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Old 08-26-2009, 04:00 PM   #736
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:35 PM   #737
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Toledo13....LOVE your YouTube video's!!! ToT is our favorite and I think I was screaming "Oh crap, Oh crap, Oh crap" too on my first ride. OK, I'm from NY and the Crap's were a word starting with F!!!!!! So excited that we have ressies at Teppan Edo on our last night. Looks awesome! Been to Benny Hanna in NYC but never saw a women doing the cooking, they said "No women cook" I told my DH to listen up and now I NO COOK too!

Thanks to everyone on this thread....I am almost finished with my shopping list. Got brand new Totes poncho's (did not like the idea of the throwaway kind because they are too flimsy, I will just make sure I dry them before rolling them up again) Got my glow sticks from Home Depot and of course my alien green mickey heads from their paint department! Hope to see some other DISers there too!

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #738
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Toledo13....LOVE your YouTube video's!!! ToT is our favorite and I think I was screaming "Oh crap, Oh crap, Oh crap" too on my first ride. OK, I'm from NY and the Crap's were a word starting with F!!!!!! So excited that we have ressies at Teppan Edo on our last night. Looks awesome! Been to Benny Hanna in NYC but never saw a women doing the cooking, they said "No women cook" I told my DH to listen up and now I NO COOK too!

Thanks to everyone on this thread....I am almost finished with my shopping list. Got brand new Totes poncho's (did not like the idea of the throwaway kind because they are too flimsy, I will just make sure I dry them before rolling them up again) Got my glow sticks from Home Depot and of course my alien green mickey heads from their paint department! Hope to see some other DISers there too!

Tina ------> Going 9/13-9/19.



I'm glad you liked it! Probably the most embarrassing thing of me on the internet... anything for my disers!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:44 PM   #739
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The best advice I ever got was always wear broken-in shoes. At the last minute, I left my new shoes behind and went with my crummy ones even though my mom said they looked horrible. It saved my feet big-time! Yes, you will do a CRAZY amount of walking so forget the new Nikes. Find the most comfortable shoes you have instead.
I second that advice! I brought what I THOUGHT were broken-in shoes (my regular workout shoes) on one of my trips. I ended up with a big blister on the bottom of my little toe the first day. Soooo glad I brought my oldest, crummiest shoes - they weren't pretty, but they did the job!
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:59 PM   #740
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For those with an Iphone (can I say hubby and I have had ours for a year now and LOVE THEM!)

There are Apps you can download

WDW Wait Times: This App gives you wait times of all the rides in the parks

UpinPoint: This is a map of MK along with hours and parade times, it also has a GPS guide on it.

Also WDW Secrets: Tells you little hidden secrets about WDW as well as where to find hidden Mickeys
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #741
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best tips

Bring a power strip for all electronics

make character "breakfast" a brunch at around 11 ish

Bring a collapsable hamper

Bribe the kids some afternoons....if you nap before dinner we can see the night parade/fireworks

Bring an over the door shoe organizer to keep everything neat and in one place...sunscreen, deoderant, tylenol.

Don't buy a pair shoes to wear to disney that you wouldn't jog at least a mile in.

Book BBBboutique they night before of the day you r going home...they can bring a little magic home with them!
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:29 PM   #742
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For those with an Iphone (can I say hubby and I have had ours for a year now and LOVE THEM!)

There are Apps you can download

WDW Wait Times: This App gives you wait times of all the rides in the parks

UpinPoint: This is a map of MK along with hours and parade times, it also has a GPS guide on it.

Also WDW Secrets: Tells you little hidden secrets about WDW as well as where to find hidden Mickeys

we also used one that was all about Disney Dining. That helped a lot. it had menus and what they offered!!
They have a ton on itunes for Disney. I only have an itouch but they all were still really helpful minus the GPS
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:25 AM   #743
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My other tip is to keep a small pack of Post it notes in your day pack to cover the little "eye" on the automatic Toilets. It has scared my niece when it would flush when she is still sitting on the seat. With the post it over the eye, it won't flush til you remove the paper. It has saved a few clothing changes when we've incountered these toilets in shopping malls in our home town.
Yes this is one of my top 5 tips. I have 2 little girls and use this in every bathroom at the World. Who needs a toilet flushing as soon as you sit down on it. If any of you have ever seen a Post-it stuck on the back of the stall wall, it might be from me. I leave them behind for the next person :-) I also carry them in my purse for local use.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:05 PM   #744
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This is the second time I am taking advantage of this thread so THANK YOU to all who have submitted!

I brought pop up hampers last time and cannot find them now! Well, I take that back.... i cannot find them for less than $5. I had Dollar tree ones last time and I threw them away after the trip- but they did the job for us.
Also, shoe holders for toiletries? none less than $8. I was hoping for Dollar tree. Is it worth it for those prices?

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #745
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This is the second time I am taking advantage of this thread so THANK YOU to all who have submitted!

I brought pop up hampers last time and cannot find them now! Well, I take that back.... i cannot find them for less than $5. I had Dollar tree ones last time and I threw them away after the trip- but they did the job for us.
Also, shoe holders for toiletries? none less than $8. I was hoping for Dollar tree. Is it worth it for those prices?

Lori
Do you have any Ross or Marshall's in your area? I got a shoe holder for about $5 at my Ross. We definitely get our use out of it on cruises!

5 Below is another possibility.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #746
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i did this with our kids when they were little on rides that were dark and scary.

hubby & i ordered a drink with a glow cube in it after arrival. each kid was given a glow cube to hold on rides that they thought were too scary. my daughter used it as a night light. my son kept his and clicked the button on when he was afraid. when i saw the little light, it clued me in that he was nervous so i could reassure him.

once in a while mcdonalds has a crappy little toy that lights up the same way. the battery doesnt last long, but if you use it for something like this, it makes the kid feel better and its junk you'd have around anyway.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #747
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Thank you! I got them. I found the over the door show thing at Dollar Tree(a different one) and my hubby got 2 pop up hampers at walmart for $4 each. Not the Dollar ones, but these will last longer.

One thing I am so happy to have done- gotten my kids hair done at the barbar shop on Maint St. $7.50 per kid plus a small tip and they were set! Just remember it is a MESS that night! Mickey sparkles everywhere!

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:26 PM   #748
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YAY! I FINALLY finished reading through this EXCELLENT thread!!!

My tip, it has been stated - but a long while back, is to get the temporary tattoos or wristbands with your cell info on them. I plan to do this for our upcoming trip in Dec!

Wristbands - $21 for 30

Tattoos - $19.95 for 24 to 30

More wristbands - $11.50 for 12
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:48 AM   #749
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YAY! I FINALLY finished reading through this EXCELLENT thread!!!

My tip, it has been stated - but a long while back, is to get the temporary tattoos or wristbands with your cell info on them. I plan to do this for our upcoming trip in Dec!

Wristbands - $21 for 30

Tattoos - $19.95 for 24 to 30

More wristbands - $11.50 for 12
I purchase the personalized rubber bracelets from Shanrene. They were right under $20 for 4 of them including S&H.

I do like the tatto idea though!

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Old 08-31-2009, 12:54 PM   #750
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targets dollar isle had the over the door organizers for 2.50, even had a lime green one w/ built in hanger! Just bought one today.
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