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Old 07-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #76
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One month from right now we will be on the plane to Tampa!!
Now the Days will really fly by!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #77
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One month from right now we will be on the plane to Tampa!!
Ahhh! So jealous/excited for you!

I have decided since we can't plan a trip anytime soon, to curb my planning bug I am figuring out the best use for my points for all the DVC resorts.

It's time consuming and satisfies my need for a spreadsheet

Also, did I tell you we are closing on a VWL contract in a few weeks??! It will probably be right around the time you are down there. I am so excited ... and a little nervous

Between the closing and Bob talking about going back to school AGAIN that is what is holding me up from setting anything in stone right now. I am sad to not be going back this year again, but I have been watching a ton of Disney shows on Youtube and listening to Subsonic to tide me over.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #78
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Now the Days will really fly by!
I bet they will!!

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Ahhh! So jealous/excited for you!

I have decided since we can't plan a trip anytime soon, to curb my planning bug I am figuring out the best use for my points for all the DVC resorts.

It's time consuming and satisfies my need for a spreadsheet

Also, did I tell you we are closing on a VWL contract in a few weeks??! It will probably be right around the time you are down there. I am so excited ... and a little nervous

Between the closing and Bob talking about going back to school AGAIN that is what is holding me up from setting anything in stone right now. I am sad to not be going back this year again, but I have been watching a ton of Disney shows on Youtube and listening to Subsonic to tide me over.

Thanks!

Well that sounds like a good plan to keep your mind occupied!!

I think you did mention the new contract. Congrats! Hope it all works out for you guys.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #79
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Cool that you will get to test the magic band deal! Looking forward to hearing about it upon your return! I prefer others to be the guinea pigs and work out the kinks before I do things!

One month!! WOOHOO!
One month from now I will be in the car. Still. for about another 10 hours!
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Yay Mari!!!!! SO excited you'll finally be going back! I know you have been waiting forever

Side note - Holy crap, is Marissa really 8?????
I know can u believe how old she has gotten. time flies by...... I have been waiting forever but May is not getting canceled.... That's my goal lol....

Disney here we come!!!!! May 2014
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Cool that you will get to test the magic band deal! Looking forward to hearing about it upon your return! I prefer others to be the guinea pigs and work out the kinks before I do things!

One month!! WOOHOO!
One month from now I will be in the car. Still. for about another 10 hours!
Thanks for letting me be your guinea pig!!

Not long now until our trips!!


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Well I just went back and read all the way thru since I have been trying to keep up on an itty bitty phone screen for 20 days. Feeling like I'm still

Yay for 1 day less than one month now. Sorry I'm behind. There's always an excuse to have a celebration, though.

And OMG--- you get the magic bands! LUCKY!!! I would love to do that. I think. Maybe? Okay maybe not. Oh heck IDK. I will read about your experiences though and be excited to hear about them!!

Okay now that I'm home and caught up I pinky swear that I will be here checking in daily, sometimes more than once a day.
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Well I just went back and read all the way thru since I have been trying to keep up on an itty bitty phone screen for 20 days. Feeling like I'm still

Yay for 1 day less than one month now. Sorry I'm behind. There's always an excuse to have a celebration, though.

And OMG--- you get the magic bands! LUCKY!!! I would love to do that. I think. Maybe? Okay maybe not. Oh heck IDK. I will read about your experiences though and be excited to hear about them!!

Okay now that I'm home and caught up I pinky swear that I will be here checking in daily, sometimes more than once a day.


Hey!! Welcome home! I bet you are so glad to be back home.

Yep, less than 1 month now! Well actually tomorrow will be 1 month until WDW!!

Yeah, pretty exciting stuff getting to try out the Magicbands!! May end well and it may not. Who knows. But I'm going to give it a try!

You better be checking in daily now!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #84
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Should we start with MK first?!







We will go to MK 2 times on this trip. With the heat there is no way we will last an entire day at any park. So, one time we will go to MK at rope drop and stay until about 1:00 or 2:00, or until the heat stops us! And the other time we will get to MK around 2:00 or 3:00 and stay until after Wishes.


Rides/Attractions we LOVE and must do at MK:
Peter Pan
It's a Small World
Mickey's Philharmagic
Space Mountain
Buzzlightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland Transit Authority
Jungle Cruise
Pirates of the Caribbean
Big Thunder Mountain RR
Haunted Mansion
Little Mermaid
Wishes


Rides/Attractions we like and do often, but not every time at MK:
Winnie the Pooh
Dumbo
Goofy's Barnstormer
Monster's Inc Laugh Floor
Splash Mountain
WDW RR
Cinderella's Golden Carousel
Mad Tea Party
Swiss Family Treehouse
Share a Dream Come True Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade


Rides/Attractions we think are okay and only sometimes do at MK:
Winnie the Pooh
Aladdin's Magic Carpets
Tiki Birds
Country Bear Jamboree
Carousel of Progress
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
Astro Orbiter
Hall of Presidents
Tom Sawyer Island
Liberty Square Riverboat



I think the only thing we have not done at MK is:
Stitch's Great Escape


I'm not sure what all we will hit at MK on this trip. Due to the heat I am not planning on doing it all, that's for sure! Definitely everything on the first list. Anything beyond that will be a bonus. I'd like to try and do a few things that we haven't done for a long time – maybe Country Bears and I don't know what else.... Of course I've been saying we should do the Country Bears again since our very fist trip in 2005 when DS11 (4 then) fell asleep in there!

We like to hit MK one day at rope drop. We head right for Fantasyland! We really enjoy those rides and like to do them first thing so we aren't stuck waiting in a long line for them later. From Fantasyland we usually go to Tomorrowland next. Then cut across to Adventureland and then Frontierland and Liberty Square. After that we just wing it! And we usually head out of the park somewhere between 1:00-3:00.

On another MK day we like to have a nice relaxing morning at our resort, a CS lunch, maybe do some swimming, and then head to MK in the afternoon. Maybe around 2:00-3:00. Then we stay for the entire evening and for Wishes!


One more wonderful thing that I must mention about MK – Dole Whip Floats!! No trip is complete without one!




But, we will talk about MK dining in another post.....







Up Next: Epcot Plans


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Old 07-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #85
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Country Bears...

I'm with you on everything except going to the Country Bears. There is a reason that you haven't been back in there since 2005. Don't do it Shelly! You know you'll regret it if you do!



All your other plans sounds wonderful though. I'd have to do the same thing if I went in August (leaving the parks mid-day). That's the perfect time to hit the pool! We love touring the parks at night too. Everything looks so different then and some of the rides are really cool after dark!
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I'm with Rinky. Country Bears is just time you will never get back! I'd rather be waiting in a line than watch that show.

I think I'd hit splash on a nice hot afternoon!

Isn't Main Street Electrical Parade gone now? Or was it Spectro that they dumped? I get so confused!


So Jo's been here once today. Let's she when she resurfaces...
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Country Bears...

I'm with you on everything except going to the Country Bears. There is a reason that you haven't been back in there since 2005. Don't do it Shelly! You know you'll regret it if you do!



All your other plans sounds wonderful though. I'd have to do the same thing if I went in August (leaving the parks mid-day). That's the perfect time to hit the pool! We love touring the parks at night too. Everything looks so different then and some of the rides are really cool after dark!
It was pretty stupid!! I just thought it might be a good place to duck into for a rest & some AC!!

Yeah, we probably won't last too long in the parks in the heat! But that's okay, hopefully the crowds will be super low like the last time we were there in August and we will get to do lots in a short amount of time.


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I'm with Rinky. Country Bears is just time you will never get back! I'd rather be waiting in a line than watch that show.

I think I'd hit splash on a nice hot afternoon!

Isn't Main Street Electrical Parade gone now? Or was it Spectro that they dumped? I get so confused!


So Jo's been here once today. Let's she when she resurfaces...

Boy, you guys are rough on the Country Bears!!

I only like to hit Splash if we are about to leave the park. Just hate walking around wet. Even when it's hot out!

I think MSEP is still there and Spectro is gone. I wish they would bring Spectro back!!
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Country Bears?! The horror!!!

I am with Rinky and Sheree. I'd rather sit thru five back to back showings of Stitch's Great Escape than one Country Bears. I don't know why. It's just so........ ooooh boy. Bad. Really really bad. And I hate Stitch. Both of those shows/rides I think should just go way away and never return.
Do either of them have loyal lovers?? Just curious.

The heat in August- well at least you know it's going to be hot and you have been dealing with humidity in PGH for awhile now so it won't be like coming in from the frozen tundra and be a shock to your system. Your touring style is perfect for that weather!!

Question--- do you buy trip insurance? I never have before. But when I called to pay off the trip this time the lady asked if I wanted it and for some reason I bought it. I guess I figured I might as well since you never know bc it's Hurricane Season. I was just wondering what you do, Ms Travel Agent.

You are right--- so happy to be home. I just took a two hour nap. You KNOW I'm exhausted when I do that! My body can't get used to the time differences I've been thru. I counted it up and I packed up, moved and repacked a total of 10 times this trip. Holy cow.

And Sheree- girl you crazy. I'm here even when I'm not. Or wait. Is it that I'm not here even when I am? Oh good grief. I don't know.
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oooh, AND I have some inside scoop.

I know someone at WDW. In the interest of privacy I can't say who they are or what they do, but they work behind the scenes so it isn't someone that is just a CM at a ride in a park who hears rumors. They hear things from Imagineers and such.

Spectro has been taken apart. Dismantled is the word they used. It is no more. They said it's just really messed up, that it was falling apart. Just heard it last week.

So sad. Really miss it.
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Country Bears?! The horror!!!

I am with Rinky and Sheree. I'd rather sit thru five back to back showings of Stitch's Great Escape than one Country Bears. I don't know why. It's just so........ ooooh boy. Bad. Really really bad. And I hate Stitch. Both of those shows/rides I think should just go way away and never return.
Do either of them have loyal lovers?? Just curious.

The heat in August- well at least you know it's going to be hot and you have been dealing with humidity in PGH for awhile now so it won't be like coming in from the frozen tundra and be a shock to your system. Your touring style is perfect for that weather!!

Question--- do you buy trip insurance? I never have before. But when I called to pay off the trip this time the lady asked if I wanted it and for some reason I bought it. I guess I figured I might as well since you never know bc it's Hurricane Season. I was just wondering what you do, Ms Travel Agent.

You are right--- so happy to be home. I just took a two hour nap. You KNOW I'm exhausted when I do that! My body can't get used to the time differences I've been thru. I counted it up and I packed up, moved and repacked a total of 10 times this trip. Holy cow.

And Sheree- girl you crazy. I'm here even when I'm not. Or wait. Is it that I'm not here even when I am? Oh good grief. I don't know.

The poor Country Bears!! Does anyone even go in there ever??? I don't think I've ever seen anyone mention it in a TR on here. I really don't remember much about it, it was 8 years ago!

Never been in the Stitch ride/show or whatever it is!! Just no interest. Never heard a good thing about it.

Yep, sure am used to the heat & humidity right about now. Think we hit 93 today. We should be good to go! Nope, never bought trip insurance. Probably not a bad idea for an August trip during Hurricane season. So far I think I have only had one client buy insurance and it was for a cruise.

Well, we are all glad you are back! Hope you are getting all rested up!!


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oooh, AND I have some inside scoop.

I know someone at WDW. In the interest of privacy I can't say who they are or what they do, but they work behind the scenes so it isn't someone that is just a CM at a ride in a park who hears rumors. They hear things from Imagineers and such.

Spectro has been taken apart. Dismantled is the word they used. It is no more. They said it's just really messed up, that it was falling apart. Just heard it last week.

So sad. Really miss it.
Interesting.... why would they do that???
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