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Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by Emma's Dad, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. cj9200

    cj9200 DIS Dad #412

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    Morning guys,

    Still trying to get used to being at home after all the travels. May just chill a bit. Of course there are bills to pay and I need to get food in the house. Cleaning can wait until tomorrow.

    Sorry to hear about the nightmare. Semi related, saw Monsters Inc. the other day. Still a funny movie.

    DVC is not for everyone but it was for us. You are basically buying into pre-paid vacations. Bought in '96 when DD was about two. Have had many vacations and lots of memories over the years. As an example, we would not have gone to Hawaii without DVC. More than worth the money we spent. But we did buy when points were relatively cheap.
     
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  3. BigTikiDaddy

    BigTikiDaddy DIS Dad #574 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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    Morning guys....

    Lots of times cheering for them makes me feel incredibly sad. :sad:

    Never minded the buses the way they are. Always another one comming if one is full. Only once did we have a substantial wait, at AK, mid-afternoon, but a torrental downpour drove everyone out of the park, so busier then normal for that time.

    We've lucked out most times for the walks. Oddly enough, my favorite stay was the furthest walk, way back in the 80's. It was a bit far to go to the main hall, but we just cut across the parking lot to get to the bus.

    Obviously, I haven't stayed very many places to compare it to. That's why we are changing it up next year.

    Lovely shot. :thumbsup2

    Congrats on the 1K
     
  4. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    You do get benefit of just the two of you, plus she gets lower ticket and food prices for the next few years. I agree with Chris - DVC isn't an investment - it is a pre-paid vacation for room only.

    I want to try SAB. That's the only reason I want to stay at BCV. Done all the dining options except Beaches n Cream (BCV) & Kouzzina (BWV). We are getting close to where we have tried mist every restaurant once, and are identifying our favorites.

    AKV is nice. We had Kidani, Savanna View, close to the end that is closest to Jambo House. .

    Another great photo.
     
  5. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Lots of resale contracts there right now. I've been considering adding more points for 1BR stays, but cannot afford it.

    We did ASMusic & ASsports and buses were both long and crowded.

    Text me while you're there if you have a chance.

    It was a long ride. We stayed near Port Royale, so it was great for us.
     
  6. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Going to dentist for cleaning today. :sad:
     
  7. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Morning Gents!

    Going to be a busy week here for me, meetings all week, soccer tryouts and basketball skills camp for DS, soccer games for me and a board meeting on Saturday. Going to be fun.
     
  8. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    All I could help but notice was the fact that the Colts "revamped offensive line" isn't even as good as the old one. :furious:

    I guess I could say the same for the QB too...

    Peyton looked like Peyton last night. I'm happy for him. Go Broncos!
     
  9. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Wow. I managed to get 3 games correct in the DIS Dads pick-em league. I'm letting my kids pick for the rest of the year.
     
  10. twokids0204

    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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    Congrats on 1k Matt...
     
  11. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Morning guys.

    We bought in 2 years ago, and are happy with it. If you know you will go at least once every 2 years, and you can swing the big upfront payment, it can be a good deal. We basically looked at it as guaranteeing vacations for ourselves for next 50 years...
     
  12. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    I'm already out of the elimination pick thing.
     
  13. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Doesn't look like anyone did amazing this week.
     
  14. mm1971

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    Sorry to hear of your loss and it does force us all to think and take extra time to spend with our loved ones. I'm not an insurance salesman, but every time I hear of these things it makes me go back and make sure the family would be OK if something happened.

    Condolensces to the family. Our prayers are with them.
     
  15. trennr

    trennr DISDad #104

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    :wave2: everyone.

    :thumbsup2 <-- not a thumb to both Nemisi
     
  16. mm1971

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    LOL. Sounds familiar. DD's team took our first game 5-1 against our neighboring town. Always a tough game as we are a tri-town community and it gets very competitive. Just think, you'll be in great condition by the end of the season.:thumbsup2
     
  17. baseballmickey

    baseballmickey DDC #644

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    sorry to hear about the nightmare.

    my thoughts on DVC: We LOVE it! We could be happy visiting WDW every year, and in the future we might look into doing other vacations. If I had it to do over again though, I would have explored the resale market before buying direct from Disney. I also would have liked to have paid more upfront and financed less. And of course, I would have liked to have gotten more points!

    Sometimes I feel left out when guys are talking about Pop or AoA, and even the moderates now. But I just stayed at BLT, and coming soon is the GF!!!! so I'm okay with that. :thumbsup2

    just picture them naked??? :confused3

    Congrats on 1K!

    I could be wrong about the math, but I always felt with DVC that I was 'paying for moderate, but getting deluxe' in terms of accomodations. So if you're happy with the value resorts for just the two of you, then great. If you think you'd like moderates, then DVC may be for you after all.

    I liked SAB. it's pretty cool. I didn't even get to try the water slide!! :rotfl2: I felt like I couldn't take advantage of SAB with the kids because they were so little. DD wanted no part of the water slide, and DS way too young. The pool layout makes it a bit tough to get from one section to another without walking out of your way. I got reprimanded by a lifeguard for wading through some water with my refillable mugs.

    Definitely would do again in the future, when the kiddies are old enough to enjoy more of it.


    Same boat. can't afford it right now. going over our budget now and trying to plug the leaks. If I can make a dent in my credit card debt over the next 6 months, perhaps I can start saving a bit for a new contract purchase.

    I think we're going to be okay with points through 2015 if our current vacation plans fall into place. By 2016 I would like to have added a little something more.

    sounds like a busy week! enjoy it!

    I was happy to see Peyton have a good game. Some of his throws seemed like they took FOREVER to get out there, but no picks.

    I was thinking of doing eeny-meeny-miney-mo. :confused3
     
  18. Jousey

    Jousey <font color=red>Dis Dad #694 <img src=http://www.w

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    Yuk, I know my mom hates when she has to work on brief at home
     
  19. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Coming out throwing on a Monday morning... Glad I'm not your nemesis...
     
  20. mm1971

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    OOOOPpppps!:rotfl2:

    Good news though. As promised, now that the Pats aren't playing them again, you have my support until the playoffs should the Titans make it. Good luck and I hope it wasn't too much of a downer.

    I do think Locker will be a good QB, hopefully his injury is minor. :crowded:
     
  21. Jousey

    Jousey <font color=red>Dis Dad #694 <img src=http://www.w

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    There is a DisDads thread on the top of the stickys.
    But I can say we love it and once we realized the down payment was less than one trip to Disney. We sat down with a rep and got all the info and talked though question we had, a good rep is key. You don't want one that hard sells you or I pushy.
    My theory on buying is we are prepaying for vacations the next 50 years in today's dollars. It is not an investment like a house, you will not make money or have the ability of appreciation of value.
    It is a big decision and can be a nail biter. If you have the money and plan to travel to Disney at least every 2-3 years go for it. We did and have not looked back.
     
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