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Old 08-11-2011, 08:05 AM   #31
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take the boat from por to dtd.
go to por riverside and have a drink while watching bob jackson perform.
If you enjoy a good laugh, Bob Jackson is one of the nicest, lower cost evenings you will have. Arrive earlier if you can to snare a seat.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:24 AM   #32
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I love all the Parks tips - but how about a tip for your body...

Drink WATER

Your body needs to stay hydrated. Even on a cool WDW day, with walking 2 to 5 miles per day, your body uses it's fluids.

Drink at least 2 bottles of water (16 oz) during a 24 hour period.

You will be happy and so will your body.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:28 AM   #33
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to do WDW based on how your family operates. if your house is full of early risers, then by all means - rise & shine. If you all like to sleep in, then unplug the clock. no sense in forcing each day to be something that you aren't.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:28 AM   #34
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Go hard for the first two hours after RD. Then, relax.

Spend time at the resort - you're paying for that too!

The boat ride to DTD is an attraction in itself. I don't like DTD much, but always schedule a meal there - just for that boat ride .

Meander through WS at Epcot - take your time and look at the details.

Plan hard, but be flexible once you're there. If everyone's tired, leave and swim at the resort. Remember your purpose - a great vacation. Sometimes laying around the pool keeps the vacation great .
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #35
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to do WDW based on how your family operates. if your house is full of early risers, then by all means - rise & shine. If you all like to sleep in, then unplug the clock. no sense in forcing each day to be something that you aren't.
So true. Luckily it's just the 2 of us. So getting up shouldn't be too hard. But given that its our honeymoon, I think we will lie in a bit too.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #36
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Make ADRs. The parks can be empty yet the restaurants can be packed.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #37
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I will second the poster who mentioned...




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Dole Whips. Those are a dream. Just pineapple soft serve ice cream, but they are straight from heaven
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:10 PM   #38
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Comfortable shoes!!! I usually buy a new pair of tennis shoes about a week before I go and make sure they get broken in. Also, be sure to go at your own pace and try not to get everything done!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:09 PM   #39
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Go to MK at least 2 nights....one to watch the fireworks....the other to ride rides while the fireworks are going on....try to ride Big Thunder MOuntain while the fireworks are going on...it's amazing to have the fireworks going off as you climb the track...did this with my son and it was awesome!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:12 PM   #40
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Go to MK at least 2 nights....one to watch the fireworks....the other to ride rides while the fireworks are going on....try to ride Big Thunder MOuntain while the fireworks are going on...it's amazing to have the fireworks going off as you climb the track...did this with my son and it was awesome!!!
This sounds cool! A better view of the fireworks?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:28 AM   #41
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I have two tips:

One - kick butt in the morning, relax in the afternoon. Hit rope drop anytime possible and get everything done early. Take the hot, crowded afternoon times to mosey and meander and smell the roses.

Two - be forgiving. It is very difficult to hold yourself in when other patrons are being rude - bashing your ankles with strollers, using scooters to cut in line, obnoxiously complaining, etc - but just take a deep breath and let it out. There shouldn't be any anger in Disney World!
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:17 AM   #42
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Spend an entire day at EPCOT just strolling along through the countries and enjoying a beer or snack from each pavilion.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #43
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Don't rush. Don't stress. Take everything in stride. This is your vacation. You've waited a long time for it. You've saved ALOT for it. Enjoy it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #44
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I love all the Parks tips - but how about a tip for your body...

Drink WATER

Your body needs to stay hydrated. Even on a cool WDW day, with walking 2 to 5 miles per day, your body uses it's fluids.

Drink at least 2 bottles of water (16 oz) during a 24 hour period.

You will be happy and so will your body.
I can't say enough that if you are sweating a lot, you need to remineralize your body along with the water. You can be drowning in water but still be dehydrated. Either drink smart water, mineral water or add a pinch of sea salt to your water. Salt is more important to hydration then most people realize.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #45
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Didn't get a chance to read the whole thread so sorry if this is a repeat! I see you are doing Deluxe dining - we are too! My advice regarding this is not to get your whole trip hung up on ADRs and food or else you'll be spending the whole time running from one ADR to the next and constantly checking your watch. The Deluxe dining is a lot of food per meal and a lot of credits to spend. A lot of people feel like they need to eat two-three TS meals per day or do the signature meals or shows to get their full money's worth. That may be true, but we don't want worrying about the value of it to ruin our trip. We aren't afraid to use our credits at QS when it suits us and we don't overload our days with ADRs. For the record, we are two adults in our late 20s, no kids. Have fun!!!
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