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Old 02-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #91
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Define busy please I checked the crowd predictions before we picked the dates, but based on what you've said, I'm now worried. Is break just through the 21st?
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I will me on this cruise with my sister and we would like to do fish extenders. Did you get any interest?
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Good luck with the drive, I did it once back in my college days but not sure I would do it with the kids. Of course I did take the boys (7 & 1) at the time on a road trip to Williamsburgh & DC, and they did fine, but I could not see 2 days in the car for them.

Do you drive straight through or make stops? We have done Xmas Day once and I vowed never again..the magic was just not there! I know there can be crowds and plan for it.

As for being on the cruise, they really can only sell a certain #, if the boat it full so be it. I can still find someplace where it will be relaxing!
We stopped along the way last year. Made it to Delaware the first night, Brunswick GA the next, and were at The Magic Kingdom for Lunch I was terrified but luckily with some prodding, my kids saw it as an adventure. We bought place mat maps and they kept track of where we were. They had art stuff, books and some simple toys they could play with sitting there. We let them watch two movies a day. One before lunch and one after a dinner stop. Then they went to sleep in the car for an hour or two until we stopped for the night. We stopped every few hours somewhere they could run around for 10 minutes. We took it slow but actually made much better time than we anticipated. We hadn't planned to arrive until midafternoon but made it to BCV, checked in and were in the park for lunch. This year we need to decide whether to keep DS out of school Friday, so we can leave Thursday night to make the same trip. That would get us to PC a day early. But there is less traffic leaving on a Thursday night than Friday thanks to all our fellow New England vacationers. We can make it if we leave Friday, but I am not so sure I like the idea of arriving right at our 1130 PAT, so we'll see. He has missed only 3 days this year, so I think we will pull him.

We can't stand Logan despite it being our closest. We usually only go for SW out of Manchester or Providence, and by the time I looked it was over $300 pp each way!
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Disneyluvrtink I love your pictures! I bet you can't wait to add your Dream pictures
Thanks! Oh I definitely can't wait!! I always take way too many pictures haha. Lucky I have like 5 memory cards lol.
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whamma was the first to mention the FE, but hasn't posted on the DIS since 1/14 (not just this thread). I just sent her a PM to see if she's still willing to coordinate it.
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Yay! I was going to do that too. If she doesn't want to, I'd be willing to organize it. I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes! :-)
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Yay! I was going to do that too. If she doesn't want to, I'd be willing to organize it. I just didn't want to step on anyone's toes! :-)
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We're in for fish extenders.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:08 AM   #103
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Define busy please I checked the crowd predictions before we picked the dates, but based on what you've said, I'm now worried. Is break just through the 21st?
When we went a few years back on MA vacation after the cruise, we found it to be one longest waits we have had, besides Christmas week. Our vacation ends but NH is the week after so I think thers is always some overlap. I would not stress about it, we just made the decision to try going for a few days before the vacations, since it works better for us.

Not that all people go to Disney...maybe things will be different this year as air fare has been very high, we were looking at upwards of $300-$400 each way and finally found a one day sale & grabbed it...when the air fare was higher than the cruise cost I was getting a bit disappointed, but for me it all worked out.
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We are driving down this year too, a first for us. We are driving to Disney's Hilton Head Resort the Wednesday before the cruise and we will be leaving home at 3:00am. On Thursday we are planning to goof around the resort in the am and then head to Savanna or St Augustine and arrive at OKW that night. Last year we went to Hilton Head for April vacation and drove down but stayed over night in the Richmond VA area.
We will start heading home when we get off the ship, hopefully make to Richmond VA that night. On Friday we have loose plans to spend the day in Washington DC and then head to Boston on Saturday. I hate driving through DC and Baltimore on weekdays.
Airfares were so crazy high, though I do keep checking.
That sounds like a fun trip..since it appears your a flexiable in your travel, you might be able to snag a cheap flight as it get closer. Although you will miss all the other places along the way..I love Savanna & Washington, DC!
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We stopped along the way last year. Made it to Delaware the first night, Brunswick GA the next, and were at The Magic Kingdom for Lunch I was terrified but luckily with some prodding, my kids saw it as an adventure. We bought place mat maps and they kept track of where we were. They had art stuff, books and some simple toys they could play with sitting there. We let them watch two movies a day. One before lunch and one after a dinner stop. Then they went to sleep in the car for an hour or two until we stopped for the night. We stopped every few hours somewhere they could run around for 10 minutes. We took it slow but actually made much better time than we anticipated. We hadn't planned to arrive until midafternoon but made it to BCV, checked in and were in the park for lunch. This year we need to decide whether to keep DS out of school Friday, so we can leave Thursday night to make the same trip. That would get us to PC a day early. But there is less traffic leaving on a Thursday night than Friday thanks to all our fellow New England vacationers. We can make it if we leave Friday, but I am not so sure I like the idea of arriving right at our 1130 PAT, so we'll see. He has missed only 3 days this year, so I think we will pull him.

We can't stand Logan despite it being our closest. We usually only go for SW out of Manchester or Providence, and by the time I looked it was over $300 pp each way!
I LOVE the placemat idea for a road trip..that is great! We will be at Disney Thrusday - Sat then staying @ The Courtyard Cocoa Beach Sat Night before the cruise.

We also try to fly from Manchester, but SW was so high, there was no way..then TA found an Air Tran special and grabbed it from Boston, so we lucked out. You can keep checking, we found it was cheapest to fly either Wed or Thursday, so since you are looking to keep your son out Friday, maybe a Thursday night flight would work for you.
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