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Old 09-19-2012, 06:44 AM   #556
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Today I purchased my two girls' halloween costumes (took advantage of the 25% off the Halloween Accessories as well) from Disney of course. I know I shouldn't splurge that much and I am sure I can find the same ones at some Halloween store - but for some reason when that disney box arrives at the front door it creates some excitement!

I was thinking that since the girls both want to be a princess (one is Snow White and the other is Merida) I would save the costumes after Halloween to use at the BBB in MK. Instead of buying the really expensive package - they can go in with their costumes on.

At least this is how I justified paying almost $50 per costume to my husband! HA!

Has anyone done the BBB before? I didn't do it last year... I thought I would give my girls a treat this year.

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We did BBB in 2009 when the girls were 3 and 5. They loved it!!! It is expensive though. We spent $450 combined for both of them.
We bought the dresses there though.

Last year, they did Pirates League and REALLY enjoyed that!!! And, it's much cheaper.
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We did BBB in 2009 when the girls were 3 and 5. They loved it!!! It is expensive though. We spent $450 combined for both of them.
We bought the dresses there though.

Last year, they did Pirates League and REALLY enjoyed that!!! And, it's much cheaper.
We're planning on the Pirates League for DD. She'll be 5 and ready to ride PotC without freaking out over the skeletons. Very excited for it and it's pretty daggum reasonable.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:59 AM   #558
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Has anyone done the BBB before? I didn't do it last year... I thought I would give my girls a treat this year.

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My DD has done BBB 4 times - and loved it! The makeovers are really cute, plus the experience itself is a lot of fun. Sadly, she has decided that she doesn't want to do it again this trip. The novelty has obviously worn off. But the fact that it took 4 trips for that to happen shows how cool it is
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We're planning on the Pirates League for DD. She'll be 5 and ready to ride PotC without freaking out over the skeletons. Very excited for it and it's pretty daggum reasonable.
It's very reasonable. I think it was $70 for both girls. I just realized I said we did it last year...we actually did it this past July.

Might I also suggest doing the Photopass +, if you are planning on doing some character meals and like ride photos. With the Photopass +, we got the pictures included in the cost of that versus paying for them (I think they were about $15), and we got all of the photos they took at Pirates League
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Touring Plans

Since everyone is posting their current plans, I'll throw ours in there.

4/18 - Arrive at Yacht Club - Our flight does not land at MCO until 8:30 pm, so we'll probably be at the resort around 9:30 pm and will just explore a bit and go to bed.

4/19 - Magic Kingdom in the morning
Pool time in the afternoon
Epcot in the evening

4/20 - Hollywood Studios during the Day
Yachtsman Steakhouse for dinner
Explore the Boardwalk at night

4/21 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Pool Time
Magic Kingdom in the evening
Hopefully Be Our Guest ressies tonight!!!

4/22 - Epcot Morning
Lunch at ESPN Club (for DH)
Pool time
Hollywood Studios in the evening

4/23 - Pack up our stuff - hand it over to bell services to be transferred to the Poly!!!
Go to Epcot for the morning and then monorail over to the Poly to check in in the afternoon.
Hang in the CL lounge until Magic Kingdom that night

4/24 - Resort day at the Poly
Sleep in, do some pool time, Lunch at Kona
Then at night, we will drop off the kids at the Neverland Club while we head to Tutto Gusto at Epcot for date night

4/25 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Will try to get Tusker House ressies
Pool time
Magic Kingdom night

4/26 - Hollywood Studios morning
Pool
Epcot evening

4/27 - Magic Kingdom day

4/28 - Last day
We will let the girls pick where we go so they can do their faves again.
Our flight doesn't leave until 9:30, so ME will pick us up around 6:30
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Just wondering -- do you have twins?
No twins, but two boys close in age, they will be 14 and 16 at vacation time.
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Since everyone is posting their current plans, I'll throw ours in there.

4/18 - Arrive at Yacht Club - Our flight does not land at MCO until 8:30 pm, so we'll probably be at the resort around 9:30 pm and will just explore a bit and go to bed.

4/19 - Magic Kingdom in the morning
Pool time in the afternoon
Epcot in the evening

4/20 - Hollywood Studios during the Day
Yachtsman Steakhouse for dinner
Explore the Boardwalk at night

4/21 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Pool Time
Magic Kingdom in the evening
Hopefully Be Our Guest ressies tonight!!!

4/22 - Epcot Morning
Lunch at ESPN Club (for DH)
Pool time
Hollywood Studios in the evening

4/23 - Pack up our stuff - hand it over to bell services to be transferred to the Poly!!!
Go to Epcot for the morning and then monorail over to the Poly to check in in the afternoon.
Hang in the CL lounge until Magic Kingdom that night

4/24 - Resort day at the Poly
Sleep in, do some pool time, Lunch at Kona
Then at night, we will drop off the kids at the Neverland Club while we head to Tutto Gusto at Epcot for date night

4/25 - Animal Kingdom in the morning
Will try to get Tusker House ressies
Pool time
Magic Kingdom night

4/26 - Hollywood Studios morning
Pool
Epcot evening

4/27 - Magic Kingdom day

4/28 - Last day
We will let the girls pick where we go so they can do their faves again.
Our flight doesn't leave until 9:30, so ME will pick us up around 6:30
Oh wow, our first few days look very similar! Maybe we'll bump into each other
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Oh wow, our first few days look very similar! Maybe we'll bump into each other
That would be fun!
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #564
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Hooray for April hours!!!

I'll jump in with hour park touring & dining plans, too. ADRs are 24 days away and I have to get working on my pretrippie!

This trip will be me, DH, and DD3 (4 at the time of our trip). My DD was a 1 lb 2 oz preemie and has Autism, mild cerebral palsy, and gets 90% of her nutrition by feeding tube. My DS19 is in college and this will be our first trip without him.

Thursday, April 11th - Arrival at AKV
D - Boma

Friday, April 12th - MK
B - Crystal Palace
L - Liberty Tree Tavern
D - Be Our Guest

Saturday, April 13th - EP
B - Royal Princess Buffet @ Akershus
L - Rose & Crown or Tutto Italia
D - Le Cellier

Sunday, April 14th - DHS
B - The Mara
L - Hollywood & Vine
D - Cape May Cafe

Monday, April 15th - AK
B - Donald's Safari Breakfast @ Tusker House
L - Flame Tree BBQ
D - 'Ohana

Tuesday, April 16th - US & IoA
B - The Mara
L - Three Broomsticks
D - The Mara

Wednesday, April 17th - MK & DTD
B - 'Ohana
L - Be Our Guest
D - Raglan Road or Wolfgang Puck Cafe

Thursday, April 18th - DHS & EP
B - Hollywood & Vine
L - Le Cellier
D - Garden Grill

Friday, April 19th - AK & MK
B - Boma
L - Tusker House
D - Whispering Canyon Cafe

Saturday, April 20th - MK & Departure Day
B - Cinderella's Royal Table
L - The Mara
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Hooray for April hours!!!

I'll jump in with hour park touring & dining plans, too. ADRs are 24 days away and I have to get working on my pretrippie!

This trip will be me, DH, and DD3 (4 at the time of our trip). My DD was a 1 lb 2 oz preemie and has Autism, mild cerebral palsy, and gets 90% of her nutrition by feeding tube. My DS19 is in college and this will be our first trip without him.

Thursday, April 11th - Arrival at AKV
D - Boma

Friday, April 12th - MK
B - Crystal Palace
L - Liberty Tree Tavern
D - Be Our Guest

Saturday, April 13th - EP
B - Royal Princess Buffet @ Akershus
L - Rose & Crown or Tutto Italia
D - Le Cellier

Sunday, April 14th - DHS
B - The Mara
L - Hollywood & Vine
D - Cape May Cafe

Monday, April 15th - AK
B - Donald's Safari Breakfast @ Tusker House
L - Flame Tree BBQ
D - 'Ohana

Tuesday, April 16th - US & IoA
B - The Mara
L - Three Broomsticks
D - The Mara

Wednesday, April 17th - MK & DTD
B - 'Ohana
L - Be Our Guest
D - Raglan Road or Wolfgang Puck Cafe

Thursday, April 18th - DHS & EP
B - Hollywood & Vine
L - Le Cellier
D - Garden Grill

Friday, April 19th - AK & MK
B - Boma
L - Tusker House
D - Whispering Canyon Cafe

Saturday, April 20th - MK & Departure Day
B - Cinderella's Royal Table
L - The Mara
You must be doing the DxDDP?? I'm not sure if it was intentional, but you have Le Cellier twice....now I love me some Le Cellier, so if it was on purpose, yay! But just making sure you know.
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I'm waiting to see some crowd calendars before planning my afternoon / evening parks. We will hit all the morning am emh parks, so that was pretty easy to decide.
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I'm waiting to see some crowd calendars before planning my afternoon / evening parks. We will hit all the morning am emh parks, so that was pretty easy to decide.
We don't use crowd calendars, we just go where we want to go...however, I have seen a crowd calendar for our time frame and it's never above a 4!!!! We always go in the 8-10 timeframes!!!!

Should be interesting to have lower crowds!!!
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Wow! That's a lot of sit down meals. I think I gained 10 lbs. just reading it. .
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We don't use crowd calendars, we just go where we want to go...however, I have seen a crowd calendar for our time frame and it's never above a 4!!!! We always go in the 8-10 timeframes!!!!

Should be interesting to have lower crowds!!!
which week are you going? i don't think i've seen 4 or under for any of april....
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which week are you going? i don't think i've seen 4 or under for any of april....
I stand corrected. the easywdw calendar has april 30th as a 4, lol. The rest of the month is 5 & up.
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