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Old 01-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #676
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I want to go during a slow time and lower resort prices. We want 2 days for each park and maybe 2 extra days to go back to a favorite park or one we still didn't see enough of......lol

I read the reviews and look at pics too. I had all our dining set up for our trip in December before having to cancel that trip. I was up at 3am to go online to make those ressies too!!!! Heavy sigh......... So I already have a list of places we want to go!!
My husband and I just returned from a 9 night stay in Orlando. We stayed the first night on site at Universal so we could do an early entry to WWoHP the next day, plus we got "Express" line for just about every ride in both parks (no wait at all). Then we spend 8 nights at Port Orleans Riverside. I highly recommend that resort. You can take the boat to DTD and bus service for everything else. It's very romantic and the resort is beautiful. PM me if you need any more info on that! It's a moderate resort and we did get lucky and hit free dining for the last 7 nights there (we had a room only reservation for the first night, then a 7-night package with free dining). We, being the gluttons we are, upgraded to deluxe dining (never again, it was WAY too much food, but fun to do once and also fun to eat at signature restaurants that we could never afford on our own out of pocket). We did all kinds of "couple" things ( our last trip to WDW was in 2004 with 4 of our kids, hence THAT one was our last trip until now).

I think the thing I'm most looking forward to next December at Disneyland is the holiday facade at It's a Small World. That's my favorite ride and I'm pretty sure the DL version is better than the WDW version. I'm also taking notes on your trip report for mine next December!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #677
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My husband and I just returned from a 9 night stay in Orlando. We stayed the first night on site at Universal so we could do an early entry to WWoHP the next day, plus we got "Express" line for just about every ride in both parks (no wait at all). Then we spend 8 nights at Port Orleans Riverside. I highly recommend that resort. You can take the boat to DTD and bus service for everything else. It's very romantic and the resort is beautiful. PM me if you need any more info on that! It's a moderate resort and we did get lucky and hit free dining for the last 7 nights there (we had a room only reservation for the first night, then a 7-night package with free dining). We, being the gluttons we are, upgraded to deluxe dining (never again, it was WAY too much food, but fun to do once and also fun to eat at signature restaurants that we could never afford on our own out of pocket). We did all kinds of "couple" things ( our last trip to WDW was in 2004 with 4 of our kids, hence THAT one was our last trip until now).

I think the thing I'm most looking forward to next December at Disneyland is the holiday facade at It's a Small World. That's my favorite ride and I'm pretty sure the DL version is better than the WDW version. I'm also taking notes on your trip report for mine next December!
That's funny.....we are plan a weeks stay at POR!!! We were going to stay at POFQ if we would have gone on our WDW trip in December. lol So I've researched those places a lot already!! We are also looking at a 6 night stay at the Poly!! I really want to stay there but can't see doing the whole trip there......EXPENSIVE!!!!!!

So there's a possibility of getting free dining?? That would be awesome!! We are planning on the deluxe because we want to do a couple signature meals and dinner shows. It will probably be too much food (as you said) but my hubby is a foodie and wants to try as much as possible!

The Small World facade all lit up is so neat!! When they do the projection show and then re light the whole thing.....well WOWZERS!!!! It's so bright!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #678
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That is exciting news that a trip to WDW might be possible for you guys!! Too bad about having to move though. I hope you can find a place or the house doesn't sell.

All that food at the BBQ looks so good! It's making my calorie counting a little difficult for my first day of it! Haha! Looks like the kids enjoyed it there too being on stage and everything. Can't wait to go there next month!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:50 PM   #679
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That is exciting news that a trip to WDW might be possible for you guys!! Too bad about having to move though. I hope you can find a place or the house doesn't sell.

All that food at the BBQ looks so good! It's making my calorie counting a little difficult for my first day of it! Haha! Looks like the kids enjoyed it there too being on stage and everything. Can't wait to go there next month!
We hope it works out too!!!

They won't list the house while we're here, but our lease is up in November and they will list it after that. I don't want to be in the house when it's being shown.....creeps me out having strangers looking at my stuff!!!

The BBQ is very good.....yummo!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #680
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So I just realized I don't have any more of the pictures organized and renumbered!! So there is going to be a delay in the report writing while I deal with that. It's a daunting task and that's probably why I hadn't finished it yet......lol

I did get my Photopass CD yesterday......too bad it doesn't let me see or download my last 27 pictures. Waiting to hear back from them on what to do about this issue. It kept freezing up my computer. It won't open the pics and it won't let you "import" them either.

I will leave you with the favorite picture of Michayla and Tinkerbell. A truly special moment!!





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It's a hard situation....I really hope, as a family, you'll be able to talk him into some sort of "help". What time of year are you going??? Disneyland doesn't have a whole lot of "down" time anymore.....so crowds, pushing is a HUGE factor in planning. Now I'm nervous for him!!!

Fantasyland I think brings out the child in all of us. Walt knew what he was doing!!
Talked to my mom this weekend. As soon as I brought it up, she said "Dad told me to tell you that he'll be fine!" I've only brought it up once with him, but I guess he can tell I'm worried. Or he follows me on the DIS! She did say that he said he won't use a cane b/c he can't grip with his left hand and if he's holding a cane with his right hand, then he can't use it help with his balance, or open doors, or anything else.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #682
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Talked to my mom this weekend. As soon as I brought it up, she said "Dad told me to tell you that he'll be fine!" I've only brought it up once with him, but I guess he can tell I'm worried. Or he follows me on the DIS! She did say that he said he won't use a cane b/c he can't grip with his left hand and if he's holding a cane with his right hand, then he can't use it help with his balance, or open doors, or anything else.



I don't blame you for being nervous......hopefully things will be fine and he'll surprise you and how well he does!!

I agree!!
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Love Love this pic
Thank You.....It is amazing how much she interacted with her.......pure love on her face!!
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Just had to share the good news~~The twins got accepted to Camp Attitude again this summer!!!! This is a camp for special needs kids and free for the families. The kids are 'able to experience things that normally isn't possible for a lot of these kids. We went for our first time last summer and our kids got to play Laser Tag, ride horses, go up in a tethered hot air balloon, go fishing, ride in a speed boat, go tubing and ride a Jet Ski plus make new friends, sing, do crafts and participate in a talent show. IT'S AMAZING!!!!!!! So we'll be going back July 14-19 and 2 of the DIS Diva's that went to camp last summer are also going to be there the same week!!! YAY!!!

















Between Michayla's open heart surgery and this camp, we've really seen a huge change~~like she "came to life". We saw that same sparkle on this trip......so looking forward to going in July!!!


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Wow!! Fantastic news about the camp! Any pictures of the the kids on the horses? (I'm a horsey gal myself )


Excellent that your Dis friends will be there as well!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #687
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YAY!! Glad they got accepted to camp. I remember the pics from last year. Looks like a good time
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Hooray on getting accepted into the Camp! The girls look like they had so much fun and am so happy they get to go again this year

Love love love the pic of Michayla and Tinkerbell - priceless!!
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Wow!! Fantastic news about the camp! Any pictures of the the kids on the horses? (I'm a horsey gal myself )


Excellent that your Dis friends will be there as well!
The horse they use at this camp used to be the horse on Dr Quinn Medicine Woman. Very well trained and is so gentle with these kids!!













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Hooray that camp sounds amazing for them! Beautiful pic of Michayla and Tinkerbell!
It really is!! They have people that come from all over the place to be a part of it. Feel very blessed to be included!!

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YAY!! Glad they got accepted to camp. I remember the pics from last year. Looks like a good time
It was fun.....the smiles were never ending!!

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Hooray on getting accepted into the Camp! The girls look like they had so much fun and am so happy they get to go again this year

Love love love the pic of Michayla and Tinkerbell - priceless!!
Thank You.....we're excited to go!!

We love that picture too!!!
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