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Old 04-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #1966
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pete Oh goodness I am so sorry. I forgot I got an email that the system was going down. I didn't realize they were even taking dining down too! It will be back up "this afternoon."
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pete Oh goodness I am so sorry. I forgot I got an email that the system was going down. I didn't realize they were even taking dining down too! It will be back up "this afternoon."
I'm just wondering what Disney considers afternoon....

You know at 12:01 you'll have people complaining ITS AFTERNOON I WANT TO MAKE MY RESERVATIONS!

I guess I should run my errands now, so I'm not out and about when it goes live again.
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I'm just wondering what Disney considers afternoon....

You know at 12:01 you'll have people complaining ITS AFTERNOON I WANT TO MAKE MY RESERVATIONS!

I guess I should run my errands now, so I'm not out and about when it goes live again.
That really stinks!! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long to make your ADRs and you get everything you wanted.
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Thank you all for your kind words . You guys are the best!

I'm feeling a change coming on for August. After another trip enjoying being spread out, I think it's beyond time for us to try out larger accommodations. Everyone is just so much happier when we aren't on top of each other. Six in one room is

That said, I think we are going to bite the bullet and try offsite. We don't use the DDP or EMH. We can get a free minivan rental with rewards from all of DH's work related travel (and prefer driving to busses/ME anyway). APs pay for parking. We never have stuff shipped to our room and I'm used to carrying APs/Room Key/Gift Cards anyway so the KTTW thing is no big deal for us. I think all of the typical onsite bennies may be lost on us Except for close proximity to parks, I guess. And the magic... There is the magic.

Anyway, I got some quotes for WBC awhile back, I'm gonna try to see if they still have room. Right now I'm thinking Poly CL for 3 nights (gotta try a refurbed Hawaii for a least a part of the trip! ) Then do 7 nts at WBC.

Grumpy Grandma - Was it you that liked WBC? I may need to hear some offsite love to make this work.
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OMG....just changed my signature in anticipation of tomorrow....tomorrow I will be the mother of a 9 year old!!!

I can't believe that my sweet baby girl will be 9 tomorrow. Where does the time go???
I am so tired that when I read the first part, I thought that tomorrow you were adopting a 9 year old. Then I read the 2nd part and was like, "yeah, I just need to go back to bed".
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wookie His neuro had suggested it. I hemmed and hawed about for about 4 months but decided to try it. It is NOT the end of the world. I've given it to Lily a few times. There is nothing wrong with it. If you can get him to swallow pills, do that. The liquid is NASTY.
Luckily, he has no problem swallowing pills, even big "horse pills". Although the first time I tried to give him a really big pill, and called it a "horse pill" once I could convince him to take it, he physically swallowed it fine. I just had to convince him it wouldn't turn him into an actual horse.

If I can get the energy together, I'll go get him some later.

I was up really late with the DH. He was having tummy issues. He kept telling me to go to sleep, but I just couldn't. Not with how bad he looked. Plus he really felt like he was going to throw up. He said that he hasn't had that feeling as strong since he had the lap band. The doctor that put in his lap band said that he shouldn't physically able to throw up. If some how he did, it could cause his lap band to tear. I was really afraid I was going to have to rush him to the ER. Luckily, the mil practically has a pharmacy in the house, so she had something for the nausea. A little while after taking the pill, he started feeling better. I found this out by him shutting the bathroom door and making barfing noises. I was half way dressed to take him to the ER, when he opened the door and giggled.
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Good Morning!

Thank you all for your kind words . You guys are the best!

I'm feeling a change coming on for August. After another trip enjoying being spread out, I think it's beyond time for us to try out larger accommodations. Everyone is just so much happier when we aren't on top of each other. Six in one room is

That said, I think we are going to bite the bullet and try offsite. We don't use the DDP or EMH. We can get a free minivan rental with rewards from all of DH's work related travel (and prefer driving to busses/ME anyway). APs pay for parking. We never have stuff shipped to our room and I'm used to carrying APs/Room Key/Gift Cards anyway so the KTTW thing is no big deal for us. I think all of the typical onsite bennies may be lost on us Except for close proximity to parks, I guess. And the magic... There is the magic.

Anyway, I got some quotes for WBC awhile back, I'm gonna try to see if they still have room. Right now I'm thinking Poly CL for 3 nights (gotta try a refurbed Hawaii for a least a part of the trip! ) Then do 7 nts at WBC.

Grumpy Grandma - Was it you that liked WBC? I may need to hear some offsite love to make this work.
We had good luck with the Doubletree Suites near DTD, but then again, we are Hilton people. But it was definitely more reasonable than on site...

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Great today is ADR day and Disney has the entire system down.

petey that is just terrible, I would be a lunatic if that happened to me .

Hope once the lines open up you get everything you want!
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Hey everyone. I just found this thread. Although, I have been to Disney several times, I'm finding myself switching resorts for this trip.

Originally, I was going to WDW on July 2 and checking into BWV then checking out July 3 and into BLT then checking out July 4 and checking into the Dolphin then checking out July 5 and checking into BWV and leaving WDW on July 7. I ended up cancelling our reservation for the Dolphin on the night of July 4-5 and made a reservation for another night at BWV (cash reservation and not points) so that we don't have to switch so much. (We rented points and cannot switch these reservations)

Then I heard that my family was going to Florida too and would be at their vacation home on June 25. I then decided to extend my vacation without my husband as he has to work. I was going to stay with them for the 5 days before I check into BWV on July 2.

But because there would be 11 of us in the house together, I figured 5 days was too much so then I decided to book a hotel offsite for 2 days. I then booked the Wyndham in DTD. But then I noticed that with the rental car, resort fees, etc. I might as well just book a Disney resort.

So then I booked 2 nights at AoA in a LM room. I am super excited as I have never stayed here before as DH would never stay at a value. And just this week, I realized that with 2 little kids, staying at Disney would be much easier than staying at my parent's vacation house for 3 nights so I looked into staying at Disney the entire 5 days.

First I booked 3 nights at All Star Music. Then I cancelled it and booked 3 nights at POR in a Garden View as it was only $100 more. Then I cancelled it and booked AoA for the same price as POR. A LM room at AoA magically appeared for June 27, when it had not been available prior to this. But then I started to miss the idea of staying at POR. I have never stayed there before and since DH isn't with me, now is my only chance as he will only stay deluxe. So I rebooked POR. But now I am having second thoughts about switching so much POR to AoA to BWV to BLT and back to BWV lol. I am thinking to just stay the first 5 nights at AoA and then switch to BWV when DH arrives. Logically this makes sense. However, POR sounds lovely enough to add to my insane hotel hopping. Ahhh this Disney vacation planning is stressful or maybe it's just me? lol
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Hey everyone. I just found this thread. Although, I have been to Disney several times, I'm finding myself switching resorts for this trip.

Originally, I was going to WDW on July 2 and checking into BWV then checking out July 3 and into BLT then checking out July 4 and checking into the Dolphin then checking out July 5 and checking into BWV and leaving WDW on July 7. I ended up cancelling our reservation for the Dolphin on the night of July 4-5 and made a reservation for another night at BWV (cash reservation and not points) so that we don't have to switch so much. (We rented points and cannot switch these reservations)

Then I heard that my family was going to Florida too and would be at their vacation home on June 25. I then decided to extend my vacation without my husband as he has to work. I was going to stay with them for the 5 days before I check into BWV on July 2.

But because there would be 11 of us in the house together, I figured 5 days was too much so then I decided to book a hotel offsite for 2 days. I then booked the Wyndham in DTD. But then I noticed that with the rental car, resort fees, etc. I might as well just book a Disney resort.

So then I booked 2 nights at AoA in a LM room. I am super excited as I have never stayed here before as DH would never stay at a value. And just this week, I realized that with 2 little kids, staying at Disney would be much easier than staying at my parent's vacation house for 3 nights so I looked into staying at Disney the entire 5 days.

First I booked 3 nights at All Star Music. Then I cancelled it and booked 3 nights at POR in a Garden View as it was only $100 more. Then I cancelled it and booked AoA because a LM room at AoA magically appeared for June 27, when it had not been available prior to this. But then I started to miss the idea of staying at POR. I have never stayed there before and since DH isn't with me, now is my only chance as he will only stay deluxe. So I rebooked POR. But now I am having second thoughts about switching so much POR to AoA to BWV to BLT and back to BWV lol. I am thinking to just stay the first 5 nights at AoA and then switch to BWV when DH arrives. Logically this makes sense. However, POR sounds lovely enough to add to my insane hotel hopping. Ahhh this Disney vacation planning is stressful or maybe it's just me? lol
Wow! And my DH thought I was off my rocker when I wanted to do 2 nights offsite, 3 nights AKL, then 3 nights CR (after 1 night in hotel on drive down mind you)... :-)

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Hey everyone. I just found this thread. Although, I have been to Disney several times, I'm finding myself switching resorts for this trip.

Originally, I was going to WDW on July 2 and checking into BWV then checking out July 3 and into BLT then checking out July 4 and checking into the Dolphin then checking out July 5 and checking into BWV and leaving WDW on July 7. I ended up cancelling our reservation for the Dolphin on the night of July 4-5 and made a reservation for another night at BWV (cash reservation and not points) so that we don't have to switch so much. (We rented points and cannot switch these reservations)

Then I heard that my family was going to Florida too and would be at their vacation home on June 25. I then decided to extend my vacation without my husband as he has to work. I was going to stay with them for the 5 days before I check into BWV on July 2.

But because there would be 11 of us in the house together, I figured 5 days was too much so then I decided to book a hotel offsite for 2 days. I then booked the Wyndham in DTD. But then I noticed that with the rental car, resort fees, etc. I might as well just book a Disney resort.

So then I booked 2 nights at AoA in a LM room. I am super excited as I have never stayed here before as DH would never stay at a value. And just this week, I realized that with 2 little kids, staying at Disney would be much easier than staying at my parent's vacation house for 3 nights so I looked into staying at Disney the entire 5 days.

First I booked 3 nights at All Star Music. Then I cancelled it and booked 3 nights at POR in a Garden View as it was only $100 more. Then I cancelled it and booked AoA for the same price as POR. A LM room at AoA magically appeared for June 27, when it had not been available prior to this. But then I started to miss the idea of staying at POR. I have never stayed there before and since DH isn't with me, now is my only chance as he will only stay deluxe. So I rebooked POR. But now I am having second thoughts about switching so much POR to AoA to BWV to BLT and back to BWV lol. I am thinking to just stay the first 5 nights at AoA and then switch to BWV when DH arrives. Logically this makes sense. However, POR sounds lovely enough to add to my insane hotel hopping. Ahhh this Disney vacation planning is stressful or maybe it's just me? lol
Can you do 5 nights at POR, then the rest at BWV? Are you locked in at BLT?

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My parents left this morning. Glad to report that no adult-sized Time Out chairs were needed over the weekend. ..... Any of you know whether I'd need a lunch ADR for the Grand Floridian Cafe? Or The Wave for breakfast? Was thinking about keeping it simple with ADRs this time so I don't hyperventilate and feel pressured. I've only got 2 ADRs at the moment... Thinking about adding lunch at GF Cafe during one of the days but wanted to keep the schedule fairly open.
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Then I read the 2nd part and was like, "yeah, I just need to go back to bed".
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I could do 5 nights at POR but I want to stay at AoA too lol. It's my daughter's birthday and she is going to absolutely love the LM room. I just don't like the idea of the hard mattress, weird air conditioning and far walk to the buses and food court.

I rented points for BLT so I can't change it. Plus I picked it so that on our MK day with DH, he can just walk back to the room if he gets too hot. He has never been to WDW in the summer and hates the heat. And that is why we are staying at BWV and BLT, so that he can walk back to his room if he cannot handle the heat.
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