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

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  1. Piglets Mommy

    Piglets Mommy <font color=blue>New Rule:<br><marquee><font color

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    If I could keep my big mouth shut, I'd tell them you are going somewhere else, and then just wind up at Disney. It will be cool to see what point in the drive they figure it out at.:rotfl2: If you are on deluxe dining, I would definately just start the plan the next day. You should have plenty of credits, and I'm sure you can find something else to spend the extra $$ on. The only thing is, there might be a chance that you would have to move the next morning. It usually doesn't, but it would be a big pain.
     
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  3. letthewookiewin

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

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    Thank y'all. I just feel bad that he was sick on his birthday. Between how bad he feels, and my coughing keeping him up, he actually stayed home from work. He never does that, so I know he has to feel horrible.

    That reminds me of my mom. What ever activity we did in school, she was always there. If the teacher would tell us, they needed a mom to volunteer to go with us, the other kids always wanted my mom to go.

    Congrats to the talented Miss M!!

    We didn't do this with a WDW resort last year, but one just off property. We checked into the hotel the day before checking into the Pop Century. Then the next morning, we woke up at 8 AM, packed the minivan and drove over to WDW. Last year, we got into Orlando in the afternoon. It was early enough for me to do a load of laundry (we had been gone 3 days before we arrived in Orlando), and get the laundry packed away before going to DTD to see MIB III at the dine-in theatre. This year, we'll do the same thing.

    Thanks. As I drove home last night, I was telling my mom about it. She said she had seen a story about it on Fox News and that it wasn't the IRS's glitch, it was H&R Blocks fault. Which would explain why I didn't see anything about it on the IRS website.

    Thank you. :grouphug:

    After a big 'ol pain in the rear, I was able to get everything I wanted. I realized this morning why everyone hates the new site. I woke up at 5:50 AM this morning, and I was logging into the site by 5:56 AM. When I logged into My Disney Experience it did show it was my 180 day, but only gave me the option to do 9/9. I figured it was doing that since it was before 6 AM (7 AM Mickey time). I logged back out and waited until 6 AM to log back in. Due to it being so slow, I didn't actually get in until 6:02. The first one I tried was the BOG for 9/13. The date was blue on the calendar, meaning I should be able to book for that date. When it brought up the list of restaurants, the only one with times available was V&A's, and I mean the only one. I messed around with it until roughly 6:18, before giving up and calling the (407) WDW-DINE number. I even tried the old site, and that didn't work. I ended up in an automated system and when I tried to get the BOG ADR, it said I needed to have a resort reservation to make the reservation for that date. :furious: I literally said, "No S-(rhymes with pit) Sherlock." So, I press 0, until it says it is going to send me to a representative. Luckily, I wasn't on hold long and by about 6:20 AM, was making our ADRs with a very nice man.

    Our ADRs are....
    9/9 - 6:40 PM - Mama Melrose's
    9/10 - 8:00 PM - 'Ohana
    9/11 - 8:00 PM - Teppan Edo
    9/12 - 8:00 PM - Cape May Cafe
    9/13 - 6:55 PM - Be Our Guest :banana::banana:
     
  4. letthewookiewin

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

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    Piglets Mommy and I must be sharing a brain on this one, because I was about to type the same thing.
     
  5. Grumpy Grandma

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    Looks like we have 30 rooms on hold at GC for the Diva trip next Feb/Mar!!!! Wow! This might be a crazy fun trip. :rotfl2: Marie so happy to see your name on the list! :thumbsup2
     
  6. chimo2u

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    I'm so excited!! Trying to get DH on board to let me out of his site for 5 days! :p I think by the time it rolls around, he'll be ok with it! Lol hoping I love the GCH as much as I was liking the DLH.....this trip sounds like so much fun, and a great way to meet more Disney loving ladies :)
     
  7. Piglets Mommy

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    Glad you got everything!
    I hate this new system so far.
     
  8. letthewookiewin

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

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    Thank you, me too. Although when I went to add my ADRs to the online version, I was surprised they were already there.

    I haven't looked at the app version to add them yet since my phone was about to die.
     
  9. jennyjinx3

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    Wow...so much to comment on! Wookie yay for your ADR's....they look great! Miss so exciting for Miss M winning the writing contest for kindies! Way to go!! Marie, I am so glad for you joining up for the Dis Diva trip....that is so exciting!

    Hi to everyone else...I am sorry I can't write more right now. My brain is spinning. We just watched Life of Pi, and I am a wreck!! Such a good movie but sooo deep, I laughed, I cried lots...phew. And Richard Parker. :love: It was all too much for me.

    My head hurts.

    Jen
     
  10. Koh1977

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    That good? I may have to rent it...

    Wookie - glad you got the ADRs you wanted!!
     
  11. letthewookiewin

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

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    I actually had to call the number again. I noticed he made the 'Ohana for the 9th not 10th like I wanted. I was able to get almost the same time for though and got 8:10 on the 10th.
     
  12. disneydreamin247

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    Okay I got the email that my TA ressie was accepted and is good to go. When you make your ressie you have to email them with your CLIA card and certificate for DCOK so they can approve it. I was nervous because I used my discount in August, and when I came back they changed the policy to only one trip per 12 month period but I guess since it was before the change they let it go. Hurray! I am REALLY going to Disney in 79 days! :yay: Most of my ADRs are done as well. I find it really weird that I was able to book lots of prime restaurants, especially at reasonable times. The only exception is a 9:30 dinner at 'Ohana. :eek: I don't think I can eat that much, that late at night!
     
  13. Koh1977

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    Awesome!! :-)
     
  14. Shaden

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    But hey, depending on where you sit, you should/might be able to see WISHES while you are eating dinner !!!!!!!
     
  15. disneydreamin247

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    This is true! But I could always watch it from the lounge lol
     
  16. Sue M

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    Yup, I've done that at POR, arriving later so we booked 1 night room only before package begins. Be sure your 2 reservations are linked as continuing stay. Remind them at check in that you'd like to be in the same room, and not have to move.
    Next morning when you check out, and check in :rolleyes: remind them again ( unless you hate your room & want to move) that you want to stay put.

    We were able to stay in the same room, but it took that CM about 10 - 15 min to "see" if we could stay in that room :eek: I don't know if she was just putting me thru the gears cause she seemed put out when I told her that at check in the day before we were told we could stay in the room. So I spent what seemed an eternity standing there waiting to see if I had to move feeling sick, because we had unpacked, believing what we were told the night before!! This CM was kinda nasty. Don't know why :confused: I was very polite.
     
  17. sjs314

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

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    Wookie Congrates on getting Your ADRs, BOG is Awesome!

    Dani Disney in 79 Days sounds Great! Maybe you will be able to snag an earlier ADR @ 'Ohana yet ;)
     
  18. DznyCrzy11

    DznyCrzy11 "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference wh

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    I had a similar experience. Friday I was able to make ADR's and was going to wake up earlier to get it done before going to work, good thing I didn't!!! I went on that night and even though it showed me at the 180 day mark, it wouldn't let me make reservations. I ended up getting back on Sunday and it let me make reservations for 9/5 & 9/6 but would not let me make reservations for 9/7 or 9/8 so ended up calling for 9/7 and 9/8 and waited about about 1 minute before someone came on the phone. The ADR's I made are:
    9/5 : BOG @ 7:45 pm
    9/6 : Chefs de France @ 6:30 pm
    9/7 : Le Cellier @ 7:00 pm
    9/8 : Via Napoli @ 11:30 am

    Awesome!!!! :)
    I agree, I think 9:30 @ Ohana is late. I would periodically check to see if an earlier time opens up, or what about switch the day with another ADR?

    Hi everyone else! I have been kind of MIA but periodically trying to keep up. My uncle met with the surgeon on Friday who told him the results of his bone and ct scan, I still don't understand why the actual dr who did the biopsy and ordered the scans could not give him the results, but instead made him wait a week to find anything out!! :( Anyways, good news!!! His bone and ct scan came back clear!!! :) He has localized surgery next month but in the mean time, he is worried it could spread because the dr who did the biopsy said it was aggressive. The surgeon said he does not see this type spreading, so lets hope he's right!!

    What do you Poly lovers think of the new rooms? So far, I love it!! I showed the pics to my husband and he's less than impressed, he liked the darker colors better.

    On a happy note, tomorrow is Friday, YAY, so ready for the weekend!!!!

    Have a great day everyone!!!

    Sent from my GalaxyS II
     
  19. Grumpy Grandma

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    happy birthday sheila!!!​
     
  20. Missoutandabout

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    Happiest of Happy Days to You, Sheila! :goodvibes

    Hello to all of you. :grouphug:

    Dani: Is there no Free Dining going on when you guys are going? That always seemed to make the ADRs hard for us to get when we went in September, hence only ever getting to try Le Cellier this past January! Not for lack of trying all those previous trips though. :surfweb: You can't just leave us hanging... what other places did you nab?! popcorn::

    Sue M: Was that not-so-nice experience with the check-in CM at POR? Just wondering because that was the only slight I had against the entire resort; the front desk staff was in need of some training. The rest of the resort was wonderful though. :confused3

    Jen: Thanks for the Miss M congrats. :hug: Now you've got me wanting to see Life of Pi! Although the crying thing scares me a bit. Is it super sad? :scared:

    Wookie: Yay for all of those ADRs. :cheer2: Okay, so what are you gonna order from BOG? The grey stuff... right? Say the grey stuff. :rotfl2:
     
  21. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    Thanks so much ladies. :grouphug: I'm a proud momma. (She's just so "whatever" about it. Have the teenage years started already? :laughing: )[/QUOTE]
    Go mommy and miss m!!!
    Nice!!!
    WOW Mama!!!
    I hope you can go Marie!!!

    :hug: my homework is making my head hurt. Wow I complain a lot....

    :hug: you go sis!!!! Maybe standby for ohanas...the concierge will get ya in..IMO

    glad your uncle's test were clear!!!

    I dont like the new rooms, but the resort will always be beautiful :)

    Happy birthday to our Sheila!!!!!
     
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