As the Ticker Turns...the neverending saga of the Resort Changers

pas130

Always missing Florida....
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
As the Ticker Turns~the newest edition of the Resort Changers Thread!
And you could say, we will have more plot twists than a soap opera...without the ugly drama....

The official Resort Chargers mascot...Orange Bird AKA OB TY Kook


Let's get this party started...

I will start with an intro to what we are all about...
(props to stepdisney as I quoted the following from her thread)


We can help in EVERY stage of changing, ahem...I meant planning. Collectively, we have stayed in every resort, or at least visited there. We plan, talk, advise, change, talk, enable, and then full circle back to planning, and the ch-ch-changes go on and on.....

Feel free to post any changes, thoughts of changing, etc. We cover it all, ADRs, dates, resorts...

Thanks for coming, and I hope you have a great time here!!!

Resort Changers - The Series ~ We still can't make up our minds!
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Hello all. Our infamous journey into the world of resort changing continues. We call, we change, we research, we talk, we change some more, we change some more, we change some more.....

It is what we do. We are not ashamed, nor do we make excuses, instead, we make CHANGES. Those who understand, come join us. We have until our 45 day limit to change, change, change....Cha Cha Cha Changes....

This is a safe place for all.....don't be ashamed, admitting your weaknesses is the first step... Helpful fun is what we are about over here.....and resort changes, did I mention the resort changes.

An addendum from our girl KOOK....Oh, and don't forget all those room-only reservations we can change with impunity up to five days prior to arrival - not that any of us would do that

To the returning RC family....this thread may seem strangely familiar...THROWBACK RC


So I will continue with my intro.....

This thread is my happy place And the wonderful peeps here are my family...this is a bit different than a FAQ thread, but we have lots of info to collectively share to help plan, tweak, change, the perfect WDW trip!!!!

My all-time record is over 100 changes , so much so that I have caused the CRO computer to FREEZE completely (more than once)

It is an addiction, but a harmless one...and one that the fellow changers here welcome with open arms
TY Christine

My name is Jeanette and I am a Resort Changer, my DH thinks I am obsessed (I am) but he is relieved to know there are others like me, and he finally admits it isn't a bad problem to have.....cause it makes me happy.

For those of you new to the Resort Changers Not-so-secret Society.....

I hope you feel comfortable here...all are welcome, and you will make friends with the finest people around....

so grab some coffee (or diet coke if you please ) and enjoy your stay!!!!!:surfweb:


The RC thread is dedicated to junglecruiser in her loving memory, and to all our RC Angels:littleangel:
 

Janet B

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
New Thread, and new ever changing tickers ..... :cool1:

The OFFICIAL & EVER CHANGING TRIP LIST

For those who are bold enough to "commit" to a Resort(s) .... proudly post them and you'll be "on the list"... No worries, your Resort(s) are NOT legally binding!! :laughing:... IN FACT, Cha-cha-changing IS assumed (and celebrated!). Note: we have a never ending supply of erasers :teeth:

Carrying on in the loving memory and spirit of our dear JungleCruiser, Sarah, and to all our RC Angels:littleangel:

2014 TRIPS

Who's Goofyin' :goofy: off??

Pas130 8/17 - 8/22 Treasure Island; 8/22 - 8/28/14 OKW 2 BR

MouseMommy1 8/16 - 8/26/14 BC CL

GrumpyGrandma 8/16 - 9/1/14 CSR, YC, POR, POP


Who's Pending? ..with WAY too much time for changing... :stitch2:


Sue M 8/20 - 9/03/14 GF CL / GF

JennyJinx3 8/20 -8/24 WL

Magic..itis! 8/21-25/14 BWI

Missoutandabout 8/21 - 8/25/14 YC

Janet B 8/22 - 8/27/14 YC/Por

babyberger 8/23 - 8/24/14 CR

Princessap 9/21 - 9/29/14 CR/AKV

basketlacey 9/26 -9/30 CR

dimnigal1 9/2014

gwynne 10/24 - 11/3/14 BWI/YC

dimnigal1 12/2014

2015 TRIPS


Pixarmom 1/4 - 1/12/15

Sparkly 3/1 - 3/14/15 CBR

Mousemommy1 4/24 - 5/3/15 BWI CL / Dream / Poly CL

hstrickland 5/27 - 6/30 BCV; 5/30 - 6/6/15 Fantasy Cruise


More RC trips to follow....



JungleCruiser (Sarah), Pas130 (Jeanette) & Janet B... "meeting" in person...:flower3:

Sarah, you are greatly missed by all.....:grouphug:
 

Janet B

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
My name is Jeanette and I am a Resort Changer, my DH thinks I am obsessed (I am) but he is relieved to know there are others like me, and he finally admits it isn't a bad problem to have.....cause it makes me happy.

For those of you new to the Resort Changers Not-so-secret Society.....

I hope you feel comfortable here...all are welcome, and you will make friends with the finest people around....

so grab some coffee (or diet coke if you please ) and enjoy your stay!!!!!:surfweb:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

The RC thread is dedicated to junglecruiser in her loving memory, and to all our RC Angels:littleangel:
Yep, I got my diet coke :drinking1 .... thanks bff for carrying the tradition, you are our fabulous RC Queen!!!! :flower3:
 
  • jennyjinx3

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2011
    I'm here!! :wave2:Thank you Jeanette for creating a new warm and fuzzy home for us!! And Janet for keeping our trip list going!! You ladies are the best!:flower3::worship::lovestruc
     
  • pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    I'm here!! :wave2:Thank you Jeanette for creating a new warm and fuzzy home for us!! And Janet for keeping our trip list going!! You ladies are the best!:flower3::worship::lovestruc
    :hug: Hi Jen!! We were in need of new digs...a fresh start!!!:cool1:

    I'm here for today anyway :)
    :flower3: :hug: So happy to have you home Sheila :goodvibes

    Janet don't know how this one got missed on the list.....
    Aug 1-9 Poly!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:
    :lmao: Because I made poor Janet get up early to do it....I accept responsibility. I may have even given her the wrong dates, which she totally caught onto:upsidedow
     

    Janet B

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 10, 2009
    Thank you BFF :hug:
    Thank you bff .. and to the Reigning RC Queen.. you do an awesome job as always!! :worship: :goodvibes

    I'm here!! :wave2:Thank you Jeanette for creating a new warm and fuzzy home for us!! And Janet for keeping our trip list going!! You ladies are the best!:flower3::worship::lovestruc
    thanks Jen.. :hug:

    I'm here for today anyway :)
    Ladies... good morning :hug: xoxo

    Janet don't know how this one got missed on the list.....
    Aug 1-9 Poly!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:
    oops sorry Jen!! Senior moment (I think I have lots to catch up on! :laughing:) Correcting now!! :flower3:
     

    Minnie&Nana

    Dreams do come true!
    Joined
    Feb 20, 2004
    Hello, my sweet RC a Family! Thank you, dear Jeanette, for the invite and our new awesome home! It is not an easy job to be reigning RC Queen, but you do it better than anyone else could even dream of...and keep us all happy and planning as well! :goodvibes Janet, thank you for the truly amazing job of keeping up with our changes!! You are definitely the woman for that difficult job! Sort of an adventure! ;) Love you, dear friends. :love: I may the quiet partner these days but will always be a member of our RC very special family! :goodvibes Heck, I even made first page!! :cheer2:

    Welcome to all old and new RCers...so good to see you again! Happy planning..and most important...happy cha-cha-cha changing! :cool1:
     

    Janet B

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    :hug: Hi Jen!! We were in need of new digs...a fresh start!!!:cool1:
    Pas, we need a new pix to go with our Sarah pix :hug:

    :flower3: :hug: So happy to have you home Sheila :goodvibes

    :lmao: Because I made poor Janet get up early to do it....I accept responsibility. I may have even given her the wrong dates, which she totally caught onto:upsidedow
    Hey this was a great reason to get up early (and its not for work!!) :goodvibes

    Hello, my sweet RC a Family! Thank you, dear Jeanette, for the invite and our new awesome home! It is not an easy job to be reigning RC Queen, but you do it better than anyone else could even dream of...and keep us all happy and planning as well! :goodvibes Janet, thank you for the truly amazing job of keeping up with our changes!! You are definitely the woman for that difficult job! Sort of an adventure! ;) Love you, dear friends. :love: I may the quiet partner these days but will always be a member of our RC very special family! :goodvibes Heck, I even made first page!! :cheer2:

    Welcome to all old and new RCers...so good to see you again! Happy planning..and most important...happy cha-cha-cha changing! :cool1:
    Hi Christine :wave2: So happy to have you "home" :hug: It's always a fun adventure with our RC peeps... and so it continues!!... :goodvibes
     
  • pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    Thank you bff .. and to the Reigning RC Queen.. you do an awesome job as always!! :worship: :goodvibes
    "I get by with a little help from my friends" :goodvibes

    Hello, my sweet RC a Family! Thank you, dear Jeanette, for the invite and our new awesome home! It is not an easy job to be reigning RC Queen, but you do it better than anyone else could even dream of...and keep us all happy and planning as well! :goodvibes Janet, thank you for the truly amazing job of keeping up with our changes!! You are definitely the woman for that difficult job! Sort of an adventure! ;) Love you, dear friends. :love: I may the quiet partner these days but will always be a member of our RC very special family! :goodvibes Heck, I even made first page!! :cheer2:

    Welcome to all old and new RCers...so good to see you again! Happy planning..and most important...happy cha-cha-cha changing! :cool1:
    :hug: You found your way home too Christine :flower3: And very appropriate to have you on the first page, you are one of the ORIGINAL RCers even before me :hyper:

    Pas, we need a new pix to go with our Sarah pix :hug:
    We are going to have an EPIC picture from our August adventure :cheer2:
     

    Minnie&Nana

    Dreams do come true!
    Joined
    Feb 20, 2004
    "I get by with a little help from my friends" :goodvibes

    :hug: You found your way home too Christine :flower3: And very appropriate to have you on the first page, you are one of the ORIGINAL RCers even before me :hyper:

    Aww...you are too sweet, my friend. We are one family!! :flower3: :love:

    We are going to have an EPIC picture from our August adventure :cheer2:
    OHMYGOSH!!! I SO want to be there!!!! :goodvibes You all are going to have so much fun!! :cheer2::cool1::grouphug:
     

    sjs314

    "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and
    Joined
    Feb 11, 2010
    OHMYGOSH!!! I SO want to be there!!!! :goodvibes You all are going to have so much fun!! :cheer2::cool1::grouphug:

    The lost sheep have found our way home :goodvibes

    I also wish I could be there to meet up with the best ladies ever.

    :grouphug:
     

    WDWKOOK

    NOW WITH LESS TAG!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2009
    Orange Bird's new nest is perfect. Jeanette, you are an untiring Resort Changin' Queen. You've continued, no matter what, to provide a safe haven for the Disney Resort conflicted and confused. We all admire your dedication and your well-honed RC abilities and advice. On behalf of all who have or will change, we thank you.

    This might be the perfect time for me to summarize some of my changes:scratchin

    Just returned from a split at YC/CL and WL/CL. The only change I made this trip was from August to June (DD had a conflict and we were able to use the APs one more time) and from BWI to YC. But, there were some other changes after arrival that I didn't make.

    I was only able to book a SV CL room. When we checked-in upstairs, we were very unceremoniously upgraded to a tippy-top Lagoon/Pool View. I noticed it on the invoice I had to sign and when I asked if we were upgraded the CM said, "I don't know, what did you book?":rolleyes2. I can't figure out why Disney doesn't want to make upgrades more special. I guess the CMs are always the last to know.




    Three days later…On to WL-CL for 8 nights. Some of you might recall the epic upgrade of 2011 which someone here, who I can't remember, described as The.Best.Leak.Ever. Come forward if it was you because DH and I still laugh about that description.

    A little background: DH had just returned from AFG, this was his first-ever CL stay and we were in 7127 at WL. This has since become our favorite room. Later that evening around 9:30, water started dripping down from the ceiling near the sinks. When we came back for our luggage, the ceiling looked worse after a worker's foot had gone through the ceiling.


    I put a bucket underneath and told a CM who then told Randy, the CL Manager. They both agreed that there was no way we could stay in that room and workers wouldn't be done that evening. We were upset because we loved the room's location and we didn't want to lose the room. We even told them the leak wouldn't bother us too much, but they said we had to move. I asked if we could move back to the room the next day. Little did I know we were being moved to a room right next door - the Presidential Suite. That was the change of a lifetime. Randy said he would see us in the morning to let us know where we'd be for the rest of our stay…and he did. He came to our table with new keys and a surprise upgrade to the suite for our entire stay - 11 nights total. Ironically, we were booked at Poly for a split. The afternoon after the morning we checked-in to WL, many hours before the leak, DH said he LOVED WL-CL so much that he didn't want to leave and asked me to cancel Poly and change to WL. I immediately went to Mike who made a call and BAM! We changed to WL for the entire trip.

    Fast forward to the trip we just returned from. The evening we checked-in, a CM told us about a guest who was very unhappy in her Deluxe room because it wasn't located on the CL floor. She even demanded that cookies be brought to her room each evening. I half-joked that we'd be happy to switch with her. The next morning, much to my surprise, we got a call to change rooms and the troublesome guest took our room on the 7th and we took her Deluxe room on the 5th. Management were very pleased with the change and were generous in thanking us. So see, it pays to have the changing gene;)

    One change though that I have to lament here is that Randy, the CL manager who ran the place so well and cared so much for all his guests, has just left for a Recreation TA that he requested and it doesn't look like he'll be returning to WL. The place wasn't the same without him:(

    That's it for my recap of recent changes. Now, everyone get to changin' and don't forget to post lots of photos from your August RC Meet.
     

    Missoutandabout

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    Stopping by to give some hugs to my favorite gals. :grouphug:

    Love you ladies! :love: For our RC Angel, Sarah. :drinking1 (That's a milkshake, honest.)
     

    stepdisney

    <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo
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    I am here too!!!! Kook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:yay::yay::yay: Hey there buddy! So glad you enjoyed your trip. My trip is scheduled for Aug. 6 - 14. We are scheduled 3 days at Universal first. We were originally scheduled at Hard Rock...but in true Changer fashion, I woke up this morning and changed to RPH. :sick:.My DS mentioned our stay at RPH a few years ago and how he liked it better than Portofino. Since I can't seem to book CR for our Disney stay, I wanted to make him happy....and satisfy this urge to change resorts.....

    I spent the entire morning contemplating whether or not I could stand our first Poly without a pool....:scratchin:sad2: ummmm that would be a negative. I really wanted a MK monorail resort this time and my DS has been wanting CR for a while. We really aren't lovers of the GF. Also, we've stayed at WL twice and we hear that they, too will be having a refurb. So.....for now at least....we are staying put at AKL..... My DH did ask me what the difference in cost would be for YC....(He is a closet RC member by the way...) :cloud9:

    As the tickers turn......;)
     

    Janet B

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
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    "I get by with a little help from my friends" :goodvibes :hug: You found your way home too Christine :flower3: And very appropriate to have you on the first page, you are one of the ORIGINAL RCers even before me :hyper: We are going to have an EPIC picture from our August adventure :cheer2:
    Yes we will!
    You know we will miss you!! Darn school schedules as such....:grouphug:
    Yes you will be missed Christine :hug:

    The lost sheep have found our way home :goodvibes I also wish I could be there to meet up with the best ladies ever. :grouphug:
    Sheila, We do too : hug:

    Orange Bird's new nest is perfect. Jeanette, you are an untiring Resort Changin' Queen. You've continued, no matter what, to provide a safe haven for the Disney Resort conflicted and confused. We all admire your dedication and your well-honed RC abilities and advice. On behalf of all who have or will change, we thank you.
    Hi Kook! So good to "see" you! Awesome news on your RS (room switch) :).
     

    Janet B

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 10, 2009
    I am here too!!!! Kook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:yay::yay::yay: Hey there buddy! So glad you enjoyed your trip. My trip is scheduled for Aug. 6 - 14. We are scheduled 3 days at Universal first. We were originally scheduled at Hard Rock...but in true Changer fashion, I woke up this morning and changed to RPH. :sick:.My DS mentioned our stay at RPH a few years ago and how he liked it better than Portofino. Since I can't seem to book CR for our Disney stay, I wanted to make him happy....and satisfy this urge to change resorts..... I spent the entire morning contemplating whether or not I could stand our first Poly without a pool....:scratchin:sad2: ummmm that would be a negative. I really wanted a MK monorail resort this time and my DS has been wanting CR for a while. We really aren't lovers of the GF. Also, we've stayed at WL twice and we hear that they, too will be having a refurb. So.....for now at least....we are staying put at AKL..... My DH did ask me what the difference in cost would be for YC....(He is a closet RC member by the way...) :cloud9: As the tickers turn......;)
    Hi Step! :wave2: Glad you made it back on the RC thread! Will update the list with your dates. AKL is fabulous. FYI the WL pool refurb is set for sept (in case you get an urge to RC ;))
     


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