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Old 02-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #151
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Other Trips

So I haven't updated much here - not much going on Disney-wise. We are waiting (im)patiently for our tax refund so we can pay off our trip. Even though we submitted it as soon as we could, we got an email that the processing of our refund is going to be delayed because of one of our forms. Hopefully it won't take too long.

We have been working on the plans for some other trips in the meanwhile.

The weekend after my birthday in March, DH and I are attending the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte. It's basically a horror convention. The main reason we are going is because one of our favorite actors, Bruce Campbell, is going to be a guest. It looks like it's going to be a great con though and we are both very excited. Especially since the parents of DD's best friend from preschool are going to watch her overnight.

In May, I'm hoping to go down to GA for a friend's book release party and I'm hoping to go to the GA Ren Faire. I haven't been to a Ren Faire in many years and I always meant to get to the one down in GA.

June there is another convention in Charlotte, ConCarolinas. This one is a sci-fi / fantasy con and it's always fun to go to. I'm hoping to go down at least for Saturday and I might try and get a hotel room to stay the whole weekend.

Over Labor Day weekend, we will be attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Dragon*Con is one of the biggest sci-fi / fantasy cons in the country and it's always a great time. I've attended it since 2007, and even went when I was 8 months pregnant with DD.

So we have a lot to keep us busy as we wait for Disney to come around. We have also started to think about our big vacation for next year.

WrestleMania 30 is going to be in New Orleans next year and DH & I are really hoping we can go. We'd probably take DD up to stay with her grandparents in MI while DH and I go to New Orleans. But that trip is in the very early planning stages.

I'm also hoping to spend a weekend at Disney World next year, so I can run in one of their 5Ks. But that's up in the air right now because my 5K training has come to a halt for now because of health issues. Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and can start running again!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 AM   #152
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #153
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Horror Con and Easter

I've been really bad about updating my PTR. I vow to be better about it.

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and my main present was tickets to Mad Monster Party which is a horror convention that took place in Charlotte, NC.

We had DD with us on Friday but Saturday, she had a sleepover with her best friend from preschool. DH and I had an awesome time - we got to meet Bruce Campbell, Danny Glover, Lea Thompson, the original actor who played Godzilla and more. I also had a costume from American McGee's Alice that was fun to wear.

They also had some fun props for photo ops. They had a whole Jaws exhibit including a movie used Jaws head. And they had a DeLorean from Back to the Future.

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We had a busy Easter (thanks for the Easter wishes, DMGeurts!). We got up very early so DD could get her Easter basket then we got ready for 8:30 church.

As soon as church was done we drove down to GA, where our closest relatives live. My aunt and uncle as well as my cousins and their families live in a suburb of Atlanta. It was a long time but we hadn't seen them since Thanksgiving and DD had a great time with her cousins (2nd cousins but still).

DD got a Hello Kitty basket from the Easter Bunny!



On the trip planning front, I've emailed our travel agent with all the ADR's we want made. Our 180's is on the 14th, so just waiting until then. Once I have what our ADR's, I'll post our finalized schedule.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #154
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Looks like you've had a great time over Easter with Horror Con.

Here's to you getting all your ADRs.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #155
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Thanks PrincessinOz :D I'm crossing my fingers that we'll get all the ADR's we want - especially BOG though. Sunday is our ADR date and I hope that my TA will email me the list on Sunday after she's made them.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #156
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Costumes and MNSSHP!

I love costumes and I'll take any chance to wear a costume myself. DD loves costumes too, so I know she'll want to wear a different costume each day of our trip.

Right after Halloween last year, I scoured the clearance racks and got DD several costumes for really cheap. One was a Minnie Mouse dress, another a Cinderella dress.

Our local K-Mart is going out of business and we were there this weekend looking at the deals. They had several Periwinkle and Tinkerbelle costumes on clearance for the closing. I let DD pick one and she picked Periwinkle.



I've been thinking about MNSSHP and what costume I'll wear. I'll be going solo to the party because DH doesn't think DD will be able to stay up late enough to get our money's worth out of the party tickets. I'm actually really looking forward to going solo.

For the costume, I'll probably pick one I already have. DH thinks I should wear my American McGee Alice costume (which can be seen in the previous post), but I don't think it would be appropriate to wear a blood splattered Alice costume even if it's obviously fake.

So here are a couple of options:

First, my Kaylee costume from the sci-fi show, Firefly:



Pros: Very comfortable

Cons: Might get a little warm, probably wouldn't be able to use the parasol, might not look like a costume

Second, my Petit Charat (Puchiko) costume from the Japanese anime, Di Gi Charat



Pros: Pretty comfortable, super cute, would be an unique costume

Cons: The costume has a tail, not sure how that will work going on rides.

What do you all think? Which costume should I wear to MNSSHP?
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I like the Puchiko....but are you going to be hot?
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I like the Puchiko....but are you going to be hot?
Not really - the top of the Puchiko costume is very thin so it's not hot at all. And even the fur legs aren't too bad. I'm leaning towards that costume because it's really fun to wear. I just worry about the tail.
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Is it possible to remove the tail or make it shorter?
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I could not wear the tail - it's just attached via safety pin. Though I think I will probably still wear it. It's pretty easy to grab and move it out the way as need be.
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Seems like a plan. Wear the costume and take the tail off if it gets in the way.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:05 AM   #162
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Schedule and ADRs

Yesterday was my 180 days! I woke up to an email from my TA with all of our ADR's. She was able to get us everything we wanted.

So here is our schedule:

Friday, October 11
- Arrival Day
- ADR - Chef Mickey's (dinner)

Saturday, October 12
- Animal Kingdom
- ADR - Ohana (dinner)

Sunday, October 13
- Magic Kingdom
- BBB (at 8 am!)
- BOG (dinner)

Monday, October 14
- MNSSHP / Rest Day
- No ADR's

Tuesday, October 15
- DHS
- Hollywood & Vine (lunch)
- 50's Prime Time Diner (dinner)
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Fantastic set of ADRs! Well done on scoring BoG for dinner.

BBB at 8 am?? That's early.
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For BBB, I told my TA as early as possible According to my TA, the park doesn't open until nine so unless it's an EMH day, we'll get BBB done around the time the park opens.
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