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Old 11-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #1351
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ron on a scooter!!! i can see you plowing through on a scooter!
monday i had to take my wife to philly for an m.r.i. while she was in the m.r.i. machine at 7am, i was in the back of our minivan, on the phone, papers all over, making our adrs for may!!! m.r.i. or not, monday was 180 days, im calling!!! the first thing she asked me, "did we get everything??"
Dave, years from now you never know, For now you know 1st hand I move like the wind I could be right next to you, and if you stop to buy a soda, I'll be at the other end of the park

I can see your wife after the m.r.i. asking if you got all the ADR's Hope everything turned out OK, she's a keeper, plus she understands zerfibonics
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #1352
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Just found out my next door neighbor is going to be in WDW the exact same days as us.
As well I helped a buddy from work plan his first family vacation, also the exact same days as us.
Both families are rookies, and depending on me to help them.

I told them - I will help you with plans, strategies, where to eat, how FP's work, etc... but once we get there - I am on MY FAMILY vacation and you are on your own. If you want to follow us, follow us - but we tour at OUR pace - and wait for no one.

I am just worried once we get there, they will be offended if we don't tour them around. Or if they say "Hey, this looks cool, let's try it" and my response is "See ya, I ain't going anywhere near Stitches Great Escape ever again"
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:04 AM   #1353
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IMO I think you will be OK, get your AP's and hit the store, pull up to the Sheraton about 3:30 (close enough plus by the time you wait in line and check in), In room at about 4, unload car, and be on the road to HS by 5, if it takes a 1/2 hour to get there and park, now it's 5:30, Fantasmic starts at 6:30

I looked at the park hours, there is a PM EMH, but if you only go to the Osbourne lights, I don't think they check room keys unless you are going on a ride, but to be on the safe side, I would be in that area right after Fantasmic I would also recommend seeing it a few times, from different spots (It's awesome)
Thanks for the additional idea. We'll probably try that. We probably won't get off the ship until about 10ish, then by the time we get to the hotel to get the car, load it up and drive to WDW, I anticipate we might not get there until 1 or so. Noon would be better if the ship is good at disembarkment.

Yes, we will see the Osborne lights whenever we can! Love it! And since Epcot doesn't show Illuminations until 9:30 every night, do two things in evenings without moving the car. Got to catch the Candelight Processional once or twice, too.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #1354
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Just found out my next door neighbor is going to be in WDW the exact same days as us.
As well I helped a buddy from work plan his first family vacation, also the exact same days as us.
Both families are rookies, and depending on me to help them.

I told them - I will help you with plans, strategies, where to eat, how FP's work, etc... but once we get there - I am on MY FAMILY vacation and you are on your own. If you want to follow us, follow us - but we tour at OUR pace - and wait for no one.

I am just worried once we get there, they will be offended if we don't tour them around. Or if they say "Hey, this looks cool, let's try it" and my response is "See ya, I ain't going anywhere near Stitches Great Escape ever again"

Wow Brian, you got a full plate, You will have my cell # could probably pull the mandatory club meeting excuse if you feel the need to bail on them
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #1355
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Thanks for the additional idea. We'll probably try that. We probably won't get off the ship until about 10ish, then by the time we get to the hotel to get the car, load it up and drive to WDW, I anticipate we might not get there until 1 or so. Noon would be better if the ship is good at disembarkment.

Yes, we will see the Osborne lights whenever we can! Love it! And since Epcot doesn't show Illuminations until 9:30 every night, do two things in evenings without moving the car. Got to catch the Candelight Processional once or twice, too.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:11 AM   #1356
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Just found out my next door neighbor is going to be in WDW the exact same days as us.
As well I helped a buddy from work plan his first family vacation, also the exact same days as us.
Both families are rookies, and depending on me to help them.

I told them - I will help you with plans, strategies, where to eat, how FP's work, etc... but once we get there - I am on MY FAMILY vacation and you are on your own. If you want to follow us, follow us - but we tour at OUR pace - and wait for no one.

I am just worried once we get there, they will be offended if we don't tour them around. Or if they say "Hey, this looks cool, let's try it" and my response is "See ya, I ain't going anywhere near Stitches Great Escape ever again"
So, we can't hang out then?
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:46 AM   #1357
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So, we can't hang out then?
Always time for a DISDad meet up. Maybe a Dole Whip, ride on Expedition Everest, or a Beer around the world.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #1358
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Always time for a DISDad meet up. Maybe a Dole Whip, ride on Expedition Everest, or a Beer around the world.
I would definitely be up for that . Do you normally go the same time of year?
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #1359
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I would definitely be up for that . Do you normally go the same time of year?
Last trip was August, and next trip is August.

All other trips, are all over the calendar.

It's kinda a crap shoot...
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #1360
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Working in the store this week, I think I have I have it down pat picking out shoppers that would no plan what so ever if they went to WDW

They are shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, but look like a deer in headlights If it's a project just doing the shopping, I wouldn't want to be at the dinner
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #1361
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I'm getting rejected at every PTO request for later in the Summer!
I can have the week of Spring Break off.....anyone been in mid-March? I'm sure it's busy but since I'm planning rope drops I don't think it'll be much of a problem, plus I'm not doing any TS.

What do you all think?
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:04 PM   #1362
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I'm getting rejected at every PTO request for later in the Summer!
I can have the week of Spring Break off.....anyone been in mid-March? I'm sure it's busy but since I'm planning rope drops I don't think it'll be much of a problem, plus I'm not doing any TS.

What do you all think?
Mid March is the busiest I've ever seen it.

We were there in 2009.

With FP's and Rope Drops, and a good plan - it's manageable.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #1363
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I'm getting rejected at every PTO request for later in the Summer!
I can have the week of Spring Break off.....anyone been in mid-March? I'm sure it's busy but since I'm planning rope drops I don't think it'll be much of a problem, plus I'm not doing any TS.

What do you all think?
I've never been to WDW the 1st half of the year, I would really like to go at the end of March on my Bday, We have done our anniversery and my wife & son's Bday, but I feel alittle left out

We have been there on some busy weeks,(Jersey Week, Cheer Week) but planning I never paid much attention to it, since the way most of us Commandos plan, it doesn't really have much impact As long as you plan smart you will be golden
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a ron update!!! our leaders computer has crashed. i didnt hear from ron in a few days so i sent him a text. he got back to me this morning and told me his computer crashed and wasnt sure when he was going to get on the dis. again. so hopefully he will get things up and running again and he will be back on. i was starting to wonder if he snuck down to wdw on us and didnt tell us.
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