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Old 01-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #16
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thanks Luisa that carousel looks amazing, we will check it out while we're there!


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Old 01-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #17
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JessNewbs, I'll be following your TR closely now that the kids and I are considering New York over our southern road trip instead. Just gotta tell DH now
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #18
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Sounds like you have a great trip planned -and yes sorry, it won't be your last despite all the long, (lets face it not that nice) plane flights.... Make sure you have entertainment for the kids, if not included, in your long-haul flights.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #19
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What an amazing time you will have, busy but fantastic, at least you have enough time at WDW, to take your time and enjoy yourself.
Agree with the others, start saving for another holiday now, once you start you just can't stop
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #20
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Thanks everyone we are all excited! Marlea, we were going to go to San Francisco and san Diego but traded them for NYC, I think all of us will get more out of NYC!


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Old 01-12-2013, 01:45 AM   #21
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What an amazing time you will have, busy but fantastic, at least you have enough time at WDW, to take your time and enjoy yourself.
Agree with the others, start saving for another holiday now, once you start you just can't stop
Oh so true!
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Thanks everyone we are all excited! Marlea, we were going to go to San Francisco and san Diego but traded them for NYC, I think all of us will get more out of NYC!


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We'd always said that we'd do NYC another time, but now I've decided 'what the heck'. You know I'll be relying on you for information when you get back...
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #23
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Don't worry I will be taking lots of photos and will have a lengthy TR! We were looking at Malaysia for 2014 but will leave it open just incase our Disney addiction gets out of hand!


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Old 01-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #24
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Sounds like a very exciting trip!

I agree with comments regarding trying to cram as much into a New York day. We did this for 9 days and my body never hurt so much. I don't regret it but then I don't have kids so was easier.
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The kids have decided they want to go to the natural history museum purely because of the night at the museum movie!
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Sounds like a very exciting trip!

I agree with comments regarding trying to cram as much into a New York day. We did this for 9 days and my body never hurt so much. I don't regret it but then I don't have kids so was easier.
I'm not sure how much we will get into one day but we have a few days there so we will just see what we can. How much did you seem to fit into the day? I was thinking probably Central Park a whole day, then maybe say a ride on the ferry around the Statue of Liberty, a visit to ground zero maybe a look at Brooklyn bridge in one day. Does that sound realistic?
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The kids have decided they want to go to the natural history museum purely because of the night at the museum movie!
Yes! I hope we can fit that in as well but that may be wishful thinking lol
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:38 AM   #28
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I'm not sure how much we will get into one day but we have a few days there so we will just see what we can. How much did you seem to fit into the day? I was thinking probably Central Park a whole day, then maybe say a ride on the ferry around the Statue of Liberty, a visit to ground zero maybe a look at Brooklyn bridge in one day. Does that sound realistic?
We fit a great deal into our time there but I exhausted myself to the point I got sick. I was doing stupid things though like Statue of Liberty, the Met, Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller and a Broadway show. Was up 6am and back at midnight. Then there were the days when I was doing a Broadway matinee and evening show back to back after a museum in the morning (those were pretty great actually).

Then we smashed out a day in DC doing space museum, museum of american history, the capitol, washington momument, lincoln memorial, the white house, and then a very very exhausted train ride back to NYC following a stiff drink. We were pretty comprehensive and I managed to plan sufficient time for everything so we weren't skimping. We're fast walkers too which helped. We always knew what we were doing. Going commando touring was fine and really adrenaline pumping several years ago but I'm no longer in my early or mid 20's now and am unable to go at the pace I used to without making myself sick (apparently). Yup getting old :P

I think your plan sounds ok, depending on how tired your kids get. About 3/4 across the Brooklyn bridge I was sore and kinda over it having wandered most of the day. I'd probably do 9/11 memorial first thing to avoid the long lines through security (that's what we did), followed by Brooklyn and then the ferry.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #29
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Thats going to be a blast, cant wait to see all your photos etc, and to see what you thought of the USA. Awesome trip, but beware it can be addictive
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:56 AM   #30
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So I called mynTA about one flight change yesterday and was 4old I have not one but four flight changes two are ok but the other two are going to leave us exhausted! I am really hoping for no more changes but this far out I don't like my chances. So we arrive in L.A. after a huge flight via Hawaii at 9.30pm to have to be back at the airport by 6am i am hoping we actually wake up amd make it! the only alternative was a flight that wouldn't get us intonEs Orleans until after midnight that night! Our other changer saw us getting up at 3am to fly from Orlando to L.A. so we have changed it to a 7pm flight that will get us to L.A. around 10pm. Let's hope they move that one forward an hour!
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