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Old 05-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #46
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Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your family! I can't wait to read more about your adventures!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #47
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OMG HOW COOL... ok well now I know who beat me on that game LOL its ok no hard feelings! You've never been on a disney cruise so im OK with letting you have my winning ticket LMAO cant wait to hear all about it!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:48 AM   #48
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Congratulations for winning the grand prize! I play everyday and your right the game is alot of fun but reading your ptr is just as fun because it makes it all real! I'm so excited for you!
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #49
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Hey-
They mentioned you on the Disney Cruise Line Facebook page today!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #50
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Just noticed on the Disney Cruise FB page they have you listed as the winner of this trip!
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #51
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How awesome. I play that game every day that I remember and get online at home....so glad to actually "know" someone that won.

We are doing the same itinerary in June......

Loving your updates!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:18 PM   #52
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Congrats on winning the cruise!! Enjoy and relax!! AquaDuck1
Thank you! Relax? LOL, I'm way too excited! But I'll try.

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Congratulations! that is so exciting for you and your family. Keep the PTR coming x
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Congratulations! Reading your posts I feel like I'm vicariously living your excitement!
Thanks! I'm hoping to describe it real as possible.

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So cool! It is really great that you do not have wait long for you trip!
Would you believe the first date they offered was June 2? Unfortunately we have something during that week that we couldn't miss. Plus we weren't sure about getting passports in that quickly.

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Congrats on everything - need to subscribe to this because i am so excited i can't wait to read more. We've done the Wonder twice and you'll love the Magic!

Can someone send me a link to the game? we are going on the Fantasy in July so you never know...Disney gift cards to win? I'm trying!
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[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]Passports! We need passports!



We have the applications fill out but the office in our town is only open 10-2 Mon-Fri.



Hey we just did the drill today!!! I did take my son out of school but it was at lunch and recess and they didn't count it as a day out!!! Our hours were 10 to 3. Nice, huh for families.
Really! I often wonder at offices that don't have later hours at least once a week for people who work and have kids in school. But we found a place.

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Awesome for the special delivery today! Wouldn't it be awesome if it was in ADDITION to your onboard credit?! Can't wait to hear more about it!
Guess what? I asked about the cards and they are an addition. She said "just a little something extra." We also get the onboard credit.

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Congrats!!!! Hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise. Can't wait to read your TR!
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Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your family! I can't wait to read more about your adventures!
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OMG HOW COOL... ok well now I know who beat me on that game LOL its ok no hard feelings! You've never been on a disney cruise so im OK with letting you have my winning ticket LMAO cant wait to hear all about it!
Thank you for graciously allowing me to win. And no, never been on a Disney cruise. But, I think I am already hooked.

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Congratulations for winning the grand prize! I play everyday and your right the game is alot of fun but reading your ptr is just as fun because it makes it all real! I'm so excited for you!
Thanks so much!

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They mentioned you on the Disney Cruise Line Facebook page today!
I know! How exciting is that!

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Just noticed on the Disney Cruise FB page they have you listed as the winner of this trip!
Yes, another scream when I saw it. And I was at work. But they are just as excited as I am (well, almost).

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How awesome. I play that game every day that I remember and get online at home....so glad to actually "know" someone that won.

We are doing the same itinerary in June......

Loving your updates!
Are you doing a trip report? Would love to read along. I am learning so much from everyone here.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:41 PM   #53
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Passports, passports, we still need passports.

We had pictures taken at CVS the night before but couldn't get them printed. I expected to pick them up on my way to get the kids from school. About 10:00am I received a call from my Mother (Gram) that CVS had called and I needed to call them right away. Bad news. They could only print DH's picture. Major bummer! But, one was better than none. I really wanted them there as they are half the price than what it would cost at the post office and I had coupons.

I left work at 1:30pm, stopped by CVS for DH's picture, stopped at the quick stop for drinks and snacks and then on to DS' school. I was 5 minutes early. I normally late and rushing. I had sent a note with him to give the office and when I walked in they had his schedule pulled and called for him right away. He came and we were off to DD's school. We actually had time to wait there and were able to chat with friends for a few minutes. The office must have heard that a newly famous parent was there to pick up their child because they actually let out a couple minutes early. While we were waiting for DD's class, a couple boys walked by and we heard the staged whisper, "He's on the swim team. Cool!" DS had his swim team shirt on. He just grinned. DD's class came and we were off.

Here is where I did something I usually preach againist. Traffic at DD's school is real bad in the afternoons and I really question the logic to moving cars out of the parking lot. Never quite makes sense. Some parents park at the back of the parking lot and then go out the entrance. 99% of the time I am very big on following rules. Today was the 1%. I went out the entrance. While getting a lecture from DS. But I was on a mission and 10 minutes to leave the proper way just wasn't going to work. Time was precious. Please don't flame.

On the interstate, I had DS call DH to make sure he left his office on time. He actually left a few minutes early and I requested if he was ahead of us to get in line. The post office I chose was easy to get to and traffic was thankfully light. We arrived and DH was already there, but not in line. This post office had a seperate line for passports and no one was there. Finally a real nice lady came to help us. Glad she was nice because DH had filled out the kids applications and left a couple things off of DS'. Height and weight are important on these forms. I measured DS and he is now 5' 11". I didn't realize he was that tall! We were ask all of the questions about being criminals, nope we aren't and then we were allowed to the back room for pictures. Right before we went back, DH said "Look behind you". There were 10 people in line behind us. Oh my, that poor lady. We had pictures done without a hitch, forms all signed, birth certificates handed over and I'm $550 poorer. But in 3-4 weeks, we should have passports in hand and then WE CAN CRUISE!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #54
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We have cruised on the Magic 3 times...LOVE it! Be sure to check out the "secret sun deck"...Deck 7 all the way aft...nice when its a little too windy up on the pool deck.
Be sure to go to your cruise meet board and get to know some fellow cruisers! The Magic is small enough that you will encounter the same people OFTEN!
You are going to have a BLAST! Congrats!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:41 AM   #55
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so great that the gift cards were just a surprise perk!!! We are headed to the post office for passports tomorrow for our August cruise. We had our pictures done at Costco for $5 a person! Glad that is all taken care of for you. I love reading your updates, and I'm so glad you are doing a PTR, and that you won! So happy for you. Glad all the coupon sharing karma has come back to you.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #56
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Passports, passports, we still need passports.

We had pictures taken at CVS the night before but couldn't get them printed. I expected to pick them up on my way to get the kids from school. About 10:00am I received a call from my Mother (Gram) that CVS had called and I needed to call them right away. Bad news. They could only print DH's picture. Major bummer! But, one was better than none. I really wanted them there as they are half the price than what it would cost at the post office and I had coupons.
aww man that sucks but glad you saved a lil money for the 1 they did

Here is where I did something I usually preach againist. Traffic at DD's school is real bad in the afternoons and I really question the logic to moving cars out of the parking lot. Never quite makes sense. Some parents park at the back of the parking lot and then go out the entrance. 99% of the time I am very big on following rules. Today was the 1%. I went out the entrance. While getting a lecture from DS. But I was on a mission and 10 minutes to leave the proper way just wasn't going to work. Time was precious. Please don't flame.
no flame here.. this was ubber important lol I would have done the same thing. In fact I have done something similar for a vacation type thing people need to know not to get in the way of my vacation time

On the interstate, I had DS call DH to make sure he left his office on time. He actually left a few minutes early and I requested if he was ahead of us to get in line. We arrived and DH was already there, but not in line.
oh he sounds like mine, gives the what im here.. but not in line so they cant officially help men there great LMAO

Height and weight are important on these forms. I measured DS and he is now 5' 11".
tall boy.. i have shrimps in my family LOL

But in 3-4 weeks, we should have passports in hand and then WE CAN CRUISE!
WOOHOOO!!!!!!! and now with passports you can rest asured
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #57
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Your excitement is contagious. You really seem like the type of person that deserves this trip. Keep it up. You are helping me be okay with the fact that I can't sail again until 2015. I may speak for others also but I am living through you right now so enjoy it as much as you can so all of us can! But hey no pressure.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #58
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Fantastic news, you will LOVE the Magic! You will be posting lots of pictures in your post report, yes? I love detailed Disers, so much the better!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #59
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I am so happy for you but....so jealous LOL. We went on the Wonder last year (our first cruise) and I have to say I am hooked. A cruise vacation is so different from the parks in a completely relaxing way. I really hope you enjoy it and I am thrilled for you!!!! When we went on our cuise last year I was a nut on getting information-you might want to try getting the Passporter's Ninth Edition on the Cruiseline. It was invaluable and really built up the excitement!!!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #60
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OMG how exciting. Maybe it is worth it to sign up for some of these things!
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