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  1. ScoutN

    Disney Kids club

    This exactly. It certainly doesn't hurt to ask. Last year we had a family member with us who was 5 months away from 13 and they let him in to Vibe. That same cousin later in the year, less than a week prior to his 13th, was turned away from Vibe.
  2. ScoutN

    Points Reallocation for 2020

    I can see why they are changing it, I don't agree with it, though. For year we have booked to Studios for 8 guest total while using less point that a two bedroom. It was a pretty good gravy train of maximizing points. And shifted the Treehouse Villas to be more in line with grand villa at SSR...
  3. ScoutN

    New pricing on transfers and food

    On Sunday of this week, the non-platinum guests in my group at Palo received a $10 discount on their tickets. That may be because it was booked at $30. I had no clue about the price increase so seeing $40 minus a $10 discount threw me off. On that note, I feel like Palo Brunch has gotten even...
  4. ScoutN

    Celebrity Edge in Key West

    We saw that, too. That’s definitely curious. In other Key West news, how about Silversea damaging a dock the other day? It sounds like that pier will be out of service for three months.
  5. ScoutN

    What are they waiting for?

    I thought that at first until it clicked that the lifeboat was yellow for DCL instead of orange for others.
  6. ScoutN

    What are they waiting for?

    One of the Starboard lifeboats needed to be hoisted back up. You could see it powering across just as Dream dropped lines and began moving away from the dock. Why was the lifeboat down? Got me. Maintenance I would assume.
  7. ScoutN

    Shuttle from Port to Alamo

    This can sometimes work in your benefit. This past May, between a Fantasy and Dream cruise, we rented a regular sedan (Corolla, Focus, ETC) and they could not fulfill it. The nice associate apologized that the vehicle we selected would not be available to rent. Without us even having a chance to...
  8. ScoutN

    First look at the new ships!

    Slightly larger life boats
  9. ScoutN

    Permanent week option

    And there is the link I was trying to find.
  10. ScoutN

    Permanent week option

    They have guaranteed week offerings. If you choose you do not want to use that week at your home resort, you can then use the points at a different resort or a different time. The guaranteed week is only for the home resort you purchase at. If the point cost for that week goes up in the future...
  11. ScoutN

    Seasonal prices differences?

    With it sounding like two permanent ships going to Miami, I am hopeful that that will ease some of the demand put on just having two on the East Coast during Summer. All hope may not be lost year. The third new ship seems to be the Wild Card of where it will end up. So we may end up with 5...
  12. ScoutN

    DCL makes bid for second private destination

    I agree. Personally, I cannot wait to pull up to the pier and get ready to get off. The beaches there and a drink in my hand will absolutely amazing. We have agreed to book the inaugural for one of the three new ships and will probably book the first cruise to the new island.
  13. ScoutN

    And the hits keep coming for Carnival

    You are 100% correct, Chuck. The company makes it clear how they disregard the importance of basic maintenance. Look around at any of their vessels while they are in port with you. Look at the hull, railings, wood, trimmings, funnel soot and items along that line. A good rule of thumb is if they...
  14. ScoutN

    And the hits keep coming for Carnival

    If they are older, and they know it, then they should have a maintenance plan in place to accommodate the additional labor and material requirements to ensure proper operation. You are 100% correct. A major issue such as this is not an issue that would just happen. There is a clear negligence...
  15. ScoutN

    Nassau or no?

    If @Herdman is a DVC Member, then signature spa services are 10% off whilst in a port. We typically do a hot stone or bamboo massage on Nassau day. Staying on vs getting off is not a black and white question. Would I book an excursion? I take a hard pass. Would I hop off and walk around for an...
  16. ScoutN

    Disney Announces New Nature Resort on Bay Lake

    Smart man here. Beating Riviera is most assuredly a low bar to beat.
  17. ScoutN

    DVC perks on DCL

    Nope, resale restrictions do not apply to the #FreeBooze. They know whenever a DVC Member books because they, primarily, want to get you in to add-on seminars. They will call and invite you to the boarding day Member Party which is #FreeBooze. The effort, at the end of the day, is not 100%...
  18. ScoutN

    Disney Announces New Nature Resort on Bay Lake

    Yeah, they aren't doing too well at trying to convince to go back to the parks. I think they already blew getting me to add on on our next cruise. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Hang on...
  19. ScoutN

    News Parking Fees increase effective October 16 2018

    If you book Paris far enough in advance you can get on-site rooms dirt cheap. We booked for next Fall four or five months ago and got ~$250 for Disneyland Hotel.
  20. ScoutN

    News Parking Fees increase effective October 16 2018

    Cheaper? Maybe, maybe not. The wife and I are nearly two years free of WDW park visits. It is rather disheartening as a two contract DVC Member. This latest round of cuts had us LOL at actually considering a third contract. Instead we have started going on multiple DCL trips per year. Whether...
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