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Old 05-28-2010, 03:29 AM   #31
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Just wanted to say how happy I am for Hayley and for you! I am the program coordinator for the CF center in Portland Maine, AND a disney vacation club owner and disney planning freak! You can have almost as much fun planning over the next six months as you will on your trip! My family is headed to the mouse house on July 31st to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and my husband and my 20th anniversary! I'll be following your progress as you plan for your magical adventure! Enjoy every minute!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #32
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Just wanted to say how happy I am for Hayley and for you! I am the program coordinator for the CF center in Portland Maine, AND a disney vacation club owner and disney planning freak! You can have almost as much fun planning over the next six months as you will on your trip! My family is headed to the mouse house on July 31st to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and my husband and my 20th anniversary! I'll be following your progress as you plan for your magical adventure! Enjoy every minute!
earfully, Cindy

Thanks Cindy! I am so excited about the planning! We can't wait, we find ourselves talking about the trip all the time! I want to get everyones favorites in, so we keep talking about it alot!!


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We ate at T-Rex last week, same as you are planning, on our first day there. It was great...loud, but the kids still loved it. The food was pretty good, quite a variety of things on the menu, I think.

The only thing to think about is the orientation at GKTW. They offered one at 3:00 the day we arrived, so we did that and then headed to Downtown Disney and really enjoyed the evening. I don't think they always offer a midday orientation like that though, so keep it in mind! There were several check-ins that morning/early afternoon, so they were trying to accomodate a few families at one time.
I am so glad your family liked T-Rex. I had heard that sometimes they have afternoon orientation. I think maybe I will make a later in the evening reservation at T-Rex as well, just in case. Will they let me make two reservations at the same restaurant in one day?
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:54 AM   #33
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We are finally down to less than 5 months before our trip! We have a busy summer, then school will start and I am hoping that time just flies!!

We have some ADR's set and I think a plan of where we are going on each day, but I understand that this may change. I have already changed it several times, so I think I will wait until it gets closer before I post it on here.

Make A Wish is paying for us to have breakfast at the castle with the princesses and Hayley is very excited about that!

We also want to attend the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Does anyone know how I buy tickets to that now to make sure we get them before the party sells out?

I am really enjoying reading all the Trip Reports and Pre-Trip Reports for the MAW trips! I love seeing all the pictures and all the smiles! Can't wait until it is my turn to post my TR!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #34
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We are finally down to less than 5 months before our trip! We have a busy summer, then school will start and I am hoping that time just flies!!

We have some ADR's set and I think a plan of where we are going on each day, but I understand that this may change. I have already changed it several times, so I think I will wait until it gets closer before I post it on here.

Make A Wish is paying for us to have breakfast at the castle with the princesses and Hayley is very excited about that!

We also want to attend the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Does anyone know how I buy tickets to that now to make sure we get them before the party sells out?

I am really enjoying reading all the Trip Reports and Pre-Trip Reports for the MAW trips! I love seeing all the pictures and all the smiles! Can't wait until it is my turn to post my TR!
T-Rex is a lot of fun. We have walked through the one in DTD, but we have not eaten there. There only other one and the first one is in Kansas City and Tyler loves to eat there after doctor's appointments when we travel up there. The portion sizes for adults are generous and you can probably share a meal. If you have a Rainforest Safari card, then you also get a free appetizer.

As for MVMCP (Christmas Party), you can purchase the tickets at Disney.com. Just go to tickets and special events. I would not worry too much about the date you are going selling out. It is normally the ones that are later in December that sell out.

I also wanted to let you know that we went about the same dates last year and it was still quite warm out. I packed sweatshirts and long pants and did not need them at all. I know that a cold front could come through so you might want a few each, but I was surprised that we were able to wear shorts even at 3 am one night and not be cold.

You sound like you are way ahead on your planning!
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #35
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yay on less then 5 months! Sounds like you all have a very busy summer. We might try to do a walk in T-Rex after we walk through it to see how it is. I hope you all like it.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:37 AM   #36
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I stumbled upon this site while planning my daughters wish trip and was surprised to see that we had the same dates November 14-20. We will also be staying at GKTW. How interesting. Looking forward to reading more about your planning.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:42 AM   #37
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I stumbled upon this site while planning my daughters wish trip and was surprised to see that we had the same dates November 14-20. We will also be staying at GKTW. How interesting. Looking forward to reading more about your planning.
Well hello there! You are the first one that I have "met" on here that will be there at the same time as us!! How exciting!

We cannot wait for the trip and are almost down to less than 4 months to go ( you too!)

Feel free to start a PTR of your own and post on the Wish Tripper thread! I would love to hear about your planning as well!
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #38
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I stumbled upon this site while planning my daughters wish trip and was surprised to see that we had the same dates November 14-20. We will also be staying at GKTW. How interesting. Looking forward to reading more about your planning.
Hi there!

I just wanted to send you a personal invitation to join us on the wish trippers thread!

You guys have picked a great week to go to Disney! You get the Christmas stuff without the Christmas crowds!
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:15 PM   #39
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Only 4 months left!!!!!

We are finally down to the four month mark today!!

I keep reading all the TR's and new PTR's and finally someone from the DIS is joing us at GTKW the same week!

We are heading to Memphis tomorrow for a mini-vacation with my mom, sister and nephew (hubby's are staying at home, so just the girls and the kids!) We are headed to Graceland, which my mom has always wanted to visit! She is a huge Elvis fan!! We are also headed to the Memphis zoo to see Pandas!! Anyone who lives near Memphis or has visited in the past feel free to give any tips, suggestions or restaurants you think we should try!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:59 PM   #40
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Have a great trip! My sister is going down to Graceland in August. She LOVES Elvis. Yay for 4 months!!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #41
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Have a great trip! My sister is going down to Graceland in August. She LOVES Elvis. Yay for 4 months!!!
Thanks Tonya! I have already subbed to your TR and cannot wait to read more and see more pictures!!

Graceland was actually really neat, even for someone like me, that is not a huge Elvis fan. The Memphis Zoo was just okay. I loved seeing the Pandas, but the zoo is so large and all spread out, a really exhausting day. And a lot of the stuff seemed to be not open yet or operating. Like they had a whole little section with kiddie rides, however, none of them were running? Hmm!


We have fantastic children's zoo here in Fort Wayne, Indiana (rated one of the 10 best zoos in Parenting Magazine!), so maybe I am just spoiled, but I really wasn't impressed by the Memphis Zoo.

And boy is it hot down south! And that humidity is killer! I am so glad that we decided to wait until November to do our wish trip when hopefully the weather will be much cooler!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #42
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Hi Becky,

I'm a newbie so going through all the PTR. I want to say that you have a beautiful family. Glad that Hayley got a wish to go to Disney World. My youngest got a wish to go to DW back in Nov.08. Now my other daughter was granted a wish and wants to go back. Our first date are for Nov.14th-20th. Our second dates are in March. It was a great time to go in Nov. though it happened to be the coldest week when we were there. Not sure we will get to go in Nov. since it's coming up and sure it's booked. Hopefully next week we will have dates.
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I am so excited to keep reading abour you Hayley's preperations and trip!!!
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Hi Becky...Just seeing how everything is going?
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #45
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Hi Becky...Just seeing how everything is going?
Thanks for checking on me!

Things in general are going well. Hayley is doing very well right now, summer is usually her good time. I am just hoping we can keep her health in the beginning of fall for her trip!

School starts in less than 3 weeks now, so I am hoping that makes the time go faster. Also hoping that their teacher's aren't upset about them missing a week of school for our MAW trip. But with Hayley and her CF it would have been too hard for her to go in the summer. It is just too hot and humid, which really affects her breathing. My mom took us to Disney in June of 2008 the first week right after the kids got out of school. We had a great time, but it was soo hot! We had to get up early and be at the parks in the morning, then take an afternoon break to swim and cool down and then try to go back to the parks, and she was just really exhausted. We only got to see one firework show (Illuminations). So the kids have never seen Wishes or Fantasmic. I don't think it will work out to see Fantasmic this trip as it is only showing two nights (one of which is Thursday night- Christmas Party night at GKTW and Tuesday night, and we are hoping to attend
MVMCP that night)

Anyway, now I am starting to ramble. I am getting an idea of which park on which day now, but I also realize that can change. I am hoping to do both Universal parks in one day and also Seaworld, as I don't know if we would get back to those parks ever on a future trip. I am sure we will be back to Disney at some point again somewhere down the road.

Speaking of Univeral and Sea World. ANy recommendations for where to eat in any of those parks or any can't miss things there? I would appreciate hearing about favorites of those of you who have already gone!!
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