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Old 05-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #151
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Wow - thanks! Glad you are here! That's so funny that we are two towns over but "meet" in a pre-trip report. We live on the western edge of Mahopac near the Taconic Parkway ... right up the road from Holy Smoke bar-b-q if you know where that is.

Hope that you get the Aladdin tickets for your birthday - we definitely enjoyed it! I think that is now becoming one of my bigger worries - that in the future we won't be able to "slum it" at a moderate anymore. Though, I guess if that is my biggest problem my life is pretty darn good
Yup, we've been to Holy Smokes a few times over the years! Too funny!

I LOVE the alphabet photo montage idea! A video sounds great, too-- the best ones I've seen on YouTube capture peoples'/kids' reactions to things like Wishes, a ride, etc. Photos are awesome but video is way much dynamic/obviously captures a lot more!
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:41 PM   #152
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Hello - I am now following your PTR because we'll be at WDW the same time as you and it looks like we have some of the same park days and ADR's! So, I'm sure we'll bump into you and your family multiple times. It will be me, DH, and twin DD's (age 9). We also live outside of NYC, but in NJ. We try to take our girls as much as we can to B'way too. Hoping for Aladdin this summer or fall. This is our very first trip to WDW.

These are the park days/ADR's that coincide with yours-
Mon, 8/25: HK afternoon and 5:30 ADR HBD for Fantasmic
Tues, 8/26: AK 8:10 ADR Tusker House
Wed, 8/27: MK 8:25 ADR CP (I know you have CRT). Hoping for an Anna and Elsa FP too for my Frozen obsessed daughters!
We arrive on 8/21 and will be leaving the evening of 8/27. Staying at BC.

Anyway, hope to run into you and your family
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:23 PM   #153
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The videos are a lot of fun to go back and watch, plus they can help jog your memory while doing the TR. Probably my favorite thing we did with video was turn our December 2010 clips into movie trailers (using iMovie's templates). They're kind-of hilarious (you can find them in my TR, if you're bored). Cool idea on the letters. I'm too tired to think of ideas tonight, but sounds like you've got a lot of good ones.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:19 AM   #154
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That is such a cool idea, love it!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:43 AM   #155
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Cool idea!

A- Alice in Wonderland
M- Monsters Inc
S-Sulley
T - Three Caballeros

I was thinking "Good Life" by One Republic would be an awesome song (since they used that song in Disney commercials) but you would have to get the edited version
Thank you - and thanks for the suggestions. Alice is a great one as are the Three Cabaleros since we always hit up Mexican It's a Small World!


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Yup, we've been to Holy Smokes a few times over the years! Too funny!

I LOVE the alphabet photo montage idea! A video sounds great, too-- the best ones I've seen on YouTube capture peoples'/kids' reactions to things like Wishes, a ride, etc. Photos are awesome but video is way much dynamic/obviously captures a lot more!
It is a small world after all, isn't it!

Thank you. We do put together a photo collage after each trip but would like to try a video as well just to see how it comes out and if it is worth the effort


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The videos are a lot of fun to go back and watch, plus they can help jog your memory while doing the TR. Probably my favorite thing we did with video was turn our December 2010 clips into movie trailers (using iMovie's templates). They're kind-of hilarious (you can find them in my TR, if you're bored). Cool idea on the letters. I'm too tired to think of ideas tonight, but sounds like you've got a lot of good ones.
Thanks - and good point about helping out with writing the TR - otherwise I wind up taking pictures of things just to have it in order where we went, etc.

That sounds like a fun idea to make the movie trailers! Picturing a lot of them starting with a deep voice that says "In a world ....."
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #156
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Hello - I am now following your PTR because we'll be at WDW the same time as you and it looks like we have some of the same park days and ADR's! So, I'm sure we'll bump into you and your family multiple times. It will be me, DH, and twin DD's (age 9). We also live outside of NYC, but in NJ. We try to take our girls as much as we can to B'way too. Hoping for Aladdin this summer or fall. This is our very first trip to WDW.

These are the park days/ADR's that coincide with yours-
Mon, 8/25: HK afternoon and 5:30 ADR HBD for Fantasmic
Tues, 8/26: AK 8:10 ADR Tusker House
Wed, 8/27: MK 8:25 ADR CP (I know you have CRT). Hoping for an Anna and Elsa FP too for my Frozen obsessed daughters!
We arrive on 8/21 and will be leaving the evening of 8/27. Staying at BC.

Anyway, hope to run into you and your family
Welcome and thanks! And Congrats on your first trip to The World!

Very cool that our trips overlap and even the parks/meals so much! It would be great to Meet up at some point! I am sure Olivia would love to meet your daughters!


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That is such a cool idea, love it!!
Thanks Alexis! Hopefully it actually works out
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:25 PM   #157
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Ooh Contemporary upgrade! Jealous. Though I can't be too jealous right now since Marie and I might be heading up to a Deluxe for September(? It's up in the air right now so I don't want to jinx it by saying that it'll for sure happen).

The alphabet is a great idea. If you're missing anything obvious that hasn't been pointed out I'm missing it right now too :P

As for the video it's a great idea. Sometimes I just turned on the camera and recorded last week, just random things with no consequence even and I love the videos already. I've got one of everyone at a dinner reservation, a couple from waiting in line, etc. Just doing normal conversations (plus on improv-musical from Veronica and Merrranda that is A+ work) that I'm glad that I recorded because there are some gems in there. But the question thing is a good idea too, it could give a launching point.
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[QUOTE=TheMaxRebo;51484255]Welcome and thanks! And Congrats on your first trip to The World!

Very cool that our trips overlap and even the parks/meals so much! It would be great to Meet up at some point! I am sure Olivia would love to meet your daughters!

Absolutely! PM me if you are ever heading into the city on a weekend and maybe our girls can meet before WDW. If not, we'll definitely have to meet you when we are there. Even though I've been doing a ton of research, it's still our first trip and we'll need all the advice we can! Very excited!
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Ooh Contemporary upgrade! Jealous. Though I can't be too jealous right now since Marie and I might be heading up to a Deluxe for September(? It's up in the air right now so I don't want to jinx it by saying that it'll for sure happen).
ooh, very exciting! (*and I did knock on wood when I typed that*)

I hope it works out Amber!


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The alphabet is a great idea. If you're missing anything obvious that hasn't been pointed out I'm missing it right now too :P

As for the video it's a great idea. Sometimes I just turned on the camera and recorded last week, just random things with no consequence even and I love the videos already. I've got one of everyone at a dinner reservation, a couple from waiting in line, etc. Just doing normal conversations (plus on improv-musical from Veronica and Merrranda that is A+ work) that I'm glad that I recorded because there are some gems in there. But the question thing is a good idea too, it could give a launching point.
Thanks for the thoughts - and I think just capturing some regular conversation will be great too - little kids say some funny things completely on accident at times
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Absolutely! PM me if you are ever heading into the city on a weekend and maybe our girls can meet before WDW. If not, we'll definitely have to meet you when we are there. Even though I've been doing a ton of research, it's still our first trip and we'll need all the advice we can! Very excited!
Sounds great ... definitely open to any questions you may have. Also happy to share my planning spreadsheets if that would be of help!
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Yeah! I love CR - when I was young, my parents and I stayed there with a MK view - it was magical and both Peter and Olivia I'm sure will love it!

Congrats on baby Emma - I hope mom-to-be is doing well!

I've never done an edited video either; have stuck to photos and montages set to music, but after watching the video Fantasyland_Mom's DH put together, I'm pondering if I could whip something up 1/2 as good. If you haven't seen it - take a look.
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Yeah! I love CR - when I was young, my parents and I stayed there with a MK view - it was magical and both Peter and Olivia I'm sure will love it!

Congrats on baby Emma - I hope mom-to-be is doing well!

I've never done an edited video either; have stuck to photos and montages set to music, but after watching the video Fantasyland_Mom's DH put together, I'm pondering if I could whip something up 1/2 as good. If you haven't seen it - take a look.
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Thank you for asking - Judi is doing quite well. Recently passed her glucose test, which she was happy about.

Thanks for the link - very aware of Jenn's videos, they do a great job! Loved her previous one too - especially the part focussed on the Poly with the song from Lilo and Stitch in the background!
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Using that song is a great idea ... only thing is, that is the song I used the last time behind the photo montage

http://youtu.be/rkE9yLEcW40

Thanks for sharing that!!! That song makes me so freaking happy!

I LOVE the alphabet idea!! Really cool!!
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Thanks for sharing that!!! That song makes me so freaking happy!

I LOVE the alphabet idea!! Really cool!!
thanks! I love that song too - as do my kids ... especially the "whoo - hoooo" part

Glad you like the idea -> I've actually started to work on it, just to see if it is possible and I think it will work out well! Challenge will be getting enough Q and X related images. Thinking for at least those I will also just look for letters on signs (like taking the "X" from the "Here you exit .... " sign)
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Congrats on the Contemporary upgrade! That will be so convenient for you and your family!

Love your alphabet photo idea!
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