UPDATED 01/14/20 - The FW DISMeet 2020-See Post #283 For Latest News and Updates

Teamubr

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Ed,

Please update my DIS Meet dates. As long as work doesn't have a major problem with me taking the time, I will be coming on property Thursday October 1st, but we are staying at Coronado Springs until October 3rd.

I modified my DIS Meet Fort reservation to be Saturday October 3rd - Saturday October 17 in a Premium. Looking forward to checking out Coronado Springs and enjoying 2 full weeks at the Fort.

j
 

Teamubr

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Ed,

I'll hit up some of my Disney friends at work, but I don't think any of them are campers.

Well it is 100% official. I'll be spending 16 days at WDW in October. My boss said she didn't care. I do have to tell a couple of my key staff they can't be gone, but they don't have plans.
I cancelled the Fort cart and have a Kenny cart reserved. 14 days (the first 2 of the trip are at Coronado Springs) is way over my threshold to pay the Disney convenience tax on their cart.

October seems like a long way off, and I still have several other trips before then, but I'm getting pretty excited.

j
 
  • bama_ed

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney
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    Ed,

    I'll hit up some of my Disney friends at work, but I don't think any of them are campers.

    Well it is 100% official. I'll be spending 16 days at WDW in October. My boss said she didn't care. I do have to tell a couple of my key staff they can't be gone, but they don't have plans.
    I cancelled the Fort cart and have a Kenny cart reserved. 14 days (the first 2 of the trip are at Coronado Springs) is way over my threshold to pay the Disney convenience tax on their cart.

    October seems like a long way off, and I still have several other trips before then, but I'm getting pretty excited.

    j
    Jim,

    I'm happy for you buddy. That's a nice long stay - you may have to get your mail forwarded. :rotfl:

    There are folks like our poster @team bradfield who is retiring and spending a month at the Fort. I've never spent more than a week (and now you're spending two weeks and still working HA) but I can see my light on the horizon. I don't think I could handle 30 days at the Fort (I might lose my mind) but two weeks like you're doing (with a 10-day pass that has to be used within 14 days) is about my outer limit and just might work.

    It's a good thing DW decided to bring you along for the conferences she has. :thumbsup2 I bet you were behind her at home walking by and whispering, "pick me, pick me" <jk>.

    Your new dates are on our list.

    Bama Ed
     
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    Teamubr

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    I've never spent more than a week (and now you're spending two weeks and still working HA)
    Thanks for updating my dates. I've never spent more than 10 days at the Fort (or WDW). 16 is going to be surreal. I'm fortunate to get a lot of vacation time (equivalent of 5 weeks a year) and I can roll it over up to 400 hours a year. The 4 days we will be at WDW in April and the 16 in October push me into AP land. I'll get 3 or 4 day tickets for April so I can book FP+ at 60 days and then convert them to APs when we get there. From what I read, buying an AP now doesn't allow me to do FP in advance since the AP isn't "active" until first use.

    And DW likes me coming along on conferences so I can help setup/take down, bring lunch and keep her company in the booth when it is slow. Small price to pay to get lots of Disney time.

    j
     
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    grumpyaggie

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    Teamubr, we stayed at Lake Louisa last Oct. on our way down to the Fort. Bama_Ed had a good idea on this stopover, the park is beautiful. We had a pull thru, which was plenty long. But like most state and federal parks, they do not trim trees and under brush. We had to back in to the site and leave the front of the truck in the road. Getting to WDW the next morning was a breeze.
     
  • Teamubr

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    Thanks Arnold,

    I hate to say this because I have tried to stay at LLSP 3 times, but I just cancelled my October reservation. As much as I was looking forward to camping across from Ed the night before our Fort arrival, I have the opportunity to extend our trip from 7 days to 17. DW has a conference at Coronado Springs on Oct 1-2. Instead of driving down on Friday the 9th, I'll be towing the camper down on September 30th, staying 2 nights at CS and then moving over to the Fort from October 3rd-17th.

    j
     

    Stratman50th

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    Thanks Arnold,

    I hate to say this because I have tried to stay at LLSP 3 times, but I just cancelled my October reservation. As much as I was looking forward to camping across from Ed the night before our Fort arrival, I have the opportunity to extend our trip from 7 days to 17. DW has a conference at Coronado Springs on Oct 1-2. Instead of driving down on Friday the 9th, I'll be towing the camper down on September 30th, staying 2 nights at CS and then moving over to the Fort from October 3rd-17th.

    j
    I'll see what I can do about getting a spot for maybe 3 days during the week If the wife wants to go. If not, I might drive over myself one day during the meet up. I'll try and keep current on these plans.
     
  • bama_ed

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    I'll see what I can do about getting a spot for maybe 3 days during the week If the wife wants to go. If not, I might drive over myself one day during the meet up. I'll try and keep current on these plans.
    PM me if DW agrees and we'll get the ball rolling. ED
     

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