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Old 11-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #2641
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Trying to make a somewhat schedule and there seems to be so much going all the time im wondering for those that have been at GKTW what things were your favorite and a must?
I have been *attempting* to read this whole (half) thread, I started at page 70 I think. Anyway, I found a question close to yours (and one I was thinking of too) that has some response.
Here is the link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....07833&page=130
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #2642
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Here is Liam with Jim Slater of the Winnipeg Jets . He's hiding his hair loss.



In the Jets locker room. He's the short one.



With the Stanley Cup. Have you figured out he's a hockey fan?



Raining down scorn on the opposition at a Jets game. This was the new Jets' home opener. We weren't sure he could make it to this game. His doctor decided an hour before game time that he was good to go. They unplugged his port, we went to the game, went back to the hospital, plugged back in to his port and we didn't miss a beat. Or the game.

Well, the Jets are no Sens.... but they're OK! [Alfie, Alfie, Alfie!] Boy, I'd almost forgotten hockey, they need to sort themselves out!

AKL is a trip all by itself - if I could, I would live there - my recommendations:
- plan for some time at the hotel - the parks are super tempting, but the resort is MAGNIFICENT
- when you step into the lobby for the first time, stop, take a deep breath and take it all in
- take the time to sit and have a hot cocoa by the firepit at the top of the stairs down to Jiko/Boma
- roast marshmallows and talk to the African CMs out on the 'patio'
- get up with the sun and watch the animals first thing - they're quite active at this time
- if weather permits and you can tear yourself away from fireworks, movie night at the pool is a whole new level of laid-back fun

We've stayed there 4 times now - if you have any questions about AKL or the parks while planning your trip, please PM. I hope you have a magical time!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #2643
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Well, the Jets are no Sens.... but they're OK! [Alfie, Alfie, Alfie!] Boy, I'd almost forgotten hockey, they need to sort themselves out!

AKL is a trip all by itself - if I could, I would live there - my recommendations:
- plan for some time at the hotel - the parks are super tempting, but the resort is MAGNIFICENT
- when you step into the lobby for the first time, stop, take a deep breath and take it all in
- take the time to sit and have a hot cocoa by the firepit at the top of the stairs down to Jiko/Boma
- roast marshmallows and talk to the African CMs out on the 'patio'
- get up with the sun and watch the animals first thing - they're quite active at this time
- if weather permits and you can tear yourself away from fireworks, movie night at the pool is a whole new level of laid-back fun

We've stayed there 4 times now - if you have any questions about AKL or the parks while planning your trip, please PM. I hope you have a magical time!
Thanks for the info! I'm looking forward to it even more now!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #2644
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Well, the Jets are no Sens.... but they're OK! [Alfie, Alfie, Alfie!] Boy, I'd almost forgotten hockey, they need to sort themselves out!

AKL is a trip all by itself - if I could, I would live there - my recommendations:
- plan for some time at the hotel - the parks are super tempting, but the resort is MAGNIFICENT
- when you step into the lobby for the first time, stop, take a deep breath and take it all in
- take the time to sit and have a hot cocoa by the firepit at the top of the stairs down to Jiko/Boma
- roast marshmallows and talk to the African CMs out on the 'patio'
- get up with the sun and watch the animals first thing - they're quite active at this time
- if weather permits and you can tear yourself away from fireworks, movie night at the pool is a whole new level of laid-back fun

We've stayed there 4 times now - if you have any questions about AKL or the parks while planning your trip, please PM. I hope you have a magical time!
I do have one question. I've read about people making restaurant reservations in advance. Is that something you have to do? Having never been before, I pictured us just stopping in to eat somewhere when the mood strikes. Is that unrealistic?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #2645
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I do have one question. I've read about people making restaurant reservations in advance. Is that something you have to do? Having never been before, I pictured us just stopping in to eat somewhere when the mood strikes. Is that unrealistic?
That's what we're doing. I thing those reservations are for special meals, with characters, etc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:03 PM   #2646
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That's what we're doing. I thing those reservations are for special meals, with characters, etc.
Ah, makes sense, thanks.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #2647
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I do have one question. I've read about people making restaurant reservations in advance. Is that something you have to do? Having never been before, I pictured us just stopping in to eat somewhere when the mood strikes. Is that unrealistic?
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That's what we're doing. I thing those reservations are for special meals, with characters, etc.
There are lots of counter service places to eat. If you are wanting table service meals, even if it's not a character meal, it's always a good idea to have reservations. All the CS & TS restaurants & menus can be found here
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #2648
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We got our package today from Make-A-Wish! The airline even had a bunch of little goodies for Kyra! Make-A-Wish deff goes above and beyond! I cant believe were leaving before the sun even comes up on Saturday morning! Its so close and seems so surreal as well!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #2649
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We got our package today from Make-A-Wish! The airline even had a bunch of little goodies for Kyra! Make-A-Wish deff goes above and beyond! I cant believe were leaving before the sun even comes up on Saturday morning! Its so close and seems so surreal as well!
How exciting!! Its almost time

T-Rex is a great place to take the kiddos if you get a chance. It is at downtown Disney.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #2650
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Wanted to share my new wish bracelet. The Buckle made them for our Make a Wish chapter with all proceeds going toward MAW. Love it!! My boys want one now, looks like we will be going shopping tomorrow!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #2651
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We got our package today from Make-A-Wish! The airline even had a bunch of little goodies for Kyra! Make-A-Wish deff goes above and beyond! I cant believe were leaving before the sun even comes up on Saturday morning! Its so close and seems so surreal as well!
Yay!! It is getting so close! I hope you guys have a great time. I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

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Wanted to share my new wish bracelet. The Buckle made them for our Make a Wish chapter with all proceeds going toward MAW. Love it!! My boys want one now, looks like we will be going shopping tomorrow!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:57 AM   #2652
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We got our package today from Make-A-Wish! The airline even had a bunch of little goodies for Kyra! Make-A-Wish deff goes above and beyond! I cant believe were leaving before the sun even comes up on Saturday morning! Its so close and seems so surreal as well!
Yay! So exciting!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:14 AM   #2653
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Please keep your fingers crossed, Kyras pediatrician had the list of medications needed for the trip for about 2 weeks now. She has yet to get them listed for us! I just contacted one of our many specialists to get the list done for me as soon as possible. I had to leave a message with all the information so I really hope she can pull thru for me!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #2654
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I have been *attempting* to read this whole (half) thread, I started at page 70 I think. Anyway, I found a question close to yours (and one I was thinking of too) that has some response.
Here is the link: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....07833&page=130
We just got back from GKTW on Sunday. The village is so magical and the kids loved eating ice cream for breakfast and riding the carousel every time we walked past it. We went to the Candyland party, Christmas, and Pirates and Princess party. All of the ones we went to were really good. The kids especially enjoyed the Pirates and Princess party by the pool.
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Does anyone know how we get our PhotoPass CD? We just got home yesterday and I can't figure out if one will just come in the mail or what I have to do? Please help! Also for any families going soon, have an AMAZING time!! Spend time at GKTW!!
You have to go online and retrieve your photos within 30 days and order the CD. I think the code on the back of your card has to be entered into the promotion code and it will be free but they won't send the CD unless you order it online.

FYI- For anyone going on their trip soon, the photopass card will allow you to add all ride and character meal pictures free of charge. You will also get free prints at the character meals by showing your photopass plus card.

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I am packing as we leave really early tomorrow morning and I was told I am limited to one carry on and one checked per person. So, we have that, but I also have her lunch box with her feedings in it and her small bag with just her medications and her small nebulizer bag. I am hoping I can get these onboard as well. We have say some room (say for two adult sweatshirts) in our checked bags and returning home, one of the bags will have say an additional amount of room equaling another adults sweatshirt, so on the way home we will have enough room for an adult xl thick sweatshirts. I am using those as examples because the note I have from GKTW states to bring an extra bag for the goodies you receive to bring home. Do you think the space I will have coming home will be enough, or do i need to pack a small bag to bring stuff back?

I sure hope that makes sense.
You will need a large bag to bring everything home. We ended up with 2 board games, 2 puzzles, stuffed animals, and lots of small toys. We barely got everything home without going over the weight limit at the airport.
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