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- Mar 29, 2008
To the late packers.....don't feel bad. For every vacation I pack the night before. I mean I need my stuff up until the day. Hair products, clothes, toilitries. I do it in about 30 minutes.
I'm thinking it must...I've heard this from several other people as well....Has anyone heard about Captains Grille closing? I've been trying to make reservations for the week of Dec 6, with no luck (I'm within my 180 days). I even called Disney to try to book with no luck, they don't know why I can't make reservations. I didn't know if it had anything to do with the YC renovations.
I am a planner/pre-packer/un-packer/re-packer....when I get to my room, I unpack and put everything in drawers or closet...nice and organized.To the late packers.....don't feel bad. For every vacation I pack the night before. I mean I need my stuff up until the day. Hair products, clothes, toilitries. I do it in about 30 minutes.
Oh dear! That's insane! lolI am a planner/pre-packer/un-packer/re-packer....when I get to my room, I unpack and put everything in drawers or closet...nice and organized.
When I have traveled with family, I make "rules" like "put your stuff away," "no wet towels on the bed," "keep this room picked up,"...etc.
I have also traveled with friends who sometimes make me a little crazy....one lives out of a suitcase the entire trip...never puts anything into the dresser drawers...just digs through the suitcase...
One friend is really a challenge ...during our last trip, I went to her house the night before out 7 AM flight so we could take a one taxi to the airport in the morning. She hadn't even started packing! She had piles all over her house, and took some stuff from a pile, then put it in the suitcase, then went to another pile, and sometimes just put stuff from one pile into another pile. I was crazy by the time she finally did get everything packed. Then in our room, she NEVER put anything away - clothes got just hung over the back of a chair, food wrappers just left on the dresser. oy. I would have truly lost it if she wasn't my best friend and Disney traveling buddy...
This friend is also the one that was able to pack her entire mess back into her one suitcase for our return trip (I still can't figure that one out!)...one of us had to go to the gift shop and purchase a second suitcase to fit everything...(I swear, I didn't buy that much!!!)
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Wow I don't feel so bad now! I admit as a vacation neat freak... the kids outfits for each day are packaged in zipper freezer bags. Saves us the hassle of fighting over what they might wear or figuring out outfits, and easy to pack and unpack. Wait, should I be questioning my sanity now? lolOh dear! That's insane! lol
I also have the same rules. We unpack immediately and the hotel room has to be NEAT and ORGANIZED. I feel that when you are in a small hotel room you must be neat and organized or it just looks so cluttered. Clutter = chaos to me. I would never be able to relax.
Even my kids know the rules. My BF is a bigger neat freak than me.
I do pack the night before but it's done in an orderly fashion. The kids are done a few days before since they don't require much.
They are not finished with the BC but from what we are hearing I'm thinking they are on schedule to have the BC completed by mid- to - late August. So they will swing over to YC in September, probably starting on the CL floor. I did not read where the BCV renovations have started yet (is there something I've missed?). They woked the lobby floor and have done a couple of mock-up rooms but then we see that room inventory was released in August which seems to send mixed signals. I would think that unless you are YC-CL you should be largely unaffected by any renovation work going on at the YC in September during your stay. If you are close to the noise, just ask to be moved. I would think they will try to accomodate that request.Hi all! I am scheduled to check into Yacht Club on 9/13, but I am a little concerned about the possibility of construction. I can move us to Boardwalk, something that wouldn't be too big a hassle for us. Any thoughts on if I should consider this? If they have just started renos on the BC villas, is it possible they won't have moved over to YC by Sept? TIA!
So you are YC-CL in December? They better be finished with that work by then if they start in September like we are thinking they are going to do. You should get the best of the renovation work to enjoy during your stay. Of course all bets are off if they delay the start-up but I don't think they would do that unless there was something major happening that they need to correct first before beginning the work. We'll just have to stay tuned in and see what is posted by those who are going to be there in late August. I'm sure that group will be all over this renovation project (maybe engaging the workers in another pool-noodle fight?).My last 10 trips, I've stayed at the Boardwalk. For my upcoming trip, in early December, I couldn't get a room at the Boardwalk so I booked a club level room at the Yacht Club. How concerned should I be about the construction? I was at the Boardwalk during their last renovation and it wasn't pretty but I can't say that the noise really affected me being that I wasn't in my room during the day.
Hi CocoabeanHas anyone heard about Captains Grille closing? I've been trying to make reservations for the week of Dec 6, with no luck (I'm within my 180 days). I even called Disney to try to book with no luck, they don't know why I can't make reservations. I didn't know if it had anything to do with the YC renovations.
I noticed the same issue (posted a few pages back) for the Dec. 11 - 17 time period. My memory of a recent refurb at the Captains Grille is consistent with NM and Dee's comments as well. I can only surmise that NM is correct in that the system is SNAFU or the place is closed for a new remodeling. I'll be checking infrequently over the next several months just to see if it does free up (we want an 8:30am ressie on a Thursday so I'm not too worred) but in the meantime I've got a Cape May reservation in my hip pocket just in case. Perhaps our ever-knowing end of August group of DISers might meet there and ask someone who would be directly affected should the place actually be in a lock-down mode at that time of December.Has anyone heard about Captains Grille closing? I've been trying to make reservations for the week of Dec 6, with no luck (I'm within my 180 days). I even called Disney to try to book with no luck, they don't know why I can't make reservations. I didn't know if it had anything to do with the YC renovations.
It's a 5 hour tour, much like the Keys to the Kingdom tour - only no lunch! Our guide gave us a "15" minute break in Sunshine Seasons around 11:15 - I knew dd needed food, and got her a child's portion of mac n cheese, and that came with water - now tell me why the MK tours come with water, and the Epcot tour does not? I plan to write to Disney about this, with this heat, its just water, charge me $1 more and give me a bottle of water - its brutally hot outside!Tell us what you thought of the Undiscovered Future World Tour...I've looked at it many times but never taken it....
Do I want to know why you don't put clothes in a hotel dresser? I am half afriad and half interested in the reasonsI have worked in the hotel industry for 10 years. I never ever use the hotel dresser. I did buy a hanging organizer for the closet to use my children's things.