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Old 03-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #2881
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Good luck. My husband has some kind of fascination with this idea of taking the train. It didn't help that we sat right next to a guy at Tune In Lounge last year who worked for the Raleigh or Durham train. I'm like no way! My husband showed me a picture of the sleeping cabin. It only sleeps 2 and the toilet doubles as a chair? I have to sleep within sniffing distance of a toilet? Mmmmm, no. Plus, it is more expensive and takes longer to get there than driving. My car practically drives itself; and my husband thrives on 500 calories and 5 hours of sleep a day anyway.

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Now which train does your husband want to take The Autotrain or the reg Amtrak train, there are 2 one starts in I believe Philly and goes to Miami, it makes like 17 million stops along the way and you can't bring your car. Or The AutoTrain that you catch in Lorton VA and only makes 1 stop for fuel and ends in Sanford FL, and your car is with you

I'll have to dig out a pamplet to check out where the toilets are in the rooms on the Autotrain, I have never booked a room since the price is crazy high for them, but I really would not want to have the toilet in the room either

For you to take The Autotrain you would actually have to drive a few hours north only to pass your house on the train later on, so it really would not make much sense
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:25 AM   #2882
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Now which train does your husband want to take The Autotrain or the reg Amtrak train
It is the Amtrak.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #2883
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It is the Amtrak.
My parents took the regular Amtrak train out of Philly once, they hated it, said like it seemed all they were doing was stoping at a station's and it took forever

I agree with you 100% I would not take the regular Amtrak train to FL either, The AutoTrain is also Amtrak but runs by a different set of standards, for instance on the lower floor of the lounge car there is a smoking room, I don't smoke but the point is it's way more accommodating since you can not get off the train till FL.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #2884
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Got my skeleton plan for August, already you can see my Commando madness showing

Aug 4 - Arrive around 10am check in, unpack grab lunch
12pm - Epcot
5pm ADR Ohana's
7pm Birthday party at Capt. Cooks
- MK till closing EMH

Aug 5 - AM - AK
PM - HS

Aug 6 - AM - MK
Noon Haircut Harmony Barbershop
3 pm - Epcot
4:40 ADR Teppen Edo
Epcot till closing EMH

Aug 7 - Legoland
PM - ????

Aug 8 - Aquatica/Seaworld

Aug 9 - AM - Epcot
5pm ADR Shula's
PM - MK

Aug 10 - Bush Gardens / water park

Aug 11 - AM - Gatorland
Dinner T-Rex Cafe
PM - MK

Aug 12 AM - AK
5:05 ADR Boma's
PM - HS

Aug 13 - AM - HS
PM - Epcot

August 14 - 7:30am ADR Ohana's
MK till noon, head home

At 5 months out I pretty much have it down on where we will be, now I have to carefully fill the days with what we are doing, 80% of that is done on my train ride down, since at that time everything going on in the parks will be current
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #2885
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I was just going through some threads and OMG some of the things people worry about at WDW and how late some people discover they have to do something, a lot of things we would have thought of way in advance, for a 1st timer I could see some things over looked but by veterans
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:41 AM   #2886
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I'm in a panic

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Got my skeleton plan for August, already you can see my Commando madness showing

Aug 4 - Arrive around 10am check in, unpack grab lunch
12pm - Epcot
5pm ADR Ohana's
7pm Birthday party at Capt. Cooks
- MK till closing EMH

Aug 5 - AM - AK
PM - HS

Aug 6 - AM - MK
Noon Haircut Harmony Barbershop
3 pm - Epcot
4:40 ADR Teppen Edo
Epcot till closing EMH

Aug 7 - Legoland
PM - ????

Aug 8 - Aquatica/Seaworld

Aug 9 - AM - Epcot
5pm ADR Shula's
PM - MK

Aug 10 - Bush Gardens / water park

Aug 11 - AM - Gatorland
Dinner T-Rex Cafe
PM - MK

Aug 12 AM - AK
5:05 ADR Boma's
PM - HS

Aug 13 - AM - HS
PM - Epcot

August 14 - 7:30am ADR Ohana's
MK till noon, head home

At 5 months out I pretty much have it down on where we will be, now I have to carefully fill the days with what we are doing, 80% of that is done on my train ride down, since at that time everything going on in the parks will be current
Love This!

I'm over 200 days out and don't have a day planned yet. Can't make ADRs or have EMH yet to really plan. I know I can't really plan yet but it doesn't stop me from wanting to.

We're DVC members and I bought a season pass but I'm not getting it till we arrive. I know they haven't said yet how annual pass holder can make Fast Pass reservation. I'm sure I will need to already have my pass. So I think I will be walking around the first day making them.

So I'm in a Panic!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:17 PM   #2887
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The plans look great Ron!
Sorry I have been MIA lately guys, I have been so slammed with school work. I need t update my PTR this week as I also have plans laid out for my May trip. Still no ADR to BOG yet. Looks like we may not get it. Oh well, I got others, like Garden Grove's mother's day brunch. I need to get back on the ball for the Nov trip though, I will be able to make ADR's in a month or so, I need to be ready
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:24 PM   #2888
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Love This!

I'm over 200 days out and don't have a day planned yet. Can't make ADRs or have EMH yet to really plan. I know I can't really plan yet but it doesn't stop me from wanting to.

We're DVC members and I bought a season pass but I'm not getting it till we arrive. I know they haven't said yet how annual pass holder can make Fast Pass reservation. I'm sure I will need to already have my pass. So I think I will be walking around the first day making them.

So I'm in a Panic!
I can see why you would be in a panic, but IMO I wouldn't sweat it, you should know in the next couple weeks now all the EMH parks so you can make your ADR's. as far as the Fast Pass reservations it's still in the testing phase so there is no saying anything will be even happening with it when you go, although if things change and they put it into affect I'm sure you could call and tell them your situation and maybe they can tell you what your AP number is so you can make the Fast Pass reservations Not the same thing but for a example, I book through AAA and for a few things I've made reservations at 6 months out even though you would not even find out about it till you got your packet at a month out just because I new a phone number and made the call
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #2889
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The plans look great Ron!
Sorry I have been MIA lately guys, I have been so slammed with school work. I need t update my PTR this week as I also have plans laid out for my May trip. Still no ADR to BOG yet. Looks like we may not get it. Oh well, I got others, like Garden Grove's mother's day brunch. I need to get back on the ball for the Nov trip though, I will be able to make ADR's in a month or so, I need to be ready
No need to apologize for school work, In fact I hope you do great and go far Who knows one day you might land a high ranking job and be in the position to take a risk and hire some of us risk thinkers seems like everyone goes for the sure thing these days, but this country was built and thrived on risk takers look at Walt
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No need to apologize for school work, In fact I hope you do great and go far Who knows one day you might land a high ranking job and be in the position to take a risk and hire some of us risk thinkers seems like everyone goes for the sure thing these days, but this country was built and thrived on risk takers look at Walt
Thanks That is exactly what I want to do. I am working on Nursing as my trade, Intl Marketing however is what I want to do as a career. Good ideas with good business Thanks for the encouragement, it really does help
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #2891
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7 months out on Tuesday and can book our resort then. I am getting very anxious. Targeting BCV or BWV but not optimistic about getting either with the Wine & Food Festival going on then. We have enough points to get a 2BR but prefer not to burn those points. Once we have our resort nailed down, we'll straw man our itinerary.
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A little rumor out there that some might like to see, rumor has it that Monorail Black may be the Iron Rail, it is rumored that it may be getting a Iron Man 3 wrap soon
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #2893
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7 months out on Tuesday and can book our resort then. I am getting very anxious. Targeting BCV or BWV but not optimistic about getting either with the Wine & Food Festival going on then. We have enough points to get a 2BR but prefer not to burn those points. Once we have our resort nailed down, we'll straw man our itinerary.
Hope you get it, but as a Commando don't cut yourself short being optimistic about getting it, Myself I would have the attitude that is where I'm staying until it is confirmed or told different, you got to positive even when touring the parks, The Force is strong it can sense doubt
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BELLEDOZER is no more,
her broken name riddled with Cyberbullets
laying on the floor

A victim of a vicious attack
a victim of a Cyber attack

Her email hacked and raided
trails of chaos everywhere

As I rise from the ashes
with a new user name

Can I still come and play??

This is Trish as you can tell
Having one H****ll of a year so far

And lastly still can I keep my Commando #
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #2895
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Sorry that this happened to you Trish, maybe when it all over you can let us know how it happened & how we can avoid it happening to us.

- Commander-make sure you give her the "Commando test" to verify her commando rank & serial number -just kidding!

So my little "adoptive" grandson was born today! Emerson Mark David Walker, the Mark David is after my husband, his first trip to WDW will be in Dec/13. - (with Mom,Dad,DSis(6) DSis (5) Dbro (3) & the Mudducks) so I'm off to get a new ticker since he's here now!
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