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Richard Bruvofetc

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  1. Richard Bruvofetc

    Epcot's Festival of the Arts

    Likewise ...... ...... and a lot more expensive with it.
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    Pin Collection

    You've just motivated me to do something with mine (as opposed to them lying in drawers around the house)
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    Happy Birthday Disneydazey

    Happy Birthday:icon_birthday:
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    Weather Cam from the Contemporary

    Nice Ta.
  5. Good luck. I'd thought about doing the half marathon myself, but I'm not sure how I'd cope with the heat (I have enough problems doing 10 miles in the heat in England never mind Florida:eek:)
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    Olympics 2012, which Disney Character?

    Character: Arial Event: Any swimming event
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    Olympics 2012, which Disney Character?

    Character: Chip n Dale Event: Table Tennis
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    DVC what do you recommend ?

    Hi there, We've been members since 2006, and don't get me wrong, we thoroughly love our DVC, but...... ...for people buying in the UK I would tell them to think very carefully. From 2006-2008 I would have recommended it without question, but now a number of things have changed. We we bought the exchange rate was nearly $2 to the ?, now it's about $1.55, therefore far more expensive. We have 150 points in SSR and that costs us approx ?425 a year (and rising) in maintenance fees. Remember, hotel fees are a small proportion of the cost of a holiday for us Brits. Airfares, insurance, park tickets, food make up the major cost for us. There used to be quite a few benefits, but these have eroded over the years (free valet parking gone, everybody gets free wifi internet now etc). Forget about all the "exchanges" that are in the sales pitch allowing you to visit various places around the globe - these are not value for money. NOW to look at the GOOD aspects.... You get great accomodation, a number of discounts (certain food outlets, park tickets, tours of the parks etc). Out of season it is easy to get accomodation in other resorts. We have stayed at Vero Beach, Boardwalk, Wilderness lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Bay lake Towers. You're in for the long term and if you're big kids like us (I'm now in my 50's) it's thoroughly enjoyable, and now my daughter is at university, we can benefit from the low seasons. Hopefully, when we are out of this recession, Disney will stop upgrading people from the value resorts into SSR and OKW and some of the previous benefits may return. All in all, we still think it's a great thing, but that is because we bought when the economy and exchange rates were in our favour. So, as I said above, think very very carefully. Can you still see yourself doing "Disney" in 50 years time. I don't think I'll be going in my 90s, but hopefully I'll still be "perky" enough in my 70s.
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    EPCOT New Year's Fireworks Video

    Absolutely marvellous
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    Can Someone Explain This To Me ?

    people in DVC have a similar issue. No free dining but..... ....people who book Value Resorts get upgraded to DVC resorts AND they get free dining, AND they get maid service everyday (DVC get maid service once a week and "trash & Towel" on the 4th day). That's life I suppose. Free dining comes with a "package" deal. Campsites and DVC are "book your own" holidays.
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    2010 refillable mugs

    I still miss the resort specific mugs they used to produce. We're running out of cupboard space - every trip we go on we buy a new one each.
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    Pool at Saratoga is getting a makeover

    It's looking good.
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    Sizzling Summer Family Vacation July 19 - August 3, 2009

    Wow! What a great detailed Trippy. Thanks for sharing.
  14. Ours is Saratoga Springs resort. It is so relaxing after a long day at the parks and an excellent position to get to the parks. Another big plus is the proximity to DTD. For a full relaxing holiday we also like Vero Beach. Our biggest disappointment was BWV. We were overlooking the Boardwalk and it was very, very noisy. We were kept awake until the early hours of the morning.
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