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Old 02-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #616
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Booked our flight down this morning, Yay! Southwest' s website gave me a minor heart attack when I got a message saying they were discontinuing flights from PIT to MCO. After some round about web surfing I found them available.. They really cut the schedule, though. Now just need to finish spending on my SW card to earn our flight home....or maybe I won't.
SO funny...I had the same mini heart attach this morning! We already booked our trip for Aug 7 ($99 each) and tried to book the return today for PHL. I got the same message! I agree...much less choice! I spent the $1000 in 30 minutes and now I am waiting for the rewards to be deposited. We had to make a payment first, so we made a small payment to get the ball rolling
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Just booked our airline tickets for 8/19-8/26 ISP to MCO via SWA. My husband and I always fly round trip for under $500. POOP for the 4 of us including EBC $1,120. Damn my sons for wanting to go with us LOL, they are 23 and 17. DVC just cost us $1200 in maintenance fees, worth it but ouch.My Moops (aka husband) wants to go to Hoop Dee Doo review. so holy crap along with the other ADR's I will be broke. Big son can drink, bloodly hell. This trip will include our 25th wedding anniversary (5/7) eldest sons birthday (10/4) and the little one (9/26) at 18 6'2" his mother a sad 5'2". God willing this will be one of the greatest trips of our life. Sadly it will be more then likely the last as the "fab" 4. I know I sound sad, it's not but with my history it's so profound. I would love to hear great stories about everyone's up com in trip!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:49 AM   #618
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We are staying at he Poly Aug 5-10. Anyone have crowd experience for this week? We have done Christmas in the World so im not scared! Just want to know how much to plan. Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:29 AM   #619
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We are staying at he Poly Aug 5-10. Anyone have crowd experience for this week? We have done Christmas in the World so im not scared! Just want to know how much to plan. Thanks!
We've been in August several times now, and last year's trip was almost those exact dates. It's definitely more crowded than Oct/Nov, but very manageable. And I would think much better than Christmas week - though I would really love to go that week some year!! Similar crowds to our spring trips (not Easter week).

All the normal suggestions - get to the parks at rope drop, take an afternoon break from the heat and head back for the evening festivities. I have two favorite things about travelling in the summer - everyone is healthy and we don't have to worry about missing school (much more relaxing!). We also like to enjoy the resort pools in the summer - the Poly pool is awesome!
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We are staying at he Poly Aug 5-10. Anyone have crowd experience for this week? We have done Christmas in the World so im not scared! Just want to know how much to plan. Thanks!
Last time I was there in the end of August and other then the heat... Which I am not used to as it is currently 25 it was very manageable
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #621
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Great!

Thanks for the replies guys! I am sticking to the usual and suggested touring plan. Early mornings, afternoon breaks and lots of fun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #622
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It's gotten pretty quiet over here! Has anyone made ADR's yet? I can't until february 20th and I'm super nervous about missing out on a BOG or Ohana ADR!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #623
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It's gotten pretty quiet over here! Has anyone made ADR's yet? I can't until february 20th and I'm super nervous about missing out on a BOG or Ohana ADR!
I won't make ADRs until the 19th, but I'm curious to know if anyone is having issues making dining reservations with the new website.
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I won't make ADRs until the 19th, but I'm curious to know if anyone is having issues making dining reservations with the new website.
I make mine on the 23rd (while we're in Disney actually). I did have trouble leading up to this trip. Save your confirmation numbers because they won't show or load onto the website. So I would make a word document so you have dates and times etc. That's what I am bringing for the February trip.
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I won't make ADRs until the 19th, but I'm curious to know if anyone is having issues making dining reservations with the new website.
I couldn't make my ADRs online this time with 180+ 10. It wouldn't let me. I used my iPad instead which still uses the old system and it let me and then all I had to do was bring up the new system and link the reservations. It linked fine and everything showed up immediately.


If you can't do that, I recommend calling or you will have to enter things day by day.
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Do you plan on having a rental vehicle at your disposal?

(or will you have your own vehicle as you are driving to Orlando vs. flying?)

Or are you sticking with Disney transportation (ME and buses/monorail/boats) for your vacation?
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My worry was that there are five of us going so didn't think the cab would be an option. Also our two kids are still using booster seats.
They have cabs that are vans and you can take booster in them
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I couldn't make my ADRs online this time with 180+ 10. It wouldn't let me. I used my iPad instead which still uses the old system and it let me and then all I had to do was bring up the new system and link the reservations. It linked fine and everything showed up immediately.


If you can't do that, I recommend calling or you will have to enter things day by day.
Ugh. That's really good to know and exactly what I was concerned about. I do not have access to the old system. The only link they gave me is for making payments through the old website. Anytime I try to do anything else through the old version, it instantly forwards me to the new one. I guess I will have to be prepared to call, which I'm not thrilled about, but we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the info!
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Ugh. That's really good to know and exactly what I was concerned about. I do not have access to the old system. The only link they gave me is for making payments through the old website. Anytime I try to do anything else through the old version, it instantly forwards me to the new one. I guess I will have to be prepared to call, which I'm not thrilled about, but we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the info!
Yeah, I hope they have the new system figured out soon. It's really a pain the new website doesn't work well. They should have kept access to the old site for everyone until they worked out all the kinks.
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