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Old 12-14-2012, 10:27 PM   #466
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I allowed 2 days after our trip to get back into the usual routine. I was still wanting to jump in bed a 3 in the afternoon though! I definitely couldn't jump straight back to work, though I wish I could so I wouldn't have to take 2 extra days annual leave D:
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:49 AM   #467
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Everyone is different I suppose, but my family was horribly jet lagged when we got over there and struggled to get out of bed each day. On return was fantastic, we were up at 5:00am ready to go! We got back on Wednesday at 11:00am - emptied the suitcases into the washing machines, I was in bed by 2:30 and slept until 4:30am! DH went to work that day and I went on Friday - would definitely always maximise my away time!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:39 AM   #468
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We also prefer our holiday time away, than at home. Last year we arrived home Saturday morning, then back to work/school on Monday. That worked really well.

Flying out, I prefer to leave on Friday or Saturday. Unfortunately we have weekend commitments so will not be able to leave here until Monday. I feel like I am losing a few days away.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #469
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Welcome to this thread L-Harper.....



(You DO know that you're on the Australia/New Zealand board? But hey......no one notices that 7000 miles on the Dis).



No, I actually didn't know. Well, I will be ducking out of this thread then. Sadly, I am not from your part of the world.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #470
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Oh we talk to anybody over here! As long as you appreciate sarcasm!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #471
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oh nice...scare her off will you........ and we dont get visitors too often already....we really need to work on our greetings...

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #472
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No, I actually didn't know. Well, I will be ducking out of this thread then. Sadly, I am not from your part of the world.
Why? We're all still heading to WDW in October!

Feel free to hang out with us (but as the others have pointed out.....you may need to appreciate sarcasm. It's like snarky only more sarcastic.)
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:47 AM   #473
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I'm finding it hard to get in full on planning mode. I really want to book my flights!

I'm a little weird about this trip too - the boys will be 2,4 and 6. I'll have a six year old and no baby!!! Why do they grow up so fast?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #474
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I'm finding it hard to get in full on planning mode. I really want to book my flights!

I'm a little weird about this trip too - the boys will be 2,4 and 6. I'll have a six year old and no baby!!! Why do they grow up so fast?
I know what you mean. I went to see my day old nephew yesterday in the hospital and I couldn't believe that it was over 5 years ago that my son was that tiny. Where does time go? Not that I'm complaining too much. I don't think I could ever go through that whole baby stage again - I like my sleep too much :-)

As for the flights, I also struggle with planning mode until they're booked. Partly because of the way they secure dates, but mainly because they make my holiday feel more real. They aren't easy to cancel or change like most hotels, cruises etc, so once there locked in - that's it, I'm definitely going.

The more I lock in, the more detailed my planning is becoming. Now that all my flights (bar one domestic) and all my accommodation is sorted, I'm now at the sorting out transfers and looking at menus stage.

If anyone has any must-eat places for WDW (table service and counter service) please let me know. I can't start making ADR's until 1st April, but I'm trying to get a rough idea now where we want to book so I can price out menus and check that we are definitely best to eat off plan.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #475
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I'm finding it hard to get in full on planning mode. I really want to book my flights!

I'm a little weird about this trip too - the boys will be 2,4 and 6. I'll have a six year old and no baby!!! Why do they grow up so fast?


I know what you mean!!! I want February to roll around so we can book, Book, BOOK! it definately makes everything feel more final! Then all we will have to worry about is getting tickets, waiting for MNSSHP and HHN dates to be released and then book tickets to those and reserve our dining. Planning is so much more fun once it comes around to playing with the final itinerary!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #476
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i couldnt help it...

i needed to book SOMETHING...so booked my car hire...got a great price and dont have to pay till we get there....hopefully when feb rolls around the airfare will be dirt cheap and we can all be put out of our misery.....
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #477
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I'm finding it hard to get in full on planning mode. I really want to book my flights!

I'm a little weird about this trip too - the boys will be 2,4 and 6. I'll have a six year old and no baby!!! Why do they grow up so fast?

There is still time!! (just...)
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #478
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Dear God no! After the week we've just had (and are still having) the thought of four kids...

Hey Karen, who'd you book your car through? I think we're going to try and get one-way cars, although I'm still contemplating keeping the car in Vegas - thoughts?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #479
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We have booked our car ( for the full 29 days) through National ( luxury full size car, with pick up and drop off at LAX).
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #480
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i use budget..intermediate size...no clown cars for us now!

and thru www.mousesavers.com I use their codes (code W810011)...saves me about 40-50% list price..

we do 2 lots of hires:
DTD to cape canaveral (6 days)$272 incl taxes
shuttle to boat
cape canaveral to MCO (5 days)$198 incl taxes
shuttle from boat

this code is valid for 2013....in florida only I think

the other car hires were about $100- $150 more even using discount codes
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