VWL Groupies...yes, we love the Lodge!!

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  1. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUDIPOLO!!! Hope your day is magical in every sense of the word!
     
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  3. nala1128

    nala1128 Huge Disney Fan!

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    Just wanted to pop on and say Hi!!! New VWL owners here... Just got onto the member site and booked our first DVC trip to VWL.. We have stated WL many times before and love it there so We finally took the plunge and bought DVC with VWL as our home resort!
     
  4. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

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    A new groupie? Welcome Home nala1128!!!
     
  5. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Yes! Welcome home and welcome to the Groupies thread!!

    Visit often. We love trip reports. Oh, and pictures, we really love those!

    So grab yourself a Moosie Siggy and a rocking chair and join us out on the porch.
    :goodvibes

    And.......

    :cheer2: Happy Birthday Audiopolo!:cheer2:
     
  6. rfassett

    rfassett Mouseketeer

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    Well, fellow groupies, I thought I would take pause and pull up a rocker and just sit for a spell. I just finished up my last tax return that is going to get done before the 15th (the extended due date for individual returns) and I have a handful of financial statements and about 30 or so quarterly payroll reports that need to get done before I leave for the Lodge next Thursday, but I think I can put it in coast mode now. I just went back and looked at my schedule for the last two months and realized I have only had four days off in that period. Do you suppose that might have a bearing on my feeling of fatigue. Anyway, I am really looking forward to sitting in a rocker on the porch one week from today.

    Oh, and did anyone else notice that today is 10 11 12? :thumbsup2
     
  7. twokats

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    Yes, I did this morning when I wrote a check!!

    Well, I guess I see something else we have in common. . . as the rest of the groupies know, I am an accountant. I just finished a return last night, picked up info for another today and hope to get the one other extension that I have finished tonight. I am also working on the quarterly reports and sales tax reports. Totall understand the fatigue.

    I had finally recuperated from all the walking we did at WDW last month and what did we do yesterday. . . we spent it at the Texas State Fair and of course walked way too much, but it was a fairly nice day and the crowd was not too bad. Really enjoyed the time with DD and DH.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.
     
  8. DiznyDi

    DiznyDi <font color=darkcoral>If you remember, we are the

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    :welcome: nala1128
    You're among kindred spirits here. We all love the Lodge!
    If you let jimmytammy know your trip dates, he'll post it to page 1 on the thread. We have alot of fun meeting up with other Groupies when in the World.


    And speaking of Groupie meets, we had discussed Dec. 8th after 8 PM TOWL. DDad and I are good to go as is Muush and JT. I believe the day/time didn't suit for Kathy. Do we want to try for something else? Thoughts please. According to my countdown, I have only 57 days to go.......
     
  9. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Best wishes to our accounting Groupies.
    May all of your debits match your credits (or however you would say, hope everything comes out all right!)

    10-11-12 I love those date thingies!

    We are good for any date after 12/7 (we arrive evening of 12/8), We are all for easy!
    Thank you for arranging this.:goodvibes

    My nephew and his family checked into BLT today. He's loving his 1 BR!
     
  10. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    Welcome! It's a great place to own and this thread is a wonderful place to come sit a spell. :thumbsup2
     
  11. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    Hey Di
    I sent you a PM
     
  12. jimmytammy

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    Welcome to the groupies and Welcome Home nala1128!!! You couldnt have picked a finer resort::yes::
     
  13. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    I'm sorry Di - the 8th would work for me! I must have misread and thought you had suggested the 9th for TOTWL. :santa:
     
  14. DiznyDi

    DiznyDi <font color=darkcoral>If you remember, we are the

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    OK, I think I'm confused :crazy2:

    I think - and I often get in trouble when I think - we are considering Saturday December the 8th - the day Muush arrives and the night before Kathy leaves. But I think my original posting suggested the 9th?:confused3

    So how does Saturday evening December 8th after 8 PM at TOWL sound to those Groupies in the World?
     
  15. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    :welcome: to the groupies nala1128!

    Hey groupies that got the Fastpass+ invite (I know there were a few) how did that work out? I think I might have missed your reports when you came back. I leave tomorrow but I didn't get an invitation. :sad2: Just curious.

    I will definitely be stopping by our happy place for a visit. I can't go to Disney & not go to the Lodge for at least a visit. Pictures will hopefully be forthcoming although I'm not sure I can possibly find anything I haven't already taken a picture of!

    Only 68 more days until our Christmas stay! :cool1:
     
  16. twokats

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    For us it worked great. We chose 2 rides and 2 parades for our experiences.
    I was told the tryout was only for 1 week and was sent to those using the Magical Express. None of the cast members could tell me how it would ultimately work in the future, but they said it was still in an imagineers head.

    I wanted to try the parades to see how they did it. It was similar to the handicap area, but it was a great location and they really monitored it so that no one sneaked under or even very near the ropes and since they had specific numbers assigned for that event, it was not crowded like the handicap areas can be.

    It was neat when the card was scanned, it showed the celebration and even though the kids were wearing their buttons, they got an extra Happy Birthday since it was noted on the Fastpass + card.

    Another thing I liked is that if you forgot what time one of your experiences was, you could go to a machine and it would give you a list on the screen. I think it will be interesting to see how they finally decide to incorporate it.
     
  17. Dizny Dad

    Dizny Dad DIS Veteran

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    I take issue with that! Years ago DiznyDi thought we should make VWL one of our home resorts. Great Thinking! :thumbsup2
     
  18. MiaSRN62

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    Thank you very much !

    My hubby snapped this photo of me with one of the Rangers checking out of the VWL on Sept 29---can't remember his name ? Anyone ?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Maria, that is our beloved Ranger Stan. I will miss him not being there this year.:(
     
  20. Snoopygirl

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    So excited......I called MS this morning to add on at VWL!!!!! I was really hoping for 50 pts but they only had 25. I took it!!! :banana:

    We've never stayed here but I am hoping to switch from SSR to VWL at 7 months for our May/June 2013 trip. My mom is coming w/ us so I'm hoping we can get a 2BR Villa. Do you think I'll have any problems??

    Woo-hoo.....love my DVC! :cool1:
     
  21. jimmytammy

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    Diane
    The 8th will work for us, we may bring 2 friends from back home who will at WDW the same time if thats OK. They are on the fence about buying DVC so this may help push em over the edge:scratchin

    Barb
    I wish that was Stan, he would still be here with us:sad: I have seen that fellow but cant remember his name, maybe Jim?
     
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