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  1. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    :hug: :hug: and :love1: to Emily!!!

    Kathy
     
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  3. DreaGirl

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    Oh Laura, I cannot even imagine keeping a 2 year old still, hands off, and resting!!

    I'm sorry you are still feeling bad. :( Hopefully the Dr. will give you something over the phone.
     
  4. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    Hang in there kiddo---it is so hard to take care of it all when you need taking care of yourself!!! I hope you all feel much better SOON!

    I have a quick question for you: I have started to consider trying to take Megs to a CRT lunch this year---it will be our first. We usually just schedule a 1900 Park Fare dinner to see Cindy, but was thinking it might be fun to see lots of princesses at the CRT luncheon---or breakfast. I know you have gone in the past, so I was wondering if you had an opinion on:
    ---which is better.....breakfast or lunch?
    ---what time of the day do you tend to shoot for?
    ---who have you seen there in the past?
    ---have you ever had any problems really getting a ressie for CRT? I know they make it sound downright impossible, so I was wondering if I really need to freak out and panic about getting an ADR here----do I need to follow the UG's instructions verbatim?

    Any other comments or advice you think is appropriate, please let me know!!! TIA for your help! Jen
     
  5. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Kathy... I got an antibiotic today, so hopefully things will get better.

    She is back to being a busy little girl... hard to keep her down and out!

    Jen, I have only done CRT at lunch. We loved it last year... it was a cool calm resting place to dine away from the heat. We ate a late lunch, around 1, which I made the ADRs in like March, so way late...I think the hardest are the before the park opens breakfast ones. We saw Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora and Belle in the dining room and Cinderella downstairs. I thought the "show/story" was cute and the dessert for the princess: was darling too. It was a great break, and we in fact stayed the rest of the day because we left lunch rested.

    Hope this helps. I plan to go for a lunch ADR this year!
     
  6. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    poor little em! i can't imagine how you must feel seeing her not happy and trying to keep her still, etc. i broke my arm when i was 4 and had to have surgery on it and my mom has told me how difficult that was for her, so i'm sure you're going through something similar. :hug: take care of yourself too!
     
  7. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    Thanks for your help on that Laura!!! That is what I was thinking of doing....a late lunch. We love our morning Fantasyland time too much to cut into that!!! I thought it would be a great break from the heat, and a nice way to chill out without having to go back to the hotel. I thought it would also give Megs a nice way to see the princesses this year because I'm not sure if we are going to do Akershus again or not. I think I may go back and read about your meal there from last year!!! Thanks hon, hope everyone is doing well today!!! I had to take Megs to the doctor---she came down with STREP!!! This is her first case of it ever, and the first time in her entire life (outside of IV antibiotics at the NICU) that she has ever taken any antibiotics....not bad for a 2lb. preemie 5 years later!!! BUT, I do feel bad for her---strep is never any fun!!! Hope you all survived those storms last night---a transformer blew near us, so we were out of power until 7am!!! Is there somewhere on this planet that never gets snowstorms, thunderstorms, or windstorms? Because I think I need to move there!!!! ;o)
     
  8. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

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    Sorry about the strep. I hope it does not mess up preschool valentine party- I know Hannah has sorted hers 3 million times. :flower3: for Megan!
     
  9. IluvXU

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    To hop or not?

    Right away I said no to my parents, who have always had hoppers. Up until last trip we DH and I had also hopped. But I was fine with not doing it this trip, but now....

    I cannot believe this, but I am really considering buying hoppers this trip. I finally have kids that would see Fantasmic, but I hate the new schedule and don't want to spend my HS day in a huge crowd. Also with seven days we probably would enjoy the chance to hop... we could hit HS, EPCOT and AK all a bit more than one day. I think this would be the best way for us to see what we want and not tour commando style. Plus if we wanted to split up with hoppers it might actually work. I sure want to see the AK parade, Fantasmic, and without a hopper I worry it won't happen. Any advice thoughts.

    I sure want June hours out and TGM to get his days done.... come on March!
     
  10. ampc3

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    HI there Laura... Hope everyone is feeling better..

    We got hoppers last year and we only used them 2x all week.. however it was so nice to know we could hop if we wanted to... I think one of the reasons we didn't hop as much is b/c we discovered how many rides we could do in the PM when we saved our FP and child swaps through out the day to use at night.. which would only work if we were coming back to the same park... It is a hard decision, but it is nice to have that flexiablity especially if you are going to be on the DDP which I think you said you are...
     
  11. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 ...and the greatest of these is Love

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    How funny, Ed and I were having the PH debate, too! ;)

    We always get PHs, but this year I suggested the MYW Base tickets because I thought it would be a good way to save a little money. He didn't want to give up the flexibility. Then, I did the actual breakdown:


    7 day MYW PH (no exp) X 4 = $1652.88
    7 day MYW base (no exp) X 4 = $1439.88

    Total savings = $213.00

    In the grand scheme of things, I didn't think it was worth $213 to give up the flexibility of park hopping, so we're going to stick with the PHs.

    Kathy
     
  12. Charleston Princess

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    I am in the exact same predicament, Laura! Only I think I want hoppers to avoid Fantasmic and EMH. I am waiting though -- it is always something we can add at the very last minute -- even after we arrive down there.

    I have my fingers crossed that June hours along with EMH and nighttime shows are released before March 8.
     
  13. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    She can not go to school today, so she is going to miss her party.....MUCH to Megan's detriment!!!!! Luckily, I carpool with a good friend of mine who has a son in her class, and she has graciously offered to pick up Megan's box and valentines and take them into the party for her, and then bring them back after school so she can enjoy them this weekend! She's the best!

    We are dealing with the exact same issue---can't figure out whether or not they would be used by us!!! What is the new Fantasmic schedule? I heard they were limiting the shows.

    This is SUCH a hard decision.....I know in the grand scheme of things it isn't much, but it feels like a lot if we don't use it!
     
  14. DreaGirl

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    This is always a big debate for us.

    Our first trip, we didn't have hoppers and we were fine. Second trip, had the hoppers, loved it. We loved being able to pick and choose things we wanted to see and not spend a whole day at a park (like MGM).

    This last trip we didn't have hoppers and we hated it! We are def. a hopper family now!
     
  15. IluvXU

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    I doubt we would hop MK days... but we could keep the childswap passes for nights we did not have FPs to use...

    Leaning that way... it is not that much, especially for seven days

    I need that info now!

    My mom said today to do it, granted she is talking about 100 dollars to do it versus our 200 dollars. That also would allow for short trips with some of the gang.... like maybe a trip with just one kid, which would be fun!

    I think it is fun to have the chance to change it up!


    So from all my friends... it is leaning to be a yes from your input and I lean to agree! DH just rolled his eyes when I mentioned this at dinner! I should have said just buy me APs and we would not have to worry - someday! (he has said we should some year do it- go in Aug, then a June trip (and fit a short one in between) I for sure am on board... but it is not in the budget now!
     
  16. dddisrunner

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    Hi Laura! I hope you and Emily are doing well! I would definitely go for the hoppers! But like another poster said, you could wait till the last minute to add them especially, if you don't like Mike's days once he comes out with them! Happy Valentines Day!:goodvibes
     
  17. bertegirl

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    Hey just wondering if you or anyone knows anything about stroller swaps. We really need a double stroller for May 9 to 16th, but they all look full. Was just wondering about buying one and doing a swap. Thanks for any advice!
     
  18. wigdoutdismom

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    Laura, Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family! Hoping you all are feeling well and able to enjoy the day!

    PSSSST: I'm attempting a pre-trip report and would be honored if you would join me......since you are partially to blame for my addiction to the dis..........:rolleyes1
     
  19. micandminforever

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    I like the idea of a AP, think of it as an investment for your next Disney trip.
     
  20. wigdoutdismom

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    Happy thought= annual passes for the whole family!
     
  21. IluvXU

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    I am a bit worried about TGM-- his best days for the second half of May are not out- I think we will be getting them... but as you said we might wait until arrival! Hope you had fun this weekend on your mini-trip!

    I fork out the $$ for the rental, and probably will need a stroller for Luke, but I am not worrying about that yet.

    I will be over!

    Someday!

    Someday!
     

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