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Old 07-18-2013, 12:27 AM   #496
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We are arriving Nov 30th, too. Like you, usually go in early Feb or late Jan to get the cheaper room rates. We went the first full week of February and really wanted to see the Christmas decorations this year. So we booked a bounce back discount, 35% RO discount, which was offered for the dates Nov 30th to Dec 4th, which is how we ended up with this week. There are a lot of people going to WDW this first week of December. I hope it isn't too crowded.
Oh wow! We do the same thing, lol. Yes, I am worried about the crowds too. We are used to level 1 or 2 so even a regular crowd may seem crazy to us, but you know all about that. Hoping though!!! Just think...to see the Osborne lights...even with more people it'll be worth it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:32 AM   #497
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I am looking for opinions, my birthday falls on the 23rd of Dec and I am planning on being in Disney from the 9 to the 16th do you think it is appropriate to celebrate my birthday while there and get a pin? I would only do this for 1 day but my family has already suggested it so I am just trying to see what other people think. Thanks!
My husbands bday is the 15th, but we are celebrating it on the 5th while at Disney. He always celebrates early to be all together with our anniversary and my bday. I say wear the pin! if you feel weird you can always take it off.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #498
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My daughter's birthday is December 28th. Whenever we go to Disney in December we always let her wear the pin. One day we were in MK for the Christmas Party. When Mrs. Claus came by she look right at my daughter and said "Happy Birthday Ashley". That was the best. It took me a couple of years to find out Disney's trick about making that extra magic but I finally got it!!!
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Yes, for December.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:01 AM   #500
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Yes, for December.
Wow that's really early. That's awesome! I wonder if anyone else has gotten them.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #501
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I am looking for opinions, my birthday falls on the 23rd of Dec and I am planning on being in Disney from the 9 to the 16th do you think it is appropriate to celebrate my birthday while there and get a pin? I would only do this for 1 day but my family has already suggested it so I am just trying to see what other people think. Thanks!
My birthday is the 26th, and there is no way I will ever be at WDW at Christmas. We're going the 4th thru the 12th, and we're going to celebrate my 50th, so the answer is a big YES!

(and you have my sympathies for having your birthday at Christmas, I've always hated it, LOL!)
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #502
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We are arriving Nov 30th, too. Like you, usually go in early Feb or late Jan to get the cheaper room rates. We went the first full week of February and really wanted to see the Christmas decorations this year. So we booked a bounce back discount, 35% RO discount, which was offered for the dates Nov 30th to Dec 4th, which is how we ended up with this week. There are a lot of people going to WDW this first week of December. I hope it isn't too crowded.
It'll be more crowded than in used to be, we were surprised when we went in early December a couple of years ago. The crowds are definitely manageable, but it's much more crowded nowadays in December. I love to see the Christmas decorations, so I don't mind.
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We are going December 14 to the 22. It is our first trip as a family. So excited but stressed planning and unknowns. This MyMagic and fastpass+ thing has got me stressed. Anyone else worried about it?
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We are going December 14 to the 22. It is our first trip as a family. So excited but stressed planning and unknowns. This MyMagic and fastpass+ thing has got me stressed. Anyone else worried about it?
I am hoping that the MyMagic and Fastpass+ system will either be fully operational without any glitches and everyone will have plenty of time to learn how it works. Or - it will be so messed up that Disney won't have it ready for our trip.

In some ways I am looking forward to having some guaranteed ride times, but I'm not too excited about having only three fast passes a day. We'll just have to see what happesn.
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We are going December 14 to the 22. It is our first trip as a family. So excited but stressed planning and unknowns. This MyMagic and fastpass+ thing has got me stressed. Anyone else worried about it?
Not worried at all in fact excited about it !

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I am hoping that the MyMagic and Fastpass+ system will either be fully operational without any glitches and everyone will have plenty of time to learn how it works. Or - it will be so messed up that Disney won't have it ready for our trip.

In some ways I am looking forward to having some guaranteed ride times, but I'm not too excited about having only three fast passes a day. We'll just have to see what happesn.
Disney website is saying 4 per day .One park per day! My two DD's ages 20 & 22 will no longer have to get up with me and DW for rope drop. Getting the good FP's was always my excuse to get them up in the morning ! Need a new idea
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I am hoping that the MyMagic and Fastpass+ system will either be fully operational without any glitches and everyone will have plenty of time to learn how it works. Or - it will be so messed up that Disney won't have it ready for our trip.

In some ways I am looking forward to having some guaranteed ride times, but I'm not too excited about having only three fast passes a day. We'll just have to see what happesn.
I am hoping for the same thing. But the not knowing is what has got me. I just wish they would call and say yes or no. Period. With my luck they will decide 3 days before our trip. Lol.
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I am hoping for the same thing. But the not knowing is what has got me. I just wish they would call and say yes or no. Period. With my luck they will decide 3 days before our trip. Lol.
If it happens that way you will still be able to use the old system.....so chill out and enjoy the anticipation of WDW vacation
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I know. I am just anxious. It's my first time planning a trip for my family and the unknown scares me plus I really want to try it out. Lol.
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I know. I am just anxious. It's my first time planning a trip for my family and the unknown scares me plus I really want to try it out. Lol.
Select people who are staying at the YC in Aug have received an email inviting them to be part of the MagicBand and FP test. They get to select their bands and choose their FP's. It doesn't seem too scary when they report what is going on. And some people are declining to participate.
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I'm going the 1st to the 7th for my 40th birthday. Technically my birthday is the 8th.

I've always enjoyed having a December birthday because my parents gave me the option of a small gift for my bday and a small gift for xmas or 1 big gift, I always chose 1 big gift.

My best birthday present ever was in my sophomore year of college, I am a HUGE Christmas fan and it was my first year not living at home and I was flat broke and depressed. The morning of my birthday my friends showed up with a Christmas tree and decorations and we decorated my house all morning. 20 years later and it still causes me to tear up.
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