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Old 10-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #1171
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LOL on the geometry .....good thing your DH is good with it in case DD needs help . I told my two at the beginning of their geometry years that they were on their own as I would be of NO help whatsoever (and neither would Dad) .
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What an exciting trip! Can't wait to hear what you think of the QE2 and trains. Have you thought about taking the QE2 back from NY to the UK? I guess that would be much more than the one-way flight.

We actually would consider taking it both to and from NY. It's such a wonderfull way to travel. Alas that's just not possible. It takes a week for the one-way crossing and sometimes the Queen Mary 2 makes a trip to scandinavia or something like that in between transatlantic crossings.
So we'll just have to take the plane back.

At least this way we get 25-hour days! From NY to the UK you get 23-hour days. they divide the timedifference over the days instead of all in one go.

We did it last year from the UK to NY, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, what a ship!!
Theatre, planetarium, music, lectures, afternoon tea, spa, library, great food.

It does mean more luggage, since it is customary on the QM2 that you change for dinner. But thats part of the fun for us

Now we need to:
choose how to get to southampton, book the train(s),book the WL, decide where to eat at WDW.....
Mmmmm, planning a holiday is half the fun!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #1173
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Just booked our first stay at WL for September 2013! Yay!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #1174
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Thanks for everyone's advice about upgrading to the Wilderness Lodge. We are excited about our first trip to Disney and staying there.

I called Disney for the 5000th time this afternoon and upgraded to a woods view with bunkbeds. We were struggling with paying $550 for bunks, but I know the kids (7 and 4) will LOVE the bunks. I have wanted to stay at WL since the start of planning our vacation and I am happy my DH finally agreed with me!

119 more days till our first Disney vacation!!

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #1176
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I was licking the screen at the pineapple cupcake.

Is that normal?
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Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! We're here!!! I almost cried walking in and again when the CM gave our room number... Exactly where I really really hoped we would be. We're in 6165. GC, did your family have it, too? It's at the very end before the outer facing junior suites.
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LOL on the geometry .....good thing your DH is good with it in case DD needs help . I told my two at the beginning of their geometry years that they were on their own as I would be of NO help whatsoever (and neither would Dad) .
Thanks for the laugh, mickeynut1

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We actually would consider taking it both to and from NY. It's such a wonderfull way to travel. Alas that's just not possible. It takes a week for the one-way crossing and sometimes the Queen Mary 2 makes a trip to scandinavia or something like that in between transatlantic crossings.
So we'll just have to take the plane back.

At least this way we get 25-hour days! From NY to the UK you get 23-hour days. they divide the timedifference over the days instead of all in one go.

We did it last year from the UK to NY, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, what a ship!!
Theatre, planetarium, music, lectures, afternoon tea, spa, library, great food.

It does mean more luggage, since it is customary on the QM2 that you change for dinner. But thats part of the fun for us

Now we need to:
choose how to get to southampton, book the train(s),book the WL, decide where to eat at WDW.....
Mmmmm, planning a holiday is half the fun!
Yes, the planning is half the fun and you have much planning to do. Do they still have the kennels on the QE2 or was that just on the QE? Please keep us posted on your planning

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Just booked our first stay at WL for September 2013! Yay!!!
Congratulations and

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Thanks for everyone's advice about upgrading to the Wilderness Lodge. We are excited about our first trip to Disney and staying there.

I called Disney for the 5000th time this afternoon and upgraded to a woods view with bunkbeds. We were struggling with paying $550 for bunks, but I know the kids (7 and 4) will LOVE the bunks. I have wanted to stay at WL since the start of planning our vacation and I am happy my DH finally agreed with me!

119 more days till our first Disney vacation!!
I think your kids will love the bunks and their ages are perfect for them. Are you going to keep the bunk a surprise? Don't forget that you're also getting a better view and if you divide out the upgrade cost, it's probably not that much more per day/per person - just another way to look at it so it doesn't seem as bad.

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I was licking the screen at the pineapple cupcake.

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For you or in general?

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Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! We're here!!! I almost cried walking in and again when the CM gave our room number... Exactly where I really really hoped we would be. We're in 6165. GC, did your family have it, too? It's at the very end before the outer facing junior suites.
You're there - yippee!! I'm so glad you're happy with your room - enjoy your vacation. Where are you dining tomorrow?
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Kook, we ate at Roaring Forks tonight. I chose the Wilderness Salad to offset the brownie, S'mores and Chocolate Caramel cupcakes we shared. Tomorrow is AK and a dinner ADR at 1900 Park Fare. We need sleep, but our ME luggage hasn't arrived post-4 hours...
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I think your kids will love the bunks and their ages are perfect for them. Are you going to keep the bunk a surprise? Don't forget that you're also getting a better view and if you divide out the upgrade cost, it's probably not that much more per day/per person - just another way to look at it so it doesn't seem as bad.
Actually, we aren't telling them about the trip until we hit the Orlando airport. DH would like to wait until they see the WDW sign, but I think they will clue in when we get on the Magic Express. We are telling them we are going to see Grandma in another state. I am so excited....I can hardly wait. The bunks will be a huge surprise for them too!!

We are going on the Pirate cruise the day after we arrive for Wishes. Everything is going to be a surprise. I think that is part of the magic.

I love reading this thread. Thanks for all the great info!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:14 AM   #1181
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So we just got back a couple of weeks ago, so of course I'm planning our 2013 trip...of course, there wasn't supposed to be one, but let's not focus on the silly!

I was toying with going for Christmas decorations this time around, but couldn't decide between early Nov and early Dec. And then I had an epiphany! Dec 7, 2013 will be DBF and my 10th anniversary..... I think that just made my decision!!

That's early enough in Dec to not be too crazy crowded right?
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Kook, we ate at Roaring Forks tonight. I chose the Wilderness Salad to offset the brownie, S'mores and Chocolate Caramel cupcakes we shared. Tomorrow is AK and a dinner ADR at 1900 Park Fare. We need sleep, but our ME luggage hasn't arrived post-4 hours...
Have a great trip! I can't wait to get some goodies at Roaring Forks. You picked some of our favorites!
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Just booked our first stay at WL for September 2013! Yay!!!
Congrats......you're going to love the WL .

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Thanks for everyone's advice about upgrading to the Wilderness Lodge. We are excited about our first trip to Disney and staying there.

I called Disney for the 5000th time this afternoon and upgraded to a woods view with bunkbeds. We were struggling with paying $550 for bunks, but I know the kids (7 and 4) will LOVE the bunks. I have wanted to stay at WL since the start of planning our vacation and I am happy my DH finally agreed with me!

119 more days till our first Disney vacation!!
I think you'll be glad you upgraded to the bunks. My kids loved them when they were little .

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Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! We're here!!! I almost cried walking in and again when the CM gave our room number... Exactly where I really really hoped we would be. We're in 6165. GC, did your family have it, too? It's at the very end before the outer facing junior suites.
Have a great time . Congrats on getting the room location you wanted....enjoy your time at the lodge .

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So we just got back a couple of weeks ago, so of course I'm planning our 2013 trip...of course, there wasn't supposed to be one, but let's not focus on the silly!

I was toying with going for Christmas decorations this time around, but couldn't decide between early Nov and early Dec. And then I had an epiphany! Dec 7, 2013 will be DBF and my 10th anniversary..... I think that just made my decision!!

That's early enough in Dec to not be too crazy crowded right?
Have fun planning . December is an awesome time to go with all of the holiday festivities going on and seeing all the beautiful decorations .
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #1184
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Kook, we ate at Roaring Forks tonight. I chose the Wilderness Salad to offset the brownie, S'mores and Chocolate Caramel cupcakes we shared. Tomorrow is AK and a dinner ADR at 1900 Park Fare. We need sleep, but our ME luggage hasn't arrived post-4 hours...
LOVE the Wilderness Salad and your dessert choices - that brownie is HUGE, but delicious. So tonight you'll dine with Mary Poppins?! If you get a chance, could you refresh my memory with what is on the buffet - I haven't been there since DD was little.
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Actually, we aren't telling them about the trip until we hit the Orlando airport. DH would like to wait until they see the WDW sign, but I think they will clue in when we get on the Magic Express. We are telling them we are going to see Grandma in another state. I am so excited....I can hardly wait. The bunks will be a huge surprise for them too!!

We are going on the Pirate cruise the day after we arrive for Wishes. Everything is going to be a surprise. I think that is part of the magic.

I love reading this thread. Thanks for all the great info!
I could NEVER keep a secret like that What great surprises

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So we just got back a couple of weeks ago, so of course I'm planning our 2013 trip...of course, there wasn't supposed to be one, but let's not focus on the silly!

I was toying with going for Christmas decorations this time around, but couldn't decide between early Nov and early Dec. And then I had an epiphany! Dec 7, 2013 will be DBF and my 10th anniversary..... I think that just made my decision!!

That's early enough in Dec to not be too crazy crowded right?
Pop Warner, cheerleading and dance groups show-up 12/2 - 12/9 this year. Especially in the evenings, the parks will be much more crowded at that time, but WL will not since the kids stay at the Values. Also, the first weekend in December the Christmas parade is being filmed which will draw huge crowds to the MK. Just some things to keep in mind when planning.

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Have fun planning . December is an awesome time to go with all of the holiday festivities going on and seeing all the beautiful decorations .
It really gets you in the spirit - if they just had RO discounts after 12/25.
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