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Old 10-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #2281
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Joining the fun... we are 60 days away. Last time wife and I went was '95(?) The castle was half pink we'd been married only a year and my mom and brother tagged along.

This time taking wife, 7 yr old som and mother in law. Staying offsite.

We will be driving all night from Texas and will arrive at either at 5am or 12pm (depending on when we leave) on 12/3.

Suggestions on what to do after a 22 hr drive? We do have an adr for whispering canyon at 2.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #2282
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That and the fact that it won't be as crowded like it is during the holidays (packed in like sardines by the tree). The restaurants in Times Square during the holidays can have wait times 2 hours long.
We went one time and tried to cross the street and felt like the crowd was carrying us across. It was insane.
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Yikes! That's a long drive. We started taking DS10 when he was, I think, 5. But we're closer than you. For us, it's about a 1 hour 45 minute train ride in.
we were thinking about taking DS6 in the spring but wasn't sure yet. I think DS2 would be to small yet
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OMG you are sooooo right. If I've ever heard actual justification to frivolously spend money, thats it

I hadn't even thought of that. There is no way I can wear previously-worn Disney t-shirts ... in years to come when I will already be confused over nothing in particular I won't know which vacay was which

Thanks. I'm going to my husband with this thought process right now
MORE than happy to corrupt others into buying more Disney shirts, especially since my sister used the same argument with me, to great success, with our DL trip last April

Just got an e-mail that I get to proctor the October ACT test at our high school - That's an extra $100 I didn't plan on getting and extra money is like AUTOMATICALLY Disney money, right? Hmm.......I think I'll go look at t-shirts on the Disney Store website now

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Oh boy, now I'm looking into adding an extra day to go out to the beaches!
DO IT!!! We took a day during our Oct. 2010 trip to WDW to drive to Clearwater Beach. It was FANTASTIC! The drive was only a little over an hour, the beach was gorgeous, and a day off without rushing around to make rope drops and hiking seven miles around the parks was a great way to recharge our batteries. If you can work it into your vacation schedule I HIGHLY recommend it!
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MORE than happy to corrupt others into buying more Disney shirts, especially since my sister used the same argument with me, to great success, with our DL trip last April

Just got an e-mail that I get to proctor the October ACT test at our high school - That's an extra $100 I didn't plan on getting and extra money is like AUTOMATICALLY Disney money, right? Hmm.......I think I'll go look at t-shirts on the Disney Store website now
Have I mentioned the really cute World Showcase shirts? Ha!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #2286
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Question for anyone who has done this...

My friend is going to be down there the same time we are, and he has been talking about going to which ever water park is open this Winter. Has anyone done TL/BB in Dec before? Was it worth the trip?

I know weather will have a direct impact at the time. But any experiences that anyone can share, I'd appreciate it.
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Joining the fun... we are 60 days away. Last time wife and I went was '95(?) The castle was half pink we'd been married only a year and my mom and brother tagged along.

This time taking wife, 7 yr old som and mother in law. Staying offsite.

We will be driving all night from Texas and will arrive at either at 5am or 12pm (depending on when we leave) on 12/3.

Suggestions on what to do after a 22 hr drive? We do have an adr for whispering canyon at 2.
Welcome to the group!!!! My suggestion would be sleep. Or go to your ADR at WCC and then sleep. Maybe take a nap and then go to DTD to get a taste of Disney without going to a park. Or go to whichever park is open the latest that night so you can get in a few hours.

I will say the castle will be MUCH prettier on this trip.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #2288
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Good Morning all! It's a rainy foggy morning here in Southeastern PA.
We're having the same weather here. It's making me sleeeeeeepy!

Speaking of shirts, I just got a coupon for the Disney store for preordering Cinderella (10% off $39.99 or less; 20% off $40 or more), I think it may be time to buy some for our trip.
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Joining the fun... we are 60 days away. Last time wife and I went was '95(?) The castle was half pink we'd been married only a year and my mom and brother tagged along.

This time taking wife, 7 yr old som and mother in law. Staying offsite.

We will be driving all night from Texas and will arrive at either at 5am or 12pm (depending on when we leave) on 12/3.

Suggestions on what to do after a 22 hr drive? We do have an adr for whispering canyon at 2.

Welcome my fellow Texan!! We drove down once as a kid and it was HORRIBLE!! BUT... that was before the invention of laptops and TV's IN the car. It's a long trip and getting out of Texas is the hardest part, unless of course u live in East Texas. I wouldn't plan much more than that ADR and maybe DTD for a little bit. You don't want to start your vacation burnt out to begin with.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:39 AM   #2290
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Ok, so now I'm all in to go sightseeing on our last day (Since sightseeing is free) The dilemma now is where o where to head to?

Kennedy Space center, Cape Canaveral (might work to convince DH we should do a cruise next year) and Cocoa Beach?

OR

West Coast, Tampa, Clearwater, someone mentioned Sarasota?

Which beach is nicer? Gulf Coast or Atlantic?
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We're having the same weather here. It's making me sleeeeeeepy!

Speaking of shirts, I just got a coupon for the Disney store for preordering Cinderella (10% off $39.99 or less; 20% off $40 or more), I think it may be time to buy some for our trip.
I got the same coupon for pre-ordering The Avengers and it expires this Sunday, so I'll be going to get myself some new shirts for my trip this weekend!
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Ok, so now I'm all in to go sightseeing on our last day (Since sightseeing is free) The dilemma now is where o where to head to?

Kennedy Space center, Cape Canaveral (might work to convince DH we should do a cruise next year) and Cocoa Beach?

OR

West Coast, Tampa, Clearwater, someone mentioned Sarasota?

Which beach is nicer? Gulf Coast or Atlantic?
Beaches wise, Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota has been named the best beach in America every year for over a decade now. It is beyond gorgeous on the Gulf Coast
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Ok, so now I'm all in to go sightseeing on our last day (Since sightseeing is free) The dilemma now is where o where to head to?

Kennedy Space center, Cape Canaveral (might work to convince DH we should do a cruise next year) and Cocoa Beach?

OR

West Coast, Tampa, Clearwater, someone mentioned Sarasota?

Which beach is nicer? Gulf Coast or Atlantic?

Gulf Coast has it all over the Atlantic. St. Petersburg beach is gorgeous!! We have been there every year and never miss it....it is gorgeous and relaxing!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #2294
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Gulf Coast water in Texas ain't too purty is why I'm askin..lol good thing I still haven't book our flights. Now I'm looking into flying out of Tampa.
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Le cellier!

Just noticed there is a Le Cellier ADR open right now on 12/10 for 3 (possibly 4) people at 5:45pm!
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