~*~The OFFICIAL 2014 Dates Thread - Come Join Us!~*~

Discussion in 'Doing the Happy Dance!' started by BearcatsFan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. rharper1496

    rharper1496 Mouseketeer

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    We've picked dates, February 5-10, 2014! We decided against the split stay, the trip isn't long enough to deal with the trouble of switching resorts so Cars suite at AoA, it is.
     
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  3. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    :welcome: to our group! Glad you decided to join us. I got you added to the list. ::yes::

    :welcome: You can definitely join us! Glad to have you! Added you to the list, also. ;)

    I added your dates and resort to the list. ::yes:: Thanks for updating us!

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    Sorry I've been mostly absent lately, folks - lots going on here at home (nothing to worry about, though). If there is anyone I missed, I apologize - please post your dates and resort and I'll add you to the list, also. :goodvibes

    Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! :flower3:
     
  4. BDL

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    I hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day. As always, I had a very nice V-Day with my lovely fiance' (BDLsgal). It was a laid back night of lounging and chinese food. And we exchanged gifts. After all was said and done, even though our trip isn't til Dec 2014, and we can't make any payments til 499 days before our 1st day, we now have 1/3 of our deposit in hand.

    As Valgoof and SAT can testify from our time on the Dec 2012 Roll Call thread, on gift giving holidays, BDLsgal and I include giving Disney Shop/Dine/Stay gift cards to each other to help with the expense of the vacation. So, yesterday, $75 of gift cards were exchanged and we now have 1/3 of our deposit in hand, with about 20 mos to go before our trip will have to be paid in full.
     
  5. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    Hello! Nice to meet you! What a great idea re the gift cards! I wish we could do that. We live in the UK so ours would be loaded in pounds not dollars but if we could we would! Soon adds up! We keep a jar of dollars instead. When the exchange rate is good we get some dollars and I say that is some money to spend in the world of disney one evening! Love that store!
     
  6. shannon006

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    So we can call and book a room only reservation? I was thinking we had to wait until August to book anything. I know we won't benefit from booking now, but to be able to have a reservation and look at it online, and make payments, well, it makes it so more real:wizard:
     
  7. shannon006

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    Mamabear, we have never been this late in February. We have been the last of January, first of February and Presidents week, MLK and Mardi Gras, so this is new for us as well, and actually we will be leaving probably March 1.
     
  8. Males1011

    Males1011 Earning My Ears

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    Hello everybody! :yay:

    You can put my DGF and I down for January 31st through the 8th of February! Heading down for the DGFs birthday this year around, and we've already been counting down the months, weeks, and days. (Man I love having the ticker in my signature lol)

    Going to leave NJ Thursday the 30th after DGF gets out of work, and start the haul right away. She'll take the first leg, and I'll ironman the heck out of the rest! Can't wait!

    We only plan on doing 1 ADR this trip, and that's for her birthday dinner on the 3rd. He sole request was CRT for her birthday dinner, and we'll prolly just do QS locations the rest of the trip. We left the world this past October 13th, and we knew before we left that we were coming back this was when we had to come back.

    I called earlier this week to make the room-only reservation, and we're all set! Only have to wait for the package rates to come in to have everything set in stone. Interesting thing the CM told me on the phone though. She told me to keep an eye out during the spring, like late March or early April, for the 2014 rates. She said they released them earlier than usual last year, and it wouldn't be a surprise if they did it again this year. Thought I would share it with the boards.
     
  9. gracer9977

    gracer9977 Happiness is Disney

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    Thanks for the info, will be watching and waiting for that moment. The sooner we can actually make reservations the happier I will be. :thumbsup2
     
  10. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    You can book a room-only reservation 499 days in advance - you must do this on the phone, however, you can't do it online. (1-407-W-DISNEY)

    Remember you'll be quoted the highest price for the room category you're booking, and price will be adjusted once the rates come out for the time frame you are going.

    HTH :goodvibes
     
  11. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    Hello Males and :welcome: to our group! Glad you decided to join in!

    Thank you for sharing the info about 2014 rates - that's interesting for sure. ::yes:: I'll get you added to the lists for January/February; in the meantime, feel free to jump on in and join the conversation! :hyper2:

    ETA: I'm assuming you're staying at AoA since that's what it says above your ticker. If not, please let me know where you are staying. ;)
     
  12. auprincess

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    Good to know about the rates! And lucky you ~ your ticker is under a year already!
     
  13. shannon006

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    We enjoy the QS. The reason is we don't like being tied down to our reservations. Long gone are the days when we could come in that morning or even when we were wanting to come right in. Those were great. Our last trip we had only 1 reservation, and honestly based on how our day had went, wasn't ideal. We were seated immediately and had great food and service, but the whole reserving so far in advance doesn't always work out for our family. Having said that, our next trip we will probably book 3 TS meals.:rotfl2:
     
  14. Valgoof

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    :thumbsup2 I got a new Mickey park bag and a pair of pajama pants.

    So.......off topic, but do you have a date set??


    We did all QS in 2011 and then had FD last year, so we did a TS everyday. Not sure what we will do this trip. :confused3 We liked a couple places enough to book them again and there are others I want to try.
     
  15. angelmichelle

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    Here's a cute tip...

    At Target's party section, there are cute tiaras that are just a dollar or two a piece. You can buy them for your daughters/girls in the group for a 'princess makeover'! They're cheap but FUN and cute! I bought two for my friend and I for our 2014 trip. :goodvibes

    Here's mine:
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  16. Males1011

    Males1011 Earning My Ears

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    Yesum! DGF and will be in the AoA, and can't wait to go back!
     
  17. JacknDawn4ever

    JacknDawn4ever "All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie

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    We went to Disney this same time period in 2012 and the crowds were manageable (at least for Disney). Easter is not until April 20th next year and most colleges/universities will have Spring Break around March 10th. So, we should miss the BIG crowds since most of our departure dates are near March 8th. I did notice on our day of departure last year that the crowds were larger than our day of arrival. Is Mardi Gras at Disney or Universal? If it was at Disney I must have missed it or did not notice it. :scratchin We are planning a few days at IOA on our 2014 trip. Any tips from those who have been to IOA. :idea:
     
  18. mamabear0222

    mamabear0222 Countdown to 2014 trip

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    Mardi gras is at universal but apparently the neighboring states get time off so they head to Disney

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  19. PinkBudgie

    PinkBudgie <font color=deeppink>Expert Disneyland Snowball Ma

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    Hi! DH and I are going for our 25th anniversary mid to late June 2014! (A 2 week visit) We have been planning this for 5 years! Looks like we will be staying at POFQ most likely. Thanks for all the handy info!
     
  20. GirlDreamer

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    Me and my DFI is going in November next year for our Disneymoon :lovestruc the tentative date is november 10th for now, but we'll see what we end up with when they release the next UK offer in april :goodvibes All that matters is that we get to see the Christmassy stuff :santa: We're planning to go for 21 days and we'll more than likely stay at POFQ :cutie:
     
  21. SAT887

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    Hi guys!

    Sorry I have been MIA. Very busy :) However has anyone done the Pirates League? Especially with a young girl. While my daughter loves princesses she loves pirates too. I was wondering what the options were like...
     

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