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Old 04-03-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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Something EXTRA Special?!?

Hey Hey,
Here it is, my first proper post! I've been reading the boards a lot and sent some private messages but as I am a Disney virgin I let Dave do the commenting. Dave (bf) and I are heading to AKL 22nd August 06 for two weeks and while there I will be celebrating my 25th Birthday. I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything extra special to celebrate?
Also the more I read the threads the more confused I become about what to expect reagrding peoples attituudes towards a same sex couple. Does anyone have any memorable past experiences (positive or negative) or can recommend anywhere that stands out as particularly gay friendly.
Thanks all in anicipation
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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You should have a great time! I rarely if ever see or hear anything negative at the Disney parks and resorts about gays or same sex couples. Think about it, you cant swing a man bag around that place without hitting a fairy, a princess, or an evil queen! In other words, the staff is very accepting, and the guests dont seem to even notice. That's my experience.

Now for a great birthday, a few things that come to mind....

Dinner at the California Grill at a window seat. Tell them its your birthday and request a window seat. Make your ADR about an hour before the fireworks, that way the fireworks will be going off as you have coffee and desert.

A fireworks cruise! They have these both at the Magic Kingdom and at EPCOT. You get on a boat, and typically there is champagne, and they take you out to watch the fireworks. Great time!

Dinner at the Chefs Table at Victoria and Alberts! You actually eat in the kitchen, and the chef prepares basically whatever you want.

In the AM go get a haircut on Main Street. Get there early and ask for Michael. Great guy! Nothing like getting a haircut on Main Street USA!

If your into spas, Disney has many, and from what I hear they are good.

And seeing as your are a very young 25, a night at Pleasure Island is sure to top things off!

Enjoy and congratulations on booking your trip!

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Old 04-03-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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That's Great, Thanks Mike!
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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I second California Grill. Many people will say Jiko at AKL is as good, but I don't like it! If you are a fireworks fan, you can call and arrange a Fireworks viewing cruise for either Wishes at the Magic Kingdom or IllimiNations at Epcot. It is a PRIVATE boat, too. Breathless is one of the most romantic.

I spent 11 nights at AKL in August 2003. Spent a lot of afternoon time in the pool and having African Sunburn, drink of the day even when it wasn't! I love the pool bar there.

OMG, I am so jealous!
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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Wow, sooo man helpful people, thanks guys. Lazy afternoons by the pool with a cocktail in hand sound great but i think Dave has other ideas, i'll work on it
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
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Hey... you will be there for the mini-August meet.. make sure you meander over to that thread and check on in... If you haven't already! Welcome!!

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Old 04-03-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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You should have a great time! I rarely if ever see or hear anything negative at the Disney parks and resorts about gays or same sex couples. Think about it, you cant swing a man bag around that place without hitting a fairy, a princess, or an evil queen! In other words, the staff is very accepting, and the guests dont seem to even notice. That's my experience.


OMG Mike! That is so funny!! I like this board....everyone has a great sense of humor!

BTW Mark!
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:35 PM   #9
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Think about it, you cant swing a man bag around that place without hitting a fairy, a princess, or an evil queen! Mike
Mike -- I keep telling you...it's a MURSE!!! Please use the correct terminology.

Man Bag is just so....I don't know.....crude? I'm sorry but I certainly won't be going about my man bag in public.
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Mike! Don't you listen to that RedBear! I call mine a man bag too!
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:20 AM   #11
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And Dave is very proud of his 'Manbag', although he tends to wear it more when i'm not around as i'm not a huge fan. It's not the bag itself, it's how it accentuates the mincing of the hips! Most of the time you wouldn't notice but when he's got his manbag hanging gayley by his hips swinging in and out in its camp little way, i dunno... it just doesn't do it for me! Love you really baby, bag or not xxx
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:21 AM   #13
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Be Warned!

If you take your manbag/murse to the park you will have to wait in line for the mean old security guard to poke through it.

If you cram everything into Cargo Pants you can waltz right throught the line with no wait!

This also eliminates your manbag/murse getting wet on the water rides!
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:24 AM   #14
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YAY - a genuine reason not to take the manbag! Can anybody think why a manbag may not be suitable fo use as hand luggage on a 9 hour flight? PLEASE x
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:04 AM   #15
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Well I must admit, I have been known to take a back pack on a plane. I take sub's and snacks for the flight. Even us trim guys cant make a 9 hour flight on peanuts and crackers, but once at the destination, the "murse" stays in the room!
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