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Old 07-07-2013, 11:04 PM   #976
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Wow! Quiet Friday night I guess...

DH and BIL put up beadboard in DS's room yesterday. I think it looks awesome. So proud of DH and so thankful for BIL's help!! :-)



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I love the room Krystal! So darn cute! No boys over here so not used to that!

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Love POR, it's our fav moderate.
SueM: I hope we love it too! BTW How is the knee these days??

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How does a resort change work exactly? We may be doing a change or two. If we switch resorts will disney move our luggage for us?

Also, we are thinking of staying non-dining plan and not needing tickets before our first night. However, we need to get into parks for a pre rope drop ADR early the next morning. If our second stay will have the tickets and dining plan can we have access to all that already at 8am?!??? Not sure if this can possibly work.
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Sorry - Nov. 29.

(Couldn't tell if this was a thread for summer trips or for thinking over the summer about upcoming trips. )


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And I just have to say that I've seen this thread pop up often when I'm on the resort boards but on the mobile app, 96 pages is a lot to read! I am about 15-16 pages and realize that I don't have to be ashamed of my resort changing ways!
Cadyrose: Now chant "I will never be ashamed...I will never be ashamed!!"

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It was truly the best trip yet. We were never made to feel out of place. The front desk service was wonderful and so accommodating. It was our daughter's birthday 2 days before we arrived. Mickey and Minnie left gifts of stuffed animals, balloons, coloring books, crayons and signed cards for both her and her brother in our first day. The next day she got ftom the GF staff a chocolate heart filled with homemade M&Ms delivered to our room (had to be home made cause they tasted 1000% better than regular ones!).

It was just really amazing and I learned how wrong I was in my thinking if GF...I'm a convert now. Not that I still won't try other resorts... Poly is still on our to do list as well as an Epcot deluxe but I would always go back to GF in a heartbeat if the deal was good.
Ooohh you make the GF sound so lovely!!

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We love the Grand, definately do not find it snooty. We even made a comment about that this week while we were standing on the balcony looking at the people. I have never felt out of place.
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Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I haven't been on much...Mom is here again and flying out to Texas tomorrow morning to spend time with her sister. So spending all my time with her! I have a lot of reading to do it seems....
Hope you had a great visit with your mom.

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Sheila, the lobby near Kona and Ohana can get busy at peak meal times but other times it is very peaceful and easy to find chairs facing the pool/lagoon to just sit and/or enjoy an adult beverage. The lower level has seating as well, but no view - although even the second floor view isn't all that to write home about. I love it and find many times when it isn't too busy...it's not lik the old days it s still pretty, peaceful and a million miles from the real world. Of course, most all resorts have lots of visitors these days anyway.
Christine: We found the same, other than the crowded mealtimes was busy, but otherwise it is a lovely relaxing lobby.

Hi to all!! Quiet night here....

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #977
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Knee is coming along. Doing physio 2-3 times a week hope it will get me functional for August trip. I walked (slow) around the neighbourhood early this evening for about 45 min. Really sore by the end of walk. I think I'll be spending a lot if afternoons floating around SAB!! But I have hope it will be better in a month.

Koh what did the TA say? Good luck!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #978
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Knee is coming along. Doing physio 2-3 times a week hope it will get me functional for August trip. I walked (slow) around the neighbourhood early this evening for about 45 min. Really sore by the end of walk. I think I'll be spending a lot if afternoons floating around SAB!! But I have hope it will be better in a month.

Koh what did the TA say? Good luck!!
And what's wrong with time spent floating around SAB?? Just what the doctor ordered, right?? ;-)

I showed DH my prices (based on the current summer discount which is basically the same as the old one) and he actually asked how much it would be to do all 8 nights at the Poly! AND a BLV Tower room at the CR has opened up for all 8 nights as well! SO, I have my TA double checking price for both tomorrow and then I can ch-ch-change for the final time!! Can't go wrong with either one, BUT, pros/cons of each? Or Heather, have some pics of both to share? ;-)
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #979
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Me? I pick CR over poly every time 😎
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Me? I pick CR over poly every time dde0e
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:34 AM   #981
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Knee is coming along. Doing physio 2-3 times a week hope it will get me functional for August trip. I walked (slow) around the neighbourhood early this evening for about 45 min. Really sore by the end of walk. I think I'll be spending a lot if afternoons floating around SAB!! But I have hope it will be better in a month.

Koh what did the TA say? Good luck!!
Sue Happy to hear the knee is progressing nicely

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And what's wrong with time spent floating around SAB?? Just what the doctor ordered, right?? ;-)

I showed DH my prices (based on the current summer discount which is basically the same as the old one) and he actually asked how much it would be to do all 8 nights at the Poly! AND a BLV Tower room at the CR has opened up for all 8 nights as well! SO, I have my TA double checking price for both tomorrow and then I can ch-ch-change for the final time!! Can't go wrong with either one, BUT, pros/cons of each? Or Heather, have some pics of both to share? ;-)
Krystal BLT is another I like, almost booked it twice but I keep getting scared off due to everyone saying how small the studios are and 1 BDrms are a bit pricey for just 2 of us.

I'd probably go for the Poly if CR Tower was not available
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #982
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Unfortunately, yesterday I cancelled our September trip for MNSSHP. We really want to go to the party but the reality is that $800 for 2 nights is a lot for us to spend. Plus, that $800 is a great deposit for next year.

Fortunately, while I was on the phone canceling, the CM confirmed that 2014 packages will release Wednesday so I will be able to play with concrete numbers in just two days.

Bring on the Disney math and have a happy Monday everyone!
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Unfortunately, yesterday I cancelled our September trip for MNSSHP. We really want to go to the party but the reality is that $800 for 2 nights is a lot for us to spend. Plus, that $800 is a great deposit for next year.

Fortunately, while I was on the phone canceling, the CM confirmed that 2014 packages will release Wednesday so I will be able to play with concrete numbers in just two days.

Bring on the Disney math and have a happy Monday everyone!

Sorry about cancelling the Sept trip but at least you can look forward to 2014. I know about financial reasons, due to work changes I am down about $600 per month over the summer. Lots of real life expenses have crept in on us. Boo. I even talked to DH again about cancelling the cruise portion of the trip. Thankfully, he was not upset and just reassured me we can make this work.

Amidst all this this I too will be looking at numbers for next year too! I am a sick individual.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #984
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And what's wrong with time spent floating around SAB?? Just what the doctor ordered, right?? ;-)

I showed DH my prices (based on the current summer discount which is basically the same as the old one) and he actually asked how much it would be to do all 8 nights at the Poly! AND a BLV Tower room at the CR has opened up for all 8 nights as well! SO, I have my TA double checking price for both tomorrow and then I can ch-ch-change for the final time!! Can't go wrong with either one, BUT, pros/cons of each? Or Heather, have some pics of both to share? ;-)
woohoo you get to keep the 8 nights!! Yay! I haven't stayed at BLT, but I love Poly!! Beautiful grounds, large rooms, great dining, both Kona & Ohana are Favs, plus you can get Dole Whip & Tonga Toast at Capt Cooks and there's just something magical about Bering able to see the castle from so many points while strolling around the grounds.
Plus they are renovating all the longhouses. So you'd get a new room. Tikiman pages prob has updates on renos. We loved Tokelau for a GV.
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Hi Everyone!

Just stopping by for a quick hello! We've been out of town at the lake (no internet service) so I'm super behind to say the least. Lots of catching up to do! Hope to do that this afternoon in between painting breaks...my house looks like a tornado has traveled through....crazy!

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Dessert Party is Open to Book for September!

Anyone wanting to make a reservation for the TomorrowLand Terrace Dessert Party It is Available to book now for September
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Anyone wanting to make a reservation for the TomorrowLand Terrace Dessert Party It is Available to book now for September
Speaking of which, I get to keep the dessert party for our last night too!! Woohoo!!

If we do Poly, I'm thinking of requesting Tokelau 3rd floor with balcony?

If CR, it'll be a BLV in the main tower, so just request high floor I suppose?
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Unfortunately, yesterday I cancelled our September trip for MNSSHP. We really want to go to the party but the reality is that $800 for 2 nights is a lot for us to spend. Plus, that $800 is a great deposit for next year.

Fortunately, while I was on the phone canceling, the CM confirmed that 2014 packages will release Wednesday so I will be able to play with concrete numbers in just two days.

Bring on the Disney math and have a happy Monday everyone!
So sorry to read you had to cancel your trip, we had to cancel once and postpone another time, best medicine is to rebook ASAP
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Do any of you know if there is a chance a nemo suite for AoA would open up for a December weekend when they're currently all booked? We are in a Cars room, but my little ones (and husband!!) prefer Nemo. Right now, the first part of our trip is open in Nemo, but not the last few days. I'm considering booking the Nemo room for the first part of our trip and then switch over to Cars... just would have to drop the DDP for the last couple of days. Ideally, however, that Nemo room would open up for our last couple of days and we could just stay put for the week and extend our dining, mugs, etc. I have heard that once they're booked your chances are pretty nil.

Of course, if FD happens for December, we're completely switching resorts...
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Just booked the Dessert Party for our Sept trip!!!! Thank you so much to our own very dear Sheila for keeping that thread going!!!!
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