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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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:) 1st timer booked for October cant wait.

We booked yesterday to go at the end of October for 2 weeks. We will be there for halloween.

Any advice appreciated we are staying in a villa in Highgate park.

Got 2 girls who will be 7 &3 so will want to do a couple of character meals thinking chef mickey for my youngest and cinderellas table for my eldest.

I am so excited can not wait. We have still got to purchase our park tickets yet
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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We booked yesterday to go at the end of October for 2 weeks. We will be there for halloween.

Any advice appreciated we are staying in a villa in Highgate park.

Got 2 girls who will be 7 &3 so will want to do a couple of character meals thinking chef mickey for my youngest and cinderellas table for my eldest.

I am so excited can not wait. We have still got to purchase our park tickets yet



There is something very special about your first visit to WDW...your girls are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it as are you.
You are going at a wonderful time as well IMO, MK looks fantastic done up for Halloween and as soon as Halloween is over the Christmas decs all start to go up so you'll see a bit of them as well. Fantastic...

Ask away on this board there are loads of people who will help with any question no matter how little you may think it is..
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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I agree with vanda,your first trip is extra special.

you will have a fabulous time,it's amazing.
Halloween is huge in the USA,you'll have a great time at that time of year.
enjoy your planning,and have a wonderful time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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A great thing to do with the kids is go trick or treatin around Celebration, all the houses are decorated so well, the americans know how to celebrate halloween!
loads of kids and adults dress up and residents sit on their porches with big cauldrons of candy to give out
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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A great thing to do with the kids is go trick or treatin around Celebration, all the houses are decorated so well, the americans know how to celebrate halloween!
loads of kids and adults dress up and residents sit on their porches with big cauldrons of candy to give out
Didn't know this Netty - we may have to partake as we will be there for Halloween too!
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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thank you everyone the more I hear the more I look forward to it
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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hay congrats yeah something real special about going to disneyworld for the first time when you walk into main street and see this huge castle... disneyland california was the first one i saw when i was a kid ...

things to do and tips

whatever age you are see all the characters its part of the fun and they are great

talk to cast members you never know what will happen - i remember one i spoke to once could do some amazing magic tricks and juggling

use photo pass and when you get home get online and use the great borders .. and order the CD ... its only 130 if your doing meals get photo pass + you can put meals and many rides on your CD at no extra charge

you can pre order and its cheaper

http://www.disneyphotopass.com/

if your are there at halloween they do a not so scary halloween ticketed event that is great its extra about $50 but well worth it .. in just sweets (you get loads) and the special parade and hallowishes fireworks ...

the dis website has lots of information on halloween

http://www.wdwinfo.com/holidays/halloween.htm

do as many of the show and ride as you can dont be scared of them

you should do universal as well but with your kids ages avoid the universal horror nights its scary stick to disney for halloween but do check out harry potter at islands of adventure

above all PLAN create a spread sheet go onto the dis for the opening times and decide which parks you are going to ... it is really important to create a plan do not just wing it .. as your not onsite you cannot use magic hours when doing the plan avoid parks that have magic hours on that day go to another those parks with magic hours tend to be fuller ... as the onsite guests are making use of the magic hours .. (they can enter the park earlier and stay later than off site guests)

goto this for park hours oct-nov should be up in a few months

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/hours.htm

look at the rides and create a list with your kids of what you would like to see and go on... they will love the new fantasy land ...

there is so much more to tell you really stoked for you its a cool experience the first time .. oh yeah in your plan make sure you have break days for pool and shopping ... good to stay away from parks every now and then
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We booked yesterday to go at the end of October for 2 weeks. We will be there for halloween.

Any advice appreciated we are staying in a villa in Highgate park.

Got 2 girls who will be 7 &3 so will want to do a couple of character meals thinking chef mickey for my youngest and cinderellas table for my eldest.

I am so excited can not wait. We have still got to purchase our park tickets yet
by the way chef mickeys is good and easy enough to get into ... as for cinderella's its good and also nearly impossible to get onto you could try

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in epcot its a really nice place and you will see loads of princesses and its a little more relaxed and less busy so the characters have lots of time with guests

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.ID=126

make sure you get the disney tickets in the UK we get special deal on 14 day tickets
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Didn't know this Netty - we may have to partake as we will be there for Halloween too!
Its brilliant the houses are out of this world!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #11
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We were there at the same time for October 2012, with our three girls, age 12, 8 and 5. I have written a trip report - feel free to have a look! It was WONDERFUL. You will have a fantastic time.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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Minniemousefan thank you for all the advice and links I really appreciate it.

Looks like I will have to get my organising hat on lol.

Joolz thanks I will take a look at your repory
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