Pixelmania 2020 tentative dates

Discussion in 'PIXELMANIA!' started by ddindy, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    With skyrocketing prices at Walt Disney World, it pays to reserve your room as early as possible. Now that reservations are available for late 2020, we are announcing the tentative dates for Pixelmania 2020: October 22-25.

    As always, there is a small chance that the dates may change, but they are close enough that we recommend that you contact your favorite travel agent and put down a deposit.

    For the value minded, I checked rates for a "standard" room at the three "value" resorts:
    Art of Animation Little Mermaid room $219
    Pop Century $182
    All Stars $148

    It looks like the Skyliner upcharge will be in full effect at Pop and AoA.
     
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  2. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Going to Universal before or after Pixelmania is a matter of whatever works for you. I've done both.

    If you like to peek behind the curtain, check out the Behind the Screams tour. It's a lights-on tour of some of the houses with several chances for photos. I did it before HHN last year but, due to the spoilers, should have done it after.

    Update: Also bear in mind that HHN is typically Wednesday through Sunday only.
     
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  3. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Another date that is subject to change: Southwest is currently planning to accept Pixelmania reservations starting March 12, 2020.
     
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  4. Nancy AK

    Nancy AK Member

    Thanks Dennis. When will the 2020 Pixelmania dates be finalized?
     
  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Maybe around October 21? Seriously, I think they can be considered final now, since the DVC members had to make their reservations before Pixelmania 2019.
     
  6. gary

    gary Member

    i certainly hope its written in stone, since casa gary was indeed booked before pixelmania 19

    written in stone, probably vern gosden's best and defining work, i will wager many have forgotten the great work the gosden brothers, vern and rex and chris hillman did together in bluegrass as the hillmen
     
  7. Nancy AK

    Nancy AK Member

    I have already booked for October but saw “tentative”. Just thought I better check.
     
  8. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    Who?
     
  9. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    With gary, you know it's gonna be bluegrass. His Sirius XM car radio is nailed to the Bluegrass Junction channel.
     
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  10. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Southwest is now taking reservations for October. Looks like some good deals, if they haven't already sold out.
     
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  11. Nancy AK

    Nancy AK Member

    Thanks for the southwest info. Just booked my flight.
     
  12. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    Was looking forward to modifying my trip this fall to get the dates I wanted... but because I have to change resorts and you can only book 7 days max at a time, I have to wait another week and hope the room is still available.


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  13. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    Well, I just got my “minimum” stay dates booked for Oct 19th thru 30th @ Saratoga Springs (it was the only open place that had full availability). I’m hoping to round it out by extending it to Nov 2nd. The only downside s that I’ll have to fly Allegiant as my new normal airline (Frontier) is seasonal and doesn’t start flying out of the area until mid-November.


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  14. Nancy AK

    Nancy AK Member

    Allegiant and Frontier both fly into Orlando or do you fly into Sanford?
     
  15. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    Allegiant flies into Sanford and Frontier flies into MCO... which is why I prefer Frontier. Flying into Sanford means I either have to rent a car or take an Uber to my resort (where I’d take DME if I flew into MCO). Plus Frontier is a bit cheaper overall, so I can save about $500 a trip if I take them (which I’ll be able to do next year when PM2K21 is in the winter again).


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  16. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    I am fully booked into Saratoga from 10/19 to 11/2... now just need to pay off the current credit card bill and buy my airfare (no, the card is not maxed... I just like paying off the balance before large purchases).


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