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Ms. Shuttergirl
04-24-2010, 07:45 AM
Okay everyone, here is a WDW specific thread for us all to share tips and ideas and information.

I can't wait to read all of the info.

aussietravellers
04-24-2010, 03:33 PM
Thanks Ms.Shuttergirl for starting this thread. I will get it started with some tips for those newbies planning their WDW (Walt Disney World) trip.

Some abbreviations for Disneyland
WDW - Walt Disney World
MK - Magic Kingdom
HS - Hollywood Studios
AK - Animal Kingdom
GF - Grand Floridian Resort
Poly - Polynesian Resort
WL - Wilderness Lodge
CR - Contempory Resort
FW - Fort Wilderness
BC - Beach Club Resort
BCV - Beach Club Villas
YC - Yacht Club Resort
BWI - Broadwalk Inn
BWV - Broadwalk Villas
AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
SSR - Saratoga Springs Resort
OKW - Old Key West Resort
CBR - Caribbean Beach Resort
POFC - Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
POR - Port Orleans Riverside Resort
CSR - Coronado Springs Resort
POP - Pop Century Resort
IASW - It's a Small World
POTC - Pirates of the Caribbean
DTD - Downtown Disney
TA - Travel Agent
DME - Disney's Magical Express
DVC - Disney Vacation Club
MCO - Is Orlando's International Airport
ADR - Advance Dining Reservation
CS - Counter Service Restaurant
TS - Table Service Restaurant
DDP - Disney Dining Plan
DxDDP - Deluxe Dining Plan

(anybody else have others let me know and I'll add them to the list)

aussietravellers
04-24-2010, 04:25 PM
First booking accommodation.... My advise (and just my opinion ) is to NOT book your WDW accommodation or WDW vacation package with an Australian TA (that is for Disney Hotels). The Australian companies who wholesale WDW are just so expensive it's ridiculous, often more than twice the price, sometimes more! So it's best to book direct with WDW or use a TA in the USA, there are many of them, Dreams Unlimited Travel sponsor Disboards and there are others. There are also online companies like getawaytoday.com (I haven't used either of these, I have used a TA in the USA though and had fantastic experiences).

WDW resorts are....
Deluxe -
Magic Kingdom area - Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Contempory, Wilderness Lodge
Animal Kingdom area - Animal Kingdom Lodge
Epcot Area - Beach Club, Yacht Club, Broadwalk Inn, Swan and Dolphin resorts (not Disney owned, they are Starwood resorts)

Moderate - Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter, Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach Resort

Value - All Star Resorts, Music, Sports and Movies , Pop Century

Deluxe Villas - Saratoga Springs (including TreeHouse Villas), Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Villas, Beach Club Villas, Broadwalk Villas, Bay Lake Tower

Fort Wilderness (cabins and campground)


There are other great off site accommodation around WDW also.

Tickets - They say anything over a 10 day pass then it's best to get an AP, that's what I have discovered in my planning. Unlike Disneyland where we can buy a 14 day pass, we can not do this in Australia. UK residents can buy a 21 day pass which is a great deal. I think this can be found sometimes at undercovertourist.com (I have never used them).

Magical Express - If you are staying onsite at a WDW resort you get to use the services of Disney's Magical Express at no additional cost. It is a bus service at Orlando Airport (MCO) and will drop you off at your WDW resort and you have the choice of ME collecting your luggage for you and delivering it to your room later in the day or night or taking your luggage with you.
ME will mail you a package that will include some yellow luggage tags. You place these on your luggage before checking your luggage for your Orlando flight and when the bags arrive at MCO, ME will collect them for you before they go to the luggage carousel and deliver them to your resort room. They will be left in your room wether you are there or not. You are not expected to tip for the delivery of the ME bags as you are not usually in the room.

Because we are in Australia, often our yellow luggage tags (which are sent to you by DME) do not arrive in time. If this is the case you have two options. One is to collect the bags yourself from baggage claim as you normally would and go down to ME and your bags can travel with you to your resort. The other option is to head straight down to the DME check in desk and give them your luggage tags and they will go and claim the luggage for you and bring it along to the resort.

DME is located on the lowest level at MCO airport, the level below baggage claim. So you head down there, it is right at the end of the building and is very easy to find. Once you check in there you will find specific lines for the different resorts. You find the line for your resort and before you know it you will be on the bus to your resort. If you take your luggage with you, then the ME driver will most likely help load and unload your luggage from the bus, so you should give him/her a tip for this. Otherwise I believe that DME is not a tippable position (I may be wrong, I will edit this if I am).

If staying at Swan or Dolphin resorts, sadly you can not use Magical Express :sad1:

Resort Airline Check In - On your check out day many of the resorts have a desk at bell services where you can go down to your resorts lobby and take your luggage and actually check in for your flight right there, yes just like the airport check in but you can do it at your resort. The ONLY problem for we Aussies is...... if you are flying home to Australia, so flying from MCO to LAX (change planes) LAX to Syd/Melb/Bris/Perth so at MCO you want to check your bags right the way through so you don't have to claim them and recheck in at LAX. You CAN NOT use the resort check in if you want to check your bags right the way through, you will need to take your bags to the airport and do regular check in at MCO. The resort airline checkin is not set up for International flights (and for all airlines). So you could check in if you were flying with say, Delta or AA but only as far as LA or NY, you would then need to claim your bags and go and check in again for the flight back to Australia. If you are not heading straight home from WDW and flying off to another US city and you are using a participating airline then you CAN use the resort airline check in. We were flying from MCO to LAX to Honolulu with American Airlines and we did use the resort airline check in, it was fantastic.

Ms. Shuttergirl
04-24-2010, 04:56 PM
I just wanted to add that if there are 4 or more of you travelling together, you should also price a town card or limo pick up against the cost of Magical Express. I think you would be surprised how close the pricing is and to be met by a driver straight off the flight, have them collect your luggage and relax in a private air conditioned environment while you are whisked along to WDW, now that would be a pretty nice way to start your holiday :lmao:.

aussietravellers
04-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Ah, Shopping.... This is a really big problem for me! Yes I have a shopping addiction :lmao: So here are some of the malls around WDW and discount info.

Malls

Mall at Millenia - A really great Mall
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839

The Florida Mall -
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809

Prime Outlets
4951 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
http://www.primeoutlets.com/locations/orlando.aspx

Premium Outlets
8200 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL 32821
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=17


Discounts
At Macy's stores there is a 10 or 11% (it keeps changing) card that you can get. You usually go up to the gift wrap counter which is usually on an upper floor where you get your international savings card (I've been to may Macy's with my shopping problem and they have always been at the gift wrap counter). In Honolulu the concierge desk also keeps some 5 day ones so you could also try your hotel concierge desk in many cities. The international ones usually last for 30 days and can be used at most Macy's stores in the USA. It can't be used on cosmetics and perfumes but you can use it on sale items. I bought a pair of jeans once that were 25% off, there was a 25% off off store wide sale and I used the 11% off card so I got a total of 61% off Bargain!!!! So you can even use the savings card on sale items!

A lot of malls also have a special savings booklet. Many of the outlet malls you can register online before leaving home and print off a voucher to receive their discount book. Some malls with a Bloomingdales give some sort of free gift voucher, so it's worth visiting the concierge desk/information kiosk at the malls when you walk past to see if there is a discount book.

Other Tips
Another service that many malls offer is a free parcel check. We made good use of this service in December at South Coast Plaza in California, as we would get more parcels, we would just go back and add them to our growing pile. My son even had this really great (and huge) spider balloon that he got from Rainforest Cafe at SC Plaza and we left that there too as it was annoying to carry around. When we returned everything was there and had been looked after.

I will keep adding tips as I think of them, LOL

PrincessInOz
04-24-2010, 07:43 PM
I would expect that this one applies to anyone irrespective of whether they are travelling to Disney or not. I found out from my American TA.

Disney will send your children autographed photos of their characters at no charge. Send the request for your favorite character to:

The Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Limit: one photo per request. Delivery: 4-6 weeks.

I wrote a letter requesting a character photo (Mickey) for my son with name and address in the letter. I also popped my son's name, address and character request at the back of the envelop for RTS purposes.

We got a response within 4 weeks (arrived on Friday). A Black and White 8" x 10" picture (thin'ish photographic paper) of Mickey in front of the Castle signed in texta "To My Pal (child's name) Mickey Mouse".

aussietravellers
04-24-2010, 07:53 PM
If any of you have these memberships (not sure what they are in other states), then look on the back of your cards. You will see the AAA symbol and below that will be your club code.

There are many places (tours, accommodation) that offer a AAA discount. Grayline tours is one, if you book at tour with them (not Disneyland Express) then you can get a AAA discount simply by mentioning it when you book and then presenting the card when you arrive there on the morning of the tour and they will apply the discount. Also when booking many hotels, they offer a AAA discount. For Example, when I was looking at Doubletree's website getting prices there was an area that asked for the AAA club code. I entered the code from the back of my RACV card and presto, it not only gave me all of the regular discount prices but also revealed the AAA discount prices which I was not able to see until I had entered the AAA code. So something to keep in mind and always travel with your card as you never know where you may get a AAA discount!

ehsmum
04-24-2010, 08:01 PM
I love this idea!

I might write for a Mickey photo now and hopefully it will arrive before we leave (in 6.5 weeks)!

aussietravellers
04-24-2010, 09:18 PM
I would expect that this one applies to anyone irrespective of whether they are travelling to Disney or not. I found out from my American TA.

Disney will send your children autographed photos of their characters at no charge. Send the request for your favorite character to:

The Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Limit: one photo per request. Delivery: 4-6 weeks.

I wrote a letter requesting a character photo (Mickey) for my son with name and address in the letter. I also popped my son's name, address and character request at the back of the envelop for RTS purposes.

We got a response within 4 weeks (arrived on Friday). A Black and White 8" x 10" picture (thin'ish photographic paper) of Mickey in front of the Castle signed in texta "To My Pal (child's name) Mickey Mouse".

That is SO great! Thank you for posting this info :wizard: Wow what a great service that is. I will be doing this for my son before we go :thumbsup2

BecBennett
04-24-2010, 10:57 PM
I just wanted to add that if there are 4 or more of you travelling together, you should also price a town card or limo pick up against the cost of Magical Express. I think you would be surprised how close the pricing is and to be met by a driver straight off the flight, have them collect your luggage and relax in a private air conditioned environment while you are whisked along to WDW, now that would be a pretty nice way to start your holiday :lmao:.

Magical Express is free at WDW if staying onsite :thumbsup2

You know what I hate. Not being able to get proper prices until August! August!!! :rotfl:

PrincessInOz
04-25-2010, 01:02 AM
Magical Express is free at WDW if staying onsite :thumbsup2

You know what I hate. Not being able to get proper prices until August! August!!! :rotfl:

:headache:

August will be here before you know it. Hang in there.
princess::upsidedow

Ms. Shuttergirl
04-25-2010, 05:05 AM
Oh I didn't realise that, well that is wonderful.

queenie82
04-25-2010, 05:44 AM
Resort Airline Check In - On your check out day many of the resorts have a desk at bell services where you can go down to your resorts lobby and take your luggage and actually check in for your flight right there, yes just like the airport check in but you can do it at your resort. The ONLY problem for we Aussies is...... if you are flying home to Australia, so flying from MCO to LAX (change planes) LAX to Syd/Melb/Bris/Perth so at MCO you want to check your bags right the way through so you don't have to claim them and recheck in at LAX. You CAN NOT use the resort check in, you will need to take your bags to the airport and do regular check in at MCO. The resort airline checkin is not set up for International flights (and for all airlines). So you could check in if you were flying with say, Delta or AA but only as far as LA or NY, you would then need to claim your bags and go and check in again for the flight back to Australia. If you are not heading straight home from WDW and flying off to another US city and you are using a participating airline then you CAN use the resort airline check in. We were flying from MCO to LAX to Honolulu with American Airlines and we did use the resort airline check in, it was fantastic.
We used this check in for our flight MCO-LAX and lets just say it didn't go all to plan!!!

We were flying on an international ticket which included 2 checked bags for FREE but they didn't believe us. MANY calls to and fro and on and on they still didn't believe us.:headache:
They said just pay us now and you can claim back........like that would go smoothly.
FINALLY (after over and hour) we got all our bags checked in and on their way to the airport.

It WAS worth doing and the bags got there fine and we met them in LAX fine. It meant we had the time between then and getting Magical Express to go shopping and looking around without having to worry about those bags.
But expect to have issues if you are checking more than one bag. With all the airlines charging for even one checked bag now they just didn't want to believe we had 2 checked bags included in our ticket.
I would try and get SOME kind of letter or something to prove it.:rolleyes:

PrincessInOz
04-25-2010, 05:52 AM
We used this check in for our flight MCO-LAX and lets just say it didn't go all to plan!!!

We were flying on an international ticket which included 2 checked bags for FREE but they didn't believe us. MANY calls to and fro and on and on they still didn't believe us.:headache:
They said just pay us now and you can claim back........like that would go smoothly.
FINALLY (after over and hour) we got all our bags checked in and on their way to the airport.

It WAS worth doing and the bags got there fine and we met them in LAX fine. It meant we had the time between then and getting Magical Express to go shopping and looking around without having to worry about those bags.
But expect to have issues if you are checking more than one bag. With all the airlines charging for even one checked bag now they just didn't want to believe we had 2 checked bags included in our ticket.
I would try and get SOME kind of letter or something to prove it.:rolleyes:

Thanks Queenie. I was wondering about this as I plan to catch ME from WDW to MCO. Looks like I'll take the bags on the bus myself and then check it in as normal...unless of course, you've educated them sufficiently for me.....:rotfl2:

queenie82
04-25-2010, 05:54 AM
Shopping while at the parks
Well we all go shopping in the parks don't we. The rides spit us out into shops constantly. And inevitably you WILL see something you want.
Of course it will be 11am and you think....NOOOO I don't want to carry that all day!
But there is a solution.
You can have you package sent to the front of the park for collection later. This is free for ANYONE whether you are staying on property or not.
If you are staying onsite you can also have your packages sent to your resort..but there is a hitch.
It will not get there until the NEXT day...in the afternoon. So while it is popular, I don't like it one little bit.

But having stuff sent to the front entrance does work well :)

aussietravellers
04-25-2010, 04:31 PM
Thanks Queenie. I was wondering about this as I plan to catch ME from WDW to MCO. Looks like I'll take the bags on the bus myself and then check it in as normal...unless of course, you've educated them sufficiently for me.....:rotfl2:

Yes if flying internationally it is just easier to take your bags with you on ME and check them in at the airport. As I said in my first post on Resort Airline Check in, the resort check in is not set up for international flights so they have no idea what the international airlines rules are. They only provide check in for certain domestic airlines, so they only know those specific airlines domestic rules. If you are connecting with international flights you can still use the airline resort check in. You just can not check the whole way through, just the domestic portion and you are bound by the domestic portion's rules. If you check in at the airport and you're on a partner airline and your domestic and international flights are linked then they will know to apply the international baggage rules and let you go, the resort check in will not and they don't have to, they are quite clear that they are only for domestic flights.

For us we would prefer to take our luggage with us on ME (Bell services just get the bags from your room and will walk them over to the bus area) than have to get off the plane in LAX, head to baggage claim, head over to the check in counter at LAX, stand in line and wait and recheck in. You are checking in twice. If you take your bags with you on the ME and check in at MCO then you can get your boarding pass for the LAX-AUST flight and check your bags right the way through (provide you are flying on partner airlines), then all you have to do in LAX is look around, shop, go to Qantas Club (if you have it) and go through security. For us that is the easier option.

aussietravellers
04-25-2010, 04:48 PM
We used this check in for our flight MCO-LAX and lets just say it didn't go all to plan!!!

We were flying on an international ticket which included 2 checked bags for FREE but they didn't believe us. MANY calls to and fro and on and on they still didn't believe us.:headache:
They said just pay us now and you can claim back........like that would go smoothly.
FINALLY (after over and hour) we got all our bags checked in and on their way to the airport.

It WAS worth doing and the bags got there fine and we met them in LAX fine. It meant we had the time between then and getting Magical Express to go shopping and looking around without having to worry about those bags.
But expect to have issues if you are checking more than one bag. With all the airlines charging for even one checked bag now they just didn't want to believe we had 2 checked bags included in our ticket.
I would try and get SOME kind of letter or something to prove it.:rolleyes:

OMG, what a nightmare! An hour checking in :eek:. It would have just been easier to take the bags to the airport, you wouldn't have spent an hour checking in there and then you wouldn't have had to collect the bags in LA and then line up again and wait for even longer to check in there for me. I have done that once and it was fine, not a hassle at all and saved rechecking in in LA, but have used the check in also and it was great too. So really its just whichever option works best for each different family.

Hopefully one day partner airlines will be able to check in internationally at WDW. I must have been pretty lucky. When I did resort airline checked in at AKL we all had two bags and they were overweight :rotfl: and they let them through. When they weighed the first one I was saying in my head OMG, OMG please don't make me pay excess :rotfl: and they didn't, PHEW!

PrincessInOz
04-25-2010, 04:56 PM
Yes if flying internationally it is just easier to take your bags with you on ME and check them in at the airport. As I said in my first post on Resort Airline Check in, the resort check in is not set up for international flights so they have no idea what the international airlines rules are. They only provide check in for certain domestic airlines, so they only know those specific airlines domestic rules. If you are connecting with international flights you can still use the airline resort check in. You just can not check the whole way through, just the domestic portion and you are bound by the domestic portion's rules. If you check in at the airport and you're on a partner airline and your domestic and international flights are linked then they will know to apply the international baggage rules and let you go, the resort check in will not and they don't have to, they are quite clear that they are only for domestic flights.

For us we would prefer to take our luggage with us on ME (Bell services just get the bags from your room and will walk them over to the bus area, so it's not hard) than have to get off the plane in LAX, head to baggage claim, head over to the check in counter at LAX, stand in line and wait and recheck in. You are checking in twice. If you take your bags with you on the ME and check in at MCO then you can get your boarding pass for the LAX-AUST flight and check your bags right the way through (provide you are flying on partner airlines), then all you have to do in LAX is look around, shop, go to Qantas Club (if you have it) and go through security. For us that is the easier option.

Thanks AussieTravellers. I'll take my bags to ME and check in at the airport. We are flying partner airlines and hubby has special priviledges with Qantas re baggage allowances and priorities; so it will be better for us to deal with them directly rather than at the Disney resort. If they can't even deal with extra allowances for International travellers, there is no way they are going to understand enhanced Q Club priviledges.
I'm going to have to claim my bags at LAX anyway because I'll still have another 3 days before the flight back to Oz. So there is no time or effort savings for me on this front.

aussietravellers
04-25-2010, 05:07 PM
Thanks AussieTravellers. I'll take my bags to ME and check in at the airport. We are flying partner airlines and hubby has special priviledges with Qantas re baggage allowances and priorities; so it will be better for us to deal with them directly rather than at the Disney resort. If they can't even deal with extra allowances for International travellers, there is no way they are going to understand enhanced Q Club priviledges.
I'm going to have to claim my bags at LAX anyway because I'll still have another 3 days before the flight back to Oz. So there is no time or effort savings for me on this front.

Oh there is no way they would understand the Qantas Club priviledges :lmao: they are very limited in their knowledge at the check in at WDW resorts but if you are aware of this then you can avoid it. Poor Queenie, that would have been a nightmare trying to explain and for an hour, that would have been SO frustrating.

queenie82
04-26-2010, 12:13 AM
OMG, what a nightmare! An hour checking in :eek:. It would have just been easier to take the bags to the airport, you wouldn't have spent an hour checking in there and then you wouldn't have had to collect the bags in LA and then line up again and wait for even longer to check in there for me. I have done that once and it was fine, not a hassle at all and saved rechecking in in LA, but have used the check in also and it was great too. So really its just whichever option works best for each different family.

Hopefully one day partner airlines will be able to check in internationally at WDW. I must have been pretty lucky. When I did resort airline checked in at AKL we all had two bags and they were overweight :rotfl: and they let them through. When they weighed the first one I was saying in my head OMG, OMG please don't make me pay excess :rotfl: and they didn't, PHEW!We were only flying MCO -LAX that day. On United. In theory there were no issues.
We weren't flying home until a week later.
So there was no need to have them checked through to home.

But we didn't anticipate them not believing us.
If we still had paper tickets it would have been on there clear as day so it would have been fine.

As I say it was still worth it for that particular day. It was an afternoon flight so we got a number of hours doing things knowing we didn't have to worry about them.
Especially given it was NYE and the traffic was chaos around the mouse so we knew we didn't have to be worried about check in queues for when we got to the airport.

But now we know what to expect.
It was all a learning exercise. :thumbsup2

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-04-2010, 04:51 AM
Can anyone tell me - are you allowed to order off the children's menu if your child is over 9?

Kalice
05-04-2010, 07:25 AM
They let our 11 year old order off childrens menu, we just didn't say anything. As we were on the dining plan we paid out of pocket and saved the credit for out two credit meals. We found the staff everywhere very flexible. They allowed us to mix and match from the menus too.

platypus67
05-04-2010, 11:09 PM
If any of you have these memberships (not sure what they are in other states), then look on the back of your cards. You will see the AAA symbol and below that will be your club code.

There are many places (tours, accommodation) that offer a AAA discount. Grayline tours is one, if you book at tour with them (not Disneyland Express) then you can get a AAA discount simply by mentioning it when you book and then presenting the card when you arrive there on the morning of the tour and they will apply the discount. Also when booking many hotels, they offer a AAA discount. For Example, when I was looking at Doubletree's website getting prices there was an area that asked for the AAA club code. I entered the code from the back of my RACV card and presto, it not only gave me all of the regular discount prices but also revealed the AAA discount prices which I was not able to see until I had entered the AAA code. So something to keep in mind and always travel with your card as you never know where you may get a AAA discount!
Thanks for that bit of info. I knew I could get a discount if I presented my card, but so many hotels etc allow a discount for AAA online if you have the code and I never noticed it there before. Guess I had better start putting on my glasses. :)

australiankaren
05-18-2010, 05:07 AM
hey guys

I have just taken the plunge and upgraded with that 40% off deal to AKL..I've noticed from a few of your signatures some of you have stayed there....is it worth the extra $$$, will my hubby, who loves POP like it? any hints, tips, ideas....
thanks

queenie82
05-18-2010, 05:40 AM
hey guys

I have just taken the plunge and upgraded with that 40% off deal to AKL..I've noticed from a few of your signatures some of you have stayed there....is it worth the extra $$$, will my hubby, who loves POP like it? any hints, tips, ideas....
thanksWe are DVC members so have stayed in a studio in Jambo house.
It is a beautiful beautiful place to stay and I loved it. Whether it is worth the extra cash amount is up to you. I would never have paid cash for it.
(It is much better value staying at these deluxe resorts using points)
BUT...you will love it I'm sure.
I loved it. :cloud9:

Of course...I would never ever stay at pop. If we didn't have DVC I would be a moderate like Caribbean Beach.
Which while we haven't stayed at, I loved visiting :)

:wave:

aussietravellers
05-18-2010, 06:10 AM
hey guys

I have just taken the plunge and upgraded with that 40% off deal to AKL..I've noticed from a few of your signatures some of you have stayed there....is it worth the extra $$$, will my hubby, who loves POP like it? any hints, tips, ideas....
thanks

We stayed at AKL for 21 nights in a Savannah view. We absolutely LOVED it. It was just so amazing waking up in the morning and outside our window was one or more giraffes munching on a tree and the zebras chasing each other in a line. The Bongo who was a classic and was somehow able to break through the barriers and wander around right under the balconies. We even got dinner at Mara a few times and just sat out on our balcony.

They have some of the best restaurants there, Jiko is SO good, really good fillet steak with this four cheese mac and cheese (and they use Aussie beef!) Boma has one if not the best breakfast at WDW and Mara the counter service would also be one of the best. We haven't eaten at Saana (spelling :confused3 ) as it wasn't open when we went.

For our next trip I wanted to do a split stay at Beach Club and Poly or Grand Floridian but my son HAD to go back to AKL and really I was happy to as well as it is such a great resort, so we are now doing 8 nights at AKL and 14 nights at BC on our next trip.

But I think you will enjoy it there, the lobby is amazing, it is a very dark resort colour wise, lots of dark wood. But that all fits in with the theme of the place. It's funny, the resorts each have their own distinct smell and I walked into a shop today and I smelt AKL. I said to a friend of mine, OMG, this shop smells like AKL at WDW (she thought I was looney :rotfl2: ) but then I explained that the resorts have their own smells.

Anyway I hope you enjoy it there, we love it! For us it is worth every penny (we have used 40% off this trip but last time it was full price). I haven't stayed at POP so I can't compare it, but hopefully your DH will love it too.

aussietravellers
05-18-2010, 06:18 AM
Can anyone tell me - are you allowed to order off the children's menu if your child is over 9?

I sure do hope so. My son will want to eat off the kids menu but he is a "disney adult" now that he is 10! We have gone with the %off this trip rather than the free dining because if we pay OOP then he will more likely be able to order off the kids menu from the research I have done. The only time people seem to have trouble is when they have a "Disney adult/child" and they are wanting to order off the kids menu using an adult DDP credit. So paying OOP for the child's meal seems to be the way to go :thumbsup2

australiankaren
05-18-2010, 06:42 AM
thanks for your feedback....

I'm really looking forward to it, we resort hopped there for lunch one day last trip...ate at the food court, awesome salad and the biggest bottle of Smirnoff ice i have ever seen. I just want the hubby to enjoy it, he loves to people watch, and POP was a people watching meca.....

I'm now actually thinking of going the whole hog and stay there the whole 8 days...it costs us all a fortune to get there, why hold back?:cheer2:

I think i'll email my travel agent right now and do it before the Codral wears off [I'm currently fighting a horrible cold]

shushh
05-18-2010, 07:07 AM
Thanks guys for all the tips. Keep them coming!

PrincessInOz
05-19-2010, 01:06 AM
The % discount was definitely the better option for us as well and we purchased a QS dining plan.

We took up the QS Dining plan for the first 5 days/nights of our trip - 2 adults and 1 child. When we checked in, we were allocated 30 Counter Service credits, 30 snack credits and 3 drink mugs. There was nothing that indicated a split in Adult and child meals. In the 5 days, we only 'ordered' about 3 or 4 child counter meals.

When I was planning the trip, I was advised by a US Dis'er that this would be the case and unless the cashier was being particularly diligent that we would not have a problem with my son ordering off the adult menus. I understand that there is a split for adult/child in the credits given on the Basic Dining plan and up.

It helped that most of the time, either hubby or I would go and order 2 meals whilst the other partner looked for a table. And then the other person would go back and pick up the 3rd meal.

There wasn't any problem at the POR foodcourt - we ate 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch there - for picking up 3 adult meals. There also wasn't any problem at Wolfgang Puck express or the Sunshine Plaza foodcourt at Epcot. I didn't have a problem at Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom or at ABC Commissionary at DHS. We didn't push it at Magic Kingdom counter service places nor at Tangerine Cafe, Morrocco.

No one ever said anything to us. But then my son looks older than his 9 years old.

One point to note - Counter Service food in general is pretty uninspiring at the parks (except Epcot) and thankfully the POR foodcourt provides reasonable (in comparison) options.

When we moved to paying OOP for meals, I ordered off the children's menu once at a counter service place. There was no issue with me doing this....as long as I paid the money for the meal. :) I didn't try this at a Table Service restaurant.

BrizMarc
05-19-2010, 01:08 AM
If any of you have these memberships (not sure what they are in other states), then look on the back of your cards. You will see the AAA symbol and below that will be your club code.

There are many places (tours, accommodation) that offer a AAA discount. Grayline tours is one, if you book at tour with them (not Disneyland Express) then you can get a AAA discount simply by mentioning it when you book and then presenting the card when you arrive there on the morning of the tour and they will apply the discount. Also when booking many hotels, they offer a AAA discount. For Example, when I was looking at Doubletree's website getting prices there was an area that asked for the AAA club code. I entered the code from the back of my RACV card and presto, it not only gave me all of the regular discount prices but also revealed the AAA discount prices which I was not able to see until I had entered the AAA code. So something to keep in mind and always travel with your card as you never know where you may get a AAA discount!

This is awesome, I never knew this. Thanks for the tip

PrincessInOz
05-19-2010, 02:02 AM
Yes if flying internationally it is just easier to take your bags with you on ME and check them in at the airport. As I said in my first post on Resort Airline Check in, the resort check in is not set up for international flights so they have no idea what the international airlines rules are. They only provide check in for certain domestic airlines, so they only know those specific airlines domestic rules. If you are connecting with international flights you can still use the airline resort check in. You just can not check the whole way through, just the domestic portion and you are bound by the domestic portion's rules. If you check in at the airport and you're on a partner airline and your domestic and international flights are linked then they will know to apply the international baggage rules and let you go, the resort check in will not and they don't have to, they are quite clear that they are only for domestic flights.

For us we would prefer to take our luggage with us on ME (Bell services just get the bags from your room and will walk them over to the bus area) than have to get off the plane in LAX, head to baggage claim, head over to the check in counter at LAX, stand in line and wait and recheck in. You are checking in twice. If you take your bags with you on the ME and check in at MCO then you can get your boarding pass for the LAX-AUST flight and check your bags right the way through (provide you are flying on partner airlines), then all you have to do in LAX is look around, shop, go to Qantas Club (if you have it) and go through security. For us that is the easier option.


Thanks to aussietravellers and queenie82 for the tip on luggage. We used on-line check in the night before and had our boarding passes printed out. We walked up to ME with our luggage and then went to the check baggage counter at MCO. We showed our MLB/LAX boarding pass and also our e-ticket for LAX/MLB to the airline employee and they waived our baggage fees. It didn't matter that we weren't heading back to MLB for another 3 days.

aussietravellers
05-19-2010, 02:25 AM
thanks for your feedback....

I'm really looking forward to it, we resort hopped there for lunch one day last trip...ate at the food court, awesome salad and the biggest bottle of Smirnoff ice i have ever seen. I just want the hubby to enjoy it, he loves to people watch, and POP was a people watching meca.....

I'm now actually thinking of going the whole hog and stay there the whole 8 days...it costs us all a fortune to get there, why hold back?:cheer2:

I think i'll email my travel agent right now and do it before the Codral wears off [I'm currently fighting a horrible cold]

What did you end up doing Karen? Did you change to the whole 8 days at AKL, hope you made the change before the codral wore off :rotfl: Althought I hope you are feeling better :sick:

aussietravellers
05-19-2010, 02:29 AM
Thanks to aussietravellers and queenie82 for the tip on luggage. We used on-line check in the night before and had our boarding passes printed out. We walked up to ME with our luggage and then went to the check baggage counter at MCO. We showed our MLB/LAX boarding pass and also our e-ticket for LAX/MLB to the airline employee and they waived our baggage fees. It didn't matter that we weren't heading back to MLB for another 3 days.

:woohoo: Thats great!

So can you do online check in in the US? (derr, thats probably a dumb question, why wouldn't you be able to :rolleyes1 :lmao: ) Where did you do that to print up the boarding passes at WDW?

PrincessInOz
05-19-2010, 02:35 AM
:woohoo: Thats great!

So can you do online check in in the US? (derr, thats probably a dumb question, why wouldn't you be able to :rolleyes1 :lmao: ) Where did you do that to print up the boarding passes at WDW?

I flew AA. When I booked my tickets from Oz, I used the confirmation/reservation number to go back into the AA online system and reserved my seats. Because I had booked about 3 months in advance, I was able to select seats within the first 5 rows from the front of the economy section for both LAX/MIA and MCO/LAX.

Online check-in is available 24 hours before your flight. So, for the LAX/MIA leg, I checked in using the free internet and printing available at the hotel I stayed in at Long Beach. For the MCO/LAX check in, I asked the concierge at Beach Club Villa to check in for me (no charge) and print out the boarding pass. Both times, I used the same confirmation/reservation number.

You can also self check-in at the airports. There are terminals available for you to use and you just type in the confirmation/reservation number.

aussietravellers
05-19-2010, 02:45 AM
I flew AA. When I booked my tickets from Oz, I used the confirmation/reservation number to go back into the AA online system and reserved my seats. Because I had booked about 3 months in advance, I was able to select seats within the first 5 rows from the front of the economy section for both LAX/MIA and MCO/LAX.

Online check-in is available 24 hours before your flight. So, for the LAX/MIA leg, I checked in using the free internet and printing available at the hotel I stayed in at Long Beach. For the MCO/LAX check in, I asked the concierge at Beach Club Villa to check in for me (no charge) and print out the boarding pass. Both times, I used the same confirmation/reservation number.

You can also self check-in at the airports. There are terminals available for you to use and you just type in the confirmation/reservation number.

OH that's great. I hope I'll be able to do online check in at our hotel in NY (for our NY to MCO flight), they don't have free internet but surely they will be able to do it. I did our flights with Qantas FF points though, so hopefully that confirmation number will work. We have our seats assigned already as we are flying first class :cool1:

We may wait until we get to the airport at MCO though as we will be flying MCO/LAX/BNE so I want to check the bags right the way through and get our boarding passes for the LAX/BNE flight at MCO so there isn't anything to do at LAX when we get there.

australiankaren
05-19-2010, 03:46 AM
well,

the saga continues.....we are now at POP for 4 nights with dining, then...wait for it.....we are doing WL Club level for 4 nights without DDP[ but at 40% off what could i say but YES!!!].....but hey we can snack for 4 days on the food in the club lounge....

my poor DH, he just cant keep up with all the changes...

now back to trawling for lax-mco-lax flights.......hurry up and drop will you:goodvibes

my cold is not getting better but at least my head feels GREAT!!!!:sick:

queenie82
05-19-2010, 04:49 AM
well,

the saga continues.....we are now at POP for 4 nights with dining, then...wait for it.....we are doing WL Club level for 4 nights without DDP[ but at 40% off what could i say but YES!!!].....but hey we can snack for 4 days on the food in the club lounge....

my poor DH, he just cant keep up with all the changes...

now back to trawling for lax-mco-lax flights.......hurry up and drop will you:goodvibes

my cold is not getting better but at least my head feels GREAT!!!!:sick:
:rolleyes1 I know that kind of planning :rotfl2:

I hope you love WL. I hear WL is wonderful but the transition from 'crack your shins on the bath' POP to WL....wow...that will be a something. :wizard:

:wave:

Toy Story
05-24-2010, 04:30 AM
OH that's great. I hope I'll be able to do online check in at our hotel in NY (for our NY to MCO flight), they don't have free internet but surely they will be able to do it. I did our flights with Qantas FF points though, so hopefully that confirmation number will work. We have our seats assigned already as we are flying first class :cool1:

We may wait until we get to the airport at MCO though as we will be flying MCO/LAX/BNE so I want to check the bags right the way through and get our boarding passes for the LAX/BNE flight at MCO so there isn't anything to do at LAX when we get there.
Hi,
We used the Magical Express, flting MCO- Newark-Syd-Canberra and because our final destination was an international stop, we could not use the Disney express check in. We also had to be picked up an hour earlier than domestic travellers. At MCO, they checked our bags through to Canberra, we flew Continental and still had to pay our domestic baggage charge even though it was linked to an international flight.

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-24-2010, 07:46 AM
Hi,
We used the Magical Express, flting MCO- Newark-Syd-Canberra and because our final destination was an international stop, we could not use the Disney express check in. We also had to be picked up an hour earlier than domestic travellers. At MCO, they checked our bags through to Canberra, we flew Continental and still had to pay our domestic baggage charge even though it was linked to an international flight.

Hey Toy Story, another Canberran here. :thumbsup2

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-24-2010, 08:26 PM
I just stumbled across this DVD in another thread on the Dis and I think I may have to get it. How cool does it look:-

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Parks-Secrets-Stories-Six-Pack/dp/B0036K9CM8/ref=pd_ys_ir_d_2

queenie82
05-24-2010, 08:45 PM
I just stumbled across this DVD in another thread on the Dis and I think I may have to get it. How cool does it look:-

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Parks-Secrets-Stories-Six-Pack/dp/B0036K9CM8/ref=pd_ys_ir_d_2
oh no....now why did you have to go and do that!! I just bought a heap of Disney CDs at amazon :headache: They don't need any more of my money.....sigh..............

Anywho...I was just thinking...
Has anyone done any of the tours?

I did 'Backstage Magic' and 'Wild by design' in 07 and then last december did the Fort Wilderness segway tour and Epcot World Showcase Segway tour.

I would HIGHLY recommended these tours.
They aren't 'cheap' (of course disney isn't actually known for being cheap :rotfl: ) but they really are wonderful experiences!!

aussietravellers
05-24-2010, 09:13 PM
I just stumbled across this DVD in another thread on the Dis and I think I may have to get it. How cool does it look:-

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Parks-Secrets-Stories-Six-Pack/dp/B0036K9CM8/ref=pd_ys_ir_d_2

That looks fantastic.

I almost pressed preorder, it's released in 5 days! But I don't think our DVD player is multizoned. Are DVD's still zoned around the world :rotfl:

It says "Region: All Regions" Does that mean it will play on Australian DVD players ? Are we region 4? Or did I make that up

PrincessInOz
05-24-2010, 09:30 PM
That looks fantastic.

I almost pressed preorder, it's released in 5 days! But I don't think our DVD player is multizoned. Are DVD's still zoned around the world :rotfl:

It says "Region: All Regions" Does that mean it will play on Australian DVD players ? Are we region 4? Or did I make that up

Yup. DVDs are still region coded and we are region 4 (region B for Blue Ray). If it say plays all regions, then it should play on an Aussie DVD player.

For those that have a Wii - Wii games are also region coded so an American Wii game will not play on a Wii purchased in Australia.

aussietravellers
05-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Yup. DVDs are still region coded and we are region 4 (region B for Blue Ray). If it say plays all regions, then it should play on an Aussie DVD player.

For those that have a Wii - Wii games are also region coded so an American Wii game will not play on a Wii purchased in Australia.

Thanks PrincessInOz. It should play here then :cool1:

I was aware of the Wii games not playing here. So we just stock up on DS games as they work anywhere.

When we were at WDW last time, my DS (and not the machine, my son :rotfl:) lost his bag that had his DS and all of his games in it, weird thing was, we left it in the room at check out :confused3 and it hadn't been used the whole time we were at WDW other than in the room, he never took it out, so it was definately left in the room. He had been collecting games for years and had bought a heap whilst we were there, he had about 20 + games :scared1:. All gone!

He realised that is was gone as we were leaving the hotel, so we rushed back in and somebody went to check the room but the room had already been cleaned and no DS bag, the called housekeeping and no bag, called lost property, no bag. So I left a note there for lost property as we knew it was in the room, so hoped it would turn up. I thought it may have been thrown out in the rubbish as we did have a few bags of rubbish and a cheap stoller we left behind (on purpose), so it must have been mixed up in all of that. But unfortunately it was never found as I did leave our address for it to be sent.

He was so upset, so when we got to Hawaii we were able to get a new DS and many of the games he had lost.

But long story short, we were very relieved that DS games are universal and so much cheaper in the US than here

PrincessInOz
05-24-2010, 10:03 PM
Thanks PrincessInOz. It should play here then :cool1:

I was aware of the Wii games not playing here. So we just stock up on DS games as they work anywhere.

When we were at WDW last time, my DS (and not the machine, my son :rotfl:) lost his bag that had his DS and all of his games in it, weird thing was, we left it in the room at check out :confused3 and it hadn't been used the whole time we were at WDW other than in the room, he never took it out, so it was definately left in the room. He had been collecting games for years and had bought a heap whilst we were there, he had about 20 + games :scared1:. All gone!

He realised that is was gone as we were leaving the hotel, so we rushed back in and somebody went to check the room but the room had already been cleaned and no DS bag, the called housekeeping and no bag, called lost property, no bag. So I left a note there for lost property as we knew it was in the room, so hoped it would turn up. I thought it may have been thrown out in the rubbish as we did have a few bags of rubbish and a cheap stoller we left behind (on purpose), so it must have been mixed up in all of that. But unfortunately it was never found as I did leave our address for it to be sent.

He was so upset, so when we got to Hawaii we were able to get a new DS and many of the games he had lost.

But long story short, we were very relieved that DS games are universal and so much cheaper in the US than here

I hate it when things like this happen! But thankfully, DS' are also about 40% cheaper in the US than here.

My son left his DS at home this trip but I brought mine along....just in case. We kept it locked up in the safe all the time and my son was pretty happy when he found out that there was an electronic device for him to play with over there. We came back with about 6 DS games only this time. And I'm also glad that DS games are universal.

ehsmum
05-25-2010, 03:12 AM
What about PS2 games? We were planning to stock up on those in the US but will they work here?

aussietravellers
05-25-2010, 04:27 AM
What about PS2 games? We were planning to stock up on those in the US but will they work here?

I think that PS2 games are region coded :sad1:

But I may be wrong :goodvibes

shaz105
05-25-2010, 04:45 AM
PS2 games are region coded

ehsmum
05-25-2010, 05:05 AM
:sad1:



Oh well, we'll just have to shop for other stuff!!

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-25-2010, 09:32 PM
Yayayayayay, just went out to the mailbox and the beautiful PrincessinOz has posted me some maps from the parks at WDW. She is such a good girl bringing them back for me.

Champagne o'clock is going to have start a little earlier today so that I can sit with a map in one hand, glass in the other and soak in every little details.

Thanks PrincessinOz.

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-27-2010, 03:53 AM
Just wondering if anyone has done the Pick a Pearl thing at Japan in Epcot. I've been reading a thread on here and it looks fascinating and something that my daughter and I would totally love.

Here is the link to the thread in case this is new to someone here:-

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520941&highlight=carriage

PrincessInOz
05-27-2010, 04:10 AM
Yayayayayay, just went out to the mailbox and the beautiful PrincessinOz has posted me some maps from the parks at WDW. She is such a good girl bringing them back for me.

Champagne o'clock is going to have start a little earlier today so that I can sit with a map in one hand, glass in the other and soak in every little details.

Thanks PrincessinOz.


Hope you enjoyed the champagn cocktails!!

PrincessInOz
05-27-2010, 04:19 AM
Just wondering if anyone has done the Pick a Pearl thing at Japan in Epcot. I've been reading a thread on here and it looks fascinating and something that my daughter and I would totally love.

Here is the link to the thread in case this is new to someone here:-

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520941&highlight=carriage

:rotfl2: Many (many) years ago, I picked a pearl on my honeymoon in Hawaii.
It's the same concept. You pick an oyster and go through some sort of opening ceremony....I don't know what the ceremony entails at Disney but I would imagine that someone has posted up on youtube...
And then after they open the oyster and you find a pearl, you get to choose what setting the pearl should end up in.
I did take a quick look at the settings when I walked past - and from the quick glance, they looked fine.

Instead of pearls, I've come back with jewellery this time. I got some Mickey earrings with "rubies" and "diamonds". I was also tempted by the necklaces - but there weren't any matching necklaces to the earrings. Mybe next time.

queenie82
05-27-2010, 06:14 AM
Just wondering if anyone has done the Pick a Pearl thing at Japan in Epcot. I've been reading a thread on here and it looks fascinating and something that my daughter and I would totally love.

Here is the link to the thread in case this is new to someone here:-

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1520941&highlight=carriage
I haven't done it in Epcot but I did it 3 times in Hawaii.
I imagine it would be the same concept but I can't be sure.
The reason I did it 3 times in Hawaii though was they had a barrel you picked a piece of paper out of which would have a discount on it. It ranged from 10-50% off.
I got 40% off twice and 50% off another time. :wizard:
[I have NO idea if they would offer this at Disney. In Hawaii there are quite a few stores in this chain all over the islands...but with just the one...I tend to think not]

It was fun. I would recommended it. They have a little ceremony with a bell and so on. I got a fairly large white one, a small gold one and a small pink one. :thumbsup2

I didn't get it set. At the time the dollar was 60c :sad2: and I didn't want to waste time looking. All of them were at least a hundred. I'm not sure if Disney might offer cheaper jewellery settings? :lmao:
Either way I'm sure they will offer to drill it so it is ready for a setting but again...I didn't do this as I can do this later too.
Currently the 3 pearls are just sitting but it was just a fun experience the pearl part...so I'm happy until I get the time to look properly.

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-27-2010, 06:34 AM
You can apparently buy a Cinderella Carriage setting on Ebay with a chain for very little and from the pictures I saw on the thread above I think it would be a perfect gift for my DD and I have to say I wouldn't mind one myself LOL.

You can apparently Pick a Pearl at DD, one of the waterparks and Japan.

Kalice
05-27-2010, 09:54 AM
We did the pick a pearl in Japan (Epcot), the kids loved it. The spent some time deliberating about which one to pick. They picked a 7 and 3/4 size, which I subsequent mounted on a modern brushed silver setting. Just need to to get a black leather choker for it now. I don't get to the shops much! Always saving for a holiday, two trips for bali scheduled for this year. Definatley want to head back to the US for 2011 or 2012! My 3 year old keeps on saying she wants to go back to Disneyland, and that the older children can stay home! She was so terrified of the characters and princesses this year, I want to wait a little so she will hopefully not spend so much time clinging on to me.

Ms. Shuttergirl
05-31-2010, 05:11 PM
Go and check out this picture from the Photo of the Day thread. :love: I'm in love with it. AMAZING!!!!!

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35277961&postcount=48

Ms. Shuttergirl
06-06-2010, 01:24 AM
I found this link on the DIS showing some amazing construction photos of WDW. Really interesting:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfeige/sets/72157624109413030/

Ms. Shuttergirl
07-03-2010, 01:31 AM
If your kids are anything like mine, they love meeting characters. Here is a great website with detailed maps of where you can find specific characters in the 4 parks:-

http://sites.google.com/site/wdwcharacterhunt/home/parks

Ms. Shuttergirl
07-18-2010, 11:37 PM
I just stumbled across this website somewhere on the Dis and it has all of the entertainment hours for all shows, etc. on there. Lots of helpful info for each park:-

http://pages.prodigy.net/stevesoares/

GrazingGoat1966
07-27-2010, 02:04 AM
Just a quick one. If you are looking at the possibility of purchasing new luggage before you go off to the World or the Resort, then try factoryfast.com.au

We just purchased a 5 pce travel luggage pack for $89.95 plus $30 delivery. Arrived within 4 days to Perth and the quality is as good as you get direct from the storefronts at a fraction of the price.

Well worth a look.

queenie82
07-28-2010, 01:47 AM
Video Tips from the Minds Behind "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World"

See video here (http://www.frommers.com/community/blogs/behind-the-guides.cfm?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&UID=7de34cd3-aed1-4a4a-83e2-9fb0419bd278&plckPostId=Blog:7de34cd3-aed1-4a4a-83e2-9fb0419bd278Post:20bd5fd4-5bc7-4ace-ada3-d1afb6c4127d&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest)

Ms. Shuttergirl
08-09-2010, 03:33 AM
I found this thread in the transport section of the boards and thought it could be useful info for those going to MCO Airport for the first time:-

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1998788

platypus67
08-11-2010, 09:45 PM
Hey Ms Shuttergirl. Just noticed your countdown ticker. (I haven't been on the boards much lately.) You must be very excited. Not long now!

Ms. Shuttergirl
08-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Hey Ms Shuttergirl. Just noticed your countdown ticker. (I haven't been on the boards much lately.) You must be very excited. Not long now!

Hey you! Yep only 41 sleeps to go, :cool1:.

It has gone so quick I really can't believe it. We are so very very excited.

Thanks for thinking of me.

GrazingGoat1966
08-12-2010, 09:20 AM
Just remember all the Mums and Dads who want to get some Disney merchandise at a fraction of the price you will pay at the parks, to hit the Disney outlet stores either before (preferably) or after you've been to WDW or Disneyland. We hit both the outlets in Vegas (at Las Vegas Outlets Centre 3 mile south of Mandalay Bay) and the Las Vegas Premium Fashion Outlets (North of Fremont St) and obtained some terrific savings just last week.
Plus I know there is a couple in Orlando that we will hit when were there in 2 weeks time.

You won't find everything there by any means, but if you pick the eyes out then there are bargains to be had. For example, my 3 year old was missing a Clarabelle Cow plush for her collection...$5USD, we picked up a 5 pack of "Little Einsteins" figurines for $5USD, and the T/Shirts for her were the ubiquitous $3.99USD each.

As I said, pick the eyes and save tons!!

PrincessInOz
02-02-2011, 01:53 PM
bump

Ms. Shuttergirl
02-16-2011, 03:04 AM
I love that you are bumping up these threads Princess.

PrincessInOz
02-16-2011, 03:40 AM
I love that you are bumping up these threads Princess.

Nice to see you again! Are you going to be checking in periodically or more often than that?