad to say goodbye to SAB though...

You may wonder why I'm asking a group of BC / YC fans if I should switch to a different resort. But, over the last few months, I've come to learn that you are such a friendly and honest group. And, simply put, I trust your opinion.

So what would you do? Have any of you stayed in the Garden Suites at BWI before? I'm really puzzled. I know I'll be happy no matter what, but I need some good opinions! Thanks!!
I love the boardwalk area! On our first trip to disney my husband and I went out one night and hung out on the boardwalk. I fell in love with the area.

My only issue was the pool. I just can't get past the clown. But I looked into the resort.... Love the colors and interior but one long hallway, uh ah! I like the lay out of BC/YC better. One of the complaints about BWI is the long hallway.

I think I would try and see if I can find out where the suites are located in BWI if it was doable and the discount was good I would go for it. If I was paying the same amount as my room in BC/YC I would stick with the original plan. That's just me. But I've been dreaming of staying at YC since we started looking into our 1st family disney vac in 2008
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Thank you! It's been a busy, but great day. And as a gift, I received a brand new camera that I will happily use for our August stay at BC!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #1593
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Happy Easter Everyone!

We are getting very excited about our upcoming trip...just 1 week and 6 days until we are in Disney!

We are currently booked YC CL GV. This is a reservation we've had since August, and we are super excited!! But, since this morning, I've also been a little confused...and here's why...

My husband mentioned that there is a pretty good CM discount being offered for the week we are there, on a select few resorts. He found out that for a few hundred dollars more for the week we can get a Garden Suite at the BWI, which also has CL access.

So, I'm just not sure what to do. I know nothing about the BWI. We've never stayed there and I don't know much about the Garden Suites. However, it sounds like they would give us a little more room, which would be nice with a 10 year old and a 13 year old.

I would be sad to say goodbye to SAB though...

You may wonder why I'm asking a group of BC / YC fans if I should switch to a different resort. But, over the last few months, I've come to learn that you are such a friendly and honest group. And, simply put, I trust your opinion.

So what would you do? Have any of you stayed in the Garden Suites at BWI before? I'm really puzzled. I know I'll be happy no matter what, but I need some good opinions! Thanks!!
A good problem to have! I have never stayed at BWI, so I don't have any advice for you. Pixarmom has stayed at both (YC and BWI), but she may still be away on vacation. She has posted comparisons to the two resorts in a prior thread, but I can't remember which one.


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PM me your name and address!! I will be laminating next week!
That looks great!!! Thanks for doing this. I think it was NinjaMom who posted the picture. I'll look on Page 2 to see if I gave her credit.

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And if memory serves, the last time it fell on Easter was about 10 or 11 years ago.

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #1594
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Credit for the photo goes to oh my, I can't find the owner !!! ninjamom or pixarmom am I even close ? And credit for figuring out the correct libations and amounts goes to medicgirl177!!!

PM me your name and address!! I will be laminating next week!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #1595
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I can't help but notice how CLEAN your Mickey is. My older son takes that guy everywhere! Sometimes he will cry in his sleep and if you hand him a stuffed animal, he will (in his sleep) feel to check that it's that Mickey. If not, he keeps crying. The result being ours looks terrible, I just hadn't realized quite how bad it was.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:00 PM   #1596
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I'm not positive, but you may need to be careful that changes you make are a modification to the package you have, not a change that requires a rebooking of your trip (which may no longer be subject to the promotion). I don't know what the impact of adding one day, or taking one away would mean.

Yes, with a package you can cancel more than 45 days prior to the trip, but you are not guaranteed that you can rebook under the same terms.

I am hoping others with more experience with the booking/rebooking process can you more definitive information.
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And if memory serves, the last time it fell on Easter was about 10 or 11 years ago.
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And if memory serves, the last time it fell on Easter was about 10 or 11 years ago.
It was 11!! My DS was born 11 years ago on Easter Sunday!!! Happy Birthday to you JKSWonder!!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #1599
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And if memory serves, the last time it fell on Easter was about 10 or 11 years ago.
Happy Birthday JKSWonder!!!

Boy we sure have a lot of birthdays here in our little BCYC World!!!
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I can't help but notice how CLEAN your Mickey is. My older son takes that guy everywhere! Sometimes he will cry in his sleep and if you hand him a stuffed animal, he will (in his sleep) feel to check that it's that Mickey. If not, he keeps crying. The result being ours looks terrible, I just hadn't realized quite how bad it was.
Lol ! Mine's so clean because I don't have kids! Though my 3 yr old nephew loves sleeping with all my Disney stuffed animals when he stays the night!
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Hello everyone...hope you all had a lovely Easter Sunday! I have a question for everyone. Just today on the old WDW site (which is the only one we can get ) It finally popped up that I could do online check in. I started going through the motions to do it, but then it kicked me back out of it. I was going to try again tonight, but my question is this.

Does it really matter if I don't do the online check in? We are staying CL, so I wasn't sure if it was really necessary. Is the check in at CL part of the experience? But I do wonder about making the requests with the online check in. Will we get the daybed with us being five? If a full balcony is important should I do the online check in and request that?

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I have exciting news! You guys know how my Extended family vacation was put on hold this fall because my SIL is pregnant & due near our arrival, and how sad I was. So then I told you on my bday 2 was ago that DH said that he & would go sometime this fall, which sent me over the moon ! Well in the mean time, my 60 yr old aunt (who is also my godmother) asked if I'd like to go on a vacation as her husband doesn't travel (last year we went to Vegas w/ my mom, sister, 2 aunts & cousin-this was my aunts 1st vacation out of town in 20+ yrs & now has vacation bug). So of course I suggested my beloved Disney, & my aunt was worried it wouldn't work in her budget, & I let her know Disney can fit any budget, so I suggested Pop (so sad not my beloved BC/YC, but so happy to go)! I just booked us today at Pop 5/26-5/30 w/4 days standard tickets & dining plus plan! This will be my aunts 1st trip to Disney!

My aunt had asked me last month about going on a vacation, but I didn't want to commit as DH just graduated in Dec 2012 with 2nd degree & has been looking for new job so I didn't want spend until he found new job. Well 2 wks ago he was offered new management job & all of his background screening came back on Friday & has an official start date so DH gave me the green light!! He also found out he can take vacation after 6 mos so we can go this fall!!

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1. Finding inexpensive flights
2. Finding dinner reservations as things seemed booked

So the things I am now considering:
1. Upgrading tickets to AP when I arrive
2. Booking bounce back while at Pop for fall trip w/ DH to YC or BC

Any thoughts on AP/bounce back?

Thanks for listening to my long rambling story, I just wanted to give you full background story. All of you guys answering my questions really helped me plan this, thank you!

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1. Finding inexpensive flights
2. Finding dinner reservations as things seemed booked

So the things I am now considering:
1. Upgrading tickets to AP when I arrive
2. Booking bounce back while at Pop for fall trip w/ DH to YC or BC

Any thoughts on AP/bounce back?

Thanks for listening to my long rambling story, I just wanted to give you full background story. All of you guys answering my questions really helped me plan this, thank you!

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You'll have to consider the difference between the bounceback offer and the AP.
The AP rate can be as much as 30%...sometimes 40% off if booking a deluxe room if they are having any specials when you choose to go again. The bounceback offer i believe requires a ticket purchase and a room. I haven't done one, so i'm not positive on that. If that is the case, buying the ap might be moot. The AP can give you additional discounts too, if your vacation style coinsides with it...tours, some dining discounts, and shopping...generally between 10 and 20%.
Congrats on your opportunity! and your husband's new employment!

Edit to add: Continue checking on your dining reservations...especially around the 45 day mark...some people may cancel.
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Cape May Clam Bake...

Just wondering if kids who qualify as "kids" for dining have access to all of the selections at the Cape May clam bake? I have kids who are adventurous eaters who would love to dive into the mussels, clams, crab, etc. and would hate to have them restricted to the mac/cheese and pizza.
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Just wondering if kids who qualify as "kids" for dining have access to all of the selections at the Cape May clam bake? I have kids who are adventurous eaters who would love to dive into the mussels, clams, crab, etc. and would hate to have them restricted to the mac/cheese and pizza.
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