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

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  1. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

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    :cool1::cool1::cool1: almost there!! I don't know what to say about floor at AKL. I prefer a high floor too. But some do like the lower floors.
     
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  3. sjs314

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

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    Personally I think it depends on the room category booked. I only stayed there once in a Standard room on the 4th floor which was fine as the balcony overlooked the front of the resort. If I stay there again I hope to book a savannah view and 2 floor as I think the viewing of the animals is better from pictures I have seen. Pool view I would prefer higher.
     
  4. Sue M

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    Yum! I'm going to have to try that! Sounds wonderful. Love making Disney recipes. I just made the O'Hanna honey & lime dressing.

    Adorable!! And the beach thingys look great too!!
    Glad to hear DS is doing better.

    Congrats on the wedding!

    Sounds like a good trip so far. We loved bc CL. I am addicted to the potato chips!

    I got so far behind! So many things to get caught up with!

    WOOKIE. That's one cute pup. I hope you go get it.

    DZNY. Happy Belated!
     
  5. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Me too :rolleyes1

    So I mentioned it to DH :scared: he was like you want to DOUBLE the driving time with the kids :rotfl:

    We can drink wine while stomping correct????:grouphug:
    Maybe our next couples trip...:upsidedow

    :sad1:

    My 30th I was about 8 months preggers with HRH, and it was 100 degrees out....so I missed all the hype, I was too hot and hungry :rotfl:

    Sis, you look nowhere NEAR 30 :hug:

    :cheer2: In the teens today :dance3: So we had a 2nd floor room (really 1st floor with rooms if that makes sense) we LOVED the close up view!!!

    To catch you up....another RC....

    CSR BC~2 connecting rooms (I was originally told none) the CM called the resort...they are limited but available. It cut my grand total in HALF!!! I am almost PIF now!!!!:cheer2:
     
  6. sjs314

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

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    Jeanette Kinda funny about you switching to CSR BC as I was looking at the room view pics someone posted on the CSR BC Thread and went to check availability for our dates, It became our favorite Mod when we stayed there before. But I would not save much so maybe next trip, I am really wanting to go back for F&G in March but I doubt it too close to this trip.
     
  7. disneydreamin247

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    Good afternoon ladies.

    My trip is....disintegrating before my eyes. I don't know what's going on. :sad2: My BFF is having mental health issues. I still want to go, but I just don't know anymore. I'm worried about managing the two kids completely alone. What would my RC sisters do?


    Sheila :yay::yay: I love getting new toys!
    sis No more Poly? Gee, should I feign being surprised? ;) And thank you, but I feel like I'm 90. :sad2:
     
  8. chimo2u

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    :thumbsup2 ADD my Vote!!!! I think that sounds like a mighty fine idea :) :)

    Awe, Dani!! So sorry to hear this! I wish I could go with you, I'd love to share time with you and the kiddos! Maybe one day we'll get to meet up together :)
    As for now, what if you postpone your trip until maybe your mom can join you again? I'd hate for you to get there and feel lonely or overwhelmed! I hope it works out my friend!

    I'm having trouble deciding whether I should buy my return airfare for my Diva trip now. I looked at airfare last night and the direct flight I bought a couple weeks ago (Edmonton to LAX) has gone up from the $269 I paid to $300 now - one way! I'm worried they may just continue rising. I'm thinking of flying home from SNA/Orange County airport as it is much smaller and only 15 min from Disneyland. It would make for a more leisurely departure day than fighting Los Angeles airport. / traffic. There is ONE seat left at the $280 price and I'm tempted to grab it. Flight buying is such a gamble! But I'm thinking maybe I should just buy it as I may or may not get a seat sale -- and at most I'd probably only save $50 anyway! Might be worth knowing I have my airfare secured.

    I'm jealous and excited today -- the trip I planned for my cousin and his boys in England is here! They are staying overnight in London and fly to Orlando in the morning! They check into Animal Kingdom Lodge tomorrow for 12 days of magical bliss - Deluxe park passes with park hoppers and waterparks and Deluxe dining!!!! They are spending one day at universal too! (Just taking a town car over from Disney for the day) I wish I could be there to share it with them!!! They'll have an awesome time I'm sure :)
    It's our long weekend here (Victoria day) so it'll be nice to have a long weekend to relax at home :)
    Enjoy your Saturday my friends! :hug:
     
  9. sjs314

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

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    Dani Sorry to hear about your BFF:worried: As for your trip I am sure it could be quite a challenge taking the kiddos by yourself, not sure what to tell you. :hug:
     
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    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Marie Good luck with the flight. I had to buy my return, I was so worried about it going up more but I have to say I never paid so much to fly one way ever!
     
  11. chimo2u

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    I got nervous and booked too! I'll be flying INTO LAX on FEB 25, and arriving around 12:30. Hopefully Christine will get a flight close to my time so we can take the shuttle together. I decided to fly OUT of SNA Orange County airport, as it is only 15 min from DL - less hectic on my departure day is better! I depart at 2:50 pm, so that gives me a leisurely morning for brunch and a last look about before heading out to the airport. The prices where a little higher than I liked ($269 EDMONTON to LAX / $280 SNA to EDMONTON) - gee, I could have flown to Florida for that! :eek: but at least it's booked and guaranteed. Also, breaking it up I to one way fares made it easier to budget and pay for, it didn't hurt as much as paying for it all at once would have! :upsidedow
    I hate that booking airfare is such a gamble!! Now I'm hoping Christine finds good times and prices for her flights :flower3:
     
  12. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    I am always scared of the mods...too big..BUT we are guaranteed the location..and a slide at the pool :goodvibes PLUS I wanna go in Dec....:flower3:

    :hug: SIS!! I wish I could go sooner...you can totally do WDW alone with the kiddos..BUT it would help to have an extra adult to go with Danimal on the big rides and such. And just an extra set of hands at the pool...ugh..maybe back to August...share dates with me or Janet...SOMETHING will work out!!!:flower3: It wasn't easy with the girls alone, but it worked and we had fun!

    Hi Marie :hug: I know they'll LOVE AKL! Hope everything else is "uneventful" with you!

    :cheer2: Yay for flights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Marie I agree about flying out of SNA, LAX can be a Zoo! I felt the same way when paing for my flights since I bought mine separate too, it dd not hurt as much as if I had bought RT.
     
  14. babyberger

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    Morning RC family!

    Well the winning powerball ticket was bought on FL but it wasn't mine :(

    Life is crazy as usual but we just keep moving forward one day at a time :) at least this week some if the crazy will be packing for our long weekend in Sarasota/Siesta Key! I seriously can't wait for a change of scenery!!!

    Steven and I were taking a walk last week and I asked how he would feel if we did the beach or something else for vacation instead of Disney this winter. He thought about and said, no, he wants a full week in Disney ;) oh and we are only allowed to stay at CR or BLT. He cracks me up!!!

    I know I have missed a ton but here is my quick attempt at a partial catch up...

    Dani - I hate to see you cancel your trip, but how would you manage rides with Danimal without the second adult. Do you bite the bullet and buy a plane ticket for your mom or dad? HUGS!! I know how much you NEED this trip!!!

    Jeanette - CSR, didn't you have that booked already, LOL! Good luck to DS this week!

    Marie - woohoo on the return flight! Now you are all set!!! I can't wait to hear how your cousin likes his trip!!!

    Jen - so glad you are having a great trip! Don't worry about the mommy stuff, we have all been there!

    DznyCrzy - happy belated!!!

    Wookie - I know you are enjoying your weekend fur baby sitting!!

    Linda - congrats on the wedding!!! I am sure you will figure how to move your trip and still make is a super duper GG split :)

    Koh - your DD is adorable! Looks like she was in sheer bliss!!

    Shelia - how is the new camera?

    Miss - your trip is right around the corner! Is miss M going to get over no SAB this trip or next trip??? Or will there be an RC in your future?

    HUGS to Janet, Lacey, MAGIC, Candace and everyone else I am leaving out!!!

    Melissa

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  15. sjs314

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

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    Jeanette Before CSR we only had stayed at POFQ 2X, I had wanted to try CBR but Bob said no same with Riverside, although at the time it was Dixie Landings because of the size. We arrived at CSR on opening Day and were placed in Casitas 1 which is now preferred, perfect location plus I am not sure but I think perhaps it opened in stages since I think there was only 1 bus stop. I could get Bob back there since he has no clue how big the resort is now. :rotfl2:
     
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    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Melissa Shucks, darn there goes the big DIS party, I never did buy any tickets, I had planned on getting some then I just decided I wasn't going to win anyway so I kept my money :rotfl:

    I played with the cam a bit will need to play a lot more before my trip :yay: So far I love it!
     
  17. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Maybe next time :hug: Enjoy the beach next weekend :cheer2::beach:

    About CSR :rolleyes1 The girls REALLY want to be by the castle........so I have a new ticker;)
     
  18. Koh1977

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    I can't see the tickers on the iPad app. Do tell!! Are we back to a sandwich??

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  19. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    :rotfl: My bad.....WL CL :banana::banana::banana:
     
  20. Mousemommy1

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    I approve!!! :thumbsup2

    So, last night we were discussing our 2014 vacation options and DH brings up the Caribbean again, specifically Turks and Caicos....soooo, we price it out and it's really doable. DH says Mickey will be there when we get back, yada,yada,yada....we are all kind of excited about it...until this morning...when we were reading a thread of funny Disney pictures and then took out our pictures and started wanting to be at Disney again.....:rotfl2:

    DH and I both agree that Disney is crack!!!! :laughing:
     
  21. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Yes...crack disguised as pixie dust :lmao:

    I know you LOVE our OFC Candace!!! I was really attempting a budget, but2014 is a no Disney year so IT'S ON!!:cheer2:
     
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