The Official October 2013 Trip Planning Thread

Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by figmentswife, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. piratemamaof3

    piratemamaof3 Working to support my Disney habit

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    L-HArper i PMed you. I am not sure if you have seen that. Had a question for you. Thanks
     
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  3. L-Harper

    L-Harper DIS Veteran

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    :welcome: to our group! I have added you to the first post with your tentative plans. Please let me know if anything changes!

    Yes, I did get it. Sorry that I haven't replied yet. I have half of it written and then got busy. I will send it tonight!
     
  4. piratemamaof3

    piratemamaof3 Working to support my Disney habit

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    Yes, I did get it. Sorry that I haven't replied yet. I have half of it written and then got busy. I will send it tonight![/QUOTE]

    That's ok thanks for replying. I know a lot of people didn't check that so thought i would post it here just in case.
     
  5. 3monkeymomma

    3monkeymomma Earning My Ears

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    My husband found out for sure that he will be overseas in October. He leaves July 1 and won't be home until February. :rolleyes2

    I think we'll probably go the end of April 2014. It seems so far away!

    I hope you all have a fantastic trip in October.
     
  6. L-Harper

    L-Harper DIS Veteran

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    I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm assuming military? My family would like to thank him and your family for his service and sacrifices.
     
  7. owynn

    owynn Earning My Ears

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    My bride and I, along with our matron-of-honor, her husband (one of my groomsmen) and their 2 kids will be heading to WDW for our honeymoon a few weeks after our wedding. We'll be there from Oct 30 to November 9th. I'm really hoping we can hit MNSSHP and MVMCP while we are there.
     
  8. piratemamaof3

    piratemamaof3 Working to support my Disney habit

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    that would be really cool to see two holidays in one trip
     
  9. Sydnerella

    Sydnerella enough is as good as a feast

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    So is this also the place where we discuss trip planning and park strategy? Or just say "hi - we are going in October as well?"

    If it is the former, I am wondering if the F&W offerrings at Epcot mean that one would not really want an ADR for dinner, but would rather roam/graze? Do the TS restaurants have little CS booths outside associated with them during this time as well? Or do the TS restaurants do something fantastic inside that cannot be had at other times?

    Thanks,
    Sydnerella's mama
     
  10. 3monkeymomma

    3monkeymomma Earning My Ears

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    Yes, he's in the military. Thanks!
     
  11. L-Harper

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    :welcome: to our group! I have you added to the first post.

    This is absolutely the former! I would love for everyone to chat about their plans. The F&W festival is booths set up around World Showcase, nothing different in the restaurants. They are like kiosks of sorts. If I had planned on doing the F&W offerings, no I would not have a dinner ADR. That would be WAY too much food!
     
  12. dfGoofy

    dfGoofy Earning My Ears

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    I just did a search for CSR and out dates were open for the 2QB rooms. So we were able to switch from POR to CSR. :) My wife is on :cloud9:.

    They have standard and preferred rooms available now. Has anyone stayed at CSR? The preferred are closer to main bldg, is that a big plus?
     
  13. L-Harper

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    That's great! I have edited the first post for you. We stayed at Coronado Springs last time and I would have paid the extra money to be in a preferred room closer to the front had I known that being back in the Ranchos was so far away. We were close to a bus stop, but it was quite the trek to the main building, which I got very annoyed with by the end of our trip. I had put in a room request and it was certainly not met. Other than that, the resort was absolutely beautiful! My only other complaint was that the kiddie pool area had a lot of leaves in it. It was kind of strange, plus the kiddie pool had a "lip" on it and my little guy tripped on it a few times.
     
  14. Newbie123

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    We're first-timers, when can we anticipate park hours to be released for October? The OCD part of me is dying to start planning out days & dining, but I can't do much of anything right now.
     
  15. dfGoofy

    dfGoofy Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for sharing. We have requested 8B, its close to a bus stop and the main pool, but we are afraid of getting like Ranchos 7A, it doesn't look to be close to anything.
     
  16. Camaro305

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    Parks hours are typically released about 180 days ahead of time, so park hours for October should be released around mid-April.
     
  17. L-Harper

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    You're welcome! Best of luck to you! Yeah, the Ranchos are quite a ways back there. Needless to say, I'd go back to CBR just for the beautiful resort! The quick service restaurant/buffet is a bit strange, but very good food!



    :thumbsup2 Yup! This is exactly what I was going to say.
     
  18. Shawnakemp2

    Shawnakemp2 Earning My Ears

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    Officially have made decisions. The extended family vaca is Oct 3-13. It will be myself,husband,3 kids,grandparents,one uncle,one lone cousin.
    It was suppose to be 5-13 but discovered Tower of Terror ten miler is that weekend so will be leaving early .

    3-6 are going to be at pop
    7-13 star Island
    :cool1:

    Who ho only 8 months to go!
     
  19. L-Harper

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    :welcome: to the group! I have added you to the first post. I just Googled Star Island because I've never heard of it before and WOW! I'm really glad you posted it. It looks amazing and the prices are even better!!! I think that place may very well be the winner for us! Our trip in October will just be me and DH. I've been looking for a good off-site hotel/resort that is cheaper than staying in a value on property. :goodvibes
     
  20. dreamscometrue101

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    Before leaving POP last month I booked a bounceback offer! :cool1:

    Heading back to the World, October 20 to 26. Going solo but meeting up with friends.

    First time travelling without hubby or kids.

    I can't wait!
     
  21. momabaarjo

    momabaarjo Cupcakes, Cocktails, & Crap Load of Pixie Dust

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    Headed back Sept 28-Oct 6...this is a girls only trip with 4 ladies I met through DISboards! We have never met, but been together for over 2 years. We call ourselves the OCD Princess planners...see link to out joint PTR in my siggie below! We don't know yet where we are staying...it's an OCD planning thing :rotfl2: trying to get best deal! We are running the Tower of Terror 10 mile!
     

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