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  1. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    Are you going during April vacation week or a spring break time when it will be super busy?

    Even if you are, I still think you are better off just going through the International Gateway and World Showcase. Sometimes the "rope" for the WS entrance will be dropped a few minutes before the main rope to equalize the slight advantage, but even if it is not, I think we are only talking about 5 minutes.

    IMHO, not worth the extra expense, or time or hassle of getting to the front of EPCOT, plus dealing wiht a much bigger crowd of people than you will coming from the other direction.

    Now other experts out there who have had recent trips- since the only rope drops I have ever done are the EMH, 8 am entry-

    Do they stop you at the turnstiles at IG before the park opens, or are you able to go through the WS and make it to the border of WS/Future World. I have heard both.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences, friends.
     
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  3. Ziggy

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    We were staying at BW last August and we had to wait at the turnstiles, there was no rope drop as such, we were still one of the first on Soarin' though :cool1:
     
  4. mericletwins

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    You. Will. LOVE. IT!!! We also booked their Labor Day discount. It was an amazing deal. :thumbsup2
     
  5. mericletwins

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    The Captains' Grille has a buffet option and an al a carte menu, so you can get through a meal there very quickly if you do the buffet. We have gotten breakfast sandwiches at the Marketplace before, or a milk and little boxes of cereal or pastries. Sometimes we just wait and grab a QS breakfast at whichever park we are going to.
     
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    We would love to see these photos, great idea Natebenma and I just wanted to say what a great job you are doing keeping everyone updated and for such an amazing thread packed full of wonderful information and photos of the Yacht and Beach Club resort. We are anticipating a lovely stay there now we are all caught up. I guess there's still not much news on Hurricane Hanna's re-opening date and menus, I'm sure they will sort it out eventually.
     
  7. MickeyT

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    We always do rope drop from IG and have never had a problem. Last week were running a little late and hit the turnstiles there around 9:00 and the gates had already opened. I went directly to Test Track for FP's and the rest of my crew went to Soarin. They walked directly on Soarin and we walked back over to TT and had a maybe 5-10 minute wait.

    When we were there this past August we were in line for RD. They let us in a few minutes before 9:00 and we went directly to Soarin. TT was closed at this time so ALL early morning gate crashers were heading toward Soarin. We grabbed FP's and still were one of the first groups on Soarin.

    So no, in my opinion there is no disadvantage to IG.

    Here's a pic of IG right before opening on that first week of August. A 10 on crowd calendars.....
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  8. Me!Thatswho

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    Good morning all,

    Yesterday we arrived at WDW for our first stay at the YC CL. Here are a few random thoughts:

    1) Don't travel on a plane with a team of college-aged cheerleaders! Apparently there is a big cheering competition at the Wide World of Sports. Well, to our initial amusement, a rather high percentage of college cheerleaders have never flown before and, to our chagrin, become irrationally terrified when either taking off or landing.

    2) Love using the ME, but, when 7 teams of cheerleaders arrive at MCO at or neat the same time, it gets crowded & loud down in the waiting area.

    3) The YC is definitely quieter than the BC, and it is beautiful. Sorry BC fans - we've gone completely over to the dark side, as we've found our new home.

    4) The CL has the best lobster salad! Living in MA, we're seemingly spoiled, in that you can find it pretty much anywhere. However, the chefs that cater to the the Regatta Club are truly masters of their craft.

    5) It is so much quicker to walk to DHS than to take the launches. We starting walking just a one of the Friendship boats arrived a the Studio dock. We on the bridge at the Boardwalk & Swan before it we could see it going under the bridge for the road (Buena Vista Drive - I think). I guess we're going to get tons of exercise this trip! :cool1:

    &, the final one for today:

    6) This morning for DS's & my morning jog it was FREEZING. 41 degrees!! What's up with that FL? It was warmer in MA on Tuesday! Come on Mickey, please turn up the heat a little. :worship:

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    Opps. Just thought of one more! Loved the new Test Track. The ride overall felt faster. However, I would not ever do stand-by again unless it was walkon. It took much longer than the supposed 30 minute wait, and, while the design your own car was cute, it definitely was not worth the wait.

    Off the to AK, back from supper at Cape May's, & then to Epcot again for late EMHs!
     
  10. randy2005

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    Wee booked at BC from August 24th to September 1st. First visit to BC. I have always wanted to stay here and now we are able to with the Magical Vacations Labor Day discount. Will be myself, dh, dd 5 and ds 8

    You. Will. LOVE. IT!!! We also booked their Labor Day discount. It was an amazing deal.
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    I can't wait. The countdown is on but so far away. Can't wait to get in SAB.:cool1:
     
  11. natebenma

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    Thanks so much for the live update.

    1) and 2) Sorry to hear about the cheerleader chaos! I have to say your story makes me very proud of the 145 middle schoolers I traveled with in June. They were very well behaved in the airport, on the planes and in the airport. We got several compliments from airline and resort staff througout our trip

    At least they aren't staying at the resort with you! Pity the folks at the All Stars.

    3) So glad to hear you love the Yacht Club!

    4) ITA agree about the lobster salad. We had that one night in the lounge, and as a life-long New Englander, I totally give it my seal of approval.

    5) We have raced (and beat) the HS boats twice in July, and it was brutal in the heat, but I would be all over that in January!

    6) Hope you have some warmer weather. Gonna be cold in MA today, so you should beat our temps.

    Have a great day and trip!!!
     
  12. jemh628

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    So 110 days to go, another payment made today and I snagged a BOG reservation the other day. I cannot wait to experience BC. Thanks to everyone here for the awesome information and homey feel. Next up booking Pirates League and First haircut at Harmony!
     
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    3) Welcome Home!!:thumbsup2
     
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    Pirates League is so cool! Our girls loved it this past summer! :thumbsup2
     
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    Doh! (Is there a smilie that smacks itself in the head?) Of course you're right - so garden view it is. Do I try for YC because I'll probably most definitely get a balcony or does BC have nicer garden views? Am I nitpicking? Are there usually conventioneers in early August? Does one get more than the other? Please forgive me if I sound like I'm badgering you all I just want to make the right choice for everyone :worried:
     
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    Robyn, So sorry to hear this news. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    ~Nannette
     
  17. MickeyT

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    Not nitpicking or badgering here. We love it!

    In MY opinion and as a BC fan I think the gazebo view at YC are some of the best in all of WDW. Not sure about convention times? Maybe someone else can answer that one.
     
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    We love the questions! It's a friendly group here. :)
    YC has beautiful garden views but you can't go wrong with either resort. I've just always preferred the YC. I've been many times when there were conventions and many times when there were no conventions. They never bothered me at all.
     
  19. busymommy2pink

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    Ooooooh we had a "special" garden view. Let me see if I have pics lol.
     
  20. busymommy2pink

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    We are booked! August 20-30. What is this labor day special you are all talking about though? I booked rack hoping for a deal lol. Pease let me know if you have some secret deals! Are these dates on an American holiday? Will it be busY? Would I be better off a week earlier?

    we are bringing my 15 year old sister with us this time. Her first time ever out of Canada, let alone to Disney world! Over the moon to have her come with us. She's very excited about the pool!
     
  21. 8lovesmickey

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    Awesome, thanks. We are lucky to be going mid-April, several weeks after Easter and a 2 on crowd calendars. Sounds like the International Gateway will be just great.
     
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