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Old 11-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #2446
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Among the zillions of thoughts thru my head, I'm wondering if we should take our stroller or just use the ones provided by the parks? Does every park have stroller rentals? The only reasons I'm hesitant are: 1. after the we leave, getting him to the car (or to the park when we arrive- he is fully ambulatory but will ask to be carried, especially in unfamiliar situations) 2. we will extend our trip and, from what I understand, we are completely on our own- so we'd have to pay for a stroller the rest of the time.

With David's setback, the tension from the election and in my house and then trying to get ready for Disney....wow...I'm emotionally wiped out! Silly things like my computer freezing while I'm trying to upload photos (to clear my memory cards for the trip) and then Shutterfly not uploading what I need it to have set me into a tizzy of tears! Goodness gracious! I'm going to be a mess by the time we land in Orlando .

Oh, and some of the pix that won't upload are from E's send off party!!!! GRRRRR...It keeps saying it's an invalid file type. They are all .jpgs! Really, computer? Really??? I need a new Mac.....
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #2447
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WOW so many of you are going on your trips soon! Hope everyone has a blast! Here is one of the many shirts I am making for Carter! Don't mind the stain, he left a little lunch behind!

I love that shirt!! It's fantastic!!!

I wish our Wish shirts weren't white (for many reasons!). I just discovered that MAW sells blue shirts via their online store (amongst some other cool things like luggage tags, etc). I called to check on shipping times and it's 5 business days. Bummmmmmer. Expedited shipping is $89! Yowza! The blue shirts are pretty, though. For those of you going later...you might want to check into it!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #2448
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NEmel - Love the shirt

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With David's setback, the tension from the election and in my house and then trying to get ready for Disney....wow...I'm emotionally wiped out! Silly things like my computer freezing while I'm trying to upload photos (to clear my memory cards for the trip) and then Shutterfly not uploading what I need it to have set me into a tizzy of tears! Goodness gracious! I'm going to be a mess by the time we land in Orlando .


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I wish our Wish shirts weren't white (for many reasons!). I just discovered that MAW sells blue shirts via their online store (amongst some other cool things like luggage tags, etc). I called to check on shipping times and it's 5 business days. Bummmmmmer. Expedited shipping is $89! Yowza! The blue shirts are pretty, though. For those of you going later...you might want to check into it!
I agree about the white shirts. Thanks for the info - I'll check out the site.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #2449
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WOW so many of you are going on your trips soon! Hope everyone has a blast! Here is one of the many shirts I am making for Carter! Don't mind the stain, he left a little lunch behind!

LOVE it!!

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:27 AM   #2450
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Among the zillions of thoughts thru my head, I'm wondering if we should take our stroller or just use the ones provided by the parks? Does every park have stroller rentals? The only reasons I'm hesitant are: 1. after the we leave, getting him to the car (or to the park when we arrive- he is fully ambulatory but will ask to be carried, especially in unfamiliar situations) 2. we will extend our trip and, from what I understand, we are completely on our own- so we'd have to pay for a stroller the rest of the time.

With David's setback, the tension from the election and in my house and then trying to get ready for Disney....wow...I'm emotionally wiped out! Silly things like my computer freezing while I'm trying to upload photos (to clear my memory cards for the trip) and then Shutterfly not uploading what I need it to have set me into a tizzy of tears! Goodness gracious! I'm going to be a mess by the time we land in Orlando :rolleye
Oh, and some of the pix that won't upload are from E's send off party!!!! GRRRRR...It keeps saying it's an invalid file type. They are all .jpgs! Really, computer? Really??? I need a new Mac.....
Take a stroller!! We went to Disney 2 yrs ago and Carter was 5 it was hard to find a small one for him to fit in but so worth it! His legs get tired easily and I knew I didn't want to carry him. There is a lot of walking. I saw that the MAW site does have some cool things, might have to order. I cheated on his shirt, my parents own a sewing store! lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #2451
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NEmel - I love the shirt too! Very cool.

As for future reference of MAW shirt colors - I vote for brown. It's the color of dirt and chocolate... two things my boys are covered in quite a bit.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #2452
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Among the zillions of thoughts thru my head, I'm wondering if we should take our stroller or just use the ones provided by the parks? Does every park have stroller rentals? The only reasons I'm hesitant are: 1. after the we leave, getting him to the car (or to the park when we arrive- he is fully ambulatory but will ask to be carried, especially in unfamiliar situations) 2. we will extend our trip and, from what I understand, we are completely on our own- so we'd have to pay for a stroller the rest of the time.
We asked our MAW for one. I first offered to use our money they provide us and emailed the link I was going to rent from. Kingdom strollers I think was the company and it will be at gktw when we get there. All we have to do is make it through the airport without a stroller!
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #2453
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Having been to disney before, I would reccomend taking a cheap umbrella stroller. If nothing else, the walk leaving the parks can get really long with a tired kid! I seem to remember that we could check our wheel chair stroller when we rented at Disney. You may still be able to do that. I would get a rental from Disney when you are actually in the parks. If nothing else, its a good way to schelp around all your gear.

I sucked it up and emailed our wish granters to ask where we are staying. I really don't want to come off entitled and feel bad asking for anything from them, so I hope I worded my email correctly!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #2454
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NEmel - I love the shirt too! Very cool.

As for future reference of MAW shirt colors - I vote for brown. It's the color of dirt and chocolate... two things my boys are covered in quite a bit.
I agree!! Boys are messy!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #2455
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[QUOTE=aym4Him;46649285]Among the zillions of thoughts thru my head, I'm wondering if we should take our stroller or just use the ones provided by the parks? Does every park have stroller rentals? The only reasons I'm hesitant are: 1. after the we leave, getting him to the car (or to the park when we arrive- he is fully ambulatory but will ask to be carried, especially in unfamiliar situations) 2. we will extend our trip and, from what I understand, we are completely on our own- so we'd have to pay for a stroller the rest of the time.

take a stroller so you dont have to wait in lines to get one and have it at the resorts, parking lot etc. get it tagged as a wheel chair at the first part you visit and you can take it where strollers are not allowed.

I am so greatful I listened to folks here and had make a wish get us a wheel chair even though we do not use one at home. it made the trip so much easier and at times it would not have been possible to go on without it. dont under estimate how tiring it is to be there. the sensory overload alone is tremendous.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #2456
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Tomorrow the wish granters come over to talk to us about Prescott's wish! I found out today that the doctor that signed off on Prescotts medical form used to be a wish granter. i thought that was cool. So excited!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #2457
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Love the shirt...

I would take my own stroller because its what he is used to, and you know you will have it every step of the way in case you need it.

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I finally got two boxes packed and ready to ship out in the morning to GKTW. It is so nice to have that part done. Seems like there is so much to do. I think because this is also a very busy time with my daughters' medical, its just a lot. Also, my daughter just came down ill, so its a little stressful as I just want her to be 100% for her trip so she will enjoy it thoroughly. Thankfully, she got sick now and not next week, so she has some time to get better and recover.

Hope everyone else is getting ready for their trips in what ever stage they are in!

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #2459
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Love the shirt...

I would take my own stroller because its what he is used to, and you know you will have it every step of the way in case you need it.

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I finally got two boxes packed and ready to ship out in the morning to GKTW. It is so nice to have that part done. Seems like there is so much to do. I think because this is also a very busy time with my daughters' medical, its just a lot. Also, my daughter just came down ill, so its a little stressful as I just want her to be 100% for her trip so she will enjoy it thoroughly. Thankfully, she got sick now and not next week, so she has some time to get better and recover.

Hope everyone else is getting ready for their trips in what ever stage they are in!


so sorry she is sick, but much better now than in Florida! Hopefully she can rest and be ready to roll.
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Tomorrow the wish granters come over to talk to us about Prescott's wish! I found out today that the doctor that signed off on Prescotts medical form used to be a wish granter. i thought that was cool. So excited!!!

So exciting! I know it was so hard to wait for them to get there!
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