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Old 01-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #871
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fantastic thread, im copy/pasting the great tips to use in 6 weeks when we go! YAY!
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #872
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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.
I also saw a sword and an ax for the boys.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #873
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General tip that made a lot of difference:

You don't need to pay full price!

I know now to most of us that makes total sense, but when I first started, I was paying rack rate for everything...crazy I know
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #874
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OMG! OMG! OMG! I have to show this to you guys!! My birthday was Sunday and my DH was really upset because his gift for me wasn't finished yet. He is a wire jewelry artist and he has been incredibly busy lately. ANYWAY, I just got my birthday gift and I am in tears!!



Do you recognize that red Mickey head inside??




Yep, it is confetti from our last night in Disney at the Wishes Dessert Party! DH had collected it off of the table when I wasn't looking to make me a pendant with! He even put a hidden Mickey in the bail (not really hidden, but you know what I mean!)

He usually makes pendants from people's flowers (prom, wedding, funerals, etc.) but said he didn't want to get arrested for picking flowers in Disney World!

Anyway, he is the sweetest DH in the world (right now) and I had to share with everyone I know who will appreciate it!


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Old 01-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #875
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sooo sweet

This is sooo awesome....send me a pm with your info etc..I might love to order something from him.

THIS was an awesome BD gift for you.


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OMG! OMG! OMG! I have to show this to you guys!! My birthday was Sunday and my DH was really upset because his gift for me wasn't finished yet. He is a wire jewelry artist and he has been incredibly busy lately. ANYWAY, I just got my birthday gift and I am in tears!!



Do you recognize that red Mickey head inside??




Yep, it is confetti from our last night in Disney at the Wishes Dessert Party! DH had collected it off of the table when I wasn't looking to make me a pendant with! He even put a hidden Mickey in the bail (not really hidden, but you know what I mean!)

He usually makes pendants from people's flowers (prom, wedding, funerals, etc.) but said he didn't want to get arrested for picking flowers in Disney World!

Anyway, he is the sweetest DH in the world (right now) and I had to share with everyone I know who will appreciate it!


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Old 01-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #876
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OMG! OMG! OMG! I have to show this to you guys!! My birthday was Sunday and my DH was really upset because his gift for me wasn't finished yet. He is a wire jewelry artist and he has been incredibly busy lately. ANYWAY, I just got my birthday gift and I am in tears!!



Do you recognize that red Mickey head inside??




Yep, it is confetti from our last night in Disney at the Wishes Dessert Party! DH had collected it off of the table when I wasn't looking to make me a pendant with! He even put a hidden Mickey in the bail (not really hidden, but you know what I mean!)

He usually makes pendants from people's flowers (prom, wedding, funerals, etc.) but said he didn't want to get arrested for picking flowers in Disney World!

Anyway, he is the sweetest DH in the world (right now) and I had to share with everyone I know who will appreciate it!


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That is just adorable! You are lucky to have such a thoughtful DH.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #877
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Queston-EMH

Please, someone tell me what an EMH is...I know I'll kick myself after the fact, but I seriously cannot figure it out!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:23 PM   #878
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Please, someone tell me what an EMH is...I know I'll kick myself after the fact, but I seriously cannot figure it out!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:26 PM   #879
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I read somewhere on the disboards about the Bagellini being the best bag for the parks. Well I bought one before our trip last year and haven't been able to give it up yet. It wears like an over-the-shoulder sling so I can wear it on my back, but I can also spin it around front at the drop of a hat to pull something out or in crowded places. It's waterproof so no worries on water rides. It held everything we needed for 6 people last year...ponchos, bottled water, camera, money, tickets, you name it, it fit without being very heavy or bulky. When it wears out (IF it wears out), I'll def be buying another.

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**Rent a locker at the water parks.
**Always take a poncho...ALWAYS!
**I'm not a fan of credit cards, but the Disney VISA gives great great rewards. Plus you can get one-on-one time at EPCOT with major characters and a FREE 5X7 picture.
**Take drink powder packets to add to the free ice water that you can get in the parks.
**I know this isn't a tip, but the Peter Pan Family Magic Tour was AWESOME, especially for young children.
**Take a nap in the afternoon if at all possible.
**Take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours at night. Some of our most surprise MAGICAL moments have happened during these times.
Chase has a Disney Debit card now that carries most of the benefits offered by the credit card. I too deal mostly with cash, so I was overjoyed with hearing about this
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I guess I won't kick myself! How do you get them and what do you do with them? TIA!
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #881
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Each of the four parks at Disney has a designated day for morning and evening Extra Magic Hours. You must stay on-site at a Disney Resort to take advantage of the EMH. Morning EMH is one hour in the park before it opens to the general public and evening EMH is usually three hours after closing to the general public.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #882
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OMG! OMG! OMG! I have to show this to you guys!! My birthday was Sunday and my DH was really upset because his gift for me wasn't finished yet. He is a wire jewelry artist and he has been incredibly busy lately. ANYWAY, I just got my birthday gift and I am in tears!!



Do you recognize that red Mickey head inside??




Yep, it is confetti from our last night in Disney at the Wishes Dessert Party! DH had collected it off of the table when I wasn't looking to make me a pendant with! He even put a hidden Mickey in the bail (not really hidden, but you know what I mean!)

He usually makes pendants from people's flowers (prom, wedding, funerals, etc.) but said he didn't want to get arrested for picking flowers in Disney World!

Anyway, he is the sweetest DH in the world (right now) and I had to share with everyone I know who will appreciate it!


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Old 01-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #883
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General tip that made a lot of difference:

You don't need to pay full price!

I know now to most of us that makes total sense, but when I first started, I was paying rack rate for everything...crazy I know
What exactly do you mean by this? Are you referring to use of codes and discounts?

SO GLAD I FOUND THIS THREAD! We are 62 days away and I have taken tons of notes from this thread. Thanks to everyone for sharing!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:08 PM   #884
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Great tips everyone!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #885
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Thanks for sharing all these great tips, its been great reading them all!
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