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Old 12-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #1156
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A snowy day here with not much to do... except pack for Florida! One daughter is recovering from stomach bug and Strep, so second daughter and I packed our stuff! The excitement is building! January 11th!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #1157
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First, if you can afford it, you need to rent a scooter for him. Disney has a list of approved Scooter Companies that can deliver a scooter to your resort (prior to your arrival). Call up your resort and speak to them. You will also need to switch to a handicap room if you can, or at least a 1st floor room, if possible, or near an elevator. There is also probably a list on DIS, if you have time to search.

There is no way you will be able to push a stroller and wheelchair, so don't even try ... and DH's arms will get blistered and sore if he tries to do it manually. Skip some meals if that means you will be able to afford the scooter.

Second, have your doctor write a note that says your DH cannot stand in lines and cannot walk long distances (or something to that affect). Show that note to the Guest Services (Courthouse in MK) at each park and ask for a GAC card (They might give you one card for the entire time you are there, too). This card will allow you to use alternatives entries onto a ride or special seating for parades/shows. As you approach a ride, show it to the CM at the entrance and they will direct you where to go. Your DH will need to be there so they can see he is immobile. but then you will generally use the FastPass entrance. The GAC card is good for up to 5 or 6 people so your family should be covered.

The GAC card can be a real timesaver, so think of this as a good thing.

Third -- tell yourself to "keep calm" ... about every 3 minutes!! This will become a GREAT story to tell your friends and family and kids when they are bigger! Remember that in advance and maybe you'll be able to laugh at all the other things that will go wrong ... and yes, they will go wrong. But there is not much you can control ... except your attitude.

You will need to dig down deep and be the strong person for your DH and your kids.

This is NOT what you planned. This is NOT what any of you wanted. But it IS the hand you were dealt.

I'm not sure if you are a praying person, but if you are, ask God for help...thank Him (when you can) for these circumstances and ask Him to show you the blessings hidden inside these sicknesses/surgeries and major inconveniences.

Then also think about planning another trip!

I hope this helps!

I am praying for you and your family!
Thanks marshay!

DH is home - in pain but home (ad minus he needle to boot) hopefully he will be able to walk next week in Disney - fingers crossed
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #1158
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Guess who's going to Disney? ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SIL is going with a group of friends to WDW for marathon weekend. One of the friends is no longer able to go (work related, nothing horrible thank goodness) so I get to take her place! Shortest wait for a trip ever... only 14 days!


Thanks for letting me share...
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #1159
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Thanks marshay!

DH is home - in pain but home (ad minus he needle to boot) hopefully he will be able to walk next week in Disney - fingers crossed
Glad he is home now!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #1160
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SIL is going with a group of friends to WDW for marathon weekend. One of the friends is no longer able to go (work related, nothing horrible thank goodness) so I get to take her place! Shortest wait for a trip ever... only 14 days!

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Wow! What a great surprise!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #1161
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Booked Jan 25 - Feb 4 on Christmas Day Can hardly contain my excitement! I spend the entire day at work yesterday online and dreaming about our trip. How will I survive the next few weeks?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #1162
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Booked Jan 25 - Feb 4 on Christmas Day Can hardly contain my excitement! I spend the entire day at work yesterday online and dreaming about our trip. How will I survive the next few weeks?
We're going that same time, and I know the feeling. It seems like we're almost there but we still have to wait. Obsessive planning on the smaller things like outfits, packing, what snacks/souviners we're going to buy, etc. are helping
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #1163
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Yay! Now we can have a "late" NYE on Tomorrowland!

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #1164
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Thats cool, our ressie is at 8:20 that morning. Happy early birthday to your DS, seems like a lot of people will be celebrating birthdays that week !
We will also be celebrating my son's 10th birthday while we are there. His actual birthday is Feb. 1st. We will also be at POR from Jan. 26th-Feb.2.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #1165
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We will also be celebrating my son's 10th birthday while we are there. His actual birthday is Feb. 1st. We will also be at POR from Jan. 26th-Feb.2.

That's crazy, those were our exact dates until we added the extra day! Maybe we'll run into you guys
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #1166
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Planned out our itinerary this is a big headache my sister is now coming with us which would be okay except she has back problem is extremely obese and can't really walk that much. I explained to her to get a scooter but she is very embarassed and won't rent one like renting one will force her to the realization that she can't walk and get around like she use to.

I at least talked her into renting one on our MK days because that and Epcot I believe are the most spread out. She also was to take it easy and go to a park every other day. Which I honestly have no problem with.

January 21 arrival check in OKW
January 22 AK tusker house. check into AKL jambo studio
January 23 free day
January 24 MK
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January 26 DHS
January 27 free day dinner Sanaa
January 28 Epcot
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So far that what we will be doing free days we will spend shopping, going to different resort. Hubby and I have APs so she has no problem staying in the resort and we can just visit the park.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:15 AM   #1167
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That's crazy, those were our exact dates until we added the extra day! Maybe we'll run into you guys
We will be at POR jan26-feb6 ... Can hardly wait!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #1168
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We will be at POR jan26-feb6 ... Can hardly wait!!
Thats awesome, if you see my mickey heads that are in my signature on my bag be sure to say Hi! These next few weeks are going to feel like forever. I wish we were leaving sooner.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #1169
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Best Wishes and Safe Travels to our next week of January Folks! Have a great time, don't get stressed out with the NYE crowds -- just go with the flow and have fun!!

12/30 to 1/2, POFQ -- Andreia
12/30 to 1/5, TBD -- jchristie214
12/31 to 1/7, Pop -- bekastar01
12/31 to 1/8, OKW/AKV -- johde
12/31 to 1/10, AoA/BC -- ronnmel
1/1 to 1/5, AoA -- DisneyGayl
1/1 to 1/6, Pop -- Suz8
1/1 to 1/8, POFQ -- Keegansmommy
1/2 to 1/6, BC -- Andreia
1/1 to 1/13, HH, CBR, OKW, DCL -- SoarinOverDisney
1/2 to 1/7, TBD -- cschex
1/2 to 1/7, POR -- pixiemeg
1/2 to 1/7, AOA -- SgtsWifeandmommyof4
1/2 to 1/7, ? -- MollyBelle09
1/2 to 1/7, ASSp -- akhwbj1
1/2 to 1/8, POR -- DopeyKel
1/2 to 1/8, CSR -- Brownsfan317
1/2 to 1/9, AOA -- angela71401
1/2 to 1/9, YC -- T&G1994
1/2 to 1/9, POR Royal Guest Room -- forever-maria
1/2 to 1/9, POR Royal Guest Room -- Jorie
1/2 to 1/10, SSR/BLT -- LauraLap
1/2 to 1/10, ASM -- JustmeFran
1/2 to 1/11, Pop -- Suziewan
1/2 to 1/12, Pop -- beth4aa
1/2 to 1/13, ASMu -- DenaRox
1/3 to 1/8, Pop -- Foodallergymom
1/3 to 1/9, OKW/SSR -- chicharitta
1/3 to 1/10, FW -- LaLinda
1/3 to 1/10, Pop -- lvcourtneyy
1/3 to 1/13, POR /Royal Guest Room -- peaceluv&mickeymouse
1/3 to 1/13, POFQ -- Kimmiecub
1/3 to 1/17, Offsite -- Kittypurry
1/4 to 1/10, TBD -- Princess Eeyore
1/4 to 1/10, POFQ -- Artoo
1/4 to 1/11, BWV -- mickeymom629
1/4 to 1/11, BWV -- JudyKn
1/4 to 1/12, AoA -- allie_to_you
1/4 to 1/12, AKL -- Showers2flowers
1/4 to 1/18, OKW -- nansmama
1/5 to 1/7, Pop -- rachel09985
1/5 to 1/10, POR -- boocake
1/5 to 1/12, OKW -- kellymonster23
1/5 to 1/13, BLT -- Dsnygrl21
1/5 to 1/13, Pop -- mommy2cody
1/5 to 1/17, POR/AKL -- Penguin312
1/5 to 2/2, Off-site -- Faithful_Tink
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #1170
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Best Wishes and Safe Travels to our next week of January Folks! Have a great time, don't get stressed out with the NYE crowds -- just go with the flow and have fun!!

12/30 to 1/2, POFQ -- Andreia
12/30 to 1/5, TBD -- jchristie214
12/31 to 1/7, Pop -- bekastar01
12/31 to 1/8, OKW/AKV -- johde
12/31 to 1/10, AoA/BC -- ronnmel
1/1 to 1/5, AoA -- DisneyGayl
1/1 to 1/6, Pop -- Suz8
1/1 to 1/8, POFQ -- Keegansmommy
1/2 to 1/6, BC -- Andreia
1/1 to 1/13, HH, CBR, OKW, DCL -- SoarinOverDisney
1/2 to 1/7, TBD -- cschex
1/2 to 1/7, POR -- pixiemeg
1/2 to 1/7, AOA -- SgtsWifeandmommyof4
1/2 to 1/7, ? -- MollyBelle09
1/2 to 1/7, ASSp -- akhwbj1
1/2 to 1/8, POR -- DopeyKel
1/2 to 1/8, CSR -- Brownsfan317
1/2 to 1/9, AOA -- angela71401
1/2 to 1/9, YC -- T&G1994
1/2 to 1/9, POR Royal Guest Room -- forever-maria
1/2 to 1/9, POR Royal Guest Room -- Jorie
1/2 to 1/10, SSR/BLT -- LauraLap
1/2 to 1/10, ASM -- JustmeFran
1/2 to 1/11, Pop -- Suziewan
1/2 to 1/12, Pop -- beth4aa
1/2 to 1/13, ASMu -- DenaRox
1/3 to 1/8, Pop -- Foodallergymom
1/3 to 1/9, OKW/SSR -- chicharitta
1/3 to 1/10, FW -- LaLinda
1/3 to 1/10, Pop -- lvcourtneyy
1/3 to 1/13, POR /Royal Guest Room -- peaceluv&mickeymouse
1/3 to 1/13, POFQ -- Kimmiecub
1/3 to 1/17, Offsite -- Kittypurry
1/4 to 1/10, TBD -- Princess Eeyore
1/4 to 1/10, POFQ -- Artoo
1/4 to 1/11, BWV -- mickeymom629
1/4 to 1/11, BWV -- JudyKn
1/4 to 1/12, AoA -- allie_to_you
1/4 to 1/12, AKL -- Showers2flowers
1/4 to 1/18, OKW -- nansmama
1/5 to 1/7, Pop -- rachel09985
1/5 to 1/10, POR -- boocake
1/5 to 1/12, OKW -- kellymonster23
1/5 to 1/13, BLT -- Dsnygrl21
1/5 to 1/13, Pop -- mommy2cody
1/5 to 1/17, POR/AKL -- Penguin312
1/5 to 2/2, Off-site -- Faithful_Tink
Thank you! I'm so excited!! Hope the crowds will go down as the week goes on. Safe travels to all!
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