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  1. ALMinVA

    ALMinVA Mouseketeer

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    I have to thank all of you who keep this board going. I spent hours reading along, lurking, and soaking up all of your knowledge before this vacation. Remember, I was a Poly expert so this trip sent me right out of my comfort zone. Thank you, your thoughtful, dedicated work on this board resulted in adding to my family's enjoyment. I arrived at YC and felt like I had a wealth of knowledge and a familiarization of the layout.
    I just want to say if I can ever pay it forward, I am happy to do so.
    My dh always says he wants to vacation elsewhere, but for the past 5 years we have been returning the WDW and I know I am not the only one having the blues. In fact, guess who went out and bought the ingredients to the Sunken Treasure and has made me 2 so far? (he's perfecting his skills). So, while he denies it, we all call him Disney Dad because, he too, is addicted just not "man enough" to admit it.
    The CMs at YC CL were, IMO, more friendly than Poly. They were just so nice and willing to help with anything. That first morning, I was so exhausted and I happened to come by the desk when the lounge was closed and those thoughtful CM's went and made me a cup of tea, seriously - imo, that is the icing on the cake.
    For my family, a balcony is important so we will choose YC over BC for the comfort of knowing that request will be met.
    This is the second trip that we utilized Kids Nite Out and we requested the same sitter as we had in October. That was really nice. DH and I went to Yachtsman, the kids went to Beaches and Cream and to the arcade. They love her and some time away from us did us all good. I was very nervous in October when it was our first time but dd11 has a cell phone and I told her to call me if anything seemed off. But I had nothing to worry about, it was a great experience and we used the same girl, Tara, this trip too.
    But I just really want to express a HUGE THANK YOU. I don't know if you all know just how much this thread has helped. We have been to the world numerous times and each time we still do things we have never tried before. Simply amazing.
    I can't turn my addiction to this thread off so I will be lurking and reading along.
    Dee, Teena, and all of you - I humbly thank you.


    :)
     
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  3. DannysMom

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    Good luck finding the perfect BCV contract! We bought ours last summer. Can't wait for our March trip!

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  4. ALMinVA

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    I remember my countdown! Don't worry - it will go so fast :thumbsup2
    You are in NH...thats our next vacation, we spend the first two weeks of July on Lake Winnipesaukee (sp?) My husband's family has been vacationing in Moultonborough for almost 40 years. Its gorgeous there and my dh says its his dream to live there.
     
  5. ALMinVA

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    DVC members get a discount on the tie dying t-shirts :thumbsup2
    I think I paid $18 and they were saying DVC members pay $15.
    I also heard, and could be rumor, that they were starting fast pass plus in march for mk and over the summer for epcot.
    Hope you have a great trip!
     
  6. nannette

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    Now that's exciting!! :)


    ALMinVA Excellent review and great photos :thumbsup2
     
  7. Angeejoe

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    Since you know a lot about DVC, can you answer question for me please? I got info from DVC that included typical contract, for BVC it said contract was up 2042 & Bay Lake was 2060. I'm only in my 30s so in 29 years I still want to be using DVC (God willing!). Does it make sense to go with a DVC with a longer time frame? I know it costs a little more, but you get 18 more years! I wouldn't want to buy a new contract in 29 yrs. I find this confusing. :confused3 I know I can ask on DVC board, but everyone here's so nice & helpful! :)

    Thanks,
    Angeejoe
     
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  9. 333disneymom

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    If you contact the 3 most popular resellers and let them know what you are looking for, sometimes you might be able to get an advance call or email before the listing goes up, or right after the listing is posted.



    Sounds like you had a great trip!



    It really depends on what is more important to you - more years or picking a certain location as your home resort. If you know you want the longer years, you can buy one of the later contracts. Saratoga Springs (2054), Animal Kingdom Lodge (2057) and Bay Lake Towers (2060) at Disney World all have dates after 2042.
     
  10. DrMomof3

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    I think you got a great answer! I'm 41 and my DH is 43 so 2042 will be just fine for us. We like BC a lot - great location, especially for adult trips where we focus more on Epcot and DHS, and we love SAB as well as the whole Boardwalk area. We like to eat dinner at Epcot or Swan/Dolphin have great restaurants and it's all walking distance. I want the 11 month window for Food & Wine. BLT would probably be my 2nd choice. My kids actually loved staying at BLT. :confused3

    We aren't really "actively" looking. I saw the contract and then a few hours later my DH announced that he was getting an unexpected windfall. I told him about the contract and he agreed that I could call. Now I know I have permission so I'll be a bit more aggressive in looking. :rolleyes1
    Thanks for the good advice though.

    Amanda
     
  11. Angeejoe

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    It really depends on what is more important to you - more years or picking a certain location as your home resort. If you know you want the longer years, you can buy one of the later contracts. Saratoga Springs (2054), Animal Kingdom Lodge (2057) and Bay Lake Towers (2060) at Disney World all have dates after 2042.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you 333disneymom! That helps see all the later years. Do you have DVC at BCV? Do you like it if you do?

    :wizard: angeejoe
     
  12. Angeejoe

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  13. DannysMom

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    Angeejoe there is a very helpful thread over on the DVC forums where you can see what prices are passing ROFR ( or not). Look here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3001288

    The DVC forums aren't that scary. :)

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  14. GraceMonica

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    Today was the first time my dad mentioned Disney and was excited about it. I'm making a breakthrough.

    'I don't have any money because I'm going to Disney world!' Hahaha he wasn't negative about it though.

    I lay here anticipating my first real on site experience! I just want it to be March already!!

    I have been away from my laptop since mid January and I'm still trying to catch up on everything! But for now I'll go to bed and dream about being steps away from Epcot! Oh and those homemade chips. And coconut pastries. Mmn
     
  15. letsgoreds

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    Yacht Club - CL

    I have a couple of questions : )

    Is there more than one elevator to access this floor. One closer to BC/SAB? I'm looking for a quieter room, so assuming away from the Lounge a bit makes sense, which pushes me towards the row of rooms that extend towards the BC. Is this true? Being slightly closer to EP and SAB access is also a plus...unless we have to trek back to the elevator by the CL Lobby each time.

    Any room favorites? Trying to balance convenience with a minimum of chatty guests in the hallways.

    Are there any corner rooms...do you know what they contain and where they are located?

    Thanks!
     
  16. natebenma

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    :welcome: and Congratulations!

    So glad you decided to join us.

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list on Page 1.

    :cool1:


    :welcome:

    When is your trip? September-ish???

    I hope you have an amazing trip!

    :yay:


    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the list for your first stay at the Yacht Club.

    :woohoo:


    You, again??? ;)

    Sounds great to me, and now you will be at the Beach Club while Teena is still around.

    That should work!

    :banana::banana::banana:


    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list for May.

    Let us know if you have any questions about the resort.

    :goodvibes


    :welcome:

    Do you have a trip booked or are you in the planning stages?

    I've never been up to club level at YC, so I don't know the layout or have answers, but hopefully someone here can help.

    :cool1:


    :welcome:

    Do you have an upcoming stay? Hope you are able to find a DVC contract that works for your family!

    :cheer2:
     
  17. DrMomof3

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    Angeejoe - The BCV resale contracts seem to sell for high $70s per point. The one we looked at was a 75 point contract for $78 per point. The small contracts sell quickly and for a slightly higher price per point. I have literally spent months lurking in the DVC forums so I could learn as much as possible!
    Good luck!

    Amanda
     
  18. natebenma

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    You are very welcome!!!

    We all certainly shared in the drama leading up to your trip.

    And reveled in your triumphant introduction to the delicacies offered at HH.

    I hope you will do more than lurk! Stay and play with us!!!

    BTW- may I use the pictures of of the tyedying on the front page of the thread? If you want me to crop out any identifiable faces, I can do that.

    And when you get a chance, can you add your view pictures and room summary to the view thread. No rush on that. I know you have laundry. And pictures. And life to catch up on!
     
  19. randy2005

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    200 more days until my first stay at Beach Club. I am so excited, have wanted to stay here forever and now we are. I love reading all these posts

    :goodvibes
     
  20. ALMinVA

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    Absolutely you may use the pictures - no cropping necessary. When I open the t-shirts up I will post those pictures so you can see the end product - there is supposed to be a Mickey Mouse on the front. I will add others to the room summary view thread later on today.

    Blah - first day back to work! DH and I are talking about a BCV stay in August to bring my sister and nephews when they visit from Ireland...we brought them last year and we stayed Kidani but I think they would love SAB so I might have a ticker to start again :cool1:
     
  21. natebenma

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    Thank you!!!

    I do have a picture the final product by cindydare, but would love to see yours, too!
     
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