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  1. Loreli

    Loreli Mouseketeer

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    I haven't seen SenecaWolf around lately. I hope she's OK. Don't think she is ignoring you if you don't hear from her soon, she's been ill earlier in the year and I worry that she's ill again. :worried:
     
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  3. HPCrazy

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    Is she the one who also runs the Facebook group? If so, then she also added me there. If she is ill, praying for a quick recovery!
     
  4. sahmoffour

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    Man, I just got an email from Touring Plans saying they updated the crowd levels and best/worst parks during our stay and now I'm stressed! I can't change dining reservations around anyways, and I also look at Easy WDW's calendars but it still stresses me when we're hitting a couple of the worst parks (as rated by TP) on a couple of our days. :( I wonder why they updated their site? Maybe because of the discount that was just released? Final park hours don't get released until a month before or something correct? So it shouldn't be that.
     
  5. OregonMomToWDW

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    I got the same email and I did another trip itinerary based on the new best/worst days. I made reservations based on the new plans. I kept the old as well. That way, when it comes closer to the trip, I am prepared with two different plans. I will cancel whichever doesn't seem to work a few weeks before our trip.

    It did cause a great deal of stress though for a few moments.
     
  6. squirrel4569

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    I'm not subscribed to touringplans but I did look at easywdw again. The calendar looks like the crowds will die out while we are there, which is nice, but for the most part the list of recommended parks doesn't line up with what we have planned.

    Our idea was to start and end with MK on Sunday and Thursday (18th/22nd), probably have EP, then a break/WP day, then HS to fill it out. If we followed the recommended parks guide for that week to do what we wanted we would have to go HS, EP, MK, MK, WP/break. That doesn't really jive well for me since we wanted to have the break in the middle and start/end with MK.

    We don't have any ADR's (yet) although we are considering a breakfast ADR at Akerhus for our EP day so we can be flexible if need be, but we also don't have PH so we have to pick a park and stick to it. That worked out really well for us on our last trip and that was the week of Thanksgiving, which was significantly more crowded than this upcoming week will be.

    We're also content that this is a bonus trip for us, as we didn't think we'd have the money for this before. We also know that we'll be back in June 2014, so if we miss something now we likely can see it then.
     
  7. THEVACATIONFAMILY

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    :wave2: Hello All. Me, DW and 2 DD's ( 7 & 5 ) have a trip planned and are ready to go. I'm waiting for the drive down from NJ. We're staying at AS Sports MYW with QS Dining but looking for Dining Pin Code to upgrade to the Regular Dining Plan, my DD's are wanting to eat in Cinderella's Castle and meet all of the Princesses. I keep calling each week to see if they've attached a code to our names, but nothing yet. Hope to see many of you there and I would love to get 4 of the Lime Green Mickey Heads, 3 Princesses 1 Characters. Thanks to everyone here and may you all have a Magical Day.pixiedust:
     
  8. Loreli

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    Welcome pixiedust:
     
  9. THEVACATIONFAMILY

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    Thank You Loreli. I look forward to all posts concerning the Magic from the Parks and especially when and if Disney sends out any FREE DINING CODES.
     
  10. Loreli

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    There has been alotta speculation and some doubting about if and when there will be free dinning this year. I am still hoping, many are not planning on it.
    We discuss so much here, hope you enjoy it all!
     
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    QUESTION OF THE DAY

    So it's August, and the sun will be out shinning bright. Do you bring spay sun screen or the old lotion kind? Do you have a SPF level minimum you use? Any favorite brands?


    I am photosensitive due to meds, so I am really worried about burning.
     
  12. msyjoa

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    I like the spray brand for the ease, but I do worry it is not as effective as the lotion. My dh is Hawaiian, and DD has a good bit of tan year round, but I'm ghostly, so I always wear 50!
     
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    Both of my children are extremely fair skinned, so I use the lotion before getting them dressed in the morning, and then re-apply with the spray during the day. The highest SPF we can find!
    I'll be looking for cute hats for my son, he's still lacking a bit in the hair department and will need something to cover his head. My daughter will be protected by her tiara, right? ;)
     
  14. amomma23

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    The whole family uses water babies pure and simple lotion. Most sprays have yucky chemicals that can be worse for you than a sunburn. Plus I don't like all that stuff blowing around and getting in your lungs.
     
  15. sahmoffour

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    I'm not as stressed for this trip since it's just dh and I, but we'll still use the spray kind, at least 40 or higher SPF. No favorite brand really, whatever's cheapest will do for me! I'm not too worried though as the trip will be at the end of summer, and I always get really tanned since I spend so much time outside and in the garden so I'll already have a good tan going so I shouldn't burn as easily.
     
  16. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    We bought Banana Boat sunscreen with an SPF of 100 for last August's trip at our local Walmart. I will be looking for something similar for this year's getaway. We are three pasty-skinned Canadians who need all the help we can get ::yes:: .
     
  17. rabeck

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    I burn easily due to my medication, besides the fact that I'm very fair. I've already burned 2 days this spring - it's only been sunny 2 days in southeastern PA so far this spring. My SPF is now with me everywhere I go from now until October....I use any # SPF, because as long as I reapply, I won't get burned. Reapplication is the key!!!

    I have a face lotion and I use a spray on the rest. Neutrogena is best for my sensitive skin - I've already stocked up at Costco.
     
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    My bf and I are both very pale and burn super easily! We also both have a fair amount of tattoos. We went in June last year and brought 100 SPF lotion to put directly on our tattoos and I think 50 SPF spray and were constantly reapplying. Neither of us burned at all (I don't even think I got a tan!)!
     
  19. Disneylover99

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    Don't stress!!!

    Last year we made several ADR's at the 180 mark, then of course best/worst parks all changed as crowd levels were updated. I felt like I was always checking and trying to rearrange my schedule and second guessing which park to go to.

    Well for the most part, we ended up spending the day at worst parks because of our ADR's, but we ended up having an amazing time anyways! :banana:
     
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    Wow...I didn't even realize they made SPF of 100. I usually buy Banana Boat 60. I am going to grab me some tubes of 100 (for my pasty family)!
     
  21. lovingeire

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    I have pale Paddy skin as I call it so sunscreen is a must! I normally get around 50. I'm paranoid. My kids & husband don't have the same issue. We normally use the spray on kind.

    Do you put the extra sunscreen on the tattoos so they don't fade? Trying to find reasons that might motivate my husband to wear some! His precious tattoos might do it!
     
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