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Old 05-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #91
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We will be staying for the 8th time at All Star Music 11/29 - 12/8 using a 40% off pin code for 6 nights and a AAA discount for the other two. We have received discount codes several times after making our ressies, and our TA has adjusted our trip accordingly (we use The Magic for Less, not AAA--had a very bad experience with AAA). This overlaps Pop Warner by 2 days, but we are feeling pretty brave as we have been there with them before and not had major issues. We have not noticed any crowding in the parks, as most of the kids are at practices and games during the day.

We love AS Music and find it cheerful and more than adequate for the price. Staying at a value resort makes yearly trips affordable for us. The grounds are nicely landscaped and the giant icons make fun photo backgrounds. At the All Stars you can use all 3 food courts and all 6 pools if you wish--although our son is quite attached to the very large guitar pool. The Family Suites are so popular that we have been unable to reserve one, so I can't speak from personal experience, but through the windows they look very nice.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:58 PM   #92
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Hi Suzanne. When you say "Crowded" during POP week, what do you mean? Do you mean it took 90-120 minutes to get on an atraction, 30-45, or 15-20? Were FP issued every hour or every 2 hours? Were you ever there during Spring Break? If so, was it that kind of crowded? I was there 3/08 and attractions actually said wait time 90-120min. or by noon an attraction said "no more FP are being issued today".

Thank you SO much for any answers you can provide. I do really appreciate it!

I hope you don't mind me answering. We were there during Pop week last year. It was pretty busy. Lots of people told us not to worry, but it was pretty bad. The posted wait time for BTMRR was 20 minutes but we waited one hour and 15 minutes. That is the longest I have ever waited in line for a ride at WDW. Several people have said last year wasn't bad so I don't know if we were just in the wrong parks at the wrong times. Fast passes for the most popular rides were gone very quickly.

No matter what you will have a great time!
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:23 AM   #93
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Yep, my parents got a pin code email that had the kids eat, play, and stay free and the bottom was for the 35% off the resort portion. We used the top one for us, checking in on Dec. 16th (they are staying at the same time as us) it applied for our whole stay, but then I tried to get the 35% off one applied to their reservation and it would only apply to the 16th and 17th wouldn't extend past. Odd...guess that means I just need to keep looking for a general code to save them some $$.
Oh no! I got an email about kids eat, play & stay free but I deleted it because I do not have children.

I didn't even read it through, so I didn't know about the 35% off on the bottom! Does this mean I lost it?
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #94
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Oh no! I got an email about kids eat, play & stay free but I deleted it because I do not have children.

I didn't even read it through, so I didn't know about the 35% off on the bottom! Does this mean I lost it?
I would call and ask the CM to check to see what type of pin code is attached to your name. I don't even remember getting an e-mail but called and asked and there was a free dining code attached to my name. It can't hurt to ask. Good luck!

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Old 05-10-2009, 01:22 PM   #95
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Treehouse Villa here we come

We are booked Dec 7-12th... SSR - THV

Last (and first) trip was Dec 1-5 2006 at OKW

We actually saw the Old Villas when wew were on the boat to/from OKW to DTD and asked the captain about them - he gave us a little history lesson about the old villas and told us they we being used by foriegn students working at Epcot....

A little worried about the whole Pop Warner thing, but I think they were there at the same time we were in 2006 - (saw a lot of cheerleaders etc...) and it was not bad at all...
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #96
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We have a large Pop Century Countdown: What Will You Celebrate thread going. It includes a chronological list of disers and their travel dates. Hope some of you will join us. Here's the link. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2033980
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:56 PM   #97
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Thanks for the link Mickeystoontown, I just went over and posted our dates and celebration.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:02 AM   #98
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I put the deposit down!!!! DH and myself will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversasry at POP Nov. 29 - Dec. 4. I'm so excited. We would have loved to stay at a deluxe but with my DH's work being very slow (construction) it just wasn't in the cards now. But who cares, I'm going to WDW with the love of my life and w/o the kids. This is our first vacation w/o the boys, 21, 20 and 11. Only the 11 year old will be disappointed. Who knows maybe we'll be able to get another trip in with him next year. Just wanted to share.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:42 AM   #99
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We are still anxiously awaiting a PIN or some discounts to come out, hoping to get them added for a price break! Crossing my fingers!
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:09 PM   #100
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I put the deposit down!!!! DH and myself will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversasry at POP Nov. 29 - Dec. 4. I'm so excited. We would have loved to stay at a deluxe but with my DH's work being very slow (construction) it just wasn't in the cards now. But who cares, I'm going to WDW with the love of my life and w/o the kids. This is our first vacation w/o the boys, 21, 20 and 11. Only the 11 year old will be disappointed. Who knows maybe we'll be able to get another trip in with him next year. Just wanted to share.

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I just had to smile when I read this: we went to WDW for our 25th anniversary in Feb 2008!

We stayed 5 nights at the Wilderness Lodge and 3 at the Dolphin. We have 3 girls instead of boys, and they were 24, 22 and 11 when we went. We did take our youngest, because she hadn't been since she turned 5, I would have felt too guilty leaving her home.

I'm still looking forward to the first trip with just me and my husband.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:48 PM   #101
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Yep...We will be there 5-13 we got BLT for the 9-13 cause that is our home resort but got OKW for the rest. I wanted BLT or AKL but they had nothing. I am going to be happy, the rooms at OKW are huge and BLT well... Good luck with your waitlist!!


we were there the same time 3 years ago, and the park was empty. i am a little nervous that the place will be crowded this year - considering there are no DVC rooms available except for saratoga .....
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:04 PM   #102
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we were there the same time 3 years ago, and the park was empty. i am a little nervous that the place will be crowded this year - considering there are no DVC rooms available except for saratoga .....
You know I think that Disney holds rooms for cash paying guests

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:42 PM   #103
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Hi - I posted this in another forum and no one answered so I am trying it here for those of you traveling for Christmas time. I would love to spread some Pixie Dust to your kids! I will mail them a postcard from Mickey while I am there in Sept!! PM me the names of your kids and when you will be there. Someone is doing this for me and I wanted to Pay it forward!! I will take the first family to answer....

Several families answerd in a matter of minutes!!! I will be mailing 5 while there!
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #104
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I'm joining the December thread. We will be at CR from 11/29- 12/05. I can't wait to see those Holiday fireworks.
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