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Old 01-04-2014, 11:32 PM   #601
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From my experience with wish families who went to GKTW, the buttons are marked with the seven-day window the child is staying at the facility. I do not know how things are being handled now with the new card/lanyard they are giving out to wish-granting organizations, but I would suspect these are name-and-date-marked as well (it's an extra step that discourages abuse and/or theft).
We saw the new Genie cards on lanyards during our last trip October 25 thru Nov 9, 2013.
They were very clearly marked with the name and dates. We were able to read dates on Genie cards as we passes people in the park.
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I was just wondering if anyone use the dine for less card and the kids eat free card? Are they any good?
I am not sure what these are, so I am guessing other posters would also need to know more information to answer your question.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:21 AM   #602
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We're heading to GKTW on March 15-22. We live in BC Canada so it will be quite the trek for us!

I have no idea where to start! any and all input wanted!!! how much spending money? where to start planning? ahhh!! help!!!!

There was a Wish Trip family a few years ago from BC. Their pre-trip report is here:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...amforbreakfast

They also have a trip report link that you can find on their pre-trip report that might help you out a bit.

Are you going to start a pre-trip report?

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #603
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Meeting not what I expected

Diego had his meeting on Sat with his wish grantors. Ever since we talked about him getting a wish it was Disney and Universal...

Then he says he wants to go to the batcave...because it is cool...

He has been playing lego batman wii game for the past week or two (he got it for christmas) so I know that has been on his mind. And the hour before the ladies got to our house I let him play.

I know this is his wish and I am fine with not going to Disney but I just think he said it cause it was what was on his mind. Other things is I cant seem to find a batcave anywhere. I know that lego land had batman and robin (although not sure if they always have same things) so he but legoland as his backup wish and we did fill out all the paperwork for Give Kids the World.

I want Diego to have an amazing wish and the ladies said you would be amazed what Make a Wish can do but Diego is 6, almost 7 so it would have to be the "real" batcave...

I guess we will wait and see...they said I should hear back in a bout a week...they were talking together and said something about batman to the wish reveal so maybe they will do that...

I asked Diego yesterday about universal and disney and he said yeah I want to go there. I asked if that was the wish he wanted and he said yes. So I asked about batcave and he said oh I would rather go to the batcave cause it seems cooler...not really sure what he expects lol...
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There are "real" Bat-caves, don't worry about that.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:43 AM   #605
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Diego had his meeting on Sat with his wish grantors. Ever since we talked about him getting a wish it was Disney and Universal...

Then he says he wants to go to the batcave...because it is cool...

He has been playing lego batman wii game for the past week or two (he got it for christmas) so I know that has been on his mind. And the hour before the ladies got to our house I let him play.

I know this is his wish and I am fine with not going to Disney but I just think he said it cause it was what was on his mind. Other things is I cant seem to find a batcave anywhere. I know that lego land had batman and robin (although not sure if they always have same things) so he but legoland as his backup wish and we did fill out all the paperwork for Give Kids the World.

I want Diego to have an amazing wish and the ladies said you would be amazed what Make a Wish can do but Diego is 6, almost 7 so it would have to be the "real" batcave...

I guess we will wait and see...they said I should hear back in a bout a week...they were talking together and said something about batman to the wish reveal so maybe they will do that...

I asked Diego yesterday about universal and disney and he said yeah I want to go there. I asked if that was the wish he wanted and he said yes. So I asked about batcave and he said oh I would rather go to the batcave cause it seems cooler...not really sure what he expects lol...
When my DDs wish granters came, we were worried she'd ask for a horse or something. At least he didn't ask for a real bat as a pet.

I'm sure everything will work out great. Did your wish granters give you their phone numbers? Maybe you can call them and discuss his wish?
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We are going to Orlando next week through a different organization. 1 day at disney, 2 at universal and 1 at sea world. Hopefully the plane trip goes without a hitch and the airline doesn't destroy my son's electric wheelchair... He has never flown before so this should be pretty interesting.

I noticed today that the shamu show at sea world is closed today through April. That's some terrible timing. We have nothing planned for any of the parks as I think we're just going to wing it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #607
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There are "real" Bat-caves, don't worry about that.

not quite what he had in mind lol...

They said they would be in touch in a week or so...I think they will be doing some reasearch but from what I can come up with there is nothing out there that looks like what Diego is talking about...but we will see...
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not quite what he had in mind lol...

They said they would be in touch in a week or so...I think they will be doing some reasearch but from what I can come up with there is nothing out there that looks like what Diego is talking about...but we will see...
I've done Batman/cave wishes (not the San Fran one, but two others - one was my kid and one I was helping out as a volunteer on the day of), and trust me. They exist.

One of those Batman wishes, the kid was among the happiest I've ever seen a kid about his wish. Just a total superhero that day. Most of my Disney wishes have been great, and if that's what the kid wants, I'm always glad because I know it's got a great infrastructure in place. But there is just as much joy, and sometimes more, to be had from other wishes as well.

If your son has specifics in mind, he does need to make sure his wish granters know them so they can make all the arrangements to make sure his vision is met.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:03 PM   #609
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There was a Wish Trip family a few years ago from BC. Their pre-trip report is here:



They also have a trip report link that you can find on their pre-trip report that might help you out a bit.

Are you going to start a pre-trip report?

Judy
Thank you!!! Yes, I would love to do a pre-trip report! I will get started!! love this site!
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lindababe thanks for the reply. we actually have been schedule for the AKL. so tell me what you know

I am excited and super nervous!!! They have put us in 2 rooms at the lodge, my MAW little princess has really bad nights and I am so afraid I am going to be in a room with her without the help of my husband due to not having connecting rooms, we are a party of 7. Should I be freaking about this...does anyone know dis protocol for large families on a MAW...I am wishing we were at GKTW, it would take some of my anxieties away.

we leave one week from tomorrow!!! with shorts, swimsuits, sunscreen...sweatshirts, fleeces, really cool disney character handmade hats and glove packed in our bags, ready for anything the weather has to offer!!! Anything has got to be better then being in the Northeast right now...right?
I can't wait to hear about your trip!! we know our dates and will be there mid March, but are just being assigned a wish grantor this week! hopefully we'll hear something soon!!!
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I've started our pre trip report

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...4#post50435964
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We got our Magic Kingdom tickets yesterday! Now we just have plan out what we're doing next week! Everyone wants to see the parade on Thursday so my plan of going to MK on Wed isn't working out lol
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There was a Wish Trip family a few years ago from BC. Their pre-trip report is here:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...amforbreakfast

They also have a trip report link that you can find on their pre-trip report that might help you out a bit.

Are you going to start a pre-trip report?

Judy
That was us we'd be happy to help with any questions you have. We went when our son was still quite sick (on his oncologists advice and we weren't brave enough to ask why we should "hurry up and go"), we enjoyed it so much we are heading back this summer to do some of the many things we missed. We are evening planning to spend a few hours at GKTW - it's such a magical place!
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Hi,

Our daughter will be going on her MAW trip to GKTW in late March. I tried going to the link to make my initial first 10 posts but it says that thread has been closed. Is there somewhere else I'm supposed to go to take care of those first posts?

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Our daughter will be going on her MAW trip to GKTW in late March. I tried going to the link to make my initial first 10 posts but it says that thread has been closed. Is there somewhere else I'm supposed to go to take care of those first posts?

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Here is a link to the test board.. you can start your own thread and respond to your own thread till you hit 10 posts.


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