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  1. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    OOooooOOOhh DebbieLouWho it would be great if You and Your sister WendyLouWho could go when i go!

    I'm really going to have to save save save too.. i'm so glad i've taken advantage of the Disney Outlet Store online's clearance sales and bought the kids great christmas presents. The girls got all the princess babydolls..they will love them!

    If we support each other in this thread to save or cook a smart meal instead of ordering pizza {mmmmmmm pizza why don't we have pizzzzzz!!} .. then maybe we can all swing it.

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    Dlawallace.. i'll update those dates.:thumbsup2
     
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  3. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    :yay: :santa: Updated List:santa: :yay:

    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at ??
    pixelyy.........Dec. 4th-11th. We are staying at Hojo.
    PixieWings71...Dec. 7th-15th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho...Dec. { Not sure yet, but reaLLy wanting to go}
    JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister.. Dec. { not sure yet, but Super really wanting to go}
    Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}
     
  4. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    dlawallace... we went Dec. 11th thru 14th 2008 ... it was not too bad except when it got time for the parades then it was super busy... i think in general that is the rule for parades during the holiday season.
     
  5. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    For those who are using southwest airline free reward tickets as we are.. here are the black out dates for 2009

    2009 Blackout Dates
    March 15 and 22
    May 22 and 25
    July 2 and 5
    November 24, 25, 28, 29 and 30
    December 23, 26, 27and 28
     
  6. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    Well.. we want to go the 11th thru 16th.. that's a friday afternoon thru wed morning.. but our annual passes expire on the 11th.

    so now the debate on whether to renew them or to move the trip up a weekend?

    It would probably be better to go the week before as my husband will have payroll to do on the 15th.

    So, 4th thru 8th it is.:goodvibes

    Maybe:rotfl:
     
  7. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    We will be there in Dec. Dates aren't firm yet but we will be there around the 15th, most likely the weekend before and we will leave either the 15th or 16th. DD9s 10th bday celebration!! :) We are looking to stay at the HoJo and we will firm our dates this weekend and make our ressies soon after. :) I want to do the holiday tour, I think it would be so fun but with 4 people it's kinda $$$.
     
  8. QueenDoOver

    QueenDoOver Dis Diva

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    Well...
    We are sort of planning a trip Dec 17 to Dec 23. We will drive unless we determine that weather is too bad, but hubby is from Minnesota, so I don't know how bad it would have to be! But figure $300 in gas compared to a bare minimum of $600-$800 in airfare, and then the rental car and the parking fee at the airport etc.
     
  9. fairykin

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    Yeahhhhhhh Kerri and Tracey!!:grouphug:

    Tracey... I hear You on the prices. We are going to use out southwest card at the grocery store then pay it off right away and the rewards add up super fast.. so we should have alot of of trip paid for that way.

    Also we are having to work around going when 3 grandchildren are in school and can only take them out 2 days. That darn school..who needs ed U ma Ca Tion anyways?:rotfl:
     
  10. fairykin

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    List Updated!:goodvibes

    I must say i'm so grateful to see that i'm not the only one who plans months and months ahead. Thank you all for the responses.

    I've already been working on my christmas gift list. I try to have it done by october so that I can do some holiday baking and enjoy the season.

    Plus with this economy it never hurts to plan ahead.:thumbsup2
     
  11. jordansmomma

    jordansmomma <font color=darkorchid><marquee>DebbieLouWho Wendy

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    Ok so my goal is to eat out only 1 time a wk, on Saturday's after soccer games. Lunch is cheaper than dinner anyways.
    Always pack my lunch. :thumbsup2

    We drove 2 years ago. The only place it was bad, was I think it Grants Pass in Oregon. But the drive was very nice. I split the cost of gas with a friend. So it ended up only costing me around $120 in gas. Much better than $750 for 3 rnd trip tickets.


    :lmao:

    When I took the kids for Christmas 2007, I had been planning since Christmas 2006. Over a year before we actually left. I wanted to make sure it was super special & a great Christmas.
     
  12. kerickson

    kerickson VGC Dreamin'

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    Haven't booked anything yet but also plan on going the 17th-23rd. I'm worried it will be crazy busy, but we'll have already been a few times this year with our AP's, so the trip would be a bit more relaxed enjoying Santa/Reindeer, decorations, etc. We plan on staying at a Sheraton and the new Villas at Grand California if we can book these dates. Wish me luck on June 7 (the first day to book this new resort)!

    :santa: Updated List :santa:

    fairykin......Dec. 4th thru 8th, we are staying at ??
    pixelyy.........Dec. 4th-11th. We are staying at Hojo.
    PixieWings71...Dec. 7th-15th. We are staying at HoJos.
    Mommy with Dreams .....Dec. 9th-11th. We are staying at HOJO's.
    dlawallace.....Dec. 13th-16th
    QueenDoOver...Dec 17th to 23th
    kerickson....Dec 17th to 23th staying at Sheraton and hopefully the Villas@GC
    jnjusoioa.......Dec. 27th-Jan. 1st, we are staying at HoJo
    Wendylady36 aka WendyLouWho...Dec. { Not sure yet, but reaLLy wanting to go}
    JordansMomma aka DebbieLouWho WendyLouWho's sister.. Dec. { not sure yet, but Super really wanting to go}
    Oscarkitty1......Dec. {Waiting to see if it's WDW or DL}
     
  13. MommyWithDreams

    MommyWithDreams <font color=deeppink>What has the Dis done to me?

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    Well I wasn't "part of the Diva's group. I was there with DBF and my DS at the same time. I called myself a Diva in training. :) I'm on board though for next years trip!!! :)
     
  14. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    Well, when we got our APs this year our goal was to do everyone's bday at the Land, so I knew about 4 trips before Christmas last year! lol :) So ya, I've known for a while now. :)
     
  15. fairykin

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    Kerri..it was our first year for annual passes.. we have really used them alot.

    kerikson...congrats on the grand californian ownership! i just booked there for our trip, but ours is just a hotel stay... i'm so excitted..it will be our first stay there. i booked 2 standard rooms.

    Mommy with Dreams.. aaahhh... well we will meet next year then.. WendyLouWho, CheryL and I host the scavenger hunt and it's alot of fun. I'm already working on the prizes!

    Debbie... aahh i miss You! i'm on board with eatting out only once a week.
     
  16. pixleyyy

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    Add me to the "eat out less" list. Not only will it help save money for the trip but it will help my waistline too. :goodvibes
     
  17. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    It's our second year, our first year (July 07-08) we went 14 times......:rotfl:
    This year we are trying to go less.....:confused3
     
  18. liesel

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    We went ahead and made hotel ressies at the HOJO's for Dec 5-9, continuing on to stay in Joshua Tree with the in-laws. I didn't realize that it might be crowded due to Candelight Processional, but that might be cool to see. We are going to get our first APs in June and are very excited! My in-laws announced that they would like to come with us for part of the time, so once that's firmed up I'll need to get another room. Anyway, they are in their mid 70s and will be going at a much slower pace. I know my mother in law really enjoys looking at holiday decorations. If anyone has any other suggestions for holiday activities that they would enjoy, I would appreciate the advice. We are saving too and are looking forward to our two vacations this year! :goodvibes
     
  19. Andrew's_Princess

    Andrew's_Princess Earning My Ears

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    Yes, Yes, Yes! DF and I went last year and now could not imagine out Holiday season without it. We loved it so much. Just makes everything feel Extra magical. :wizard:
     
  20. Niele

    Niele "when you wish upon a star"

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    It is soooo beautiful during the Christmas holidays. We went in December 2006 and had the most incredible time. We stayed at the GC so grandkids loved the storytime with Santa, watching the fireworks from the balcony and all the really great decorations they put up, plus the easy entry into DC. Now, with DH's "semi" approval, I've just made ressies for Dec. 14th-18th at the GC again. After seeing how beautiful this hotel is during the holidays we decided we couldn't stay anywhere else. With the cost being as it is, at least we're putting back into the economy, even if it puts us in the poorhouse! :goodvibes We can't wait to get back and see all the new sights. :woohoo:
     
  21. jnjusoioa

    jnjusoioa I fell in love with DLR, whats not to love. Fantas

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    Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any kind of special happenings on New Year's Eve. Thanks in advance. :goodvibes
     

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