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Old 06-04-2003, 07:20 PM   #121
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We're going too!!

I'm so excited I'm almost giddy......

We weren't planning on returning to WDW until 2004 but decided we couldn't pass up the great deals being offered through the FTP, so we're going Oct 25-Nov 1!!!! We stayed at WL for the first time last year right around this same time frame in Oct and just loved everything about it. We can't wait to go back. We're actually going to surprise our girls this time until just before we go which I think will be very cool.

I just wanted to pop by and say a quick hello. I got so many incredible tips and info from these boards last year when I was planning, I'm sure this time will be no different!!:D :D
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:15 AM   #122
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Quick question...

We have a PS for CRT at 8:10am. MK is NOT EMH that day so I know transportation starts at 8am, but that would most likely make us late for our PS. Anyother way to get to MK from WL so that we can be at the gates at 8am to go to our PS?
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:32 AM   #123
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I can answer your question Ratpack

We had this exact situation last year. We took the bus from WL to the TTC and from there hopped on the monorail to the MK. We made it there by 8 AM with no problems. :D
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:38 AM   #124
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Thanks Wiscmomof2!
I just hope I can remember that. What time does the bus start to run?
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:50 AM   #125
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I can't remember exactly what time we got the bus, but I would guess it was between 7:15- 7:30. We were fortunate as a bus was pulling up just as we walked up to the stop and we were the only people on it. From there it was smooth sailing. :D Our PS was acutally for 8:20 but they seated us early as we were one of the first in the restaurant that morning. Hope this helps!:D
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Old 06-05-2003, 11:53 AM   #126
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I know I have also heard of some resorts having a van for those with early PS inside the parks, particularly MK. I think you had to inquire at guest services at your hotel. Maybe someone knows if WL does this.
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annamonte-In regards to your question about a room with the view of the fireworks, I dont have an answer. BUT FYI- in October there are usually only fireworks on Saturday nights (with the exception of if there is a Mickeys Not So Scarey Halloween party scheduled during a weeknight).
Just thought I would let you know in case you dont get that perfect room, you wont be missing much.
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Old 06-05-2003, 02:24 PM   #128
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Off Topic!

WOOHOO!! My 900th post. What more fitting place to put it but right here with the rest of the WL Vets.

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Question for you all-I see that there are two e-nights occuring during our August stay.
Does anyone know if the boats provide transportion back to WL on e-nights? The one I want to attend ends at midnight, would they still run the boat that late?
If not, we will just drive to MK, but its so much more convenient to take the ferry ride.
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:45 PM   #130
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JBurke... Thanks for the info. There are two nights of the Not So Scary Halloween Party... so, maybe I will be lucky!

I am just trying to get as much as I can out of this trip! I haven't been to Disney in 10 years!!!!! Can you believe I lasted that long!?!?
Also, do you know if all rooms have balconies? Thanks!

When will October get here!?!?!?
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Old 06-05-2003, 06:28 PM   #131
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Wondering if anyone can tell me about this FTP that I've seen mentioned. Is it a discount rate? I'm have reservations at WL for 22-26Oct ( our 27th wedding anniversary). Looking forward to staying at WL (1st time) and I'm always looking for a better deal.

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Old 06-05-2003, 06:59 PM   #132
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Mommary - FTP is if you buy a 4 night package with UPH tickets you get 7 nights and 8 days of tickets for the 4 night price. Offer expires June 30. Offer good for stays 7/4 - 10/30/03. You have to stay 7 nights I think. No discount on 4 nights or shorter. It's a great deal. We got 7 nights for 2 adults and 2 kids at WL woods view, value season for something like $1900 ( can't remember the exact number).
You should try it if you can go for 1 week.
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You only have to stay a minimum of 5 nights with the FT package.

Obviously, you might as well stay 7 to really take full advantage of the package. If you only stay 5, one night will be free.

Good luck with your planning.
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:45 PM   #134
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Thanks for responding so quickly. Of course I've heard about this package but we can't stay longer than the scheduled 4 nights.
I'm new to this site so it will take me awhile to pick up the lingo!
I am enjoying reading about everyone's experiences and I'm picking up alot of info for my next trip.
I would like to have a gift in the room for my DH when we check in the room. He likes a cigar and enjoys smoking them at Mizners at the Grand Floridian. Would I get in touch with WL directly to see if they could help me arrange something?
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Originally posted by JBurke
Question for you all-I see that there are two e-nights occuring during our August stay.
Does anyone know if the boats provide transportion back to WL on e-nights? The one I want to attend ends at midnight, would they still run the boat that late?
If not, we will just drive to MK, but its so much more convenient to take the ferry ride.
Thanks!
This is from a different thread, but it answers your question:

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The boats are so fun! Once I went on a round trip from WL to MK and back with our little one because he loved it so much. To get to Epcot, it's more fun to take the boat to MK and then transfer to the monorail. The boats come at very regular intervals; we never waited more than 15 minutes, even if we got to the dock as a boat was leaving.

The only transportation snafu we've had was after e-night. It was not fun at all. For some reason, the boats weren't running after e-night . Our kids enjoyed e-night immensely, but it took over an hour to get back to WL. I was so tired from holding DS and trying to keep older DS from going to sleep, I was about ready to drop. We had to take a bus from MK to the TTC and catch a Fort Wilderness bus, which turned out to be much more difficult than it sounds. Then I remember a very long bus ride, so I think WL was dropped off after winding through Fort Wilderness. DS went to sleep standing up next to his dad. If we could just taken a 10-minute boat ride......

We're doing the single digit dance and are staying at WL again. I can't wait! We absolutely love it there.
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