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Old 12-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #2866
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We are going to start packing today Only 7 days to go!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #2867
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I am sooooooooo excited! If you can't tell!
Nervous about His health and praying we are all healthy!
Yay for being so excited. Praying for your family's health, and that you won't be worried.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #2868
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Victoria, I would definately bring his wheelchair from home. The wheelchairs there at Disney are either adult sized or are impossible to push kids wheelchairs. Plus you have to make it to the park entrance without a chair. That is frequently a long walk. You may be able to get MAW to rent you a special needs stroller for your trip if your at home wheelchair is not really meant for all day use.

Cassondra, you are way more ahead of the game than me! We leave in 4 days and I have not even started packing and am still considering making another dress for my DD!

MAW came over with gifts and all our final travel stuff! They brought a backpack for each kid. The one they got for my DD actually hooks to her wheelchair. It is awesome. Because of the shape of her handle, we have never been able to find anything that actually works for this chair. The weather sure looks variable while we will be there. I have the feeling we are going to end up packing for winter and summer!
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Victoria, I would definately bring his wheelchair from home. The wheelchairs there at Disney are either adult sized or are impossible to push kids wheelchairs. Plus you have to make it to the park entrance without a chair. That is frequently a long walk. You may be able to get MAW to rent you a special needs stroller for your trip if your at home wheelchair is not really meant for all day use.

Cassondra, you are way more ahead of the game than me! We leave in 4 days and I have not even started packing and am still considering making another dress for my DD!
I hope you both have a magical time on your trips! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #2870
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So now that dates for SWW have beenn announced it is time to start thinking of some dates we would like to go. We have Allie and Kara's preschool graduation which I do not think we should miss and hubby thinks it would be fine to miss... Then Trev has two field trips in May that he REALLY wants to go to and one that he really should go to as all the 2nd graders go to outdoor school for some team building as some of these kids may be in their class next year.

BUT, if we go the last weekend we could be in Disney World for my birthday!! I kinda like that idea The only bad thing about that is Trev would miss out on the last 3 of 4 days of school. That is always a fun week for them! The 2nd weekend of SWW is out as The girls preschool graduation and Trev's outdoor school fall right in that window. SO many decisions! Is it really that much hotter and rainier the beginning of June than the middle of May?

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:11 AM   #2871
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question about GKTW tickets

Good morning all,

I have another question... this time about the disney tickets that GkTW gives.

Here is our situation:

We have leftover days from previous tickets that are not park hoppers. Could we use those tickets and hold on to the ones that GKTW gives us and use those a year of so down the road?

The reason we would want to do this is because we know we will not want to park hop for our Wish Trip. We want to spend most of our time at the GKTW village. And this way, on another trip, we would have the option to park hop.

Does this make sense? Would we be allowed to do this? I'm not trying to cheat... but if I can do this "legally", I will.

Thanks for your replies.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #2872
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Three days till we leave for GKTW...can not believe it!! Jen I have not even started packing either...trying to figure out the clothes for the weather there....
We still do not even really have a plan just so excited for some down time. We do have a reservation for Boma on Friday night and Ohana on Tuesday . Have not been to either in the past...anyone like/dislike?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #2873
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Good morning all,

I have another question... this time about the disney tickets that GkTW gives.

Here is our situation:

We have leftover days from previous tickets that are not park hoppers. Could we use those tickets and hold on to the ones that GKTW gives us and use those a year of so down the road?

The reason we would want to do this is because we know we will not want to park hop for our Wish Trip. We want to spend most of our time at the GKTW village. And this way, on another trip, we would have the option to park hop.

Does this make sense? Would we be allowed to do this? I'm not trying to cheat... but if I can do this "legally", I will.

Thanks for your replies.

Jean
You will need to look at the tickets themselves. They are definitely complimentary tickets which cannot be upgraded or modified in any way.

One potential problem is that many comps have a "not valid after" date on them. I'm not sure if these do, but if they do the date is strictly enforced (by the ticketing computer).
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:02 AM   #2874
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We leave in 4 days and I have not even started packing and am still considering making another dress for my DD!

MAW came over with gifts and all our final travel stuff! They brought a backpack for each kid. The one they got for my DD actually hooks to her wheelchair. It is awesome. Because of the shape of her handle, we have never been able to find anything that actually works for this chair. The weather sure looks variable while we will be there. I have the feeling we are going to end up packing for winter and summer!
So exciting Wonderful about the weelchair pack. Sorry the weather is so variable - we've gone in Dec., and had a trip that had an overnight low of 35, and 2 days later the daytime temp was in the 80s.

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Three days till we leave for GKTW...can not believe it!! Jen I have not even started packing either...trying to figure out the clothes for the weather there....
We still do not even really have a plan just so excited for some down time. We do have a reservation for Boma on Friday night and Ohana on Tuesday . Have not been to either in the past...anyone like/dislike?
Ohana is one of our favorites. For us, Boma is good, but there are many places that we like better.
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I feel guilty even asking about this since so many of your kids have it so much worse, but does Make a Wish grant for chronically I'll children? My daughter has Familial Mediterranean Fever. It's a rare genetic disorder that causes fevers and inflammation around her joints and organs. She's on medicine which should give her a normal life span, I just hate that she's missed out on a carefree childhood. Even with the medicine she still has frequent fevers, severe stomach pain, and joint pain. Without the medicine it would be life threatening. Has anyone had any experience with this type of situation?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #2876
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Will be posting an update! We are 19 days away. Planning a surprise send off party the night before. I hope it will be awesome, and people will come. This has been a long time in coming!
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I feel guilty even asking about this since so many of your kids have it so much worse, but does Make a Wish grant for chronically I'll children? My daughter has Familial Mediterranean Fever. It's a rare genetic disorder that causes fevers and inflammation around her joints and organs. She's on medicine which should give her a normal life span, I just hate that she's missed out on a carefree childhood. Even with the medicine she still has frequent fevers, severe stomach pain, and joint pain. Without the medicine it would be life threatening. Has anyone had any experience with this type of situation?
There are many conditions in which a child can receive a wish. Your child has to be nominated/recommended by a social worker/Dr/nurse first then it goes to Make A Wish for approval. After they approve you for a wish you meet with the wish granters and they take it back to MAW to approve the wish.
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I feel guilty even asking about this since so many of your kids have it so much worse, but does Make a Wish grant for chronically I'll children? My daughter has Familial Mediterranean Fever. It's a rare genetic disorder that causes fevers and inflammation around her joints and organs. She's on medicine which should give her a normal life span, I just hate that she's missed out on a carefree childhood. Even with the medicine she still has frequent fevers, severe stomach pain, and joint pain. Without the medicine it would be life threatening. Has anyone had any experience with this type of situation?
They absolutely do! I felt a little weird when I found out that my son had been offered a wish. I thought they were only for terminally ill children, which my son is not. I know it does vary with each situation and is up to the organization to decide what qualifies. In our area for a Make A Wish trip the child must also be referred to our Make A Wish chapter by a healthcare worker (physician, nurse, child life etc.) I hope this helps.
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Three days till we leave for GKTW...can not believe it!! Jen I have not even started packing either...trying to figure out the clothes for the weather there....
We still do not even really have a plan just so excited for some down time. We do have a reservation for Boma on Friday night and Ohana on Tuesday . Have not been to either in the past...anyone like/dislike?
I LOVE Ohana!!! We will be going there on this trip as well.
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Cassondra, you are way more ahead of the game than me! We leave in 4 days and I have not even started packing and am still considering making another dress for my DD!

MAW came over with gifts and all our final travel stuff! They brought a backpack for each kid. The one they got for my DD actually hooks to her wheelchair. It is awesome. Because of the shape of her handle, we have never been able to find anything that actually works for this chair. The weather sure looks variable while we will be there. I have the feeling we are going to end up packing for winter and summer!
Well since I'm going to be gone for 11 days (between our cruise and extra days at disney) my boss decided that I had to work all week. Since I won't have a day off until we leave I thought I'd better start packing. I'm glad we did it took me awhile lol. I too ended up packing for a little bit of everything. Do you have any reservations set up for dinner? Or any plans you have made for the trip? I can't wait to go and leave this cold weather behind!!!
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