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Old 10-24-2012, 05:28 AM   #616
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Breaking news! The Disney store AND Zara is about 200m away from our hotel in Bologna. SO EXCITED!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:29 AM   #617
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Here are a few ponderings - please throw in your input (and that goes for anyone reading this post!):

- haven't booked lunch with an astronaut because I am thinking of giving it a miss
We didn't do lunch with an astronaut either; and I've never felt like we missed out.

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- Looking at WDW CS menu boards - with a CS credit you get a main (entree) a drink and a desert, is that right? Most signs I have seen haven't seemed to indicate if it is only certain mains/deserts/drinks (thankfully kids meals are very clearly laid out). And at breakfast is it just a main and drink?
Just remember that if you ask, most/some CM will let you substitute the dessert for a bottle of water. We might eat dessert once a day and on the DP, there was just so much sweet stuff; so we tended to share dessert and subbed for water so that we had a cold bottle for a little later.

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- A few people have said the hop on hop off in NYC is a must but we are planning on just catching the subway around.
We've always used the subway to get around and the public transport system in NYC is pretty good.


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And thank you for asking - it seems most of the Aussie/Kiwi section are old hands at WDW and it's quite an intimidating place because of it's size and the complexity of touring plans, fastpasses, dining plans, transport etc etc.

Oh man listing it like that makes me

And I still have to get the girls to 2 more dancing lessons, 1 more swimming lesson, 1 Italian dress up day at school, a prep (school) transition and the normal school and kinder.
You'll be an old hand yourself pretty soon.


Enjoy the last week.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #618
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Breaking news! The Disney store AND Zara is about 200m away from our hotel in Bologna. SO EXCITED!!!!!
Fantastic!


I love Bologna. Have fun there!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:21 AM   #619
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Breaking news! The Disney store AND Zara is about 200m away from our hotel in Bologna. SO EXCITED!!!!!
I can feel your credit card getting warmed up and ready for a workout


I just placed a garden grocer order Nothing makes you feel like you are in the States like seeing the total which includes sales tax and a spot for your to add gratuity.

One week from today the house sitters will be here and we will be at my parents trying to get the girls to sleep ready for the next day
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #620
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One week from today the house sitters will be here and we will be at my parents trying to get the girls to sleep ready for the next day
Now you are down to a week, the REALLY SERIOUS countdown begins! Enjoy!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #621
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Now you are down to a week, the REALLY SERIOUS countdown begins! Enjoy!!!
So true Travel Mum - at this time next week we will be at the airport with just over 3 hours till our flight
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:08 AM   #622
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Posting to check the ticker
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:10 AM   #623
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Posting to check the ticker
it is still showing 1 week and 2 days on my ticker. Boo

Maybe this post will be luckier
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #624
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so close for you now dabecs!

I sorted through my toiletries etc on Saturday to make sure I had everything and also bought a us plug adapter - trying to get all those little things organised so I don't have a mad rush at the end. My last couple of weeks at work are going to be manic so want to make things as easy on myself as possible. Packing the toiletries made me think of my medication, do I need to carry a letter from my doctor with my prescription medication for customs? I've never had a problem taking it to Aus but starting to wonder...
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:56 PM   #625
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I'm posting to check my ticker too .

I haven't done anything much further since my last update which is kind of a worry. I truly need to get going on some things but I've been so busy with work I can't find the time. I think I am going to drag the suitcases out this weekend and check the toiletries and finally write a comprehensive list for packing so I can think about what winter clothes we need to take. I'm not sure whether we have the right stuff but it will all become very clear once we get there .

So close for us all now. Most especially you dabecs.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #626
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I have very belatedly realised that I could be on this departure list too however I'm not going to Disney. We do leave on 29 December to Honolulu though ( - see I'm trying to get excited!)
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #627
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I have very belatedly realised that I could be on this departure list too however I'm not going to Disney. We do leave on 29 December to Honolulu though ( - see I'm trying to get excited!)
You absolutely need to be on this departure list. And we are all about travel in this forum, not just Disney. You know we love any destination .
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #628
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You absolutely need to be on this departure list. And we are all about travel in this forum, not just Disney. You know we love any destination .
I agree with Ms Shuttergirl! Travel Mum what are your dates and where in Hawaii are you staying? I'll add you to the OP

I love the non Disney travel stories as much as the Disney ones.
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I agree with Ms Shuttergirl! Travel Mum what are your dates and where in Hawaii are you staying? I'll add you to the OP

I love the non Disney travel stories as much as the Disney ones.
Can you add me too? Flying out in 3 days.

I'm travelling 1 Nov - 11 Nov. SoCal and NorCal.
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We depart here on December 29th and then depart Honolulu on January 14th. Thanks
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