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Old 05-25-2012, 11:02 AM   #1216
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Awww, I'm sorry you haven't heard anything. I at the living on email comment- as I definitely do! I'm fortunate that Ethan's wish granter's are pretty good at returning my emails, even if they don't know the answer right away. I totally understand about how nice it would be if people would just let you know they don't know the answer- at least you don't feel like you're talking to a wall! Did they also give you their phone number? E's wish granters are a husband and wife team and, when we met with them, they gave us a sheet with their phone numbers and email addresses. If you have the phone number, I'd go ahead and give them a lil ringy-dingy. Good luck!
Well MAW must have been reading this board. Our wish granters called this morning to inform us that our wish has been granted on Wednesday. My wife has to call to get more on the details before we tell the family or anyone.

Still no email though
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #1217
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Talking email to wake up to

We had a short but sweet email this am ..

It was this

I have the flights booked and am sending out a short itinerary to John's attention.




Now that we know times of things we can finish up are pre trip report ...
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #1218
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Thumbs up Pre trip report " Still needs some work "

Monday Oct 1
? Ride to Philly
930 am depart to Orlando
12:00Arrive in Orlando ?
12:30 Check in at GKTW
Orientation
Please choose one of several options to join us:
• Every morning at 9 a.m.
• Each afternoon (check with Guest Services for the time that day)
• Every evening at 7:45 p.m.
Ice Cream Palace
? Food brake settles in to the villa
? Johns Star
Magic Pillow can be made from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Castle of Miracles for every child in your
family. Please remember to bring the Magic Pillow Certificate given to your family at Orientation.
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7:30pm-8:30pm GKTW Mayor Clayton’s Hare-Raising Halloween Party
On the Avenue of Angels!
Katies Kitchen Dinner or Gingerbread House


Tuesday Oct 2nd
Wake Up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
9:00 am Leave for Disney Magic Kindom

Wednesday Oct 3rd
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
9:00 am Leave for Disney Animal kingdom & Disney Hollywood

Kids night out Sign-up in advance by dialing “4322” from any Village phone

Thursday Oct 4th
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
8:00am - 8:30am GKTW Disney Character Photos In Julie’s Safari Theatre
9:00 am Sea World or universal



6:30pm - 8:30pm GKTH Winter Wonderland Festivities Along the Avenue!
Santa Claus, carriage rides and even a parade!( Gktw Christmas Party)
7pm-12Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm

Friday Oct 5th
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
8:30 - 9:15am GKTW Universal Character Photos In the Castle of Miracles!
930 In Car head to Universal

7:30pm - 8:30pm GKTW Pirates and Princesses Party With Shamu at the Serendipity Stage!
7pm-12 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm




Sat Oct 6th
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
Leave for Disney Epcot


Sunday Oct 7th
8:00 am Gingerbread House from GKTW
Ice Cream Palace

11:00 am Vila Check out Can stay in GKTW for the day
Depart 1:50pm from Orlando
Arrive Philly 4:10
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #1219
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Well MAW must have been reading this board. Our wish granters called this morning to inform us that our wish has been granted on Wednesday. My wife has to call to get more on the details before we tell the family or anyone.

Still no email though
Hahaha! Well, I'm glad you heard something, at least!

We took our son to tour the Wishing Place this afternoon after his cardiology appointment (which he ROCKED!). Everyone was super-sweet and we met his wish manager. Unfortunately, we found out she won't be booking flights until September so I guess there won't be much in the way of hard core planning until then. We were thinking about extending our trip (just b/c GKTW looks so fantastic that we feel like Ethan will absolutely love it, in and of itself and then we can see a couple of parks during our extended time), but I guess I can't check out ressies or anything until I know if we can either go down a few days early or stay a few days later (at an off-site location- probably a WDW resort if we can swing it). Oh well. Flying by the seat of my pants is more my nature and, if we don't find out til September, I'm thinking we probably won't be extending b/c I'm not sure what prices will be like at that time.

Amerch, your itinerary looks good!! I'm a rookie, though
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #1220
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Monday Oct 1
? Ride to Philly
930 am depart to Orlando
12:00Arrive in Orlando ?
12:30 Check in at GKTW
Orientation
Please choose one of several options to join us:
• Every morning at 9 a.m.
• Each afternoon (check with Guest Services for the time that day)
• Every evening at 7:45 p.m.
Ice Cream Palace
? Food brake settles in to the villa
? Johns Star
Magic Pillow can be made from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Castle of Miracles for every child in your
family. Please remember to bring the Magic Pillow Certificate given to your family at Orientation.
?
7:30pm-8:30pm GKTW Mayor Clayton’s Hare-Raising Halloween Party
On the Avenue of Angels!
Katies Kitchen Dinner or Gingerbread House


Tuesday Oct 2nd
Wake Up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
9:00 am Leave for Disney Magic Kindom

Wednesday Oct 3rd
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
9:00 am Leave for Disney Animal kingdom & Disney Hollywood

Kids night out Sign-up in advance by dialing “4322” from any Village phone

Thursday Oct 4th
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
8:00am - 8:30am GKTW Disney Character Photos In Julie’s Safari Theatre
9:00 am Sea World or universal



6:30pm - 8:30pm GKTH Winter Wonderland Festivities Along the Avenue!
Santa Claus, carriage rides and even a parade!( Gktw Christmas Party)
7pm-12Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm

Friday Oct 5th
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
8:30 - 9:15am GKTW Universal Character Photos In the Castle of Miracles!
930 In Car head to Universal

7:30pm - 8:30pm GKTW Pirates and Princesses Party With Shamu at the Serendipity Stage!
7pm-12 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Parade at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm




Sat Oct 6th
Wake up
7:45 a.m Express Start Breakfast in the Ice Cream Palace
Leave for Disney Epcot


Sunday Oct 7th
8:00 am Gingerbread House from GKTW
Ice Cream Palace

11:00 am Vila Check out Can stay in GKTW for the day
Depart 1:50pm from Orlando
Arrive Philly 4:10

Orientations is either at 11 am or 7:45 pm. It about a 45 minute orientation. One parents must go will the other joins the kids with activities around the village. You can't do your pillow or star until you get the package at orientation. It has the star in the package and your voucher for the pillow. I made that mistake thinking i can walk into the castle of miracle and have matthew do is star and pillow. My mistake and i was trying to do it when my husband was at orientations. Everything sounds great. Oh if you want at Magic Kingdom at 9:30 am they have a morning celabration at the front enterance but i would leave real early because you have to park, get on monorail, ticket turnstile, and security before even entering into the park. Its a lot of getting through things to get into the parks. Exspecially with Magic Kingdom and both universal studios a lot of walking to get to the enterance to the parks.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #1221
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Give Kids The World has posted 8 pre arrival videos on youtube that show you some of the village and shows you some of what to expect. Just head over to youtube and search for Give Kids the World pre arrival. The videos star Bailee Madison, who you and/or your kids may recognize from "Letters to God" or Wizards of Waverly Place.

Just thought that I would share in case anyone is interested in seeing them if you haven't already.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #1223
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to eat in the park ? not to eat in the park ?

Ok so there are 6 of us dose this meen we would have to pay the 18% gratuity ?

Are boys are all mst 3 and 4 and the girls are 5 and 7 so they dont eat much..
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #1224
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Question about Air Travel

Hello everyone, Our tickets are booked for the flights and I was wondering if

1. Anyone has flown Southwest and how was the experience?

2. If you flew out of Philadelphia, how was the experience?

and

3. How was Orlando International?

We have four little ones, Ages 7-3 so we are hoping for any tips for a smooth flight, airport experience.

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1. Anyone has flown Southwest and how was the experience?

I have always had good experience on Southwest flights.

2. If you flew out of Philadelphia, how was the experience?

Never have.

3. How was Orlando International?

Orlando is a big airport. Are you staying at GKTW? If so, they have greeters that meet you and will help you. There is a good video on Youtube about it.
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1. Anyone has flown Southwest and how was the experience?

I have always had good experience on Southwest flights.

2. If you flew out of Philadelphia, how was the experience?

Never have.

3. How was Orlando International?

Orlando is a big airport. Are you staying at GKTW? If so, they have greeters that meet you and will help you. There is a good video on Youtube about it.
Thank you for the information, we are staying at GKTW, so I assume that will make things a little easier for us.
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Thank you for the information, we are staying at GKTW, so I assume that will make things a little easier for us.
Yes, they meet you in the baggage area, help you get your bags, escort you to the rental car place and give you directions on how to get there! So if you can get on the plane, you should be ok!
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #1228
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Hello everyone, Our tickets are booked for the flights and I was wondering if
CONGRATULATIONS!!!


2. If you flew out of Philadelphia, how was the experience?
I have. We had a newborn who just had her second open heart surgery...the experience was easy airport wise, it was just big...

3. How was Orlando International?
SIMPLE and easy! Rode the little "monorail" over and was greeted by the GKTW volunteer who knew EXACTLY where to go and what to do! He was awesome!!
We have four little ones, Ages 7-3 so we are hoping for any tips for a smooth flight, airport experience.
STROLLERS!!!! Or tip the people who drive you to your gate...
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Ok so there are 6 of us dose this meen we would have to pay the 18% gratuity ?
An automatic 18% gratuity charge will be added to your bill for parties of 6 or more.
I think yes if there are 6 of you, even if they are children... The servers work hard (typically) and deserve a good tip. If you eat counter service you don't have to worry about it.


Are boys are all mst 3 and 4 and the girls are 5 and 7 so they dont eat much..
Counter service might work better?? Then you could split meals...and save money.

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It has been awhile, so I thought I would pop in and say "Welcome" to all the families planning their child's Wish Trip.

I know there have been some questions about the Big Give and what it is, so I thought I would share some info posted in the ton of info in the sticky.

I would like to let everyone know that the Big Gives are not something you can "sign up" for.

We are volunteers who sew for Wish kids as time and money allow. We are not part of MAW and don't get funding. We are Moms and Grandmas, who work, manage our families, attend school, homeschool and sew when we have spare time.

Please don't message members asking for your child to be included. Asking puts us in a postion of having to say no. We really don't want to do that. Posting on other threads does not increase your child's chances. The way the Big Give works is we find you. There is not anything for you to do to make it happen. The planners of the Big Give are in contact with each other and planning Gives months in advance. The Gives are a gift, it's not something to ask for or strongly hint at. If you are chosen for a Give, you will be notified. We are fairly persistent if we don't get an answer the first time we PM too!


Even without a Big Give, EVERY child will have a special and magical trip!

To all of those getting ready for your trip Have Fun and enjoy a magical week with your child. For those still waiting for dates, hang in there-magic is around the corner!
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Ok so there are 6 of us dose this meen we would have to pay the 18% gratuity ?

Are boys are all mst 3 and 4 and the girls are 5 and 7 so they dont eat much..
Disney's rule is that for any group of six or more, even with separate checks, at any table service dining an 18% gratuity will be added. You will have the option to give an additional tip if you feel like it. (and with four small children, possibly the tip should be higher if they create a mess.

And this applies both in the Parks and the Resorts.
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