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Old 01-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #1756
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I can't stop checking this site to see if anyone has posted other ideas or tips. I don't even know what I am looking for at this point but I keep checking due to my excitement.

What types of snacks do you pack for the park?
We are bringing some of our boy's favourite snack packs - Oreo Thinsations, granola bars and nutrigrains. They will be more for keeping them happy if there are any big lines than to fill them.
We will also have our Brita sport bottles, we never leave the house without them!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:48 PM   #1757
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i am getting so antsy!! i just walked to the mailbox (i have one of those stupid super-mailboxes) because i was SURE my mickey mail would be here by now. but no, it's not!! i am 23 days away, where is my mail?! what if it never comes?! i'm so bummed out!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #1758
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Has anyone ever been the last week of Feb.? The crowd levels don't look bad, but I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this week?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #1759
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We usually leave on Friday and stop around Tallahassee for the night. We are going to try to pull out of here around 2pm so we can make it to Tallahassee at a decent time. Hoping to be at Disney around lunch so I will have them up and at it early Saturday morning. I don't like to waste any "Disney Time"!
Well, I just ended the debate. I booked a room in the WDW area for friday so we can check in that night (probably around midnight) to get some sleep before all the fun begins. My two options were: 1. Start driving around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning to arrive around 10 am Saturday or 2. Start driving ASAP after my wife and children get out of school (around 3 or 4 pm) and pay for a cheap hotel room that we will check into around 12 to 1 am. I found a 2 bedroom suite for $110 (which will be split) southwest of WDW property so I couldn't pass it up! I am the only one to drive so this is the better option for me (less sleep deprived). We have DTD planned for that Saturday so there is no huge rush Saturday morning, unless I pull a game-changer and add a day to our tickets which is only another $50 total.

Tallahassee is our half way mark (we have an 8.5 hour drive) so you should be good without having to wake everyone up with the roosters.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #1760
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Fort Wilderness is great and really is one of our favorite places to stay. We have a motorhome so we stay at one of the campsites and have never stayed in a cabin. We love The Fort for the down time. On those trips we typically spend just the mornings and lunch at the parks and then spend the afternoons and evenings at the campground. They have so much to do for kids and it really feels like a different kind of Disney vacation. My husband could go to The Fort and never even go to the parks...he loves it that much. LOL

I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something different and if you do please please schedule time to just hang and enjoy the campground.
We will definitely have to try it one day. It sounds great!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #1761
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I had to come over here to get away from the controversial threads about fp's and leaving 12 year olds alone . At least everyone is happy here .
Right? I love the DIS, but some of the threads....
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #1762
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Has anyone ever been the last week of Feb.? The crowd levels don't look bad, but I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this week?
Crowds are great Maybe a bit more crowded than early February, but 100x better than most of the other months!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #1763
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Weather looks sooooo good in Orllando right now!

Crossing fingers and toes it holds for another 4 weeks!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #1764
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Super Bowl Sunday at MK

Hello there everyone,
I am new to this board and have just started planning for a last minute trip to MK starting Feb 2nd.
We are staying off property, using hotel points for free rooms, but I was wondering what you all thought about crowds at MK on Super Bowl Sunday? I see it is Extra Magic Hours in the evening? I have a 3 and 5 DD 's so we will be there early in the morning.
UT shows it will not be that crowded, but I am still a bit nervous.
thanks so much I have loved reading the great tips in the past few days
Keep them up!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #1765
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Add me to the list of happy to be driving so I don't have to stress about packing too much. Figuring on lots of layers
Please tell me I'm not the only one to keep looking at the menus to plan what I want to eat? We were at the PA Farm Show yesterday and they wanted $6 for a funnel cake. Dh asked if I wanted to get one. Told him no, I'll just wait till Feb and have one in Epcot w/ a snack credit
I grew up in PA and never missed the farm show! O the memories! My parents still go every year!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #1766
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Surprised at all the PA people here on the Dis.

So how quick do we need to get the the "it rides" since we're going to be there on 3 days? Will Buzz really be 50 minute wait an hour in? Do I need to rush to get to TSM in DHS?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #1767
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Surprised at all the PA people here on the Dis.

So how quick do we need to get the the "it rides" since we're going to be there on 3 days? Will Buzz really be 50 minute wait an hour in? "]Probably not. Do I need to rush to get to TSM in DHS? Yes, yes you do. At least plan on getting over to pick up your fast passes by 10am. They go quickly.
The other get it early location is Soarin'. Pick up a fast pass in the AM.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:18 PM   #1768
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We will be there Feb. 9-17, 2013!!!

We will be at SSR in a one bedroom villa!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #1769
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Hello there everyone,
I am new to this board and have just started planning for a last minute trip to MK starting Feb 2nd.
We are staying off property, using hotel points for free rooms, but I was wondering what you all thought about crowds at MK on Super Bowl Sunday? I see it is Extra Magic Hours in the evening? I have a 3 and 5 DD 's so we will be there early in the morning.
UT shows it will not be that crowded, but I am still a bit nervous.
thanks so much I have loved reading the great tips in the past few days
Keep them up!
Sundays at MK can be busy, but I don't think it will be real bad. I think a lot of locals will stay home and watch the Super Bowl.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #1770
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Sundays at MK can be busy, but I don't think it will be real bad. I think a lot of locals will stay home and watch the Super Bowl.
The unofficial guide says that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the least crowded days of the year, so totally take advantage of it!
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