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It's My Birthday, and I'll Diz if I want to...

Okay, so I turned 4-0 yesterday, and the best gift I got was the 2013, hot off the presses, Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World...YAY!! Inside it's inscribed my my kids, with the phrase, "We wanna go back!" Smile Hubs did a good job orchestrating that one.

As part of my 4-0 extravaganza, we'll be going back next Spring, and taking my parents, who are in their mid 70s.

Have already started scoping out where we'll stay, and can't WAIT for the 180 mark, so I can start booking our ADRs!

Did you know that some folks actually think it's WEIRD for a 40 year old to want to celebrate her birthday at Disney World? I found that inconceivable! Smile

So, party of 6, with 4 adults....where would YOU stay? Limited budget. Two value rooms, a Value Suite, or off-property with potentially nicer rooms at that price point? Don't think I'm doing the dining plan this time, so that's not a consideration.

Thanks for your help, guys!

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Happy Birthday! It is your birthday so you can celebrate any way you like! Do not feel bad that some just do not understand our love for Disney though. While celebrating our 25th anniversary there we actually had a couple with kids ask us why on earth we would celebrate it Disney since we did not have kids with us.

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Happy Birthday, Nancy! I celebrated my 40th at WDW too! I had always wanted to stay at the Contemporary in a MK view room, and that's what we did. I wore my b-day button proudly and had a wonderful time!!!

Party of 6, I might try the Art of Animation resort!

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Happy Birthday Nancy, hope it was a great, one at least it sounds like it was.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY NANCY!!!

Those people that think it's weird to do a birthday at Disney are just....weird!

I think AoA might be a really fun choice.

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birthday Nancy! What, I celebrated my 50th bday there last year. Don't worry about what those other people think. They just don't understand the real love of Disney!

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Nancy D wrote:
Did you know that some folks actually think it's WEIRD for a 40 year old to want to celebrate her birthday at Disney World? I found that inconceivable! Smile

I celebrated my 50th on a Disney Cruise, so it isn't weird at all!

But then again, isn't this forum part of the 12-step program for Disney Addicts? Smile

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Happy birthday Nancy! I celebrated my 40th in Hawaii (that was before I discovered my love for Disney). I think I shall celebrate my 50th there, or maybe my 45th.

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Happy birthday to you, Nancy! And like others said, don't listen to the nonsense. You can celebrate however you want!

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I think I would go 2 rooms at a value. Smile People think it's weird for a 40 year old to want to go to Disney? Pish tosh! Foolish mortals... they just don't understand.

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birthday Happy Birthday Nancy. Hey girlfriend I celebrated my 50th birthday at WDW and in January I turn 55. I won't be able to celebrate until October but I prefer a yearlong celebration anyway. As Kristen said foolish mortals just do not understand our insatiable love of all things Disney and a big bonus for you - your family loves it just as much. Enjoy the planning - I know I am. Didn't mean to ramble. laugh laugh

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Happy Birthday Nancy !! I think all of us here might be a little pre-dispositioned to say " Sure, go to Disney on your birthday", and I have to agree with them. One of the reasons the DW, and I are going on the membership cruise in January is to celebrate my wifes 50th birthday, it's 11 months late, but out original plans were interrupted, so I added 15 nights in WDW to follow up. So go ahead, enjoy, and don't be afraid to gloat ( just a little).

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birthday birthday birthday don't listen to those non disney people, i plan on celebrating my 4-0 there in a couple years!!!

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birthday Happy Birthday Nancy! Celebrating your birthday at Disney is always an awesome thing. I would try Art of Animation - either suite or two rooms. Have a fantastic time planning Smile

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Happy Birthday to you Nancy! I must concur....Disney bday celebrations are the best. My birthday happens in Oct. when I am teaching school, but I fully intend to wear a birthday pin when I go in November. Mickey does not care when you celebrate - just that you do.

And of course others do not understand the Disney without kids thing. We don't expect them to, do we? mickey

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Happy Birthday and so happy you get to go back Smile

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People would call me weird if they knew how addicted I was to Disney! They only know the sports side of me!

I'm going with an AoA suite. Have fun and birthday

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Happy (belated!) Birthday! That's the best gift you can get! And no, you're not weird! We're off to celebrate two 50th and a 21st birthday next trip! Pretty much everyone I know IRL knows how obsessed I am with Disney, they just accept it as one of my quirks and laugh when I go off on one of my little Disney babbles haha - funny how I'm the first person they come to when they're thinking about a WDW trip though!

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See?? I KNEW you guys would understand!!

Thank you SO MUCH for all the birthday wishes, and all the great advice!! I LOVE the new AoA suites, but I'm afraid it might get a little too cramped for my parents. We're used to the chaos of two small fries, and don't get me wrong, they LOVE the small fries, but they may enjoy the peace and quiet of their own room at the end of the day. I may "have" to do two values.

Anybody with experience off-property? Near enough that a Disney bus is offered, or close enough to get to MK, say, within 20 minutes of driving?

Thanks again, guys. You made this 40 year old feel VERY happy today!! Disney ROCKS and so do y'all!!

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I stay off property & use/earn my Marriott points. I have GREAT experience with the Courtyard on Palm Parkway, just one mile from DTD. There is also a Fairfield Inn & Suites off Apopka Vineyard (?) that is close too. Both have suites, and are very affordable depending on what time of year you go.

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Nancy D wrote:
See?? I KNEW you guys would understand!!

Thank you SO MUCH for all the birthday wishes, and all the great advice!! I LOVE the new AoA suites, but I'm afraid it might get a little too cramped for my parents. We're used to the chaos of two small fries, and don't get me wrong, they LOVE the small fries, but they may enjoy the peace and quiet of their own room at the end of the day. I may "have" to do two values.

Anybody with experience off-property? Near enough that a Disney bus is offered, or close enough to get to MK, say, within 20 minutes of driving?

Thanks again, guys. You made this 40 year old feel VERY happy today!! Disney ROCKS and so do y'all!!

Is renting/leading one of those houses in Orlando for a week an option? One of the ones we stayed at was about a 20 minute drive and there was so much fun at the house. Plus it's so nice and not a bad price for having an entire house. It will comfortably sleep 6. Kids will have their own room, you guys will have your own room, and the grandparents will as well. If you can handle the drive, it's a win for everyone in my opinion.

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Nancy D wrote:

Anybody with experience off-property? Near enough that a Disney bus is offered, or close enough to get to MK, say, within 20 minutes of driving?

I stayed off-propety in a Global Resort Homes house in February and though the house was fantastic, it created additional expenses. Off property I had to rent a car, which also added gas and parking. Those things negated the value of staying off property to begin with. I think I'm just crazy spoiled by staying at Disney, I don't want to consider doing anything else anymore.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Nancy D wrote:

Anybody with experience off-property? Near enough that a Disney bus is offered, or close enough to get to MK, say, within 20 minutes of driving?

I stayed off-propety in a Global Resort Homes house in February and though the house was fantastic, it created additional expenses. Off property I had to rent a car, which also added gas and parking. Those things negated the value of staying off property to begin with. I think I'm just crazy spoiled by staying at Disney, I don't want to consider doing anything else anymore.

Didn't you have to deal with ROACHZILLA too Kristen?

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Didn't you have to deal with ROACHZILLA too Kristen?

LOL! Yes! That was totally the trip with Roachzilla!! Oh my gosh that thing was HUGE! Disney pest control for the win.