9/12 great article ! Who am I to say no to going to WDW?

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by IluvXU, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Charleston Princess

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    That is just so wonderfully awesome!!! I know you were thrilled! A monorail resort!!! How lucky can you get??? :banana: I can't wait to see your room and your thoughts on it!

    The kids checking in is just too cute! I haven't seen that at any other resorts.

    My favorite picture is Em watching television -- she looks wiped out! :laughing:
     
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  3. Lady Lallie

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    OH MY GOODNESS! That is soooooooooo cool. I would have been asking them to upgrade me for the entire time. :rotfl:

    I'm sure it took you adjusted quickly to the new game plan! :goodvibes
     
  4. MEK

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    Wow. I just found your TR and came in right at the right time ---- an upgrade to the Contemporary. How awesome is that?????? I would be jumping out of my skin. For some reason, out of all the monorail resorts, that is the one I really want to stay in. I am keeping my finger crossed for BLT in January 2011. Yeah, I'm really planning that far ahead! :rotfl:
     
  5. FairyGodmotherJen

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    WOW!!!! How awesome!! You know, I've always had this fantasy, because I'd heard that it could happen. You've just proven it for me. Oh, I'm going to REALLY fantasize now. :cloud9:

    I CAN'T WAIT to hear more!!!!
     
  6. IluvXU

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    I cannot imagine being pregnant in that heat. It was just unbelievable, much hotter than last year. The pool water at both hotels was too warm, and that was by far the first time I thought that!

    I am not good at making people wait. But it was fun to see CP work at it!

    It was magic... and even better than I could have imagined at that moment.


    It is funny because in the AKV I saw high chairs in a closet... and pack in plays.

    I did not long at least...

    It was a great day...

    There were many moments I thought of you, or pics you took! I loved your POP party stuff!

    I am not a surprise person... I want to know...

    I was timely...

    It was a great moment!

    Emily has some fantastic pics this trip. Hannah had an incident that impaired her smiles... and Luke just took a Smile Luke to turn it on.


    I think for sure Emily got it this time. She had her exhausted hot moments, but she was so fun!

    Thanks for joining in.

    Did you ever find it..
    I honestly thought it would be easy... sorry!

    you two crack me up!

    I did not think it would be hard... I have seen door pics before.

    Now the Poly would have made me pass out on the spot...

    This made me laugh so hard I cried at 5 Am when I was up with Luke! Thanks CP!


    SHe did not share that hunch....

    Sorry... that got me to finish this AM at least.

    You go girl... and your prize is---

    Thanks CP... I thought it was awesome!

    :rotfl2:

    Did you find it.. since you know my other "secret" as does wigoutdismom

    You all crack me up... sleuthing, predicting pics, we are a wild crew!

    I got one for under 8 at CVS... it had foam blades, clipped nice, did not take much room in bag.


    Good job!

    I posted timely I thought...

    I hope you had a fun day LL!


    Did I make your timeline?

    Thanks!

    Tomorrow hopefully!

    Let's just say CSR needs some lessons from the Contemporary staff! There is not a big mess, and I did learn some things.....

    I love the new Contemporary rooms... and it was nice to be able to get to the main building undercover... and to be before the Transportation and Ticket Center.....

    We actually got rack rate credit, which is not what I had paid. Along with other credits... but that comes later-

    I love the WL... but the room size and monorail - wow!


    BLT for you someday!

    I was shocked. I think the Contemporary was not near capacity. The pool was pretty dead and the wing we were in seemed pretty empty too. I think they moved a bunch of people there, most for one night. To be honest I would not have moved for one night... too much work!

    Wishes from there.... that happened for part of my family... just wait for where!

    More tomorrow !

    My mind was racing... my parents had planned to dump stuff with us the next night, we had plannned to go to AK our first day, which is super fair from the Contemporary... yikes! Then I saw the activity sheet for the resort... and well my kids love that kind of stuff! Just know we started to make some changes!

    I meant in general how would you change a two year old on those small tables...

    She sleeps later.... starting her pattern of her "naptime"

    oh... I wished a lot they would have said just stay! In a heartbeat!
     
  7. IluvXU

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    It is fun to plan way ahead... I really think planning is so much of the fun!

    I was literally in shock... and as the day progressed even more thrilled....I loved it!
     
  8. wigdoutdismom

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    Laura, no, you didn't make my timeline but as soon as we got home I sprinted into the house to read your update!:rotfl2: Then I helped unload the car...:cutie:
    Anita
     
  9. Charleston Princess

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    Oh, wow! It sounds like this is just the beginning of the surprises!!! :goodvibes
     
  10. wigdoutdismom

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    Laura, I think someone must have dumped a load of pixie dust on your family!:cloud9:
     
  11. brookelizabeth

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    I never did find it - I had never heard of them moving a family to another resort, so I was thinking more along the line of one of the suites at CSR. I'll keep the "secret" quiet...;) I think CP might have something similar up her sleeve...

    That is SO great about getting rack rate credit!!!!!!!!!! :wizard: That's like $300 isn't it???! And other credits? AWESOME! I'm so excited to read about them all!

    Yep, someday we will stay at BLT-when it's inital popularity has worn off and we can get it at 7 months. I wish their rooms were the same as the main hotel though, I think the main hotel is prettier, but I do like BLT too-and the monorail with small kid(s)....I think I would LOVE that.
     
  12. MeMom

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    That's what I was thinking.
    What a start! :cool1:
     
  13. Sav&Seb

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    I read your tripee last year and loved it. My family always goes in Novemeber, so reading this really gets me going! I can't wait for the next installment:)
     
  14. IluvXU

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    Arrival Day, June 16th part 2

    Where was I? Oh that is right we had just checked into the CONTEMPORARY! I figured right away we were headed to a garden view room. I think over the past nine years I have priced out those rooms, hoping for a steal, and now they were paying me to stay in one!

    So we listened to the directions and headed out towards the pool. I think the girls wanted to jump in right away.... and then down some long corridors, to our room.

    Here are some pics I snapped quickly, but know that my girls had SWIM on the must do!

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    Our view was of Bay Lake (and yes we could see the water parade from it). I loved being on the ground floor with the patio, it came in handy the next morning... and we meet some friends out there too!

    We hurried to get in our swimsuits, and were off to the pool. My thought was dip for Luke and then he would nap poolside (hey a mom can wish right). We hoped to swim a few hours before going to DTD. We also hoped to see the Water Parade that night, since it was on the great page of activities that the Contemporary had! We saw lots to do tomorrow... my girls were ready!

    Along the way we called and told my parents...we somewhat screwed up the plans for the next night. My parents had planned to unload at CSR when they got to the World, since they were staying at a deal off site for the night. Then we decided they would meet us at the Contemporary and unload some stuff with us, since we could have it moved back to CSR (remember this.... we tried to make our move easy on us)

    I snapped some pics of our walk to the pool....

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    Up next (sorry short, but I have a few things that must get done tonight)....

    would Emily brave this slide and how do the kids rank this pool!
     
  15. wigdoutdismom

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    I say yes to Em, and I think they are going to love that pool!
     
  16. Happy Elf

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    So pretty! I say yes to the slide!
     
  17. micandminforever

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    Your room looks like a great location. I can't wait to read about the pool.
     
  18. IluvXU

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    I am uploading a ton of pics for the next update (I snapped away like crazy!)... so I hope to get it up tomorrow. Then this week is a bit crazy, we have some friends and family in and well, we have to get back to reality!
     
  19. Charleston Princess

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    Check out all the space in that room!!! :eek: Wow!

    Love the bathroom -- how were the sinks -- did they drain well or threaten to overflow!

    I am intrigued by the list of activities -- can't wait to see which ones your girls did.

    Hurray for upcoming pool pics! :banana:
     
  20. jenjolt

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    I saw that you had posted over on LL's PTR so I thought I would come by...wow your pictures of the Contemporary are just gorgeous!! And you have some beautiful children...I'm going to go back and read but I can't wait to catch up and hear all about your trip!
     
  21. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    wow.....so cool that you got moved to CR! it's not my dream resort or anything but i'd jump at the chance to stay there a couple of nights just to experience it. that kids check-in is so cute! can't wait to see how it all turns out!

    by the way, the link that you have for "our room" on your index doesn't link to the post but a reply but someone. just thought you might want to know! ;)
     

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