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Old 03-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #151
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Thank you! I'm really enjoying putting the newsletters together.. and I hope I'm getting the balance right of getting the family excited, but not overdoing it with my Disney-geek-ness

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Love the newest addition of your newsletter!

DH gave me a D23 membership for Christmas. Love it!!!

Thank you! That's a lovely Christmas gift, I usually have mine as my birthday present as it expires in the same month





So... I've just been on the phone with Disney... and bought....


Our Annual Passes !!!!

I'd been trying online, but the WDW website always defaults back to the UK version when I tried (it assumes we all want to buy 14 day MYW hoppers, which is a special ticket offer they do for UK residents.. makes sense for most, but there's no option of an AP? ) ... so I rang up tonight and spoke to a really lovely Cast Member all we have to do now is go to a Will Call booth on our first park day (which will be Animal Kingdom), pick up the passes & buy our Tables in Wonderland card



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Old 03-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #152
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I love your March newsletter! I learned something reading it - I didn't know that SE could fit inside the Seas! Yay for APs!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #153
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Hi Emma, hope you had a fantastic weekend!

I love the latest newsletter, and you're making me jealous with your D23 subscription.

I think the specialty fireworks cruise is going to go over famously with your family. We're thinking about doing one for Illuminations, but that all depends on what Disney's hours / schedule looks like. I am a bit bummed I have to wait another two weeks before I start to see the October hours, but maybe a break from planning would do me good. :good vibes

I also had to say that your schedules are fantastic. I might have to give that a shot for our October trip, so we can look at what time we have blocked off at which park / resort. It might force us to plan a bit more "Downtime" than we normally would!

Oh, and the Barbie costume will be awesome.:good vibes

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:35 PM   #154
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Hi Mel! This made me smile.. everyone calls them 'plasters' in England .. I do try on the boards to use US words when I'm typing - but I'm still learning which words we use differently here... for example - nappies (diapers), trainers (sneakers), football (soccer) ... !!



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I think you should continue to use non-US words, as long as you put in parenthesis what it is for your US readers. It teaches me new words and I like them!




So... I've just been on the phone with Disney... and bought....


Our Annual Passes !!!!

I'd been trying online, but the WDW website always defaults back to the UK version when I tried (it assumes we all want to buy 14 day MYW hoppers, which is a special ticket offer they do for UK residents.. makes sense for most, but there's no option of an AP? ) ... so I rang up tonight and spoke to a really lovely Cast Member all we have to do now is go to a Will Call booth on our first park day (which will be Animal Kingdom), pick up the passes & buy our Tables in Wonderland card



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OMG! Finally, someone else who calls band-aids Plasters! Ever since I was a kid we always called those plasters, and so does every francophone I know. I assumed it was what anglophones called those, but as I got older and started hanging out with anglophones (and working at an english school), I realized all anglophones around here call them band-aids and look at me like I'm an alien for calling them plasters.

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Mel, the other day I hurt myself at work and I was using the real word and no one understand. Then I said: No one has a plaster? And everyone was like: oh that's what you want lol
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YAY for annual passes!

I'm so jealous
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So... I've just been on the phone with Disney... and bought....


Our Annual Passes !!!!

I'd been trying online, but the WDW website always defaults back to the UK version when I tried (it assumes we all want to buy 14 day MYW hoppers, which is a special ticket offer they do for UK residents.. makes sense for most, but there's no option of an AP? ) ... so I rang up tonight and spoke to a really lovely Cast Member all we have to do now is go to a Will Call booth on our first park day (which will be Animal Kingdom), pick up the passes & buy our Tables in Wonderland card



Emma x [/FONT]
Yeah for AP's!!

I will be getting an AP for me as I will hopefully have an April trip with my family and I want the TIW card!

Hubby could actually use the 14day pass but not available in the US! We are going for 14 days and the most I can buy is a 10 day pass... It either means no Park days for 4 days or upgrading him to an AP which I don't think he will go for!!
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Hi Emma! Love the March newsletter and woohoo on getting your annual passes!
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #159
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Emma!!!!! I can't believe I am this late in joining!!

I have been so busy with work and stuff that I have hardly been on the Disboards!! Popped on today to ask a question and found this.

I have fully caught up you lucky thing!!! Can't wait to see your ADR's for October - I am hoping we get an overlap so we can meet up!!

You are going to love MNSSHP - when I went back to Orlando with Mum and Dad last year we went - it was fantastic. Hallowishes takes your breath away! You will be able to tell DH that LOADS of people dress up. We only decided to go last minute *** as you know I didn't even know I was going on holiday with then until 2 weeks before as I only had 3 weeks between trips. Me and Mum worse halloween headbands but loads of people were in costume - it was brilliant.

I can't wait to read more,

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I love your March newsletter! I learned something reading it - I didn't know that SE could fit inside the Seas! Yay for APs!
Thanks Courtney! hehe.. glad you learnt a little Disney trivia I'm really enjoying getting my WDW books out for the trivia and hidden Mickey parts of the newsletters!

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Hi Emma, hope you had a fantastic weekend!

I love the latest newsletter, and you're making me jealous with your D23 subscription.

I think the specialty fireworks cruise is going to go over famously with your family. We're thinking about doing one for Illuminations, but that all depends on what Disney's hours / schedule looks like. I am a bit bummed I have to wait another two weeks before I start to see the October hours, but maybe a break from planning would do me good. :good vibes

I also had to say that your schedules are fantastic. I might have to give that a shot for our October trip, so we can look at what time we have blocked off at which park / resort. It might force us to plan a bit more "Downtime" than we normally would!

Oh, and the Barbie costume will be awesome.:good vibes

Cheers,

Jen

Hi Jen! Thanks for reading and your lovely comments I'm really enjoying writing the newsletters, next month will be Hollywood Studios edition - already thinking about it!

I think the October hours are available for travel agents now so I'm checking WDW website every day for an update!

The Illuminations fireworks cruise is spectacular, best view I have ever seen the show from! I loved the Wishes one too, but think Illuminations was extra special as we did it as a surprise for DH's family on our trip in 2009.. and I invited a DIS friend and her husband - they were on their honeymoon and it's the first and only time (to date) I've met someone from the boards! Hope you get to book one if you can.

Lol I can't help myself with planning spreadsheets! I use them all day at work so it's an easy way for me to organise our meals, park days etc.. I print out a copy and we leave it on the table in our resort room to glance at each day.

Barbie costume update coming soon.. I have bought everything for it now, can't decide if it looks enough like the character!



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Yay for annual passes! How exciting!

Hi Lesha! Ok I will continue with the British 'translations' of words .. so pleased to have the annual passes bought -it'll make getting into Animal Kingdom on our first morning in August that bit quicker!
Hope you and the baby bump are doing well



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YAY for annual passes!

I'm so jealous

Thanks Chrissie! Funny it's the second time in my life to have a WDW AP.. looking forward to getting the Tables in Wonderland card too, it'll save us an incredible amount in August with a party of 8
I found out too that APs get 30% off golf at WDW, which will be great for the boys in August as they are planning two rounds of golf during our stay!



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Yeah for AP's!!

I will be getting an AP for me as I will hopefully have an April trip with my family and I want the TIW card!

Hubby could actually use the 14day pass but not available in the US! We are going for 14 days and the most I can buy is a 10 day pass... It either means no Park days for 4 days or upgrading him to an AP which I don't think he will go for!!

Hi! It's funny how they do the tickets differently for the UK, the only options on there are usually 7, 14 or 21 day passes - equivalent to MyW hoppers with 'Water Parks and More' Options.. can't mix & match them like on the US website? most Brits do go for 14 night trips to Florida though, so guess it makes sense.

I think I've read that if you are staying more than 10 days at WDW, it's cheaper to buy an AP than buy additional days?!



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Hi Emma! Love the March newsletter and woohoo on getting your annual passes!

Hi Tanz! Hope you're well thanks for the comments - I'm still waiting on a few of the family's answers for this month's quiz, but they've said they love getting one each month!


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Emma!!!!! I can't believe I am this late in joining!!

I have been so busy with work and stuff that I have hardly been on the Disboards!! Popped on today to ask a question and found this.

I have fully caught up you lucky thing!!! Can't wait to see your ADR's for October - I am hoping we get an overlap so we can meet up!!

You are going to love MNSSHP - when I went back to Orlando with Mum and Dad last year we went - it was fantastic. Hallowishes takes your breath away! You will be able to tell DH that LOADS of people dress up. We only decided to go last minute *** as you know I didn't even know I was going on holiday with then until 2 weeks before as I only had 3 weeks between trips. Me and Mum worse halloween headbands but loads of people were in costume - it was brilliant.

I can't wait to read more,

Sara xxxx

Hi Sara! Lovely to hear from you - really hope our dates overlap in October!
I'm so excited for MNSSHP, I've loved the Christmas party and always heard that the Halloween one is better .. it will be interesting to see how much of new Fantasyland is open by October, I saw that Dumbo and the Barnstormer reopened this week

I think I will be able to get DH to dress up, hopefully! We did see a lot of people heading to MK on our trip in October 2008 in full costume (including a large family all dressed as Flinstones characters! ) .. and something like Ken isn't too much of a costume really.. hehe


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Hi everyone!

Hope you're all having a good weekend

I went for a pedicure this morning - needed to get my feet ready for the sandals/flip-flop weather soon! Then I've done lots of studying, another mock exam done


This week I found out that Disney's Photopass is increasing its prices for the photo CD from $150 to $180, and it's expected that the pre-order option will increase from $99 too .... so I've pre-ordered two for this year! I know we use PP enough each trip to make this worth the money... if anyone else wants to pre-order before the price rise (meant to be March 21st) this is the link..

Disney Photo Pass Pre-Order


I've been working on a cross-stitch sampler for the last few months for a friend who had a baby in January.. thought I'd share it as it's got a Disney theme





It took about 3 months but so pleased to have made it! My friend lives in Africa now, she came back to England to have the baby, so I need to mail it to her.



So.... on to October trip update!

I've bought everything for my Barbie MNSSHP costume now.

This is my inspiration...



all my costume items..



and.. me wearing it.. I found it really hard to take a photo in the mirror, but should give you an idea!



and the hair extensions with pink bow..




I'm not sure about the shorts rather than leggings.. it'll be more practical in the park/Florida humidity though!

Also, the belt I've bought is a bit big, I need to get another hole put on it.. or I might change it to a piece of pink ribbon?

Is it obvious enough that I'm meant to be Barbie in Toy Story 3?! lol


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Old 03-18-2012, 01:32 AM   #162
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Hi there! I just came across your trip report and I'm very excited to start reading it!

I'm always looking for a great trip report to follow along with!

I love WDW in October ~ MNSSHP is my favorite!

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You look great in the costume!

I've been debating pre-ordering the photopass CD as well. I better decide soon...
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #164
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Geez, they knocked the prices way up on the Photo CD's haven't they!? Pretty ridiculous.

You TOTALLY look like Barbie! If I didn't know you and I saw you walking at WDW in this costume, I would know right away who you were. It looks amazing!
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I definitely think that people will know who you are supposed to be. The costume looks great! =)

Thanks for the information about PhotoPass! Do you know if the pre-order ever expires? I am not going until NEXT October! I can't find anything about an expiration, but don't know if I am willing to take a chance!
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