Our little thread of BIG changes, the neverending saga of the Resort Changers

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  1. Koh1977

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    I was pricing tickets and flights this morning...lol
     
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  3. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Lol, I feel bad for DH stuck at home on this snow day. I'm missing my babies terribly, but he doesn't do well being stuck in the house
    :hug: mama you're so very welcome!
    I'm so happy you are back to planning :hug: you are very loved!!!
    Ain't that the truth!
    men!!! They don't get our obsession with planning a perfect trip..there is a method to our madness after all...

    ahhhh krystal, I would SO take that. That's an amazing rate for gf!!! I'm not helping your budget, sorry :(

    It's 11 degrees here, and my car is covered in snow...getting paid to play on my phone LOL

    Ahhh a beautiful morning pic, great to have ya back :hug:
     
  4. Mousemommy1

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    I am stuck. :headache:

    My car battery is frozen. AAA gave a timeframe of up to 2 hours....:surfweb:

    Meanwhile, DD7 was supposed to have her physical, right now....rescheduled that....and the kids still have not been back to school....and I am missing work again as of right now....:sad2:
     
  5. ToyStory3

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    Hi everyone! New here and I would love some opinions and feedback!

    Our family (DH, 2 grade school kids, myself) is planning our 2nd on-site family trip to WDW in September 2014. Our first trip was 2011 and it was fantastic. We stayed at the BCR CL and really liked it. We loved the quick walk to Epcot, Stormalong Bay, etc. And, we liked staying CL. We didn't use the concierge services much - only had a few dining reservations. But, with 2 small kids we loved being able to stop in for a can of pop, quick snack, having breakfast there every morning, etc.

    So, for this trip we wanted to try a new deluxe resort and stay CL again. After reading the boards it seemed like BCR's CL doesn't get much love and the other resorts seem to have better lounges, offerings, etc. We originally booked WL but changed our minds. We thought about AKL for a while. We looked at every other resort at WDW and we just couldn't imagine staying anywhere but BCR again. So, we decided to go back and changed our reservation to BCR CL.

    Well, last night I was listening to a Disney podcast and they were talking about what a rip-off CL is at Disney now. They said their offerings have gone downhill. It's basically a veggie and cheese plate. They don't really provide any additional services anymore. But, the price keeps going up. So, now I'm doubting everything again. I'm wondering if that's true if you go to WDW a lot. But, we only go every few years so I feel like CL makes the whole trip a little more special and convenient.

    I know that this is a subjective topic and what's "worth it" to one person may not be to another. But, I'd love to hear other opinions on it. Trying to decide if we should stick with CL because we loved it last time. Or...are we spending way too much on, for very little return, and should use our money elsewhere.

    Thanks for any opinions!
     
  6. basketlacey

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    Happy New Year! I've been reading along and trying to keep track of the changes!

    Jen - so sorry for the loss of your friend. :-(

    Linda - great to see you back and you "sound" so upbeat! Your spring trip sounds amazing.

    Wook - we spent a day at Yellowstone 12 years ago. It was sooo cool. I'm with you on not showing up without reservations though!

    Candace - hope the car is fixed quickly. Stay warm! I'm still not back to work. Monday is going to kill me!

    Hi Heather, pas, dimestoregirl, Koh, gwynne, Marie, Luv, everyone! A big howdy to the new posters!

    ToyStory - we have never done CL so not sure I am the best to offer you advice. A lot of the women here love it though. I think we would like it but every time I compare prices, I just can't pull the trigger.

    My MIL is dying to join us at WDW. I think we should head down Spring Break if we get APs this year. Lol
     
  7. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Hope everyone is staying warm! This South Georgia girl has trouble dealing with this kind of weather :upsidedow I'm sure y'all Northerners crack up when we say "It's freezing...35 degrees here!" :laughing:



    Candance - hope you are done with "stuck"! Not fun, I'm sure. I get all the "stuck" stories from my sister in CT. She just rolls her eyes when I complain about the 40 degree weather.


    ToyStory - I'm probably not a good one to ask about CL. While I really love it, we don't always do it. The price has to be right. I would never ever ever pay rack rate. My family really can't make a meal from the night time appetizers but we definitely love the breakfast....very convenient for us. Drinks are a nice plus, too.


    Pas - Your 11 degrees definitely trumps my 35;) Nice to be getting paid for phone time :thumbsup2 How many changes have you made today?? :rolleyes1


    Basket - A Spring Break trip sounds WONDERFUL!! I'm debating on the AP thing again. Thinking about adding them on when we go in June. I'm with ya on the Monday work thing!!! Going to be a killer for sure!


    Koh - Any luck with pricing? popcorn::
     
  8. letthewookiewin

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

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    Fingers crossed you can convince him. Even though my DH has said "no Disney for a long time", I don't think even he could pass up that price for the GF. Especially since it's his dream resort.


    I would love to be there today. Especially after my fil throwing another one of his temper tantrums last night. I could just happily sit in on of the chairs on the beach and not move for the entire day.

    My DH loves being stuck at home like that. Then again, it could be because it means he's stuck at home with his computer and can just play Star Wars as much as he wants.

    I can't even imagine it being cold enough to freeze my minivan battery. We play World of Warcraft with a woman that lived in Canada, I'm guessing pretty far north in Canada (I just can't remember where). We were raiding and on a potty/smoke break. She went outside on her porch to smoke and took her cup of coffee with her. When she was done smoking, she tossed her coffee on the ground, for what ever reason. She said that before it hit the ground, it was already ice and shattered when it did hit the ground. I could never understand how, if it was truly that cold, she could stand outside and smoke.

    I wish I could offer some kind of advice on staying CL, but I can't since we have never stayed at the CL on any of our trips. I do want to say :welcome: though

    The DH has finally given in on doing reservations. He just doesn't want to be tied down to reservations, so we can either spend more time in one area if we want, or go some where else if we want. We haven't made any reservations yet, just because we are still playing around with dates. Now instead of going the 2nd week of June, we're going sometime in July. I would love to go over our anniversary, but that would put us in Yellowstone over the 4th. Which I'm sure is super busy. He said he would talk about it this weekend. I did find a place about 55 miles from Yellowstone, called Moose Creek. We call our oldest son Moose, so I would love to stay there. Although, if we can get a room in one of the lodges in Yellowstone, I might give up the cabin idea.
     
  9. Janet B

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    Happy New Year all!!

    Miss: Sure you are having a ball! Hmm.. somehow I suspect you may return before 2015, there are those great BB offers awaiting you)

    Pas & Sue: Thanks so much for the good wishes regarding Paul. It was great to have him home, if only for a few days. I've been Florida dreaming the last week, longing to get back there…:)

    Pas, missing our Sarah too; she is in my thoughts so often.:littleangel:

    Deena, Happy to “see” you back here! It doesn't seem possible our dinner was a month ago. It was so good to meet up with again. Hope you are doing well. :hug:

    Heather: Welcome back! Remember the door is always open. :goodvibes

    dimndgal1: hoping that your surgery goes well. We will be here to help you recoup. Funny story about the call!! :rotfl2:

    Sue: Disney gifts…. DH gave me two small Britto Disney figurines (Minnie and Kermit), Sam Mickey earrings and the Brave ornament, DS got to open the Disco Ball Mike ornament, Hmm… thought there was something else… oh a few movies, replaced Little Mermaid and got Wreck it Ralph. :cool1:

    Pas, too funny “my most recent change” LOL at least you acknowledge your slight tendency to change LOL … btw it’s a great one!

    Jen :hug: so sorry on the loss of your friend….indeed life is too short. Go in March and ENJOY!

    Missing many posts, and will catch up on them later. Need to power down and get out of work. Later! :goodvibes
     
  10. Janet B

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    BIG :hug: to you Linda!! So happy to know that you are feeling better and up to posting :) We all missed you here! :flower3:

    Will be waiting to hear the latest plans....:)
     
  11. Koh1977

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    My travel agent suggested a girls' weekend...hmmm...DH gets a 4 day trip to Vegas with the guys and I get a 4 day trip to WDW?
     
  12. letthewookiewin

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

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    Sounds fair to me. I'll be in WDW 8/29-9/1 on a girls' only trip.
     
  13. Koh1977

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    :-)
     
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    It would be close to $1000 total if you figure in airfare and food/spending money...a little pricey I'm afraid...and probably about twice as much as a Vegas trip since they'd be using his brother's timeshare most likely. :-(
     
  15. Sue M

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    :rotfl2:

    Happy New Years to everyone!

    Don't let her sway you, BC is way better then Ontario :rotfl: and no crazy mayor :scared1:

    Love BC CL! But where's Anna Maria?

    We haven't been to Quebec but you're right, it's really cold in winter. Too cold for this west coast girl!! You will need warm winter coats & sweaters! Gloves. Toque?

    Janet your Disney gifts sound so fun! We can't wait for our next trip (in 3wks)and pick out our 2014 ornament!

    Heather hi there!! It's 34 here too!

    happy New Years to everyone! We just got home from Whistler, so now trying to catch up!!.

    Missdid you say you're going to be in WDW soon?

    Melissa hope to catch at least a coffee with you, on University! We will touch base when I arrive and know what plans my cousin has for me, lol.
     
  16. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    No changes...work kept me SO busy yesterday..I guess I jinxed myself as I typed :rotfl:

    DH goes stir crazy :rotfl:

    :hug::hug: and :hug:

    :thumbsup2
    Totally fair to me! Can I be one of the girls??

    Gulf coast, it south of Clearwater Beach...kinda by Siesta Key (right Melissa?) Approx. 2 hrs from WDW is what the gentleman from the Inn said :goodvibes
     
  17. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    :mad: Sorry that happened!

    I agree the "value" for the offerings really isn't there. But..the extra VIP service, the extra space of having a lounge...and the convenience of grab and go (especially those Summer days when you need a break from the rain) that's the value for us. And I don't mind paying more for that.

    WL CL IMO has the best CL CMs second if not tied with GF. We really felt like part of the family there...and that cobbler is YUM!!!

    :hug: My MIL is trying to come along again as well. My DH said no :lmao:
     
  18. Koh1977

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    How many of you are going? How many days of tickets are you getting? PH or not? Just curious. :-)
     
  19. Koh1977

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    Sure Jeanette!! :-) the more the merrier!
     
  20. letthewookiewin

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

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    When I can finally convince the DH to go, I want to see as much of Canada as I can.

    Happy New Years to you as well. I'm glad y'all made it home safely and hope it was a wonderful trip.

    3 adults, and one about 2-3-ish little girl. I think the tickets are 4 day with park hopper. I'm not sure though. The two other ladies are military wives and we are getting the room and tickets through a military deal.
     
  21. jennyjinx3

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    Help ladies I am getting nostalgic about BWI....:eek:
     

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