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Old 02-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #2821
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Yeah, i should scratch that idea.....i may coordinate the kids' outfits but dh and i wont be matching, thats for sure, lol
My DH is the same way. He won't do any sort of Disney shirt
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #2822
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #2823
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So, this weeks topic --- MKs family of the day. Has anyone ever been picked of know someone who has? I've got an urge to go for it........i wonder how early u have to get there?
I was just listening to the DIS blog and one family had been picked several times and he is there about 2-3 hours before rope drop. go for it......

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So, this weeks topic --- MKs family of the day. Has anyone ever been picked of know someone who has? I've got an urge to go for it........i wonder how early u have to get there?
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Yeah...you pretty much have to be the first family there that day. I read a trip report a few years ago of a family who got to do it, and I think they got there 2 hours early or something.

They're looking for the standard family of 4 - parents with 2 relatively young kids. I think they also like for them to seem really excited, which I doubt I could fabricate, if I was yanking DH out of bed before 6am just on the off-chance that we might be picked that day.
It would be soo much fun though!
They take you back to Toontown (well...Dumbo's circus area now) and you get your own meet & greet with some of the characters before you get to ride the train together to "open" the park.
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We're at 40 days now n counting. As we will be arriving early on the 5th, I read that SM is down for a bit, Does anyone know if this will still be down still in 40 days ? TIA.
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Can anyone post the TA April Hours calendar?

Nevermind, I saw it in the first post!
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Yeah...you pretty much have to be the first family there that day. I read a trip report a few years ago of a family who got to do it, and I think they got there 2 hours early or something.

They're looking for the standard family of 4 - parents with 2 relatively young kids. I think they also like for them to seem really excited, which I doubt I could fabricate, if I was yanking DH out of bed before 6am just on the off-chance that we might be picked that day.
It would be soo much fun though!
They take you back to Toontown (well...Dumbo's circus area now) and you get your own meet & greet with some of the characters before you get to ride the train together to "open" the park.
Apparently it's not as awesome as it used to be (no giant M&G) It may have been a "Year of a Million Dreams" thing.

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Sorry- I thought I said off site.

Yes 14-20. Thanks!! Now just to score a BOG dinner.
Got it. You may have said it and I may have missed it. But its there now. It has been a hectic few days.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #2829
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From what I've heard, you need to be there about a half hour to an hour before RD, hang out together on a park bench, and dress pretty well (either matching or clean-cut, stereotypical adorable family). Even then, it's totally random, so you never know.
I've read that folks try to stand at the rope and chat with the CMs. And yes, get there early.
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53 Days!!

Last time, we were standing right next to the family that got picked- we were there early for breakfast but would gladly missed our ADR if they had picked us! We only had DD though, the family that got picked had 3 kids. The CMs didn't even glance at us. There were LOTS of other people there by that time though so they definitely weren't the first ones to arrive. But they seemed to know what they were doing-they stood right against the rail on the left side, and immediately started chatting up the CMs when they came out.

I would love to make a try for it now that we have more than one kid. I'm hoping that for our next trip we will be staying at CR, which will make it easier to get over there early. And then when we don't get picked we can go back to the room for an hour, lol!
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Last time, we were standing right next to the family that got picked- we were there early for breakfast but would gladly missed our ADR if they had picked us! We only had DD though, the family that got picked had 3 kids. The CMs didn't even glance at us. There were LOTS of other people there by that time though so they definitely weren't the first ones to arrive. But they seemed to know what they were doing-they stood right against the rail on the left side, and immediately started chatting up the CMs when they came out.

I would love to make a try for it now that we have more than one kid. I'm hoping that for our next trip we will be staying at CR, which will make it easier to get over there early. And then when we don't get picked we can go back to the room for an hour, lol!
But what is it that the family that does get picked gets? I've never heard of this.
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But what is it that the family that does get picked gets? I've never heard of this.
They get to help open the park.
Have you ever seen the opening show at the Magic Kingdom? There's always a family who is up on the platform with the characters.
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Ive been going crazy with the custom outfits for DD and i asked dh if he wanted me to get him some disney tees and he just gave me the death glare, lol
I just bought some vinyl iron ons... two different ones for the girls and two for my husband and I to match one of their shirts! Of course he has no idea about this. Lol! And I think I'll spring it on him when we 're there and he can't say no! Ha ha!
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My DH is the same way. He won't do any sort of Disney shirt
that's funny, we always joke that my DH doesn't have any shirts that AREN'T Disney. He has more than the kids.
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I guess what people are saying is it used to be more of a big deal - you'd get to meet Mickey & Minnie, take a ride back with them to Fantasyland, etc. Someone recently posted about their experience though and they didn't get to meet any characters, just basically got to go in first and stand up with the people in the morning show
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