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Old 10-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #76
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How wonderful for you and your family. I can't wait to read more.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #77
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I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your family on Good Morning America! I was so jealous! How exciting it must have been for all of you. Congrats on winning! Can't wait to read more and see some great pictures of your trip!
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:48 PM   #78
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I am loving this. I guess we are all living through your TR. I won a trip to Puerto Vallarta last spring and that was a blast...but Disney World...that is the ultimate (except the lottery that would allow me to go to Disney World whenever I wanted ). When were you actually notified that you won?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:01 PM   #79
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It's so great to read about the trip from the winner, most times you get a blurb on the news and none of the details or execitement of what it is like to win or how the trip went. And the link to watch the release and video is awesome of course I do work for PR Newswire
The newswire one was awesome...we watch it over and over and show it to everyone
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:33 PM   #80
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The newswire one was awesome...we watch it over and over and show it to everyone

Okay, this may be a stupid question, but did they tell you what to wear? I noticed none of you were wearing any Disney paraphanalia in the video, and I would've thought they'd want that on all the videos and GMA?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:35 PM   #81
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Congratulations and to the Disboards! I just cried my eyes out watching the newswire clip and my husband is laughing at me...I'm so happy for you and can't wait to read more...congratulations again and I look forward to reading more!!! What a dream come true!!!
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #82
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Congratulations Minnierocks to you and your family! You are so awesome to share this once in a lifetime trip on the Dis! I missed the segment on GMA and will wait to watch the video tonight at home where I have speakers--no sound at work. I can't wait to read all the wonderful details of your trip and hopefully see some of your pictures.

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Old 10-12-2006, 11:41 AM   #83
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Originally Posted by minnierocks
I would like to post some pics with some of this...
Can anyone tell me how?

I just wanted to tell you that I would be happy to help if you have any trouble posting your pictures. I can edit/resize and even host your photos on my server. You can PM me if you have any questions!

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #84
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Wow, that is so amazing! Congrats to you and your family
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:54 PM   #85
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Congrat.cant wait to hear more.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #86
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Wow, what an amazing, once in a lifetime event for your lucky family! I watched the video and cried! Can't wait to hear more!

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:23 PM   #87
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Congratulations Minnierocks!!! I had my whole family come into the den to watch your video online. Thanks for sharing your experience, too. I feel like we experienced a little of it with you. It certainly made my eyes mist a little bit. We are all so happy for you!

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Wow! How exciting! I teared up too when I watched the clips. That must have been the most amazing experience. I can't wait to hear what you were thinking when you first saw all of the characters and cast members come out to greet you!
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Entry #3

WOW! We were leaving in the morning! It appeared to be really happening...and a part of me still didn't believe it
I made sure that we all went to bed early-it was going to be an early morning.
I set the alarm for 4:15 AM and tried to sleep. I say "tried" because it really was pointless. I was way too excited to fall asleep!
I was imagining and speculating about what it was going to be like...what was going to happen and what surprises were in store for us!
While I knew a few details, I really hadn't been told much. I had talked to my Disney contact on Friday and she had sounded really excited! She said that everyone couldn't wait for us to arrive and they were plannning some surprises for us!
Knowing how great Disney was...made me crazy wondering what it was going to be like! But, I tried to get some rest anyway-it was going to be busy, busy, busy. Time was ticking...the countdown was into hours at this point and I was feeling like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve!

The alarm goes off, but I have been awake for about a 1/2 hour...Time to get everyone moving. There stands DD at my door...wide awake and so excited! This is going to be one morning where NO ONE is going to complain about getting up!

We head out the door AHEAD of schedule and get to the airport before morning rush hour traffic. Hey, I would rather be early, than rushing through...
Well, now we just sit and wait for our flight...

They call for our flight and here we go!!!
DH looks at me as we buckle into our seats and whispers...just think, we'll be having lunch at Disney World!

The flight was pretty uneventful...other than both kids being excited that the snacks and drinks were free!!!

We touch down in Orlando and I look at DH and say..."OK, I think it's real!"

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Old 10-12-2006, 08:26 PM   #90
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Who did you fly with? and were you in coach?

I was thinking maybe the first surprise would be first class seats.
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