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Old 04-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #1231
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So I noticed our original january dates fall in marathon weekend (9-12) is it very busy? Should I really consider later in the month? We would be considering the 4-11- but could also do a later week in Jan (value points w DVC...)


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We came down this year the evening after the marathon (so Sunday night.) Though I'm sure the crowds thinned after the race, there were plenty of runners still in the parks proudly wearing their shirts and medals. The crowds were still fantastically low!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #1232
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Changing our dates to November 16 - 22, 2014, but will still stay at POR. This may work out better since we would like to see the Christmas decorations and will miss possible Spring Break and Mardi Gras crowds. Just hate it will be longer until we return to Disney.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #1233
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Yay, we've booked our Disneymoon now So we're staying at POFQ nov 13th to dec 4th 2014 with free dining Now the countdown can begin
Congrats!

This is probably a silly question but I thought booking dates weren't available that far in advance? When I try to book for Feb 2014 online they aren't available yet. Is there a way to find out when free dining is being offered that far in advance as well?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #1234
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Yay, we've booked our Disneymoon now So we're staying at POFQ nov 13th to dec 4th 2014 with free dining Now the countdown can begin
Congratulations! That's awesome.

How were you able to get reservations AND free dining 20 months out? You are my new hero.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #1235
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Congrats!

This is probably a silly question but I thought booking dates weren't available that far in advance? When I try to book for Feb 2014 online they aren't available yet. Is there a way to find out when free dining is being offered that far in advance as well?
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Congratulations! That's awesome.

How were you able to get reservations AND free dining 20 months out? You are my new hero.
It's because I live in UK and they release bookings and offers a lot earlier here As far as I know, free dining in the US is always released a lot closer to the departure date.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #1236
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Sooo how crazy do you think it would be for 2 adults to book a family suite at AoA? It is a little more $$ than a moderate room, but you get so much space, plus two tvs and two bathrooms!! And we can keep what we liked about Pop--the food court and the dedicated busses with only one stop. So now I have another resort to obsess over for a year.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #1237
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Sooo how crazy do you think it would be for 2 adults to book a family suite at AoA? It is a little more $$ than a moderate room, but you get so much space, plus two tvs and two bathrooms!! And we can keep what we liked about Pop--the food court and the dedicated busses with only one stop. So now I have another resort to obsess over for a year.
Not at all... We always booked suites before kids. I enjoy space, a couch to sit on and so on.... Very rarely did we ever book a single room (unless choices or budget were limited)
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #1238
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Not at all... We always booked suites before kids. I enjoy space, a couch to sit on and so on.... Very rarely did we ever book a single room (unless choices or budget were limited)
This makes me feel better. I think this would work so well for us. I like having bed options in case DH is snoring really loudly, or one of us is sick, like last trip. I think deluxes have been eliminated, so it will either be AoA or POFQ. For now...
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #1239
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We are scheduled for Feb 13 to 17 at AoA LM right now since there will be three in the room. I am thinking about switching to mod since we have only stayed in mods before with 4 to a room. My son will be staying with the band off site so my DH thought we could save money in a value and still have room.

My DD is really into swimming now though she is not a strong swimmer. so I was thinking about the mods for the pools

I have over 9 months to decide! at least I have guaranteed a room on Disney property. It would be great to get a discount for Feb or free dining!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #1240
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Congrats!

This is probably a silly question but I thought booking dates weren't available that far in advance? When I try to book for Feb 2014 online they aren't available yet. Is there a way to find out when free dining is being offered that far in advance as well?
We booked room only last month for January 2014 - this is done via phone, not online.

Free dining is still an unknown for us at this time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #1241
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Yay, we've booked our Disneymoon now So we're staying at POFQ nov 13th to dec 4th 2014 with free dining Now the countdown can begin
I'll update the lists!

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Changing our dates to November 16 - 22, 2014, but will still stay at POR. This may work out better since we would like to see the Christmas decorations and will miss possible Spring Break and Mardi Gras crowds. Just hate it will be longer until we return to Disney.
Thank you for posting your new dates - I'll getcha updated! I'm sure you will love the Christmas decorations, even if you do have to wait a little longer to go.

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We are scheduled for Feb 13 to 17 at AoA LM right now since there will be three in the room. I am thinking about switching to mod since we have only stayed in mods before with 4 to a room. My son will be staying with the band off site so my DH thought we could save money in a value and still have room.

My DD is really into swimming now though she is not a strong swimmer. so I was thinking about the mods for the pools

I have over 9 months to decide! at least I have guaranteed a room on Disney property. It would be great to get a discount for Feb or free dining!
Thanks for posting your dates and resort - I'll update the list. If you end up switching to a mod, just post and let me know.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #1242
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Hello! I haven't read through the whole thread yet, but I'm so excited I found it! We are planning a September 2014 trip to Disney and I'm glad I'm not the only one planning it so far in advance!

We haven't decided on a set date yet, but I'm leaning towards late September. Any opinions on which dates might be better? We are lucky in that our son won't be in school yet, so we can go any time we want. It doesn't even have to be weekend to weekend, so we're open.

I can't wait to read the thread and catch up!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #1243
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First of all, I have to say THANKS for this thread. What a lot of great info and links you shared!
My daughter and I went in November, and I wanted to go again this year, but just can't do it. I have planned too many things for this year, so I am going to wait and go October 28-Nov 7, 2014. That gives me more time to save money for a really great trip. I am already excited tho! Maybe the Mine Trains will be open then...???
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #1244
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Count us in!!! I keep planning a trip since my last trip in December of 2010 but things keep coming up. We just have had some good luck recently and we won't be able to go this year however I am definitely planning on going next year. Right now we are looking at going the 2nd or 3rd week in August. All depending on when the seasons fall and the prices start to lower. This will be my 5th trip, my husband first trip and our little girls first trip as well. She will turn two on August 2nd of 2014 so it will be a great time to visit. She loves Minnie Mouse, doc McStuffins, Sofia the first, Snow White and Ariel. I am excited for her to see the Disney Junior show at Hollywood studios. Let the planning begin!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #1245
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First of all, I have to say THANKS for this thread. What a lot of great info and links you shared!
My daughter and I went in November, and I wanted to go again this year, but just can't do it. I have planned too many things for this year, so I am going to wait and go October 28-Nov 7, 2014. That gives me more time to save money for a really great trip. I am already excited tho! Maybe the Mine Trains will be open then...???
How did you like going in November? On our first trip we went in March 2012 and I am planning to go next November. Just wanted to know about the weather and crowds. Looking forward to the decorations.
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