***Official November 2013***

Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by FigmentChick, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,921
    Congratulations!!! I have always wanted to renew our vows in Disney, but it never quite works out. ;) It's all good, though....I can't fault a hubby that indulges my whims every other year.

    So, where will your wedding be? How many guests will be coming (I always wonder how many people actually show up for "destination" weddings)? Are you going to have the carriage? (yes, I have actually seen that....on our first trip - oh, and they had fireworks, too!)

    Welcome!!!
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. shopgirl78

    shopgirl78 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    147
    We have already booked BC in November 2013. So excited but it seems soooo long off. :hourglass Really excited to see all the Xmas decorations. It will be my first time during this season. We are booked 11/22-11/27. I know it will be busy but it was in March also and we survived. I am taking my kids out of school (and me out of work in a school) for 2 days~ they don't know that yet and probably will not like it but we booked before I got the job...looking forward to making ADRs. I am also excited all will be a little older and perhaps can do more (mine will be 8, 6 and almost 4)...
     
  4. AndiSlamberg

    AndiSlamberg Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    269
    Hopefully it will be at Sea Breeze Point, on the Boardwalk! We're having an escape wedding so our plans aren't "official" until 9 months before the wedding!

    With the package we're getting we can have 18 guests plus the bride and groom for a total of 20 people. However, if you want to go to the next package you can have as many people as you want. We just want to keep it to our close family. Also when you do an Escape wedding they give you, floral, photography, a violinist, transportation, a cake, and free annual passes for the bride and groom! :cool1: (the ap's come with any Disney wedding though)
    No we won't be doing the carriage haha, it's not our style but, we will be doing an in park bridal photoshoot!! We just haven't decided which parks yet!

    Also we are super excited! I found out all the information about Disney weddings thanks to the Dis! I've met a great bunch of past/present Disney Brides and folks just like yourself! So awesome! :goodvibes
     
  5. RVinMomma

    RVinMomma Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    We will be at the Fort November 24- December 7!! We have never been during the holidays and are really looking forward o the decorations.
     
  6. mommy2mb

    mommy2mb Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    142
    We are booked for November 30th- Dec 6th at AOA- Finding nemo suite. So excited to try the AOA family suite!
     
  7. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,921
    I wanted to do the AoA, but it was more expensive for a family suite than it was for a room at POR, so we decided to stay with our "home" resort. Besides....if they offer FD, I'll be able to get the regular plan instead of the quick-service. :D
     
  8. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    10,047
    I know I want to go back for F&W in 2013 just not sure when yet but thinking end of Oct, Beginning of Nov depends if there is a BB when we go this Nov/ Dec
    And what the dates are so for now I am in with you here :wave:
     
  9. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    Well, It looks like I am in with you FigmentChick- Didn't we do this already last October???? :rotfl2: - Anyways, looks like we will be doing Thanksgiving at Disney next year b\c DD doesn't want to miss much school and I am NOT going in the summer. It's hot enough at home during the summer, I sure don't want to be walking parks in that heat. So Thanksgiving it is. We will leave home Nov. 20 and return home on Nov 29 or 30th.
     
  10. lmc318

    lmc318 I have dreams like you, no really! Just much less

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    606
    Woohoo! Count me in as a former October 2011 groupie now doing November 2013! We're doing a big family trip - formerly called a grand gathering. Thinking about either the week of Nov. 4 or the following. Depends on what the family decides. We won't officially book until January or so. It's a special trip because I was diagnosed with cancer of an unknown primary in July and I'm planning this trip as a survivors trip. Just had my first scan after starting chemo and the treatment is working, so it's definitely something to be happy about and a cause for celebration! I'll never be cured, but if I can kick this thing into remission I'd be the happiest person in the world. This trip gives me something to plan for, so it's been good for me. That and my 4yo DD are my reasons for fighting like I do! I will not miss more trips to Disney with her!!!

    We can't decide between BW or FWL right now. We may even wind up back at Poly, since it was sooooooo convenient. I really want to do FWL at xmas but the transportation is all buses except the boat to MK and with a then 5yo, I don't know that I want to do that. BW is great for Epcot and HS, but with Celiac disease, not having in-resort dining may be a problem for me. Poly was great last time, but it's not the nicest decorated for xmas and it was sooo expensive. I'd love to stay at Contemporary but for some reason the standard view rooms are never available in November. I don't get it. Anyway, once we figure out who in the family is going, we'll make a decision on resort.

    Soooooo excited! Woohoo!!!!! :cheer2:
     
  11. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    Hello again.... Sorry about the cancer ( hugs) but it sounds like you have a great attitude and dr.s so you can plan away. I can only guess that planning and thinking about your trip helps during treatments.

    We will more then likely stay at Pop again. I also have celiacs and they fed me very well this past April. So I am scared to stay anywhere else.... Yep the chefs were that awesome. I was considering doing regular dining plan this time but again.... The chefs at Pop were so good we may not. Ugggg deciding on these things is so tuff.
     
  12. lmc318

    lmc318 I have dreams like you, no really! Just much less

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    606
    When we went in 10/11 we ate at many restaurants and QS counters and I ate well! I was so happy to not have to worry about finding something to eat and was treated like royalty instead of like an inconvenience. My faves were La Hacienda in Mexico, 1900 Park Fare( they have Chef TJ, who is well known on the allergy boards for being AWESOME!), Tusker House, Cosmic Rays, Flame Tree, and much of the food at F&W, if you're going then. Check out the DISabilities boards for allergy or GF posts and you'll find a lot, including reviews and pics! I can't wait to go back and be spoiled!!
     
  13. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    At magic kingdom we would stay to eat because cosmic rays was so good about feeding me. We also at at sunshine seasons at Epcot and 1 place inside Hollywood studios that I can't remember the name of but the chefs at Pop were amazing. They would fix anything I wanted or even surprise me with something special if I couldn't decide what I wanted. Pop was just so easy I can imagine having to make reservations and still have to wait to eat.

    I am also concerned about eating good at other resorts because the Pop food court has so many different options.

    And I went on the disabilities board before our last trip and was able to get tons of great info about eating at Disney that is where I found out that Pop would take care of me.

    A part of me really wants to stay somewhere else but again Pop was so good to me on the last trip( first trip I knew about the celiacs) I just don't know what to do. And DD loves Pop and wants to stay there again.
     
  14. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,921
    OMG!!!! We're all back together and we're all planning on November rather than October!!!! My gosh (or is it gawrsh?), the fates have aligned!!! :D

    sjs - welcome! Figmentswife - I can't believe we're going to miss each other. But.....I think you picked the right time to go and at least we'll have fun planning together.

    lmc318 (Lisa, right?) - I am so sorry about the cancer. But I am happy that you are doing well and planning a big family trip. A positive attitude will help you tremendously. I would love to plan big family trip, but it would only be my dad and stepmom (more like my mom) and I do think he's going to try and fit in a couple of days with us next year.

    All we know about our trip right now is that it will be Oct 31st to Nov 9th at POR. We are planning on taking the AutoTrain for this trip....flying will cost us about $1800 with a car rental when I can take the AutoTrain for $1026. And I'll have my own minivan. I am crossing my fingers for free dining, but we all know that question won't be answered until next July. Ah, well...let the wait begin.

    I don't have any fod allergies, but I will put in my two cents: we LOVE Sunshine Seasons!!! Lately, I've been dreaming about the goat cheese salad I had there. And the desserts were so good!

    I am so happy to have you all on board! It really made my Sunday (had a rough morning). You ladies take care and can't wait to hear more from you.
     
  15. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    Oh man......Maybe one day we will be able to have a Dis meet.

    As of right now we go Nov. 20-29. We will do 3 days Magic Kingdom, 2 days Epcot, 1 1/2 days Animal Kingdom and 2 days at Hollywood studios.

    I have been reading some great stuff on the boards about some of the different things you can say/so to get better pictures with characters - FUN!!!!

    I am also making lists of things I have never done, like.... It's a Small World, Carousel of Progress....MTMRR.

    I just can't decided where to stay. We are thinking of surprising DD and staying at POR - Royal Room, or renting DVC points and staying at either Animal Kingdom Villas or Wilderness Lodge Villas, or we are also thinking of stay at Swan\Dolphin - if I can get the employee rate. All of the wonderful options go through my head then I always seem to go back to staying at POP Century. WHY can't I get out of my comfort zone???

    So much to plan, and I havn't even contacted my TA yet. Maybe I should email her this week - what I am thinking, I have over a YEAR!!!! OMG - Why did we go in April this year????? Makes it TOO LONG between trips.

    However, DD's Birthday is Thursday and we are taking her to Kings Dominion for the weekend with a BFF. I know, not the AWESOME Disney Birthday trip like last year, but it's something. :rotfl2:
     
  16. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,921
    You've never done It's A Small World or Carousel of Progress? :) Those are two of our favorites!!! (and, yes, I speak for my entire household. lol)

    I think you have a great plan for where to stay....you'll work it out. I would absolutely love to stay at AKL or WL, but it's out of my price range. Maybe one day if I hit the lottery!

    You use a TA? I don't think I could do that. I have OCD and, obviously, need to control everything. That being said, if I want to call and check on my reservation or change something, I don't want someone doing that for me....I want to be able to do it. I have often thought about getting licensed though. To be able to get paid to plan Disney vacations....that would be cool. :)
     
  17. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    Yes, I do. For our trip last October, which was the first trip I had to plan alone (b\c my parents had always taken us before) and I become so overwhelmed last year that I contacted a Disney TA. She is AMAZING, and we used her again for April. I can't say that she plans everything, b\c I really do the planning of our trip and then just tell her what to book, but she was again....so AMAZING that I use her for her to get paid. And when we left early in April, she was a hug help in getting my some money back. Also, it is nice to have her for making out Dessert party reservations. I could do it all alone, but I really like her so I use her.
     
  18. UndercoverMama

    UndercoverMama Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    364
    We are a family of 6 too. I keep going back and forth between connecting, a suite or a cabin. Since I had to push my trip back to November :sad: I have plenty of time to decide.

    REALLY looking forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations :santa:
     
  19. stmize

    stmize Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 1

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,871
    Love Wdw at christmas time
     
  20. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,870
    So I looked into Wyndham bonnet creek a little today also and I can get a 2 bedroom for $120 night.... Oh the choices. Now to see if DH will go for it. It IS on Disney property.

    So for those of you with larger groups go check out the bonnet creek thread. It looks very nice but for value pricing
     
  21. UndercoverMama

    UndercoverMama Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    364
    DH was not a fan of off site , but I am thinking of staying off site for 2 nights for our Uni days (and to save a little $$)
     

Share This Page