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  1. 2mom

    2mom Earning My Ears

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    We stayed at the poly last 3 years ago. It took us this long to convince Hubby to go back.
     
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  3. pamkat1820

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    I hope the boards stay active tonight with the game. I am not into football at all,:eek:yes I know. I need something to keep me occupied.
     
  4. cocoabean1

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    Does the YC/BC do anything special for the SuperBowl? Special areas to watch it with a group?
     
  5. 333disneymom

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    So exciting. The BCV contracts are usually not around long. Good luck! Let us know if you get one :)
     
  6. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    Thanks SueM! After doing some homework on what our budget was former years and with the 30% discount vs. what it would cost us staying at our typical Poly Garden View (now standard) we decided to spend the extra money and upgrade to the Lagoon/Pool View. I just don't want to be looking directly into a tree at all times. We also noted in our reservation that we would like to stay close to the lobby and have a full balcony. Here is hoping for some pixie dust for a good view! I am an early riser and would like to enjoy a balcony this year! :wizard:
     
  7. Couchy

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    DH and I are constantly talking about the possibility of buying resale at BC. Go for it:thumbsup2

    When DH and I went on a super last minute trip a few weeks ago we stayed at the Swan. He wanted to watch football playoffs but ESPN was crazy:rolleyes2 We went and watched the game in the Crew Cup lounge at YC and there were about 20 other people doing the same thing. Nothing official but we had fun
     
  8. natebenma

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    I know groups were watching World Cup soccer matches in the Solarium one year.

    There's lots of comfy seating and a few televisions- at least there were- don't think I have seen pictures of the new set up yet...

    So that may be another option.
     
  9. DisneyMomx7

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    Dee - get the eraser out!!!

    DH said that since we are flying this year instead of driving he didn't want the hassle of a split stay. So now we are staying BC June 29-July 15!

    I couldn't get a low fare for the flight home with Frontier so now we are flying down on Frontier and home on Jet Blue! This trip gets crazier and crazier!
     
  10. goddesserika18

    goddesserika18 disneycrazed

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    I will be at beach club in may! my first time!

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  11. DrMomof3

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    This was sold within a few hours of being listed! I think we need either a June or an August use-year so I'm going to wait for the right contract.

    We've been talking DVC for years. We each got a little unexpected bonus in the last month so we could finally pay cash for DVC. I didn't want to finance a Timeshare!!!

    Amanda
     
  12. magicalmoments4

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    Yeah!!! That is awesome!! You are going to love it!!!
     
  13. ALMinVA

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    Well, we are home and its snowing and we miss the YC already. But boy what a great week. No complaints whatsoever.
    For what its worth here are my two cents:
    What started out rough with DH and that chaos of getting him out of Toronto ended beautifully.
    We arrived at YC at 11:58pm Saturday evening. That meant no one to greet us at the lobby when we drove up, no one to check us in on the 5th floor. And that would have been just fine, but I ran into some problems that people should be aware about. The CM issued charging privileges to my 11 year old and didn't want to take the time to fix that problem, now granted I could have stood there and argued but I was tired and knew I would enlist the CMs on the 5th floor to help in the morning, so the CM on ground floor told me not to worry that without the pin number, DD would not be able to charge. Well, most of the rfid machines were down when we were there so this was not the case, and if she had lost her card there could have been trouble - not one cm asked for id when we used our cards to purchase items and we had not signed the back. The check in cm also informed me the hotel was out of gold cards and so everyone was using blue keys. I am not picky so whatever right?
    Next morning I go straight to 5th floor concierge and they immediately fix charging privileges on dd keys and miraculously the gold keys appear as did all sorts of paperwork and information that previous night CM did not give out. IMO, if you arrive late at night, check back in the morning to make sure everything is ok, just to be sure, thats just been my experience and not specific to YC.

    Folks, that was my only "negative" experience at the YC. And when I told the 5th floor cm about the experience, they went out of their way to correct the problem. The next day we even got a voice mail from the manager making sure we had everything we needed and apologizing. Now that is service. We enjoyed every other aspect. Having CL was perfect because the BC marketplace is a little walk and with hungry kids in the morning, the lounge was very convenient.

    The lounge never felt crowded to me no matter what time we were there. Though there was this one lady who would wear her robe, you know the ones they give you in the room, to the lounge every night at appetizers. Then her mother, or who appeared to be her mother, started showing up in her robe so the two of them would come in their robes. um, yeah, that was a bit out of taste for me. sorry, we are not all family and this is not your living room...i don't mean to offend anyone but there was clearly nothing underneath that robe if you catch my drift...eeeww!
    Anyhow, there was never a line and that was a pleasant surprise since I've stayed Poly CL and always encountered lines around the food areas.

    We were amazed at the low crowds last Sunday in MK. We were so surprised. We went in at 10:45. Walked on Jungle Cruise, POC, then checked DS in for his haircut at the barber shop. Turned out that the woman who cut his hair and I went to the same high school - small world! We then ate lunch at Pecos and headed to Haunted Mansion, again not even a 10 minute wait. We went on Buzz in under 10 minutes and on the new Ariel ride which we walked on. It was weird! After doing some photo pass pictures we had a reservation at BOG and that was fabulous. It was a full long day but fabulous.

    Monday had more of the same low crowds, we did extra morning hours at Animal Kingdom and by 10 had done EE and safari and seen the Nemo show. So we hit Tusker House for breakfast and some touring and then headed out to rest up for Pirates League and Pirates and Pals fireworks voyage which was fabulous.

    Tuesday we went to Sea World. Now, my dd and dh love Manta and Kracken so they hit those and then we all did the log flume, can't remember name of it and guess what - thats when we saw them and they were every where - the tour groups....my goodness, it was so overwhelming! We went on to feed some sting rays, did the new turtle trek and then had lunch at Sharks Underwater Grill and then called it a day - we preferred to be at SAB then fighting those groups..it was difficult.

    So - you know the rest of the story.

    My family got to meet Teena! And we promise we will bring tomatoes next time!

    Thought I would post some photos of our rooms view. Remember we booked GV and received a LV room. Now, i think they may look at this as a bad view because of the round roof right in front but i think it was perfect. Our room was 5233 and we had 2 queens and a daybed. Loved it!

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    view straight on
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    ds enjoying kids section of lounge
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    look we have SAB to ourselves!
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    tie dying t shirts by the pool
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    watch out for the shark honey!
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  14. natebenma

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    @ALMinVA

    Awesome!!! Loved your live reports during your stay, and I really appreciate your review and great pictures!!!
     
  15. disneydee6

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    Thanks for the review! Excited for my stay in a few months. We booked SV for YC CL because we are a family of 5 and that was the only category that allows for 5 in CL. I wonder why there are daybeds in the GV and LV CL rooms but don't have 5+ available to stay. Hmmmm
     
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    ALMinVA - Thanks for posting your review! So nice to hear about your great trip, given the chaos the day before.

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes
     
  17. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    Great review ALMinVA! I'm so happy that your bumpy start ended and that you got a little bit of pixie dust!

    The photos were perfect since Chicago finally got some snow, but I'd rather see the views you had at the YC!
     
  18. AliceIn

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    Thanks for the wonderful photos and reviews! I'm glad you guys had a beautiful vacation.
     
  19. Mousemommy1

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    ALMinVA-So glad you ended up having a fabulous trip!!! I can't wait to get there in 74 long days. :cool1:
     
  20. medicgirl177

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    I'm working a 12 tonight. So calls pending ill he surfing the DISboards for my Disney fix!
     
  21. medicgirl177

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    @ ALMinVA: Awesome TR, I loved the view, it was pretty! And what luck with the rides!! I'm glad you had a great time. Don't let the disney blues get you down now, start planning the next trip!!
     
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