January 2013

Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by letthewookiewin, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    Well I called into Disney reseveration and let's just say I could do this man's job better. I explained that I "might" need to change our currently booked trip to January and had some questions about the specifics about if and when to do that. Honestly, mainly the reason I was calling was to get a more specific date to when they think the 2013 packages would be out. He was like, "oh just calls us 45 days out from your currently booked trip, and change the dates then." I said well that doesn't help me for my 180 day out to make ADRs for the new dates. He said, "oh don't worry, you can make your ADRs then." Then I was like, "but the 180 day out for the January trip would be in June, and by the 45 day out from the November trip, people that booked for January 2012 have already had a lot of time to make their ADRs". Trying to explain that to that man, was like trying to explain the Theory of Relativity to a 2 year old.
     
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  3. savannahcat

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    Add me to the crazy list. We are going with extended family from January 1 - 11, 2013. We're staying offsite on that trip since we plan to do Seaworld and Busch Gardens too. Just paid the deposit on our townhouse yesterday, so it's official!
     
  4. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    I wanted to add a day (or two) to our trip for Universal. If we did that it would have to be to the beginning of the trip, and I don't think DH would agree to dealing with New Years day crowds at Uni. Oh well, I guess I'll go to the WWoHP on another trip.
     
  5. savannahcat

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    Thanks! We debated doing Universal instead of WDW in January, but ultimately decided that we will save Universal for a slower time of year. We're already spending a lot of money on our June trip and didn't want to spring for Universal hotels just to have Express Pass. This will be our first visit to Busch Gardens Tampa, though, so we are excited about that.
     
  6. UndercoverMama

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    Extended family sounds fun! We are still considering going off site for a couple days when we go to Universal if there are no discounts (but I am still crossing my fingers for a discount!!)
     
  7. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    We haven't been to any other park in FL other than WDW. I would love to spend more time in some of the other parks in the state though. The main reason I want to go to Universal is b/c of my love of Harry Potter.

    I hope that you get a good discount for Universal and we all get a good one for WDW.

    I started getting into a more serious WDW planning mode. I remade the spending money Excel spreadsheet. Then I joined Touring Plans and downloaded the app they have for the iPhone. Now I just need to start on the first of many ADR and park schedules.

    Now for the question. We are planning on getting the DlxDDP. With that in mind, do y'all think getting a combined birthday cake for our DS (and myself) would be too much with all the food on the DlxDDP? If we were to get one, I already have an idea for it. Our youngest DS loves legos and I love Mickey Mouse and I was thinking that a Lego Mickey Mouse cake would be great. Then the colors would be purple (his favorite color) and green (my favorite color). I just hate paying the price I know I would have to pay for it, if we barely ate any of it b/c we were so full b/c of the DlxDDP.
     
  8. UndercoverMama

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    I love HP too. When I get sad that the books are done I just remember that it is there whenever I need a fix...

    As far as the cake I would probably not do it. We're doing my bday and dd's bday while we are there (hers is today - 13 - OMG) and I think with all the other excitement we will probably skip the cake. With the qsdp or ddp we will end up having dessert all the time anyway so we won't really be in the mood for cake on top of it.
     
  9. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    My January baby just turned 13 as well. You made me feel better about not getting a cake for him. Besides, I'll make sure to note on all our ADRs about his birthday (not sure if I will about mine) and they might throw a candle in his desserts. I was just feeling guilty about not getting him an actual cake. The one my sil and mil got for my birthday this year was AMAZING!! Best cake ever!! It was from a place called Nothing Bundt Cake. They have locations in other state. It was a red velvet, and amazing, awesome, better than..... well you know. :lmao:
     
  10. ImaDVCwannabe

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    letthewookiewin, thanks for the invitation to join this thread. I'm excited to see that so many of you will be there in Jan of 2013!! So I guess you can add me to the list of crazies as well!!

    We are going from Jan 7-15 I'm so excited we will be in WDW for my birthday:cool1:

    This will be my kiddos first trip and I can't wait. We just started doing Disney nights to get the kids excited and more familiar with some of the movies/characters. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1707141&page=99 (mine is the picture heavy 4 disney night recap if you wanted to check it out)

    However we have decided not to tell the kids about the trip until Christmas day. We are going to wrap balloons, WDW t-shirts and other fun things in a box and let them open it on Christmas morning. Our trip cant come soon enough for me!!!!
     
  11. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    I'm glad you came over!! First trips are so much fun!! Our DSs went on there first WDW trip when they were 5 & 6, but I would have taken them much sooner if it were up to me. Every trip with your kids is special, but nothing tops the first one.

    I'm going to have to look through that thread more. Your pics are great!! The kids are super cutie patooties!! From those pics, I bet you are the mom all the teachers want in their room with those super cute edibles.

    We are keeping our trip a secret as well. We just can't decide on exactly how to tell them.
     
  12. ImaDVCwannabe

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    Thanks I think they are pretty cute too. Sadly I noticed that I didn't get any pics of my son :sad2: but he is only 7 months and wasn't really doing much Disney night wise lol.

    Yes my kiddos have been having a lot of fun with the disney nights and I totally reccommend the themes thread some people have very cool ideas!! :worship:
     
  13. ImaDVCwannabe

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    Oh and I forgot to say that we will either be staying at the All Star Movies resort or trying the new Art of Animation resort. My mother might be joining us so we will either get two rooms at All Stars or a family suit at Art of Animation.
     
  14. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    okies, added that you would either stay at ASM or AoA.

    I didn't do any Disney stuff other than calling into reservations. I wanted to see if they could give me a better answer on about when the 2013 packages would be out. I swear, I would say something to this woman and she would double check to make sure that what I said was right. Example....We were talking about being able to make ADR's when my 180 day our from arrival comes even if the 2013 packages are not out. I said, "well I know I can make ADRs at 180 days out even without a reservation for January (if I don't have the packages changed by then), but I won't be able to do the 180 + 10 days if I don't have a reservation either a room only or package". I just heard clicking and then she said, "just looking something up for you." Then a few moments later she said, "yes, that is correct. You can not benefit from the 180 + 10 days if you do not have a Disney reservation of some sort." then when she went to send me to the survey at the end of the call she said that she was sending me to a survey, but she never did. For almost a minute, I could hear her typing away on her computer. I finally just hung up. I swear, Disney just needs to come to these boards and hire people. At least we have a clue about making and planning for a WDW vacation.
     
  15. Marshay

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    Please add to me the January list!! Can't wait to settle into my new room with you all here on DIS;)

    We are probably doing WDW Jan 13-17, AKV or OKW but can't book my trip until later, so I'll confirm then.

    We are also doing the 3-night DREAM cruise starting Jan 17th. I'm hoping to add a night back at WDW after the DREAM if we have enough points.
     
  16. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    Count us in!!!!! Jan. 27-Feb 4 AOA or POR

    We have always had free dining for this week so hoping for more of the same!!
     
  18. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    I hope everyone is having a good weekend. My DH took me to see a movie for a belated birthday thing at a dine in movie theatre. First we went to Nothing Budt Cake and picked up some minis. Then we went to see my fil in the hospital. He had an allergic reaction to something and they're keeping an eye on him. After that, we headed to the movies. Stupid me, I wore my healed boots, when I usually wear low top canvas Converse. We saw Mission Impossible (b/c somebody wouldn't "waste his money" on Beauty and the Beast in 3D"). It was good. Then I got me a few lego men for my key chain. I already had Yoda, my DH got me Darth Vader, Chewy, little green man (from Toy Story) and Cpt. Jack Sparrow. OMG, my feet HURT!!! Well on to playing SW:tOR.
     
  19. SandiKB

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    Check the cake chatter thread, I believe you can get a small cake at most of the TS restaurants, nothing fancy, just a little celebration cake
     
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    Happy Belated Birthday!
     
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    :welcome: to all that recently came over!
     

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