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Old 08-07-2013, 07:17 AM   #2551
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Help!! We are BC lovers, but for our stay there is only pool view available, and DH doesn't want to spend the extra $ for view, so we chose garden view at YC.
My concern is that we will not have the convenience to Marketplace.
We like to grab breakfast here or even dinner sometimes when we are on the go. With 4 kids, there have also been a handful of times where one of us has had to run downstairs to grab something. Is it a big inconvenience being at the YC and further away from the Marketplace??
We usually stay at the BC but one time we were bumped over to the YC. I will admit that we found it inconvenient to add that extra walk to the Marketplace after being spoiled by being close to it for all those other trips. But as someone else said, the resort complex is relatively compact and the walk to the Marketplace is probably shorter than the walk to a food court at a moderate or value. And I think it is much shorter than the walk from the Tahiti building at the Poly to the GH.

You'll have a guaranteed balcony at YC, which is a plus to that resort. And it is closer to the boat dock and HS. And if you are really worried about it, you can check for a room opening at the BC. Rooms open up all the time.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #2552
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Between packing and taking care of DD who is teething and having bad allergies, my brain is malfunctioning I just have a quick question. When we arrive at the YC (CL), will the greeters have someone bring us upstairs or do we wait downstairs until they have our room ready (not sure how the CL check in works)? Or should I just park the car and check in first, then bring DS upstairs if the room is ready? First time we are staying deluxe. I hope I am making sense, just so exhausted and trying to keep this a surprise for DS
We kept it a surprise for our sons too -- we had stayed CL before and said we weren't doing it this trip. We were met at the bus by a surprisingly unfriendly greeter (she spoke to us once the whole way up), which helped us keep it a surprise from the 11 year old until she scanned her card in the elevator and then he knew. My 8 year old can be charmingly oblivious, and he had to be told! If you want it to be a surprise until you get upstairs, I'm sure you could call and ask for them to make a note for your greeter to not talk about it. Even if the room isn't ready, come up and get a snack (or two).
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #2553
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It's official! I'm coming back in 2014! My girlfriends and I will be staying at YC for the Princess Half Marathon. We are staying LV from 2/20-2/25. I'm hoping to switch to a CL room once the discounts are released.

You'll see me dragging my tired behind into the hot tub at SAB after running the 13.1 miles of the PHM. Whoever took Johnny Depp (I'm looking at you Nannette!) better return him before February!

This will be my first half marathon and what better place to do it than at Disney. Everything's better at WDW so maybe 13.1 miles will seem more like 3.1 at home! Wishful thinking!

I'm thinking of getting a t-shirt made that reads "will run for a Grey Goose Slushie!"

Couchy, I hope they lock that jerk up for years! Whoever hits my BC friend then yells at her deserves more than a misdemeanor!

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I'm not a runner, so I haven't paid attention to the Disney World marathons.

Is the Princess Marathon in Feb? What is the one in January? Is that Everest? The one in Oct is ToT?
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #2554
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UGGHHHH.... Bad news. Very bad news. No SAB for me, no BC for me
I was hit by a car while walking my dogs today. Me and the pups were quietly minding our own business and crossing the street in the crosswalk with the signal when a car came roaring down the street and turned right, right into me
I am resting comfortably in my hospital bed in my highly fashionable hospital gown. I have 2 broken ribs, multiple gashes and abrasions, and a deep bone bruise on my femur. The puppies are thankfully fine, but DH called and cancelled our reservation

We did reschedule 10/31-11/3 BC GV but I am still so disappointed. I was so looking forward to this trip. Oh well, it was one of those days...

I will now start planning for our Food and Wine trip
So sorry to hear! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Maybe a visit to see Princess Olivia will help!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:15 AM   #2556
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I'm not a runner, so I haven't paid attention to the Disney World marathons.

Is the Princess Marathon in Feb? What is the one in January? Is that Everest? The one in Oct is ToT?
The Princess Half is in February. The WDW Marathon is in January. There is a a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. If you run both, you get an extra Goofy medal for a grand total of three medals. I have a friend who does it every year.....she's crazy, I mean Goofy! New this year is a Dopey challenge...if you run the 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday AND the full marathon on Sunday, you will receive six medals....one for each of the races plus a Goofy medal and a Dopey medal. If I did all of that, I would be dead!

Expedition Everest 5K with obstacles is in May and the ToT 10 mile is in October. The ever popular F&W half marathon is in November.

I am not a runner. I've done an 8K thru downtown Chicago several times but that's the extent of my running. This is going to be a challenge...both mentally and physically. I've said for years that the only half marathon I would run would be the Princess at WDW. When my friend said she had signed up, I gave it some serious thought and I'm going for it! We'll be the five middle-aged sorority sisters chanting and doing our secret handshake as we run walk thru YC! Ha ha ha. Just kidding!
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UGGHHHH.... Bad news. Very bad news. No SAB for me, no BC for me
I was hit by a car while walking my dogs today. Me and the pups were quietly minding our own business and crossing the street in the crosswalk with the signal when a car came roaring down the street and turned right, right into me
I am resting comfortably in my hospital bed in my highly fashionable hospital gown. I have 2 broken ribs, multiple gashes and abrasions, and a deep bone bruise on my femur. The puppies are thankfully fine, but DH called and cancelled our reservation

We did reschedule 10/31-11/3 BC GV but I am still so disappointed. I was so looking forward to this trip. Oh well, it was one of those days...

I will now start planning for our Food and Wine trip
HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just now saw this, bless your heart!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you get a settlement from that crazy bad driver enough to pay for your WDW trip! What an insane thing to happen!! Thank goodness you're ok and the doggies are ok I was in a pretty bad car wreck last December with a deep bone bruise on my left leg and it is still there. Those are very painful. I hope you are resting and recouping now and feeling better.
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Yes DisneyEsther. Unless they are extremely busy upstairs someone will escort you on up. If the lounge is open you can come in and relax.

The way we do it is I pull up to the front entrance, unload the luggage with bell services and I go park the car. DW and other family (if along) wait in the main lobby for me and we proceed upstairs. Once they had been escorted on up and I joined them.

Another tidbit. If you are not greeted as a CL guest do tell one of the greeters that you are checking in CL. They will handle the rest.
Thank you! This gives me a better idea of what to do

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We kept it a surprise for our sons too -- we had stayed CL before and said we weren't doing it this trip. We were met at the bus by a surprisingly unfriendly greeter (she spoke to us once the whole way up), which helped us keep it a surprise from the 11 year old until she scanned her card in the elevator and then he knew. My 8 year old can be charmingly oblivious, and he had to be told! If you want it to be a surprise until you get upstairs, I'm sure you could call and ask for them to make a note for your greeter to not talk about it. Even if the room isn't ready, come up and get a snack (or two).
Thank you I will definitely call and make a note about the surprise. It has been hard not to spoil the surprise and can't believe that we have made it this far I am not sure if my DS will notice until we go upstairs. He is just excited about the YC (he picked it out) and can't believe we are actually going
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The testing is based solely on check in date and resort chosen to participate according to the letter. Nothing to do with tickets. I got my letter today, 17 days from check in. Just like it's been reported on the boards. No UPS letter, just an email. I had already discovered the Magic Bands in my MDE account and customized them, I already received them via UPS and already booked my FP+ 2 weeks ago. Keep checking your MDE account for something if you are staying at a participating resort.
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It's official! I'm coming back in 2014! My girlfriends and I will be staying at YC for the Princess Half Marathon. We are staying LV from 2/20-2/25. I'm hoping to switch to a CL room once the discounts are released.

You'll see me dragging my tired behind into the hot tub at SAB after running the 13.1 miles of the PHM. Whoever took Johnny Depp (I'm looking at you Nannette!) better return him before February!

This will be my first half marathon and what better place to do it than at Disney. Everything's better at WDW so maybe 13.1 miles will seem more like 3.1 at home! Wishful thinking!

I'm thinking of getting a t-shirt made that reads "will run for a Grey Goose Slushie!"

Couchy, I hope they lock that jerk up for years! Whoever hits my BC friend then yells at her deserves more than a misdemeanor!

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Yeah I love the shirt idea as well. Then when you are tired during the race you can look at your shirt for motivation
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I am not a runner. I've done an 8K thru downtown Chicago several times but that's the extent of my running. This is going to be a challenge...both mentally and physically. I've said for years that the only half marathon I would run would be the Princess at WDW. When my friend said she had signed up, I gave it some serious thought and I'm going for it! We'll be the five middle-aged sorority sisters chanting and doing our secret handshake as we run walk thru YC! Ha ha ha. Just kidding!
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HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just now saw this, bless your heart!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you get a settlement from that crazy bad driver enough to pay for your WDW trip! What an insane thing to happen!! Thank goodness you're ok and the doggies are ok I was in a pretty bad car wreck last December with a deep bone bruise on my left leg and it is still there. Those are very painful. I hope you are resting and recouping now and feeling better.
Thanks for the well wishes. Yeah not real happy with the guy who hit me. He is still trying to make it my fault Anyway, just resting and yeah bone bruises are seriously painful
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The Princess Half is in February. The WDW Marathon is in January. There is a a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. If you run both, you get an extra Goofy medal for a grand total of three medals. I have a friend who does it every year.....she's crazy, I mean Goofy! New this year is a Dopey challenge...if you run the 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday AND the full marathon on Sunday, you will receive six medals....one for each of the races plus a Goofy medal and a Dopey medal. If I did all of that, I would be dead!

Expedition Everest 5K with obstacles is in May and the ToT 10 mile is in October. The ever popular F&W half marathon is in November.

I am not a runner. I've done an 8K thru downtown Chicago several times but that's the extent of my running. This is going to be a challenge...both mentally and physically. I've said for years that the only half marathon I would run would be the Princess at WDW. When my friend said she had signed up, I gave it some serious thought and I'm going for it! We'll be the five middle-aged sorority sisters chanting and doing our secret handshake as we run walk thru YC! Ha ha ha. Just kidding!
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Expedition Everest one sounds SUPER fun! I'm not a runner either!

And my hats off to anyone that runs a 5K, 10K, half, and a full in one weekend. That's just INSANITY!
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Bell Services & Carry-on Bag

We are checking in to the YC this Sunday and I am wondering about the security of leaving our carry-on bag with bell services in case the room isn't ready. I expect DD will have some electronics in hers; just curious about how/where stuff is stored. Also, I think I read somewhere that valuables can be stored at the front desk? Anyway, what do most of y'all do with your carry-ons while waiting for the room?
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The Tikiman posted on his FB page today that "Just wanted everyone to know that was worried about refrigerators that I got a report from Disney that they completed refrigerator replacement at the Polynesian, Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge, Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge."
Thanks for this. I also intend to place a garden grocer order. DD only eats yogurt for breakfast and DS has too many fussy food requirements to be listed here. I would have made do with a cooler if absolutely necessary, but I'm glad it sounds like I won't have to.
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