***Official November 2013***

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

  1. stmize

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

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    Well I was worried for no reason. Logged on right at 8 this morn and got all 4 days I needed in a grand villa at okw I'm a happy camper today
     
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  3. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

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    Congrats Stmize! :cool1:
     
  4. stmize

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

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    Thanks.
     
  5. belias21

    belias21 DIS Dad's Club Member #717

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    You can add us to this thread as we're officially booked!!

    11/26-12/2 at OKW

    Excited to be at WDW for Thanksgiving in 2013. :dance3:
     
  6. taaren

    taaren "There is more treasure in books than in all the p

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    Ooh, add me too! We will be either Nov 17-22 or Nov 30-Dec 6 (Haven't decided if we're going to do it before or after Thanksgiving with the in-laws ...).

    We're DVC so we'll be staying on points, wherever is available at 7 months, hoping for Bay Lake Tower, but more likely Animal Kingdom Villas, or if we're lucky and DH gets his wish: Boardwalk or Beach Club. Just hoping for something other than OKW or SSR.

    In theory we weren't supposed to be going back to WDW for several more years, but with the DVC Premium Annual Pass offer it was only $20 to upgrade our three MYW hoppers on this last trip, so they're good through Dec 5, 2013 and in comparing the price of going to Disneyland and buying new tickets/APs vs flying to WDW (partly on leftover SW points) and using our PAPs, DisneyWorld was the winner! ::yes::
     
  7. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

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    Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts. I had a really great interview on Thursday morning. And it's the holidays, so everyone is moving at a snails pace right now and people are off. I told my hubby that if I don't have a job by the second week of January, there is a serious problem. lol

    stmize, congrats on the grand villa!!! I would LOVE to stay in a villa one day, but I don't think it's in the cards.

    OK....going back and writing everyone's dates and places down. If you don't see your name on the first post, please PM me and I'll make sure to add you!!!
     
  8. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

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    Welcome!!!

    Welcome! The F&W Festival will run through November 9th (based upon prior years' dates). And the only thing I can think of from Tampa would be a rental car or maybe a car service. You might be able to find a really good deal googling for coupons or using the DIS budget boards.

    I am a crazy early planner and used to come on every day, but I've been very depressed lately and just haven't felt like planning when so much else is going on (didn't really wat to be in a "happy place", I guess). Our family has already started a list of where we want to eat as well. We'll really narrow it down soon (even though I can't make the reservations until early May ;)).

    And this is the reason we chose the AutoTrain. I haven't looked at airfare lately, but three months ago it was going to save us over $800....I can only imagine how that's changed now.

    I am sooooooo keeping my fingers crossed for free dining. The package should be out in July or early August if it will be available. Yes....we have to wait that long. :(
    Wonderful!!! Welcome aboard!

    Don't be anxious. lol Look at my post above. My advice: book your room (or package) and just wait. It's all we can do at this point. Oh....and plan!!!! :lmao:

    Whoo-hoo!!!! But we're probably still going to miss each other. lol

    You'll catch the tail end, but it shouldn't be too bad.

    I bought our tickets, too!!! So excited as we've never been on the AutoTrain before. The older kids and I take the train down to DC from Wilmington, DE all the time. I love it and it's soooo much better than driving. Andsince our trains will pass in the night (quite literally), I will wave to you.

    Our family just loves POR!!! F&W Festival will run through November 9th. Just let me know your dates.
     
  9. stmize

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

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    As of today I have 329 days til okw 1 night in a grand villa pre cruise on the dream. 330 days til disney dream for 3 nights. And 333 days til post cruise stay at okw grand villa for 4 nights. With my brothers, mom, niece, nephew, sil and my dh, dd and ds and I can't wait.
     
  10. lmc318

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

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    Woohoo!!!!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

    Keep us posted! Good vibes going your way! :goodvibes

    Got some good news myself yesterday. My 2nd CT after 6 chemo sessions came back with no visible signs of cancer. :cool1::cool1::cheer2:pixiedust: I'll be doing three more treatments and then I get a break. My cancer is not curable, but remission is possible, so that's the goal. Hoping these next three sessions get me a good, long remission! Of course now I'm looking at the site for March deals to help celebrate both my birthday and my break in treatment. ;)

    November is still on. Looks like we're going Nov 13-19. My parents are going as well. My sister and her family and my brother and his family are questionable right now. Regardless, it'll be an awesome trip, I'm sure. Can't wait to see new Fantasyland! We've settled on Wilderness Lodge as well. So my dates are set!
     
  11. stmize

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

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    Thanks. We are Dvc members staying on 2 yrs of points other wise I wouldn't be either.
     
  12. FigmentChick

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    Lisa, what wonderful news!!!! :cool1::yay: And how were your holidays? Did you make it through Christmas Eve ok?

    I will update your dates and location ASAP! :D:moped::thumbsup2
     
  13. disneyfantotheend

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    Wow Lisa! I am very happy that things are looking positive. Pixie dust and prayers that everything continues to go in the right direction with your treatments. pixiedust:
     
  14. figmentswife

    figmentswife One little spark will light your fancy

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    FigmentChick - You are going to find another job. Good luck this week and let us know. Also, you sat around already, so now it's time to pick up and get going.:cool1: Another great job is out there waiting for YOU!!!!

    Lisa, YOU GO GIRL!!!! You Rock that cancer and show it who's boss :thumbsup2.

    Figmentchick - what do you think about trying to plan a couple of DisMeets!!! For overlapping dates. I know it looks like WE won't get to, but maybe others will. And, one day, we will be there for the same dates.;)

    I am super busy planning out June trip, and getting our shirts made, making our plans and such. Just found out we will be missing SWW, but we knew that was going to happen. DS graduates on the 11th so we can't leave till after that. But next year, we should be able to make SWW.

    We are booked for POP, but I am checking rates for the Swan/Dolphin often. I would LOVE to get employee rates there for our dates. Would be nice to walk to Epcot & HS.
     
  15. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

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    Thank you so much for the encouragement!!! And, yes, I am totally up for everyone planning meets. We tried one for October 2011, but it was only my family and one other DISer. lol Not even someone who is one of my best friends now (I met her on the DIS....we've yet to meet in person) showed up! ;) Although....she had a good excuse, her daughter was sick.

    So....let the planning begin!!!

    My daughter and I downloaded the new passporter on our Nooks today and we were trying to plan our restaurants. (we're keeping our fingers crossed for free dining!) We've got most of them, but we're short one. We just can't figure where we want to go. Of course, the park times aren't out yet (and subject to changes anyway) so that deters from a lot of the planning. Believe it or not, on the past two trips when we've had free dining, we've "missed" one table service meal.
     
  16. tigerali

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    Hi everyone! We are booked at a mermaid room at AOA for Nov 23-30, 2013! It will be me, dh, and our 2 girls (ages 2 and 5 when we travel). We are Disney fanatics and were there this August for a kid free weekend, but cannot wait to take our girls! I am excited to plan with all of you :)

    Do we have a Facebook group also? I know I've seen that some other groups have one, so just wondering!
     
  17. LadyBeBop

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    Can I join?

    Our trip overlaps from October into November. We'll be at Wyndham Bonnet Creek from October 27, to November 3. We're celebrating DGD's 5th birthday (born 10/31/2008).
     
  18. yankeesmom21

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    Looking at flights....I can't believe the limited options for return flights on a Saturday. I know it's still early but YIKES!!!!!
     
  19. DisneyLvr55

    DisneyLvr55 <font color=darkorchid>The thing swooped down, hit

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    Hey guys - OP here! I'm so excited to see all the new people!!

    I've added everyone that said they had made their reservations. If I missed you, I appologize - Please PM me with with your dates and hotel!
     
  20. belias21

    belias21 DIS Dad's Club Member #717

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    So this might just be the right thread to ask this in... 5 more months (or so) until we can book ADR's for thanksgiving. Where is the best place to have thanksgiving dinner? We won't be in the parks that day so it has to be a resort.
     
  21. DisneyLvr55

    DisneyLvr55 <font color=darkorchid>The thing swooped down, hit

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    I've never been there for Thanksgiving, so I don't know what places offer "special" meals, but off the top of my head, my choices would be....

    Cali Grill
    Schulas
    Narcoossee's
    Citricos
    Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau - I think this would be super fun!
    Yachtsman Steakhouse


    Good luck choosing one!!
     

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