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Old 02-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
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Great start! And great idea to rent a car AND use DME for the luggage. We have never rented a car, we always rely on the Disney transportation. Less stress finding our way around, parking, etc. Although there are definitely times when I've thought it would be more convenient to have a car.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #32
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I lurked on your last report but I hope to join in more on this one. Great start.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #33
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We've never rented a car at Disney, but I have always pondered the thought.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #34
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Great arch photo! I was totally impressed and then scrolled down and you are right - Franklin won that contest. Still, your photo is better than any that I've ever managed.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #35
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Great start! I think you got a great shot of the arch. Better than anything I ever got. How did you do that? Lean out into the aisle? Jump up and stand next to the driver?

I always do DME. We rented a car once for one full day. That was it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #36
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Love, love, love the matching sweatshirts!! Where did you get them?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #37
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Fantastic start to your trip!

You guys look pretty good for so early in the morning. Love the two pictures

Brilliant solution to the luggage/rent a car situation!!! You did have to split up for a bit, but so worth it to not have to deal with your luggage.

Cute pictures of the DME movie.

Both arch pictures were great! Which leads me to a question more commonly posted to Franklin- what camera do you use?

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #38
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I'm here and looking forward to hearing all about the fun!

Very savvy of you to do both the rental car and DME...I love it!! I don't know how they determine the order of the stops...it seems to be different every time...and mine is usually last. "Torture" to be so close and yet so far stopping at all the other resorts first.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #39
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Great start! And great idea to rent a car AND use DME for the luggage. We have never rented a car, we always rely on the Disney transportation. Less stress finding our way around, parking, etc. Although there are definitely times when I've thought it would be more convenient to have a car.
Thanks Wendy! We had definitely been fine in the past relying solely on Disney transportation. But what we learned from having a car on this trip, is that it was nice not having to factor in an hour to get to or from anywhere. It made the trip feel less frantic.

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I lurked on your last report but I hope to join in more on this one. Great start.
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We've never rented a car at Disney, but I have always pondered the thought.
I think it can be worth it if it won't break the bank. We're lucky, with just the two of us, we don't need a huge rental car.

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Great arch photo! I was totally impressed and then scrolled down and you are right - Franklin won that contest. Still, your photo is better than any that I've ever managed.
Thanks Janet. Trust me, I know I could never compete with Franklin's photos! I'm always just happy when my pictures turn out in focus!

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Great start! I think you got a great shot of the arch. Better than anything I ever got. How did you do that? Lean out into the aisle? Jump up and stand next to the driver?

I always do DME. We rented a car once for one full day. That was it.
I was leaning pretty far into the aisle, luckily no one in the two rows in front of me had the same idea!

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Fantastic start to your trip!

You guys look pretty good for so early in the morning. Love the two pictures

Brilliant solution to the luggage/rent a car situation!!! You did have to split up for a bit, but so worth it to not have to deal with your luggage.

Cute pictures of the DME movie.

Both arch pictures were great! Which leads me to a question more commonly posted to Franklin- what camera do you use?

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Makeup does wonders that early in the morning! I used our point and shoot, a Sony HX9V. I call it the miracle camera, I can actually take photos that don't suck with it.

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I'm here and looking forward to hearing all about the fun!

Very savvy of you to do both the rental car and DME...I love it!! I don't know how they determine the order of the stops...it seems to be different every time...and mine is usually last. "Torture" to be so close and yet so far stopping at all the other resorts first.

Adorable sweatshirts!
The DME/rental car split worked out really well for us. And I'm with you on the DME stops. There's one common thread, no matter which resort you're headed to, there is ALWAYS too many stops! Just get me to my resort already!

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #40
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Fun photos! So nice of the airline to bring you a celebratory drink.
We have done both ME and had a car. The last couple of times we went as a family, we drove instead of flew.
I have to say that having the car really made dinner ressies easy. It was really fast to drive on over to the resort and then be able to just jump back in the car and head to Boardwalk or POR for some evening entertainment. Not having to wait for the bus was awesome!
We never had any trouble being allowed to park at the resorts for dinner, shopping, or just a wander around.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:20 AM   #41
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:55 AM   #42
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Thank you. Waiting for the next parts
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:48 AM   #43
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Joining in from the January Facebook page! Excited to read your TR! We have never rented a car at disney. Always used their transportation.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #44
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #45
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I'm here! This is Danielle from the Jan 13 FB group.

Love all of the photos so far! Our trips overlapped by a day (we left the morning of the 27th)... Anyway, can't wait to hear all about yours! Our in-laws were there while you guys were, interested to see how your trip was in terms of crowds in comparison to our trip!
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