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  1. hamom

    hamom Earning My Ears

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    Greetings, all. Thanks very much for PixarMom and Wood Nymph for your guidance on where/how to keep an eye on my 7-year old Jib Slide rider -- it's really helpful!

    A quick question as I'm using the new system for advanced Online Check-In -- there isn't an open field for typing room requests. The only options are pre-defined "check mark" boxes, and you can select 2 of three choices:

    - Large balcony
    - Lower floor
    - Near transportation

    Based on all of the helpful info you've shared in this thread, we'd like to request being close to the lobby, 2nf floor preferred. Would "near transportation" be consistent with the "close to the lobby" part of our preference, or would it be the opposite of close to the lobby?

    We'll also follow up with a call to WDW to request them adding "close to the lobby" to our reservation.

    Thanks very much for any thoughts you can share!
     
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  3. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    OK, I was just on a past version of the thread to find some info (which I still haven't found yet...)

    I came across Ninja Mom's detailed description of her grid system.

    You must check this out!


    Ninja Mom's Park Plan System


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  4. Mickey & Minnie Mom

    Mickey & Minnie Mom DIS Veteran

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    We have done the walk before and it wasn't too bad ... walked over in between Swan & Dolphin and across the road to Fantasia Gardens from The Beach Club. There were signs up around S/D pointing you to walkways you needed to take.

    Walking at a moderate pace, I think it might have taken 20 minutes? It has been a couple of years so I can't say for certain but that would be my guess.
    Enjoy!
     
  5. tnkrbell

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    I just read that stormalong bay is closed??!! PLEASE tell me this is WRONG!!!!!
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  6. mariamouse

    mariamouse <font color=CC66CC>Believes in the magic!!<br><fon

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    Wrong. Just the pool slide is closed... believe it is reopening shortly, though.. hopefully someone else can give you the exact date. We are here now, so you can trust me. :)
     
  7. tnkrbell

    tnkrbell DIS Veteran

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    Thank you Mariamouse!!! :) Is the pool heated?????
     
  8. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    BBM. Glad you quickly clarified this before rumors started. :) I knew the pool wasn't closed, glad you posted!
     
  9. natebenma

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    Jan. 16 to 25, 2013: Stormalong Bay feature pool slide will be closed for refurbishment. Stormalong Bay Pool will be open during this time. Guests can use the slide at Luna Park Pool at the Boardwalk Resort.

    Yes, pool is heated. Not sure what the temp is. My understanding is that the pool is comfortable, but the issue is getting out when it is cold...
     
  10. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    I found the info I was looking for, finally. Anyone want to guess where???

    I am now looking for two more things that I don't think I have seen posted:


    Pictures of the Solarium since the health club was vacated

    Picture (and review) of the French Toast Bread Pudding available as a kids breakfast selection at the Marketplace.


    Can anyone help???

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  11. medicgirl177

    medicgirl177 Mouseketeer

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    OH! Thank you!! I thought select guests were testing them. I wonder how it will be...
     
  12. KELLY

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    Ok ths is going to seem a bit weird. But does the yaht club have no counter service? If not how far of a walk is it to beach club? Also are the 2 buildings connected in some way? We are going down in Aug and can get a good deal on the YC but the lack of CS scares me. We are mostly a CS family with a few TS meals thrown in. Wecwould be going for 12 nights.
     
  13. bean bunny

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    Hi Everyone - I noticed that the scent in the BC was identified on the main page. Is the same one used at YC? We just returned and that smell is just fantastic! I'd like to purchase that system but want to be sure I'm getting the YC smell!

    Thank you!
     
  14. natebenma

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    So, in July 2011, my family made a one day visit to MK. I didn't want to purchase the photopass CD, so I found someone on this thread who was going at the same time, and we agreed to a share.

    I thought I had provided her with my address and asked her for hers so I could send a check BUT I never sent her that email.

    I contacted her yesterday, and she emailed me the photos (I did have a few taken with my camera)

    So excited! New pictures!!!


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    Check out the expression on the teen in this one!


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  15. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    :welcome: KELLY

    No counterservice at YC.

    Newly opened Hurricane Hanna's is a counter service at the pool. Equally accessible from the YC and BC. There is a picture of the menu a page or two back.

    2-3 minute walk between the two resorts? Does that sound right, folks?

    There is a covered walkway connecting the two lobbies.

    The Ale & Compass lounge sells Continental Breakfast items until 11 or noon. See the link in the Dining Section on Page 1 of this thread for more info.

    EPCOT is so convenient to the Yacht & Beach Club. You may find you will be dining frequently at either the countries in the World Showcase or Sunshine Seasons if you prefer Counter Service meals.


    I think it is the same, but I would hate for you to plunk down a big pile of cash for the Scentair system and be wrong.

    I think Teena knows and I think she said it was the same. Post early next week when she is back from her cruise.
     
  16. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Atention People of Earth, I come in Peace

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    AHA! Every time I call I get his voicemail. Now I understand why. Cell phone service is notoriously bad in Tortuga!

    If you ask me that woman sounds a little OCD about her parks plan. Oh wait... that woman is Me!!!

    OK, I will give it a try. You found it in your alphabetized underwear drawer, you know, the one where Friday is at the top of the pile but your brain keeps telling you it should be Sunday on top.
     
  17. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn "la dolce far niente" (the sweetness of doing noth

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    I just ordered this rom Zazzle for our new trip planning binder. I always use a binder but I am super excited to have a personalized Disney binder!!!:cool1: They have a ton of characters and backgrounds to chose from.

    Right now Zazzle is having a 15% off sale. :thumbsup2

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  18. natebenma

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    Just got a message from Teena- she found out she is working on Sunday and Monday and wanted me to let everyone know.
     
  19. beebeeryan

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    YAY for new "old" pictures!

    Is there a place around SAB to get soft serve ice cream. I know some CS places have the self serve machine which was a big hit with the kids at WL. Does the Marketplace have this?
     
  20. magicalmoments4

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    Oh my goodness!!! Love, love, love it!!! Just went on their website, how do you choose?!?!? I want quite a few of them!!! I was thinking of putting one together myself. I could spend hours in the office supply store. Thanks for pics of your binder, more inspiration!!!
     
  21. disneydee6

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    @ Brooklyn

    What an amazing upgrade!! I'm green with envy!! So cool.

    BTW we upgraded to Club Level for our stay in May :cool1:
     
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