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Old 07-27-2013, 11:41 PM   #3256
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This thread has been around for 3 years and I just now saw it. I should be a commando, but I'm actually not. The thing is, I'm a major planner when it comes to vacations, but when the vacation involves an amusement park, I just can't. I'm at the parks open to close every time, but I'm pretty much winging it. I apologize if this has been asked before (I'd never find the time to read 200+ pages of this thread), but considering the unpredictability of things like lines, how are you all able to do it?
So you think you should be a Commando but your actually not, Well you know what I think, You are now officially member #243 Like Norm said Commando's come on all different levels with different plans and ideas

As far as how we do it, a lot of planning , being able to change the plan if necessary even while at a park, and follow your gut feeling
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #3257
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It looks like I'm going to need some help while I'm down at WDW, it seems lately they have been posting The Limited Time Only events at the last minute, Chances are pretty high that when I leave on Sat. that next weeks events will not be posted yet, If anyone finds out what the events for the 2 weeks of 8/4 - 8/14 are please post them here, I'm sure I will get a much appreciated text about the events
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #3258
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Just booked our trip for jan 2014! Making a list of resturants to make adr's for and of all the places I've wanted to do on past trips but didn't get to. I'm so excited cause the planning part is a lot of fun for me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #3259
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Just booked our trip for jan 2014! Making a list of resturants to make adr's for and of all the places I've wanted to do on past trips but didn't get to. I'm so excited cause the planning part is a lot of fun for me.
Congrats on your trip That should be a Great time to go, it should clear out nice after the Holidays
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #3260
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Congrats on your trip That should be a Great time to go, it should clear out nice after the Holidays
Good to hear! We have been at the end of January before and it was perfect. I've always wanted to see the Christmas decorations and from what I've read the Osbourne Lights will still be up, so I am very excited. Plus now, we have to work around my sons school schedule and this will have us getting back just a couple days before school starts back up.

Any must do's for the Christmas decor that will still be up???
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:59 PM   #3261
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About 82 hrs till I'm WDW property and my wife is already bugging me to get the luggage so we can start to pack, I have found in past trips the earlier you pack the more you forget, I can pack in about 10 minutes for 11 days
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #3262
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I find that by the time the day of the trip has arrived, I've been packed for the most part for over a week, usually just adding last minute things to the suitcase. i usually buy new OTC drugs, and a host of other things that can be used post trip. We have a friend of ours that doesn't pack for trips until the taxi arrives to take him to the airport. So to pack less than 24 hrs before a trip is good enough. If you've got a detailed packing list, then it's easy to pack at the last minute. Have a great trip!!!

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #3263
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Have Fun

Have a great trip and think of us poor (not at Disney)people...
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #3264
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I don't actually pack until the day before and day of our trips, but I make a big pile of "things to be packed" on the sofa, lol.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #3265
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I usually have my suitcase 90% packed months in advanced (I can't help it, it's the organizer in me), then a day or 2 before the trip I'll finish sorting things into the carry on and suitcase, and it's done. I'm hoping for a trip to WDW next year, but that's subject to how much I get out of ICBC (Insurance corp of BC) for my personal injury claim from my accident in Jan. Still waiting on the first offer from them. So we'll see how that goes. Have a great trip RON!!!!

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #3266
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I don't actually pack until the day before and day of our trips, but I make a big pile of "things to be packed" on the sofa, lol.
I do the same thing, but pile it up in my closet for the month leading up to the trip!

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #3267
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you all make me feel silly

Ok my trip is oct2014 and I have already set stuff aside for that trip. Stuff I bought just for that trip so I know I won't need it before that.....
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:39 AM   #3268
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Ok my trip is oct2014 and I have already set stuff aside for that trip. Stuff I bought just for that trip so I know I won't need it before that.....
A few years ago I bought a storage box and labeled it our Disney box. We keep things in it that only go to Disney with us.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:46 AM   #3269
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Hi guys!
Can I join? I really think that I belong here!
My boyfriend and I are travelling from Spain next october and it will be our first time in WDW.
I've been planning this trip for more than a year now and we are really happy. I did a lot of research, got Free Dining, 180 days ADR's, made lots of lists, everyday schedules... Even some packing!
Since we live very far from WDW we don't know when we would be able to return (hope it will be soon) so we are going to try to make the most out of our time there, that means no sleeping allowed
Can't believe it's less than 3 months
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #3270
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Welcome!! You'll just have to wait for our fearless leader to get back from his trip so that he can give you an official welcome. Honestly I would have started a box for our future trip to WDW, potentially for next year, but it's subject to how much money I get from my injury claim, and won't know that for the next couple of months. Once I've got money in hand so to speak, intend on making a huge amt of tie dye shirts for the kids and hiding them away for the trip. The way it is, I've got my suitcase 90% packed for my trip in Nov for my DL trip, and that trip is just under 4 months away.
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