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  1. Howdy all! Was just able to book a site for next week Dec 19-21. Was wondering if anyone has a pic of this months recreation calendar? Or if a dates been announced for the Golf Cart parade? Thanks in advance!!
  2. Going over to the horse barn, and seeing the massive Clydesdales. Making coffee and breakfast on our camping cook stove each morning. Watching the deer, turkeys, and other wildlife seamlessly live amongst the campground "Window shopping" at the general stores, and seeing what new items have come out since our last visit. Who am I kidding, probably not free, considering we always leave with something! Looping during the holidays! Last but not least, That first beer after setting up the campsite, and sitting back in my Gator chair, listening to all the sounds FW has to offer.
  3. Unfortunately they are staying in a cabin, and there is no room at the Inn, as they say. I would look to tent camp... Might just go ahead and give it a shot. thanks
  4. Is booking then waiting to cancel at Check-in a better option?
  5. Dawa Bar @ Animal Kingdom. All the Bloody Mary's are great, and they mix a mean margarita. When the band is going, arguably my favorite bar in WDW. Crockett's Tavern @ the Fort has a full service bar that you can order your own drinks or any number of Disney's concoctions. Cant go wrong with the Mules. Tune-in Lounge @ Hollywood Studios. Dad's electric lemonade is quite good on a hot day. If you have a sweet tooth, they make a PB&J milkshake that quite good, and vanilla vodka can be added to make it even better. Rose &Crown in the UK @ Epcot is awesome and authentic. The mixed beers are great including the Snake Bite= 1/2 Harp and 1/2 Cider! Any beer is Germany is great, I prefer the Oktoberfest. And lastly the crown jewel, or since we're talking about Disney, the Belle of the ball... La Cava De Tequila inside the Mexico pavilion @ Epcot. Here you will find all sorts of Margaritas including the cucumber which is not frozen and I recommend adding some jalapenos for a kick. The pepper beer also packs a decent punch. Hope this helps.
  6. Good Morning All, I have a question for all the site availability experts out there. As we all know by know sites rarely show up as available for one or two nights, but if you add a few extra nights to the end they magically appear. My question is, will these sites ever open up for just one or 2 nights the closer you get to the specified time? It seems ridiculous that they would leave a site open in order to save. My dilemma is for this weekend, I have some family staying at the Fort this weekend, and I would like to join for Saturday night. There is a tent site available if I make the reservation for March 5th through the 10th, but I only want the 5th... Should I just keep checking for the single night? Or book the long trip and try and cancel at Check-in? Thanks All, ECKusch
  7. Hello, Full of questions today... So, like many, I used to be able to "beat the system" and find in high demand nights by searching for a full week or so, booking the whole trip, and then going back and cancelling the unwanted nights. IE. only keeping the weekend days. Yesterday, I was able to book 6 nights on the for the second week of October, and called Disney to remove some of the unwanted nights. The lady on the phone told me that she could not adjust it, but needed to contact some higher ups, and they took take care of it, and this normally takes 24 hours. I go on today to find that my reservation has been completely cancelled, and shows no record of it.... WTH? Is this no longer a way to reserve stays? or did I get screwed? Eric
  8. Good Afternoon all, I managed to find a "preferred campsite" for the second weekend of Halloween. I'm sure this question has been asked before, and potentially by me; Is tent camping okay on preferred sites, or are they typically used for RV's? Any input is welcomed. ECK
  9. Thanks for the quick responses, and thanks Yvonne!
  10. Howdy, For our annual Christmas (tent) camping trip, we normally board them at "Best Friends". But this year we will have our first non-furry child with us (we are expecting our first baby any day now), so we rented a cabin. My question is, Does anyone know if the cabins at FW are pet friendly? thanks, best regards, ECKusch
  11. How early did you send the fax? Is multiple faxes good, bad, annoying, helpful?
  12. Thanks for all the advice! But during all these discussions, I was able to find an opening for a "Tent or Popup" site for the same time period. I went ahead and booked it, and cancelled the previous "Preferred" site. Now I just need to do whatever I can to get in the 1500 Loop. Thanks again!
  13. Haven't ever really noticed generator sounds from RV's, etc. But will I notice the noise sleeping in a tent next to one?
  14. Hello Fellow Fiends, I have a reservation for 2 nights in a preferred loop (Dec 19-21), and I will be tent camping. Am I going to be the "little guy" on the block? Is there ever tents in the 100, 200, or 300 loops? Thanks!
  15. Thanks WBI, Mo, and TCD... Being that they all seem to have there own Pros, and being that each of you recommended/voted for different ones, I'm going to leave it up to chance, and be happy with whatever they assign me. Thanks again for the info, and hope to see some or all of you on my next visit!
  16. TCD, I reserved a preferred site. Any recommendations for that level? Eric
  17. Hello and Good Morning my Fellow Fiends, I'm sure this topic has been brought up before, but as the subject line states I'm looking for everyone's opinion on the best specific site or at least the specific loop for tent camping during Christmas. This is our 4 year in a row camping the weekend before Christmas, and 3 out of the 4 years we were in the 1500 loop and it was great. Last year we were in one of the 2000's and I hated it. Any and all opinions are welcome! Thanks!
  18. Thanks Beckers. I was hoping to find an actual DVC'er to set up a reservation. $14 a point is higher than I was hoping to spend. Thanks again though!
  19. All, Looking for a fellow fiend who has DVC, or a "pro" at finding rental points. My fiance and I are looking to stay in a DVC resort for our Honeymoon, Nov 28 - Dec 1. We'd ideally like to stay in a studio or a 1 bedroom at: (in order) GF, BCV, BW, AKL, WL. If anyone know of anyone who can help, or has reservations/points available, I am at your disposal. Thanks, ECKusch
  20. Jason, I really appreciate the help! Thanks a lot. For Fun, what was the combo that let you see Friday?
  21. I know It's crazy, and BEYOND last minute but my plans just changed, and I'd LOVE to be able to camp this weekend. I was hoping some of the more professional fiends could help me try and find availability. Friday night, and Saturday night. Any help would be great. Feel free to email me personally if something comes up: ---fairy edit--- deleting your email to protect you from getting slammed with spam, please send PM to ECKusch if you can help Thanks in Advance.
  22. I know this topic has diverted from this Wanna Be cop, but I am a recent victim of his tyranny. I got yelled at twice by this no name CM, at the same stop sign. I pulled up to the stop sign where he was directing traffic. He had his glow sticks waving pedestrians across the street. As i patiently waited, he then waved the carts who arrived after me out of the area where the marina, and Trails end are. I then began to creep forward when the carts finished, and i was yelled at to "STOP! I havent waved you through yet", He then started waving in my direction, so I began to go, but apprently he was waving the pedestrians, so we went at the same time. He then yelled "You need to listen to me", at which time I said, "ok, see ya next time!" The 3 others in my cart were blown away. If I had not been in FW, i would of certainly gone back and given him a piece of my mind. Thanks for letting me vent
  23. I was in the 2000 Loop from Dec 20-23. For the 4 days and 3 nights I was at the Fort, I didnt have neighbors to the right, left, across the street, or catty cornered. In short, the 6 closet sites were vacant. I was in shock! I went online for fun to try to get a site, and no luck. Maybe folks didnt like us? Not sure, but I sure had a blast!
  24. Mickey Crocs! Lotsa of people arent fans, but gosh almighty are they comfortable, and water proof! and when all else fails... Anti-Rain Dance!
  25. Just got my MB's in the mail today for our Dec 20-23 camping trip. Really looking forward to using them, and hope we dont experience the bugs we've been hearing so much about.
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