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Old 06-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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Lol, only who is going. I'd like to take my dgs awhile school is out.
Whew! I thought it was a "Are we/Are we not going?" decision. We were going to have to talk some sense into you in that case!
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Yikes, tropical cyclone could develop around 6/25!!
UGH we had to drive home through Hurrican Sandy last October. Hoping we aren't on the road or in FL when this one hits!
We're leaving 6/20 and coming home 6/30.
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Okay been lurking for a bit.... we are in Kalamazoo Michigan and everyone thinks I'm nuts but it looks like it's quite a bit cheaper to drive to Orlando even though we have 4 kids (10,7,2,&4) and we're not gonna be able to go for a year or more but just going to hang out subscribe, read posts and learn for you all.... I'm not nuts to do it right? It seems to be much more economical even though not as convenient, but it's an experience also, right?!
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Okay been lurking for a bit.... we are in Kalamazoo Michigan and everyone thinks I'm nuts but it looks like it's quite a bit cheaper to drive to Orlando even though we have 4 kids (10,7,2,&4) and we're not gonna be able to go for a year or more but just going to hang out subscribe, read posts and learn for you all.... I'm not nuts to do it right? It seems to be much more economical even though not as convenient, but it's an experience also, right?!
It's what you make of it. We look at it as an adventure. And the bright side to driving: no worry about luggage weight and a TON MORE ROOM for souveniers!
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We drove to Disney from the Niagara Region in Ontario back in 2010 with a 1 year old (it was the day after her first birthday) and at the time 4 year old (son was turning 5 during the trip). I must say it was an adventure. Hardest part was keeping the 1 year old occupied. We drove straight through, and getting ready to do it again next year!!!! I think it will be easier to keep the kids occupied this time. Oh we also leave at supper time and drive through the night.
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OMG I've been SO busy that I haven't even checked in on the new thread yet!!!

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ill see if I can get some pics of her at work. they are going to be cross training her the week we are there so she wont be in the park to often but I will get some pics.

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OMG I've been SO busy that I haven't even checked in on the new thread yet!!!

Made our first ADR for our December trip last week! It's feeling real again!!!
Sharon!!!! I guess we are going to miss each other by about a week in December!!!! we are going down again for over Christmas. we are taking a Christmas tree again with us!! im sure briana will be working a lot but im sure she will get a day off along the week some where.
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Yikes, tropical cyclone could develop around 6/25!!
UGH we had to drive home through Hurrican Sandy last October. Hoping we aren't on the road or in FL when this one hits!
We're leaving 6/20 and coming home 6/30.
we are hurricane Wilma survivors!!!! it was to hit the day we were driving down. it slowed and hit 2 days after we checked in. we went to check in and I asked, are you still checking people in? the lady said yes, why do you ask?i said theres a cat. 3 coming!!!! she looked at me, said your from pa.? im from boston, a cat. 3 around here is like getting 6 inches of snow at home.
ok, I feel better now!!!! put it in terms I can understand!!!!

i didn't know a palm tree could bend like that and not snap off!!! I have video of it. we were at okw in a one bedroom. if you didn't look outside, you would never know it was going on.
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Okay been lurking for a bit.... we are in Kalamazoo Michigan and everyone thinks I'm nuts but it looks like it's quite a bit cheaper to drive to Orlando even though we have 4 kids (10,7,2,&4) and we're not gonna be able to go for a year or more but just going to hang out subscribe, read posts and learn for you all.... I'm not nuts to do it right? It seems to be much more economical even though not as convenient, but it's an experience also, right?!
I did it a few times, its all what you make of it. Im in outside sales and I drive almost 50k miles a year. for me, its just another day in the office.

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we are hurricane Wilma survivors!!!! it was to hit the day we were driving down. it slowed and hit 2 days after we checked in. we went to check in and I asked, are you still checking people in? the lady said yes, why do you ask?i said theres a cat. 3 coming!!!! she looked at me, said your from pa.? im from boston, a cat. 3 around here is like getting 6 inches of snow at home.
ok, I feel better now!!!! put it in terms I can understand!!!!

i didn't know a palm tree could bend like that and not snap off!!! I have video of it. we were at okw in a one bedroom. if you didn't look outside, you would never know it was going on.
LOL! We drove home through Hurricane Sandy this past Oct. as they shut down the railways at 2:00 pm while we were checking in for the autotrain!
Driving out 78 and being the only car on the road from Hamburg to Fogelsville was pretty creepy!
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LOL! We drove home through Hurricane Sandy this past Oct. as they shut down the railways at 2:00 pm while we were checking in for the autotrain!
Driving out 78 and being the only car on the road from Hamburg to Fogelsville was pretty creepy!
what day will you be getting down to wdw? we don't leave to come home till early sunday morning. if your going to be there next Friday or sat., shoot me a pm. maybe we can meet up and say hello. you can ask Sharon, im a creeper by my wife and daughter are ok.
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what day will you be getting down to wdw? we don't leave to come home till early sunday morning. if your going to be there next Friday or sat., shoot me a pm. maybe we can meet up and say hello. you can ask Sharon, im a creeper by my wife and daughter are ok.
We are heading down June 20th and arriving the 21st in the evening.
Planning on hitting MK on 6/22 as it is out 17th anniversary! I know it'll be packed but we're gonna take a break from 2-7!
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Oct.10-15, 2011 Crazy Columbus Crowds(did YES program) & cruised on the Dream Oct. 16-20
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Planning on hitting MK on 6/22 as it is out 17th anniversary! I know it'll be packed but we're gonna take a break from 2-7!
What time of day were you married on June 22, 1996? LOL My son was born at 5:32 pm that day!! Just found it funny!! Happy almost anniversary BTW!!!
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Have any of you fellow travelers ever purchased a pre-paid visa/mastercard to use during your travel to and from Disney? We used our cc when we drove to Miami, but I was always so hesitant due to increasing cc theft and fraud. I was doing research online and I know that there are fees associated with the purchase/use and that really doesn't bother me. What I am concerned about is actually being able to use it for lunches and dinners as well as gas. Any comments or experiences would be appreciated. TIA!!
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My wife my 3 children (14,8,6) are leaving in 1 week. We are driving down from Long Island. We are planning on driving straight through. My kids get out of school at 11:00 am and we plan on hopping in the car and leaving from there.
Any suggestions to keep the kids from killing each other and us from killing them?
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