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Old 06-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #166
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Not a newbie at all but I realised I'd never done this bit so here goes:

Family: Married to Sam since our Disney wedding in October 2010 - Just us two and our house bunnies living in the shire!

Occupation: Not a forecaster (so the weather here or with the mouse isn't my fault! ) however I work for the Met Office. Previously I was an International Cast Member in 2004 working in the UK Pavilion in Epcot.

Home town: I live just outside of Exeter in the shire and apart from my stint in the sunshine state I've always lived in Devon.

Favourite park: It can only be Epcot for me. I had never been to Walt Disney World when I packed my bags and moved to Florida so for me this really is like my second home.

Favourite resort: I have stayed at quite a few resorts but the Wilderness Lodge is by far my favourite. My DH and I stayed here when we got married so it has such special memories for me.

Favourite attraction: mmmmm...........Wow! I'm not sure I can pick. I think it would have to be Mickey's Philharmagic although it might change tomorrow

Favourite restaurant: Boma's is always on our must do list. I love the food, the atmosphere and the Animal Kingdom resort.

Hobbies: I love travelling, absolutely love seeing musicals and I'm a massive athletics and rugby fan!

Favourite thing about Disney: I made the best friends ever at the most magical place on earth and I can now share the best place ever with my DH!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #167
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Hi , my hubby and son would just love your job !! They are planning on visiting the Orlando gun club when we holiday in October after seeing it on trip advisor . I might just check out the shops that day !
I hope they enjoy themselves! I hope that you enjoy yourself in the shops as well!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #168
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Real name: I didn't pick a pseudonym to reveal my real name *hiding behind mask!

Family: Complicated - always makes me think of Jeremy Kyle when I explain this...
Me - 2 kids, oldest 22, and my nephew who has lived with me since age 2, so is effectively my youngest at 15.
Split up with ex a long time ago, but still living in ginormous extended family house with ex-inlaws (who are amazing and lovely, and without whom I could not have done the things I have done and am doing now). Even more oddly, they are not biologically related to my 2, but when I joined their family, they just set another place at the table and welcomed me and the kids in - I am very lucky.

Occupation: I work for the NHS. As part of my training I need to move around a little, so currently while the rest of the family is on the South coast I am in Essex!

Home town: Poole (Dorset), currently working in Colchester, but about to move to Cambridge

Disney history: Went for the first time over the Millenium - spent NYE in the park and saw in the new millenium there. I've been back once since, but the kids have gone with grandparents 3 times.

Someone said to me once "I can't believe you will let your kids be away from you at Xmas" (I had just graduated so couldn't afford to pay for me and kids to go, but was able to pay for the kids). I replied "Seriously? The grandparents are taking them for 5 weeks to florida - how could I pass that up for them?" Xmas day phoned up expecting to hear "I miss yoooooou!", instead get 5 year old "Hi, I got 10 presents, now I'm going in the pool, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" (sound of phone being handed back, running feet and splash!) - little bugger!
Currently trying to plan what will probably be the last big family holiday (my kids getting more grown up and staring to do own thing, grandparents retiring so likely to have less disposable income and having their own travel plans for retirement etc). Aiming to do some special stuff that hasn't been done before, e.g. BBB for the little girls in the family, Illuminations cruise, etc.

Favourite park: AK, without a doubt

Favourite resort: So far have not stayed on site (boooo), but currently as my name suggests, planning for Dec 2014 trip, which, while it will be offsite, will include a short stay onsite in AKL, so planning like crazy

Favourite attraction: Argh, so many to choose from. The ride that made the biggest impression on me when I first went to Florida was the "Back to the Future " ride in universal. I love the safari in AK, and Big Thunder Mountain (because it's the ride that even the little ones didn't mind going on, so it was a real family ride).

Favourite restaurant: I loved San Angel cantina, and Flame Tree barbecue ribs *drool. Youngest son thinks the all you can eat places on I-Drive are the greatest!
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #169
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Name Andy

FamilyWife Jackie, Son Jason(18)

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Home TownLoughborough Leicestershire

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Fav Attraction Space Mountain,TOT,Spider-Man,kraken

Fav showsWishes,MNSSHP Parade & Fireworks, Cirque Du Soleil

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #170
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Family Hubster, who I met when I was just 17 - we went to Disneyland Paris for my 18th birthday and had the most amazing time; now we are blessed to have two amazing little Disney fans DD 9yrs and DS 3yrs.

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Home by the sea in East Sussex

Fav Park Magic Kingdom

Fav Attraction - my daughter says I have to put Splash Mountain because she loves getting me drenched! sshhh I would say Big Thunder

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Fav Restaurants Chef Mickeys for our first morning brekkie and Bahama Breeze

Interests We enjoyed country dog walks and are so lucky to live close to some fantastic places. Hubs and I like jogging together but don't get much chance to do that now. I love sewing {modern bright contemporary quilting} which I blog about at Liz of Dandelion Daydreams blog}.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:33 PM   #171
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Name Karen

Family Husband Iain, children Charlotte (9yrs), Archie (4yrs) and Lucy (2yrs)

Occupation Stay at Home Mum, but previously Management Consultant

Home Town Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Fav Park Busch Gardens

Fav Attraction Expedition Everest

Fav shows Wishes,MNSSHP Parade & Fireworks, Cirque Du Soleil

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #172
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Welcome everyone.

Karen, not been to Todmorden for years, IIRC it was about 27-28 years ago, back in the days before we were allowed to trade on a Sunday, we used to go up over the border to Scotland every Sunday but for some reason one weekend we went to Todmorden instead, to a very small indoor market, could have even been a church hall or something. I was only about 18 at the time, my memory is useless but I remember the weather was aweful
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:38 AM   #173
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Welcome everyone.

Karen, not been to Todmorden for years, IIRC it was about 27-28 years ago, back in the days before we were allowed to trade on a Sunday, we used to go up over the border to Scotland every Sunday but for some reason one weekend we went to Todmorden instead, to a very small indoor market, could have even been a church hall or something. I was only about 18 at the time, my memory is useless but I remember the weather was aweful
It's a proper indoor market, been here for just over 100yrs and a large outdoor market. We use it a lot, though no idea what it was like that long ago, we have only lived here 12yrs, DH from South Manchester and I'm from Leeds/Bradford so this was the halfway point and on a train line. The weather can be pretty grim but I don't notice it being any worse than when I lived in Manchester. If you get up on the tops, even on a bleak day, they are beautiful. I've not been to Dewsbury either since I was a teenager, about 25yrs ago, so we are probably similar ages.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:50 PM   #174
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Helllllllllloooooo

Hi everyone, Just finished sorting our Magic Bands, FastPass+ and Dining reservations for our 2014 WDW visit(in 32 days time ) my 13th visit, Wifes 10th and our sons 1st !!!

Name: Greg

Family: Wife Erica and son Eric(nearly 3)

Occupation: Fitness/Gym Equipment Engineer

Home Town: Marple, Cheshire. Now living in Congleton, Cheshire

Fav Park: Magic Kingdom/Islands Of Adventure/Busch Gardens

Fav Attractions: Splash Mountain/Montu/The Hulk/Everest

Fav Resort: Old Key West, Grand Floridian and Vero Beach

Fav shows: Reflections of Earth Fireworks, Cirque Du Soleil

Fav Restaurants: Yachtsman Steakhouse, Crystal Palace(for Brekie)

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:03 PM   #176
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Hi Wilma and thanks Been watching the DIS Unplugged for ages now so thought i would jump on the Forum
Yeah i know, been counting the days down since 182 lol
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:45 PM   #177
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So jealous of the people who have been 13+ times! Actually I'm jealous of the people who have been once! I'm 31 and yet to go ha Husband has been 3 times as a child. We have a 3 year old and are booking August 2015 this week
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #178
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Hiya!

A little bit about me:


Real name: Rachel. welshraz comes from a nickname I had growing up (from about the age of 6) and the fact that I am indeed from the greatest country in the world!

Family: Married to Jamie. No children, unless you count the pair of us! Jamie went to Disney a few times as a child, but last year was my first trip. Now I am addicted! I was planning the next one before I had even got off the plane from the last one!

Occupation: Currently working in one of the most hated sectors in the UK – the energy industry!!! I am an ECO Specialist, so I have nothing to do with billing and everything to do with helping people make their homes more energy efficient. I am actually a classically trained musician, and was a professional musician for about five minutes before I decided that I really wasn’t good enough/didn’t have thick enough skin

Home town: Currently this is Worcester, although I am originally from Wales. I have lived here for four years since returning to the UK having lived in New Zealand for a while. I tend to confuse people with my Welsh/Kiwi/apparently American/Canadian accent!!

Favourite park: Magic Kingdom. I have only been to Disney World once (last year) but this park had a profound effect on me. I loved every minute being there and I’m not ashamed to say that Wishes brought me to tears. I felt happy and free and just thought it was magical. Outside of Disney, I adore TWWoHP. TBH this was the major draw when we decided to go to Orlando last year, and I visited “Hogwarts” on four separate occasions during our trip. I thought the Hogwarts was breath-taking, and Hogsmead is really well done. Needless to say I am beyond excited about seeing the expansion at Universal this year.

Favourite resort: I am yet to stay on-site. We are hoping to stay at CSR this December when we take our second trip.

Favourite attraction: So hard!! What to choose?!?? Space Mountain? Maybe. Big Thunder Mountain? Kilimanjaro Safaris? Does it have to be a ride, because my favourite things were the character breakfast at Chef Mickey’s (we were the only childless adults but it was amazing!!) and meeting Minnie (and Daisy) at the Storybrook Circus, especially since I had on my ears and a red polka dot dress! And the Mickey shaped cake pops!

Favourite restaurant: We ate at several restaurants during our visit, but my favourite was BOG by far. Being a Disney newbie, I had no idea about ADRs and 180 days etc. before our last trip and I could not get a reservation for any day during our 14-night stay. But on the last night we took a chance and just walked up to the window and we got in!! The food was incredible. I had this scallop and prawn thing which was so good, and Jamie had a steak which was meltingly perfect. So good! Beyond that, the interior of the restaurant was so special that I didn’t want to leave! It happened to be MVMCP that night too, and it was just the perfect way to end our trip.

Hobbies: Aside from holiday planning? I play with a few music groups (orchestra, brass bands etc.) and have quite a busy time with rehearsals and concerts! We also visit the cinema a lot and enjoy going to conventions. We frequently go to one in Birmingham for the TV show Supernatural, and have been to several Lord of the Rings conventions. I also collect Hello Kitty stuff. It is becoming quite a bit of a problem!

Likes and Dislikes: I like not being at work, planning trips, sleeping, chocolate, shoes, Hello Kitty, Minnie Mouse, Disney bounding, my husband most of the time, Harry Potter, Disney, eating out, music, Alan Rickman, swimming, my bed, my new apartment, my riverside view, Costa Coffee, KFC, bacon jam, Skomer Island, the Pembrokeshire coast, Anglesey, the cold, Game of Thrones, Saturday morning lie-ins, playing a really good piece of music, Queen, New Zealand, Lemon and Paeroa, pork rolls, Tess Munster, scones with jam and cream, lamb korma, costume jewellery, bows, owls, polka dots VO5 styling products. I dislike children (sorry!), racism, sexism (and many other -isms), bad punctuation and grammar, using text speak in an email, rude people especially people who push in front in a queue, hot weather, public transport (and I don’t drive), coffee from the vending machine at work, sprouts, peas and beans, this weird bush that smells funny outside work, people who drop litter, bad hair days, the walk to the bus stop every day, injustice, good TV programmes that get cancelled early, TV series’ that do not come to a satisfactory conclusion, people who hog the reduced cabinet in the supermarket.

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #179
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That is one mixed up accent.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:36 PM   #180
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Hi guys new to DIS so I thought I would stop by here so this is me!


Name: Lee

Family: Married to Kirsty for almost 1 year in July and we have Lewis who is 5

Occupation: I work globally on oil and gas pipeline construction projects as a welding supervisor, so far I have worked in UK,Norway,Angola,Papua New Guinea and Offshore West Africa. I am currently based in Papua New Guinea but will be starting a small project in Australia around 25th July. I Work a 11 weeks on and 2 weeks off rotation so its very hard to plan holidays.

Home Town: Leeds West Yorkshire

Favourite Disney Picks: We went to disney for the first time as a family in April 2014 this year for our sons 5th birthday staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We are definitely hooked so much so we booked again for december 2014 staying at Caribbean beach. We love Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios followed by Epcot for the food and then Animal Kingdom our favourite rides were Splash Mountain Tower of Terror Dinosaur Kali River Rapids Thunder Mountain Buzz Lightyear there rest of the big thrill rides we could not do as the boy was not tall enough hopefully he's grown the extra 1" for december time lol

Favourite Restaurants: Via Napoli, Liberty Tavern, T Rex , Chef Mickeys. We didn't really get to sample the best restaurants for 1 we didn't plan anything or make any reservations as we went at such short notice something like shall we go to disney world yeah ok booked it and went for a week.


Likes and Dislikes: Likes - Food / Dislikes Arrogant people

So just a little about me hope thats enough

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