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Old 11-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #2716
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Angel's wish granters called yesterday If all goes well, they plan to meet her 12/8.


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Tonight is the Christmas party, some of my family is off at animal kingdom but Kyra and I stayed back as she is getting exhausted and needs a bit of a break before we do sea world tomorrow. Everything is so overwhelming and amazing! Words will never explain it! Kyra had her wish day on Tuesday and had a private meet and greet with Belle. She was so in total awe! I also did extra and went to the bibbidi bobbidi boutique and she had the full makeover and photo shoot. She LOVED being pampered! Only a couple more sleeps then we go home boo!
Yay that you're having an amazing time. So glad she was so pampered, and met Belle. Sorry it's going by so fast. Enjoy the party tonight, and Sea World tomorrow.
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I just came across a surprise.. Well a surprise because I didn't see it until just now. When we went to the Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom for the character breakfast on our trip, they had Donald outside in back of the restaurant on patio for photos. Typical greet and meet type photo. Well, while eating breakfast, one of the photo assistants brought us my daughters' photo (an 8x10 in cardboard type frame) of her and Donald thirty minutes earlier. I thought that was so nice. I looked at the front (photo) and then the back as it felt weird. There was some kind of frame stand back there or something. Anyway, just now, I took it out of the bag it was in and put it on our counter when I noticed there was a white clear bag inside of the frame on the back with more photos in it. There were 10 additional 4x6 prints with three of them having the text on it saying "Where Dreams Come True". Wow, that was so sweet of them to do that.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #2718
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Christi~ YEA so exciting!!!

Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #2719
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Christi~ YEA so exciting!!!

Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience!
Well, hang in there. The day will be here sooner than you think and it WILL be good news!! So excited for you guys... Fingers crossed for good news!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #2720
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Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience! [/QUOTE]

Well hang in there. It took a while for ours to be approved. Our wish granter told us that each cruise only allows a certain number of "wish" trips. It took a while for them to get back to us just because they were waiting for verification that we could get on the cruise in the time frame we were looking at.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #2721
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I just came across a surprise.. Well a surprise because I didn't see it until just now. When we went to the Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom for the character breakfast on our trip, they had Donald outside in back of the restaurant on patio for photos. Typical greet and meet type photo. Well, while eating breakfast, one of the photo assistants brought us my daughters' photo (an 8x10 in cardboard type frame) of her and Donald thirty minutes earlier. I thought that was so nice. I looked at the front (photo) and then the back as it felt weird. There was some kind of frame stand back there or something. Anyway, just now, I took it out of the bag it was in and put it on our counter when I noticed there was a white clear bag inside of the frame on the back with more photos in it. There were 10 additional 4x6 prints with three of them having the text on it saying "Where Dreams Come True". Wow, that was so sweet of them to do that.
That was so nice of them!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #2722
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That sounds awesome! I hope you took pics to share and remember the moment! It's almost time!!!
Yes I took pictures but I only have my tablet right now so I will post when I have my laptop back. The Montana Hope Project is awesome. After we get into their system we are invited to reunions every winter and summer. Its actually this weekend where they rent a huge resort a few hours from us that has natural hot springs. They rent it every year and they put on a big Christmas party. We stay the whole weekend. We miss out this year because WISH TRIP!!! Tomorrow after school we travel 2 hours south where they got us a hotel then leave saturday at 530am...EEK!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:12 AM   #2723
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Sadly, we just recently found out that Ryan's wish trip to Orlando will not be happening after all... We had gotten our dates and sent in the paper work for GKTW, when it became apparent to our wish planners that it wasn't really going to work for Ryan to fly. Too many near-impossibilities to work out.
Sorry Disneyworld did not work out for him

I'm sure he will have a magical time in Disneyland though!

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So we had our reveal today. The kids had no idea about any of this.

2 more days until we leave!!!
What a fun way to find out

I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

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Tonight is the Christmas party, some of my family is off at animal kingdom but Kyra and I stayed back as she is getting exhausted and needs a bit of a break before we do sea world tomorrow. Everything is so overwhelming and amazing! Words will never explain it! Kyra had her wish day on Tuesday and had a private meet and greet with Belle. She was so in total awe! I also did extra and went to the bibbidi bobbidi boutique and !
Glad she is having fun!

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Angel's wish granters called yesterday If all goes well, they plan to meet
How exciting!! I can't wait to hear her official wish!

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I just came across a surprise.. Well a surprise because I didn't see it until just now. When we went to the Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom for the character breakfast on our trip, they had Donald outside in back of the restaurant on patio for photos. Typical greet and meet type photo. Well, while eating breakfast, one of the photo assistants brought us my daughters' photo (an 8x10 in cardboard type frame) of her and Donald thirty minutes earlier. I thought that was so nice. I looked at the front (photo) and then the back as it felt weird. There was some kind of frame stand back there or something. Anyway, just now, I took it out of the bag it was in and put it on our counter when I noticed there was a white clear bag inside of the frame on the back with more photos in it. There were 10 additional 4x6 prints with three of them having the text on it saying "Where Dreams Come True". Wow, that was so sweet of them to do that.
That is so cool!

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Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience! [/QUOTE]

Sorry it will take so long... We too are still waiting for would on Star Wars Weekend dates to see when we are going. We have been waiting since the end of May so I understand how hard it is to wait!

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #2724
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Tonight is the Christmas party, some of my family is off at animal kingdom but Kyra and I stayed back as she is getting exhausted and needs a bit of a break before we do sea world tomorrow. Everything is so overwhelming and amazing! Words will never explain it! Kyra had her wish day on Tuesday and had a private meet and greet with Belle. She was so in total awe! I also did extra and went to the bibbidi bobbidi boutique and she had the full makeover and photo shoot. She LOVED being pampered! Only a couple more sleeps then we go home boo!
Trying to decide if I should do the BBB...did she love it? Dd you eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant??
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #2725
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Trying to decide if I should do the BBB...did she love it? Dd you eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant??
I really wanted to get my daughter into BBB, but it was already booked when I called to reserve. I would set it up for your daughter! What girl wouldn't enjoy it, and how often does she get to have something like this? Just my two cents.
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Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience! [/QUOTE]

A year ago October is when we started the process with MAW. By December, we found out our first wish wasn't happening. Then we submitted a second wish with dates, and found out those dates didn't work and to let them know of two other dates by February. We submitted them and didn't find out if we were going until mid September. It was constantly on my mind and I couldn't wait to find out. That was about two months before our trip to GKTW. It's difficult, but hopefully you will find out soon. Hang in there, and sure hope you get the cruise!
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Thanks all for the kind words!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #2728
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Happy Saturday Everyone!

My Buglet is sick in bed today so I am using the time for planning. I have a few questions that I am not finding answers too while searching past threads. Maybe if I post them here someone may be able to help me out.

1. How long does it take to drive from GKTW to the accessible parking at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Sea World? I would look up driving directions, but I don't know where the accessible parking is located.

2. Once at the accessible parking how long does it take to get to the main entrance of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Sea World? With the vans in parking lots to pick up visitors is there space to store a large stroller?

Thanks so much everyone. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction with these questions.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #2729
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Happy Saturday Everyone!

My Buglet is sick in bed today so I am using the time for planning. I have a few questions that I am not finding answers too while searching past threads. Maybe if I post them here someone may be able to help me out.

1. How long does it take to drive from GKTW to the accessible parking at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Sea World? I would look up driving directions, but I don't know where the accessible parking is located.

2. Once at the accessible parking how long does it take to get to the main entrance of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Sea World? With the vans in parking lots to pick up visitors is there space to store a large stroller?

Thanks so much everyone. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction with these questions.
There is one parking lot for each area. If you download the family guide off GKTW website, your questions will be answered plus more. Alot of the time depends on traffic and which routes you choose to take (toll or no toll). All parking lots are around 20-35 minutes. From parking lot to monorail/ferry is about 5 min walk, then depending on lines and whether you have to wait for monorail/ferry to arrive the time varies... Its not bad and at even with crowds.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific, there are just alot of things that play into the times. None of the times bothered me or made my daughter (she has no patience) impatient and it was crowded everywhere.

Good luck... Have fun....
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There were 10 additional 4x6 prints with three of them having the text on it saying "Where Dreams Come True". Wow, that was so sweet of them to do that.
How wonderful

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Talked with Carter's wish granter today and it looks like we won't know anything until the end of December. Wishes for cruises take longer to approve. Oh well I guess I will just have to work on my patience, or lack of patience!
Sorry you have longer to wait.

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The Montana Hope Project is awesome. After we get into their system we are invited to reunions every winter and summer. They rent it every year and they put on a big Christmas party. We stay the whole weekend. We miss out this year because WISH TRIP!!! Tomorrow after school we travel 2 hours south where they got us a hotel then leave saturday at 530am...EEK!!!
So wonderful that do that for the kids. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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