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Old 11-20-2009, 07:41 PM   #856
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Originally Posted by nothnbutherainsir View Post
I thought I saw someone mention bodyglide but I can't seem to find anything that isn't a personal lubricant...is that what people mean or am I looking in the wrong places?
Wrong thing! It looks like a stick of deo. I got mine at a runners store
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #857
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Originally Posted by cropper View Post
Wrong thing! It looks like a stick of deo. I got mine at a runners store
I thought so! Thanks

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:15 PM   #858
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I don't know if this has been mentioned, but the dollar tree store has "magic wand" glow sticks!! They are really cute sticks with a star on the end.I stock up on them!! It has saved me a ton of money.
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #859
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If you are flying in and want to save serious cash by getting groceries, go ahead and take the Magical Express for the airport then use wegoshop (they have a website) to get your groceries delivered to you! I used them last time and they were wonderful. For a small fee, plus tip, you email them a list of items you want, the store you want them to get it from and they will set up a time to deliver it to your room! We love this service and they shopped perfectly for us. Try them out!

This tip may be a little TMI, but after being in the Florida humidity all day, we like to go back to the room and shower and change before dinner. The tip is, bring extra underwear. I had plenty of clothes, but I ended up doing laundry just to have clean undies.

My point is, I didn't realize that I would want to shower and get some of the humidity (sweat) off me, so if you are that type of person. Pack accordingly!

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:53 AM   #860
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I LOVE wegoshop.com as I can look over the store sale flyers and make up my grocery list accordingly. I'd much rather sit at the pool and wait for the call that the groceries are on the way than schlep to an unfamiliar store and try to find what I want! WeGoShop rocks!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:09 AM   #861
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Get a ressie close to 11:00 for Chef Mickey's breakfast. No need for a breakfast in the a.m. since you will be feasting around 11:00, and the meal at Chef Mickey will easily hold you through to dinner. We usually only need a light sandwhich. You can have a bagel or Pop Tart in the room to get you going in the morning. We try and schedule this meal to coincide with Extra Magic Hours at MK. We get a few hours in the park with low crowds.

Got a great suggestion from our server at Kouzzina during a recent trip. If you are the DDP and have tap water or some other libation with your meal, ask to take a bottle of water with you. You haven't used your drink for the meal, and you can never have too much water! Not all restaurants have bottled water so be sure to ask.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #862
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I try to remember to snap a photo of the parking lot row painted on the pavememnt on my phone, too
I have to laugh at this ONLY because my partner and I were chatting about some of the odd things we've seen people do.. she said she laughs when she sees someone take a picture of the parking lot at Disney.. (Personally, I get it).. NOW I can explain to her WHY!
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:14 PM   #863
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I see this posted - what and how does one "subscribe" ??
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:11 AM   #864
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We just got back from our first trip and these are some tips I have. (I apologize if they've been mentioned before).

1. GET IN SHAPE! It's insane the amount of walking you'll do each day. I lost 40 pounds before our trip, but I still have alot more to lose, and I will definitely do that before we plan another trip.

2. If you wear contact lenses, pack another pair JUST IN CASE. My son almost lost one of his on Splash Mountain when water splashed in his eyes.

3. Stay on site.

4. Get the Dining Plan. This saved us a TON of money.

5. Take breaks. Don't go 90MPH trying to see everything at once, because there's just no way possible to do that. Pace yourself and enjoy the magic around you.

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:13 AM   #865
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My Post-Trip Tips

Hi Friends,
I wanted to post to this thread as this was one of the most helpful threads for my trip planning. Here are my post-trip thoughts / tips. In no particular order!

1. Use a touring plan, but be flexible. We'd use the plan each day but sometimes we had to move out of order due to a particular kid NEEDING to go to a particular ride or attraction. Every evening I'd review the TP of that day and see what we missed, in order to forward it to the next day at that park. I also made noted to myself on the TP of rides/attractions that could be skipped if we were getting "behind". We used the TPs from the Unofficial Guide.

2. When you start your planning, sign up for a few e-mail newsletters like mousesavers or others, and register on the official disney site disneyworld. disney.go - then you'll be more likely to get special offers and PIN codes.

3. DDP: Snack credits: One snack = a single serving item (no matter the size) which is under 4$. If you're not sure, ask.

4. Disney Magical Express sends it's bright yellow luggage tags in a DME mailing, separate from the mailing from Disney with the WDW luggage tags.

5. Stickers: You can get them at the hotel desks, from cleaning people, all over! Just ask! They are fun to collect! (and free!)

6. Balloons: Also at the hotel desks! My kids went and stood on line once a day and asked for a balloon - it was always cheerfully supplied! The balloons are weighted with a plastic mickey mouse head and I saved them - I'm going to make a mobile with them!

7. The cleaning people in the parks (sweeping up, emptying garbage) are the best people to ask for directions. They know where everything is! And they are nice and usually have stickers, too.

8. We bought bagels and cream cheese at the store at our resort (ASMu) and toasted them at the food court, then had breakfast in our room.

9. Tried to have the kids use waist pouches - they usually passed them on to us by the middle of the morning. We still needed 2 backpacks.

10. Use online check in for airline reservations, for resort check in, and for photo pass!

11. If you want quiet, as for a room that faces away from the pool.

12. We had a trick for finding each other. We'd say "meet at the Fast Pass Machine for ____". There is only one FP area, but lots of exits and lots of stores that look alike.

13. You can be a guest conductor on the WDW Railroad - just get the very back seat near the conductor and tell him you're there! You'll get to say "All Aboard" and you'll get a little card.

14.Take a digital photo of your Photo Pass cards. Take a few pics. We lost 2 cards and didn't have the numbers recorded and it was a nightmare!

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:32 AM   #866
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Originally Posted by cropper View Post
Wrong thing! It looks like a stick of deo. I got mine at a runners store
Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but what is bodyglide and what is it used for?

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:46 AM   #867
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Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but what is bodyglide and what is it used for?

Body Glide is used by runners (or people walking hundreds of miles at Disney )to stop the chaffing that happens on thighs. I got mine at Dick's Sporting goods. The package looks like a stick of deoderant. It is a life saver if you have thighs that rub together and cause a painful rash.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:19 AM   #868
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Here are some of the tips I tell people.....
Do NOT wear new shoes!
The over the door shoe rack is the best for your bathroom.
Start walking months before you go to WDW since you will do a lot of walking there.
Don't buy water they will give it to you free.
Use your left over snack tokens (on the dining plan) to buy rice krispy mickey heads
and pass them out when you come home.
pack less and do laundry there if you will be there for more than a few days.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:39 AM   #869
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Where do you get the over the door shoe rack?

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:40 AM   #870
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Watch for it a dollar tree!!! nothing beats a dollar!

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