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Old 10-18-2010, 10:46 PM   #61
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For my PTR on Nov. 18 - 20, I am just going by myself for only the 2nd time in my life and I just can't hold myself of not going to DL during the Holiday. My plan for that week is to take as many pictures around the park and videotape "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks and "A Christmas Fantasy" parade. I have done all the rides in the past and I might just go on a few rides like HMH again just like on my last trip this month, IASWH, and TSMM which wasn't opened during my last visit.

I will take challenge by skiingfast and take the pictures of all the different ride vehicles at the DLR. This doesn't include show seats like GWwML, etc.

Also I will be buying two autograph books for my dad's colleague daughters since they didn't buy them when they were at DL last month. So I will surprise them by buying the autograph books but also will get them to sign them.

Here is my Plan for my days which I will be at DL during the Holiday season.


Thursday Nov. 18
I was planning on getting to DL at 3pm, but I am now moving it up by two hours and show up around 1pm. I won't be able to check-in at BW Stovall's until 3pm so I will leave the car at the hotel and go in early and take pictures during my visit. I also want to see if my new Premier AP will work, but if is still having problems I will have to go to the AP center and see what is the problem. I would assume that it will be fine when I get there.

When I get to the park, I will go around and take pictures of all the Holiday decorations and go inside the stores and take pictures of the food and merchandise. Take as many pictures of the ride vehicles that I can before I go back to the hotel. When it is time to go back to the hotel and check-in than come back later during the day for the night events.

For dinner I always go to RSV and get Steak Gumbo every time I go to DL on the first day.

The plan was also to get a good spot for the 5:30 parade right by the Hub and hope the spot right in front of SB castle will be fine for the 7:45pm fireworks.

Than head back to the hotel and rest up.


Friday

Do as many rides first thing in the morning at both parks (Indy, SM, Matterhorn, & TSMM) and get the pictures of the ride vehicles. Than later just do take many pictures around both DL and DCA. During my visit, I will be going around DL and get autographs from Disney characters for my dads colleagues daughters.

Lunch will be at TT one of my favorite restaurants and for dinner at Pacific Wharf for clam chowder bowl at DCA.

Do the first parade at 2:30pm, get ready for the fireworks at 8:40 and do the 10:30pm F! show.

Saturday

Having breakfast at Minnie & Friends Character Breakfast at the Plaza Inn during MM. Reservation @ 7:20am. I am doing this so my dad's colleagues daughters will be able to get an autograph from the Disney characters.

Need some help of what I should do just by myself and need some more tips of what I should do!!!

Thank you
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:30 PM   #62
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I also want to see if my new Premier AP will work, but if is still having problems I will have to go to the AP center and see what is the problem. I would assume that it will be fine when I get there.

Maybe the passes won't work in DLR for quite some time. Just speculating on speculation. Supposedly the new gates into DCA are going to get finger scanners and a ticket pass through just like the WDW gates. Then DL will get them too. Of course at one time unnofficial reports were that the DCA gates would be torn out and being rebuilt but it apparently got bumped back. So I think they just waited for the problem with the premiers to sort themselves out with new gates but things didn't come together very fast.
Need some help of what I should do just by myself and need some more tips of what I should do!!!

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I have a challange for you, let me know if you are interested, I'll check your TR in the next couple days.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:53 PM   #63
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What kind of a challenge is it skiingfast? I just want my pass to work when I go to DL next month and to WDW in two months. I won't have to ask them why my Premier is not working. Especially since I have paid over $700 and have problems when I activated this month.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:10 PM   #64
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I'm hoping when I go down to DL next month, one of my dads colleague asked me to get two DL autograph books for her daughters. I am hoping that DL will have a Holiday autograph book. They are both young girls (10, 8) and wanted to get the autograph books when they were at DL in September. They were very expensive when they were down there and I told her that I get a 20% discount off with my AP and they were excited. What kind of autograph book I should get, a regular DL autograph book, princess autograph book or a Holiday book if they have it?

This is a Christmas present from my dad to his colleagues daughters who wanted an autograph book and get autographs from each different Disney characters.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #65
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What kind of a challenge is it skiingfast? I just want my pass to work when I go to DL next month and to WDW in two months. I won't have to ask them why my Premier is not working. Especially since I have paid over $700 and have problems when I activated this month.
As I reread this I was thinking of an actual challenge to do while in the parks. Not a challenge having to do with your premier. Maybe that got confused.

Also when you goto WDW will you post your WDW TR on the DL side of the boards?

So regarding the challenge. Can you take a picture of every ride vehicle in the parks?
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:02 AM   #66
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As I reread this I was thinking of an actual challenge to do while in the parks. Not a challenge having to do with your premier. Maybe that got confused.

Also when you goto WDW will you post your WDW TR on the DL side of the boards?

So regarding the challenge. Can you take a picture of every ride vehicle in the parks?
Ok, I thought you were talking about to see if my Premier was working when I go to DL next month. It would be disappointing to see my Premier still not working during my trip.

I would like to post my WDW TR on the thread, but it is not a DL TR only a WDW TR. I will try to set up two TR on the WDW and the DL thread. I don't think Moderators would like a WDW TR on the DL TR.

Now that is a very interesting challenge, if I do this challenge, I can take pictures of the ride vehicles even if I am not going on the ride or does it have to be when I am on the ride? Also is this only for DL & DCA or just one of the parks? It possibly would take me at least a few days to take pictures of all the ride vehicles when I am going on them. The ride vehicles that are not seen outside like SM, HMH, POTC, are rides that you need to be on to see the ride vehicle.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #67
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Ok, I thought you were talking about to see if my Premier was working when I go to DL next month. It would be disappointing to see my Premier still not working during my trip.

I would like to post my WDW TR on the thread, but it is not a DL TR only a WDW TR. I will try to set up two TR on the WDW and the DL thread. I don't think Moderators would like a WDW TR on the DL TR.

I think if you keep going on this thread it won't matter than if gos from DL to WDW. If you wanted to keep this one running.

Now that is a very interesting challenge, if I do this challenge, I can take pictures of the ride vehicles even if I am not going on the ride or does it have to be when I am on the ride? Also is this only for DL & DCA or just one of the parks? It possibly would take me at least a few days to take pictures of all the ride vehicles when I am going on them. The ride vehicles that are not seen outside like SM, HMH, POTC, are rides that you need to be on to see the ride vehicle.
I just think it would be a good one for you to get detailed pictures. It would be up to you to be on the ride or not, and you're right easy to get a lot of the pictures while not riding but nearly impossible on some if you don't ride. You'll have to decide the parameters.
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I think if you keep going on this thread it won't matter than if gos from DL to WDW. If you wanted to keep this one running.

I just think it would be a good one for you to get detailed pictures. It would be up to you to be on the ride or not, and you're right easy to get a lot of the pictures while not riding but nearly impossible on some if you don't ride. You'll have to decide the parameters.
I guess you are right that if I want to keep my own thread going, I have to put my WDW TR on the DL thread. But have you seen any WDW TR on the DL TR thread? I haven't seen any yet on this thread.

The ride vehicles that I know that are not visible when not riding in DL are SM, Indy, POTC, BLAB, RRCS (but it is down), HMH, & ST (down). DCA has Monster Inc & Soarin. All of those rides are easy to get on and average to long lines. So it should be np to get on those rides in the morning and there are rides that you can barely get the picture of the ride vehicle in the broad daylight.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:30 PM   #69
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I agree, but won't you be riding HM and Indy ect.... anyway?

Also keep in mind that seating area on Captain EO moves.
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I agree, but won't you be riding HM and Indy ect.... anyway?

Also keep in mind that seating area on Captain EO moves.
I was planning on riding Indy & HMH anyway if I didn't do the challenge. I just love those two rides and I always do them whenever I go to DL. If I was doing this challenge I would have failed if I didn't go on the rides that are not visible outside.

Good point that EO chairs move up and down during the show.

One of the Moderators that I have talked to said that if I posted the a WDW TR on this thread, it will be moved to the WDW TR section. That is a shame but that is part of the WDW TR instead of the DL TR. But I can at least post the link that is going toward my WDW TR just like on my signature down below.
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Well that will work if on here you through up a post with link to your WDW TR.

Of course if you put WDW in this thread, and it got moved there. Then if you put your next DL trip onto this thread wouldn't it get moved back???

Anyway, A link should do. It's always interesting for me to see what people do at the other park when thier home is DL. Or vice versa.
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Well that will work if on here you through up a post with link to your WDW TR.

Of course if you put WDW in this thread, and it got moved there. Then if you put your next DL trip onto this thread wouldn't it get moved back???

Anyway, A link should do. It's always interesting for me to see what people do at the other park when thier home is DL. Or vice versa.
I agree with what u r saying. I still have my first WDW TR on the first page of my contents and it was great time this year going to WDW.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #73
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Just 27 Days until my solo trip to the Happiest Holiday place on Earth.

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Awesome pictures..... I love the pumpkin of Boo! Very cute!
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