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Old 01-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #1471
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Rekenna, congrats on the solo trip. I love going solo to the mouse, without the family, and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Ron thanks for the tip on the SF goodies, I'm making notes as I go for the trip, and will add this info into my WDW file. DS9 is now Paleo until the test results come in next week. Has had ongoing stomach problems since Sept, and the Paleo is helping it to a certain degree. Told if results are negative to keep him Paleo, as long term it may resolve what's bothering him.
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Rekenna, congrats on the solo trip. I love going solo to the mouse, without the family, and wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Ron thanks for the tip on the SF goodies, I'm making notes as I go for the trip, and will add this info into my WDW file. DS9 is now Paleo until the test results come in next week. Has had ongoing stomach problems since Sept, and the Paleo is helping it to a certain degree. Told if results are negative to keep him Paleo, as long term it may resolve what's bothering him.
I'm not sure if it was No sugar added, or sugar free, but some of the carts offered a frozen strawberry fruit bar
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #1473
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It looks like the next Commandos that will be going to WDW is Shandale & Rekenna

If they have any questions we should focus on them, and help them out any way we can
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #1474
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What would you do?

With the parking, would you park at the park you are going to 1st and backtrack to your car at night, OR would you park at the park you will be going last and then take transportation to the park you will be going to 1st

I only want to park once, I don't want to waste time moving the car, morning or evening would still be going out of the way a bit, but I do think I'll be saving some time, so what way sounds better
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #1475
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What would you do?

With the parking, would you park at the park you are going to 1st and backtrack to your car at night, OR would you park at the park you will be going last and then take transportation to the park you will be going to 1st

I only want to park once, I don't want to waste time moving the car, morning or evening would still be going out of the way a bit, but I do think I'll be saving some time, so what way sounds better
I know I would rather have my car at the park that I will be at last cuz by that time I am tired and would rather be able to go straight to the car after we're done for the night. Of course, I'll be staying on site in March and we prefer making rope drop, coming back to the room and then going back in the late afternoon so I still plan to use the buses for the most part. I might try driving to TTC one morning and plan on leaving my car there so we can drive back to Pop after we leave Epcot or MK on those nights.
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Hey don't some of you have APs? I'm gonna have atleast 2 trips in 2012 so I'm 98.9% sure I'm gonna upgrade my tickets to APs during my March trip. But my question is if I add my paper tickets to my KTTW card (I booked room only with a PIN and got tickets from Undercover Tourist) will it make the process of upgrading to an AP more difficult or will it be fine either way??
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Hey don't some of you have APs? I'm gonna have atleast 2 trips in 2012 so I'm 98.9% sure I'm gonna upgrade my tickets to APs during my March trip. But my question is if I add my paper tickets to my KTTW card (I booked room only with a PIN and got tickets from Undercover Tourist) will it make the process of upgrading to an AP more difficult or will it be fine either way??
I know Dave holds a AP, he is also a DVC member, so I don't know for sure he would know or not
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #1478
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I know I would rather have my car at the park that I will be at last cuz by that time I am tired and would rather be able to go straight to the car after we're done for the night. Of course, I'll be staying on site in March and we prefer making rope drop, coming back to the room and then going back in the late afternoon so I still plan to use the buses for the most part. I might try driving to TTC one morning and plan on leaving my car there so we can drive back to Pop after we leave Epcot or MK on those nights.
I think the leave the car at the last park and bus to the morning park might be the better idea You're right my little guy will be tired (might even have to carry him to the car) I think I can make up all the time I would miss on a morning EMH, of course we will not be hitting the parks in the morning that have a A.M. EMH, but as far as Epcot & MK I think we will be there on the evening EMH's

Get in the longest line 5mins before EMH's start, shop a bit, get something to eat, take pics, might be able to hang at the park for most of the EMH's
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I am planning my next trip. Being a Commando really helped out on our trip in November 2011. My DBF thought I was the best tour guide and that we saw sooooo much. We went by ourselves and now DD wants to go. Well......yippee.....gives me an excuse to start planning. I just need to focus on planning where the money is going to come from for our next trip. Thank you Commando padres!!!
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I am planning my next trip. Being a Commando really helped out on our trip in November 2011. My DBF thought I was the best tour guide and that we saw sooooo much. We went by ourselves and now DD wants to go. Well......yippee.....gives me an excuse to start planning. I just need to focus on planning where the money is going to come from for our next trip. Thank you Commando padres!!!
Glad to hear you had a Great time:good vibes, one of the biggest challenges is to have everyone on the same page during the trip, if you have that things will go smooth Looks like you found that harmony:good vibes

Can't wait to hear what you have planned for your next trip, we are here to help you out if you need it
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This next trip it looks like I'm going to do something a little different

Making plans with Brian (twokids0204) on a rope drop meet , most of the meets I have done have been at night before the EMH and then close the park, I think it will be interesting doing a meet during opening, this is where IMO I make my best time, so we will see how things pan out

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I know Dave holds a AP, he is also a DVC member, so I don't know for sure he would know or not
no, sorry, i seen that post the other day. i have never tried to upgrade to an ap. we jumped in on the ap band wagon about 10 years ago and every november i just send them another $800.00. i have seen threads floating around about ticket upgrading and just never paid to much attention to them. if i see one, ill let you know.
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From what I am hearing the FP system is going to get a overhaul starting March 7th They will now enforce the time on the fast pass to 5 mins prior and up to 15nins after time on pass, instead of honoring then till the end of the day

I'm mixed on this since it will be good and bad , good point might be people will not grab a FP if they know they can't use it for that time, (I know sometimes TSM at a little after 9am it's already up to after 12, I want to be out of there by then)

Bad point, I do like to grab a FP for later in the day when we go past the ride again, or before we switch parks

I do think this will mess up the normal planners plans, but in fact Commandos may be able to use this to our advantage, since it will slow down the one group, it will only be a short period of time before we turn this into our favor
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Sorry that I've been MIA. I'm entering into the 3rd stage of Executrix h#ll at the moment, dealing with my dearly departed DM's estate, and have been dealing with that over the past week and a half. The saving for the trip has been temp suspended until we can re rent the house out. But am still hoping for the 2015 trip. I'm commandoing through the estate matters so that I can work on more pleasant things.
My question is: Is the AP worth it if you are only going to be visiting WDW just once a year?? I know that the AP I had for DL saved us a great deal of money, and was wondering if it we would be saving enough with the AP to warrant picking one up for our trip if we were to go just once. Something to ponder. I would rather think about WDW over the bankrupt estate matters any day.
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Sorry that I've been MIA. I'm entering into the 3rd stage of Executrix h#ll at the moment, dealing with my dearly departed DM's estate, and have been dealing with that over the past week and a half. The saving for the trip has been temp suspended until we can re rent the house out. But am still hoping for the 2015 trip. I'm commandoing through the estate matters so that I can work on more pleasant things.
My question is: Is the AP worth it if you are only going to be visiting WDW just once a year?? I know that the AP I had for DL saved us a great deal of money, and was wondering if it we would be saving enough with the AP to warrant picking one up for our trip if we were to go just once. Something to ponder. I would rather think about WDW over the bankrupt estate matters any day.
sorry to hear your going through this.
the way we looked at the ap issue, we go to the parks 20 days out of the year. being dvc members, we get $100.00 off per pass. so we pay $800 for 40 days of being in the parks, thats $20.00 per day per person.(2 people)
there are other bennies, room, merchandise ,dining discounts etc...
also, with an ap, the first time you use it, for us it was december 1st, that is the start of your year. every december 1st is your renew date. which a renew ap is cheaper than buying a new ap.
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