Dis Dads Convention

Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by DisDadDoc, Dec 29, 2011.

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What would be a good date for a long weekend convention?

  1. September 2012

  2. November 2012

  3. January 2013

  4. March 2013

  5. May 2013

  6. Summer 2013

  7. Don't care when, I'll be there!

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  1. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

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    This has been talked about a lot, so probably needs its own thread (Thanks, Carl!)

    I'm posting a poll with dates, but I'd also like to know if you'd like to do this with or without families. My preference would be to do a long-weekend without families, off-season, at a Disney resort, and to share rooms. This would significantly cut down on costs and might get better attendance.

    I'd be happy to take the lead on this and would welcome any help/advice

    Thoughts?

    (My apologies to Aaron, who I remember now started a thread like this awhile ago...)
     
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  3. Emma's Dad

    Emma's Dad DIS Dad #115 8^) Virginia Beach, VA

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    Sounds like a great idea! I would certainly love to do a solo trip for a meet... just not sure how well that would fly with the family. I voted for Jan 2013, but almost any date would work! :thumbsup2
     
  4. katoot

    katoot <font color=red>DDC<br><font color=royalblue>And O

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    I voted Nov. '12 since that somewhat lines up with a future trip to America the wife and I (well, mostly me, but she gets some input) are planning. However, the wife kinda threw a bomb on me the other night, and said she didn't want to go back to WDW until we had our own kid. Which kinda put a damper on my planning for the trip (wanted to show her the Osbourne Lights, etc.).

    That being said, I know for (90%) sure we will be at WDW in Jan of '14 for a big family trip with Turkey Lurkey. So that would work out perfectly.

    On a side note, a solo trip doesn't work for me, being in Korea and all, so I'm all for bringing families. Besides, we all have fams, so our wives and kids could have their own get-together (granted, they may not know each other as well as we do). Plus, if you're like Mark, you made have made an agreement never to visit solo.:lmao:
     
  5. katoot

    katoot <font color=red>DDC<br><font color=royalblue>And O

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    Well, if any date would work, why didn't you vote for that one?:confused3
    :lmao:
     
  6. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

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    I voted for January or March 2013 (but by March, I mean the first week of the month, before Spring Break crowds and rates set in).
     
  7. scott2997

    scott2997 DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio

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    I'm hoping to go in March next year again - but my trip would fall during those high rate, big crowd, week before Easter! :scared1:

    So my vote is for anytime (long weekend). And I can try to make it happen. :thumbsup2
     
  8. RAlexander84

    RAlexander84 Mouseketeer

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    I voted September 2012, because I already have a trip booked for September 8-15. Have been saving for years so doubt I would be able to do anything else
     
  9. twokids0204

    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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    I voted Jan '13 or May '13

    Definitely low season.

    And am totally up for sharing a room to cut down on expense. :thumbsup2
     
  10. scott2997

    scott2997 DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio

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    +1 on room sharing!
     
  11. Goofy + 3

    Goofy + 3 <font color=red>DDC 400<br><font color=purple>Reme

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    I voted for Jan '13 but if there had been an "early Dec '12" option I'd have gone for that. Despite the sub-arctic temperatures last year, that's a good time to go. Another thing to keep in mind is that the further back this gets pushed, the more we could see of the new Fantasyland.:thumbsup2 But then if we do January, some of us might match this up with marathon weekend. Hmmm....:rolleyes:
     
  12. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

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    If there are enough people expressing interest far enough out, I can look into getting a block of rooms booked for the event.
     
  13. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I voted March '13, but only because that's when we have a trip planned for (Mar 7-10 on the Dream, 10-16 at WDW).

    With my wife's parents being in FL, every time we go it's a family affair. No solo trips for me.
     
  14. cj9200

    cj9200 DIS Dad #412

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    It really doesn't matter to me but when Aaron did a poll, early December was the overwhelming choice. Maybe it should be added. Will be going solo so can share a DVC room. Room type would depend on how many would like to share.
     
  15. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

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    Forgot about Aaron's poll. Thanks, CJ! :thumbsup2
     
  16. Mrmrezg

    Mrmrezg Mouseketeer

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    I voted for jan 2013, because I am going in June 2012 and don't plan to go in 2013. But, with the way I work, I will just as much of a chance of being off for any of those dates. I just can't plan that far out. It would need to fall on my time off.
    On a side note, I have a few points that I could apply to sharing a DVC room.
     
  17. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

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    I got a bit of inital information about group booking. We'd need to be able to guarantee at least 10 rooms. If we can do that, we can get discounted pricing on the rooms/tickets and possibly even dining plans. Of course, group booking doesn't really help the DVC gang.
     
  18. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

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    Let's see what response we get. 10 rooms might be too optimistic our first year figuring 2-3 guys to a room. Also, having 2-3 guys per room might be a way to allow for informal cost sharing/helping each other out (rather than a fixed price per person). DVC is a good idea, but might not be a good fit for us at this early point and might be too difficult to coordinate point sharing, etc. Let's see what the response is like.

    January seems to be a clear leader at this point, but personally, I'm partial to the fall (Sept or Oct) or early winter (i.e Nov or Dec). I like the decorations!
     
  19. scott2997

    scott2997 DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio

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    I'm game for a long weekend anytime. Early December, Early January...whatever.

    For me, it would have to be a weekend as I only have two weeks of vacation and both are already booked.

    I'm definitely game on sharing a room with someone or contributing for a DVC booking.
     
  20. Cinderella's Fella

    Cinderella's Fella DIS Dad #215 Maryland, The Land Of Merry!

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    After doing extensive research, I have found that January and September are WDW's slowest months. I haven't voted yet, I want to talk to DW 1st and get her input, but I'm thinking January too.
     
  21. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    I would hope to be in...

    Question is would the wife let me go without her????? :confused3 (I doubt it!)
     

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