Our little thread of BIG Resort Changes~2013 Spring RC installment

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  1. letthewookiewin

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

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    Gonna post really quick while Joey is talking to the DH, so I can't quote.

    I talked to the DH about the pricing and he wants to do the AKL, even though the CSR is cheaper.
     
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  3. Koh1977

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    Yay?? :)

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  5. i_heart_the_mouse

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    Do't be so sure about BC. Inventory changes all the time and just because someone else was unable to get BC GV doesn't mean you won't. :thumbsup2

    Hope you get the bus situation resolved. It's good they are working with you :hug:

    :rotfl:

    Oh, I was still thrilled as it was an upgrade from the GV we had booked :goodvibes A few years ago, they made the change to have LV and TPV in Hawaii probably to avoid people getting mad about the palm view. Of course I'm sure it didn't hurt that they could pad the bottom line by charging even more for an unobstructed TPV. ;)

    Hi Janet! Thanks and hope your work out went well. :goodvibes

    when you get a sec, can you update my itinerary. Our point rental went tthrough, although I will only be doing Kidani 2 nts, it's official!
    8/7 - Poly CL 3 nts
    8/10 - YC CL 5 nts
    8/15 - Kidani 1 br 2 nts

    :cool1::cool1::cool1:


    And walking to WSC. Need that too. ::yes::

    I can't wait. It's been on my list to try since our very first trip in 2009. :cool1:

    Yay for AKL!


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    Sorry for all the typos. No time to fix it this morning. :crazy2:
     
  6. jennyjinx3

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    Missed these before...

    They do, it's just called LV :duck:

    :cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  8. letthewookiewin

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

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    I am sad about SAB, but I really do want to stay at AKL.

    Well I called and asked. I said that we had heard about the free dining for Disney Visa cardholders and I needed to check and see if our resort/ room category was on the offer before we decide whether or not to add it to our reservation. When the CM checked, he said it wasn't. I thank him and said I would have to discuss with my DH whether the discount or what we had was more important.

    Yes, this school is really good about that.

    Yeah, I'm sad about the BC, but I am excited about the possibility of staying at the AKL. I still have to actually make the change, so I don't want to get too excited about it. I was honest with the DH about the CSR being cheaper, and for a moment he looked like he was leaning that way. However, I know how to convince him and it isn't always through his wallet, but sometimes it's through his feet. I showed him where the PV rooms were on a resort map of the AKL and then I showed him a resort map of the CSR. I showed him the CSR map first, and he was like "nope, that's not going to work. I don't like it, it's too spread out." He was happier with the AKL layout and the location of the PV rooms. Then I told him we could split the money we will get back from Disney, but I'll probably just keep it. Half will go into the Disney pig and the other half will go for things we will need for the trip.

    OMG so cute!! Are they going to be sold in the parks and if so where? I have to buy one on our trip!!
     
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  10. disneydreamin247

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    I always book GV at the Poly because the only time I get to enjoy a view is from the lounge. In the room I'm tending to my hellions lol or showering, straightening up, you know.... Mom things lol.

    I will try to post from my iPad but I wi give you my cell number so I can give you text updates!
     
  11. sjs314

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

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    Dani. I am so jealous 180 days for me still.

    jenny he is adorable!

    Wookie by the time the GP offer comes out on Thursday with all the room shifting done by DV peeps your room catagory may be available for FD.

    I love AKL and would stay there again in a heartbeat if only it was not all bus transportation, now that I have to use an ECV the bus is a pain :sad1: I still want to stay there and will someday just not visit the parks or perhaps just Epcot.

    Good Luck with whatever resort you decide on.

    Today was my ADR day and I worried about it for nothing. I could not get the old site to work at 6am :scared1: I was in a real panic but the new site worked beautifully. I got everything I wanted! :banana:

    11/03 'Ohana 5pm
    11/04 Kona 8:30am
    11/04 Via Napoli 6:20pm
    11/05 The Wave 8am
    11/05 BOG 4:50pm
    11/06 Cabana @ Poly (10-2)
    11/06 Rose & Crown 7:15pm
    11/07 GF Cafe 8am
    11/07 Kona 7:05pm
    11/08 The Plaza 1:25pm

    We decided not to do SOA and still deciding about the Dessert Party. I made my GF Cafe ADR for Breakfast in remembrance of Our Dear Sarah
     
  12. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    :welcome: I LOVE "seeing" familiar faces from the GF thread! The Epcot side has a different feel than MK...still awesome! LOVE AKL too!! We stayed at BCV quite some time ago. It was Feb. and too cold for SAB, my family would pick Kidani or SSR over BCV..but we no longer own DVC of course. For that savings it is a great deal! BC is beautiful, but when we went we didn't like the d├ęcor of the villas (2005ish).

    So true Candace!!

    Or after Mama :rotfl:
    My DH says going to WDW with the kids spoils his experience :rolleyes:

    RENTING :scared: Kidani rocks :hug:

    :hug: Marie, that is NUTS!!! Hope it gets straightened out...has she NO idea your DH was shot :mad: what the ?????:headache: Sorry you have this on your already overflowing plate.

    :rotfl2: Cheerio my dear sis :hug:

    STOP READING TA AND EXPERIENCE KKC!!! this said by someone who spend the last 2 hours changing my beach hotel based on TA....gotta change SOMETHING right??

    :cheer2: YAY Jen!!

    You didn't REALLY say final, did ya???:upsidedow Sounds like a great change!!

    DH and I are moving when he kids grow up..he PROMISED APs!!

    You ARE one lucky lady!

    Nice...can't wait to see the plans!

    :happybday BELATED...to your DD

    SO the girls and I were in a 1st floor GV room in November...even with the sliding doors TOTALLY quiet...we were on the opposite end from the lounge. Kidani had more hallway noise than our Poly stays...just sayin...

    I told my Disney lovin' coworkers about BLT last night...they were both in agreement SV is perfect. What a fluke that I got 35% AP discount!!! Fri/Sat nite is rack rate... When I called CRO to change...no availability with or without a discount. She said...book it online NOW and she cancelled my Poly reservation. Meant to be.....

    :lmao:

    AKL!!!

    Hope so...the kids don't even mind no snack room...DS12claimed the sleeper chair, and I've been nominated to cook pancakes :confused3 They can't wait for the pool slide...I can't wait for the Bay Lake view from the Pool...

    Can you say...hot mess :upsidedow

    Honestly, I was pricing a split stay with Portofino, and BLT popped up. I saw the price and checked if it was available all 6 nights....I WAS and CHEAPER than Poly CL.....IT'S ON BABY :dance3:


    :hug: I hear ya BFF..I supposed to be doing HW :rolleyes:

    :cheer2: YAY SIS!!!!

    LOVE IT!!!

    :hug: Don't forget the milkshake :thumbsup2
     
  13. Missoutandabout

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    Good morning to all. :goodvibes

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss! :cheer2:

    I totally forgot to add you to the upcoming AK folks! popcorn:: You guys will try out the pool, yes? Will you make it over to AKL's pool? I need another expert's comparison to SAB. :rotfl: Can't wait to find out what you think.

    Oh yes, we need the WSC too. Maybe they should just consult with us with their next resort plan.

    That is SO CUTE! Is that a Vinylmation? Must get one of those. For Miss M. Yeah. For her. :rolleyes1

    Where's your FANTABULOUS countdown, eh?! :cheer2:

    I'm such a dunderhead, I forgot to mention since you asked ... I think I'm going to try going over to our Disney store and see about swapping some of our Target-bought gift cards for an AP voucher either today or Thursday. :scared:

    I think it's a GREAT change. Really and truly. :goodvibes

    popcorn:: Can't wait to hear what you think about the reno. :goodvibes

    That's a wonderful list. :goodvibes I'm glad you got everything you wanted!
     
  14. Missoutandabout

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    Sneaky Pas: (Or am I just so slow? :scratchin ) That is a schweeeeeet swapperoo. :worship: Don't change it, don't change it, don't change it. Have you guys stayed at BLT before? :hyper:
     
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    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    First stay (not first booking......) :rotfl: The washer..the separate bedroom for DH and I....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...just having a living room is SO awesome. Even 2 rooms get tight for the Pas~lets :rotfl:
     
  16. Grumpy Grandma

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    During a stay at BLT my grandson had the sleeper chair .... view was TPV .... he folded out the chair and my gosh it was facing the wrong way!!! He could not see the castle ... being a smart kid ... after all he is related to me ... he turned the chair around so the last thing he saw at night and the first thing in the morning was the CASTLE!!! :rotfl2:
     
  17. Missoutandabout

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    Bahahaha. How did I know this was probably the case? :scratchin

    Smart cookie. :thumbsup2 Yep, just like his Gran. ::yes::
     
  18. babyberger

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    Hi from sunny south Florida :) I'm lurking when I can. All this "home" school stuff is taking up so much time. he seems to be getting over his cold and today was career day at school so no work for the brief hour and a half he was there. So we are getting through all his work nice and peacefully. One day at a time right now!

    Jeanette - you have to keep BLT so you can let me know of I should keep it for Feb!!!! Steven already told Sarah she gets the pull out chair since she is smaller than him ;) and I am very much looking forward to a private bedroom and hot tub!!!! YOU CANNOT CHANGE THIS!!!!

    Okay back to school stuff!! I'll catch up with everyone else soon!!!

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  19. letthewookiewin

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

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    Thank you. I am going to double check on the BC GV, but I'm not holding my breath. I've tried booking a BC GV room for our time period and anything below LV at the BC is sold out. Even if we don't get BC maybe we'll get some pixie dust and get a free upgrade to Savanna view. Although my DH calls pixie dust, Donald feathers because Donald is his favorite.

    I'm glad you got everything you wanted and that the new site worked for you. When I made our ADRs, I couldn't get the old site to come up and the new one wouldn't work past the first day.

    Smart kid. Now if they had just realized that's what people really want when they book those rooms and orientated the beds the same way.
     
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    Guess who has two thumbs and is going back to Disney in September????

    THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!!!! :banana::woohoo::cool1:

    My BFF (the one who just came with us on this trip) and I just booked 3 nights/4 days at All Star Movies (preferred room) with AAA discount, so we can partake in Food and Wine and MNSSHP!!!!

    We booked airfare and purchased our party tickets and everything!!! Done, done, done!!! Airfare was only $185 RT!!!
     
  21. Koh1977

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    Miss - we will definitely be spending some time at the AKL pool. Maybe walk over to Kidani's pool on our resort day so the kids can play in the water play area?

    Pas - jealous of BLT! :-) I think the next time we go it's going to have to be a 1BR villa or perhaps a BB room at AKL if we really like it there. :-)

    Wookie - love the Donald feathers instead of pixie dust. :-)

    Anyone know how the sushi works at Kona on the DxDP? Heard they tweaked their menu a bit. Was thinking of possibly changing one of our dinner ADRs. Really wish they did sushi at lunch!!

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