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Old 04-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Did we loose any campers over Summer Discount!

I have looked at the summer discount and looked at it, and Looked at it!
I know my grandson would love the AOA cars suite! I would love to take him!
So far I haven't changed my reservations! I also have a longer stay at the Fort and thinking about adding another day! I know I would have more spending money, too! But it is tempting!

My grandson has been looking at the pictures and videos of Disney Resorts with me! I've been trying to show him the cars at AOA! He liked seeing them! But when we got to Fort Wilderness he got the most excited over seeing the kids at the water slides at Fort wilderness, and seeing a bike sitting in front of one of the campers! To beat it all the Bike was clearly the winner! LOL! He wanted to know if he could take his! LOL!


For 8 nights at Walt Disney!
For 4 adults 1 child, 1 infant , Resort, 7 day park hopper:
Art of Animation Suite = $4,554
All Star Sports =$3, 936
Pop Century preferred room =$4,321
Pop Century preferred pool =$4, 397

For 9 nights at Fort Wilderness Camping:
campsite=$1,080
Golf Cart=$ 439
Tickets =$1,817
More gas=$ 200
TOTAL $3,336
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like a no brainer to me!!! Happy camping
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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?..show him the cars at AOA! He liked seeing them! But when we got to Fort Wilderness he got the most excited over seeing the kids at the water slides at Fort wilderness, and seeing a bike sitting in front of one of the campers! To beat it all the Bike was clearly the winner! LOL! He wanted to know if he could take his!
Exactly where I was, last fall, with a free dining offer, trying to convince the kids...and we ended up at exactly the same conclusion as your gs, with exactly the same motivation... "I want to do THAT, there (bike, camper, plus)".

And while I love free dining during F&W, I'm actually so permanently glad! And 6 FD days versus 14 at the Fort...That's a special!
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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We love the RV'ing style, so nothing could convince us to go the hotel route. Too attached to our own bed, bathroom and kitchen. 5 more days!
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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We love the RV'ing style, so nothing could convince us to go the hotel route. Too attached to our own bed, bathroom and kitchen. 5 more days!
Ditto! Nothing like having our own stuff with us! We hate staying at hotels now!
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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If they allowed my husband to loop around the hotel on his golf cart with a cocktail in his hand, we might consider it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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If they allowed my husband to loop around the hotel on his golf cart with a cocktail in his hand, we might consider it.
Haha ooooh the life of the fort
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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You could always split stay. We have started doing that recently... although we love FW the most... some deals with dining and such were really a good plan. This year we are doing 10 days and splitting 5 at FW and 5 at Beach Club. We get our relaxing Fort fix and then try out other areas with deals. Last time we did POP with Fort. That one we won't do again. While we loved the theming... the crowds and noise made us miss FW too much.

In 2010 we had the RV and just made arrangements for parking at the resort. This year we are tenting with popup.... Beach club has said no problem parking pup in back lot. We found last time that doing the Resort on the last days made leaving easier... the pack up of camping gear and was already done. We were able to relax at the pool a little and then just hit the road.
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If they allowed my husband to loop around the hotel on his golf cart with a cocktail in his hand, we might consider it.
LOL!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:34 AM   #10
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You could always split stay. We have started doing that recently... although we love FW the most... some deals with dining and such were really a good plan. This year we are doing 10 days and splitting 5 at FW and 5 at Beach Club. We get our relaxing Fort fix and then try out other areas with deals. Last time we did POP with Fort. That one we won't do again. While we loved the theming... the crowds and noise made us miss FW too much.

In 2010 we had the RV and just made arrangements for parking at the resort. This year we are tenting with popup.... Beach club has said no problem parking pup in back lot. We found last time that doing the Resort on the last days made leaving easier... the pack up of camping gear and was already done. We were able to relax at the pool a little and then just hit the road.
I didn't know that a resort would let you park your camper. But have read where others have done a split stay.
I saw where a mother was staying at AOA for her children and then part of her vacation where she wanted. I thought that was kind of neat thing to do!
I would do that!
But I would probably never convince my husband to do a split stay! Once he gets somewhere he is there for the duration of his stay and he is not going to move or pack up and go anywhere else untill we go home. Especially if he camps! LOL!
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I didn't know that a resort would let you park your camper. But have read where others have done a split stay.
I saw where a mother was staying at AOA for her children and then part of her vacation where she wanted. I thought that was kind of neat thing to do!
I would do that!
But I would probably never convince my husband to do a split stay! Once he gets somewhere he is there for the duration of his stay and he is not going to move or pack up and go anywhere else untill we go home. Especially if he camps! LOL!
When we were at the DVC presentation last week, the guy mentioned that most of the resorts will allow campers and motorhomes in the parking lots as space allows to accommodate guests.

My DH is the same way. He would laugh me out of the house if I ever suggested that.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #12
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But I would probably never convince my husband to do a split stay! Once he gets somewhere he is there for the duration of his stay and he is not going to move or pack up and go anywhere else untill we go home. Especially if he camps! LOL!
Yeah... after staying at POP (for our 12 year old DD) if did take some convincing. We are campers at heart. This year though our son will be home from S. Korea (it's been over a year already) and joining us for some of the days on leave since he will be stationed in the states around that time (thankfully). I thought the Beach Club would be more enjoyable than camping for him this time... We are saving our Epcot days for when we are at Beach Club so that we can just walk over. He's not interested in MK at all so we will do that while at FW... love taking the boat over. He'll turn 21 while we are at Disney so we will add that to our celebrations. We are getting very excited.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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That sounds like a great plan and hope you have a very special vacation with your son! I know just being with him will make it that way but hope weather , plans and everything work out great for you!
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