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Old 05-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #1141
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Going solo in Sep for 10 days for my 60th birthday - still a kid at heart. Staying at Pop Century, got free dining (upgraded it to basic from quick service for about $18 a night). Will be at Universal for 2 days first. Riding down from Atlanta on my Triumph. Perfect Birthday Celebration...
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #1143
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Hi all, just found this thread! We are from NZ and are heading to DLR Oct 18th - 24th!!! So excited!! Will be me and my Mum, daughter and niece (DGM, DD10, DN8). Getting in lots of planning and reading on these boards!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:54 AM   #1144
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Hi all, just found this thread! We are from NZ and are heading to DLR Oct 18th - 24th!!! So excited!! Will be me and my Mum, daughter and niece (DGM, DD10, DN8). Getting in lots of planning and reading on these boards!!
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Hi all, just found this thread! We are from NZ and are heading to DLR Oct 18th - 24th!!! So excited!! Will be me and my Mum, daughter and niece (DGM, DD10, DN8). Getting in lots of planning and reading on these boards!!
welcome to the Anzac section!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #1146
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yep we are a friendly bunch......

as for my trip.....most of its now planed and all i have to do now is wait!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #1147
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Hi all, just found this thread! We are from NZ and are heading to DLR Oct 18th - 24th!!! So excited!! Will be me and my Mum, daughter and niece (DGM, DD10, DN8). Getting in lots of planning and reading on these boards!!
Welcome. Before you know it you'll be an old hand at this Dis thing And hooked
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Hi all, just found this thread! We are from NZ and are heading to DLR Oct 18th - 24th!!! So excited!! Will be me and my Mum, daughter and niece (DGM, DD10, DN8). Getting in lots of planning and reading on these boards!!
Welcome! You'll have so much fun :D

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Thanks for the welcome everyone! I'm already hooked on the boards so no worries there! We are staying at BWPPI, will be the first time I've stayed so close!
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Thanks for the welcome everyone! I'm already hooked on the boards so no worries there! We are staying at BWPPI, will be the first time I've stayed so close!


Hooked.....hmm....yes, that is one word for it.
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I ordered and paid for my Photopass plus today Must remember to intercept the mail so the kiddies don't see it and start asking questions I don't want to answer...
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I need to do mine as well must add it to the list
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:51 AM   #1153
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I ordered and paid for my Photopass plus today Must remember to intercept the mail so the kiddies don't see it and start asking questions I don't want to answer...
Awesome. I was really excited also when I ordered mine.

I was going to ring DCL tomorrow to prepay my gratuities and put some obc on my account. However the NZ $ has had a bad few days against the US $ and I no longer know if now is the right time to be paying things.

I hate it when I see the dollar start to slide. I can never decide whether to pay for things now incase it continues to get worse, or cross my fingers and hope it's just a glitch and will rise again in a few days.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 AM   #1154
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Awesome. I was really excited also when I ordered mine.

I was going to ring DCL tomorrow to prepay my gratuities and put some obc on my account. However the NZ $ has had a bad few days against the US $ and I no longer know if now is the right time to be paying things.

I hate it when I see the dollar start to slide. I can never decide whether to pay for things now incase it continues to get worse, or cross my fingers and hope it's just a glitch and will rise again in a few days.
I know what you mean. We have a large amount already in USD on our Travel Cards. But still have to pay for Photopass +,prepurchased tours etc, plus 11 days of Vacation Rentals before we go. They need to be paid in August, so hope the rate doesn't fall much further. The remainder of the accomodation (21 days )has already been prepaid or will come off the Travel Card. As will the car hire,gas, food and all other spending while over there.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:59 AM   #1155
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I know what you mean. We have a large amount already in USD on our Travel Cards. But still have to pay for Photopass +,prepurchased tours etc, plus 11 days of Vacation Rentals before we go. They need to be paid in August, so hope the rate doesn't fall much further. The remainder of the accomodation (21 days )has already been prepaid or will come off the Travel Card. As will the car hire,gas, food and all other spending while over there.
It's great that you have all your spending money sorted. I have put enough money on Disney gift cards to at least cover all my ADRs, but I still have to sort out money for shopping, onboard cruise expenses and the rest of my food. I've had such great luck with the NZ$ up till now, I really don't want it to collapse on me when I'm down to the last few expenses.

Saving shopping money is the biggest concern. I really don't think that what we can afford to save will be in line with what I would like us to save. While I'm not that big of a shopper in general, I do have a tendency to get caught up in the moment when I'm traveling and buy all sorts of souvenirs that I really don't need. I've already told my husband to drag me out of a store if I even show so much as the slightest interest in Mickey Ears.
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