Last night at dinner, Peter said the magic words:

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  1. Aliceacc

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    "So, we're thinking of trying to get to Disney in 2012, right??"

    Of course, he's going in a few weeks on the Senior Trip, but that's OK-- there may be a trip in the forseeable future :)
     
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    Yay!! I would love to go back, but right now have no one to go with. :(
     
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    :2up: that's awesome!
     
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    Hooray--how much planning have you done already? :p
     
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    None, though dreams of Disney DID entertain me last night.

    Does anyone know anything about renting DVC points? We've never looked into it,and I'm curious about whether it could save us some money.

    I've just emailed 2 colleagues who have DVC. (That's Disney Vacation Club, Disney's timeshare. It's possible to rent from people who aren't using their DVC points, but I know nothing about it.)
     
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    YAY!!!! :D

    I don't know about the time shares at Orlando - I know it's pretty popular to rent out TS at the Disney Beach Resort. I also have no idea of how they go about it... I'll email my friend who is another Disney fanatic.
     
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    We have a timesehare at Westgate Lakes, we've gone a lot in the past, but not recently. We've never stayed on the property though.
     
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    We're headin to Disneyland at this very moment, but I really hope that we can go to Disnyworld one day. Have fun planning!
     
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    Woo Hoo! A friend of mine has the point thing but I know nothing at all about it.
     
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    Thanks so much!

    I'm also considering those $129 teacher rate rooms at the Swan/Dolphin. The downsides are no Disney Magical Express, and-- the big one-- no meal plan. And we would need 2 connecting rooms. Still, a whole lot cheaper than the Polynesian.

    But I would LOVE to find a way to get back to the Polynesian.
     
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    I've spent WAAAYYY too much time today on the computer, trying to get a handle on a resort!!!

    The Polynesian is $600 more than the Contemporary. (But it's so incredibly lush and relaxing.) The Contemporary strikes me as so HOT with all its concrete, but you can WALK to the Magic Kingdom (and, more important, you can walk home.) The Dolphin offers a great teacher rate ($159 this year) and has a great pool, but no meal plan, and Brian would be sleeping on a rollaway. The Family Suites are cheap, but a million miles from a monorail, and the pool is nothing special.

    It's a good thing I have so much time to work this out, I have a feeling I'll need it.

    SOMEONE, tell me where to book-- or give me the money so I can book the Poly :)
     
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    We did connecting rooms at Pop Century (we had 8 people) and had a great time. We did not use the monorail a whole lot, but the busses were never a long wait since Pop Century had it's own busses.
     
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    We loved the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's a little far away but the buses are great. I think the rooms are a bit small though especially if you have to make room for a rollaway.
     
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    Maximum is 4 people per room, except for the suites.

    The Dolphin is out. I spoke, via email, to someone in their reservations center. The rollaway is a cot, not a twin bed. Poor Brian would NOT be comfortable there for a whole week, especially since we start our days EARLY and he is NOT a morning person to begin with. (He's just barely an afternoon person.) It's a great deal, but not for us.
     
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    I know that you are wanting to stay on-site, but the condo we rented at New Year's when we were there was the best decision we ever made. We had 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen and were 10 minutes from the parks. I don't remember the exact cost, but it was just over $100/night--far less than we would have paid in a hotel (well under half of what it would have cost for the 2 standard hotel rooms we would have needed!).
     
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    Thanks, Mrs. C, but we really want to stay on site.
     
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    YAY ALICE!!!
     
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    Alice we stayed at the Contemporary... LOVED IT!!!
     
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    I'm staying at one now! What was the name of your resort?
     

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