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Old 10-05-2012, 03:31 PM   #2461
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As to the things I forget when traveling it typically is the toiletries that I still need until just before we leave. Never fails. You grab your soap, your shampoo and your tooth brush and then you forget your deodorant or a hairbrush or something like that. Then you buy it on vacation and pay $20 for a half stick of deodorant.
My solution to this is just pack all new toiletries and leave what we are currently using at home. Otherwise, I would be running around last minute trying to gather things and it stresses me out.

Anyway, we are only 27 days away...I have a question...for the park touring plans, does anyone use a certain website.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #2462
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We will be in WDW over Thanksgiving & I know it will be super crowded. I am hoping someone can answer this question:

If a park fills to capacity, can you still be admitted if you have dinner reservations? I am a little worried about this (ok, ALOT).

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #2463
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I just got onto the chat on WDW's site and asked them.


Thank you for contacting Disney. Please hold while we route your chat to a Disney Cast Member who will help you with your question.
Welcome to Disney! My name is Payton. How may I help you today?
you: question about parks being at capacity
Payton: Sure! Ask away! I'm here to help!
you: if you are staying on property or have a dining reservation can you still get in if the park is "at capacity"?
Payton: That is a great question! Guests have preferential treatment on days where the theme parks are close to capacity. Resort guests will be granted access to the parks up until theme park has reached maximum capacity.
Payton: When are you planning to visit us?
you: 11/17-11/24
you: have the parks, specifically MK, ever reached capacity on thanksgiving day?
Payton: Perfect! Holidays can be a popular time for us. However, the only times that parks have reached capacity is Christmas, New Years, and sometimes the 4th of July. You would not have to worry about that for your travel dates.
you: One last question, when do the halloween decorations come down and the christmas decorations go up?
Payton: The Halloween decorations come down during the first week of November. Christmas decorations go as soon as Halloween is down. The decorations will be up in time for the start of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on November 9th.
you: Ok, I lied, one more. Even though MVMCP isn't happening while I'm there the Castle will still be decorated for Christmas right?
Payton: As I mentioned, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party starts November 9th, so yes the Castle will be decorated for your visit.
you: Thank you!

Hope this alleviates some stress. I know it did for me!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #2464
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #2465
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #2466
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Just went and purchased everything we need to make our disney shirts and outfits, so excited to get started on them. I also printed out and made a list of pressed pennies we would like to try and hunt down. Something fun for my kids to look out for. My DD is doing BBB at DTD so I thought it would be fun for my DS to go around and do so he doesn't have to just sit and watch, an extra little special treat for him to pick out a book and roam around looking for them. Another great thing about doing the pressed pennies it will be a nice souvenir that won't cost a small fortune and we can start doing it every time we go and it won't be just another stuffed animal or toy that will get thrown in the toy box. I think everything is planned out and we are good to go, just have to get the outfits done and preorder photopass! 46 days until we are on our way!!! We are staying offsite with family so we aren't too worried about packing since if we forget something they will most likely have it for us. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #2467
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Just went and purchased everything we need to make our disney shirts and outfits, so excited to get started on them. I also printed out and made a list of pressed pennies we would like to try and hunt down. Something fun for my kids to look out for. My DD is doing BBB at DTD so I thought it would be fun for my DS to go around and do so he doesn't have to just sit and watch, an extra little special treat for him to pick out a book and roam around looking for them. Another great thing about doing the pressed pennies it will be a nice souvenir that won't cost a small fortune and we can start doing it every time we go and it won't be just another stuffed animal or toy that will get thrown in the toy box. I think everything is planned out and we are good to go, just have to get the outfits done and preorder photopass! 46 days until we are on our way!!! We are staying offsite with family so we aren't too worried about packing since if we forget something they will most likely have it for us. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Congrats!!!I had so much fun making our shirts and getting stuff for our trip. I even ordered a Disney World pressed penny holder on Ebay that holds the pressed pennies so we can look at them all at once when we get home.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #2468
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Anyway, we are only 27 days away...I have a question...for the park touring plans, does anyone use a certain website.
I like TouringPlans for that. For crowd levels and parks to avoid, I like EasyWDW best.

Really, after going so many times, we really don't use prewritten plans anymore. We have our own "plan" for each park, based on how many days for each and how busy the week. Our usual plan is based on 2 days for MK, 2 days for Epcot, 1 day each for AK and DHS. We get to parks at rope drop and use FP when we need- basically, just ride the big headliners and slow-loaders in the first 3 hours and relax and enjoy the lighter crowd attractions the rest of the day.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #2469
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I just got onto the chat on WDW's site and asked them.

Thank you for contacting Disney. Please hold while we route your chat to a Disney Cast Member who will help you with your question.
Welcome to Disney! My name is Payton. How may I help you today?
you: question about parks being at capacity
Payton: Sure! Ask away! I'm here to help!
you: if you are staying on property or have a dining reservation can you still get in if the park is "at capacity"?
Payton: That is a great question! Guests have preferential treatment on days where the theme parks are close to capacity. Resort guests will be granted access to the parks up until theme park has reached maximum capacity.
Payton: When are you planning to visit us?
you: 11/17-11/24
you: have the parks, specifically MK, ever reached capacity on thanksgiving day?
Payton: Perfect! Holidays can be a popular time for us. However, the only times that parks have reached capacity is Christmas, New Years, and sometimes the 4th of July. You would not have to worry about that for your travel dates.
you: One last question, when do the halloween decorations come down and the christmas decorations go up?
Payton: The Halloween decorations come down during the first week of November. Christmas decorations go as soon as Halloween is down. The decorations will be up in time for the start of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on November 9th.
you: Ok, I lied, one more. Even though MVMCP isn't happening while I'm there the Castle will still be decorated for Christmas right?
Payton: As I mentioned, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party starts November 9th, so yes the Castle will be decorated for your visit.
you: Thank you!

Hope this alleviates some stress. I know it did for me!
Thank you much! We are staying at OKW 11/15-11/24 and have many special dining ressies. We haven't seen Christmas at WDW since 2005 & never been for Thanksgiving. Sooooo excited!

Thanks Again,
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I like TouringPlans for that. For crowd levels and parks to avoid, I like EasyWDW best.

Really, after going so many times, we really don't use prewritten plans anymore. We have our own "plan" for each park, based on how many days for each and how busy the week. Our usual plan is based on 2 days for MK, 2 days for Epcot, 1 day each for AK and DHS. We get to parks at rope drop and use FP when we need- basically, just ride the big headliners and slow-loaders in the first 3 hours and relax and enjoy the lighter crowd attractions the rest of the day.
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This will be our third trip and there are some rides (the big thill ones) that we don't ride so I'm not sure if a pre-written plan would benefit us either. We also hit RD and do the big ones in the first 2-3 hours and then we slow down a bit, enjoy lunch, a break at the resort and then dinner and the parade/fireworks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #2472
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morning all

suitcases are coming out today!!!! Still no mm, ordering photopass tonight,packing lists are being worked on.

Does anyone know where i can find a list of what events are at what parks when (parades ,osborne lights etc)


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Old 10-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #2473
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suitcases are coming out today!!!! Still no mm, ordering photopass tonight,packing lists are being worked on.

Does anyone know where i can find a list of what events are at what parks when (parades ,osborne lights etc)


p.s. We are in the 20's!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope do you have an I Phone even if you don't I still think the app is avail on others too get Disney Mobile Magic- its awesome and has all that info. There are also other great apps as well but I really love that one!! There's another one called WDW guide- its also fantastic but i think you have to pay for that one like 99 cents i think. There are some awesome ones out thre but those 2 are my favorites. I have 4 disney apps on my phone- I know I know a bit excessive but hey can't ever get enough Disney right??
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Hope do you have an I Phone even if you don't I still think the app is avail on others too get Disney Mobile Magic- its awesome and has all that info. There are also other great apps as well but I really love that one!! There's another one called WDW guide- its also fantastic but i think you have to pay for that one like 99 cents i think. There are some awesome ones out thre but those 2 are my favorites. I have 4 disney apps on my phone- I know I know a bit excessive but hey can't ever get enough Disney right??
i'll have to see if that is available on my android
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i think i might have made a planning boo boo.

What time do osborne lights typically start? On the 9th is our split hs/epcot day and i booked coral reef in epcot for dinner. i dont know why i didnt think of osborne ligths until now
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