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Old 01-21-2007, 11:38 AM   #121
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my best tip would be buy the picture from the rides. i went with a group of us and we put our money together and it cost less than $7. the pictures and the press coins were my favorite things... i wish i would have got more picture with the characters... but we were a group of high school students owell.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:23 PM   #122
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Where do you find the codes for Disney hotel discounts ? Ihave not heard of these.
You can sign up for the Mousesavers.com electronic newsletter--it's free--to get a sense of some discounts available for WDW, DL, and Disney merchandise.

Also, check out the "Codes and Rates" thread of the Disney Resorts forum; there you can learn about various offers and even subscribe to a code watch for a particular time of year.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:32 PM   #123
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And be sure to get in shape before you go! I swear, next time I go I'm going to get a pedometer and see how many miles I really walk there. If you're not in shape, you'll suffer!.
January 2006, I walked about 19,000 steps on a Saturday where we started at Rope Drop at Epcot and ended after dinner at MK (I get about 3,000 steps per mile with my pedometer). That was the worst day. AK was also pretty step intensive, I think DH and I each did about 16,000 steps that day!

Ever wonder how many steps our children do if we're walking >15K steps? But they never seem to wear down!
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:16 PM   #126
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:21 AM   #127
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Get pictures taken by CM's. They will give you a special card with an ID number. At the end of your trip, pick up your CD at Epcot or MK. I think the price just went from $99 to $120. The CD is your's. I heard someone had almost 500 pictures on their CD. That is a lot of pictures. If you don't want the CD, you can go home and log into the Photopass and you have one month to order pictures from Photo-pass.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:28 PM   #128
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Mister fans - I brought one from home and it was a life saver. I nearly passed out when I saw the price of the ones at WDW. If I had not brought one with me, then I would have definitely paid the price for one.

Ship food & supplies to resort - We shipped Crystal light packets for bottled water, nuts, protein snacks, breakfast bars, mister fans in a box by FEDEX to the resort. We saved so much money and time doing it that way vs. trying to pack it to take on the plane.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:21 PM   #129
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Disposable rain ponchos (the little ones that fit in your fanny pack or pocket).

Make your ADRs well in advance. You can always cancel reservations if you change your mind, but often can't get reservations if you wait too long.
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Wow! Thanks for the putting this together!!

you definitely saved me some of this


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Old 03-13-2007, 05:59 PM   #132
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The best advice that we followed was....get there early!!! Every single day we were there in line way before the parks opened. We got great parking spots, lots of space on the monorail, the CMs were extra friendly with our kids, we got on most of our 'must-do' rides and....we got to be the Family of Honour for the safari at AK. It is amazing what you can get accomplished at the parks before the hoardes arrive. Besides, I think it is the only way you can ride "Dumbo" without waiting 45 minutes or more.

-Take water bottles filled with ice. We filled them with ice at the hotel then just topped up with a little lemonade. They stayed cool for a good part of the day when kept in our backpacks.
-Take snacks to the parks. Little people tolerate line-ups much better with some Disney princess gummies to munch on!
-If possible, go for the rooms with the micro/fridge combo. Did we ever save money this way! We went to Walmart the first night and bought groceries. We brought breakfast and ate it en route to the parks. We often had late lunches or dinners at the hotel, too, then returned to the parks in the evenings.
-Shop Disney outlets. Much cheaper thant he parks for souvenirs. I got a baby tee for $5 and tank for $4.
-Get your kids some Disney gear before you go so they don't have the gimmees.
-Walmart has tons of Disney gear cheap. There's a new one right accross from Orlando Premium Outlets. Cost of Princess Aurora velvet gown at Walmart: $18, at Disney: $65 and up.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:46 PM   #134
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my best tip i've learned here?

lay out all the clothes you plan to pack, then put 1/2 back in the closet

yep - that's the one!
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:20 PM   #135
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Originally Posted by DanenRox View Post
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-Walmart has tons of Disney gear cheap. There's a new one right accross from Orlando Premium Outlets. Cost of Princess Aurora velvet gown at Walmart: $18, at Disney: $65 and up.
Silly question but where abouts in the Premium Outlet area do you mean - is it within walking distance (wont have a car) e.g. near the small Publix ?


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