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

Cotillard

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Jun 22, 2010
Delta canceled my flight on my return trip, which resulted in me having to stay in a resort for one night by myself. The rest of my part will board DME around 4 PM. I will leave around 2 PM the next day. I booked a garden-view at POR, but then moved to a Boardwalk Inn standard view. Now I am considering moving to Boardwalk Villas, BLT, or Yacht Club. I don't have a park ticket for that night and I'm not sure if I will wind up getting one. Maybe I should downgrade and go back down to a moderate. Thoughts? Opinions? I know it's only one night and I will most likely just catch up on some sleep and hang around the resort, but at the same time, it's only one night, why not splurge?
I would book a resort you've always wanted to try. YC might be good for the pool, in case you do not buy a park ticket.
 

pas130

Always missing Florida....
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Delta canceled my flight on my return trip, which resulted in me having to stay in a resort for one night by myself. The rest of my part will board DME around 4 PM. I will leave around 2 PM the next day. I booked a garden-view at POR, but then moved to a Boardwalk Inn standard view. Now I am considering moving to Boardwalk Villas, BLT, or Yacht Club. I don't have a park ticket for that night and I'm not sure if I will wind up getting one. Maybe I should downgrade and go back down to a moderate. Thoughts? Opinions? I know it's only one night and I will most likely just catch up on some sleep and hang around the resort, but at the same time, it's only one night, why not splurge?
We stayed at French Quarter last month and it was gorgeous, so for one night I’d do a Disney springs/resort day :) save the $$$ (did I really just say that???)
 

pas130

Always missing Florida....
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Wow! It's been a long time since I've been on this thread! How is everyone doing? I've got 2 upcoming trips (one in August at Art of Animation) and the other in Sept at the new tower at CSR. I really don't do much resort changing anymore, now that we have pretty much stayed at them all. We are planning on another trip in Feb (for ODD sweet 16) and will stay at YC. After that, I am Team GF all the way. We have had 2 excellent stays there and it's my favorite by a long shot!
Hi friend!!! :hug: Sweet 16!! Holy cow. We just returned from WL CL yesterday. NO CHANGES TO THAT TRIP in 4 months!!!!! A value and a mod?!?I’m amazed! Or are you doing CL at CSR? ;) Nice to “see” you!
 
  • Mousemommy1

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    Dec 6, 2010
    Hi friend!!! :hug: Sweet 16!! Holy cow. We just returned from WL CL yesterday. NO CHANGES TO THAT TRIP in 4 months!!!!! A value and a mod?!?I’m amazed! Or are you doing CL at CSR? ;) Nice to “see” you!
    The value and the moderate were only out of necessity for the upcoming trips :rotfl2:

    We are bringing one of ODD's friends with us in August, so we needed a room for 6, thus AoA.

    Then in September is just me and my BFF and we go balls to the wall so don't need anything fancy but the tower looks really cool!

    I've missed you guys! :hug:
     

    tink15823

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 15, 2007
    I am so glad I found this thread . My husband and I thought we were the only ones . Let’s just say our last trip the CM didn’t put the phone on hold and we could hear her discussing how many times we had called to change our resort and we just need to be convinced to stay put and stop changing. Well guess what here we go again . We have changed 6 times we arrive September 5th . I am calling daily to try and find a open room in HS area under our promo . Right now we have two rooms at ALL star Sports . This is a back to back trip but my daughter was granted her wish trip from The Sunshine Foundation for Chronicle ill Children she has been on the waiting list for 5 years and they grant $2000. We are a family of 5 so of course choices are limited on a tight budget . The poor CM we are calling daily hoping someone change resorts from POP . I highly doubt the chances but will call daily . Worst part we had a reservation for two rooms at POP and friends wanted to go and wanted Sports . They are no longer going .
     

    Shellbells

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 27, 2011
    Oh my gosh, I feel like I've found my people!
    We booked a bounce back offer last month for POFQ. Then when we got home I called and changed it to AK.
    Then we booked our flights and I had to add 2 nights RO at FQ.
    The decided to splurge and called back and booked BC.
    I didn't want to resort hop so I called back and BC wasn't available for the 2 extra nights so I switched to YC.

    Then we finalized the plan for which parks on which days and we realized we're only going to Epcot once. Were going in December so the weather could be to cold for the pool. We also bought MVMCP tickets and decided to add a few other hard tickets events. Suddenly, staying at YC didn't seem to justify the expense.

    I called AGAIN last night hoping for FQ and was only able to get CBR in a pirate room or AK regular view.
    So we chose AK which saved us 1600.00. I'd still like to switch to FQ and if it comes up, I'll take it.
    I'm feel kind of embarrassed to be switching so much but I read this thread and it made me feel so much better! Lol
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    I am so glad I found this thread . My husband and I thought we were the only ones . Let’s just say our last trip the CM didn’t put the phone on hold and we could hear her discussing how many times we had called to change our resort and we just need to be convinced to stay put and stop changing. Well guess what here we go again . We have changed 6 times we arrive September 5th . I am calling daily to try and find a open room in HS area under our promo . Right now we have two rooms at ALL star Sports . This is a back to back trip but my daughter was granted her wish trip from The Sunshine Foundation for Chronicle ill Children she has been on the waiting list for 5 years and they grant $2000. We are a family of 5 so of course choices are limited on a tight budget . The poor CM we are calling daily hoping someone change resorts from POP . I highly doubt the chances but will call daily . Worst part we had a reservation for two rooms at POP and friends wanted to go and wanted Sports . They are no longer going .
    What a special trip!! Can you do a room for 5 like at POR? Just wondering if that would be cheaper....probably not. I love Pop! And the refurb looks nice but so does Sports honestly :)
     
  • pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    Oh my gosh, I feel like I've found my people!
    We booked a bounce back offer last month for POFQ. Then when we got home I called and changed it to AK.
    Then we booked our flights and I had to add 2 nights RO at FQ.
    The decided to splurge and called back and booked BC.
    I didn't want to resort hop so I called back and BC wasn't available for the 2 extra nights so I switched to YC.

    Then we finalized the plan for which parks on which days and we realized we're only going to Epcot once. Were going in December so the weather could be to cold for the pool. We also bought MVMCP tickets and decided to add a few other hard tickets events. Suddenly, staying at YC didn't seem to justify the expense.

    I called AGAIN last night hoping for FQ and was only able to get CBR in a pirate room or AK regular view.
    So we chose AK which saved us 1600.00. I'd still like to switch to FQ and if it comes up, I'll take it.
    I'm feel kind of embarrassed to be switching so much but I read this thread and it made me feel so much better! Lol
    AKL is perfect for December! All under one roof, decorated beautifully! And animals :)
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    So I made a change today :) not to Disney but to Universal 😀 we had two nights at Hard Rock CL. With the Rush of Fear Pass we added a night, and needed a 3 night stay. So now we are at Portofino CL

    We love both resorts BUT Portofino is ahhhhhhhhmazing, and the club level food kinda blows Hard Rock away ❤
     

    Shellbells

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 27, 2011
    I did it again. Switch from Ak standard view to FQ river view. I apologized to the cast member for switching so many times.
    But it saved us 1k and now I can use that money took book a Safari tour at Ak or Akl.
    We stayed at FQ in May and I loved it there. Were going to DS at least 3 and maybe 4 times for ADRs and the boat there is a lovely perk.
     

    tink15823

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2007
    Anyone seem to run into CM that are confused about changing with a package from a preexisting promo ? The CM today would not even look for an offer because it was expired .I tried to explain I understand that I just wanted to see if any rooms are still available from that offer at a different location. She replied mama I explained that offer expired pick a different offer and I can look .
     
  • Martini35

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 28, 2013
    I am not alone in my indecisiveness! My DD is part of the international program and is working at Epcot. She is finished early Aug so my youngest DD wants to go at that time. We are staying 2 nites at WL but debating between next two...either AS or POFQ. Buyers remorse or resort remorse will hit no matter what I do,😂
     

    stepdisney

    <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo
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    Mar 7, 2007
    I KNEW it. I closed my eyes, wished real hard and I'm back here. The moment I picked up the phone and moved from AKL to BC, I had the strangest feeling. I finally recognized that I was homesick, so....here I am. Found my peeps again and PAS, I nearly cried when I read your name. My RC sister from another mister, how are you? Thank you for your commitment to keeping the lights on so we can find our way home. :hug: Our trip is sent for Mid August. It's been about 12 hours since my last Cha Cha Change.....
     

    stepdisney

    <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo
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    Mar 7, 2007
    Anyone seem to run into CM that are confused about changing with a package from a preexisting promo ? The CM today would not even look for an offer because it was expired .I tried to explain I understand that I just wanted to see if any rooms are still available from that offer at a different location. She replied mama I explained that offer expired pick a different offer and I can look .
    This was me yesterday. I wanted to switch back to AKL on a promotion and they saw the room but didn't know how to book it under the expired promotion that I had.
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    Anyone seem to run into CM that are confused about changing with a package from a preexisting promo ? The CM today would not even look for an offer because it was expired .I tried to explain I understand that I just wanted to see if any rooms are still available from that offer at a different location. She replied mama I explained that offer expired pick a different offer and I can look .
    I would call back and get another CM. I’ve never encountered that, but I do know not every CM is created equal.
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    I KNEW it. I closed my eyes, wished real hard and I'm back here. The moment I picked up the phone and moved from AKL to BC, I had the strangest feeling. I finally recognized that I was homesick, so....here I am. Found my peeps again and PAS, I nearly cried when I read your name. My RC sister from another mister, how are you? Thank you for your commitment to keeping the lights on so we can find our way home. :hug: Our trip is sent for Mid August. It's been about 12 hours since my last Cha Cha Change.....
    Step!!!!! :hug: I haven’t been on here as much as I used to, and I have no Disney trip booked since we came back from out WL CL trip in May :( DS (now 18) just graduated from HS so our summer plans are to hang home. I’m obsessing over HHN in September, it’ll be our third annual trip there. And I’ll be trying to plan something amazing from 2020. I’m soooo happy to see you ❤
     

    stepdisney

    <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo
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    Mar 7, 2007
    Oh my goodness, my son graduated as well!! He has already started College. :sad1: He is in the STEM program and they take two classes (Engineering 101 and a Programming course) over the summer to prepare them. This is why we are taking the trip....empty nesters are we!! I don't even recognize things on the Boards any more. I was trying to figure out which trail would be the best to request (Can't remember which trail we stayed on last time) and I can't find a thread to help me. It has been a couple of years (2016) since we've been the "The World" and I'm right back in to resort changing. It is so good to be on here again. I'll have more time to stop through now that my nest is empty. My DH and I just look at each other and laugh because it is so strange. How do you like HHN at US/IOA? I heard that it is MEGA FRIGHTENING.....:oops: We are planning a quick 3 day trip to Universal later on. Maybe I'll brave up and try HHS. I need spoilers or I will chicken out. So happy to hear from you my RC buddy!!! :wave:
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    DS is going into chemical engineering! Congrats to your son :hug: Our baby is now 10 (11 in October), girls are 14, 13, and 12!! so HHN is our "couples trip". It is SCARY! I definitely did better last year than 2017 (There were tears, a lot), I also managed to fall down the stairs at Hard Rock Hotel and have a nice ride in an ambulance (as a patient lol) and stitches...HRH management was great, and it didn't ruin our night. AKL has construction, but I don't know exactly which area. I also don't remember which trail we stayed either LOL It was 2010, maybe Zebra? Maybe you can request "near Arusha rock?" that's near the lobby I would think with great views. We had out last family trip 8/2017 at CR <3, last summer I did a girls trip to Poly (LOVE LOVE LOVE). DH and I did POFQ in April and it was perfect!! Now I am DYING for a trip in 2020 but it may be Universal since the kids prefer it, and it'll be cheaper.....maybe. One a changer, forever a changer. It's also great we've got so many new RCers, and our friends are still here too....now we need @WDWKOOK to come back on the boards :grouphug:
     

    brnrss34

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 6, 2014
    I’m back at it again. Originally booked a last minute trip with an AP discount to ASM, decided to switch to CBR only a $40 a night difference. We are staying July 10-17. Mickey see you real soon. Then I had to make another last minute adjustment my other daughter decided to join. Oh and my December trip is now a split stay between AKL and Boulder Ridge.
     

    pas130

    Always missing Florida....
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2010
    So I need a 2020 vacation and I’m still undecided if we will do WDW or Universal.....so what’s an RC gal to do? Change my upcoming HHN reservation back to Hard Rock CL.... I was going to do non CL but hey.... it’s only a few hours of OT 😊
     


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