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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    :woohoo: Paid in Full!! :yay::cheer2:

    Just need to get a good rate for your airfare and we're all set!

    PS. I love what I might be doing on the Tuesday....:rotfl:
     
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  3. DisneyFirefly

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    Exactly! That's what I'm going to be doing with my next paycheck (two weeks from now), so hopefully my fare will be about the same as it is right now.

    Glad you're good with that Tuesday :teeth:
     
  4. Nermel9

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    Day 5 looks great! :cool1: I love DHS soooo much! :lovestruc

    Congrats on being paid in full! :cool1: I thought I was going to be able to pay this weekend, but I miscalculated and didn't add things correctly and it looks like it will have to wait til next week or the week after. Oh well! :confused3 :)
     
  5. DisneyFirefly

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    I can't wait! I love the whole park, but I'm just hitting the highlights this time around. Our plan for the big trip next year includes a whole day at DHS, including Fantasmic (if it's the day we're going to spend at DHS, anyway).

    I also bought my last MNSSHP ticket tonight, so all I have to do is buy my airfare and the gift card I'm gonna use to pay for everything (don't want charging on my KTTW card, as I only have a debit card and don't want to risk overdrafting) and pack and I'm set! :dance3:

    That sucks that you can't pay today :( At least you know when you'll be able to get it paid off :) pixiedust:
     
  6. Nermel9

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    I still don't know if I should do Fantasmic or not! :confused3 I have it scheduled, but I just don't want to wait in line, and I want a good seat! And there's no way I can get a dinner package now, so that's not an option! I really wish they would go back to having it every night!:confused3

    Yeah it's annoying that I can't pay this weekend but it will be soon enough that I'll pay it off! I want my Mickey Mail!!!:rotfl:

    What kind of MNSSHP ticket did you get, are you picking it up there or are you getting it mailed to you or did you print it out? I have to buy my MVMCP tix soon and I don't know which option to use! I know it doesn't really matter and last year I had them mailed to me, but I was thinking maybe I'll do something different this year to avoid the shipping costs? :confused3

    I never charge anything on my KTTW card either! I've read so many things about people getting extra charges on their credit cards because of that, I always tell them no when they ask if I want my CC attached when I check in! :)
     
  7. DisneyFirefly

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    I would do Fantasmic, but all the showings on my trip coincide with MNSSHP nights :guilty: So next time :)

    I'm doing Will Call for all of my tickets, since I bought them one at a time. I didn't want to pay $15 for shipping, and I prefer to have the actual ticket, not an e-ticket. If I were you, I'd just pick them up at Will Call. I think it'll be easier, not to mention cheaper :lmao:

    I'd just be too paranoid about forgetting something and coming home and finding out I overdrafted by hundreds of dollars or something, you know? I'll just order a gift card online and do it that way :)
     
  8. laashley

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    :cheer2:Yay for paying the trip off!:cheer2:
     
  9. DisneyFirefly

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  10. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Yay for you!
     
  11. DisneyFirefly

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    Thanks! :teeth: I'm very happy about having it paid off! :lmao:
     
  12. therussells08

    therussells08 Roger, Simba One!

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    PAID IN FULL! WOO HOO!! :banana: :woohoo: :dance3: That is so awesome! Haha, we are nowhere near that. But we still have 2 months, so we should be good!

    Oh, DHS! I miss you so much!!! :lovestruc
     
  13. DisneyFirefly

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    :lmao: Considering that I'm at 41 days now, I kinda had to pay in full :teeth:

    I miss DHS, too! And MK! I think I miss MK most because that was where I worked, you know?
     
  14. DisneyFirefly

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    So, since the trip is paid in full and the only major expense I have left is my airfare, I've been looking at other things I need to pay for before I head down to Orlando.

    I bought my last MNSSHP ticket this weekend, so I have all three tickets. I'm picking them up at Will Call, either my first or second day there. :hmghost:

    I also ordered a couple things online, and they should be arriving sometime late this week or next week. I ordered a pair of cotton bike shorts to go under two of my costumes, since they're skirts and I'd rather not wind up flashing someone. I also got a new polo shirt for one of my costumes, since I didn't have a top that would look okay with the skirt. It was $6 :woohoo: I got an Eeyore shirt that I want to wear to Crystal Palace when I go for breakfast on my last full day :eeyore: Aside from that, I ordered a sweater dress, new slippers, and cardigan from Old Navy (because they're evil and don't carry plus sizes in store). From WalMart, I got the Eeyore shirt, polo, and bike shorts, as well as a nightgown and some navy blue blackout drapes. I think the light coming into my room is what's screwing with my sleep patterns lately.

    I decided to just go ahead and order the Photopass CD as well. So I did that last night and have the confirmation email in my inbox just so I don't forget about it :lmao:

    I bought six glow-in-the-dark wands from Dollar Tree. They look like this, but are actually stars:

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    I got two pink, two green, and two purple (because they didn't have blue). As in Flora, Fauna, and Meriweather :teeth: But yeah, there's two each for me, PrincessInOz, and LuvChefMic.

    I'm going to buy a gift card for in-park spending either just before I leave or the day I get there. I get paid the day I get there :lmao: so I'll be able to just buy a gift card somewhere after checking in. I don't want to use my debit card, since I'm paranoid about overdrafting.

    Aside from the gift card and my airfare, I'm all set! :dance3:

    40 days!
     
  15. stephielela

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    I know what you mean about being afraid of overdrafting! I get paid the day we leave, so I can switch over any charges to my card when I check out. I always do the giftcard thing, that way I have a spending limit. This time around I think I am going to get a second one just for food. We are eating at Biergarten so I need to get enough for that and then maybe an extra $50 for meals for Jack... Of course we want to eat at Hacienda San Angel (or whatever its called) so we will have to wait and see.
     
  16. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Thanks!

    Here's to a great airfare rate and a nice giftcard amount for you!
     
  17. DisneyFirefly

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    I decided to add on another reservation on my last day for lunch, since I'm eating breakfast fairly early and will be grabbing QS during MNSSHP, so I'll be paying for that OOP. I'm not sure if I'll be buying anyone Christmas presents aside from my niece, though. I think I'll probably just put $200-250 on a gift card and once that's done, I'm done. And obviously cash for tips and such :) I'm definitely NOT doing the charging to the room thing. I'd be so paranoid about it screwing up :eek:

    No problem! I figure we can fight over colors later :lmao:

    I hope I get a good fare, but it's been pretty steady over the last couple weeks, and I think I'll probabkly get about $200-250 on a gift card. Not sure yet, though.
     
  18. laashley

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    Sounds like you have gotten quite a few things for the trip. Good thought on the bike shorts!:laughing: And of course a eeyore shirt.:goodvibes Did I mention how I am addicted to buying the dollar store glow in the dark wands, and swords, and now pitchforks, oh and masks! Might have gone a bit overboard.:lmao:

    Did I miss and update? Are you girls going as the fairies from Sleeping Beauty? That is Chloe's favorite movie. Aurora has been her favorite princess since she was 18 months.

    Is the pre-order on the photopass still $100? And good luck on finding cheap airfare!
     
  19. DisneyFirefly

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    Well, most of what I bought was just because I wanted it, like the sweater dress :lmao: I have very few "girly" things to wear, after many years of jeans-and-rock-shirts, so I've been trying to branch out a bit. Still can't wear heels, but oh well. The bike shorts are mainly because of the way that my pirate costume fits me. My butt's rather large, so it rides higher in the back than it does in the front, so I really don't want to be flashing anyone at the party :lmao: My mom and I love the dollar store :goodvibes My toiletries for the trip are all from there as well :teeth:

    We're not, but I thought it'd be cute if we had the colored wands :lmao: I'm going as a pirate one night, a 50's girl another (polka dot skirt, white gym shoes, and a polo shirt), and I haven't decided on the third one yet. I might just wear a Halloween shirt and jeans. I love Sleeping Beauty, though. The art is just fantastic :lovestruc

    The pre-order is still $100. Well, 99.95, but you get the idea :teeth:
     
  20. Nermel9

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    Those glow wands are so cute! I saw them at Target yesterday, I considered getting one, but then I didn't know what I would do with it, so I didn't bother. I might end up going back and getting it anyway...:)

    I'm glad the photopass cd is still $100! I really have to pre-order that before my trip!
     
  21. DisneyFirefly

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    You could use it to answer the door on Halloween! If you can get to Dollar Tree, they have them for $1 a piece :) I'm not sure how much they are at Target, though, so if it's the same, I guess it just depends on where you want to get them :lmao:

    I was really debating with myself about it, but I know I'm not going to take many pictures with myself and I don't like handing my camera to other people, so Photopass seems to be the best option for this trip. I'm definitely going to get it for our 2011 trip, though.
     

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