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Old 10-30-2011, 06:40 AM   #76
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on having snow and the girls sledging!!!

That's nice of you to write a touring plan for one of your students - am sure they will have a great trip!

I would have loved to have had a teacher that talked about Disney non-stop. I also worry about privacy but then talk myself out of it. After all what's the worse that can happen? Please don't scare me by letting me know!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:10 AM   #77
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Snow in October...I thought that only happened to us

I, too, can be easily distracted from work if someone wants to talk Disney to me!

Hope you have a great week!
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #78
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I panic about privacy all the time! I try not to post too much information (like it tells you not to everywhere) but I dont think you have to worry about the DIS. Just be conscience of what you're posting.....which is what I do!

But anyway...I WISH I had a teacher who played Disney music when I was in High School! You must be one of those teachers everyone loves! Oh how I miss those teachers....maybe I should visit them soon.

Did you get alot of snow? It has snowed all day long and only recently stopped!
I think it is a problem how my pictures are linked, and that is what I found to be the problem. I have to think about it and I might have a future solution. It isn't the Dis I am worried about; just that too much info is cross-contaminated...

Not a teacher everyone loves but certainly kids who also love Disney...my nerds tend to love me too. I have a school fb page and some of my graduates who are in college check in with me. It's nice to know that you've made an impression in a positive academic way. I love that they share their academic victories with me.

It snowed for a good twelve hours here. We ended with about 5-6 inches.

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I saw that you all were getting snow!! My friends in Pittsburgh posted pics on FB and I couldn't believe it! I'll take my 80s and sun in Orlando over that!!!
It was a bit of a surprise!! I sure hope Lake Buena Vista is good to us in December!

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I think you are fairly safe here, too. Just blur out things you don't want people to see - license plate numbers, school names on t-shirts, etc. That's what we do, although I know we have slipped occasionally. So far, no issues.
Thanks for the reminder of those clues. I try to pay attention but sometimes I really don't worry. Other times, I have freak out episodes (like last night.)

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I can't believe all the snow up North -- craziness!!!

Yay for getting to talk Disney -- that's always fun!
A white Halloween is not normal for us!

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on having snow and the girls sledging!!!

That's nice of you to write a touring plan for one of your students - am sure they will have a great trip!

I would have loved to have had a teacher that talked about Disney non-stop. I also worry about privacy but then talk myself out of it. After all what's the worse that can happen? Please don't scare me by letting me know!
I can't wait to hear about their trip! Some of my kids enjoy it. Unfortunately, some haven't been and I think they are jealous...but hey they are older and will be able to go on their own in three or four years if they want! I might propose that they go to Disney for Senior Week instead of the beach!

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Snow in October...I thought that only happened to us

I, too, can be easily distracted from work if someone wants to talk Disney to me!

Hope you have a great week!
Okay, I really thought it only happened to you too! I seriously thought, "I don't live in Canada!"
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:00 PM   #79
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I just read your entire PTR. We are also going for Christmas. We are arriving December 17th and leaving December 28th. I have a couple of ADR's that I haven't decided if we will keep or not so can you tell me more about the $10 fee? I do not remember reading anything about that and that is not like me at all! Also, do you know if the Christmas parade is only at 3pm in the Magic Kingdom the week before Christmas or do they have it at other times too? Thanks for all of your help!

I am soooooooooooo excited for this trip
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #80
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I just read your entire PTR. We are also going for Christmas. We are arriving December 17th and leaving December 28th. I have a couple of ADR's that I haven't decided if we will keep or not so can you tell me more about the $10 fee? I do not remember reading anything about that and that is not like me at all! Also, do you know if the Christmas parade is only at 3pm in the Magic Kingdom the week before Christmas or do they have it at other times too? Thanks for all of your help!

I am soooooooooooo excited for this trip
Wow! You are actually going to be there for Christmas! I read most of your report. You have some great photos, which is why I stopped reading... I want to have the decorations surprise me. This is uncharacteristic of me, of course, since I have to research EVERYTHING!

I listen to more podcasts than I should admit. Everyone of them is reporting a $10 per person charge for not cancelling 24 hours in advance. I totally appreciate this since I've read where some people book five restaurants since they can't decide ahead. I plan our restaurants and sometimes change my mind, and cancel the others.

I do not know the time for the parade. I think it replaces the 3:00... The Cinderella's Wish Castle Show will be at 6:15, though.

Your boys are handsome and your daughter is adorable. It's great that they love Disney. My girls are being brainwashed to be excited. They love Disney too, but not yet as much as their mom.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #81
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Hello! Next month I will be in Disney!

Halloween was quite successful for my girls even though they had to wear shoes instead of roller blades due to some remaining snow...

covered the face of friend's daughter just in case...





Their costumes were a huge hit...comments about Pan Am too...to think they didn't want to wear the pillbox hats. I think the three of them together added to the impact.

Disney planning...

I called and paid for the Pop room. Dh told me our card wasn't charged, so I called and took care of that- 88.59 including tax for the night using our AP discount seems like a bargain to us. I also arranged for our Magical Express pick up.

I haven't made much headway with dining. I wanted to book dinner at 1900 Park Fare, and I am not having any luck.

What's worse is my bff, whose family is going the same time, has kidney stones and terrible pain. (She was told the stones are the cause of the pain though.) She is getting a run around from a doctor (specialist) and after a procedure is back again to terrible pain. She's been suffering for two weeks. Hopefully, next week she will be able to meet with a new specialist who will solve the mystery. On top of this, her husband just had surgery for bad kidney stones. Odder yet is that my principal is out due to complications with these darn stones too. (His problem is a culmination of years, however.) Needless to say, school isn't running as smoothly as it should with him not there.

Tangent over, back to Disney...

I bought some ponchos for our trip (those just in case supplies that we appreciate when we need them!), and I did some Christmas shopping for my dds. I need to make sure I am finished before we leave!

So on my to do list tomorrow is to call and set up the Unmagical Express pick up for 12/21. I also need to work on the touring plans. I really wouldn't worry about this so much, but there are so many special decorations and events for the holidays and I am not sure if we will be able to go back during this time any time again in the near future.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #82
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Wow! You are actually going to be there for Christmas! I read most of your report. You have some great photos, which is why I stopped reading... I want to have the decorations surprise me. This is uncharacteristic of me, of course, since I have to research EVERYTHING!

I listen to more podcasts than I should admit. Everyone of them is reporting a $10 per person charge for not cancelling 24 hours in advance. I totally appreciate this since I've read where some people book five restaurants since they can't decide ahead. I plan our restaurants and sometimes change my mind, and cancel the others.

I do not know the time for the parade. I think it replaces the 3:00... The Cinderella's Wish Castle Show will be at 6:15, though.

Your boys are handsome and your daughter is adorable. It's great that they love Disney. My girls are being brainwashed to be excited. They love Disney too, but not yet as much as their mom.


Thanks so much for the info on the $10 charge. And believe me when I say, the best photos in the world do not do justice to the beauty of the parks at Christmas!! I hope you and your family have a magical time!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #83
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What great costumes! They look adorable...I can see the Pan Am reference! Jasmine are I are addicted to that show, we watch it and PVR Long Island Medium...my favorite new show! Ok, I just got totally off track

I can't believe you are going to Disney next month! I feel so bad for your friend...we had one lady at work with kidney stones....it wasn't pretty! I felt so bad for her! Fortunately, hers passed within 24 hours. We will be thinking of her and hope she is back to her old self before long!!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:40 AM   #84
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Hello! Next month I will be in Disney!
Us, too, and I better start getting my money together to pay for it!



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I also need to work on the touring plans. I really wouldn't worry about this so much, but there are so many special decorations and events for the holidays and I am not sure if we will be able to go back during this time any time again in the near future.
There is so much to see at Christmas even without going into the parks. Just touring all of the resorts to see all of the decorations is so cool. There is a fun tree in DTD, too, outside Earl of Sandwich.

Hope you don't mind me bringing a little Disney Christmas over here this morning. I am looking so forward to seeing these again soon!

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Add in the parks and all of their decorations and there is more to see and do during a December Disney trip than anyone could get to!
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The girls' Halloween costumes are great!!! So cute!!!

What a shame about your friend and the kidney stones -- I hope that gets resolved soon for her.
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Thanks so much for the info on the $10 charge. And believe me when I say, the best photos in the world do not do justice to the beauty of the parks at Christmas!! I hope you and your family have a magical time!!
You're welcome. If you go to Disney dining, and click book a reservation, the $10 charge is now detailed.

I am sure we will have a magical time- even more so with the decorations for the season! You have a fantastic time too! I have to go back and reread your report to see where you are staying!

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What great costumes! They look adorable...I can see the Pan Am reference! Jasmine are I are addicted to that show, we watch it and PVR Long Island Medium...my favorite new show! Ok, I just got totally off track

I can't believe you are going to Disney next month! I feel so bad for your friend...we had one lady at work with kidney stones....it wasn't pretty! I felt so bad for her! Fortunately, hers passed within 24 hours. We will be thinking of her and hope she is back to her old self before long!!!
I totally love it too! Tonight I watched the two episodes of Once Upon a Time and now I love it too!

Thanks for the well wishes for my friend! I hope she is better soon too. It really stinks because she is an active person with a four year old! a very active one!

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Us, too, and I better start getting my money together to pay for it!

There is so much to see at Christmas even without going into the parks. Just touring all of the resorts to see all of the decorations is so cool. There is a fun tree in DTD, too, outside Earl of Sandwich.

Hope you don't mind me bringing a little Disney Christmas over here this morning. I am looking so forward to seeing these again soon!

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Polynesian



Wilderness Lodge



Grand Floridian



Fort Wilderness





POFQ



POR



Contemporary



All Star Music



All Star Movies



All Star Sports



Pop Century



Add in the parks and all of their decorations and there is more to see and do during a December Disney trip than anyone could get to!
Oh my gosh! Thank you for the great pictures!!! I can't wait to get there and take some of my own!

Hooray for you being there next month! I wish it was when we were there...

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The girls' Halloween costumes are great!!! So cute!!!

What a shame about your friend and the kidney stones -- I hope that gets resolved soon for her.
Thanks! ... My friend might be better sooner than later. She might be heading to the ER instead of waiting until Dec to see the specialist. It is a shame that this is how she will need to get treatment. I am frustrated because I know she has a high pain tolerance, and she has been patiently dealing with this for two weeks.
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I did some planning tonight. I thought of some questions and did research...Please chime in about anything that doesn't match your experience or that you want to add info too!


I found a great website for Pop fans!


What are the hours of Everything Pop?

~They open at 6:30 am. Flatbreads and bakery open until 10 pm; Grill until 11pm, and it's open until 12 midnight (I guess for grab and go)

What about the store at Pop?

~Hours are 6am to 12 midnight.

(I may be shopping after checking in at 11pm)

Should I book a Candlelight Processional Package (just for me- my family isn't really interested...)

~This one is a risky one, but I decided against it. I am going to arrive on Sat at 4:15ish to try to see the 5:00 show. I will have the family go over to future world and do some rides or stay at the hotel and swim... If I can't see it, maybe hearing it will be enough for me. If not, I have several other days to make the attempt to see it. The 5:00 show is supposed to be the least crowded and I think I read that they don't have package seating for this show. (But then I also read something about the lunch pkg being for this show. )
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I have nothing to help you with the Candlelight Processional, but from the pictures and descriptions I have seen, it is fabulous! Why doesn't the rest of your family want to go? Do they just not want to sit through it?
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Love the pics of all the decorations! Nice shot of the rig at FW - I believe that is Hilda. You would be surprised at how many "full timers" spend several months of the year at FW every year. Can you imagine "living" at Disney???

Glad you googled Sandi Patti - you should YouTube her too - a great vocalist. I recommend finding her singing "How Great Thou Art" - amazing.

Sounds like you are right on track with your planning! Thanks for the Pop info - nice to hear how everything is open so late! That's the one downside of staying at the Fort - everything closes down earlier there.

I hope your friend feels better really soon! That must be awful to have so much pain, not know what's going on, and have a vacation on the horizon that you don't want to miss!
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I have nothing to help you with the Candlelight Processional, but from the pictures and descriptions I have seen, it is fabulous! Why doesn't the rest of your family want to go? Do they just not want to sit through it?
It is our first day/night at the parks. I can't imagine making my nine year olds attend what will be like a beautiful church service instead of ride on the rides...and dh, well, he is a big kid. Wait until you read about his response to the show...

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Love the pics of all the decorations! Nice shot of the rig at FW - I believe that is Hilda. You would be surprised at how many "full timers" spend several months of the year at FW every year. Can you imagine "living" at Disney???

Glad you googled Sandi Patti - you should YouTube her too - a great vocalist. I recommend finding her singing "How Great Thou Art" - amazing.

Sounds like you are right on track with your planning! Thanks for the Pop info - nice to hear how everything is open so late! That's the one downside of staying at the Fort - everything closes down earlier there.

I hope your friend feels better really soon! That must be awful to have so much pain, not know what's going on, and have a vacation on the horizon that you don't want to miss!
I can't imagine living there...okay, I can, when we retire and the girls move their families to Florida also.

I was surprised by the hours... great for nightowls and earlier birds!

I will have to youtube it; that is my one of my mom's favorite hymns too.

Thanks. I am hoping she will just go to the ER tomorrow, and make someone do something.
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