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Old 04-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #676
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O.K. I'm having doubts about our travel dates.

Booked for November 15th - 22nd, but UG has some pretty high numbers during that time. November is typically cooler (which we like) and most of the Christmas decorations are up (again something we like).

Thinking about switching to October 25 - November 1, UG numbers are lower for that week and weather should be warmer (good for swimming). Would be there for Halloween, and would miss out on the Christmas decorations - plus the kids would miss Halloween here at home. We'd probably do MNSSHP though to make up for that (we've done MNSSHP before and it was great).

Opinions/thoughts/suggestions?

Oh yeah, the reason for these dates is also because we have a 40% pin code.

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We've been there during those dates and it was great! Weather was perfect and the crowds were very manageable!
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:16 AM   #677
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We have stayed CL at YC, GF, and Poly. They are all very nice. They all have their plusses. We are in a LVCL room at the Poly now, and we have the best view ever. It beats our views at the other 2. Just depends on what matters most to you.

I suggest that you check out the club level thread and the club level lounge photo threads -- it may be helpful in making your decision.
Thanks - both mmouse37 and mmmears - I'll take a look at the club level threads right now.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:39 AM   #678
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We've been there during those dates and it was great! Weather was perfect and the crowds were very manageable!
Have you been there on Halloween (31st)? Just wondering how manageable that would be?
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O.K. I'm having doubts about our travel dates.

Booked for November 15th - 22nd, but UG has some pretty high numbers during that time. November is typically cooler (which we like) and most of the Christmas decorations are up (again something we like).

Thinking about switching to October 25 - November 1, UG numbers are lower for that week and weather should be warmer (good for swimming). Would be there for Halloween, and would miss out on the Christmas decorations - plus the kids would miss Halloween here at home. We'd probably do MNSSHP though to make up for that (we've done MNSSHP before and it was great).

Opinions/thoughts/suggestions?

Oh yeah, the reason for these dates is also because we have a 40% pin code.

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We've been in both time frames and I think they're both delightful. The weather in Nov can be a bit iffy for swimming but most days are sunny and warm.

I would think avoiding the MK on Halloween would be a good idea.

I wonder why the UG has higher crowds for that week in nov? Is Jersey week later than usual this year?
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"Booked for November 15th - 22nd, but UG has some pretty high numbers during that time."


We're booked for that same week. Exactly how high is high?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #681
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"Booked for November 15th - 22nd, but UG has some pretty high numbers during that time."


We're booked for that same week. Exactly how high is high?
Nov 15 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 25 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 16 - Crowd Level 7 vs Oct 25 - Crowd Level 6
Nov 17 - Crowd Level 6 vs Oct 27 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 18 - Crowd Level 6 vs Oct 28 - Crowd Level 6
Nov 19 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 29 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 20 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 30 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 21 - Crowd Level 9 vs Oct 31 - Crowd Level 5
Nov 22 - Crowd Level 9 vs Nov 1 - Crowd Level 5

Typically we don't do parks on the days we check-in/out, but it also depends on our flights.

Hmmm, still can't decide!
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:13 PM   #682
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I wonder why the UG has higher crowds for that week in nov? Is Jersey week later than usual this year?
I'm wondering the same thing about the crowds UG has predicted, and no - Jersey week is not later than usual this year.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:13 PM   #683
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I have not been in this thread in a while. The Disney vacation is creeping up. So exciting!!!

Question for those who might know. We have an 8 month old and we usually do breakfast just in the room minus our one day that we will eat at the Ohana character breakfast.

Will the Polynesian allow you to get a highchair from them and keep it in your room?

I will call but just thought I would ask here first before I did so in case anyone knows.

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #684
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Room sizes... 415 sqft vs 476

Do you notice a difference in size between the two?
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Nov 15 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 25 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 16 - Crowd Level 7 vs Oct 25 - Crowd Level 6
Nov 17 - Crowd Level 6 vs Oct 27 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 18 - Crowd Level 6 vs Oct 28 - Crowd Level 6
Nov 19 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 29 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 20 - Crowd Level 5 vs Oct 30 - Crowd Level 4
Nov 21 - Crowd Level 9 vs Oct 31 - Crowd Level 5
Nov 22 - Crowd Level 9 vs Nov 1 - Crowd Level 5

Typically we don't do parks on the days we check-in/out, but it also depends on our flights.

Hmmm, still can't decide!
Are those levels for MK only or all parks. The 21 and 22 are the weekend before Thanksgiving so I can imagine the MK being crowded then as Thanksgiving week guests arrive. For the other days, it's only a difference of one level so not that big of a deal.

The last time we were there that week was in 2003. The parks were wonderful that week. I don't remember the weekend being bad either. But the Monday of Thanksgiving week itself, the MK was unbelievable. We flew home on Tuesday but as I recall we went to the MK that am and it wasn't so bad.

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Do you notice a difference in size between the two?
We were a family of five and always comfortable in the original rooms. But whenever we walk into one of the larger rooms, the size amazes me. It is so much larger than a typical hotel room.
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Does anyone know which buildings (not concierge) the larger rooms are in?
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For those of you that do CL at the Poly, just a couple of questions...

1. DH wants to know about the "beer" requests, is this something they get right away for you?

2. DH has a BIG appetite, meaning he likes to load up his plate. LOL, will he be uncomfortable doing this "if" we take advantage and upgrade our reservation to CL?

3. Do any of you do CL and DP together? It just seems like it would be so much food. Is is better to opt out of the DP if doing CL?

I'm just on the fence about the whole CL thing, but since we have the 40% pin it might be worth it to upgrade our reservation. Heck we may never get another 40% pin again! If we're going to do it, I want to do LVCL.

Thanks for any input.
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Does anyone know which buildings (not concierge) the larger rooms are in?
Tikiman website (google it) will tell you the room sizes within each longhouse.
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Okay everyone!!! We just got back! We ate everywhere like Chef Mickey's to O'hana's without reservations and rode everything and saw every show! I have Wonderful pictures of the resort I have to figure out how to post them. We even went Parasailing at the contemperary resort!!! Our trip was GREAT!
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johnsonet - Which store had the crocs? My mom is joining us for part of our trip and was asking about shoes. I told her everyone raves about crocs!
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