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Old 07-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #16
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Hurray for the first family vacation dates!!!

About the asthma question- I had no real issues with any of the rides with my asthma, but it I have been doing really great as of late too though. I would just make sure you have your rescue inhaler with you- and if in doubt or feeling wheezy- just wait on that ride for a while. I don't recall any real force though on my chest for anything. I dunno if that helps any, but I tried!

Sounds like they are having a blast planning too! That's great. It gives them something to look forward too!

Are you thinking about attending the Not So Scary Halloween Party? I think I remember you were going in Oct. That was a blast when we went. I have pics in my TR down below. The party was the best part of the trip. I love Mickey in his costume!

Thank you for answering me on the asthma question
hearing from another with asthma makes me feel a wee bit better about the ride thing, my ds(wish kiddo) realllly wants me to go on the big rides with him and how can i say no? but Yikes i'm a fraidy cat hehehe but alas for them kiddos i am willing to try anything at least once

and the planning is very cute my dd decided she needed to redo this entire notebook she had started cause of the date changes , she is trying to make sure the planner/diary is jussst perfect.

and we was talking about the not so scary halloween because my ds(wish kiddo) has missed the last several years worth of halloween due to his illness
and we thought it would be a fun thing to do but from what i understand thats a seperate ticket that we would have to buy and seeing as money is tight we will most likely skip it.

my two would be happy with just the flight there and back so anything inbetween will just be icing on the cake and they both still have no idea just how amazing this trip will truly be.

I have been giving very minimal info to them other then ticket info itself. at the moment they do not know they can get into the faster line etc. I did let my son know there is a lounge for wish kiddos to go to when they need a rest or if he wanted a quieter bathroom that the one near first aid would be a great one to go to just to let him know that there are ways to stay close to bathrooms etc.

They just realized today that harry potter was part of this trip and that they will be able to go after reading every single book and all the hours n hours n hours of watching those movies they will be able to see it from a different point of view.

My DS (wish kiddo is 14) in some ways so much older than he should be and has missed out on childhood as many of the other kiddos so to see him acting young and giddy and smiling every day i am in 100% melt mode

my dd is 17 but is more near my sons age, she has also been ill since birth very quiet shy and reserved to give an idea at xmas she barely smiles she just absorbs whats happening and the only way i know she is truly happy is when she is over at her desk writing and humming as she does. BUT lately she is laughing ALOT oh so rare and oh i can go on and on and on about this hehe but i won't

and this may sound silly but as my son has his wish granted i am getting one of my own granted. we do not have one single family picture we have a few individual ones but none as a unit last one taken was when my dd was 6 months old. This opportunity will finally allow that to happen and i am just as excited as the kids are.. maybe more so ?

anyways HUGSSSSSS to everyone for sharing your stories and letting us read and for letting me do the same

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Thank you for answering me on the asthma question
hearing from another with asthma makes me feel a wee bit better about the ride thing, my ds(wish kiddo) realllly wants me to go on the big rides with him and how can i say no? but Yikes i'm a fraidy cat hehehe but alas for them kiddos i am willing to try anything at least once

and the planning is very cute my dd decided she needed to redo this entire notebook she had started cause of the date changes , she is trying to make sure the planner/diary is jussst perfect.

and we was talking about the not so scary halloween because my ds(wish kiddo) has missed the last several years worth of halloween due to his illness
and we thought it would be a fun thing to do but from what i understand thats a seperate ticket that we would have to buy and seeing as money is tight we will most likely skip it.

my two would be happy with just the flight there and back so anything inbetween will just be icing on the cake and they both still have no idea just how amazing this trip will truly be.

I have been giving very minimal info to them other then ticket info itself. at the moment they do not know they can get into the faster line etc. I did let my son know there is a lounge for wish kiddos to go to when they need a rest or if he wanted a quieter bathroom that the one near first aid would be a great one to go to just to let him know that there are ways to stay close to bathrooms etc.

They just realized today that harry potter was part of this trip and that they will be able to go after reading every single book and all the hours n hours n hours of watching those movies they will be able to see it from a different point of view.

My DS (wish kiddo is 14) in some ways so much older than he should be and has missed out on childhood as many of the other kiddos so to see him acting young and giddy and smiling every day i am in 100% melt mode

my dd is 17 but is more near my sons age, she has also been ill since birth very quiet shy and reserved to give an idea at xmas she barely smiles she just absorbs whats happening and the only way i know she is truly happy is when she is over at her desk writing and humming as she does. BUT lately she is laughing ALOT oh so rare and oh i can go on and on and on about this hehe but i won't

and this may sound silly but as my son has his wish granted i am getting one of my own granted. we do not have one single family picture we have a few individual ones but none as a unit last one taken was when my dd was 6 months old. This opportunity will finally allow that to happen and i am just as excited as the kids are.. maybe more so ?

anyways HUGSSSSSS to everyone for sharing your stories and letting us read and for letting me do the same


You should soooo ask your wish group about the tickets to the MNSSHP! I have seen some of them include that in the Wish for you-you never know without asking!

Also- even if you have to dish out for the tickets- you can use them a different day than your other Disney tickets and make yourself a 4th Disney day for a lower cost than adding a regular ticket! You can get in with just the party ticket at 4 pm!!! Great deal if you look at it that way! And the costumes and characters are just too cool. I am so glad we did it- and yes, it was expensive as all get out! But seeing DD as Hannah Montana and DS doing his first real trick or treating (at Disney none the less!!!) was priceless!

I am glad they are being kids again! I love seeing my DD9 do the same. She acts kinda adultish too- she has her own story.... She is actually my stepdaughter, but closer to me than her mom. Her mom walked out when she was 2 and I guess that brought a lot of the problems on. She has now lived with me for over 5 years and still has issues with people leaving her in places. (Like with my mom -her nana- at the mall. She freaked out- I suppose she thought we were not coming back. )

I am such a Potter freak too! I turned my DD into one as well. It's great! We are surprising her with a trip to Universal for her 10th birthday. I hope I can keep my big old mouth shut! We were going to Disney this year, but allthat got canceled due to a $7000 a/c and heating unit mishap...... bleh! And then we were gonna go for Christmas... gotta change my siggy still.... but we decided we could not afford both trips, so we canceled Disney.... sniff, sniff... But it will be a great trip even if we don't get Disney.

Have a great day!!!!
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You should soooo ask your wish group about the tickets to the MNSSHP! I have seen some of them include that in the Wish for you-you never know without asking!

Also- even if you have to dish out for the tickets- you can use them a different day than your other Disney tickets and make yourself a 4th Disney day for a lower cost than adding a regular ticket! You can get in with just the party ticket at 4 pm!!! Great deal if you look at it that way! And the costumes and characters are just too cool. I am so glad we did it- and yes, it was expensive as all get out! But seeing DD as Hannah Montana and DS doing his first real trick or treating (at Disney none the less!!!) was priceless!

I am glad they are being kids again! I love seeing my DD9 do the same. She acts kinda adultish too- she has her own story.... She is actually my stepdaughter, but closer to me than her mom. Her mom walked out when she was 2 and I guess that brought a lot of the problems on. She has now lived with me for over 5 years and still has issues with people leaving her in places. (Like with my mom -her nana- at the mall. She freaked out- I suppose she thought we were not coming back. )

I am such a Potter freak too! I turned my DD into one as well. It's great! We are surprising her with a trip to Universal for her 10th birthday. I hope I can keep my big old mouth shut! We were going to Disney this year, but allthat got canceled due to a $7000 a/c and heating unit mishap...... bleh! And then we were gonna go for Christmas... gotta change my siggy still.... but we decided we could not afford both trips, so we canceled Disney.... sniff, sniff... But it will be a great trip even if we don't get Disney.

Have a great day!!!!
Aww I think its great that you have taken your DD under your wing and that she now has a great mother in time i'm sure she will feel secure again.

I checked out the not so scary disney and it definatly looks like something we will to add to the agenda

what an awesome B-day surprise !! and bummer on the a/c heating, i have a sneaking idea that after this trip that the dream factory is giving my son and us it will cause a travel bug in my kiddos, hoping that we can get back up on our feet so we can plan a trip after we go to this one for a couple years from now but we'll see medical bills and gas money to and from appts is atypically where any extra funds would go but it will be fun dreaming and since you will be doing universal this time means you can dream/plan your next disney whoohoo
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Aww I think its great that you have taken your DD under your wing and that she now has a great mother in time i'm sure she will feel secure again.

I checked out the not so scary disney and it definatly looks like something we will to add to the agenda

what an awesome B-day surprise !! and bummer on the a/c heating, i have a sneaking idea that after this trip that the dream factory is giving my son and us it will cause a travel bug in my kiddos, hoping that we can get back up on our feet so we can plan a trip after we go to this one for a couple years from now but we'll see medical bills and gas money to and from appts is atypically where any extra funds would go but it will be fun dreaming and since you will be doing universal this time means you can dream/plan your next disney whoohoo

The planning and dreaming are sometimes the best part!!! And the past few times for us- the only part..... but hey, as Anne of Green Gables says- It's always fun to look forward to something, even if in the end you can't have it. Anticipation is sometimes the best part, and no one can take that away- Even if there is a big thud at the end of it when you don't get the dream. It wasn't in those exact words, but I really don't feel like looking the quote up. lol

I dream big and live frugally! If it isn't a great deal- I wait. If it was meant to be- it will be there next time and for a better price!

And it also helps if you live close enough to drive to Disney. Kinda helps the dream if the reality is a little closer. If we had to fly, we would never be able to afford it. We are a one income family, so it's a little tight right now- so I completely understand the money bits. I still have medical bills from having my DS- two years ago..... and my husbands neck surgery- about 5 years ago...... So yeah.... you could say I know the bills- not quite to the same extent as you.... but I get the gist of it!
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The planning and dreaming are sometimes the best part!!! And the past few times for us- the only part..... but hey, as Anne of Green Gables says- It's always fun to look forward to something, even if in the end you can't have it. Anticipation is sometimes the best part, and no one can take that away- Even if there is a big thud at the end of it when you don't get the dream. It wasn't in those exact words, but I really don't feel like looking the quote up. lol
I LOVE that quote !!! and yes I agree the dreaming is so nice to have again and My good guess we are all in pretty much the same boat these days, so sorry to hear about your DH's surgery but glad he's thru it ! we should all write a book together hehehe cause thats one thing that i love about this place, the ability to talk about moments , share moments , get excited, laugh and even cry together through this place !!

I'm just in this amazingly wonderful mood today despite the clouds and gloomy weather and for the moment that has to definatly be due to this trip. For a change we as a family have something fun to talk about
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Ok so this is where we stand atm;
We have 2 1/2 months prior to trip.
I know what day we fly out on.
I know who we are flying with.
No clue what time we fly out as of yet.


I am on pins n needles waiting for my sons wish coordinater to contact us and let us know the specific flight time.

So other than that my DD 17 (Katelynn) and my DS 14 Wish Kiddo (James)
Have been talking about thier Must haves.

DS wants to try at least 1 big ride and ride on as many rides as possible
Also wants a picture with spongebob and to go see the starwars exhibit.

and DD wants to Pick a pearl thats her top priority and she hasn't picked anything else yet really thats a MUST have to make the trip special.

They are both Very shy, so getting them to say what it is they really want is like pulling teeth !!!

Do have a question for anyone following along thats already been,

We will technically have 5 days to do things in since I do not know our flight times yet. I have read that we get 3 days disney, 2 days universal and 1 day seaworld. for seaworld is that something that we could get in and out within 3 hours ? The one thing my son was saying he would like from there is to walk into that shark tunnel shown online, Kiddos have never been to an aquarium either and he does love sharks.

And I just realized today looks like kiddos will miss the Christmas Party at GKTW depending on what time we fly out that day we will be leaving on a thursday. I swear I am as bad as a kiddo at times lol I was hoping to have a picture of katelynn n james taken with santa as I do not have a single one with them with Santa.. ah well Rest of trip will surely make up for missing the Christmas night I'm Sure.


One of these days I might actually start planning vs babbling
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Ok so this is where we stand atm;
We have 2 1/2 months prior to trip.
I know what day we fly out on.
I know who we are flying with.
No clue what time we fly out as of yet.

So other than that my DD 17 (Katelynn) and my DS 14 Wish Kiddo (James)
Have been talking about thier Must haves.

Do have a question for anyone following along thats already been,

We will technically have 5 days to do things in since I do not know our flight times yet. I have read that we get 3 days disney, 2 days universal and 1 day seaworld. for seaworld is that something that we could get in and out within 3 hours ? The one thing my son was saying he would like from there is to walk into that shark tunnel shown online, Kiddos have never been to an aquarium either and he does love sharks.

And I just realized today looks like kiddos will miss the Christmas Party at GKTW depending on what time we fly out that day we will be leaving on a thursday. I swear I am as bad as a kiddo at times lol I was hoping to have a picture of katelynn n james taken with santa as I do not have a single one with them with Santa.. ah well Rest of trip will surely make up for missing the Christmas night I'm Sure.

You better get planning young lady! At least you have two willing and able to plan kiddos to help you out!! I would have them each pick a park to make a plan for that works for you all. Kinda like really fun homework! I let my DD help me plan and she loved it- thought she was really big stuff then. And if the plan doesn't work- oh well- at least then they have an idea of what all is available to them in the parks.

(sorry... DS1 wanted those there...lol) He is adding more- he likes them. Ok. He is done.

He just erased my entire message.... ugh! This is a re-write.....

It bites about missing the Christmas party too. Mayne it will work out? Or maybe you could ask about it at GKTW? It never hurts to ask. Explain how you would like the pic and maybe they can make it happen.
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Hi, Not sure where or how to begin here. I started out with curiousity about gktw and stumbled my way upon these forums. I will start by saying thank you to those of you who have shared your stories and inspired me to write a bit about mine.

I'll start out with who we are:
There is ME: Mum - My DH - My DD (17) and my DS (14) Dream Factory Wish Kiddo
well we have had some pretty bumpy roads along the way, my daughter was always our very ill one, she has had pnumonia countless number of times starting with her first round at 5 months old, and she's had it at least once every year since sometimes multiple times despite having pnumonia shot. she has Asthma and arthritis and a hollow bone in her knee and IBS. and she is not the wish child !
My son was always colic as a baby, had an umbilical hernia also as a baby that never went away but despite that he seemed very healthy. until at nearly a year old he was anemic. Now my dr blamed me for this and gave me all sorts of information on "food pyramid" etc etc etc it's always interesting when you are a young mother how easily you are dismissed. and I have to add the fact that i nursed my son for 2 years, and obviously gave him food at the proper steps. and what my Dr did not realize is i had chosen to take parenting classes several years prior to having my son. ( NOthing like turning a short story long is there) ok back to my son.
This went on for several years my son being anemic then not anemic roller coaster.. he grew at a slower rate then my daughter but was very smart so i presumed he was just going to be my lil guy.. then at about 7ish he sorta quit growing now mind you in all this i am dealing with my daughters illnesses and sicknesses so i had not fully become aware that he was not growing fast enough. well in that time frame my son was hit by a car (seperate long story) and that sent things rolling in a different direction.
OK now my son is past the car accident finally and things seem to be once again getting better and at about my sons 10th birthday it hit me.. He is Tiny ! amazing how on a particular day you notice something that has been right before you. he was so small at age 10 that i could hold him up on my hip comfortably. well i took him for a 2nd physical that year and again he was anemic
I started giving him 2 vitamins vs 1 per day and making sure he had the breakfast protein drinks along with his regular breakfast jussst in case i was missing something as Dr's were saying it was something i was doing yet again. a couple months later he had lost some serious weight and begun looking pale this was at the end of july of his 10th year at this point. we started taking him to the dr's weekly asking dr after dr what was wrong. they would just shrug it off say he was ok and send us on our way. few weeks later the bleeding began or when my son finally come to me and asked me if blood was normal ... off to dr's that same day .. Dr says oh well maybe e-coli... son now starts to sleep constantly and is becoming paler and paler, a few more months pass and still taking him to the dr's weekly watching him cry in pain he could no longer walk as his ankles hurt dr's said nothing was wrong.. well long story short Christmas Eve was here.. now any kiddo is excited on xmas eve
not my son
he was tired and seriously looked like he was from another dimension. the color of him was there is only one way i can describe it and if i try it will just get me crying so i wont even try, its just not a good feeling seeing your child that small and that pale and not care that its christmas cause he is fighting to survive( i just didnt know how much he was fighting).
family kept saying "oh his father was always pale too" yadda yadda well day after christmas i took him back up to the dr's this time i meet new dr that is still in training. so i am iffy about her
i finally look at her and ask 1 simple question can you please tell me why my son is anemic? WELL bang.. she looked at me i looked at her course i am in tears at this point cause now i am having to carry my son everywhere he goes he simply cant walk.. she says i want you to go for blood work and i'll see you in a couple days.. my son and i get home after blood work i no more then had just taken his jacket off and boom she wanted to send an ambulance.. hemoglobin was down to almost 4 just under 4 now this was foreign to me i did not know what this meant... but i drove my son cause it is faster then waiting for an ambulance Blood transfusion time.. and thats when life again begun to change... ok so he is admitted finally for testing and dr's are looking at me like i am a horrible woman for letting my son get so ill , i even heard one say something about me out in hallway as i stood in room looking at my son getting someone elses blood .. dont get me wrong i am greatful for the donation and i do donate blood but i was oddly angry that someone elses blood was running into my sons veins when it should be mine.. course when i finally went home to see my daughter for awhile i decided to google up everyone of my sons symptoms and it come up to 2 conclusions .. Leukimia or Crohn's.. BOTH Scared me so it become a waiting game took 1.5 montsh to finally diagnose him and he did in fact have Crohn's disease. his gets so severe that he gets the ulcers inside his mouth in esophagus all thru entire digestive system hios colon already looks black in areas and has several spots dr's could not even get to with a scope. he also gets the ulcers on top of his head and gets a rare crohns rash all over his arms n legs when he is having a severe flareup. with this Crohns he has arthritis .. gets migrains and easily tires.. well this has started a long road of every 6 to 8 weeks he goes in for infusions and takes a slew of drugs in the morning just to try and avoid a flare up. can have no whole grains .. only white breads no fresh fruits and veggies unless its a melon with no seeds.. the list goes on and on .. easily summed up.. If its good for you its bad for him. Even though i was feeding him correctly whole grains plenty of fruits and veggies etc etc for him all those years i was feeding him incorrectly.. so In short Crohn's disease .. before my son was diagnosed i had never heard of it now i wish i never had. there is more to the whole Crohn's than i have listed here as far as complications can go but as far as letting you all know why J' is so in need of this trip and his sister too this would be why... EEgads a book sorry all and sorry for all the typos !!!! and after this background i can start telling more about the Upcoming trip !! something positive finally :D

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Just read a little about your story and what your daughter has gone through and is still going through caught my attention. My daughter (7 years old) has had numerous hospital stays due to pneumonia. She has low bone density, asthma and osteoperosis. Along with dermatology problems which cause major skin infections. She was tested for Job's Syndrome, which is an immune dificiency. It is only done at John Hopkins in Maryland and your doctor has to order the test, however they can do a blood draw to check the IGG levels to get a good idea if Job's Syndrome is present. Just thought I would share this info with you. They have started my daughter on a new medicine that is supposed to help her not get the pneumonia as much. We won't know anything until this fall however. Hope you enjoy your trip and we may be there when you are. We are waiting for our Special Wish dates.
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(sorry... DS1 wanted those there...lol) He is adding more- he likes them. Ok. He is done.

He just erased my entire message.... ugh! This is a re-write.....
Now that is precious !!! anytime he wants to click away hop on here LOL

My DD has been doing some major research and my DS(wish kiddo) is a last minute type of lil guy so i'm sure once we get the actual flight times the massive planning will begin
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Just read a little about your story and what your daughter has gone through and is still going through caught my attention. My daughter (7 years old) has had numerous hospital stays due to pneumonia. She has low bone density, asthma and osteoperosis. Along with dermatology problems which cause major skin infections. She was tested for Job's Syndrome, which is an immune dificiency. It is only done at John Hopkins in Maryland and your doctor has to order the test, however they can do a blood draw to check the IGG levels to get a good idea if Job's Syndrome is present. Just thought I would share this info with you. They have started my daughter on a new medicine that is supposed to help her not get the pneumonia as much. We won't know anything until this fall however. Hope you enjoy your trip and we may be there when you are. We are waiting for our Special Wish dates.
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Thanks for writing, thats soo interesting We have had DD tested for everything under the sun but i have never heard of that, i might ask dr about it just to rule it out. I know summer times she is at her best both of the kids tend to be at thier best health during summer despite all thier allergies

I know my son doesnt seem to be doing as well as he could be atm , my guess is his remicade did not take so I am crossing my fingers his next treatment will go better which will be at the end of this month
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Thanks for writing, thats soo interesting We have had DD tested for everything under the sun but i have never heard of that, i might ask dr about it just to rule it out. I know summer times she is at her best both of the kids tend to be at thier best health during summer despite all thier allergies

I know my son doesnt seem to be doing as well as he could be atm , my guess is his remicade did not take so I am crossing my fingers his next treatment will go better which will be at the end of this month
Jobs is also known as hyper IGE levels. Has she ever had her IGE levels checked? Madison is the youngest person known to have jobs. We are being sent to John Hopkins in Maryland to see a doctor that specializes in Jobs. We have been told that she is now in the life threatening stage, which is how we qualified for this trip.
i hope your son gets to feeling better.
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Jobs is also known as hyper IGE levels. Has she ever had her IGE levels checked? Madison is the youngest person known to have jobs. We are being sent to John Hopkins in Maryland to see a doctor that specializes in Jobs. We have been told that she is now in the life threatening stage, which is how we qualified for this trip.
i hope your son gets to feeling better.
Thanks for the well wishes for my son and you know, I am not sure if she has ever had her IGE levels done tbh. She has her annual physical coming up and I figured I could ask DR then, see we have student dr's It's a learning facility which has its pro's n cons as does anyplace. However, I have learned over the years to ask tons of questions vs just wonder. I;m so sorry your daughter is in the life threatening stage, I pray she holds steady and Dr's can help sustain. It will be so exciting to finally have a DR free week tho won't it? Not the way i would have ever planned my first family vacation (going to disney due to ill kiddo) But I will be forever greatful for the opportunity the excitement alone of talking about what we will see what we will do has been a definate mood lifter
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Well, seeing as this all seemed to be so to good to be true for my son and our family, I started to over think everything soo I emailed my sons wish granter coordinater not sure what we call her , Our Dream Maker and she let me know we will not know our flight times until sometime in September where James was chosen for the american airlines wish flight. she said it is a done deal I will still feel better when I see something on paper silly huh? However knowing that its a 100% go for Oct 1 - 7th my DD Katelynn has decided we must start the planning. Since we do not know when flight times will be until sept we have decided to exclude the
1st and exclude the 7th (fly in and out days) in the planning process and if we have time to do something on those days it will be a bonus
so my questions out there to anyone reading this is;

Is harry potter section a whole day event or a 1/2 day? my son will only do a ride at most twice and if its super fast, the fastest/roughest coasters he will not even do those ones and from reading trip reports getting into the stores will almost be impossible in harry potter

does anyone know if you can leave a park 1/2 day go back to gktw for lunch/break and then go back to the park on the same ticket?
we will not be bringing any personal money however we was told we would get a lil bit of money for souvineers or a dinner whichever we chose to do and I know my kiddos they will want souvineers they might be 14 and 17 but they are young in many ways. so we will skip adr's

If you do not sit thru a show at seaworld and go to more or less look at the sharks and maybe penguins etc would that be 1/2 day ? I know my DS mentioned it would be cool to walk through the shark tunnel like you see on tv

I also have a question about GKTW, both of my kiddos eat about every 2 to 3 hours small meals are you only allowed 1 dinner 1 lunch 1 supper? trying to figure out if i should budget some money to go grocery shopping while there

Its amazing how many what if questions I have LOL but for now these are the ones on mind most
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Well, seeing as this all seemed to be so to good to be true for my son and our family, I started to over think everything soo I emailed my sons wish granter coordinater not sure what we call her , Our Dream Maker and she let me know we will not know our flight times until sometime in September where James was chosen for the american airlines wish flight. she said it is a done deal I will still feel better when I see something on paper silly huh? However knowing that its a 100% go for Oct 1 - 7th my DD Katelynn has decided we must start the planning. Since we do not know when flight times will be until sept we have decided to exclude the
1st and exclude the 7th (fly in and out days) in the planning process and if we have time to do something on those days it will be a bonus
so my questions out there to anyone reading this is;

Is harry potter section a whole day event or a 1/2 day? my son will only do a ride at most twice and if its super fast, the fastest/roughest coasters he will not even do those ones and from reading trip reports getting into the stores will almost be impossible in harry potter

does anyone know if you can leave a park 1/2 day go back to gktw for lunch/break and then go back to the park on the same ticket?
we will not be bringing any personal money however we was told we would get a lil bit of money for souvineers or a dinner whichever we chose to do and I know my kiddos they will want souvineers they might be 14 and 17 but they are young in many ways. so we will skip adr's

If you do not sit thru a show at seaworld and go to more or less look at the sharks and maybe penguins etc would that be 1/2 day ? I know my DS mentioned it would be cool to walk through the shark tunnel like you see on tv

I also have a question about GKTW, both of my kiddos eat about every 2 to 3 hours small meals are you only allowed 1 dinner 1 lunch 1 supper? trying to figure out if i should budget some money to go grocery shopping while there

Its amazing how many what if questions I have LOL but for now these are the ones on mind most
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I wondered if you guys would be part of Wish Flight!! How awesome is that!!!!!!

I would do Harry Potter in the very early morning or late in the afternoon - as the crowds will hopefully be less and you could actually get in to the stores (which are an attraction by themselves) - make sure you find a Team Member that will help get you through the crowds.

Yes - you can definitely go back to any park. Sea World will give you a stamp to get back in and the rest you can use your ticket.

I would call GKTW and ask the question about the meals. You can certainly eat ice cream many times a day and I believe that they have some food items at the ice cream shop, but I am not sure if they would count toward your allotment.

However, I really think the allotment is just to keep people from getting a ton of food - for some reason GKTW was having trouble because people were eating more than they were supposed to (which I don't really get?) - but I know that GKTW would give you something to get small meals instead of large ones or just give you more vouchers. I also think you can purchase vouchers for a very small fee, too, which would be a lot cheaper than buying snacks.

If you just want to buy snacks to take with you, then there is a WalMart right down the street by GKTW - you can't miss it.

Keep firing away with the questions! I don't always see them...so you can pos them to the wish trippers thread, too, if you want.


congrats on WISH FLIGHT!!!!!!
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Wow! The wish flight should be extra cool! I can't even imagine!! Congrats on that one- and you will have to explain more about it too! I know there is a plane that takes a bunch of Wish Kids- but tell me more!!!
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