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Old 12-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #151
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a stranger walked up to me and said, "Excuse me. We have four fast passes for Soarin' with a return from 2-3pm. Would you like them?" Well golly, yes, thank you! We even had time for a quick snack in Mexico and then made it to the ride with 10 minutes to spare. It was the first time riding for any of us!
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Well I so glad to hear we didn't just do everything wrong at Epcot and that does seem like a successful day. I should think of popping into Epcot like popping into Down town Disney at Disneyland.
Nothing wrong. I think most of us saw your list of attractions and thought WOW. That's a lot.

We usually go strong for our first couple days then start to slow down and 'smell the roses'. Hopefully you're getting there.

And thanks for including us on your trip.
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I know Stormalong Bay provides pool towels, are towels also available at the BC quiet pool?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #153
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Is there a link to typical beach club trip reports?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #154
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Is there a link to typical beach club trip reports?

Not yet. But that is a great suggestion!!!

I will try to work on a link sometime.

Missyrose has one with lots of pictures from her split stay (BCV). My Third Annual "Never" Going to Disney in the Summer again TR is in my signature (long). Janetmom had a report incorporating the YC. Feckless had a report from her stay at the BC.
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Not yet. But that is a great suggestion!!!

I will try to work on a link sometime.

Missyrose has one with lots of pictures from her split stay (BCV). My Third Annual "Never" Going to Disney in the Summer again TR is in my signature (long). Janetmom had a report incorporating the YC. Feckless had a report from her stay at the BC.
Thanks! It would be so useful to me to see daily attraction lists from people who stay at TBC
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I know Stormalong Bay provides pool towels, are towels also available at the BC quiet pool?
Yes! Towels available at both the BC and BCV quiet pools.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #157
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First, a big WELCOME HOME to Teena! Always fun to see your photos and read your reports! Your thoughts regarding the Western confirm what I had been thinking about the Western. Still thinking about getting back to the Wonder someday, but probably Bahamas, depending what they offer in future years.

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Yes we have a premiere annual pass to both parks so we can park hop. We just don't because we think transportation takes too much out of it in general... But will as park of plans the next two days as things close early and such.

See I don't find Disneyland crowded. We always go off season and I find it so much more charming. And when you stay on property it's so nice because you are just there and can do anything you like without planning. We always have one nice meal each day on DL. Story tellers, blue bayou and of course don't miss Napa Rose and the new Carthage Circle or whatever it's called is Awesome! and you don't really habe to plan too much ahead if you are flexible. Napa Rose can fill up. The other meals we snack or stop at the plaza or mexican place something. You c an always just walk into all counter service no problem. That's where a lot of people eat. Oh and some families bring picnics.

Well I so glad to hear we didn't just do everything wrong at Epcot and that does seem like a successful day. I should think of popping into Epcot like popping into Down town Disney at Disneyland.

Sorry for typos I am on my iPhone. Thank you for all your replies.
Hope things look up and you enjoy your time at WDW! DL was my original home park, as I'm originally from California, but we moved to the east coast and became WDW vets. We still return to DL during both peak season and off-season (usually spend a week or two in Newport Beach each year) and enjoy both. But they are really entirely different. GCH and BC, for example, are completely different (as you know now!) Both have great locations, but "great location" is relative. As for dining, we love WDW dining, and have a few favorites at DL. (Yay for Napa Rose and Blue Bayou - can't wait to try Carthay this summer!) We don't do much CS at DL, so we're not the norm. The DL reservation people laugh at me when I call at exactly 60 days for my PS reservations and run down my list of PS requests with times/dates, etc.! But I love planning ahead and we really enjoy walking, so WDW works well for us. Think of it as an entirely different place than DL, and that might help you to enjoy!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #158
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My signature has the link to my Yacht Club trip report from last March. Our son was 15 at the time, so it may be different than travelling with a 10 year old. And, I should add that we are not commando park folks. I plan our schedule very specifically and then we relax into the trip and go with the flow, deciding if we want to stick to the days plans, or just relax into something different.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:26 PM   #159
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Is there a bus that goes to Wide World of Sports? or should I be renting a car?? I just booked another Disney trip for Yankee Spring Training 2/23/12 playing the Braves at Champions Stadium!! (got the answer... must take bus to one of three resorts then transfer to bus to the ESPN Sports complex)!

I'm not sure what's come over me booking 2 trips, but I like it!!

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:43 PM   #160
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One of my favorite resort things to do is to relax by the poolside. Even though we love the Poly one of my frustrations with the main pool was the lack of space to lounge by the pool. This past June was our first June trip and we were just not ready for the crowds by the pool versus our normal fall trips.

Anyway, in June I was like a magnet for annoying people and with not a lot of options to move poolside I just grinned and bared it most times [i.e. people on conference calls (I am trying to avoid work) and just the loud and obnoxious (some drunk some not)].

So with all of that being said and the facts that I still have one little one, DD6, who still needs to be watched where are some great places that you like to hang out by the pool? I'm not necessarily looking for the prime spots but the relaxing ones.
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One of my favorite resort things to do is to relax by the poolside. Even though we love the Poly one of my frustrations with the main pool was the lack of space to lounge by the pool. This past June was our first June trip and we were just not ready for the crowds by the pool versus our normal fall trips.

Anyway, in June I was like a magnet for annoying people and with not a lot of options to move poolside I just grinned and bared it most times [i.e. people on conference calls (I am trying to avoid work) and just the loud and obnoxious (some drunk some not)].

So with all of that being said and the facts that I still have one little one, DD6, who still needs to be watched where are some great places that you like to hang out by the pool? I'm not necessarily looking for the prime spots but the relaxing ones.
The absolutely most relaxing place is at the quiet pool, but your son will probably want SAB. It is usually quiet by the sand pool area in SAB, where the little ones hang out.
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Joining the new thread. We have our next trip officially booked using our new AP rates! We are staying BC CL 1/18-1/22.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #163
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We had a wonderful time. Probably worst weather we've ever had on a cruise though. Hardly any sun at all. Seas were very calm though. There was some sun the morning at Castaway but it was cold (high 60's, low 70's) with pretty good wind so we only walked around and had lunch there. I never expect to actually have a "beach" day at Castaway from mid-November through the end of March. A beach day to me means when you sit on the beach you get so hot you need to be in the water most of the time and the water doesn't turn you purple. The Bahamas are so far north compared to the Caribbean that I never plan on our winter Disney cruises being good Castaway "beach" days.

Our brunch at Palo was, as usual, the highlight of our cruise.

We just relaxed, actually more like collapsed, ate, read and enjoyed the beautiful ship!! This will probably be our last Disney Western Caribbean. Costa Maya is a total waste of time and Cozumel has gotten so bad that there is no reason to go ashore ... JMO of course. I'm sure if you spend the money and do an excursion you might enjoy it but people I talked to that went to the beach in Costa Maya said it was horrible and the "ruins" were nothing worth seeing. When you get off the ship it's a bunch of cheap t-shirt places and cops with machine guns ... yep, real machine guns. The good stores in Cozumel are all gone. I remember the days of Venetian, Milano, Effy, etc. And the friends we were with ... Lois and I were walking ahead of Bob and Fred. You couldn't tell the men were really with us. A man actually grabbed Lois' arm and tried to pull her into a store. Grand Cayman is still a really nice place to go but the two Mexican stops ruin it. I wish they would get rid of Mexico (both stops) altogether and just go to Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay of course and a day in Belize. We loved Belize when we were there last year on Celebrity. So I think we'll be sticking with Eastern Caribbean on Disney. Pretty much everybody I talked to on the cruise said Cozumel has really changed and they were in no hurry to ever come back and said Costa Mayo was worthless as a stop.

Food and service was excellent on the Fantasy as usual!!!!

The holiday decorations were fantastic ... understated but soooo beautiful!
Glad to read your review. We are on the Fantasy Western Caribbean March 30th. I hope that Castaway Cay will be warm enough by then! I have already been thinking of staying on the ship for Costa Maya since we will be in the vicinity for at the end of December. Might also stay on board in Cozumel.
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The absolutely most relaxing place is at the quiet pool, but your son will probably want SAB. It is usually quiet by the sand pool area in SAB, where the little ones hang out.

We will be at the quiet pool in a few days!!!! We have a baby and this time it is just me, my Mom & baby so that's the place for us.

Last month we used the larger pool. We also had to older kids with us. They like the poolside games and all the action.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:46 AM   #165
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I arrived at the BC yesterday The resort is stunning for the holidays and I have a beautiful garden view CL room.

Wide awake at 4 am due to the uk/us time difference lol

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this thread, although I don't post often I really appreciated all the info and even though its my first stay here its like I'm returning 'home'.
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