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Old 08-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #16
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Thanks for the tips! We are staying at the Poly in October. I am thinking about a baggalini as this will be the first trip without needing a diaper bag!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:25 PM   #17
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Thank you for all the great info. I never thought of having a poncho for the stroller. I am definately going to add that to my list!
TRy to get one in a bright color, so your stroller is a lot easier to spot. THe orange worked well for us. I also invested in a dozen bright bandannas from Oriental trading; I tied one around the stroller handle for the times we didn't use the orange poncho.

(The other bandannas went onto the handles of our suitcases. They came in really handy at JFK last night, when our suitcases looked just like all the others. Also, someone in the Poly bag room left 1 of our suitcases off the luggage rack, so it never made it onto Magical Express last night. When I called today, the bandanna made it easy for the guy to spot; they're shipping the suitcase back to us.)
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:33 PM   #18
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Great info - thank you for taking the time to type it all out! I'm glad you had what sounds like a great trip, and that you got out of there before Faye settled in.

I keep meaning to hit the dollar store for ponchos, and keep forgetting. I'm putting that on my errand list for tomorrow, as well as a BJs trip for the fans you mentioned.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #19
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Great info - thank you for taking the time to type it all out! I'm glad you had what sounds like a great trip, and that you got out of there before Faye settled in.

I keep meaning to hit the dollar store for ponchos, and keep forgetting. I'm putting that on my errand list for tomorrow, as well as a BJs trip for the fans you mentioned.
If not the dollar store, try the camping section at Walmart. I found theirs to be smaller (and easier to carry around the parks) than the ones I got from our dollar store.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #20
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Really great review - simple format and very informative!

So glad you had a good time and didn't let Fay ruin anything. You are right, when it rains, 90% of people hit the road. Some of the best times to see the attractions.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:45 PM   #21
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How did you do the thing at Coral Reef, do you have their contact info????
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #22
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Thanks so much for the tips! I have seen you on several boards - I think you answered a question for me about ordering pins.

Glad you had a good trip! I will have to think a bit more seriously about getting a stroller...I have a 5 year as well. I hate to fly with it, though. You found it to be pretty necessary?
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:29 PM   #23
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Those were great! Thanks! Glad you had a wonderful trip.
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Great info. Much of it I knew as we are semi-seasoned WDW goers. But I definitely wanted to ditto you on the travel insurance. I don't book a trip without it anymore. Case in point, we took our last WDW trip at the end of April. 2 1/2, almost 3 days into our trip I got really ill. Went to the ER in Celebration and they tried to take care of me as best as they could. Went back to the resort to rest and hope that things got better on their own. It didn't and thus we had to cut our trip way shorter than planned and go home so that I could be treated by my own specialists. We got about 1/3 of what we spent on our trip back. I had hoped for a little more, but 1/3 is better than nothing!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:58 AM   #25
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Thanks so much for the tips! I have seen you on several boards - I think you answered a question for me about ordering pins.

Glad you had a good trip! I will have to think a bit more seriously about getting a stroller...I have a 5 year as well. I hate to fly with it, though. You found it to be pretty necessary?
Honestly, flying with it was no problem at all. I kept it folded in the airport going down, and gate checked it. (In English: they told me to put it down just before we actually entered the plane, and they put it away. When we disembarked, it took an extra minute or two for them to retreive it.)

Our return flight was at 8:30 pm and my youngest was pretty tired. So we folded it up at the last minute. We got to JFK at 11:10 pm, and I ended up carrying her for the 2 minutes until they got us our stroller, then she fell back to sleep in it while we got our bags.

I know that lots of Disney vets say their kids have been walking since an earlier age. But, for whatever reason, Kira was just totally wiped out. THis is the kid who is awake at 7 am (she's on the other computer playing right now) and goes and goes and goes until she just stops and passes out at about 8:30 pm. But at Disney she really made good use of the stroller.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:02 AM   #26
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Great info. Much of it I knew as we are semi-seasoned WDW goers. But I definitely wanted to ditto you on the travel insurance. I don't book a trip without it anymore. Case in point, we took our last WDW trip at the end of April. 2 1/2, almost 3 days into our trip I got really ill. Went to the ER in Celebration and they tried to take care of me as best as they could. Went back to the resort to rest and hope that things got better on their own. It didn't and thus we had to cut our trip way shorter than planned and go home so that I could be treated by my own specialists. We got about 1/3 of what we spent on our trip back. I had hoped for a little more, but 1/3 is better than nothing!
Wow, I'm sorry all that happened!! How miserable to get so sick on your vacation!

I've always gotten the insurance before, just in case. But this time I realized how important it really was.

On Sunday morning I sent a fax to my AAA agent. I told him I wasn't concerned about safety, but with the storm coming I wanted to know just how the trip insurance worked.

He sent back a voice mail on Monday morning. Basically, he said to wait until my flight was cancelled. If I booked a room or a new flight pre-emptively, it wouldn't be covered, since it might turn out not to be necessary. (and that's how it played out.) But once my flight was cancelled, the insurance would cover a room, the new flight (which I could book myself or ask him to book for me) and (I think) it would also cover other incidentals associated with the longer stay.

At least now I know for next time.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:11 AM   #27
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How did you do the thing at Coral Reef, do you have their contact info????
edited to add: The Coral Reef no longer does divers or personalized menus.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:18 AM   #28
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I just wanted to ask about Fantasmic. Did you have any clue your kids would not like it? Are they normally afraid of fireworks, or loud movie theatres? I am just trying to get a feel for how my DD5 is going to be with it. Do you think sitting far back will help, or bringing earplugs? I've never seen Fantasmic, so I'm not sure what is "scary" part. TIA
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My youngest hates the sound of fireworks, so I wasn't surprised that she didn't like it.

But my 8 year old can be tough-- she loved Test Track and went on it twice-- she really surprised me. But she was terrified about 5 minutes into the show.

That said, one of her best friends was at the show too (funny coincidence) and Colleen sat through the whole show.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:54 AM   #30
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Great info, thanks! Planning first trip June 2009...defintely adding your info to my ever growing WDW word document!
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