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*BIG* meet up Fall 2016

I'm totally not taking credit for this guys, Dee had this amazing idea for a big meet in the fall of 2016 with maybe a 4 night dream cruise and a WDW stay. I think its a FAB idea so I messaged her and asked if it was ok to start a thread about it (as it had been mentioned in another so might get lost), she said yes and so here we are yay

I have spoken to a few people via pm and there seems to be an interest which is awesome!! yay

I've also spoken to our very own Allie, for those who may not know she is a travel agent for Disney and she would be more than happy to help us all plan our trips. We would each take care of our own reservations so you can stay as long or as short as you would like in WDW and be in charge of our own staterooms on DCL. However its worth noting if there ends up being a group of us we may be eligible for some more discounts Smile

Dee has said she would take care of arranging some special things for us all to do on the cruise which will be amazing.

The fall 2016 cruise sailing dates haven't been released yet so there's not too much we can decided on right now. I was thinking we could have a poll to decide which dates suited best, though thinking it will be late October/early November judging by the big meet up thread this seems the most popular time to go within the group.

Obviously this is 2 years away right now but I think that's good, plenty of time to save and plan Smile I'd like to use this time to gauge everyone's interest and when the time comes to start booking things we can make the decision which sail date to go for and whether to do the meet at WDW before or after (or both as the case maybe!).

So. who's in?

Those interested:

RobynPrincess & mr princess (plus queen and king aka Robyn's mum and dad)
Emilio & DW
Mr & mrs colonel
Allie, hubby and bubba
Alicemouse and mr mouse
CCP & mr CCP
JMed, hubs and blondie
Spook
Sid Man
DisneyDee
Magic Mirror
Kris1972
Jessalynn27
JoAnn C
Kalipants
Miss mikki
Lolastardust & mr stardust
Wistfulgirl
Friendoftoto
Watchmaker
Nikkimouse

Those that won't be there in person but will in spirit:

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Depending on the dates, Mrs. Colonel and I may be interested. Looking at the calendar, the best time for my Fall 2016 vacation would be 10/15-25.

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We live in Florida, so a cruise would be easy for us (me and DW). With that said, I'll keep an eye out for dates and itinerary. awesome

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So excited! DH and I (along with the little one) are definitely interested! I'll keep everyone updated with what I'm able to find out about group bookings.

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Allie wrote:
So excited! DH and I (along with the little one) are definitely interested! I'll keep everyone updated with what I'm able to find out about group bookings.

You're a travel agent for Disney!? How did I miss that!? eek laugh

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It is very unlikely we will be able to do this, due to financial restraints, however, please keep me in the loop. I always think never say never - we might win the lottery or something. I would love to come on this meet up if I can.

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I would like to add myself and 1 other into the hoping and praying group. crossfingers mickey crossfingers

Plans for 2016 are a way off but I aim to know by April if I can do 2016, I know that if I am going it will be October or November. It is not so much the date as the destination that is holding me back right now.

Thanks for the thread.

I have recently been discussing with another group the things we can do on board, and thanks to the other thread we are setting up a private mixology class biggrin
Think we will also be setting up other get togethers as most of the group are going without kids.

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RobynPrincess wrote:
I've also spoken to our very own Allie, for those who may not know she is a travel agent for Disney and she would be more than happy to help us all plan our trips.

We have a second Disney travel agent among us, the lovely and talented Alicemouse! So TWO dedicated Disney travel agents to help us with any planning needs. If you're in Pennsylvania or Maryland, USA, Alicemouse will be especially convenient since she's nearby.

And put hubby and me in the "maybe" column. If we can make it work with our next Annual Pass, we'll do it. For us, November would be best and late October very doable.

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I'm going to go with the "interested" list.

I'm a little on the fence just because there are some rumblings of other trips happening (possibly a friends food & wine + wine & dine 1/2 marathon next fall; likely a Star Wars Weekend in spring 2016). I'm already borrowing ahead on points and if I keep this up, I'm going to have to buy more! silly Also I might have over-Disney'd Benn just a bit this year, plus he want's to do some travel related to his writing (he's written 4 novels and is in the process of fine tuning them and trying to get noticed by an agent by attending various trade shows and conventions). Although he is interested in doing a Disney cruise, so that might just be the carrot that he needs to tag along! Unless maybe we join in on the cruise and then I finally relent to doing Universal for the park portion of our stay. That will almost certainly get him on board!

As for being a travel agent, we're not supposed to use the forum to promote ourselves per the forum rules, so I encourage you to friend me on Facebook. I'm adding my main profile to my forum signature.

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crazycatperson wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
I've also spoken to our very own Allie, for those who may not know she is a travel agent for Disney and she would be more than happy to help us all plan our trips.

We have a second Disney travel agent among us, the lovely and talented Alicemouse! So TWO dedicated Disney travel agents to help us with any planning needs. If you're in Pennsylvania or Maryland, USA, Alicemouse will be especially convenient since she's nearby.

And put hubby and me in the "maybe" column. If we can make it work with our next Annual Pass, we'll do it. For us, November would be best and late October very doable.

I have to admit I totally didn't know Alicemouse was a disney travel agent as well! I sent her a pm apologising, it wasn't intentional at all! But yay to 2 disney specialists among us clapping

And yay to you being able to come, fingers crossed we can make it work dates wise so that everyone is happy Smile

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Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
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alicemouse wrote:
I'm going to go with the "interested" list.

I'm a little on the fence just because there are some rumblings of other trips happening (possibly a friends food & wine + wine & dine 1/2 marathon next fall; likely a Star Wars Weekend in spring 2016). I'm already borrowing ahead on points and if I keep this up, I'm going to have to buy more! silly Also I might have over-Disney'd Benn just a bit this year, plus he want's to do some travel related to his writing (he's written 4 novels and is in the process of fine tuning them and trying to get noticed by an agent by attending various trade shows and conventions). Although he is interested in doing a Disney cruise, so that might just be the carrot that he needs to tag along! Unless maybe we join in on the cruise and then I finally relent to doing Universal for the park portion of our stay. That will almost certainly get him on board!

As for being a travel agent, we're not supposed to use the forum to promote ourselves per the forum rules, so I encourage you to friend me on Facebook. I'm adding my main profile to my forum signature.

I'm sure you could use your womanly ways to persuade him mrs mouse Wink would be fab to see you both. Fingers crossed muchlove

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The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
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Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
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Spook wrote:
Allie wrote:
So excited! DH and I (along with the little one) are definitely interested! I'll keep everyone updated with what I'm able to find out about group bookings.

You're a travel agent for Disney!? How did I miss that!? eek laugh

I don't really bring it up on here...Forum rules and all biggrin

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I consider us all Disney specialists!!! Just a couple have the title LOL!!!

I would love to do this! Depending on hockey of course it could be me... me and Joe... Or me, Joe and Blondie! So for now, the maybe list I guess. DVC will sway me once we finalize. Life keeps getting in the way since we've been back. I need another vacation, work is keeping us both super busy waiting

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Sadly, I really don't think I could do a cruise sad BUT I would totally be up for being at WDW at the same time as that portion of the meet up mickey

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I'd be interested in meeting up at WDW...like Spook, I can't stretch to DCL but will have my own place to stay at, so would only need to know when so I can pull the trigger. This is, however dependent on my work and agencies...

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Totally cool just to do the wdw part guys! Will plan some awesome stuff for in wdw. Maybe a couple of meals somewhere, or even the grand one? Cross that bridge closer to the time Smile

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The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
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Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
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I'm in! yay

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Count us on the very interested i say we are in side!
I have been itching to do a cruise with Disney.......

Due to our union I cant put in for vacation until January 2016, but
October is a good month for us to travel and I will have 24yrs of seniority by then!
This is awesome!
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Mmmm...I don't like boats..I've sailed on some seas that make the film " Perfect Storm " a breeze..Lol...I know it will be calm waters,but the fear of walking on any boat,any size, is enough to make me throw a fit..Iam hoping to meet up with a family from New Jersey in 2016..But it's a long way off..Iam still working out which time of month..Early November..Mid November..Late November.. confused

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Magic Mirror wrote:

I will have 24yrs of seniority by then!

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24 years of seniority, WOW that SHOULD get you any vacation time slot you want and need. wink I retired after 30 and had weekends and Holidays off and days only for the last 7 clapping Seniority has it's privileges. biggrin

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Sounds like a great time. I can't say I'm in for sure yet, but I'm definitely interested!

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Me and the hubby can go on the maybe list....sounds like so much fun and from reading everyone's Oct. trip reports seems like there is less rain than at the end of Sept. clapping

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Add me to the interested list.

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Ooooooh yay! So many interested Laughing out loud that's fab! Anyone have an idea on when disney release their cruise dates for fall 16?

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The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
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Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
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RobynPrincess wrote:
Ooooooh yay! So many interested Laughing out loud that's fab! Anyone have an idea on when disney release their cruise dates for fall 16?

It shouldn't be too long. They were just recently released for up to April 2016! I'd say 4-6 months at the very most.

I talked to Benn about the idea and it sounds like we're in!! I did throw out the Universal carrot, so we'll likely be joining in on the cruise, staying DVC, and doing Universal/IOA and the long awaited Backstage Magic Tour (since it does not require a park ticket)! Once in Orlando, we'd love to meet up with the folks who are opting out of the cruise, so maybe we could plan something at a resort or Downtown Disney?

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alicemouse wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
Ooooooh yay! So many interested Laughing out loud that's fab! Anyone have an idea on when disney release their cruise dates for fall 16?

It shouldn't be too long. They were just recently released for up to April 2016! I'd say 4-6 months at the very most.

I talked to Benn about the idea and it sounds like we're in!! I did throw out the Universal carrot, so we'll likely be joining in on the cruise, staying DVC, and doing Universal/IOA and the long awaited Backstage Magic Tour (since it does not require a park ticket)! Once in Orlando, we'd love to meet up with the folks who are opting out of the cruise, so maybe we could plan something at a resort or Downtown Disney?

Yay yay yay yay! Alicemouse and mrmouse are in! That's great that it shouldn't be too long to find out the cruise dates, thanks for that info Smile

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The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
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Well, we definitely can't do a cruise, but I'd love to join in at the WDW parks meet up. Depending on DH On~call schedule, we would be available for a meet up on a Saturday or Sunday. Even if it's just for a quick drink or to say "Hello" we're in for a meet up at one of the parks.

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I can definitely do the park part of the meet up but the cruise is a bit harder for me to pull off. I do want to go on a cruise, so maybe that will be the time I can go.

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Mandy and JoAnnC, I may be looking to share a cabin if that helps in your decision. My DW will probably not be sailing. We have 2 weeks on the Fantasy in January 2016 before her nursing school starts. Just a thought mickey

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Me to Amy: "I know you want to travel to other places than Disney" eek gaah
"and we have gone three years straight, so I won't plan any more Disney trips for at least 21 months".

Amy: "really?" "but we can still go on vacation somewhere else?"

Me: "yes, I'll take you to where ever else you want to go"

Amy: "so we won't go back to Disney for like two years... ? ..."

Me: "well, not exactly, it will be Oct. 2016"

Amy: "but that's the following year from when we go in January (2015)! So we are going every year!"
"we went 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Me: "I don't know why you have to bring the year into it, that has nothing to do with it, you go by months.
Disney is always measured by months, not years, and from January (2015) to October (2016) its
21 months, almost two years".

Amy: waiting waiting gaah waiting waiting

Amy: "can we go to MNSSHP ?"

Me: "Yes" awesome mickey

Amy: "ok"

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Me: "by the way, did I mention we are going to do a cruise too"
oh- ooops - she already left the room...well...I'm sure she won't mind ......
I'll just mention that in ... oh i don't know..maybe in about 20 months.

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Magic Mirror wrote:
Me to Amy: "I know you want to travel to other places than Disney" eek gaah
"and we have gone three years straight, so I won't plan any more Disney trips for at least 21 months".

Amy: "really?" "but we can still go on vacation somewhere else?"

Me: "yes, I'll take you to where ever else you want to go"

Amy: "so we won't go back to Disney for like two years... ? ..."

Me: "well, not exactly, it will be Oct. 2016"

Amy: "but that's the following year from when we go in January (2015)! So we are going every year!"
"we went 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Me: "I don't know why you have to bring the year into it, that has nothing to do with it, you go by months.
Disney is always measured by months, not years, and from January (2015) to October (2016) its
21 months, almost two years".

Amy: waiting waiting gaah waiting waiting

Amy: "can we go to MNSSHP ?"

Me: "Yes" awesome mickey

Amy: "ok"

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Me: "by the way, did I mention we are going to do a cruise too"
oh- ooops - she already left the room...well...I'm sure she won't mind ......
I'll just mention that in ... oh i don't know..maybe in about 20 months.

wink

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