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Old 05-21-2014, 02:10 PM   #166
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Unless something crazy happens with my COPD, I will be scheduled to work on both those days. Then on June 14th, I'm off on the Disney Fantasy again for a week! I can't wait to see you and the family!!!!!!

I'm so excited. Just got done getting ALL the Fast Passes for when Jeanne and Lily are here and got exactly what I wanted for every day I wanted. Also got all the dining we wanted with the princesses and characters. Now if I could only figure out a way to cool it off a bit while they are here.
Woohoo I bet you are excited for the cruise ! I was able to get FP+ for Anna & Elsa & SDMT myself, so excited !!!! See you real soon. I week from today and we will be Disney World
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:24 PM   #167
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Unless something crazy happens with my COPD, I will be scheduled to work on both those days. Then on June 14th, I'm off on the Disney Fantasy again for a week! I can't wait to see you and the family!!!!!! I'm so excited. Just got done getting ALL the Fast Passes for when Jeanne and Lily are here and got exactly what I wanted for every day I wanted. Also got all the dining we wanted with the princesses and characters. Now if I could only figure out a way to cool it off a bit while they are here.
Awesome!!!! Exciting about your cruise!!! :-)
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #168
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9 days until we are back at the BC Doing my happy dance
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:40 PM   #169
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Hi All,

What a great thread! I am excited to be returning to the YC after a 5 year absence. I feel terrible that my 15 yr old daughter has not been to Disney in 5 years, though I snuck in a trip there by adding days to a business trip couple years back.
We will be at YC from 7/26/14-8/3/14 with my DD and mother/grandmother. My mom has not done Disney with us in over 10 years and I am wondering about how to manage, as she cant walk far and long. She has never used a scooter or other devices, but I know she can't do the parks walking alot anymore with some issues. If we do rent a scooter while in the parks, does this mean it stays with us the whole time? I've never paid any attention to them, whether it's like a mini car, with a key and you park it, or does it come back to the hotel room? It seems Disney rentals are very expensive and I have seen others more reasonable, but we are not sure if a scooter is more of a hassle. She can walk up and down stairs, get on a bus, but it's the long time at parks that's the problem. So is this worth it to use, then she would have to use the scooter on the bus back to hotel, etc?
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Plenty of people will have the scooter answer to your post. I'm going to put forth another concern for your consideration...

Your trip is not unlike one where you have to factor in the considerations of people on the trip with different touring abilities. For instance everyone knows that taking little kids means that you are doing the mornings and are back in the room at night for bed time. (This is generally speaking). Older people often do not have the desire or the stamina to keep on doing Disney after more than a few hours.

So with this in mind you just have to realize that you are on two different touring styles, teen and Grandmom.

I know you are asking about the scooter but I just wanted to let you know that when we tried to take the older generation along on a trip years ago it became a problem where the old timer wanted everyone to stick to his schedule of only 4 hours in the park with 2 spent eating and the rest spent back at the hotel entertaining him unless he was sleeping.

Now I'm not saying that your trip is going to turn out like this but I would like to put forth an idea which may help you be more successful in navigating this teen/ Grandmom trip where more people will be happy...

Consider taking along a friend, possibly another teen so that your Daughter can go and do Disney with her friend while you and Grandmom go off for a couple of hours a day in your Disney vacation direction. You can still do things together depending on how Grandmom is holding up. Meals and mornings are great for that. But When Grandmom gets tired and needs a break Daughter can keep going with her friend and you can decide if you go back to the room with Grandmom or keep going with your daughter or perhaps go off on your own.

Definitely talk to Grandmom and see what she thinks she can manage and try to get an idea of what her expectations are for the trip. We were blindsided when our trip with my father in law turned into a disaster because he felt he was entitled to control everyone's itinerary.

Like I said, I'm not saying that your trip is going to turn out like this. I'm just saying to realize that you are on two different trips, Grandmom and Teen and that you need to plan accordingly. Make sure that both of those factions as well as your own needs are considered and you will have a great trip. Don't assume that any one person has the desire to keep up with anyone else's touring plan. As long as everyone going has reasonable expectations about what the other is able/willing to do then people will understand when it is time for this one to keep going while that one takes a break. It's best that this is talked about and understood before the trip.

So that's just my two cents. Take it with a grain of salt but when ever I see posts about those multi-generational trips I remember the pitfalls that I experienced when we failed to realize the different directions that everyone was going to need to go in. Disney has something for everyone, and it can be overwhelming unless some thought is put into a trip before hand. It's ok to go hard and it's ok to take it easy. As long as everybody understands that and is willing to split up when they need to... things will turn out great!

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Old 05-21-2014, 02:46 PM   #170
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Thanks for this... I've spent the last half hour stalking Jackie Miller and her husband's vacay ... and I'm just gonna keep going!

So excited for December 15th!!! When will it get here!?!
I can't find part 8
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:06 PM   #171
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really old?

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Sorry, this is kinda but related to my upcoming BC stay so I thought I would ask...

On the old thread someone mentioned that if you place your GG order more than 60 days out you get a discount. I looked on the site and didn't see anything about it. Does anyone have any additional information or OP if you are still out there can you provide some more information.
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How old was that thread? I don't recall ever hearing about such a thing. We ordered from Garden Grocer in 2012.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:07 PM   #172
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I can't find part 8
Here's part 8:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNBr...0A17968F516E67

And here's her page where she also has one earlier vacay documented: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFj...MtYe4IwRflDmwg
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:18 PM   #173
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Teena - sounds like a fabulous summer for you!

Our park tickets came today!!!!

First time without APs since 2004. We got the 10 day water park and more park hoppers. If things go well this trip we'll trade up to APs before we go.
Had a few bumps last year so waiting to see before we upgrade.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:58 PM   #174
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I had a dream last night that we got to WDW and they forgot to send us our fast passes. My mind must be really thinking Disney!!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:29 PM   #175
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My nephew will be visiting us (they live in Orlando) at the BC for DD's grad party. I know he won't be able to swim at SAB but would he be able to do the quiet pool?
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #176
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How old was that thread? I don't recall ever hearing about such a thing. We ordered from Garden Grocer in 2012.
Here is the original post and my reply

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Dee thank you for starting the new thread!!! Also heads up to anyone using garden grocer, be sure to order 90 days or more out for 20% discount. I missed it by 5 days but still got 10% off.

Also question, dd has appt at BBB at 8 what time should we catch a bus to MK?
Thanks for that helpful tip!

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I don't think there would be a problem with that
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:51 PM   #177
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Congrats!!! It's kind of like Willie Wonka's Golden Ticket, huh??? Were you also able to get the Mine Train? Just curious how difficult that one has been to get!!!
Yes! We had no problem getting the Mine Train! I think our biggest problem with not getting the exact day we wanted for Anna & Elsa was because there are 12 of us. I could any day I put in for a smaller number.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:48 PM   #178
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Yes! We had no problem getting the Mine Train! I think our biggest problem with not getting the exact day we wanted for Anna & Elsa was because there are 12 of us. I could any day I put in for a smaller number.
Search for the smaller number and book it. Then go back in and copy the FP+ plan to the other members.
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How old was that thread? I don't recall ever hearing about such a thing. We ordered from Garden Grocer in 2012.
Nope it was the one that just closed. It was bugging me so I looked again and found it. (Don't know if it was because I was on a desktop compared to my previous searches on my phone). Anyway, it is a link says order early and save or something like that. More than 60 days is 10% off your subtotal and I think 5% for more than 30 days.
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