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Old 01-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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iloveeeyore The LSSSG was something we came up with last year pertaining to scooping out the rum laden pineapple guts of a certain beloved dink served in a pineapple using a spork.


MCDomzal It has pretty much stopped for now. Of course we have Disney on Ice tickets for tonight and I don't know if we're going to go now. I hate to bring the youngest one out in inclemant weather.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #17
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This is our first time going in the beginning of August. How are the crowds? We usually wait until the last week of August/first week of September to go but that was a no go this year. My daughter is a senior and she said we can't go that week because "she doesn't want to miss anything school related." She usually misses the first home football game.

I hope the crowds are manageable. We love Tokelau because of its central proximity to the bus stop, laundry, etc. and also because it is right by the quiet pool. The volcano pool is always SO crowded. I requested the same building this year so hopefully we will get it.

I was thinking there would be more people jumping on the August 2012 bandwagon here. Where is everybody?
We have been to WDW both beginning and end of August. In our experience, the beginning is much more crowded. There are many tour groups, mostly teenagers from Brazil, especially during the first few days of August. Watch out for groups in brightly colored matching shirts, and avoid getting behind their tour guides on FP distribution lines. Seriously, they take like 5-10 minutes collecting about 100 FPs at a time! We had a big problem for Soarin' in 2010, it threw us off our touring plan! Luckily, we learned our lesson and DH avoided one at DHS later in the week. The rule of thumb is be ready for rope drop, do the headliners early, use FPs, and get the heck out of the parks by mid-day. It is way too hot and crowded to enjoy the parks in the middle of the day. You can return for fireworks and/or parades later.

The volcano pool was absolutely wall-to-wall people the last time we were there in the beginning of Aug., almost to the point where we couldn't enjoy it. I understand that they are distributing wrist bands to Poly guests during high-volume times now, so hopefully they keep doing that, and it will correct the situation.

As for all the Poly in August people, they are reading, but not posting just yet. Maybe they're shy, or undecided. Come on out folks, we want to meet you!
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #18
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iloveeeyore The LSSSG was something we came up with last year pertaining to scooping out the rum laden pineapple guts of a certain beloved dink served in a pineapple using a spork.


MCDomzal It has pretty much stopped for now. Of course we have Disney on Ice tickets for tonight and I don't know if we're going to go now. I hate to bring the youngest one out in inclemant weather.


Aha! I was wondering why DH bought himself a spork for Christmas, but now I get it. I never thought of a spork before, I have always sat there for a long time working my straw! You KNOW that spork goes in the luggage this trip! I still don't get what the letters stand for, though...and how do I join the club? Is there an induction ceremony or secret password?

In all of my years I have never seen Disney on Ice. Unacceptable! I hope you get to go! I'm trying to decide whether to dig out or just let it melt...we don't have to go anywhere until church tomorrow. Dinner's stewing in the crockpot right now and it smells so good! I SHOULD be wroking on my paper, but I'm procrastinating on The DIS!

ALOHA!
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #19
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I'm sure we will gain more posters as we get closer to August also. It's still a bit early. Many people don't book quite as early as us overachievers.

19 days until ADRs for me!!! We hit 199 days today. Dance party for being under 200!

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Aha! I was wondering why DH bought himself a spork for Christmas, but now I get it. I never thought of a spork before, I have always sat there for a long time working my straw! You KNOW that spork goes in the luggage this trip! I still don't get what the letters stand for, though...and how do I join the club? Is there an induction ceremony or secret password?

In all of my years I have never seen Disney on Ice. Unacceptable! I hope you get to go! I'm trying to decide whether to dig out or just let it melt...we don't have to go anywhere until church tomorrow. Dinner's stewing in the crockpot right now and it smells so good! I SHOULD be wroking on my paper, but I'm procrastinating on The DIS!

ALOHA!
No need to be inducted, just paste the photo in your signature and you're a bonafide member! I can't recall exactly what the letters stand for. I was about 8 months pregnant at the time so my brain was mush lol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #20
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iloveeyore, yes I was on the boards at that time and I remember you, too. I also remember the night that the parade was cancelled at MK because I was one of the stupid people that left after they announced it was cancelled. What a madhouse! And I remember the epic storm and the monorail being shut down. We sat on our balcony and watched the ducks literally swimming down the walkway in front of our room.

Stacymarie, even the people who live in Orlando were complaining about the heat in Aug 2010. I think we were setting records. So, hopefully, it won't be as bad this year. That said, like iloveeyore, we still had a fabulous, though sweaty, time.

We stayed in Tokelau and will be requesting it again. I love its closeness to everything. I might request first floor. It would be nice to not have to deal with stairs or elevators. I'm always a little worried about noise on the first floor, though.

Hey, I think all 3 of us will have 18 year old daughters on this trip.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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Hey, I think all 3 of us will have 18 year old daughters on this trip.
This is very cool. We should "set them up" (without telling them, of course). We should make plans to meet at the pool for some drinks and fun...and let them meet eachother. Teens who love Disney and aren't afraid to admit it are kind of rare, and my DD is always looking for peers who share her Disney love. Did I mention she dreams of becoming an Imagineer? She has full intentions of either participating in the Disney College Program of doing an internship with Disney during college.

MCDomzal, did you make it to Disney on Ice?
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This is very cool. We should "set them up" (without telling them, of course). We should make plans to meet at the pool for some drinks and fun...and let them meet eachother. Teens who love Disney and aren't afraid to admit it are kind of rare, and my DD is always looking for peers who share her Disney love. Did I mention she dreams of becoming an Imagineer? She has full intentions of either participating in the Disney College Program of doing an internship with Disney during college.

MCDomzal, did you make it to Disney on Ice?
My oldest will be 17 and my youngest 15! We should plan something. That would be pretty cool!
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Count me in!!! Just made our ressies today!!!! First time staying at the Poly and I am SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! It has always been my dream to stay there! My DH mom passed away in October and left us some money, so DH said that we could book it!!!! I LOVE MY DH!!!!

Anyway, we'll be there from the 4th through the 11th! It will be me, DH, and my two sons ages 17 and 13! Can't wait!!!!
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Count me in!!! Just made our ressies today!!!! First time staying at the Poly and I am SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! It has always been my dream to stay there! My DH mom passed away in October and left us some money, so DH said that we could book it!!!! I LOVE MY DH!!!!

Anyway, we'll be there from the 4th through the 11th! It will be me, DH, and my two sons ages 17 and 13! Can't wait!!!!
Wow, there are 5 of us with almost the EXACT dates. AWESOME!
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Count me in!!! Just made our ressies today!!!! First time staying at the Poly and I am SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! It has always been my dream to stay there! My DH mom passed away in October and left us some money, so DH said that we could book it!!!! I LOVE MY DH!!!!

Anyway, we'll be there from the 4th through the 11th! It will be me, DH, and my two sons ages 17 and 13! Can't wait!!!!
Yay! So far everyone overlaps. We can have a huge party!!!
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This is very cool. We should "set them up" (without telling them, of course). We should make plans to meet at the pool for some drinks and fun...and let them meet eachother. Teens who love Disney and aren't afraid to admit it are kind of rare, and my DD is always looking for peers who share her Disney love. Did I mention she dreams of becoming an Imagineer? She has full intentions of either participating in the Disney College Program of doing an internship with Disney during college.

MCDomzal, did you make it to Disney on Ice?
Wow, this should be fun! My DD is Disney crazy, too. As is my DS but he won't be with us.

BTW, I wasn't the one going to Disney on Ice. I think it was Disneydreamin?

Welcome Pawla68! Nice to see a fellow Illinoisan!
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Yes, it was I. We never made it. Too many things went wrong that night and I took it as a sign that it wasn't meant to be. Luckily Disney on Ice will be back around in November after our next Disney trip and first Disney cruise!
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Count me in!!! Just made our ressies today!!!! First time staying at the Poly and I am SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! It has always been my dream to stay there! My DH mom passed away in October and left us some money, so DH said that we could book it!!!! I LOVE MY DH!!!!

Anyway, we'll be there from the 4th through the 11th! It will be me, DH, and my two sons ages 17 and 13! Can't wait!!!!
Welcome. And YAY! More teenagers!
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My alarm is set for 6am because tomorrow is my ADR day!!!! (That's because we are staying at ASMu on the 3rd.) I'll let you know if we get everything!
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My alarm is set for 6am because tomorrow is my ADR day!!!! (That's because we are staying at ASMu on the 3rd.) I'll let you know if we get everything!
My DS is staying home from school on Tuesday so I can make our ADRs without dealing with getting him on the bus and feeding his sister. Excellent parenting!
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