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Old 10-07-2009, 12:57 PM   #241
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Floss, I think your plan looks great! You ladies are going to have such a fabulous time!!!

Don't stress to much about the hours not being out yet! I'm willing to bet that anyday now their going to release the hours through April! Did you notice that when January hours can out last week MK was missing for the first day or so?! Soooo annoying!!! Don't they know we have plans to make!!??
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:45 AM   #242
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I'm finally checking in again...sorry I've been away for nearly a month! I can't believe that much time has already flown by.

I'm really enjoying all your PTR updates-and am happy to read that you were able to get something somewhat solid down for plans! They really look great! Lots of AK time. And that tour just sounds awesome!!!

I hope you are able to work MK on a day without Spectro in there...otherwise, just go in knowing the crowds might be a bit nutty and go with the flow as much as you can. The knowing before hand what to expect always helps me just relax and enjoy what we are able to do!

Glad you enjoyed the DVD too!!!! Isn't Mickey Mail the best??
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #243
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I think your plans look really good-and you have some really lovely meals planned...

Btw-I use TourGuide Mike too-and he usually doesn't recomment the EMH park as long as you get to rope drop at the park you are going too ...(I'd be more likely to do an EMH at night...because that is something you can't normally do-like ride EE at night if AK stays open...

Definitely take the taxi...there are some connections that are just too difficult...(especially after a great meal and some wine...

Sounds good
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #244
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one important task accomplished - nearly

Hello everyone,
Flossbolna is on a business trip and I actually promised to post lots of new things... well, I didn't get around to get it all done and unfortunately I couldn't convince DH to go on a short trip to Disneyland Paris for our anniversary maybe next year...
But – I finally got my picture taken and can apply for a new passport. I even got an appointment for friday morning – so no queuing!
I'm actually very happy to have accomplished this task and as I have a fixed date at the registration office I would need a really good excuse to postpone it
I already had nightmares of haven to cancel the trip because of me being to lazy to apply for the passport in time...
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:26 PM   #245
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Hello everyone,
Flossbolna is on a business trip and I actually promised to post lots of new things... well, I didn't get around to get it all done and unfortunately I couldn't convince DH to go on a short trip to Disneyland Paris for our anniversary maybe next year...
But – I finally got my picture taken and can apply for a new passport. I even got an appointment for friday morning – so no queuing!
I'm actually very happy to have accomplished this task and as I have a fixed date at the registration office I would need a really good excuse to postpone it
I already had nightmares of haven to cancel the trip because of me being to lazy to apply for the passport in time...
Your sister will be so happy with you!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #246
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Glad to hear you are on top of it all for the Passport! Those appointments and all the paperwork can be a pain, but it's all worth it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:45 PM   #247
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Hello everyone,
Flossbolna is on a business trip and I actually promised to post lots of new things... well, I didn't get around to get it all done and unfortunately I couldn't convince DH to go on a short trip to Disneyland Paris for our anniversary maybe next year...
But – I finally got my picture taken and can apply for a new passport. I even got an appointment for friday morning – so no queuing!
I'm actually very happy to have accomplished this task and as I have a fixed date at the registration office I would need a really good excuse to postpone it
Thanks for keeping everyone entertained here!!

I did not know that those DLP plans you talked were meant for this upcoming weekend Good luck for next year!!

Yeah for getting that picture!!! Good luck with the appointment tomorrow morning! I am looking forward to a full report on how this fingerprinting works...

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I already had nightmares of haven to cancel the trip because of me being to lazy to apply for the passport in time...
:scar ed1: ok, I had not thought about that possibility yet - of course now I am worrying about that they will take ages to make your passport!!!


I just got back from my business trip and will hopefully have more time for replies and updates soon! (and also start posting on my subscribed threads as well)
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:scar ed1: ok, I had not thought about that possibility yet - of course now I am worrying about that they will take ages to make your passport!!!
No worry: passport will be ready in three weeks!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:35 AM   #249
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No worry: passport will be ready in three weeks!
Wonderful!
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I'm getting caught up on your wonderful plans!

I've not done the Wild by Design tour yet, but I've heard it's wonderful!

Also, even though Blizzard Beach will be closed, the buses still go there! We always wondered WHY we were going in to a closed park to drop off/pick up...... finally figured that out!! So if mini golf is on your itinerary, you'll be able to get there!

I'm still planning to arrive at AKL on Feb 2nd so I'm hoping a mini-meet is in the cards for us!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:43 PM   #251
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Wow, I would love a pin like that! Actually, I guess I would like any pin!
Doesn't it always seem as if everyone else here on the boards gets a pin?? I was just so happy about it because it felt like Disney ackowledged me as a customer...

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I got a pin code too... as I sit here at WDW!
Did you use the pin?? I found out that they sent off various different offers to different people. I jsut wonder why they sent me a kids eat and play for free offer if they have in my profile that I don't have any kids???

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I think your plans look wonderful! You have a bit of everything and it looks like the two of you are going to have a great time.

Fantasmic was playing havoc with my plans too. The only two days that they are running it are my non-park days. I was all set to revamp the schedule, but in the end I decieded to just skip it. I hate to think of how crazy it will make DHS that day. I'm going to really miss it, but am happy with the plans I made instead.
We will have a great time and I am really happy with our plans, haven't had any second thoughts about them so far!

Brookelizabeth and I met for our mini Dismeet in January at DHS on a Fantasmic day - it was not fun to be in that park that day! At least not for me! It seemed that Brook and Joe still enjoyed the park as I found out in her TR!

My advantage is however, that neither nodnol nor I are show people. We really hated Fantasmic in DL in 1992! Well, we hated Splash Mountain, too, and that's now a favourite attraction of mine. But I saw Fantasmic again in DL in 2005 and while it was ok, I don't really want to bother seeing it. I never saw it at DHS. Nodnol and I are happy to skip it. So this makes touring much easier! Also we don't have any Osbourne Lights to schedule in as well...

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Floss, I think your plan looks great! You ladies are going to have such a fabulous time!!!

Don't stress to much about the hours not being out yet! I'm willing to bet that anyday now their going to release the hours through April! Did you notice that when January hours can out last week MK was missing for the first day or so?! Soooo annoying!!! Don't they know we have plans to make!!??
We are really happy with our plan, I really love the AK focus at the beginning! AK is the park that got nodnol interested in WDW!

I really stopped stressing about hours since we finally have a good plan! But I am checking for February hours regularly. There is a trick about getting the hours without any missing parks as early as possible, they load then up as a pdf-file for the travel agents: http://www.disneytravelagents.com/St...lendar_Feb.pdf


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I'm finally checking in again...sorry I've been away for nearly a month! I can't believe that much time has already flown by.

I'm really enjoying all your PTR updates-and am happy to read that you were able to get something somewhat solid down for plans! They really look great! Lots of AK time. And that tour just sounds awesome!!!

I hope you are able to work MK on a day without Spectro in there...otherwise, just go in knowing the crowds might be a bit nutty and go with the flow as much as you can. The knowing before hand what to expect always helps me just relax and enjoy what we are able to do!

Glad you enjoyed the DVD too!!!! Isn't Mickey Mail the best??
Mickey Mail is wonderful! Unfortunately we won't be getting anymore. Our package will be at the resort waiting for us - my TA lives in Orlando, so it's much easier for her to just drop it off there than mail it to us. And ME doesn't send brochures to international travelers either...

We are both really looking forward to AK and the tour. I will write a thorough review of the tour, there are so few out there and I hope it will be worth to make it better known...

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I think your plans look really good-and you have some really lovely meals planned...

Btw-I use TourGuide Mike too-and he usually doesn't recomment the EMH park as long as you get to rope drop at the park you are going too ...(I'd be more likely to do an EMH at night...because that is something you can't normally do-like ride EE at night if AK stays open...

Definitely take the taxi...there are some connections that are just too difficult...(especially after a great meal and some wine...
Yes, we really are looking forward to our meals! I think we will avoid most EMHs, besides evening EMH at the MK and maybe at AK. But AK is on nodnol's birthday and we will drink tea at the GF at 2 pm and then dinner at Narcoossee's at 7:30 pm (at least that's the plan), so I am not sure wether we will jump back to AK from there, doesn't make a lot of sense, we should rather stay put at the MK or possibly Epcot...

Taking taxis now and then just makes life so much easier!! While spoil a great meal by waiting 20 min for bus to DTD, sitting 20 min on bus to go there (why it takes ages from every resort to get there, I will never understand!!), wait there for another 20 min and then endure another long long long bus ride...

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Glad to hear you are on top of it all for the Passport! Those appointments and all the paperwork can be a pain, but it's all worth it.
And I will be all envious when nodnol has a shiny new passport with all the latest technological gadgets...

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I'm getting caught up on your wonderful plans!

I've not done the Wild by Design tour yet, but I've heard it's wonderful!

Also, even though Blizzard Beach will be closed, the buses still go there! We always wondered WHY we were going in to a closed park to drop off/pick up...... finally figured that out!! So if mini golf is on your itinerary, you'll be able to get there!

I'm still planning to arrive at AKL on Feb 2nd so I'm hoping a mini-meet is in the cards for us!
We really are looking forward to the tour a lot! There aren't a lot of reviews about it to be found, but whatever I read sounded really good!

Are you sure, the busses go to BB? In 2007 when we stayed at AKL, we never stopped there I think, but perhaps I just forgot about it... It's the DHS bus that stops there, isn't it?

Katharina and I are still looking forward to meeting you! I was thinking maybe for a drink at Victoria Falls? Well, we still have more than three months to come up with some ideas!
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #252
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planned ADRs

Last week I mailed our TA with the list of ADRs we want. I decided that it would be best to let her deal with all the 10/27 madness. I found out that the phone line CMs use a system to book ADRs that is not so much in danger of crashing as the website is. So calling might be much more successful than trying it online. And my TA just needs to get through once to book all her clients in one call I assumed. So I guess she will be able to start booking quite early while most other people are just scrambling around trying to get through or cursing at a crashing website...

I have been checking ADR availability for early January for a few days and our meals don't tend to book out even a few days after 90 days became available. I guess we will be fine. But I will most likely check things out online at 8 am on 10/27 which will be 3 am EST on that day (it seems that the difference when Europe and the US change from dailight saving time to real time causes one week of only 5 hours time difference... But perhaps it really is 7 hours difference that week???)

So here is the list of ADR requests that I sent off - I will post results here as soon as I have them!

1/28
10:30 am breakfast at Tusker House

1/29
7:30 pm California Grill

1/30
6 pm Flying Fish

1/31
if we don’t get a late breakfast at Tusker House on 1/28, we would want to try to get an early breakfast at 8 am on this day

also 1/31
5 pm Whispering Canyon Café

2/1
7 pm Boma

2/2
11:30am Sci Fi Dine-In

also 2/2
7:30 pm Artist Point

2/3 (Katharina’s birthday)
2 pm Garden View Tea Room

also 2/3 (Katharina’s birthday)
7:30 pm Narcoossee’s

2/4
7:30 pm Jiko

2/5
9 am Boma

We decided to skip Kona - if we feel like going there for lunch while there, we might try to get an ADR on short notice. And we added Boma for breakfast on our last day...
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #253
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Looks like a great list! You will love the Garden Tea!

And I love how the two of you chat back and forth on this thread; very cute!
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:47 PM   #254
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Hello ladies! Thank goodness the passport has been requested now! Phew..now just wait for it to arrive. Too funny, I just filled out my renewal and sent it in and mine is in case I need to travel to Germany any time soon!

I love your dining choices and it'll be interesting to see what happens on 10/27-the perfect storm, right? It might be a good idea for your TA to handle this after all! The tea is on my dream list (too bad I'm the "girlie girl" in my family!) and I can't wait to do it one day. What a great way for your sister to celebrate!

So, we're 6 hours behind you now, however we don't switch again until November and it used to be October not too long after Germany/Europe switched. Yes, it will be off for awhile but this is always the confusing part - it'll be 7 hours if we "fall back", right? I guess that depends on when you guys switch - soon right? TOO CONFUSING!

Keep us posted and have a great weekend!

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I think your list of ADRs look great! All very good choices.

I think it's wise to let your TA do the scrambling for ADRs. You don't want that stress.
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