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Old 12-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #1531
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Anyone have any experience renting a car through Hotwire? They have a full size car for over $100 less than my current rental (which is still the cheapest I've found anywhere else). That's a LOT of money! I've booked hotels through Hotwire in the past and have never had a problem, but don't have any experience with their car rentals.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #1532
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I agree. I debated a similar switch for months!! Actually, up until I got laid off 3 weeks ago, I was still considering switching to POR. The queen beds would be nice. That is my biggest issue with POP. But I have heard how great the food court, CMs and busses are so I think we will be happy with Pop. If you already know you like Pop, I would stick with that.
We spend most of our time in the park so POP was always the choice and we've stayed there for 4 times. CMs are really friendly and we love the food court and arcade. We stayed there in 2011 after the rooms were renovated and thought it was nice, especially when we don't even need to get a fridge from fridge-swap this year! Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we do (the "POP" waffle and chicken penne alfredo is a must-try item)!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #1533
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We spend most of our time in the park so POP was always the choice and we've stayed there for 4 times. CMs are really friendly and we love the food court and arcade. We stayed there in 2011 after the rooms were renovated and thought it was nice, especially when we don't even need to get a fridge from fridge-swap this year! Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we do (the "POP" waffle and chicken penne alfredo is a must-try item)!
Thanks! It is always nice to hear a positive review, especially from someone who has stayed at so many resorts. This is my first onsite stay. Chicken alfredo is one of DH's favorite foods, so he will definitely be trying that!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #1534
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You're not all going to disappear immediately from this thread once December is over right? Our trip carries over into January and I'd still like to tell you all how it went!
Ours too! If you'll be in MK on 12/30, and Epcot 12/31, let's try to add another DISmeet!

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #1535
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We are on the way to the airport. Reading my earlier post, I realized I have forgotten my straight iron and my curling iron! So, my hair will be blah.

I am in full-on anxiety mode. I hate flying! My fight or flight instinct is kicking in, and I want to stay home! .
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #1536
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We are on the way to the airport. Reading my earlier post, I realized I have forgotten my straight iron and my curling iron! So, my hair will be blah.

I am in full-on anxiety mode. I hate flying! My fight or flight instinct is kicking in, and I want to stay home! .
No! Grab a festive cocktail at the airport to calm your nerves, and don't worry about the hair. I forgot my curling iron once and I just twisted my hair up in two little knots at night when it was still damp and it was AWESOME. I looked like Merida! You're on vacation- do something wild with it, or even nothing at all!

I also have a tendency to worry about small things and lots of times I just have to sit back and say "Forget it (well, not those words exactly but this is a family friendly board) I'm going to have me some FUN!"

And you will, too!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #1537
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No! Grab a festive cocktail at the airport to calm your nerves, and don't worry about the hair. I forgot my curling iron once and I just twisted my hair up in two little knots at night when it was still damp and it was AWESOME. I looked like Merida! You're on vacation- do something wild with it, or even nothing at all!

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #1538
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We got our FP+ cards and I added them to the growing pile of plastic. I downloaded an app to track Disney gift cards- not sure how useful it will be but it looked interesting. Trying to go paperless this trip- but I guess not plastics-free!
I have that same app....and you are right.....it isn't terribly useful but it helps ME keep track of what each card is going for! I've also written on the plastic card itself in a sharpie.....indicating what it's to be used for. I suppose it's also good to keep a separate listing of each card and it's number along with it's special code in case one is lost or stolen. You need to keep the receipt if that's the case and they can be canceled and reissued. Any way, it kept me busy for a good 30 minutes and kept my mind from going nuts in anticipation. I'm going to go get 2 more cards later today just to have for "extras". That way pretty much everything will be paid for without having to use the kind of plastic that charges you interest if you don't pay it off at the end of the month.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #1539
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Subscribed to it! I'm going to start loading my trip pictures (all 2000 of them!!!) onto Photobucket tonight so I can start my TR. I'll post my link there once I start it, as well as some of my favorite pics and tips from my trip to help those going later this month!
I will try keeping up while we're in Orlando...utilizing drive times, etc....but I can't multi-quote on my phone.

I can't wait to see everyone's pictures. I know I will have a bazillion as we have PP+ and are eating at many of the restaurants that use them as well. I've been known to take a lot of pictures myself
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #1540
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I have that same app....and you are right.....it isn't terribly useful but it helps ME keep track of what each card is going for! I've also written on the plastic card itself in a sharpie.....indicating what it's to be used for. I suppose it's also good to keep a separate listing of each card and it's number along with it's special code in case one is lost or stolen. You need to keep the receipt if that's the case and they can be canceled and reissued. Any way, it kept me busy for a good 30 minutes and kept my mind from going nuts in anticipation. I'm going to go get 2 more cards later today just to have for "extras". That way pretty much everything will be paid for without having to use the kind of plastic that charges you interest if you don't pay it off at the end of the month.
Yes, that kind of plastic can be dangerous!

Is there any way to combine balances? I'd really love to load it all on one card.
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We are on the way to the airport. Reading my earlier post, I realized I have forgotten my straight iron and my curling iron! So, my hair will be blah.

I am in full-on anxiety mode. I hate flying! My fight or flight instinct is kicking in, and I want to stay home! .
I hate flying too.......at least it's afternoon for you and you can have a cocktail. Our flight leaves out of StL at 6:40 AM tomorrow!

Close your eyes, say a prayer, and have a nice drink. You'll be there before you know it!
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #1542
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Yes, that kind of plastic can be dangerous!

Is there any way to combine balances? I'd really love to load it all on one card.
Don't think so.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #1543
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No! Grab a festive cocktail at the airport to calm your nerves, and don't worry about the hair. I forgot my curling iron once and I just twisted my hair up in two little knots at night when it was still damp and it was AWESOME. I looked like Merida! You're on vacation- do something wild with it, or even nothing at all!
This works well! I put mine up in a bun and go to sleep and get awesome waves.

I haven't used my hair dryer on a regular basis in years!
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #1544
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I will try keeping up while we're in Orlando...utilizing drive times, etc....but I can't multi-quote on my phone.

I can't wait to see everyone's pictures. I know I will have a bazillion as we have PP+ and are eating at many of the restaurants that use them as well. I've been known to take a lot of pictures myself
I forgot to add my PP+ pics to the total since I'm still waiting for the CD to arrive. I have over 200 of those as well. The 2000+ I was talking about were the ones I took with my camera
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #1545
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I hate flying too.......at least it's afternoon for you and you can have a cocktail. Our flight leaves out of StL at 6:40 AM tomorrow!

Close your eyes, say a prayer, and have a nice drink. You'll be there before you know it!

Sister, never fear... cocktails are served in flight as early as 6am... trust me, I know...
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