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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #240 on: April 06, 2015, 07:07:14 AM »
Sorry we missede the meetup as well. We went back to Disneyland for a bit to use up some Fastpasses and then got the heck out of Dodge. We spent the night in Vakencia and are currently driving the rest of the way back as I type.

I hope everyone had a great time (sounds like we all did) and that you have a safe trip home... Or to Japan, as the case may be. ;)

Oreodoh, what happend with the Candy Cane Inn? (Lol, I was about to say CCI like on the Disnboards and then realized....).

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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #241 on: April 06, 2015, 07:32:56 AM »
Transmute Jun they mistakenly cancelled our reservation for Saturday night then it was all downhill from there. My wife had to twist their arm to get a deluxe room (we'd reserved premium for the extra amenities).

I later got them to agree to give us an amenity bucket and breakfast basket for Sunday morning by going there to discuss the issue with them myself.

Got a letter addressed to me in the amenity bucket saying we would get late checkout among other things, signed by the GM. When we tried to take advantage to get our sleeping daughter a midday nap in an actual bed they said the letter was never supposed to be in our amenity basket. Somehow this was my fault. They were "sorry" but wouldn't honor the words they printed on their own letterhead.

I posted the extended edition on TripAdvisor last night. Also emailed the GM of Candy Cane Inn. We'll see if he responds.

*EDIT - GM called this morning and handled the situation well. I now consider the horrible experience we had something that was a fluke. Also it's something mgmt never wants to see happen again. So I guess we'll be staying there again real soon (at a discounted rate).
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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #242 on: April 06, 2015, 12:44:02 PM »
Wow, that sounds like a nightmare! I see lots of DisBoards people who like Candy Cane Inn, and have never heard anything like that. So it could have been a fluke, or possibly a change in management. Regardless, I can see why you are frustrated! I certainly would be as well, and I would never go back there if it were me (I'm pretty vengeful that way).

I'm glad you were able to deal with it, but I can see how it left a sour taste on your weekend. At least you know you won't have to deal with them at next year's WonderCon! Okay, not necessarily the best news, but trying to look at the bright side here... ;)

Regardless, if you take up the manager on the discounted stay offer, I hope it works out for you.

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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #243 on: April 06, 2015, 01:23:12 PM »
I'm glad to hear the Candy Cane is working to gain back your trust. I've stayed there and also recommended it to family members, but I definitely wouldn't do so again if they let that behavior stand.

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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #244 on: April 06, 2015, 04:17:42 PM »
Funny thing, the newer GM of the "other" CCI is a congoer himself and actually went to WC on Saturday. Says he also attends SDCC regularly...and may or may not dabble in the cosplay arts. Nice to have someone with a geeky side in charge. :)

Main thing I learned from this weekend's experience is to always ALWAYS escalate to management if you feel the on-site staff is giving you the shaft.

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« Reply #245 on: April 07, 2015, 10:40:10 PM »
Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*
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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #246 on: April 08, 2015, 07:52:09 AM »
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Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*

Oh no! Hope you get better fast!  *hugs*

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« Reply #247 on: April 08, 2015, 08:39:50 AM »
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Oh no! Hope you get better fast!  *hugs*
Thank you! Just some sniffles mixed with exhaustion. I'm rarely ever sick. Sometimes I go a year or two at a time with nothing. Since January I've been sick 3 times. I hope this isn't just another part of getting old. LOL.
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« Reply #248 on: April 08, 2015, 09:30:29 AM »
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Thank you! Just some sniffles mixed with exhaustion. I'm rarely ever sick. Sometimes I go a year or two at a time with nothing. Since January I've been sick 3 times. I hope this isn't just another part of getting old. LOL.

Apparently the flu was an extra virulent strain this year, so it's possible that's it.

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« Reply #249 on: April 08, 2015, 10:07:45 AM »
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Apparently the flu was an extra virulent strain this year, so it's possible that's it.
Yeah. I had the flu for the first time in a decade in February.  It wrecked me the whole month!  No joke about the flu this year!!

Just glad I held it together in time for WonderCon!
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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #250 on: April 08, 2015, 10:07:57 AM »
Honestly, I was like a zombie on Monday, told myself next year to take the Monday off following WonderCon. Just be sure to take extra vitamin C starting a couple of weeks before SDCC.
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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #251 on: April 08, 2015, 10:48:11 AM »
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Breaking News:

I am getting sick! Guess I did not escape the Con Crud after all.

*sad trombone*
Ugh! Never fun.  :( Get better soon, and if you are doing Celebration, at least you have enough time to get better. Btw, I did see some people that were sick at the show. :/
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Re: WC Meet ups 2015?
« Reply #252 on: April 08, 2015, 11:39:01 AM »
I wish I was going to Celebration, but I need to give my wallet a break! Have fun!
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« Reply #253 on: April 08, 2015, 11:48:58 AM »
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I wish I was going to Celebration, but I need to give my wallet a break! Have fun!
Understand completely, sort of wish it was next month and thanks! Just like for WonderCon, I will do my best in having fun!  :D
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« Reply #254 on: April 08, 2015, 01:01:08 PM »
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Understand completely, sort of wish it was next month and thanks! Just like for WonderCon, I will do my best in having fun!  :D
I'm looking forward to going, hope to meet up with you Mario Wario and Karatekid. I think we should all start taking extra vitamin C to be on the safe side.
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