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Old 11-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #271
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hi im new on here so plz guide me if iv posted in the wrong place

my little boy has been granted a wish and we are scheduled to go in 2 weeks time i have no clue what to expect and only just got to know about this board could anyone help to let us know what to expect thanks xx
Congrats on your son's trip! Are you staying at GKTW??
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #272
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We went back and forth with staying on site. We then decided to just extend our trip and make shorter park days to keep Owen from getting exhausted. GKTW is a once in a lifetime place to stay, so we couldn't pass it up.

I would talk to your local MAW office for sure. Our friends that stayed at the Poly had the choice to eat at GKTW or purchase their food in the parks. It varies by chapter on how much your expense check will be as well. We won't get our until the morning before our trip, so we just budgeted and saved for the trip so that we have enough, even if we won't need it.
Got it, that totally makes sense. I have been considering the same - staying a few days additional after on site. Hmmmm...

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #273
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hi yes i am with my family we are from the uk and will be going on the 3rd of december
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:32 PM   #274
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hi could anyone plz guide have i posted in the right section
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:09 PM   #275
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Leaving in 8 days!!!

I just found this site. Wish I had found it sooner. We are leaving on Thanksgiving morning for our daughter's wish trip. We are a big crew, eight kids plus grandparents. This is our second trip to GKTW and Disney. Can't wait to get back. Last time we focused on "boy stuff". This time it's Princess time. Our little wish princess is three years old. She has multiple medical issues and is legally blind, she does have some of her central vision still. She can't stop talking about meeting the Princesses!

Guess I will be staying up late for the next few nights reading all your tips.

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:44 PM   #276
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My daughter is a Make a Wisher

She is three years old. On her second birthday she was diagnosed with embroinal rhabdomyosarcoma. She did chemo and had to do surgeries at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. These two places were our homes for over a year. She mostly was in the hospital. Her scapula was removed, and then part of her collar bone. She is just amazing and has been through so much. I held her wish during this time.

This trip is for my daughter. She loves princesses. She dances around like a princess. She sings the songs. She dances. She is an inspiration to me.

I know that every single child is amazing!

Also, I have an eight year old with asperger's and I am partially blind in both eyes from my own cancer. I know my son and I will need a little help with certain activies.

I am hoping that you all could guide me to planning my daughter's trip. It is very last minute due to circumstances beyond my control. We were hoping for the week before Christmas because our local chapter of Make a Wish said that no one can travel with make a wish the last week of December, which is what we put in for. Our consultant only had one other client before so she did not have much info on Making a Wish for Disney/universal/Sea world. She did say that we could not do all Disney (instead of Universal).

I hope we will be able to plan this trip in time. Thank you for any input!
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #277
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Hey guys, this is a little off topic but I know there are lots of knowledgable people here who might can help me. I have a friend who is interested in starting a program similar to make a wish, but aimed at giving wishes to caregivers. Have you guys ever heard of this?

TIA!
I have never heard of it; however, I think it is an AMAZING idea. PLEASE keep us posted.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:52 PM   #278
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Welcome to all the new wishtrippers and those planning to leave soon. It doesn't matter how much you plan...just go with the flow for the most part and ask lots of questions. It is overwhelming I know; however, even if you never left GKTW you would have a blast!
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #279
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Thank you

so much for the quick reply!

I have been on the Disboards for many years. The last three years I stopped because that is when I got cancer and then my daughter. But now she has been blessed with her dream to see the princesses. This is really so exciting!
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Just found this out this evening, every villa at GKTW is now equipped with password protected wi-fi.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:11 AM   #281
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Just found this out this evening, every villa at GKTW is now equipped with password protected wi-fi.
It was WONDERFUL to have! That is how I was able to update while we were on Lisa's wish trip; otherwise I would have never logged in. It was temperamental at times...but such a blessing to have access to it!
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:25 AM   #282
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She is three years old. On her second birthday she was diagnosed with embroinal rhabdomyosarcoma. She did chemo and had to do surgeries at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. These two places were our homes for over a year. She mostly was in the hospital. Her scapula was removed, and then part of her collar bone. She is just amazing and has been through so much. I held her wish during this time.

This trip is for my daughter. She loves princesses. She dances around like a princess. She sings the songs. She dances. She is an inspiration to me.

I know that every single child is amazing!

Also, I have an eight year old with asperger's and I am partially blind in both eyes from my own cancer. I know my son and I will need a little help with certain activies.

I am hoping that you all could guide me to planning my daughter's trip. It is very last minute due to circumstances beyond my control. We were hoping for the week before Christmas because our local chapter of Make a Wish said that no one can travel with make a wish the last week of December, which is what we put in for. Our consultant only had one other client before so she did not have much info on Making a Wish for Disney/universal/Sea world. She did say that we could not do all Disney (instead of Universal).

I hope we will be able to plan this trip in time. Thank you for any input!
We are going to be at GKTW from Dec 20 to 26 and then staying a few days on our own from the 26-Jan 2
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:26 AM   #283
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #284
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I just found this site. Wish I had found it sooner. We are leaving on Thanksgiving morning for our daughter's wish trip. We are a big crew, eight kids plus grandparents. This is our second trip to GKTW and Disney. Can't wait to get back. Last time we focused on "boy stuff". This time it's Princess time. Our little wish princess is three years old. She has multiple medical issues and is legally blind, she does have some of her central vision still. She can't stop talking about meeting the Princesses!
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She is three years old. On her second birthday she was diagnosed with embroinal rhabdomyosarcoma. She did chemo and had to do surgeries at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. These two places were our homes for over a year. She mostly was in the hospital. Her scapula was removed, and then part of her collar bone. She is just amazing and has been through so much. I held her wish during this time.

This trip is for my daughter. She loves princesses. She dances around like a princess. She sings the songs. She dances. She is an inspiration to me.

I know that every single child is amazing!

Also, I have an eight year old with asperger's and I am partially blind in both eyes from my own cancer. I know my son and I will need a little help with certain activies.

I am hoping that you all could guide me to planning my daughter's trip. It is very last minute due to circumstances beyond my control. We were hoping for the week before Christmas because our local chapter of Make a Wish said that no one can travel with make a wish the last week of December, which is what we put in for. Our consultant only had one other client before so she did not have much info on Making a Wish for Disney/universal/Sea world. She did say that we could not do all Disney (instead of Universal).

I hope we will be able to plan this trip in time. Thank you for any input!
Welcome to you!! I hope you get the dates you requested!! We will be there the beginning of December. You are going to have a fantastic trip!!


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Just found this out this evening, every villa at GKTW is now equipped with password protected wi-fi.
WOO HOO!! I was wondering about this! I told my kids we are unplugging for the week.. no internet/tv/phones ect. We'll see.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #285
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Welcome to you!! I hope you get the dates you requested!! We will be there the beginning of December. You are going to have a fantastic trip!!




WOO HOO!! I was wondering about this! I told my kids we are unplugging for the week.. no internet/tv/phones ect. We'll see.

hi which dates will u be there I probs see you there?
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