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    Default First time "Milestone" in our "Disney Life"

    So for the first time ever....... I just booked a second trip to WDW and now have TWO trips scheduled and showing on the DVC member site at the same time. One coming in October for F+W Fest and then another one coming up (with extended family) next August. It felt really weird (and exciting) doing that. Less than a year apart. Amazing. Never thought we'd be doing that.

    And it makes the Gold Passes make sense for us....which we already had purchased.

    And banked the rest of the points into 2019 use year... so poised to potentially return sometime then also.

    I'm likin' this.

    best,

    ............john

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    Next Trip: WDW August 2018 <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Previous Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Trip Before That: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
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    Congrats!

    I know the feeling. We currently have 5 reservations showing (although it's really only 2 trips - split-stays).

    Steve
    First visit: Disneyland, July 17, 1955 (well, somebody had to be there on opening day!)

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    Disneyland - June 21-25, 2017
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    We have a Disneyland trip in November, 2017 and Disney World in Oct, 2018. It is nice. You can be excited for the first trip coming up, and then when you have to leave that one, you can still be excited for the second one.
    "and having done everything, to stand firm"

    Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiltonJohn View Post
    So for the first time ever....... I just booked a second trip to WDW and now have TWO trips scheduled and showing on the DVC member site at the same time. One coming in October for F+W Fest and then another one coming up (with extended family) next August. It felt really weird (and exciting) doing that. Less than a year apart. Amazing. Never thought we'd be doing that.

    And it makes the Gold Passes make sense for us....which we already had purchased.

    And banked the rest of the points into 2019 use year... so poised to potentially return sometime then also. I'm likin' this.
    Yes, a sign you've passed over and are perhaps unsavable. I felt myself going down this slippery slope in 2015, the first time we had two trips in the same calendar year. This year will be the second. It's great fun until the money runs out! :-)
    "You used all the glue on purpose!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendelson View Post
    It's great fun until the money runs out! :-)
    This.
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    I think we are done with "add-on-itus" for the immediate future. We just added a direct contract about a week and a half ago.

    Without borrowing of banking we have enough points to basically do a week a year. Which works for us for the foreseeable future.

    And yeah... having DVC only covers the ROOM. You still have to get there, get into the parks, and eat. That all is not inexpensive. So yeah....... "til the money runs out".

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW August 2018 <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Previous Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Trip Before That: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

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    Got the last two days of the August 2018 trip added onto the existing reservation I had made. Couldn't book that part online via the RAT at the time I made the first part of the reservation;..... booking window wouldn't allow it. Member Services did that very nicely for me today and put the two parts together into one. (Wait time was down to about 20 minutes from the hour plus it was a few days ago.)

    We were chatting about me not wanting to make the phone call today because they had the message to not call unless you had a reservation in the next couple of days due to the Irma mess. (That's whay IO booked online the other day.) The Cast Member said that calling about a booking that is at the 11 or 7 month window was FINE..... the issue they have is just people calling for things that are not in ANY way urgent or have time consequences that go away quickly.

    best,

    ...................john

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW August 2018 <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Previous Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Trip Before That: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

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    Clock is ticking for F+W fest...........

    best,

    ..........john

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW August 2018 <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Previous Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Trip Before That: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

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    OK... Food and Wine Fest trip is in the history books. Had a wonderful but HOT time.

    Now we're waiting on the summer 2018 trip with the extended family.

    best,

    ................john

    DVC membership 2016 <AKL>
    Next Trip: WDW August 2018 <Kidani>
    Last Trip: WDW October 2017 F+W Fest <Kidani>
    Previous Trip: WDW October 2016 F+W Fest <Pop Century>
    Trip Before That: WDW August 2015 <AKL Jambo -DVC point rental->
    Also: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2010, 2012
    Disneyland - 1972

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