Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > disABILITIES!
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 02-18-2012, 08:05 AM   #811
Delaney21
Mouseketeer
 
Delaney21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 273

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momto15 View Post
I have a pretty big camera and have just one memory card. I have never actually used more than the one memory card before- then again we haven't had a "real" vacation anywhere I am thinking I might need a 2nd memory card.
I read a little about the photo pass which seems awesome...

I wanted to get a little in put from all of you planning and those who have experience- what do you do? How many pictures do you take outside the photo pass pics? Or is it really enough for the Disney days? Lugging the big camera around seems like a pain-but not having enough pictures for the memories is not an option of course!

Thanks in advance for your input!
Blessings,
Sarah
I was reading somewhere on the GKTW site and I think it said they have a place you can go and download your pictures and they will put them on a disc for you...so you could do that instead of buying a new memory card.
__________________
Jessica (mom), DH - Kyle, Mitchell *wish kid* (5) , Mason (<1) and Mallory (<1) .
Mitchell's Make a Wish Trip Report: Making all of Mitchell's *WISHES* come true! MAW pre-trip report!
Delaney21 is offline  
Old 02-19-2012, 04:39 AM   #812
blessedmom4
WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the U.S. each year as die from all forms of childhood cancers combined.
 
blessedmom4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: I am not religious, I have a relationship with God.
Posts: 4,465

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momto15 View Post
I have a pretty big camera and have just one memory card. I have never actually used more than the one memory card before- then again we haven't had a "real" vacation anywhere I am thinking I might need a 2nd memory card.
I read a little about the photo pass which seems awesome...

I wanted to get a little in put from all of you planning and those who have experience- what do you do? How many pictures do you take outside the photo pass pics? Or is it really enough for the Disney days? Lugging the big camera around seems like a pain-but not having enough pictures for the memories is not an option of course!

Thanks in advance for your input!
Dear Sarah, NO WORRIES about the camera! You may borrow one at GKTW if you want to (it was quite small) and take both videos and stills with it (I am pretty sure it has the picture capability, Pete is asleep or I would ask him). We borrowed one for Rachel's HOB performance,even though we had our camera and video camera, didn't want to miss anything! Just turn it in at GKTW and as was mentioned they will make you CD's of everything! You will also get candid photos of activities at GKTW if there is a photographer near to take pics ie: Santa and the characters. PLUS each and every Wish child gets a Photopass CD for FREE (Maroo helped work that deal out, from what I was told. Maroo, I MISS YOU)!

How many pics did I take...well let's just say I am a bit fanatical...We have the GKTW CD's they made, plus the ones of ours they downloaded...never counted all of those. We have over 3,000 from our main personal camera and several hundred more on the back up camera and my Photpass CD (which I JUST ordered , due to all of the problems when we returned home) will contain over 1000 pictures. That doesn't count our pics from CRT, Pirate's League, and don't get me started on the Discovery Cove pics....

I hope that answers your question! Feel free to ask me any more, we had the BEST trip and it is due in part to all I learned right here on the DIS.
blessedmom4 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #813
Manymosi
Wendy got her wish!
 
Manymosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 65

For those of you still interested, I finally finished our trip report.
Here is where I resumed it:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post43851515
__________________

Last edited by Manymosi; 02-20-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Manymosi is offline  
Old 02-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #814
Anderson05
Mouseketeer
 
Anderson05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 80

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momto15 View Post
I have a pretty big camera and have just one memory card. I have never actually used more than the one memory card before- then again we haven't had a "real" vacation anywhere I am thinking I might need a 2nd memory card.
I read a little about the photo pass which seems awesome...

I wanted to get a little in put from all of you planning and those who have experience- what do you do? How many pictures do you take outside the photo pass pics? Or is it really enough for the Disney days? Lugging the big camera around seems like a pain-but not having enough pictures for the memories is not an option of course!

Thanks in advance for your input!
Blessings,
Sarah
PRINCESS Angelinas PT Report
I'm in the same boat! Just got a dslr for Christmas, but a little nerves taking it. but whats the point of having one if you dont use it right?!
__________________
Melynda (Me) (DH) Mariska 4 (wish kid) Kamiah 5 months

Mariska's PTR

Anderson05 is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 06:33 AM   #815
atlantamoi
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14

I want to thank everyone for the great info here. I have a question in regards to front of line access at Disney/Universal. We are staying at Give Kids next week and plan on going to four different parks during this time. Unfortunately, our two-year-old will need a nap each afternoon which will cut our time at the parks down considerably. Our Wish child (five-year-old daughter) will get to do anything she wants... it's her trip. But I can see my wife and I wanting to ride maybe one big rollercoaster at Islands and Universal. I see they have a babyswap deal where you can take turns riding (one adult rides while the other holds the kids and then the next adult rides while holding the kids). I'm just curious if it's bad etiquette to go to the front of the line with a Wish child and then only the adults ride. I really want to play by the rules!

Of course, we may be doing this anyway a few times with my five-year-old riding with parent while the other is holding our two-year-old. I won't feel weird about that since our Wish daughter is actually riding.

This is a really small thing... just curious if anyone else has dealt with it.
atlantamoi is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #816
5dwarves
DIS Veteran
 
5dwarves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 705

Volume 5? Oh my goodness!

Maroo....look what you have accomplished! Wow!
Y'all have been busy! We are finally getting ready for our mulligan trip. Ready to do more than half a day at MK and look at where you all are. Five volumes of Wish trippers. I guess I should have expected it. My oldest is in college, my baby girl is driving, and my wish child - my "little" 7 year old is now taller than me and has a deep voice, so time does march on. I can't wait to sit here and catch up. Great job Maroo. Thanks for taking care of everyone. ~Elisa
5dwarves is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #817
Cheshire Figment
Friend of Figment
 
Cheshire Figment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Poinciana, FL (20 miles to WDW)
Posts: 38,492

Quote:
Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
I want to thank everyone for the great info here. I have a question in regards to front of line access at Disney/Universal. We are staying at Give Kids next week and plan on going to four different parks during this time. Unfortunately, our two-year-old will need a nap each afternoon which will cut our time at the parks down considerably. Our Wish child (five-year-old daughter) will get to do anything she wants... it's her trip. But I can see my wife and I wanting to ride maybe one big rollercoaster at Islands and Universal. I see they have a babyswap deal where you can take turns riding (one adult rides while the other holds the kids and then the next adult rides while holding the kids). I'm just curious if it's bad etiquette to go to the front of the line with a Wish child and then only the adults ride. I really want to play by the rules!

Of course, we may be doing this anyway a few times with my five-year-old riding with parent while the other is holding our two-year-old. I won't feel weird about that since our Wish daughter is actually riding.

This is a really small thing... just curious if anyone else has dealt with it.
Sorry but the GAC is for the person with the disability. If the person with the disability is not going to do the attraction others are not supposed to take advantage.

And, in your situation, if your five year old does not meet the attraction's height requirement you will not be qualified to use the GAC for that attraction.
__________________
41 WDW Stays Totaling 321 nights between 1987 and mid-2003. (When "commuting" from Northern Virginia.)

Now Working Part Time at Walt Disney World! Currently at Everything Pop Merchandise after nine years in Guest Services/Ticket Sales.

A few very helpful links which are on DisBoards:
Everything About WDW Tickets and this one disABILITIES FAQs
Cheshire Figment is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #818
angcmom
Earning My Ears
 
angcmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 42

Quote:
Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
I want to thank everyone for the great info here. I have a question in regards to front of line access at Disney/Universal. We are staying at Give Kids next week and plan on going to four different parks during this time. Unfortunately, our two-year-old will need a nap each afternoon which will cut our time at the parks down considerably. Our Wish child (five-year-old daughter) will get to do anything she wants... it's her trip. But I can see my wife and I wanting to ride maybe one big rollercoaster at Islands and Universal. I see they have a babyswap deal where you can take turns riding (one adult rides while the other holds the kids and then the next adult rides while holding the kids). I'm just curious if it's bad etiquette to go to the front of the line with a Wish child and then only the adults ride. I really want to play by the rules!

Of course, we may be doing this anyway a few times with my five-year-old riding with parent while the other is holding our two-year-old. I won't feel weird about that since our Wish daughter is actually riding.

This is a really small thing... just curious if anyone else has dealt with it.
This question was asked in our orientation at GKTW (in November) and we were told that the idea behind the button and GAC for wish kids was so that time was not wasted waiting in any lines, regardless of whether the wish kid was riding or not.

My two oldest wanted to ride Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios and my wish kid did not. They took her button and the GAC and had no questions asked. Same thing with Rip Ride Rocket...my husband and oldest son rode it multiple times and my daughter wasn't tall enough. (We never made it to IoA but I feel it would be the same over there.)

We did the same thing multiple times at Disney for rides that she was either not tall enough or wasn't interested in riding....Rock n Roller Coaster and Kali River Rapids are the first two that come to mind.

We never had any employee at any park bat an eye at this or make us feel like we were taking advantage or doing something that was not allowed.

I shared this conversation one other time on here but there was a point during our trip where my 14 year old son said he felt bad about going to the front of the line while others were waiting. I then reminded him of the 9 (so far) times that he got up (by his own choice) at 4:30 a.m. so he could accompany his little sister to the hospital for her surgery because he "makes her feel safe." I also reminded him of the hours that he napped in the hospital waiting room on a hard plastic couch just so he could be there when she woke up.

Your stay at GKTW is not only for your daughter but it is for your entire family. GKTW understands this and goes above and beyond to make sure that everyones needs are met...not just the wish child.

Don't feel bad about using her button or the GAC to ride anything. I would be shocked if a CM or any employee will tell you can't use it to expedite your time.

And as far as napping, my kids are older but I would definitely consider getting the free strollers that are provided at the parks and see if your 2 yr old might nap while riding. I would definitely try it.

Hope you have a magical trip!!!
__________________
Terri (Mom) Larry (Dad) C (16), G (14), N (12) and A (wish kid - 8)



Pre-trip report! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post42896165
angcmom is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #819
Anderson05
Mouseketeer
 
Anderson05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 80

Quote:
Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
I want to thank everyone for the great info here. I have a question in regards to front of line access at Disney/Universal. We are staying at Give Kids next week and plan on going to four different parks during this time. Unfortunately, our two-year-old will need a nap each afternoon which will cut our time at the parks down considerably. Our Wish child (five-year-old daughter) will get to do anything she wants... it's her trip. But I can see my wife and I wanting to ride maybe one big rollercoaster at Islands and Universal. I see they have a babyswap deal where you can take turns riding (one adult rides while the other holds the kids and then the next adult rides while holding the kids). I'm just curious if it's bad etiquette to go to the front of the line with a Wish child and then only the adults ride. I really want to play by the rules!

Of course, we may be doing this anyway a few times with my five-year-old riding with parent while the other is holding our two-year-old. I won't feel weird about that since our Wish daughter is actually riding.
I was wondering the same thing! I can see it going both ways, not being able to since the wish kid is not riding, or since the wish kid would be waiting they would want you to go and come off sooner? \

Wanting to see what others say too.

This is a really small thing... just curious if anyone else has dealt with it
__________________
Melynda (Me) (DH) Mariska 4 (wish kid) Kamiah 5 months

Mariska's PTR

Anderson05 is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #820
Anderson05
Mouseketeer
 
Anderson05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 80

Quote:
Originally Posted by roach3770 View Post
So excited. We got an email from wish coordinator this morning with our dates. Our 8 year old, Mackenzie's wish trip will be April 15-24. We are so excited for her. It has been such a rough year and this gives us something to look forward to. I will be back in soon to give more details but let the planning begin!

Shawna
oh fun, We just got our dates too! april 19-27. Maybe we'll bump into each other.
__________________
Melynda (Me) (DH) Mariska 4 (wish kid) Kamiah 5 months

Mariska's PTR

Anderson05 is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #821
sarsop524
Mouseketeer
 
sarsop524's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 92

Made the wish

Sarah's wish granters came tonight and she officially made her Disney wish! They said travel could take a year to a year and a half to happen...how will we ever wait patiently enough to find out when it will happen?!?!
__________________
Kylee
Wife to Andy, and mom to Sarah (wish kid) and twin sister, Sophie


http://www.disboards.com/showthread....sarahs+maw+ptr




sarsop524 is offline  
Old 02-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #822
5dwarves
DIS Veteran
 
5dwarves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 705

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill_Lin View Post
Hi, I am one of the original posters for the first Wish Tripper's Unite thread back in 2007. I am glad to see that the tradition is continuing. My Wish Tripper is 10 now and has been cancer free for 7 + years. We are so grateful and believe that our wish trip helped.

I volunteer with Make a Wish now. Keep up the good work everyone.

Bill
So glad to here Lysi has been cancer free for so long! I just hopped back on too. Didn't expect to see any of the old disboard friends still hanging out. We are headed back for our redo trip this summer. Looking forward to it.
5dwarves is offline  
Old 02-22-2012, 06:06 AM   #823
atlantamoi
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by angcmom View Post
This question was asked in our orientation at GKTW (in November) and we were told that the idea behind the button and GAC for wish kids was so that time was not wasted waiting in any lines, regardless of whether the wish kid was riding or not.
Thanks for your detailed response. So, I got two answers with opposite opinions! Hmmm. I guess we'll play it by ear. The parks might not be too crowded next week and it might not be an issue anyway. GKTW has a night for parents to be alone, so you can see at least one example where they do consider what the adults might like (although with our two-year-old we won't be able to take complete advantage of it).

I'm still amazed by Make-A-Wish and all they have done for us. Our granters had a nice tea party for my daughter this past weekend. It was so sweet. Can't wait to spoil her a bit next week after the past 18 months.
atlantamoi is offline  
Old 02-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #824
wishin' on a star
DIS Veteran
 
wishin' on a star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Olney, Maryland
Posts: 508

Quote:
Originally Posted by angcmom View Post
This question was asked in our orientation at GKTW (in November) and we were told that the idea behind the button and GAC for wish kids was so that time was not wasted waiting in any lines, regardless of whether the wish kid was riding or not.

My two oldest wanted to ride Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios and my wish kid did not. They took her button and the GAC and had no questions asked. Same thing with Rip Ride Rocket...my husband and oldest son rode it multiple times and my daughter wasn't tall enough. (We never made it to IoA but I feel it would be the same over there.)

We did the same thing multiple times at Disney for rides that she was either not tall enough or wasn't interested in riding....Rock n Roller Coaster and Kali River Rapids are the first two that come to mind.

We never had any employee at any park bat an eye at this or make us feel like we were taking advantage or doing something that was not allowed.

I shared this conversation one other time on here but there was a point during our trip where my 14 year old son said he felt bad about going to the front of the line while others were waiting. I then reminded him of the 9 (so far) times that he got up (by his own choice) at 4:30 a.m. so he could accompany his little sister to the hospital for her surgery because he "makes her feel safe." I also reminded him of the hours that he napped in the hospital waiting room on a hard plastic couch just so he could be there when she woke up.

Your stay at GKTW is not only for your daughter but it is for your entire family. GKTW understands this and goes above and beyond to make sure that everyones needs are met...not just the wish child.

Don't feel bad about using her button or the GAC to ride anything. I would be shocked if a CM or any employee will tell you can't use it to expedite your time.

And as far as napping, my kids are older but I would definitely consider getting the free strollers that are provided at the parks and see if your 2 yr old might nap while riding. I would definitely try it.

Hope you have a magical trip!!!
My DD was granted a wish two years ago, and this was exactly our experience. I do hope it hasn't changed since then, because I do believe that a wish trip is indeed for the WHOLE family! There's no describing the incredible amount of pixie dust and magic that your entire family feels while on a wish trip. We were made to feel like everyone deserved the perks of the trip. Yes, at GKTW orientation, we were told that the GAC given to wish kids was for the whole family, to expedite time for others to ride whether the wish child rode or not. We never encountered anyone at Disney who questioned this.

We have since returned to Disney, and while Catherine still had a GAC, it was not the same experience, and we would never expect that once in a lifetime experience again.

I hope you have a fabulous, magical trip!!!
__________________
Laura (me!) Dave (DH) Carmella 11 Catherine 10 (MAW princess in 2010!) John 8
Make-A-Wish PTR Catherine's MAW TR
wishin' on a star is offline  
Old 02-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #825
Moodyzblu
DIS Veteran
 
Moodyzblu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 1,572

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarsop524 View Post
Sarah's wish granters came tonight and she officially made her Disney wish! They said travel could take a year to a year and a half to happen...how will we ever wait patiently enough to find out when it will happen?!?!
Yay for Sarah making her wish !!

But I wonder why they said it will take so long ?? We heard form MAW like a week after Jayden made his wish and had our dates in like 1 month. Maybe they are very busy .. or tell you that so you won't panic if you don't hear form them by a certain time. Hopefully it won't really take that long !
__________________
Michelle ... Single Mom to:Jayden(9) Jesse(9)
Jaymee (27) Jillianne (25) Jeremy (22)

Come check out ..
Jayden's Wish pre-trip report !
It Smells Like Elephant and Forbidden Journey's Wish Trip Report ... in progress
The Moodys Do Disneyland!
Youtube channel ... http://www.youtube.com/user/Moodyzblu
Moodyzblu is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: