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Bringing Mom to WDW for MY bday, Sept '09! Day 4 Part 1..AK and Tusker House 12/30!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by disneygirlinnj, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. disneygirlinnj

    disneygirlinnj DIS Veteran

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    Yeah...I'm pretty sure he did it on purpose but oh well. :( What can I do, right? Little by little making my way through my ToDo list...woohooo!

    thank you! :) Hopefully it's a decent camera for mom. I did my research and read a lot reviews but you never really know until you get it in your hand. I totally know what you have to go through to get time off! A bunch of my friends are teachers and they HATE trying to take vacations! It's such a hassle :(
     
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  3. spoonfulofsugr

    spoonfulofsugr The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of man

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    Great PTR and glad you joined in on mine. This is so crazy that I saw you mention these. I discovered them a couple of days ago and have been wanting to use them but not knowing what to use them for. I have decided to use them for our Hidden Mickey contest. Every day the girls will be looking for hidden mickeys. When they find one, they will get a mini moo. Whoever has the most at the end of the day wins a TBD prize. Can't wait to read how your trip went!
     
  4. disneygirlinnj

    disneygirlinnj DIS Veteran

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    Thats such a cute idea! :) You seriously need to publish all of your Disney ideas or start some sort of company that makes fabulous experiences for people :thumbsup2

    I just got mine in the mail yesterday and they're SO CUTE! I have to post a photo of them tonight if I can!
     
  5. spoonfulofsugr

    spoonfulofsugr The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of man

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    That would for sure be my dream. I just don't know what to say my company does haha. Maybe I could just call it Sutedja Creative and provide "creative" advice or something.

    Can't wait to see the moos!
     
  6. disneygirlinnj

    disneygirlinnj DIS Veteran

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    Hey guys! So I've been meaning to post my photos of the camera, moos, bag, etc, etc but I had to drop off my macbook today to get fixed and totally forgot that I won't have the laptop for a few days! :( I should get it back by friday or saturday though so I'll post them then :)
     
  7. jordanyosh

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    I'm willing to wait!:thumbsup2
     
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    I'm NOT!!! You MUST post now!!! ;)
     
  9. disneygirlinnj

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    Hey guys! Quick update here on my todo list. Slowly but surely getting through it and I'm almost done!

    Here are some cameraphone photos of my camera strap and moos. Still don't have my macbook back though :( I'm hoping they call me today to pick it up!

    I'm really happy with how the moos came out!

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    And here's my todo list!


    To Do
    - buy mom camera (with mem card and pouch) - done
    - buy moos - done
    - buy camera strap - done
    - preorder photopass cd - done
    - buy new purse - done
    - download Lou Mongello's Fantasyland album - done
    - request time off work - done
    - buy new phone battery - Done
    - get laptop fixed at apple store :( - done
    - look to see if still have old lime green Mickey heads from 2 years ago - done (and we have a ton! now just have to figure out what to do with them)
    - make sure someone can take our mail in for us - mom asking neighbor
    - download more music and upload to ipod - slowly working on this - done

    - make tip envelopes for mousekeeping - debating on doing
    - go to Harmons and buy travel sized items - went to Target and the one by me has a crapppppy travel aisle! :(
    - figure out how to carry/store tripod (old camping chair bag?)
    - get singles from bank for mousekeeping tips - will do this with last paycheck before trip
    - print out boarding passes

    I can't believe we're 22 Days away! :cool1:
     
  10. jenny105

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    Looks like your to-do list is almost complete! I really like the camera strap; it's cute!
     
  11. scoot241

    scoot241 Geaux Tigers!

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    Strap - :thumbsup2
    Moos (first time I've seen those BTW; pretty cool) - :thumbsup2
    Apple - :mad:

    Call me crazy but I don't make tip envelopes. I just write a note with the pad that's in the room and put the money under it.

    I don't see myself taking my tripod everywhere. In fact I'll probably only take it a couple of nights, so I'm not really worried about how to carry it; I'll just hold it and if that gets aggravating I'll put it under the stroller. Camping chair bag might work though. Or you could just tie one strap from a messenger bag or something to both ends.
     
  12. Chelley00

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    Ohhh, that to-do list is almost all checked off. That's awesome. Mine just keeps getting longer and longer :lmao:
     
  13. stacikristine

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    YAY! Your list is getting more and more completed!! I still have quite a bit to do (or at least it feels like that)... Your MOOS are AWESOME!! :thumbsup2 What a good idea! And your camera strap is great.
     
  14. tarak

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    I love the moos - those are really neat! I might have to try to figure out how to use them for our trip next Dec.

    My flight info didn't print on my ME packet either. We're not checking any luggage for the trip there, so I'm not too worried about that.

    Congrats on getting married! JK - the last time we went to WDW, they had me listed as Master on the reservation. So not only was I the wrong gender, but I was underage as well. I do think they only have one address for us in the system, as opposed to the address for my second cousin once removed who went to WDW in 1982.

    Oh - and I love the camera strap. I'm glad you were able to get a replacement.
     
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    There's a Target with a crappy travel aisle.:headache:
     
  16. DisneyFaeriePrincess

    DisneyFaeriePrincess Chocolate and Mickey, what else could be better.

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    Ooo I like the strap, I'm glad you got the new one! Those moos are so cute! I've never seen them before but a very great idea!
     
  17. disneygirlinnj

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    Thank you! :)

    Thanks Scott! Yeah, I don't think I'm going to make tip envelopes either this trip. I did a few years ago and they were cute and all but this year i can't find ones that stand out to me and aren't that much work!

    I'm going to get the camping chairs that I left at my dads house this weekend and see if one of the smaller bags fits the tripod. Just think it'll be easier then carrying it without anything, even if it is only for a few hours!

    Thank you! I keep adding to the list, sadly! :) But it's staying fairly short!

    Haha, thank you! :)

    OMG I KNOW!!!! it's a brand new Target too! :confused3 I don't get it!

    Thank you! :)
     
  18. disneygirlinnj

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    Guess it's time for an update :)

    I had tried to update earlier and found out that my report had been sent to the Completed section! EEK! A quick PM to the mods though cleared it all up.

    I finally remembered to book the car service this morning for the ride to the airport. Thanks to MyMuse on here, she recommended a company that she uses and so far they were really easy to deal with! Only downfall is that they're coming to pick us up at 5am :( Blah! Early flights suck but then we get to Disney early..yay! I'm just hoping mom doesn't crash early and need sleep when we get there. We have an easy day though that day. Going to check in, relax for a little bit, then head over on the bus to the MK. Not even sure if we're going to go in or just head to the GF for Tea. It depends on the time. I just have to run into MK to activate my park pass so that I can upgrade to the annual pass right away. Then after Tea maybe we'll resort hop for a bit and then dinner at Citricos at 6:30. After dinner I'm sure we'll be tired so we'll either head back or wait until Wishes from the beach at 9. I'm thinking we'll be tired though.

    So here's a quick update on my ToDo List...

    To Do
    - buy mom camera (with mem card and pouch) - done
    - buy moos - done
    - buy camera strap - done
    - preorder photopass cd - done
    - buy new purse - done
    - download Lou Mongello's Fantasyland album - done
    - request time off work - done
    - buy new phone battery - Done
    - get laptop fixed at apple store - done
    - look to see if still have old lime green Mickey heads from 2 years ago - done
    - make sure someone can take our mail in for us - mom asking neighbor
    - download more music and upload to ipod - slowly working on this - done
    - reserve car service - done
    - go to Harmons and buy travel sized items - done/don't need to!

    - figure out how to carry around tripod (old camping chair bag?)
    - get singles from bank for mousekeeping tips - will do this with last paycheck before trip
    - print out boarding passes
    - buy mini umbrellas


    i'm also putting together a master list of things To Do and Not Do in the parks. Yes, that's how bored I am! I'll post later on

    And we're 17 days out!!!! :woohoo::yay::dance3::banana:
     
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    1. I don't know on this one either!!! :scared1: I usually have a backpack with me and it doesn't fit :headache: Why don't they have tripod bags???
    2. The bank folk are going to think you're going to be seeing some strippers I bet :)

    17 days :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
  20. MyMuse

    MyMuse From here...to there!

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    Maybe I can get a referral discount in December! ;)


    I have to figure out what this is! :rotfl:

    Harmons has them. Or, rather, the one by me does. :)

    LOL! I did that in March! It was actually a good exercise for the park plans.


    Yeah You!!!
     
  21. disneygirlinnj

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    Haha...bring on the dancers!!!! :woohoo:


    Hey hey! :) The Lou Mongello's Audio Guides to WDW are either a CD you can purchase or mp3 downloads you can buy (for your ipod, etc) and he goes into detailed history and descriptions of individual lands of the Magic Kingdom. So far he's only created Main St, Adventureland, and Fantasyland and I love them. Main St is one file if I remember correctly and he starts from the very beginning and if you listen to it when you're there, he points out things along the way. The Adventureland and Fantasyland Guides have individual files for each ride, etc.

    Here's the link to his store:
    http://www.wdwradio.com/View-all-products-in-shop.html?category=
     

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