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Old 12-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #166
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Thanks! Planning in the May trip is helping a lot with the countdown to October!
October is so far away! Another trip inbetween to plan for and go on sure sounds like a good way to pass the time!

We are trying to sell our house and then buy a new house in Colorado so I am sure once the house sells here and that process proceeds and with moving at least a little bit of the time will go faster.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #167
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Your May plans sound good so far! I'm with you on getting the earliest nonstop flight to Orlando...I keep saying I'm not going to do it anymore, but...I can't resist! Love having a whole day there!

OKW looks so pretty, and Gurgling Suitcase sounds awesome! That drink looks yummy!
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #168
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I love the look of Old Key West! You guys will have a great time. And yeah, good luck getting to MK EMH. Maybe you'll get struck with a burst of energy!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #169
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I love your tree! After a few days of having mine up, I finally actually decorated it on Tuesday. I think it always makes the house seem so cozy.

I love the old trip pictures! I can already tell that you and Mark are going to have a blast together.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:19 PM   #170
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October is so far away! Another trip inbetween to plan for and go on sure sounds like a good way to pass the time!

We are trying to sell our house and then buy a new house in Colorado so I am sure once the house sells here and that process proceeds and with moving at least a little bit of the time will go faster.
Buying and selling a house is a very good way to make time go by quickly! Good luck with the move!

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Your May plans sound good so far! I'm with you on getting the earliest nonstop flight to Orlando...I keep saying I'm not going to do it anymore, but...I can't resist! Love having a whole day there!

OKW looks so pretty, and Gurgling Suitcase sounds awesome! That drink looks yummy!
I figure that I'd be spending the day traveling even with a later flight, so I may as well be in Disney!

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I love the look of Old Key West! You guys will have a great time. And yeah, good luck getting to MK EMH. Maybe you'll get struck with a burst of energy!
I always go to MK EMH, but then I don't have any fun. But it's soooo hard to stay away!

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I love your tree! After a few days of having mine up, I finally actually decorated it on Tuesday. I think it always makes the house seem so cozy.

I love the old trip pictures! I can already tell that you and Mark are going to have a blast together.
Thanks, it's a cute little tree. I wish I could have a tree all year!
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #171
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On our second day, Mark and I will try to be up bright and early. That's not a problem for him, but it is for me. When we were in college, Mark would come to visit my room hoping I was awake. But since he didn't want to wake me up if I wasn't, he wouldn't knock- he'd tap on the door with one finger, hoping I'd hear it. It would wake me up and I'd be mad. But then we'd go get breakfast and I'd get over it That reminds me: I never explained how Mark and I know each other!
As you can probably figure out, we met in college. We lived on the same hall our freshman year and sat at a table with some other hallmates at our first dining hall meal. When I was coming home from class a couple of days later, Mark was outside the dorm and called me by name. I couldn't believe he remembered (since we had met a thousand new people since moving in!), and we were friends from then on. He's just the nicest guy who would do anything for you. He is also hilarious.

Back to our Day 2 plans:
Hopefully, we'll make it to the MK for park opening.

That's Mark posing with the 'picture spot'.

Adventures may include such shenanigans as these:


(sidenote: that stool is really close to the wall. Mark pretty much got stuck)




After that, we'll head over to Epcot, spending most of our time in the World Showcase.






That was the day I went Princess-nuts. There were no lines for any of them! Mark was too shy (for the first time ever ), and they kept asking if he was my prince/beast/warrior. Then I would say 'no', and it would get all awkward.

We have dinner scheduled at Rose & Crown that day, one of our favorites. I haven't been there in a while and I am looking forward to it!
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #172
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Day 2 sounds like fun! I need to be more proactive this trip and get pictures with characters. The only character pictures I have are from breakfasts.
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Day 2 sounds like fun! I need to be more proactive this trip and get pictures with characters. The only character pictures I have are from breakfasts.
I hardly ever get character pics. But on that trip, we kept seeing princesses without lines! And once I had a couple, I wanted to stop for pictures with more. It was a lot of fun!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:21 AM   #174
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Day 2 sounds like fun! It's funny, we always seem to do MK bright and early on our day 2's as well!
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Haha, I love the picture of you feeding the "horse" outside the HM!
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #176
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Day 2 sounds like fun! It's funny, we always seem to do MK bright and early on our day 2's as well!
It's usually the only morning that I've got enough energy to get going early!

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Haha, I love the picture of you feeding the "horse" outside the HM!
He was hungry. Plus, he hardly seems to get any attention. Poor invisible dead horse.
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I need some help! I'm sure my very knowledgeable and wonderful readers can assist me...

I've been looking at the Tables in Wonderland card, and it definitely seems to make sense. Most of the places we plan to eat at are part of the program, and 20% is a good savings, especially with 4 adults worth of food and alcohol!
Do any of you have experience with it? Do you recommend it? And what may be a stupid question: is it good for a year?

I'll be getting an AP this spring, so this is the first time I've been eligible for one. Though I did hear that they are going to be making them available to DVC members as well (not sure what the price will be in that case). It just seems too good to be true, so I was hoping to hear from folks that have used it!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:57 PM   #178
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Day 2 sounds like fun!

We had the Tables in Wonderland card and loved it! It cost us $75 (if I remember correctly) and I think they're actually good for 13 months. Not sure why. It pretty much paid for itself after a couple of meals since dining at Disney is so expensive. I'd say that if you've got two trips planned within the year and you're going to be buying drinks, you can't go wrong with the card. It also adds 18% gratuity automatically, which I liked because it meant I didn't have to figure out the tip! There was only one restaurant that we went to that didn't accept it, and that was Yak&Yeti. I know there are others, but it seems like most of the restaurants do take it now. Oh, and you can use it for yourself and up to 10 guests (or maybe it's 10 people total) so that would be great for your trip in October with your friends.
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Oh another trip! I'm a little late but joining in now! I've been in October two years in a row and the weather was fantastic. Hopefully you'll get Boardwalk, you can't beat the location and it's beautiful!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #180
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I need some help! I'm sure my very knowledgeable and wonderful readers can assist me...

I've been looking at the Tables in Wonderland card, and it definitely seems to make sense. Most of the places we plan to eat at are part of the program, and 20% is a good savings, especially with 4 adults worth of food and alcohol!
Do any of you have experience with it? Do you recommend it? And what may be a stupid question: is it good for a year?

I'll be getting an AP this spring, so this is the first time I've been eligible for one. Though I did hear that they are going to be making them available to DVC members as well (not sure what the price will be in that case). It just seems too good to be true, so I was hoping to hear from folks that have used it!
I've been going over whether to get a Dining Plan, TIW or pay OOP. In trying to decide I came across a thread on a different message board where someone created a spreadsheet to determine based on what you would order what is the better deal..

The thread is http://www.mouse*owners.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=49186 (remove the asterisk from the middle!)

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